Sadiqur Rahman

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    Air, water pollution threatens pollinators of Sunderbans

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 12:34am on November 18, 2017

    Rapidly increasing air and water pollution threw pollinators in the Sunderbans on the verge of extinction threatening world’s largest mangrove forest’s vegetation....

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    Settlements on trails deepen human-elephant conflicts

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 12:29am on October 31, 2017

    Ever expanding human settlement on trails is fragmenting and destroying the habitats of elephants, the already threatened species in the country, thus causing human-elephant casualties...

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    Affected fishermen yet to receive VGF rice

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 12:36am on October 22, 2017

    Fishermen affected by the 22-day ban on Hilsa netting have not got the rice allocated for them under the government’s vulnerable group feeding programme as...

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    House on Armenian Street, believed to be of Pogose, almost demolished due to DoA’s negligence

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 01:34am on October 08, 2017

    Sudhamoy House, an 18th century heritage building, believed to be the residence of Armenian philanthropist Nicholas Pogose, has been almost demolished by current owners....

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    BERC holds rare hearing on cutting power tariff

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 01:43am on October 06, 2017

    Consumers on Thursday reiterated their demand for reducing the existing bulk electricity tariff....

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    22-day ban on catching Hilsa begins today

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 01:19am on October 01, 2017

    A temporary ban on fishing and selling hilsa across the country for three weeks begins today...

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    Govt, HC orders to save rivers ignored

    Sadiqur Rahman and Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:23am on September 24, 2017

    Most of the government directives and a High Court order to save the country’s important rivers from encroachments and pollutions go largely unheeded when the...

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    DoE acts against cropland saving govt policy

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 12:26am on September 23, 2017

    The Department of Environment is acting against the government policy as it continues to encourage topsoil consuming brick production at the cost of fertility of...

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    Wildlife crime control activities face stalemate

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 12:47am on September 19, 2017

    Manpower and fund shortage brought the Forest Department’s wildlife crime control activities almost to a halt eight months ago. Forest officials told New Age that...

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    Int’l ozone day today

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 12:54am on September 16, 2017

    Bangladesh and other members of the United Nations would observe the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer today with the theme: ‘caring...