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Death toll in Bangladesh floods crosses 100

With seven more people dying in the last 24 hours, the death toll in Bangladesh’s floods has risen to 102, authorities said on Sunday. According to a daily flood report by the health directorate, the casualties were reported in 11 of 28…

Four million people hit by floods in Bangladesh: UN

As floodwater recedes in most areas, thousands of people now face shortages of food and other essential items. Using a plastic dustpan, Kolpona Akter is busy sloughing water out of her home in Shahjalal Upasahar, a lower-income…

Matarbari power plant may kill 14,000 people

A Greenpeace report has warned that a coal-fired power plant funded by Japan in Bangladesh threatened a vast environmental disaster which became a major concern for the locals, despite the project’s benefits. The Matarbari power plant in…

Elderly people in Bangladesh need more support

Faridpur /Bangladesh - Elderly people in Bangladesh are not getting the protection they need as their numbers grow in the country. Bangladesh has about 15 million people aged 60 and above; by 2050, their number will increase to 36…

Roof Gardening is a hobby and means of earning

Bogura/ Dhaka, Bangladesh - Rooftop gardening, as a hobby in Bangladesh, is an alternative way to meet the demand for plantation mainly in cities as the amount of usable land currently is decreasing in the country. Roof gardeners from…