Mintu Deshwara | The Daily Star
  • Mintu Deshwara

  • Brick kiln skulks in village for 27 years!

    The brick kiln sits in the middle of a village of about 2,000 inhabitants, in close proximity of an upazila town. It burns wood for its fuel. It uses barrel chimneys. It never obtained any clearance from the Department of Environment.
  • Rains give hope for record tea production

    Recent rains naturally spelt misery amidst the winter chill but have brought smiles all around for tea production, giving hopes of an early start to the plucking season.
  • A safe haven for addicts

    The ticket counters and passenger rooms at the municipality bus terminal in Moulvibazar have become a safe haven for drug peddlers and muggers as they have been lying unused for about 10 years now.
  • Felling 6,000 Trees in Srimangal: Forest dept scraps plan after outcry

    The forest department has halted its move to cut 6,632 trees in Srimangal, including natural fruit trees which are the source of food for wildlife, after it led to protests and drew flak from environmentalists.
  • Dried fish making now serves as their livelihood

    Traditional fish drying serves as the means of survival for the people of Bhatipara Haor area in Baniachong upazila of Habiganj, especially after the recurrent damage of Boro paddy due to floods since 2017 and recent price fall of the crop.