Mostafa Yousuf

June 3, 2022
June 3, 2022

PM’s award for planting trees: "Manipulation" in nominating Hathazari Upazila Parishad?  

Hathazari Upazila Parishad, a local government body, has been nominated for the Prime Minister's National Award for Tree Plantation-2020, despite neither planting any tree nor applying for the award.

May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022

Thousands of ship-breaking workers not getting Eid bonus

Using a loophole in the labour act, ship-breaking-yard owners are depriving thousands of workers of festival bonuses, which is, according to the workers, a great injustice ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

April 6, 2022
April 6, 2022

218PC RISE IN 27YRS

Bangladesh has seen a sharp rise in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the last 27 years, as the country depends largely on fossil fuels for energy, says a report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group III.

March 29, 2022
March 29, 2022

Govt chokes on air pollution measures

Bangladesh’s air quality has been the worst in the world for two years in a row -- a worrying development that will only become more acute if strict measures are not taken now such as specific legislation to check the menace.

March 27, 2022
March 27, 2022

‘Legalising’ illegal sand mining

In the last five years, local influential people have raked in Tk 180 crore by ripping apart Fasiakhali and Fulchhari forests using a lease document, which Forest Department has repeatedly been trying to get cancelled, but in vain.

March 21, 2022
March 21, 2022

Chakaria Sundarbans nears extinction as shrimp farming takes over

If you cruise through the Ujantia canal up to its estuary with the Matamuhuri river of Cox’s Bazar, you will see the last remnants of a mangrove forest, almost obliterated from the country’s south-eastern landscape.

March 6, 2022
March 6, 2022

Visiting Sundarbans just got costlier

The government has revised fees in the Sundarbans after a decade, doubling it for both local and foreign tourists and for people whose livelihoods depend on it.

March 3, 2022
March 3, 2022

No country for elephants

As if it wasn’t hard enough for elephants to survive in this country, in a tragic development, it was discovered that they are not just dying by electrocution. Shooting down the animals straight up has become seemingly rampant to protect encroached forest lands.

February 25, 2022
February 25, 2022

When land costs more than just money

On an unfortunate morning in April 2009, Kabir Ahmed and his wife were working in the backyard of their home in Patenga of port city. All of a sudden, an altercation over land broke out in front of them. At one point, some people swooped on a youth and hacked him with machetes.

February 22, 2022
February 22, 2022

Senior secretary pulled strings

Sacked ACC officer Sharif Uddin said the senior secretary of a ministry, who had links to the land acquisition scammers in Cox’s Bazar, used his influence to get him fired from his job.