The curious case of missing grants

Farmers turn to sunflowers for a decent profit

[2009-10] A grant worth BDT 19 lakhs and 20 thousand were provided to six films, out of which Akhtaruzzaman’s “Suchona Rekhar Dike” remained incomplete. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. [2010-11] BDT 24 lakhs was granted for six films each. Mirza Sakhawat Hossain’s “Dhoka” and Faruk Hossain’s “Kaktarua” were never […]

Case filed over death of 11 zebras at Safari Park

Case filed over death of 11 zebras at Safari Park

A case has been filed against the former acting officer of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur over the death of 11 zebras at the park. Present acting officer of the park Rafiqul Islam lodged the case on Thursday night, Sreepur Police Station inspector (investigation) Mahfuz Imtiaz Bhuiyan confirmed. He said […]

One detained over Srabanti case

One detained over Srabanti case

A driver has been arrested in the wildlife act breach case involving actor Srabanti Chatterjee. Last month West Bengal forest department had issued a notice to Srabanti for allegedly shooting with a chained mongoose and sharing the photographs on social media. On Wednesday the driver who used to keep the chained mongoose with him always […]

Srabanti Chatterjee questioned in wildlife act breach case

Srabanti Chatterjee questioned in wildlife act breach case

Last month West Bengal forest department had issued a notice to Srabanti Chatterjee for allegedly shooting with a chained mongoose and sharing the photographs on social media. The actor was booked under sections 9, 11, 39, 48A, 49 and 49A of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 for illegal wildlife capture, transport and possession of the […]