Rangamati, Chittagong, Bandarban, Cox’s Bazar and Khagrachhari have been hit by landslide. At least 152 people including several officers and members of the army have been killed in landslides triggered by torrential rain in Rangamati, Bandarban, Chittagong, Khagrachhari and Cox’s Bazar districts. As of 2:22pm on Thursday, 110 people were reported dead in Rangamati alone. Several army officers and soldiers are among the victims of the landslides in the district. Bodies of four other members of the army–Major Mohammad Mahfuzul Haq, Captain Md Tanvir Salam Shanto, Corporal Mohammad Azizul Haq...
Bangladesh has moved to evacuate nearly one million people from low-lying areas as a powerful tropical cyclone pounds the country's southern coastline. At least six people have died since the cyclone, dubbed Mora, made landfall early Tuesday morning between the cities of Chittagong and Cox's Bazar and is heading north. Most of those killed were struck by fallen trees. No more deaths were expected as the worst had passed. Residents were seeking shelter in schools and other safe buildings in 17 coastal districts. Medical teams have been formed and doctors and nurses have had their leave...
Sunamganj’s Shanir Haor is the latest backswamp to be hit by flash floods caused by heavy rains. The embankment around the water body in the district's Tahirpur Upazila was breached on early Sunday in three locations inundating the Boro crops as the harvesting season nears. "Locals have been making efforts to keep the dam intact for the last 20 days as heavy rains and flash floods continued," said Upazila Chairman Md Kamruzzaman. "But water started entering early Sunday after the dam was breached in at least three locations. The Boro crop, which would have been harvested in a few weeks’ time...
Training …… Training …… Training Disaster Research Training and Management Centre of the University of Dhaka is going to organize a TWO DAY long Training Program on “QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT: APPLICATION OF NVivo” on 26-27 May (Friday and Saturday) 2017. People working with disaster in different organizations (GO, NGO, Autonomous body), students, teachers, researchers are eligible to participate in this training program. Interested incumbents are welcome to be registered as participant. Registration Point Md. Raisul Islam Research Officer of...
Training …… Training …… Training Disaster Research Training and Management Centre of the University of Dhaka is going to organize a TWO DAY long Training Program on “QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT: APPLICATION OF NVivo” on 26-27 May (Friday and Saturday) 2017. People working with disaster in different organizations (GO, NGO, Autonomous body), students, teachers, researchers are eligible to participate in this training program. Interested incumbents are welcome to be registered as participant. Registration Point Md. Raisul Islam Research Officer of...
Training on Qualitative Research Methodology in Disaster Management: Application of NVivo Disaster Research Training and Management Centre (DRTMC), had 2nd time organized Two day long Training Program on “Qualitative Research Methodology in Disaster Management: Application of NVivo” in Professor Dr. M Aminul Islam Memorial Resource Room (Room No: 223) and GIS lab-2 of Department of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka. Key resource person was Dr. S M Zobaidul Kabir, Director (Training), Bangladesh Ansar and VDP Academy, Ministry of Home Affairs also author of “Evaluating...
The powerful earthquake hit 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) southeast of Norcia at 3:36 a.m. (9:36 p.m. Tuesday ET). Italy's Civil Protection agency said of the people killed in the quake, at least 53 of them were in the town of Amatrice, and at least 100 people were injured. Other fatalities were reported in the nearby towns of Accumoli and Arquata del Tronto. More than 1,000 people have been displaced by the quake, and the Civil Protection agency said no residents will be allowed to sleep in the devastated town of Amatrice Wednesday night. "Right now we feel terrible pain," Italian Prime...
Flood situation has deteriorated in different districts as fresh areas, rail tracks and educational institutions have got inundated, badly disrupting normal life. Rail communications between Jamalpur and Dewanganj have remained suspended since Friday afternoon as rail tracks have submerged. Besides, ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia and Shimulia-Kaorakandi routes have been seriously hampered, affecting communications between the capital and the southern districts. So far 14 people have died and over 3.4 lakh families in 309 unions of 59 upazilas under 16 districts have been affected amid...

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