Blood orange farming sees success in Barind tract

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Cultivation of malta has begun in Barind tract making the farmers happy Dhaka Tribune There are malta orchards on 185 hectares of lands in Godagari, Tanore, Nachole and Gomostapur upazilas and Chapainawabganj Sadar, making the farmers happy and enthusiastic, said Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources By dint of its lucrative market price and gradually […]

Bangladesh making action plan to boost exports of farm produce

REZAUL KARIM | Published: March 07, 2021 09:03:57 | Updated: March 07, 2021 09:53:03 The government has decided to prepare an action plan with a view to boosting outbound shipments of the country’s agricultural products, officials said. It had already initiated a move to form national committee, steering committee and subcommittee to make ready the […]

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 […]

Some 69,000 hectares of Bangladesh land used for non-agricultural purposes a year

FE REPORT | Published: March 05, 2021 11:44:23 | Updated: March 05, 2021 15:36:12 An average of 69 thousand hectares of arable land in the country is being used for non-agricultural purposes every year, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin said. “Work is underway to create a rich database for determining the […]

Tripura Christians angry over church demolition in Bangladesh – UCA News

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Christian leaders in Bangladesh have condemned the demolition of a partly built Protestant church by the Forest Department in a remote hilly area of the country. Adhirang Tripura, a member of the largely Christian indigenous Tripura community, said Christians are angry and demanding compensation after Forest Department officials destroyed their new church in Sathiram Tripura village after […]

Forest ministry rescues over 2,900 animals in drives in 2020

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: March 03, 2021 17:22:13 | Updated: March 04, 2021 10:08:01 The government rescued 2,951 different species of wild animals throughout 2020 and released those to nature under its campaign to control wildlife crime in the country. Besides, 46 criminals have been imprisoned and fined in different terms for their involvement […]

Land rights of Bangladesh’s indigenous people ‘must be protected’ – UCA News

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The Church has called on the government to take initiatives to protect the land of Bangladesh’s indigenous people and to form a land commission for indigenous inhabitants of the plain. On Feb. 20, a group of Muslims and forest department officials clashed with the Khasi people of Nunchhara village in Kulaura subdistrict of Moulvibazar district. Several Khasi Christians […]

BGB raids Satchari National Park again, recovers 16 rocket shells

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BGB will hold a press conference later in the day to officially announce what weapons have been recovered in the latest raid Members of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have recovered 16 military-grade rocket shells after conducting an operation at Satchari National Park in Chunarughat upazila of Habiganj, sources said. The latest raid at the […]

UN chief in plea for saving forests

UN chief in plea for saving forests

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged governments, businesses and people everywhere to scale up efforts to conserve forests and forest species, and to support and listen to the voices of forest communities. “In doing so, we will contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for people, planet and prosperity,” he said in a message marking […]

Major zoonotic diseases of public health importance in Bangladesh

1 INTRODUCTION Zoonotic diseases develop mild‐to‐severe illnesses in humans transmitted from vertebrate animals (Slingenbergh et al., 2004). The majority of the human diseases originate from animals (61%), and 70% of them are emerging diseases (Jones et al., 2008; Slingenbergh et al., 2004; Wang & Crameri, 2014). Most of the emerging zoonotic diseases, including highly pathogenic avian influenza, nipah virus, MERS‐CoV, SARS, COVID‐19 […]