WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015

Sundarbans

  • Trafficker, 2 ‘robbers’ killed in ‘gunfights’

    A human trafficker and two alleged robbers have killed in separate “gunfights” in Cox’s Bazar and the Sundarbans respectively. This is the second time in three days that police crossed swords with human traffickers of Cox’s Bazar after The Daily Star ran a series of reports on human trafficking.

  • Another spillage in Bhola River

    THE latest sinking of a vessel in Bhola River, carrying Muriate of Potash, is a stark reminder that little has been done regarding the rerouting of cargo vessels after the devastating oil spillage in this river only six months ago.

  • Sundarbans fertiliser spilling vessel still stranded

    Despite concern from experts, government officials say 300 tonnes of fertiliser spilled in the Sundarbans following a trawler capsize is not harmful.

  • ‘Robber’ killed in 'gunfight' with Bagerhat lawmen

    An alleged robber is killed and another injured with bullet in a “shootout” with law enforcers in the Sundarbans under Sharankhola range of Bagerhat

  • ‘Bandit leader’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Khulna cops

    Alleged chief of a forest bandit racket of the Sundarbans killed in 'gunfight' with police in Koyra upazila of Khulna.

  • ‘Robber’ killed in Khulna ‘gunfight’ with cops

    An alleged robber has been killed in a “gunfight” with police at Hongshu Rajerchar in the Sundarbans, Koyra upazila of Khulna, confirms Harendranath Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Koyra Police Station identifying the deceased as Hasan Ali Sana

  • 3 ‘robbers’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Rab

    Three alleged robbers are killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in the Sundarbans under Sharankhola range of Bagerhat

  • Impact assessment on Sundarbans oil spill

    THE joint UN-Bangladesh impact assessment team on the Sundarbans oil spill has submitted its report. The incident involving sinking of an oil tanker and subsequent spill of an estimated 300,000 litres of furnace oil into the ecosystem of the forest is claimed to have had a limited effect on the delicate ecological balance of Sundarbans in the short term.

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