Sundarbans to expand as govt focuses on preserving biodiversity, says Hasina

Sundarbans to expand as govt focuses on preserving biodiversity, says Hasina

According to a camera trap survey, the tiger population in the forest also increased to 114 from 106 between 2015 and 2018, she told parliament on Wednesday. Highlighting the government’s initiative to expand the forest area by creating artificial mangroves, Hasina said, “We focus on not damaging the Sundarbans and its biodiversity when taking any […]

PM Hasina: Size of Sundarbans, number of tigers increasing

File photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) from Ganabhaban through a videoconference on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Focus Bangla Government has taken many initiatives, including increasing the manpower, to protect the forest, says the premier The size of the Sundarbans is expanding and […]

Tangail Sal Forest: Two-thirds gone as greed at play

The Sal Forest in Tangail is shrinking fast as mindless grabbing and tree felling continue, threatening the existence of this natural treasure and pushing its flora and fauna towards extinction. While foresters and locals keep playing the blame game for the destruction of a major forest, almost two-thirds or around 80,000 acres of it has […]

Indonesian police investigate death of critic who died during flight

Published: June 15, 2021 11:00:33 | Updated: June 15, 2021 15:27:54 Indonesian police are looking into the sudden death of an official who fought against a controversial gold mine, following calls for an investigation. Helmud Hontong, deputy regent of Indonesia’s remote Sangihe islands, died during a flight last Wednesday. Rights groups say his death falls […]



health Often dubbed as the ‘king of fruits’, mangoes are finally here to make the summer season sweeter. For all the cribbing we do about the heat and sweat that come with summer, the juicy sweet mangoes compensate for it all. It’s a rich fruit with exclusive flavour, aroma and taste, which makes it the […]

Exploring the world of exotic fruits

Most people unfortunately fail to consume the two recommended servings of fruits a day. Even if your daily midday summer treat consists of your favourite fruit, rarely will that provide you with all the health benefits a balanced fruit intake has to offer. Thankfully, various online merchants are there to bring the world of exotic […]

B’desh re-elected as member of ILO governing body

Dhaka, June 15 (IANS) Bangladesh has been re-elected as a deputy member of the governing body of the International Labor Organization (ILO) from the Asia-Pacific region for the 2021-2024 term. The election was virtually held in Geneva during the ongoing 109th International Labor Conference, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka said in a statement […]

Indian football coach’s philosophy is bearing fruit: Afghan defender Amiri

Doha, June 14 (IANS) India’s chief football coach Igor Stimac has implemented a “philosophy of playing differently” and the change in strategy is bearing fruit, Afghanistan defender Haroon Amiri has said. Amiri, a former captain, was referring to the Indian team’s performance in the combined World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers here. […]

Laws there, but not commitment

The government needs to show its commitment in conserving the country’s environment and restoring its ecosystem, speakers said at an online discussion yesterday. Though there is a sufficient number of relevant laws, policies, and rules regarding environment conservation, they need to be enforced effectively, the speakers said. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s […]

CGPSC Forest Service Admit Card 2021 India

CGPSC Forest Ranger Admit Card 2021 @ | Assistant Forest Guard Exam Date (Postponed): Here is the information to the aspirants who had applied for CGPSC Forest Service Combined Exam (Forest Ranger, Assistant Forest Guard) posts. The higher officials will conduct the CGPSC Forest Service Exam in July 2021 (tentative). Therefore, candidates need to […]