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15 missing as boat sinks in Padma

At least 15 people went missing as a small boat capsized in the Padma River at Bairagir Char in Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia on Tuesday afternoon. Locals said a group of 20-22 people hired the boat to go to a shoal that emerged recently into the middle of the river from Bairagir Char on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. As the boat which started for the shoal around 3:00pm sank after it caught in a violent storm. Locals rescued six of the passengers...

River, where?

River, where?

Only a year ago, Mostafa Mia used to fish in the eastern channel of the Jamuna under the Bangabandhu bridge. Now, the channel is dead; it is nothing but a strip of sandy land. The water level of the Jamuna has never dropped to this low in the last one decade. At Bahadurabad point on...

Stop sand extraction from Padma in Rajshahi: HC

The High Court today directed the government to immediately take steps to stop extraction of sand from the river Padma at Charghat upazila in Rajshahi in order to protect its ecology from damage. It also issued a rule upon the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks why the extraction should not be declared illegal. In response to a writ petition by Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (Bela), the court asked the government to submit a report to it after complying with...

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