Three madrasa girls missing | The Daily Star

Three residential students of a madrasa in Jamalpur’s Islampur upazila have remained missing for the last two days. The victims are Mim Akter, 9, Surya Bhanu, 10, and Monira Khatun, 11, all second graders of Darul Taqwa Mahila Qawmi Madrasa. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Police suspended all activities […]

Rohingya Refugees Missing, Feared Drowned After Boat Capsizes off Bangladesh Island

Rohingya Refugees Missing, Feared Drowned After Boat Capsizes off Bangladesh Island

Some two dozen Rohingya refugees were missing and feared to have drowned after their boat capsized in bad weather as they tried to flee from their confinement on a remote Bangladeshi island, local authorities and U.N. officials said Sunday.   Coast-guard and navy teams were searching Bay of Bengal waters for at least 26 Rohingya who […]

The missing piece of new biodiversity goals? Agricultural landscapes

Elephants at dusk in Uttarakhand, India. Bernard Dupont, Flickr

The northeast reaches of India are home to wild elephants, who have long followed roaming patterns that cross the borders between the subcontinent, Nepal, and sometimes onward into Bhutan and Bangladesh. But as humans have increasingly developed this region, the elephants’ pathways have become interrupted by the expansion of agriculture and other human interventions in […]

New 11-Country Report Reveals African Farmers Missing out on AgriTech Innovations that Could Supercharge the Sector with Opportunities for Youth | Africanews

Heifer International

While there are a wide range of agritech innovations that could propel African farmers to profitability, only 23% of youth engaged in agriculture are using any form of agricultural technology-noting a lack of financing and training, according to a new 11-country survey by Heifer International ( The report, “The Future of Africa’s Agriculture: An Assessment […]

Landslides kill 36 in India, dozens missing

Landslides kill 36 in India, dozens missing

Thirty-six people have been killed in landslides caused by monsoon rains in western India, authorities said Friday. As many as 40 others were missing after the three separate landslides on Thursday evening in the Raigad district of Maharashtra state, south of India’s financial capital Mumbai. “At least 35 to 40 people are still trapped, we […]

Hundreds considered missing in Europe floods are safe

Published: July 20, 2021 10:48:09 European authorities have revised down the number of people missing as waters receded after devastating flooding in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland last week, even as the death toll continues to rise. More than 700 people who were considered missing after the heavy floods ripped buildings from their foundations, […]

Over 60 dead, dozens missing as severe floods strike Europe

Over 60 dead, dozens missing as severe floods strike Europe

More than 60 people have died and dozens were missing Thursday as severe flooding in Germany and Belgium turned streams and streets into raging torrents that swept away cars and caused houses to collapse. Among those killed were nine residents of an assisted living facility for people with disabilities and two firefighters involved in rescue […]

19 missing in Japan landslide after heavy rain

Much of Japan is currently in its rainy season, which often causes floods and landslides AFP Over 200 people were killed in floods in western Japan in 2018, and last year dozens more died A huge landslide swept away homes and left 19 people missing at a popular resort town in central Japan on Saturday […]

89 still missing at sea after cyclone slams into India

This handout photograph taken on May 18, 2021 and released by the Indian Navy shows stranded workers from a barge, which had gone adrift amidst heavy rain and strong winds due to Cyclone Tauktae, being airlifted by naval personnel on an Indian Navy Seaking helicopterduring an evacuation operation, in the Arabian sea AFP The deadly […]

At least 27 killed, dozens still missing

At least 27 people were dead and almost 100 missing yesterday after a monster cyclone slammed India, compounding the country’s woes as it recorded a new record number of coronavirus deaths in 24 hours.  The colossal swirling system dubbed Cyclone Tauktae is the latest in what experts say is a growing number of increasingly severe […]