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…

Illegally exhibited animals rescued from two parks in Chandpur

The Wildlife Crime Control Unit (WCCU) today rescued two pythons, five monkeys and a vulture from two mini parks in Chandpur Sadar upazila. The animals were illegally kept for exhibition at the Five Star Children's Park in Ashikati union and Kritikunj Tia Park in Shahmahmudpur union. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star's Google…

Rain, thunderstorms likely in different parts of the country

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) in its forecast said many parts of the country are likely to experience light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind commencing around 9am today. "Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Barishal,…

Halda river sees second spawning in the span of five days

Halda River, the lone breeding ground of carp like fish in South Asia has seen its second spawning today in the span of five days. The first spawning saw poor collection of eggs because of the absence of natural phenomenon as well as Cyclone Yaas which resulted in massive salinity influx in the water body.…

Cyclone Yaas: 13 hectares of Jhau garden uprooted in Cox’s Bazar

Thirteen hectares of Jhau garden in Cox's Bazar was uprooted in tidal surge caused by the recent Cyclone Yaas. Under the influence of Cyclone Yaas, four to five feet high tidal waves hit the Marine drive area. As a result, about three hundred large Jhau trees were uprooted in Kobita Chattar, Diabetic Hospital Point, and…