4 ‘deer poachers’ held in Sundarbans

4 ‘deer poachers’ held in Sundarbans

Forest Department officials on Saturday night detained four suspected deer poachers  from Kochikhali Shukpara area in Sharankhola upazila of Bagerhat district under Sundarbans East Department. The arrestees are- Julhas Hawlader, 32, from Kathaltali village in Patharghata upazila of Barguna district, Rimon Hawlader, 19, from the same village, Jewel Hawlader, 25, and Sohag Hawlader, 24, from […]

Nonstop rain over 4 days damages crops worth Tk 5.6 crore in Bagerhat

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Four days of nonstop rain has wreaked havoc on croplands, seedbeds, Aman paddy, vegetables, betel leaf and other crops in Bagerhat. Farmers of the affected areas have lost crops worth Tk 5,65,08,000, according to the Department of Agriculture, reports our correspondent. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Heavy rains and […]

Poachers prowl into Sundarbans for tigers as smugglers make lucrative offers

Poachers prowl into Sundarbans for tigers as smugglers make lucrative offers

The Rapid Action Battalion and the Forest Department arrested a smuggler with the hide of a Royal Bengal Tiger, which was hunted in the Sundarbans, in January. After less than three months, four pieces of tiger bones were seized from two foreign nationals at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. Bangladesh is observing the Global Tiger […]

2 pythons rescued in Pirojpur, Bagerhat

2 pythons rescued in Pirojpur, Bagerhat

Locals rescued two pythons, a species of large non-venomous snakes, in Pirojpur’s Mathbaria and Bagerhat’s Sharankhola upazilas. Sources said, a 10-feet long python was found in fishing net of a local fisherman in Paholan village of Sharankhola upazila this noon (July 2). It weighs 12 kilogramme. Besides, another python was found in Ulubunia area of […]

Can shrimp farmers recover from Amphan-Yaas double blow?

Can shrimp farmers recover from Amphan-Yaas double blow?

Till even the start of 2020, farming of freshwater shrimp, otherwise known as ‘white gold’ among Bangladeshis for its lucrative export value,  and the newer addition of crab farming in the same ponds and enclosures as the shrimp combined to paint a very optimistic future for the sector, with the promise of ample export earnings […]

A year after Cyclone Amphan, for some survivors ‘there is nothing’

A year after Cyclone Amphan, for some survivors 'there is nothing'

Today, with his home ruined and much of his land vanished or still flood-threatened, he is living with his family in a shack on a raised embankment near his former home in Hajatkhali, in southwest Bangladesh’s Khulna district. “At one time I had everything. I used to make a living by working agriculture on my […]

Cyclone Yaas: Rivers swell in Bagerhat, 344 cyclone centres ready

Water level has increased in different rivers of Bagerhat and has inundated low-lying areas due to strong winds and tide as severe cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ is lying over northwest Bay and adjoining areas. Biswajit Vaidya, executive engineer of the Bagerhat Water Development Board, said the water level in various rivers has risen by 1.5 feet. […]

Influx of intra district migrants in search of life

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Seasonal migrant workers are going to work in the brickfields of Jessore district as day-labourers from Bhasandal village under the Gulishakhali union in Morrelganj Upazila, Bagerhat. Courtesy Influx of intra district migrants in search of life I have been living in Dhaka since my birth. My family migrated to Dhaka from a small city in […]