Dhaka: 9:03 PM, Wed, 18 Oct, 2017

1000 tortoises seized in city

Staff Correspondent: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel seized different species of 1,000 tortoises from Ashkona in capital on Thursday afternoon.

India loses 41 tigers in 7 months

Risingbd Desk: The country lost close to 41 tigers from January until August 9 this year, similar to the count in the same period in 2014, reveals fresh data from National Tiger Conservation Authority and TRAFFIC-India, the wildlife trade monitoring network.

Fears for tribes, forests as India eyes Andaman expansion

Risingbd Desk: Bollywood music blares from a line of food stalls serving tourists outside the entrance to a thickly-forested tribal reserve on India`s far-flung Andaman and Nicobar islands.

Tuvalu PM begs for help to stop his country disappearing

Risingbd Desk: The prime minister of the world’s fourth smallest nation has appealed for help from European leaders to stop it disappearing from the face of the Earth.

Depression over bay: Cautionary signal 3 for seaports

Staff Correspondent, Chittagong: The well marked low over west central bay and adjoining north west bay moved slightly north-northwestwards and concentrated into a depression over north west bay and adjoining west central bay and was centered on Saturday night, a Met office bulletin said.


Earth `entering new extinction phase`

Risingbd Desk: The Earth has entered a new period of extinction, a study by three US universities has concluded, and humans could be among the first casualties.

Rainy season starts with first day of Ashar

Desk Report: Today is the first day of the Bengali month of Ashar. After a long spell of hot weather, the rainy season starts with the month of Ashar with showers to cool the earth.

Monsoon arrives in Kerala

Risingbd Desk: Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam areas of the state Kerala of India reportedly received heavy rainfall since morning.

Protect environment to cherish 7 billion dreams

Aminul Islam: World Environment Day is observed each year on June 5. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.

18-member taskforce to protect forest resources

Staff Correspondent: In a bid to protect the country`s forest resources, an 18-member taskforce headed by Environment and Forests Minister, Anwar Hossain Manju, has been formed on Thursday.

Equality, dignity based partnership demanded

Staff Correspondent: Bangladeshi national NGOs (Non-Government Organisations) demanded equality and dignity based partnership for sustainable capacity in disaster risk reduction and response.

‘70pc of Everest glacier may be lost by 2100’

Risingbd Desk: Over 70 per cent of the glacier volume in the Mount Everest region in the Himalayas could be lost in 85 years if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, a new paper suggests. It also indicates more flood risk in the future in the Kosi river downstream from Nepal to India.

India set to become water scarce country by 2025

Risingbd Desk: Although India is set to become water scarce country by 2025 due to demand-supply mis-match, the water sector is expected to see investment of USD 13 billion from overseas players in the next few years, a new study has said.

Mild heat wave sweeping country

Staff Correspondent: A mild heat wave is sweeping over different parts of the country.

Monsoon may hit Kerala by May-end

Risingbd Desk: After standing still for five days over the Andamans, the southwest monsoon advanced on Thursday to cover the entire island chain and weather department said rains would hit Kerala by May-end.

EC starts dialogue with AL

Staff Correspondent: As part of the ongoing dialogues, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda is holding a meeting with a delegation of Awami League (AL) over holding the next general election in a credible manner.

Mila files case against her husband's family

Staff Correspondent: Popular pop singer Tasbiha Binte Shahid Mila, commonly known as Mila Islam, has filed a defamation case against her husband Parvez Sanjari's family.