Brahman-breed cows: Writ filed seeking their release

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The import of Brahman-breed cows is not legal in the country, says a deputy commissioner  A writ petition was filed with the High Court seeking the release of 18 imported Brahman-breed cows seized by customs officials at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on July 5. Barrister Mehedi Hasan filed the petition on behalf of Imran Hossain, […]

Salt and pollution hit fish breeding grounds on Halda River | The Third Pole

A sluice gate at the mouth of a canal connected to the Halda River

Sixty-year-old Sunil Das has spent his entire life on the Halda, a river in southeast Bangladesh known as a key breeding place for carp. Until 2010, Das and around 2,000 others worked as fishers along the 98-kilometre-long river. After overfishing forced the government to declare the river a permanent sanctuary in 2020, the fishers were […]

Death toll in Turkey wildfires rises to eight, coastal resorts affected

Locals try to extinguish a wildfire near the town of Manavgat, east of the resort city of Antalya, Turkey, July 31, 2021. REUTERS/Kaan Soyturk

Two more people died on Sunday due to wildfires in the southern town of Manavgat, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said, adding that 10 others were receiving treatment in hospital in the area. Most of more than 100 blazes that erupted in Turkey in the last five days have been contained, authorities said. However, fires were […]

EU Delegation launches ‘Climate Adaptation Campaign’ in Bangladesh

The European Union Delegation to Bangladesh has started the “Climate Adaptation Campaign” on its social media. As part of the “European Green Deal”, the European Commission published a new and ambitious adaptation strategy on February 24 which aims to make the EU not only climate-neutral but also a climate-resilient society by 2050, said a press […]

Crab exports to China begin after nine-month gap

Published: July 31, 2021 16:09:47 Bangladesh has restarted the export of crabs to China, its biggest market, after a pause of nine months amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Exports resumed last month after the country fulfilled some conditions set by China over quality control and the use of false certificates, said Niaz Uddin, deputy director […]

Barbet | The Daily Star

Barbet | The Daily Star

Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:00 AM Coppersmith Barbet, National Botanical Garden, Dhaka. Photo: Ihtisham kabir “> Coppersmith Barbet, National Botanical Garden, Dhaka. Photo: Ihtisham kabir It was hypnotic: a persistent tunk-tunk-tunk sound with a muted texture, like a blacksmith tapping a metal pot with a hammer, its rhythm precise as a metronome. I became aware […]

Bangladesh resumes crab exports to China after 9-month pandemic hiatus

Bangladesh resumes crab exports to China after 9-month pandemic hiatus

Exports resumed on Jun 2 after the country fulfilled some conditions set by China over quality control and the use of false certificates, said Niaz Uddin, deputy director of the Department of Fisheries. China enlisted five new companies for trade and already 34 consignments of crab and Asian swamp eels have been exported, he said. […]

Cryptocurrency trading not allowed: BB

Bangladesh Bank once again said yesterday that it does not allow holding or trading of any kind of virtual coin or cryptocurrency in the country. The central bank’s announcement came as confusion built up after it sent a letter to the Criminal Investigation Department of the police that trading of cryptocurrencies cannot be considered a […]

Thousands marooned in coastal areas seek aid

Thousands marooned in coastal areas seek aid

A total of 28 government-built houses were handed over to the homeless near the coastal embankment road east of Moulvibazar in Hnila union, which have now all been flooded Dhaka Tribune Fish, crab farms washed away in Khulna, Bagerhat The authorities are working to increase support for the flood-affected people of the coastal districts, mainly […]