Aug 9 2009 Typhoon forces evacuation of 1 million Chinese

Typhoon Morakot churned toward China forcing the evacuation of nearly 1 million people Sunday, a day after lashing Taiwan with torrential rains that caused the worst flooding on the island in 50 years. [Read more]


Jul 8 2009 Chinese troops flood streets after riots

Thousands of Chinese troops flooded into this city Wednesday to separate feuding ethnic groups after three days of communal violence left 156 people dead, and a senior Communist Party official vowed to execute those guilty of murder in the rioting in western China. [Read more]


Jul 8 2009 Floods Kill 6 in Bangladesh

Heavy rainfall triggered flash flooding that killed at least six people in northeastern Bangladesh Saturday. [Read more]


Jun 5 2009 Professor Peter J Webster Speaks to VOA Bangla Service

In referring to  a recent cyclone Aila  Dr Webster says  that Bangladesh government relies, to a large extent, on the probability model for their weather and flood forecast while India has her own system. [Read more]


Apr 24 2009 Bangladesh Government Announces an Economic Stimulus Package

The government in Bangladesh  on Sunday announced a ‘stimulus package’ of Tk 3,424 crore with blanket coverage of power, agriculture and export sectors to help the national economy weather the fallouts of global recession. [Read more]


Oct 27 2008 Rain washes away 3rd day’s play of 2nd Test

Sports Reporter
The rain washed away the third day play of the second Test of the BRAC Bank Two-Test Series between Bangladesh and New Zealand due to heavy rainfall at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium (SBNS)on Monday.It was raining since morning and it was almost continuing all through the day. Daryl Harper, Asoka De Silva, [...]


Sep 25 2008 14 dead from heavy rain in southwest China

Flash floods and landslides unleashed by heavy rains have killed 14 people in one of the areas hit hardest by the massive May 12 earthquake in China’s Sichuan province, the official Xinhua news agency said. [Read more]


Sep 23 2008 Miners trapped, 4 dead in Philippines typhoon

Four people have been killed and rescuers are searching for 13 miners trapped in a flooded shaft after Typhoon Hagupit hit the northern Philippines, officials said Tuesday. [Read more]


Sep 10 2008 UK to give £75m to face peril of climate change

UNB, London
Bangladesh and the United Kingdom Wednesday made a joint partnership calling for an ambitious international deal on cutting greenhouse gas emissions as London made a fresh pledge of 75 million pounds sterling to Dhaka for combating catastrophic impacts of climate change on livelihood and food security.The money will go on measures such as protecting [...]


Sep 6 2008 Flood Hits Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, many low-lying areas in Dhaka are under floodwater. More areas might be affected by floodwater. [Read more]