Rare Nilgai rescued in Chapainawabganj

A rare Nilgai, once believed to be extinct, was rescued by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members from Chapainawabganj's Shibganj upazila yesterday night. BGB members spotted the nilgai, the largest antelope in Asia, just 150 yards away from border pillars in Masudpur village around 10:00am, reports our Chapainawabganj correspondent quoting BGB members. The animal was handed…

Risking lives to rescue horses in Philippine

The horses were still caked in grey ash as they stepped off the boat, lucky beneficiaries of a risky rescue mission to ground zero of the Philippines' Taal volcano eruption. Their owners are among many small operators who rely on the modest money generated by the beasts ferrying tourists up the volcano, a popular attraction…

Legal notice seeks livewire removal to protect monkeys

People for Animal Welfare (PAW), an organisation dedicated to welfare of street animals, has served a legal notice to Bangladesh Forest Department and Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board after overhead electrical power lines installed inside Mymensingh’s Santoshpur Reserve Forest injured and killed monkeys in the forest. Supreme Court Advocate Barrister Shihab Uddin Khan on behalf of People…

Of bushfires, Bangladesh and climate change

Every Bangladeshi living overseas is used to having their motherland associated with natural disasters, namely floods and cyclones. This can feel humiliating at times. It is the expatriates’ burden to perpetually challenge the sometimes negative, international image of Bangladesh. Now Bangladeshis living in Australia have embraced their adopted homeland in the wake of the worst…

Cold wave to continue for 3-4 days

The cold wave coursing through the country is likely to continue for another three to four days especially over the northwestern districts extending up to Dhaka, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department’s latest forecast. Parts of Rangpur division and Jashore, Tangail and Dhaka districts have been experiencing the cold wave, more than most other parts of…