Pinaki Roy

Chief Reporter, The Daily Star

120km Dhaka canals lost to urban greed

Dhaka city has lost a combined length of 120km or 307 hectares of canals, which could have been waterways and vital drainage, thanks to encroachment, unplanned urbanisation and lack of maintenance by the authorities in the last 80 years.

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Pratapnagar’s climate woes never end

Upon reaching the Harishkhali village in Pratapnagar union, an area on the forefront of climate impacts in the country,the first thing noticed was a red flag, hoisted by the launch terminal, fluttering against the southernbreeze.

Early Aman Season: High costs, low prices worry northern farmers

As farmers start harvesting and threshing early varieties of Aman paddy in the northern districts, the fear looms that their profit could be negligible due to higher production costs than last year.

Safari park at Lathitila forest for whom?

Defying repeated calls by the nature-concerned people, the government has passed a project to build a Safari Park in Lathitila reserved forest raising the prospect of destroying one of our last remaining evergreen forests

Heatwave In Bangladesh: Older people bear the brunt

Around 1,430 people, aged 65 and up, have died between 2017 and 2021 from heat-related causes, which have accelerated due to climate change, said a study revealed yesterday.

World Rivers Day: 77 rivers in grip of greedy sand traders

Defying the law, locally influential people are illegally extracting sand from many sites of different rivers and seashores across the country, affecting biodiversity and upsetting ecosystems in the country’s waters.

Erosion taking toll on millions

Standing near the eroded edge of the mythical river in Matikata village of Tangail, 90-year-old Hashem Ali Munshi says the bank of the Jamuna is as shifting as ever. His vacant eyes belie the irrevocable damage the river has done to him.

Ban on single-use plastic: No visible step to enforce HC order

Three and a half years into the High Court order to ban single-use plastic products in the coastal districts, there has been no visible progress towards implementation.

February 11, 2024
February 11, 2024

120km Dhaka canals lost to urban greed

Dhaka city has lost a combined length of 120km or 307 hectares of canals, which could have been waterways and vital drainage, thanks to encroachment, unplanned urbanisation and lack of maintenance by the authorities in the last 80 years.

November 30, 2023
November 30, 2023

Pratapnagar’s climate woes never end

Upon reaching the Harishkhali village in Pratapnagar union, an area on the forefront of climate impacts in the country,the first thing noticed was a red flag, hoisted by the launch terminal, fluttering against the southernbreeze.

November 25, 2023
November 25, 2023

Early Aman Season: High costs, low prices worry northern farmers

As farmers start harvesting and threshing early varieties of Aman paddy in the northern districts, the fear looms that their profit could be negligible due to higher production costs than last year.

November 11, 2023
November 11, 2023

Safari park at Lathitila forest for whom?

Defying repeated calls by the nature-concerned people, the government has passed a project to build a Safari Park in Lathitila reserved forest raising the prospect of destroying one of our last remaining evergreen forests

October 19, 2023
October 19, 2023

Heatwave In Bangladesh: Older people bear the brunt

Around 1,430 people, aged 65 and up, have died between 2017 and 2021 from heat-related causes, which have accelerated due to climate change, said a study revealed yesterday.

September 24, 2023
September 24, 2023

World Rivers Day: 77 rivers in grip of greedy sand traders

Defying the law, locally influential people are illegally extracting sand from many sites of different rivers and seashores across the country, affecting biodiversity and upsetting ecosystems in the country’s waters.

August 12, 2023
August 12, 2023

Erosion taking toll on millions

Standing near the eroded edge of the mythical river in Matikata village of Tangail, 90-year-old Hashem Ali Munshi says the bank of the Jamuna is as shifting as ever. His vacant eyes belie the irrevocable damage the river has done to him.

June 6, 2023
June 6, 2023

Ban on single-use plastic: No visible step to enforce HC order

Three and a half years into the High Court order to ban single-use plastic products in the coastal districts, there has been no visible progress towards implementation.

June 2, 2023
June 2, 2023

‘Subsidy benefits don’t reach us’

The government has spent more than Tk 28,000 crore as farm subsidies in the last two fiscal years. However, marginal farmers claim that they get very little benefits out of that.

March 15, 2023
March 15, 2023

Fair share? Teesta to get even drier in Bangladesh

West Bengal moves to divert more water from the river

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