Pollution of Buriganga river: HC orders DoE for action against 30 companies

The High Court today directed Department of Environment (DoE) to take appropriate legal action against 30 washing plants in Dhaka's Keraniganj for polluting water of the Buriganga river. The court also asked DoE to submit a report in seven days after complying with its directive. It issued a rule asking the managing director of Titas…

SC clears way to shut down brick kilns without valid license in Lohagara

The Supreme Court today cleared the way for the government to shut down all illegal brick kilns, operating without a valid license, in Chattogram's Lohagara upazila. Chamber judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court Justice Obaidul Hassan refused to pass any order of stay or status quo on the HC order. The judge, however, sent the…

DoE shuts down dyeing factory for polluting Beerja canal in Ctg

Department of Environment (DoE) Chattogram today shut down a dyeing factory for polluting Beerja canal by releasing untreated substance into it. A team of DoE closed down BM Dyeing and Thread factory at East Bakolia today. Mohammad Nurullah Nuri, director of DoE metro told The Daily Star the factory was fined repeatedly for not having…

HC issues 3 more directives to keep Dhaka's air pollution in check

Expressing serious concern over the current levels of air pollution in Dhaka, the High Court today issued three new directives on the authorities concerned to keep this pollution in check. If the current level of air pollution is not reduced, public health will be at risk, the HC said while passing the order on a writ petition. …

Stop industries from withdrawing underground water: Villagers in Ctg urge authority’s intervention

Villagers and environmental lawyers urged the authorities to stop rampant underground water withdrawal by industries in Patiya upazila's Habilasdwip union in Chattogram. They made the call from a human chain organised by Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) in front of Habilasdwip Union Parishad today. Taking part in the human chain, Advocate Mujibor Rahman Khan, network…