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  • Agricultural land taken from 20 for building power plant

    Rakhine land grabbed in Barguna

    Around 70 acres of agricultural land of some 20 Rakhine people have allegedly been grabbed by a private company for setting up a coal-fired power plant in Barguna’s Taltali upazila.

  • 29.60 acres of Dhaleshwari River grabbed: survey

    A survey report by Manikganj district administration revealed that a total of 29.60 acres of the Dhaleshwari River in the district have been encroached by land grabbers.

  • Eviction drive on, so is grabbing

    Even as the authorities are removing illegal structures along roads and highways, illegal occupants continue to set up new ones.

  • Land grabbing: Sylhet industrialist Ragib Ali gets 14yrs’ jail

    A Sylhet court jails industrialist Ragib Ali for 14 years and sentences different terms of imprisonment to his son, daughter and two others in a case filed for forging legal papers and grabbing the endowed land of Tarapur Tea Estate in Sylhet.

  • Women keep vigil to protect homes

    Khasi women of two punjees in Moulvibazar's Sreemangal upazila have started guarding their houses and betel leaf gardens in a bid to

  • Bill placed to free occupied railway land

    A bill has been placed at the parliament to recover occupied railway property that has a maximum of seven-year rigorous imprisonment as punishment for defaulters.

  • Mro life turned upside down

    Jhum cultivation is what Kumrao Mro did for a living until recently he has lost his land in Lama upazila of Bandarban to the relentless

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    ACC nets 13 over different scams

    The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) arrests 13 persons from different parts of the country for misappropriating over Tk 9.5 crore and grabbing lands.

  • Grabbers feast on Dhaka schools

    Gendaria Mahila Samity Govt Primary School has over 1,650 students but its compound is so small that just a 10th of the children face difficulty in playing in the ground during recess.

  • Ruling party men grabbing Hindus’ lands: Ershad

    Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad alleges that the ruling party men are grabbing lands of the Hindu people who voted the government to power.

  • Land grabbing in former enclave

    As inhabitants of the 166 enclaves celebrate the end of 68 years of statelessness with the historic swapping of enclaves between India and Bangladesh completed, some of them are left to confront some harsh realities on the ground, such as land grabbing by powerful stakeholders in the enclaves that have gone unchallenged for the most part over the past decades.

  • Land grabbing in former enclave

    As inhabitants of the 166 enclaves celebrate the end of 68 years of statelessness with the historic swapping of enclaves between India and Bangladesh completed, some of them are left to confront some harsh realities on the ground, such as land grabbing by powerful stakeholders in the enclaves that have gone unchallenged for the most part over the past decades.

  • Book Gulshan lake encroachers: HC

    The High Court orders authorities to take action within a week against those responsible for encroaching Gulshan Lake in Dhaka.

  • HC questions acceptance of charges against Moudud

    The High Court questions the legality of a lower court order that accepted charges against former BNP minister Moudud Ahmed in a land related case.

  • A shameful reality

    A disturbing media report tells us about the plight of at least 14 Hindu families that have been evicted by land grabbers allegedly at the behest of influential quarters in Barguna District.

  • Probe eviction of 14 Hindu families

    AT least 14 Hindu families have been evicted by land grabbers, allegedly at the behest of a local Jubo League leader, in Taltaliupazila of Barguna district.

  • Plain land adivasis need help

    It is disquieting to see that plain land adivasis are increasingly falling victim to land grabbing. A press conference organised by two minority rights groups on Tuesday revealed that in the last two months, two murders, a rape, a rape attempt and looting of 60 Santal houses took place in the northern part of the country.

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