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  • Sewage taints rivers, canals

    In the absence of modern treatment facilities, a cringe-worthy 80 percent of the capital's sewage goes directly into rivers and water bodies.

  • Protect the four rivers of Dhaka

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the authorities concerned to strengthen their efforts to keep the four rivers surrounding the capital free from pollution.

  • Tevez double leads Boca to victory at River

    A brilliant Carlos Tevez scored twice in the final half hour as Boca Juniors came from 2-1 down to beat River Plate 4-2 at El Monumental in a thrilling Argentine 'superclasico' on Sunday.

  • Illegal sand lifting poses erosion threat

    Up to 17 times a day tractor driver Nabir Hossain from Kulaaghat village in Lalmonirhat sadar upazila carts a trailer-load of sand away from the Darla riverbed. “Each trailer load sells for up to Tk. 1,400 on the mainland,” he says. Like Hossain many locals earn their keep

  • Padma Bridge project: River training to be dearer

    The cost of the Padma Bridge River Training Works (RTW) is likely to increase further as additional areas have been brought under the RTW beyond the original plan due to excessive erosion of the river banks.

  • Activists doubt Unesco’s upcoming Sundarbans report

    The National Committee to Protect Sundarbans expresses doubt over the report on the Sundarbans that the Unesco is about to prepare based on their recent visit to the largest mangrove forest.

  • Shela ban is permanent

    The government has imposed a permanent ban on the plying of all types of vessels through the Shela river in the Sundarbans, amid concern over frequent incidents of vessel capsize in the river.

  • Sundarbans’ Shela river route banned, case filed

    All vessels have been barred from using the Shela river route through the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest and a listed heritage site, days after a coal-laden vessel sank in the river. This is the second time the route has been banned after an oil tanker sank in the same river a year ago.

  • Up to an uphill Padma task

    The Amazon and the Padma are the two most unpredictable and treacherous rivers in the world. And as the mighty Padma carries huge volumes of sediments making its bed very soft and tricky, building a bridge on it depends on controlling its behaviour.

  • Devotees brave fog, cold at Biswa Ijtema

    The quest for the soul’s salvation drives countless devotees to brave the inclement weather at the Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj.

  • Plan your day trip adventure

    A routine day in the life of a Dhakaiite. As wonderful as this city of millions is, it can often become taxing to go on day upon day without any break. The tedium of the hectic city life can be relieved with a little time out from our busy metropolis. Coming weekend, instead of heading off for another expensive dinner to the multitude of restaurants sprouting around Dhaka, why not drive away for a short trip out of the city?

  • How much would Maradona be worth in 2015?

    Maradona would cost €40m at today's prices, having scored 119 times, won the Primera Division top scorer awards on three occasions and lifted the Youth World Cup in 1979.

  • People on Teesta bank frustrated (video)

    People of five upazilas in Lalmonirhat district living on the banks of Teesta river feel frustrated since Teesta deal will not take place during Indian Prime Minister PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh.