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Land lost, so is livelihood

Around 65 Mro families of three villages in Bandarban’s Lama upazila are living in fear of eviction from their ancestral homes with no source of livelihood after land grabbers illegally occupied their jhum land last month. Residents of the three villages — Tripura Para, Langkom Mro Para, and Rengyan Mro Karbari Para — alleged that…

KDS Textile, Heidelberg Cement and 6 others fined Tk 4.25 lakh for pollution

Department of Environment (DoE) Chattogram metro fined eight businesses including KDS Textile and Heidelberg Cement at least Tk 4.25 lakh for polluting environment. The fine was imposed after a hearing at DoE Khulshi office today. Mohammad Nurullah Nuri, director of DoE Chattogram Metro told The Daily Star that Heidelberg Cement, operating at South Halishahar was…

Bangladesh-born scientist M Zahid Hasan to receive US Department of Energy award

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will confer the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award on Bangladesh-born scientist M Zahid Hasan. He is also Princeton University’s Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics. The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award was established in 1959 and honours mid-career US scientists and engineers for exceptional contributions in research and development in support of…

Thai researcher deems chicken feathers rich protein source

When Sorawut Kittibanthorn was looking for new types of waste to recycle, the then London-based student was drawn to the millions of tons of chicken feathers being discarded each year.  Now back in his homeland of Thailand, the 30-year-old is seeking funding to continue his research into how best to convert the nutrient component found…