Strict policy on importing wild life a must

Single certification body needed to facilitate food export

THE reported commercial farming of invasive fish is likely to further endanger the aquatic biodiversity unless the government takes immediate steps against it. A probe report of the Department of Fisheries has found that the highly invasive suckermouth catfish, globally recognised for rapidly degrading aquatic ecology and biodiversity, is in commercial production in Bangladesh. The […]

Life begins at 50

Life begins at 50

As a teenager, Prasenjit Pal saw trucks loaded with food drive into Bangladesh every night from the roof of his home in Agartala, capital of India’s northeastern state of Tripura. “The smugglers would carry almost everything Bangladeshis needed,” said Pal. The trucks still move but in the other direction now — driving into Agartala loaded […]

For Bangladesh, Life Begins at 50

Advertisement As a teenager, Prasenjit Pal saw trucks loaded with food drive into Bangladesh every night from the roof of his home in Agartala, capital of India’s northeastern state of Tripura. “The smugglers would carry almost everything Bangladeshis needed,” said Pal. The trucks still move but in the other direction now — driving into Agartala loaded with […]

Preserve, revive, restore: Indian ponds spring back to life

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Working together, local people pulled out trash and invasive species, replanted native plants and restored the pond’s natural water flow. “We thought we will just clean the pond that my aunt, an artist, loved gazing at and sketching,” said Sharada Kerkar, a 28-year-old member of citizen’s group CatcH2o. “It was meant to be a very […]

Coal contamination poses threat to Sundarbans’ aquatic life

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A cargo vessel in the Pasur River adjacent to the Sundarbans near Mongla Port. The vessel had almost 700 tons of coal in its hull when it capsized on the night of February 27 Dhaka Tribune Sunken coals start releasing chemical compounds immediately, contaminating the water to the point that even after the cargo is […]

One to die, five get life term for killing Kishoreganj farmer

One to die, five get life term for killing Kishoreganj farmer

A court here on Monday sentenced a man to death and five others to life term imprisonment in a case for killing a farmer nearly five years back. Judge Mohammad Abdur Rahim of Additional District and Sessions Judge Court handed down the verdict and fined condemned convict Jewel Mia, 35, son of Joj Mia at […]

Living a life haunted by inescapable death

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Shihab Sarkar   | Published: February 11, 2021 20:40:13 Nobody, even the terminally ill persons, can say exactly when death will strike them. This riddle has been haunting humans since long. The broader medical science has progressed radically, with new discovery of medicines and causes of death continuing unabated. In the case of many ailments […]

‘Fighting for life’: Bangladesh shrimp farmers destitute in wake of cyclone

Katmar Char village in Koyra upazila

This time last year the west coast of Bangladesh was a thriving place for shrimp farmers. It was a decent enough living and there was a healthy export market. Majnu Sardar, who lives in Koyra upazila (administrative region) in Khulna district, used to earn enough to feed, clothe and educate his family of six. Now […]

What life is like in Indian farmers protest camps on Delhi’s outskirts

In November, farmers infuriated by new agricultural reforms drove in tractor conveys from around India to set up multiple blockades at the city’s borders. This camp at Ghazipur on the border between Delhi and the neighboring state of Uttar Pradesh is one of three major temporary settlements on the outskirts of the capital. Almost everyone […]

Wild Life of Beautiful Bangladesh | Your Digital Wall

Wild Life of Beautiful Bangladesh | Your Digital Wall

Dhaka, Jan 20, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – Bangladesh is one of only a few nations in South Asia, which stays to be explored. Bangladesh has a fragile and distinctive fascination of its own to offer. Bangladesh has a place where there is tremendous excellence, many serpentine rivers, crystal clear water lakes surrounded by evergreen slopes, wind in the […]