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COP26: Bangladesh slams developed nations for decades of climate ’empty pledges’

Sheikh Hasina

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has come down heavily on the developed nations for climate “empty pledges” in the past decades. Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina She also made a plea to the world leaders to turn pledges into action. “If western leaders listen, engage and act decisively on what science demands of them, there is still time to make ...

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Over 200 die after weeks of flooding, landslides in South Asia

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Weeks of severe flooding and landslides across Nepal, India and Bangladesh on Monday, July 20, 2020 left more than 200 dead, with high waters continuing to threaten communities. Millions of people have been affected by flooding in India, Bangladesh and Nepal According to Nepal’s National Disaster Agency, in Nepal, the natural disasters triggered by heavy monsoon rainfall have killed 114 ...

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Groups flay Bangladeshi coal power plant accident

Matarbari Coal Power Plant

The Matarbari Coal Power Plant in Bangladesh funded by The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)  came under fire from civil society organisations this week for alleged unsafe working practices resulting in the death and serious injury of several workers. Impression of Matarbari Coal Power Plant in Bangladesh Authorities are continuing the construction work of Matarbari coal-fired power plant in Cox’s ...

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Death toll 95 as India, Bangladesh clean up after devastating cyclone

Cyclone Amphan

Authorities in eastern India and Bangladesh on Friday were struggling to restore road links, communication lines and electricity after a devastating cyclone in which no fewer than 95 people were killed. An aerial view shows flooded houses after a dam broke following the landfall of cyclone Amphan in Shyamnagar on May 21, 2020. Numerous people died as the fiercest cyclone ...

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Cyclone Amphan lashes Bangladesh, killing 16

Cyclone Amphan

At least 16 people were killed as Cyclone Amphan slammed the Bangladesh coastlines after making landfall in the country onthe night of Wednesday, May 20, 2020, an official said on Thursday. Locals flee their homes to avoid the super cyclone Ayesha Akhter, Assistant Director at the Health Emergency Operations Centre, told Xinhua that the cyclone killed 16 people in about ...

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Indian, Bangladeshi Cyclone Amphan concern amidst coronavirus lockdown

Cyclone Amphan

As Cyclone Amphan makes landfall in India and Bangladesh around 16:00 local time on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, it is expected to bring heavy winds and severe flooding that threatens lives and property. Locals flee their homes to avoid the super cyclone Preparations are in place to shelter large numbers of people even as both countries grapple with the coronavirus ...

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Study links deaths in Bangladeshi children to agriculture chemicals

Bangladeshi children

Excessive and improper applications of insecticides and other agriculture chemicals in local fruit orchards may have triggered an outbreak of  acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), a condition often associated with deadly inflammation of the brain, that killed 13 children in a rural Bangladesh community in 2012, according to a new study published online on Monday, July 24, 2017 in the American Journal ...

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Campaigners flay violent crackdown on Bangladesh coal protesters

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Activists have condemned Monday’s deadly police crackdown on villagers protesting coal plant construction in Bangladesh. Officials say that at least four people died when police opened fire on an unarmed crowd in Gandamara, a small coastal town in Bangladesh, where 500 villagers had gathered to oppose two new Chinese-funded coal projects. Thousands of Bangladeshis had marched from the country’s capital, ...

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Bangladesh may ban mercury dental amalgam

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Bangladesh Dental Society (BDS) and Environment and Social Development Organisation (ESDO) have urged the government to create policies in order to ban mercury dental amalgam in the country by 2016. Syed Marghub Murshed, former Secretary of Government of Bangladesh and Chairperson of ESDO and Dr. Humayun Kabir Bulbul, the newly elected President of BDS, made the demand in a meeting ...

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