Bapa calls for making Sundarbans a tiger habitat

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Tigers will only survive if the Sundarbans survives, says Sultana Kamal Green activists have called on the authorities to make the Sundarbans suitable for the habitation of tigers. They shared their stories on tigers and the Sundarbans which reflected the locals’ love and respect for the mangrove forest and its inhabitants, according to a press […]

Neglect of Bangladesh lockdown rules raises alarm

FE REPORT | Published: July 30, 2021 08:34:27 | Updated: July 30, 2021 18:45:10 Although a shocking surge of highly infectious and deadly Covid-19 virus continues, people’s carelessness towards lockdown rules has gradually been increasing. Healthcare professionals fear that the pandemic situation may go out of control for such recklessness on part of a good […]

ACI director Najma Dowla no more

Najma Dowla, director of the board of ACI Limited and its subsidiaries, breathed her last on July 28 at a hospital in Dhaka. She was 75, said a press release. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Najma Dowla left behind her husband M Anis Ud Dowla, chairman, ACI Limited; daughter […]

World Tiger Day: Limit tourism to protect Sundarbans’ biodiversity

On occasion of World Tiger Day yesterday, activists and government officials underscored the need to restrict tourism in the Sundarbans to protect the core tiger breeding ground. They said the number of tigers is decreasing fast and the government should be serious to increase their population in the Sundarbans and reach the goal set in […]

Port Decongestion: NBR move yet to prove effective

A National Board of Revenue’s (NBR’s) temporary permission to shift import-laden containers from the Chattogram port to private inland container depots (ICDs) as a decongestion effort seems to have borne no fruit. Rather, it now poses a threat of container congestion at the private ICDs as deliveries from there also remains poor. For all latest […]

Three dead as wildfire in south Turkey rages on

Plumes of black smoke rise from the forest around Manavgat, 75 km (45 miles) east of the resort city of Antalya, Turkey, Jul 28, 2021. REUTERS

Efforts to rescue others and extinguish the blaze continued after more than 100 people were evacuated, required medical treatment or suffered property damage. Television footage showed burnt buildings and people fleeing across fields as firefighters backed by helicopters battled blazes that were in some cases near tourist destinations. Hot weather and strong winds caused fires […]

Residents flee as winds fan massive wildfire in southern Turkey

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Plumes of black smoke rise from the forest around Manavgat, 75 km (45 miles) east of the resort city of Antalya, Turkey, July 28, 2021 Reuters The fire comes as Turkey battles with a series of disasters caused by extreme weather conditions in recent weeks A massive forest fire in southern Turkey spread to the […]

Self-sustenance in smartphone production | The Daily Star

Self-sustenance in smartphone production | The Daily Star

A part and parcel of the digital transformation journey Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:00 AM The more brands lean towards local factories, the more affordable smartphones will be. Photo: Reuters “> The more brands lean towards local factories, the more affordable smartphones will be. Photo: Reuters According to data provided by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory […]

International Tiger Day: A sustainable way to increase tigers in Sundarbans

International Tiger Day: A sustainable way to increase tigers in Sundarbans

The elusive Bengal tiger spotted in the Sundarbans. Photo: Rakesh Narala “> The elusive Bengal tiger spotted in the Sundarbans. Photo: Rakesh Narala At the last count, there were 114 tigers in 2018 as per the Bangladesh Forest Department—an increase of eight since the 2015 tiger survey. In India, however, there were 97 tigers in […]