The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
Bangladesh Says 31 Bodies from Burma Found along Coast
A ship is seen from the shore of the Bay of Bengal before Cyclone Mahasen approaches in Chittagong, Bangladesh, on May 16, 2013.
Sunday May 19
Bangladesh, Myanmar relieved as cyclone fizzles A once-fearsome...
A once-fearsome cyclone that was threatening Bangladesh and Myanmar dissipated quickly, causing some deaths but largely relieving authorities who had told more than 1 million people to leave vulnerable coastal areas in preparation for a far worse storm.
Sunday May 19
As rain from cyclone falls, Myanmar minority stay A cyclone only a...
A cyclone only a day away carries wind and rain that could become deadly. But in dozens of refugee camps that spatter Myanmar's western coast, the order to evacuate ahead of the storm was met with widespread refusal.
Sat May 18, 2013
BGMEA-CDA begin joint inspection of Chittagong RMG units
The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association and Chittagong Development Authority have started joint inspection of readymade garment manufacturing units in Chittagong region.
Fri May 17, 2013
Bangladeshi Red Crescent Society members announce evacuation orders
Calm before storm: People gather at a beach to watch the sea while cyclone Mahasen heads towards landfall in Chittagong.
Millions escape brunt of Cyclone Mahasan
Millions of people across south and south-east Asia have been spared the horrors of a devastating cyclone after a storm working its away up the Bay of Bengal first weakened and then broke up when it struck land.
UN helping Bangladesh, Myanmar prepare for Mahasen
New York, May 16 : United Nations aid agencies are working with the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar to prepare for Tropical Cyclone Mahasen, which is expected to make landfall within the next 24 to 36 hours, possibly threatening millions of people across the region.
Thu May 16, 2013
Meghalaya puts on weather alert due to Cyclone Mahasen
Shillong, May 16 : Meghalaya has been put on alert following the Mahasen Cyclone warning, even as IMD bulletin has indicated that Meghalaya may not be directly affected by the cyclone, an official said today.
Cyclonic storm 'Mahasen' intensifies, Odisha govt alerts coastal distts
Bhubaneswar, May 15 : Cyclonic storm 'Mahasen' over West central Bay of Bengal has moved North-Northeastwards and lay centred at about 430 km South-Southeast of Paradeep today.
NASA sees heavy rainfall as Cyclone Mahasen made landfall
When NASA's TRMM satellite passed over Cyclone Mahasen on May 16 at 04:06 UTC , the TRMM Microwave imager showed the heaviest rainfall was occurring in a band... NASA's TRMM satellite identified areas of heavy rainfall as Cyclone Mahasen made landfall today, May 16, in southern Bangladesh.
Cyclone lashes Bangladesh coast, displaces thousands
Tropical Cyclone Mahasen lashed the coast of Bangladesh with heavy rain Thursday, bringing the risk of flooding and landslides to densely populated, low-lying communities.
International Business Times
4 Killed as Cyclone Mahasen Strikes Bangladesh, High Alert Issued in Assam, Myanmar
The powerful cyclonic storm Mahasen finally hit Bangaldesh's Patuakhali district on Thursday morning, creating havoc with heavy showers and strong winds lashing at a speed of 100 kmph.
Wed May 15, 2013
Bangladesh evacuates one million ahead of storm
Dhaka, May 15 : Bangladesh Wednesday ordered the evacuation of about one million people from its coastline as the cyclonic storm "Mahasen" in the Bay of Bengal was poised to cross the country's southern coast early Thursday.
Bangladesh Prepares for Mahasen
SPECIALIST response teams have been deployed to at-risk areas of Bangladesh, ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Mahasen reports children's charity Plan International.
The London Free Press
Walmart checks Bangladesh factories; retailer accord elusive
A woman with a full shopping cart heads to the checkout at a Wal-Mart Store in Chicago in this file photo taken November 23, 2012.
World Vision prepares communities for Tropical Cyclone Mahasen
The cyclone's current path anticipates landfall in Bangladesh this Friday. The highest impact, tidal surge and rainfall predictions are predicted to hit Chittagong and Cox Bazaar areas in Bangladesh but could also threaten at least 8.2 million people, many of them children, living along the coastlines of northeast India.
Distrustful Rohingya resist cyclone evacuation
This image provided by the Naval Research Lab shows tropical cyclone Mahasen taken Wednesday May 15, 2013 at 0600 GMT.
Voice of America
Bangladesh, Burma Prepare for Cyclone
Bangladeshi fishermen tie up their vessels in the harbor of Chittagong during preparations for the expected arrival of Cyclone Mahasen, May 15, 2013.
Tue May 14, 2013
Gap, Wal-Mart among Bangladesh fire safety holdouts
Wal-Mart and the Gap have yet to join retailers like H&M and Zara in signing a legally binding fire and building safety agreement to ensure safer working conditions in Bangladesh's garment factories.
Cyclone moves westwards, lay centred 650 km southeast of Chennai
Hyderabad, May 13 : The cyclonic storm 'MAHASEN' over southeast Bay of Bengal moved westwards with a speed of about 10 kmph during past six hours and lay centred at 1730 hrs this evening near latitude 12.00 N and longitude 86.00 E, about 800 km northwest of Car Nicobar, 650 km northeast of Trincomalee, 650 km east-southeast of Chennai and 1280 km ... (more)