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China Dowari: A fish trap raising alarm

The government's years of effort to protect aquatic life by banning the use 'current net' in the country's waterbodies will be in vain if the use 'China Dowari' fishtrap -- which is becoming more popular in Rangpur -- is also banned. According to officials from the Department of Fisheries, the new trap is stronger and cheaper than the current net. It also has a finer net. They also stated that even the smallest fish and other organisms will be affected by China Dowari's use in fishing. Many fishers believe that this trap is becoming more popular because of its durability, affordability, and bigger catch. This correspondent witnessed the rampant use of China Dowaris in the Teesta River during a recent visit to various areas in Gangachara Upazila, Rangpur. Abdul Kuddus from Alaler Char, in the upazila said that he bought 60 feet from Bogura after hearing about the "specially-designed fishing trap". It catches fish of all sizes and is far more efficie

Unite to restore democracy: RWP

On Friday, leaders of the Revolutionary Workers Party of Bangladesh called on the opposition political parties to join forces to restore democracy in the country. Saiful Huq, general secretary of the party, stated that Awami Liga came to power in 2018 through a controversial election. Saiful stated that people could not vote in the election. Saiful stated that opposition political parties should work together to restore the right to vote. The rally was chaired by Bannishikha Jamali (central leader of the party), central leaders Akbar Khan and Abu Hasan Tipu, Apollo Jamali, and other speakers. A protest procession followed the rally.