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Traffic Wari Division takes action against beacon light, hooter

Traffic Wari Division conducted an operation from 07:00 pm to 9:30 Pm on Wednesday (8 May 2024) against illegal beacon/flicker lights, hooters, hydraulic horns and stickers used in vehicles. Headed by DC (Traffic-Wari) Mohammad Ashraf Imam and under the supervision of ADC (Traffic-Wari) Sultana Ishrat Jahan, the operation was run by AC (Traffic-Demra zone) Mustain Billah Ferdous' team at Matuail U-loop on Chittagong Road. Action was taken against six vehicles in the raid under Road Transport Act 2018. Two vehicles were charged with illegal stickers, ...

Environmental conservation topics to be included in textbooks

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury said that the ministry has taken the initiative to include topics related  to environmental protection and climate change in the curriculum for students from class III to class VIII.  The minister said that such an initiative is being taken by the ministry as an urge to make children aware from an early age by adding the subject of environmental protection to the curriculum.  He said, besides, effective steps are being taken to prevent air and noise pollution. The environment minister said these things while addressing the chief guest at the national roundtable  Citizen roadmap to advance  sustainable urbanization and environmental protection at Pan Pacific Sonargaon in the capital on Monday (April 29).

Think Clean, Save the Saint Martin-An Initiative Worth Appreciating

St. Martin's is a little island situated on the northeastern side of the Bay of Bengal, around 9 km south from the tip of the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf landmass. Ships are the best means to arrive at St. Martin's Island from Teknaf. The inner vehicle for driving inside the island incorporates a non-mechanized van (pulled by man) and a battery-driven auto-cart. Owing to its scenic beauty it has transformed into one of the most tourist destinations in Bangladesh. Locals, as well as foreigners, crowd this place of interest lasting throughout the year. However, allegations have always been rife as far as maintaining and managing this tourist attraction is a national concern. There are wide allegations against the tourists that they litter the spot by tossing junks hither and thither unpredictab...

Jute-made polythene bag in the offing

The government has set a plan to manufacture biodegradable jute made polythene bags soon under a project with a view to replacing environment-harming plastic polythene bags. State Minister for Textile and Jute Mirza Azam said this while addressing an inter-ministerial National Committee Meeting on the eve of the “National Jute Day” at Textile and Jute Ministry’s conference room here recently, BSS reports. “We have a plan to manufacture jute-made polythene bags as these bags will be environment jute goodsfriendly ....i...

Killing spree on tigers in Sundarbans

Wildlife killings are not new, but a recent study has taken a deeper view in understanding why people still kill animals. Specifically focusing on the declining population of the Bangladesh tigers, the study highlighted the typologies of tiger killers, shedding a better light to manipulate their behaviors and decrease the killing spree. Led by Samia Saif of the University of Kent in Canterbury, United Kingdom, the research tried tigerto explore the reasons behind the Bangladesh tiger killings. Employing a qualitative research ap...

Solar power on Teesta island

A private firm in Bangladesh is planning to put up a 30 MW solar power plant on Madarer Char, an island formed by sediments brought down from the Himalayas by the Teesta river. A joint venture with a French company, the island is in the Dimla sub-district of Nilphamari district in north-western Bangladesh, about 40 km downstream from the place where the transboundary river Teesta enters Bangladesh from India. The joint venture company formed for the purpose by Bangladeshi business house Nilsagor Group and the French company Velcan Energy will sell the electricity to the national grid. While a sediment-formed island – called char – can suffer partial or complete inundation, some <...