Heavy rain disrupts coastal life in Khulna

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A large pothole has appeared on the Koyra-18-mile main road due to heavy rain on Thursday, July 29, 2021Dhaka Tribune Ten houses have collapsed and disappeared in Kopotakkho River due to heavy rain Many low lying areas of Khulna’s Koyra and Paikgachha upazilas are now inundated due to incessant rain for the past two days. […]

Poachers prowl into Sundarbans for tigers as smugglers make lucrative offers

Poachers prowl into Sundarbans for tigers as smugglers make lucrative offers

The Rapid Action Battalion and the Forest Department arrested a smuggler with the hide of a Royal Bengal Tiger, which was hunted in the Sundarbans, in January. After less than three months, four pieces of tiger bones were seized from two foreign nationals at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. Bangladesh is observing the Global Tiger […]

Khulna braces for shortage of sacrificial animals ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

According to officials some 26 cattle markets will be set up in the district ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha Dhaka Tribune According to the local Fisheries and Livestock offices, some 47,789 cattle are available for slaughter this year in 5,212 farms across the district as against a demand of 75,000 cattle Khulna district is bracing for […]

ICT-based initiatives playing roles to combat Covid-19 in Khulna

A unique cybernetic system, developed by the Khulna District Administration, is playing a vital role in combating corona virus (Covid-19) in Khulna. “Keeping pace with the whole country, we’ve taken various information and communication technology (ICT)-based initiatives to prevent the lethal virus,” Khulna deputy commissioner (DC) Md Helal Hossain told BSS recently. He said the […]

Cyclone Yaas: Coastal Khulna suffers losses worth 60C

Tidal surges triggered by the cyclone Yaas have affected lives and properties in Dacope upazila of coastal Khulna Dhaka Tribune More than 50 villages were inundated in four unions of Koyra upazila, making it the worst affected area in the region Tidal surges and strong winds triggered by the cyclone Yaas have damaged around 100km […]

A year after Cyclone Amphan, for some survivors ‘there is nothing’

A year after Cyclone Amphan, for some survivors 'there is nothing'

Today, with his home ruined and much of his land vanished or still flood-threatened, he is living with his family in a shack on a raised embankment near his former home in Hajatkhali, in southwest Bangladesh’s Khulna district. “At one time I had everything. I used to make a living by working agriculture on my […]

Heavy showers, swelling rivers inundate coastal areas of Satkhira

Tidal surges overflowed an embankment and flooded several villages in Gabura union under Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira on Tuesday afternoon Focus Bangla However, no one has taken shelter at the cyclone centres till Wednesday morning despite repeated appeals by the local administration Low-lying areas of the Burigoalini union in Satkhira’s Shyamnagar upazila continue to be […]

Khulna sees poor rainfall in two decades

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The Khulna region has not seen any rainfall in the last seven months. In some areas, not a drop of rain has fallen. Boro and watermelon fields lie scorched due to the drought and glaring summer sun, leaving farmers depressed about yields. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Thousands of […]

Khulna Division’s Water Crisis: Dearth now in all 10 districts

The crisis of pure drinking water is deepening in Khulna division as the underground water level has also gone down in five previously unaffected districts, say experts. Of the 10 districts in Khulna division, this crisis has been going on for several years in five districts — Khulna, Narail, Bagerhat, Jashore, and Satkhira. But the […]