Pinaki Roy | The Daily Star
  • Pinaki Roy

  • 16,000 acres of forest at risk

    The Forest Department is in fear of permanently losing around 16,000 acres of Sal forest in Mymensingh’s Bhaluka upazila as the land ministry recorded it as khas and private land.
  • Rivers in Dhaka, Ctg: PM approves masterplan to save them

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved a masterplan to free all major rivers in and around Dhaka and Chattogram cities from encroachment and pollution by 2030.
  • Dhaka rivers under onslaught

    The rotten stench emanating from the polluted Buriganga water hits the nostrils even before reaching the river’s bank.
  • The curse of contamination

    The water was once so clear that you could see to the bottom. Locals used to drink water from the canal and also bathed in it. Now what one would find there is black liquid flowing down the river. It smells so bad that it is hard to stand beside it, said Tara Mia, an elderly man from Barabari village.
  • Air pollution: Tanneries burning leather wastes at Dhaleshwari

    For last two years the authorities of Tannery Industrial Estate are polluting the Dhaleshwari river dumping liquid waste as their effluent treatment plant is not ready yet, now they are also polluting air by burning leather wastes in the bank of the Dhaleshwari.