Plant more trees to address adverse impact of climate change: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the countrymen to plant more trees and take care of those to reap benefits and avoid the adverse impact of climate change. "Today I planted saplings and urge all of you to plant trees wherever you have available land. It would be best if there is possibility to…

Two arrested with elephant tusks in Ctg

Members of detective branch of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) have arrested two persons and recovered two large elephant tusks from them after conducting drives at Karnaphuli's Maijjartek area in the port city on Monday. The arrestees are Jane Alam (28) and Md Amin Ullah (58), reports our Chattogram correspondent quoting CMP Additional Deputy Commissioner (public…

Cyclone Yaas: Rivers swell in Bagerhat, 344 cyclone centres ready

Water level has increased in different rivers of Bagerhat and has inundated low-lying areas due to strong winds and tide as severe cyclonic storm 'Yaas' is lying over northwest Bay and adjoining areas. Biswajit Vaidya, executive engineer of the Bagerhat Water Development Board, said the water level in various rivers has risen by 1.5 feet.…

Two brick kilns demolished in Sitakunda

Photo: Mostafa Yousuf Department of Environment (DoE) of Chattogram region demolished two illegal brick kilns in Sitakunda upazila of Chattogram today. The brick kilns were being operated illegally without any license from DoE, Zamir Uddin, deputy director of DoE told The Daily Star. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star's Google News channel. KML Brick…

Eviction of illegal structures from Buriganga’s second channel continues

A joint team of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority and Dhaka district administration has started an eviction drive in Buriganga's "Adi" (second) channel for the second consecutive day, demolishing illegal structures. The drive started around 10:00am and demolished several establishments including multi-storey buildings that choked the channel. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star's…