Kashmir forest dwellers look to long-delayed law to stop evictions

Kashmir to enact India

Last month, the forest department of the Indian-administered territory published a list of about 63,000 people it says are living and farming illegally on a total of 15,000 hectares (37,000 acres) of forest land. Now the tribal communities living in the region’s forests are looking for protection under India’s Forest Rights Act (FRA) of 2006, […]

Rising freight costs have become another headache

The rise in freight rates though is not random; it is simply economics at play The rising freight costs are adding more salt to the wounds of the country’s apparel exporters, who are already hit with shrinking work orders and soaring raw material prices. What cost $2,000 in October now cost $4,600, according to Fazlee […]

Russia still main market for Turkish fruits and vegetables in 2020

Russia still main market for Turkish fruits and vegetables in 2020

According to the Head of the Association of Exporters of Vegetables and Fruits of Istanbul, Melisa Tokgez Mutlu, Turkey has set a new record in the exports of fresh vegetables and fruits in 2020. Mutlu asserts that the agricultural sector was one of the economic areas that felt the least damage from the pandemic. “Exports […]

Govt, WB launch feasibility study on environment conservation project

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FE Online Report | Published: January 14, 2021 18:49:55 | Updated: January 14, 2021 20:41:53 Bangladesh government in collaboration with the World Bank has initiated a feasibility study on the largest environmental conservation project ever in the country aiming to make a difference in the quality of the environment. The Bangladesh Environmental Sustainability and Transformation […]

New landslide early warning system to be used in Bangladesh

The new system will notify people who live in danger areas up to five days in advance An innovative landslide early warning system will be deployed in Bangladesh for the first time in an important step in disaster risk management for the country. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in partnership […]

WWF: Forest loss ‘hotspots’ bigger than Germany

Dead trees pile up as a forest is cleared to make way for the construction of a public housing estate in Singapore January 6, 2021 Reuters Just 29 sites across South America, Africa and South East Asia responsible for more than half of the global forest loss, says the conservation organization More than 43 million […]

Villagers in fear of tigers in Bagerhat

Tiger’s paw marks at Dakkhin Razapur in Shorankhola upazila of Bagerhat Dhaka Tribune Some locals claimed to have seen the tiger or its paw prints in the village Villagers at Dakkhin Razapur in Shorankhola upazila of Bagerhat district are in fear over rumours of a wild tiger on the prowl.Some locals claimed to have seen […]

Man Utd to host Liverpool in FA Cup fourth round

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Liverpool’s Trent Alexander Arnold in action The two old rivals meet in the cup for the first time since Kuyt scored a winner as Liverpool beat United 2-1 in January 2012 Manchester United will host Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup after the two arch rivals were […]

Tiger scare grips Sharankhola villagers

Tiger scare grips Sharankhola villagers

Fear has gripped the residents of a number of villages at Dakkhin Razapur in Shorankhola upazila of Bagerhat district as the footprints of a tiger was found in their locality. Locals said the presence of tigers in the locality is rare but sometimes they enter the villages in search of food. They spotted the footprints […]