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…

HC issues status quo on encroachment, operation of brick kilns in Bhadra, Hori rivers

The High Court has issued a status quo for three months on encroachment, land grabbing, earth filling and operating brick kilns on Bhadra and Hori rivers in Khulna's Dumuria upazila. In response to a writ petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB), the court yesterday ordered the authorities concerned of the government…

Strategic environmental assessment going on for conservation of Sundarbans: Environment minister

A strategic environmental assessment is being carried out for the south-western part of the country as part of the government's commitment to conservation of the Sundarbans, Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin said.  The Strategic Environmental Assessment Report and the Strategic Environmental Management Plan will provide effective guidelines for the conservation of…

SC clears way to shut down illegal brick kilns in Chattogram

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has upheld--until further orders--a High Court directive that asked the government to shut down all illegal brick kilns with no valid license in Chattogram. Chamber judge of the Appellate Division Justice Md Nuruzzaman on Thursday refused to stay the HC order. The apex court's chamber judge sent the…

Shipyard, 22 brick kilns fined Tk 85.5 lakh for violating environment act

The Department of Environment (DoE Chattogram region) fined 22 brick kilns and a shipyard Tk 85.5 lakh for violating the environment conservation act. The fine was imposed on them after a hearing at DoE office in Khulshi of Chattogram. Mohammad Nurullah Nuri, director of DoE (Chattogram region) told The Daily Star Chittagong Marine Shipyard in…