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Tigers may go extinct in 50 years

Tigers may go extinct in 50 years
A new study has warned that the Sundarbans' famed 'Royal Bengal Tigers' could be gone within 50 years, especially from the Bangladeshi part, because of constant rise in sea levels and climate change. The study titled 'Combined effects of climate change and sea-level rise project dramatic habitat loss of the globally endangered Bengal tiger in the Bangladesh Sundarbans', carried out by a team of Bangladeshi and Australian scientists, revealed that constant rise in sea levels and climate change could bring a catastrophic situation to the mangroves of Sundarbans-the iconic Bengal tiger's last coastal stronghold and the world's biggest mangrove forest It has been published in the journal Science of The Total Environment.…

‘Coast Guard to become true guardian of sea’

‘Coast Guard to become true guardian of sea’

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said the Coast Guard will be provided with all-weather capable ships, drones, maritime patrol aircraft, helicopters, hovercrafts and other modern equipment to make it the real guardian of the sea. The home minister was addressing as the chief guest the celebration…
Clean air act in the offing

Clean air act in the offing

The government is working on enactment of a law with a provision for imprisonment up to 10 years against air polluters aiming to ensure clean air for all. The Department of Environment (DoE) with support from Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) has already prepared a draft of the ‘Bangladesh…
List of launderers and loan defaulters

List of launderers and loan defaulters

The high court’s directive to make a list of loan defaulters and launderers comes at a time when several of the country’s leading banks are struggling to survive as they are hamstrung by delinquent loans. Reportedly, banks, both private and government, are forced to loan money from the central…
Rapists must not escape

Rapists must not escape

Just a week or so ago a class three girl was strangulated by her home tutor when she resisted the man’s attempt to force himself on the child. A few days later we read about a three year old being raped by her father. While fathers raping their children are still very rare the fact remains that…
Dutch firm, BUET to prepare detailed master plan

Dutch firm, BUET to prepare detailed master plan

The Payra Port Authority (PPA) appointed a joint team of Dutch company Royal Haskoning DHV and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) to prepare the detailed master plan for overall development of the 3rd seaport of the country. Payra Port Authority (PPA) yesterday signed an agreement…
Venezuela’s Guaido targets state oil firm

Venezuela’s Guaido targets state oil firm

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido took another step Wednesday in an international bid to economically starve President Nicolas Maduro’s regime, announcing the appointment of a new board for Citgo, the US-based arm of state oil firm PDVSA. Guaido—who has been recognized as acting…
‘Komola Rocket’ wins
Hiralal Sen Award

‘Komola Rocket’ wins Hiralal Sen Award

Noor Imran Mithu’s directorial debut ‘Komola Rocket’ (The Orange Ship) has been awarded with this year’s Hiralal Sen Padak. The award ceremony held on the fourth day of ‘Amar Bhashar Cholocchitro 1425’ on Wednesday at Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) Auditorium of Dhaka…
Penalty salvages Bashundhara

Penalty salvages Bashundhara

Riding on a penalty early in the second half Bashundhara Kings maintained their all win records defeating Rahmatganj MFS by a solitary goal in their fifth encounter in the Bangladesh Premier League Football yesterday. Held at their home ground Sheikh Kamal Stadium, Nilphamari, Bashundhara Kings, who…
Tobacco farming goes unabated

Tobacco farming goes unabated

Tobacco companies are luring farmers with lucrative offers to expand tobacco farming in Jhenidah. This is in conflict with the government's efforts to make Bangladesh tobacco-free by 2040. However, officials of the Department of Agriculture Axtension (DAE), Jhenidah, claim that the area under tobacco…
EC committed to constitution, not any political party: CEC

EC committed to constitution, not any political party: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda yesterday said, as a state officials they were committed to the Constitution and not to any political party and person. He urged election officials to arrange the upazila polls in fully neutral manner. The CEC came up with the remarks while briefing the…
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