The furnace oil that spilled from the derailed wagons of Bangladesh Railways travelled to arable lands, canals and ponds of nearby areas, jeopardising the eco-system of the area, leaving a negative

Despite a ban on polythene shopping bags, they are being traded and used throughout the country due to lack of government initiatives to promote jute bags as an alternative.

A bench of Justice Mirza Hussain Haider and Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar pronounced the verdict rejecting seven writ petitions filed by several rickshaws-van associations in Dhaka and Chit

The High Court on Thursday declared illegal the running of battery-run rickshaws in Dhaka and Chittagong metropolitan cities.

Fisheries and livestock minister Muhammed Sayedul Hoque Tuesday said the government will take measures to stop excessive use of chemicals in fish ponds and wetlands, on public health concerns.

The government will streamline entry of visitors and local people into the Saundarbans for protecting its bio-diversity, especially the endangered Royal Bengal Tigers.

In just one year, health ministry officials have misused at least $70 million of funds provided for a major development programme primarily financed by the World Bank and the governments of Britain

The National Board of Revenue has taken an initiative to prepare a list of polluting industries for imposing and collecting newly introduced green tax, officials said.

At least 50 houses were damaged as a tornado lashed two villages of Tazumuddin in Bhola on Monday.

Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration Company, Bapex, on Saturday discovered a small gas reserve at Rupganj in Narayanganj, officials said.