Thousands of trees to be felled for new gas pipelines in Tangail

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Gas pipes to be used under the project kept at Pratima Banki in Sakhipur upazila of Tangail Dhaka Tribune Locals called on the authorities concerned to take an alternative initiative to set up gas pipelines without cutting down forest trees The government has decided to cut down thousands of social forestry and reserved forest trees […]

World Bank helps Bangladesh improve irrigation based agricultural productivity

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The project will help increase the incomes of 170,000 poor people who are vulnerable to climate change The World Bank on Wednesday approved $120 million to help Bangladesh improve food security by enhancing climate resilience and productivity of irrigated agriculture and fisheries. The Climate-Smart Agriculture and Water Management Project will rehabilitate and modernize public Flood […]

Still living in a world of half excellence

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No country on the planet is on schedule to achieve absolute gender equality by 2030 — the Sustainable Development Goals’ deadline As we begin to stir awake from the hard-hit reality of the pandemic, we must have realized by now that some things ought to change?Thinking back to life before Corona, it appears that nothing […]

UN chief applauds Bangladesh’s Covid-19 mitigation efforts

The secretary-general says the UN is ready to support Bangladesh in resolving the Rohingya crisis Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has highly applauded Bangladesh’s tremendous efforts in mitigating the health and socio-economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. He made the statement while meeting the foreign minister virtually on Thursday. Referring to Bangladesh’s past […]

Vulture protection: Cabinet clears proposal to ban Ketoprofen

File photo of According to the latest IUCN data, there are currently only 268 vultures in Bnagladesh Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune The approval came from the weekly cabinet meeting held at the Bangladesh Secretariat on Monday The cabinet on Monday approved a proposal to stop the production of the drug “Ketoprofen” in an effort to […]

Sundarbans under red alert to stop poaching, trafficking of wildlife

The red alert was issued after recent incidents of poaching and trafficking of wildlife, including tigers and deer A red alert has been issued across Sundarbans to stop poaching and trafficking of wildlife, including the Royal Bengal Tiger and deer, from the enlisted UNESCO world heritage site. Confirming that matter to Dhaka Tribune on Monday, […]

Webinar: Let the rivers flow freely

The solution to Teesta River issue could be to conserve the high flow during monsoon and use it in lean periods, says Dr Ainun Nishat Rivers should be allowed to flow freely as the lives of many people as well as ecological balance depend on a river, speakers said at a webinar. They made the […]

Sundarbans resource dependent communities get Covid-19 aid

Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industry Research (BCSIR) Chairman Professor Aftab Ali Shaikh at an agreement signing ceremony in Dhaka Yesterday Courtesy The cash grant and aid package are meant to help them to overcome the fallout of Covid-19 pandemic Some 7,000 households neighbouring Chandpai and Sarankhola Range of the Sundarbans have received cash grants […]

TIB finds up to 61% embezzlement in implementing Forest Department projects

The Forest Department puts up a signboard that claims the land as government property Dhaka Tribune The government should take legal action against the forest scammers as they are enemy of the country, says Dr Iftekharuzzaman Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has found up to 61% embezzlement in many cases during allotting fund for implementing forestation […]

Thousands left out of flood relief, Covid-19 incentive

Thousands left out of flood relief, Covid-19 incentive

Transparency and accountability in distribution of relief and incentives is of paramount importance Many real poor people and farmers missed out on flood relief, Covid-19 assistance and agricultural incentives due to nepotism and political bias. To ensure transparency, government officials at the upazila level need to be directly involved in relief and incentives distribution instead […]