This used to be a hillock at Doripura village in Narsingdi’s Shibpur upazila. The owner has illegally sold off the soil to brick kilns, caring little about the damage done to the environment. Locals said that mobile courts often raid the area and fine errant owners, but the raids fail to stop the activity.
Photo: Jahidul Islam
A BIWTA excavator knocks down a warehouse of Metro Courier, illegally built on the Turag, during an eviction drive in Savar’s Birulia yesterday. The authorities plan to install demarcation pillars and construct walkways along the riverbanks to protect the water body from encroachment.
Photo: Palash Khan
Excavation by the Dhaka South City Corporation has given a new lease of life to this section of the old channel of the Buriganga in the capital’s Kamrangirchar. The channel was completely blocked. The city corporation plans to beautify the channel.
Photo: Rashed Shumon
Two factions of Chhatra League activists throw chairs at each other as they fight over who would chant slogans at a rally near Chattogram Zilla Parishad Market. Four or five were injured at the event organised by the 14-party combine yesterday.