Forest officials attacked during eviction drive in Chittagong

The criminals built three houses inside Sheikh Russel Aviary Ecopark Fourteen officials of the Forest Department were injured in an attack by land grabbers during an eviction drive on forest land in Sheikh Russel Aviary Ecopark area of Rangunia upazila of Chittagong on Monday morning. Among them, Rangunia Range Officer Masum Kabir and security guard […]

Two forest officials injured in attack by land grabbers in Chattogram

Two forest officials sustained serious injuries in an attack carried out by illegal occupants of forest land in Rangunia upazila of Chattogtam today. They are Masum Kabir, range officer, and Ismail Hossen, forest guard of Rangunia range, our staff correspondent reports. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. The two were […]

Achieving organic pledge not possible: Agriculture officials

Achieving organic pledge not possible: Agriculture officials

Bhutan made a pledge in 2008 to go organic by 2020, but agriculture officials say we are far from achieving the pledge. Paddy transplantation is in full swing in Paro these days. Farm mechanisation and weedicides have now reduced manual work to a few days from weeks. Three days after the transplantation, farmers would spray […]

Lightning strike may have killed 18 wild elephants in India, officials say

A woman prays next to the carcasses of elephants that according to the forest officials possibly died because of a lightning strike, on the foothills of the Kundoli reserve forest area in Nagaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, May 14, 2021. REUTERS

Fourteen adult elephants were found dead by villagers on Thursday, and another four bodies were found scattered on the foothills of the Kundoli reserve forest area of Assam, 160 kilometres from the state capital of Dispur, local wildlife official MK Yadava told Reuters. The state government ordered a high-level inquiry into the incident on Friday, […]

Assam minister asks officials to curb illegal liquor trade

Farm development agency may be plowed under by Hawaii lawmakers

Guwahati, May 13 (PTI) Excise, Forest, and Fisheries Minister Parimal Suklabaidya on Thursday directed officials concerned to step-up vigilance in the districts to prevent illicit liquor trade. Excise Department Principal Secretary A P Joshi and other officials were urged to plug leakages which lead to revenue losses, an official release said. ‘The minister asked them […]

Row over implication of two tax officials

A row has been created after Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) implicated two tax officials of Chattogram in the charge sheet of a case filed against a sub-inspector of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and his wife for amassing wealth worth Tk 1.38 crore from unknown sources. The implication came to light in the second week of March. […]

Minister Asks Farmer Unions To Form Panel With Government Officials Over New Laws: Report

Minister Asks Farmer Unions To Form Panel With Government Officials Over New Laws: Report

Farmers have been protesting on different borders of Delhi since November 26 New Delhi: During the tenth round of talks on farm laws, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday asked farmer unions to form a committee with farmers and government representatives as membersĀ  that will discuss the laws clause wise. According to sources, […]

Govt officials vow to uphold Bangabandhu’s honour

Govt officials vow to uphold Bangabandhu's honour

BCS cadre service stages countrywide protest Sunday, December 13, 2020 Senior government officials of 29 cadres attend at a programme organised by “Government Officials Forum” at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Saturday protesting the vandalism of Bangabandhu’s sculpture in Kushtia . News Desk :Government officials in a rare instance on Saturday held protest rallies […]