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BNP for resisting Rampal plant thru’ movement

            Political Correspondent The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Thursday accused the government of trying to set up Rampal power plant to protect India’s interest only to cling to power, reports UNB news agency. Addressing a discussion meeting, BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy said there is no alternative to resisting it through a ... Read More »

18 more tiger sanctuaries to be established in Sundarbans

 Ahsanul Amin George back from Sundarbans With a view to save and spread tigers, 18 more sanctuaries will be established in the Sundarbans. This proclamation will be declared within few days, forest department sources said. Md. Jahiruddin Ahmed, conservator of Forest (CF) of Khulna region ascertained the matter recently. Forest division sources said, At present only four tiger sanctuaries are ... Read More »

Call to protect Tanguar Haor from uncontrolled tourism

Sylhet Correspondent Speakers at a view exchange meeting in Sunamganj yesterday laid emphasis on sustainable development programmes for the proper use of the Tanguar Haor. They said plundering of natural resources from the vast waterbody by the looters should be stopped at any cost. Alongside the government’s intervention, participation of the local people is also essential in this connection. Indiscriminate ... Read More »

Cyclone Kyant won’t hit Bangladesh

Weather Correspondent Cyclonic storm Kyant will not hit Bangladesh as it is moving slightly west-southwestwards. The cyclone was centred about 645km south-southwest of Chittagong port, 575km south-southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 640km south of Mongla Port and 590km south of Payra port till 6am on Wednesday. It is likely to intensify further and move in a west-southwesterly direction, said a ... Read More »

Caution at ports for Bay storm ‘Kyant’

Climate Correspondent All fishing boats and vessels at the coastal areas have been advised to remain close to the coast for the depression-turned storm “Kyant” in the Bay of Bengal. A special weather bulletin of Bangladesh Meteorological Department said, the cyclonic storm is likely to intensify further and move in a northwesterly direction. Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla ... Read More »

Rampal plant protesters marching towards Indian HC with letter to Modi Save Sundarbans activists start marching towards the Indian High Commission in Gulshan to hand an “open letter” to the prime minister of the neighbourting country, Narendra Modi, urging him to step back from constructing Rampal power plant near the world’s largest mangrove forest. Read More »

Positive impact on preventing river pollution by 2018: Shajahan Khan Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan today said a monitoring committee was formed to prevent the river pollution, which would bring a positive impact on preventing river pollution by 2018. Vowing to be hard in executing laws for protecting rivers, the minister said “we are strict to keep the rivers free from encroachment and pollution,” he told a round table discussion ... Read More »

Protest against Rampal Power Plant: Protesters will write to Modi

  Protesters today on Thursday said they will write to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to take steps to scrap Rampal power plant near the world’s largest mangrove forest – the Sundarbans. National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports, the major body that is campaigning against the plant, will hand the letter to Indian ... Read More »

Paris climate targets to cost Asia $300 billion a year

BBC Online Developing economies in Asia will have to spend $300 billion a year until 2050 to meet targets set by the Paris climate deal, but can expect to save thousands of lives and avoid worsening poverty if they shift to low-carbon growth, latest research shows. As part of the landmark accord reached in December, nearly 200 nations agreed to ... Read More »

Rampal may harm aquatic resources of Sundarbans Hot water and chemicals discharged into water bodies from Rampal power plant may cause significant damage to the aquatic life in the river and canal networks in the Sundarbans, said a Unesco report. Expressing concern about the potential damage to the World Heritage site, the Unesco sent the report to the government last month and asked for explanations about ... Read More »