Mostafa Yousuf

October 20, 2022
October 20, 2022

Dhaka ranks 4th among 20 most unsustainable cities

Dhaka has been ranked fourth amongst the 20 most unsustainable megacities in the world, as the capital is reeling from rapid depletion of greenery, water scarcity and exploding population, says a global report.

October 19, 2022
October 19, 2022

Solar power the saviour

Bangladesh could generate 6,500 megawatts of solar electricity in the next three years if the country invests $11 billion in solar instead of importing LNG from the spot market at the same cost, said global energy think-tank Ember.

October 19, 2022
October 19, 2022

Chattogram: A city of fading greenery

Once upon a time, the country’s port city was celebrated for its lush vegetation and green hills. However, in the last three decades, the city has already lost half its greenery to unchecked, unplanned urbanisation.

October 4, 2022
October 4, 2022

Padma bridge wildlife sanctuary: 2 years on, still confined to words

Two years have passed since the declaration of the Padma Bridge Wildlife Sanctuary, but the forest department is yet to take any steps to conserve the biodiversity of the Padma.

October 3, 2022
October 3, 2022

New horizon in climate research

Climate Technology Park, launched on Saturday in Gazipur’s Sripur upazila, is set to open a new horizon in adaptation research to tackle the impacts of climate change.

September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022

Essentials getting pricier again

Prices of eggs, rice, vegetables and flour have risen in the capital’s kitchen markets again, increasing the burden on those with limited incomes.  

September 16, 2022
September 16, 2022

Prison in forestland: 2 govt agencies face off over land demarcation

The Department of Prison and the Forest Department are at odds over demarcation of forestland in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

September 7, 2022
September 7, 2022

A welcome impact, but challenges remain

Unbridled sand mining that had been ravaging the reserve forest in Cox’s Bazar’s Chakaria has slowed down, thanks to the heightened surveillance by the Forest Department.

August 21, 2022
August 21, 2022

Irregularities in regularisation: Forest guards in jeopardy

Mostafa Jamal Uddin Talukdar started working for the Forest Department as a forest guard in 1987. He has been continuing his service in the same post for the last 33 years without a single promotion.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

They finally woke up

Four days after the tragedy that killed five of a family in Uttara, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) authority finally started setting up safety barriers along around 10 kilometres of the project area, from Uttara to Gazipur.