129 individuals, 74 orgs demand stop to Banshkhali Coal Power Plant project

One hundred twenty-nine individuals and 74 organisations from 21 countries including Bangladesh wrote a letter to Chinese Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao calling upon him to withdraw and end provision of finance and technical support to the SS Power I Ltd (Banshkhali Power Plant) immediately in Chattogram. They also urged all companies involved to withdraw…

Two forest officials injured in attack by land grabbers in Chattogram

Two forest officials sustained serious injuries in an attack carried out by illegal occupants of forest land in Rangunia upazila of Chattogtam today. They are Masum Kabir, range officer, and Ismail Hossen, forest guard of Rangunia range, our staff correspondent reports. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star's Google News channel. The two were…

Over 1 lakh cubic ft of trees cut down in Bandarban forest

Illegal deforestation is engulfing Bandarban's rich forest endangering biodiversity and the indigenous lifestyle. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star's Google News channel. In the deep forests of Thanchi and Ruma Upazilas, and the areas adjacent to Myanmar border, illegal deforestation has been going rampant for years. The Daily Star published a news article…

Brood fish releases sample eggs in Halda river

Brood fish in the Halda have released sample eggs -- indicating full spawning -- since Tuesday night at various points of the river. The locations are natural spawning ground for carp-like fishes. Collectors got 200-500 grams of eggs from Tuesday night at the Noyahat area of Gorduyara union of Hathazari upazila. Meanwhile, Hathazari upazila administration…