Save Our Rivers | The Daily Star
  • 'Direct DCs to go tough on river grabbers'

    The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has asked the cabinet secretary to give directions to district deputy commissioners (DCs) to save rivers from encroachers and take legal action against them.

  • The grim picture of our rivers

    “Killing a river is virtually a collective suicide of all” - High Court observation (July 1, 2019)

  • Dhaka rivers under onslaught

    The rotten stench emanating from the polluted Buriganga water hits the nostrils even before reaching the river’s bank.

  • Waterbodies at the mercy of polluters

    The effluent from several industries in Madhabpur upazila of Habiganj is polluting local canals and rivers, threatening fish population and adversely affecting people’s lives in the area.

  • Bangshi endangered

    The Bangshi River was once an indispensable part of everyday life for the people of Nolam village in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka.

  • Empty promises cannot save Karnaphuli

    Politicians made promises, the courts gave directives, National River Conservation Commission urged actions and finally, last year a master plan was formulated to save the Karnaphuli river from pollution and encroachment.

  • Mighty Korotoa a myth now

    The once mighty Korotoa now barely flows through Bogura district. Issues like unbridled pollution, a regulator that obstructs natural flow, and gradual decrease in water from upstream have almost chocked the river down, said experts and locals.

  • Only PM's direct intervention can save the rivers of Bangladesh

    Bangabandhu’s Sonar Bangla, people’s Sonar Bangla, history’s Sonar Bangla will be a barren Sonar Bangla with its rivers polluted, grabbed and encroached upon and rendered lifeless. SAVE THEM TO SAVE US.