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Buriganga

Man drowns in Buriganga

A man died after felling in the Buriganga River while boarding a launch at capital's Sadarghat area this afternoon. The deceased is identified as -- Niaz Ahmed, 65, a resident of Chandpur district. Witnesses said that Niaz with his son Ridwan Ahmed were boarding on a Chandpur-bound launch around 12:30pm at Sadarghat Launch Terminal. Slipping from the boarding plank, Niaz fall into the water and drowned, they added. After half an hour of searching, fire service divers recovered his body from under the...

Save Buriganga from grabbing

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the authorities concerned to take effective measures to reclaim illegally occupied parts of the Buriganga river and free it of pollution. The orders came at a meeting organised yesterday on the recovery of all rivers around the capital, including Buriganga, and introduction of a circular road and a river route around Dhaka. "This is our project and we will have to implement it," the PM said.  After the meeting, PM's Press Secretary AKM Shameem Chowdhury briefed...

No Rab office in Buriganga

No Rab office in Buriganga

The government has decided to cancel allocation of land for building an office of Rapid Action Battalion's unit No. 10 in the second channel of the Buriganga at Kamrangirchar. The National Taskforce on River Conservation, at a special meeting today, decided to find an alternative site for the Rab-10 office. Housing and Public Works Minister...

PM calls for saving rivers

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday directed the ministries concerned to take strict measures to free major rivers in Dhaka and Chittagong from grabbing and pollution. “You have to free the Buriganga, Turag, Balu, Shitalakkhya and Karnaphuli [in Chittagong] from grabbing and pollution at any cost,” a minister quoted her as saying at the weekly cabinet meeting. The PM's directive came as a few ministers pointed out that the prime accused in the Narayanganj seven murder case, Nur Hossain, and independent lawmaker...

Encroaching Boral

Politicians blamed

Speakers at a programme yesterday said successive governments had failed to protect the country's rivers as the political will was lacking.   They came up with the observation at a meeting on saving the river Boral at the auditorium of Bangladesh Economic Society in the capital. With support of the Oxfam Bangladesh, the Riverine People organised the event chaired by Dr Abdul Matin, secretary general of the Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA). A researcher on the river Boral, Mahbub Siddiq, said leaders and...

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