Illegal fishing by influential figure endangers fishermen in Dinajpur

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This 15-20ft deep reservoir, created as a result of underground coal mining, was declared a means for local fishermen to earn their livelihood in Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur Dhaka Tribune Local fishermen fear a shortage of fish as a result of rampant fishing during an ongoing fishing ban Allegations have surfaced about a local influential […]

SC upholds HC order on shutting down illegal brick kilns in Chittagong

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The HC also asked to file an affidavit after closing all the illegal brick kilns including 71 others which were fined previously by the mobile courts The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday upheld the High Court order asking the authorities  concerned to shut down all illegal brick kilns in Chittagong.  A four-member […]

Illegal soil mining is Feni’s biggest challenge

Illegal soil mining is Feni's biggest challenge

Illegal soil extraction continues unabated in two upazilas of Feni district — Sadar and Shonagazi — posing serious threat to farmlands in the vicinity, despite nation-wide restrictions on the practice. Residents of several villages in these two upazilas are worried over the plunder of soil and claim that their repeated complaints to the authorities concerned […]

Govt moves to rein in illegal battery recycling

The government has barred the dismantling and burning of batteries for recycling without prior approval from the Department of Environment (DoE). The restriction comes at a time when battery recycling is running rampant in an unorganised manner. Industry operators say nearly 80 per cent of batteries are recycled illegally, posing a threat to the environment. […]

Chattogram: Appellate Division makes shutting down of illegal brick kilns easier

Chattogram: Appellate Division makes shutting down of illegal brick kilns easier

The Supreme Court’s Appellate Division on Wednesday made the shutting down of all illegal brick kilns – running without a valid licence in Chattogram’s Lohagara upazila – easier for the government. Chamber judge of the Appellate Division Justice Obaidul Hassan denied staying the High Court order. However, Justice Obaidul sent the appeal – filed by […]

ED: Getting tough on illegal brick kilns

ED: Getting tough on illegal brick kilns

A brick kiln operating at full-throttle at Ramnathpur village under Khulna’s Paikgachha upazila Dhaka Tribune Lands become barren, and people suffer from all kinds of diseases Air pollution is one of the main problems affecting the quality of life in Bangladesh, and consistently, illegal brick kilns have been among the worst offenders in that area. […]

Illegal brick kilns spell doom for ideal agricultural village

Illegal brick kilns spell doom for ideal agricultural village

A brick kiln operating at full-throttle at Ramnathpur village under Khulna’s Paikgachha upazila Dhaka Tribune Farmers no longer grow any crops here as the land has become barren and locals say their children and senior citizens are constantly ill and suffer from breathing complications Ramnathpur village under Khulna’s Paikgachha upazila was once an ideal village […]

US, EU importing potentially illegal wood from Brazil

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows a river and a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil on August 14, 2020 Reuters According to the report, Brazilian environmental agency Ibama seized more than 1,800 cubic meters of wood from an Indusparquet subsidiary in 2018, estimated worth $2.5 million US and EU […]