Elephant killed, cut into pieces in Cox’s Bazar forest

Elephant killed, cut into pieces in Cox’s Bazar forest

Miscreants from Ramu upazila of Cox’s Bazar electrocuted an Asian elephant and mutilated the mammal, in an apparent attempt to cover up the killing. The killing took place in the south Khuniapalong area under Ramu upazila early yesterday. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Police arrested one Najir Ahmed in […]

65 killed in Algerian wildfires

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Smoke rises from a forest fire in the mountainous Tizi Ouzou province, east of the Algerian capital, Algiers, August 10, 2021 Reuters The government has deployed the army to help fight the fires, which have burnt most fiercely in the mountainous Kabylie region Wildfires tearing through forested areas of northern Algeria have killed at least […]

2 AL men killed in Laxmipur, Gaibandha

2 AL men killed in Laxmipur, Gaibandha

Two Awami League men were killed in Laxmipur and Gaibandha on Wednesday night. The victim in Laxmipur is Harunur Rashid Harun, 55, general secretary of ward-6 of Bashikpur union unit AL in Sadar upazila. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Quoting witnesses, police said Harun was watching Bangladesh versus Australia […]

Six police killed in Assam-Mizoram border clash; 4,000 commandos deployed

Screenshot of video showing clashes posted by Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga Collected Over 60 others were injured in the rare showdown on Monday on Assam’s border with Mizoram India’s Assam state said on Tuesday it will deploy 4,000 commandos to guard its border with a rival state after six police officers were killed in a […]

Like in ‘postapocalyptic movies’: Heat wave killed marine wildlife en masse

Dead mussels near Suicide Bend Park in West Vancouver, BC, Canada. If extreme heat becomes too frequent, scientists warn, normally resilient species won’t have time to recover. The New York Times

The combination of extraordinary heat and drought that hit the Western United States and Canada over the past two weeks has killed hundreds of millions of marine animals and continues to threaten untold species in freshwater, according to a preliminary estimate and interviews with scientists. “It just feels like one of those postapocalyptic movies,” said […]

French woman who killed rapist stepdad-turned-husband walks free

A French woman who killed her rapist husband was spared more jail time on Friday (June 25) in a case that has become a rallying cause for feminists. Valerie Bacot, who shot her husband Daniel Polette dead in 2016, was sentenced to a four-year term with three years suspended. For all latest news, follow The […]

French woman who killed rapist stepdad-turned-husband walks free

A French woman who killed her rapist husband was spared more jail time on Friday (June 25) in a case that has become a rallying cause for feminists. Valerie Bacot, who shot her husband Daniel Polette dead in 2016, was sentenced to a four-year term with three years suspended. For all latest news, follow The […]

Lightning killed 177 in last four months

At least 177 people were killed by lightning strikes, mostly farmers at different parts of the county while 47 others were wounded in the last four months since March. This was disclosed by Save the Society and Thunderstorm Awareness Forum (SSTF) after a survey carried out from March to June based on information of both […]

Police arrest suspect believed to have killed 70 tigers

Published: June 02, 2021 17:19:45 Bangladeshi police have arrested a suspected wildlife poacher believed to have killed at least 70 endangered Bengal tigers in more than two decades, police said. Local police chief Saidur Rahman on Tuesday said Habib Talukder – nicknamed Tiger Habib for his hunting skills – lived near the vast Sundarbans mangrove […]

Poacher who killed 70 tigers in Sundarbans arrested at last

Habib Talukder was listed as a most wanted fugitive by both police and Forest Department Police have arrested a poacher on charges of killing as many as 70 tigers in the Sundarbans over the last 20 years. Sharankhola police, acting on a tip-off, arrested Habib Talukder, 50, in the early hours of Saturday from Madhya […]