A group of people removing a boat from a dried-up waterbody after its lessee extracted all the water to catch the last remaining amounts of fish at the Pukaria beel in Sylhet Sadar’s Baishtila area yesterday morning. Almost all the leaseholders of various waterbodies in the area have been doing this at the end of their leases, which is affecting the fish population and ultimately destroying the biodiversity. Environmental activists and citizens have placed blame on the authorities concerned for a lack of supervision.
PHOTO: SHEIKH NASIR
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia leaves her Gulshan home for Evercare Hospital in the city yesterday. The former prime minister underwent health check-ups at the medical facility as per the advice of the medical board constituted for her treatment. Photo: BNP