154 BGB platoons, 424 Rab patrol teams deployed

UNB, Dhaka Mon Dec 4, 2023 11:52 AM Last update on: Mon Dec 4, 2023 11:56 AM File photo: Star “> File photo: Star A total of 154 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed across the country to maintain law and order as the 48-hour countrywide blockade enforced by BNP and its […]

Once there was a forest here

Miscreants fell over 10,000 trees to extract soil in Gangamati Reserve Forest Mon Dec 4, 2023 12:00 AM Last update on: Mon Dec 4, 2023 03:22 AM Visiting the forest area recently, this correspondent saw several large ponds or ditches have been created on a vast stretch of forest land due to soil extraction. The […]

BGB chief asks force to prepare for upholding internal law and order ahead of elections

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General (DG) Major General AKM Nazmul Hasan on Saturday directed his force to remain ready to maintain internal law and order ahead of the forthcoming 12th parliamentary elections, billed for January 7 next. He came up with the directive in a views exchange meeting with the BGB members while inspecting […]

Kanchan Devi appointed ICFRE DG

Kanchan Devi, a 1991 batch Indian Forest Service officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, has been appointed as the director general of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) Dehradun. She is the first lady IFS officer to hold this prestigious position. Devi has more than 30 years of professional experience in different areas of […]

Quake jolts country, triggers panic

A magnitude-5.6 earthquake struck Bangladesh on Saturday morning, injuring more than 100 people including garment workers. The quake shook different parts of the country, including Dhaka, at around 9:35am, lasting a brief period, according to Bangladesh Meteorological Department. Earthquakes in Bangladesh are frequent and often cause damage. The earthquakes occur due to a convergent boundary […]

Impact of Amazon’s climate-driven drought may last until 2026

The Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest, is regarded by scientists as a bulwark against climate change because its dense vegetation absorbs carbon and emits oxygen. “Even if we don’t knock down one more tree, the Amazon could reach its point of no return,” Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva warned the United Nations COP28 […]

FAO’s Bangladesh chapter showcases progress, success

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Saturday said Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and is increasingly shifting its focus towards nutrition security and food exports. The FAO Strategic Framework 2022-31 aims to support the 2030 Agenda by working together for transforming agrifood systems to […]