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May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

Momen leaves for Guwahati to attend river conference

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen today (May 27, 2022) left for Guwahati to attend the third edition of international river conference titled, “NADI Conclave”, from May 28-29 that will be inaugurated by his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar.

February 9, 2020
February 9, 2020

Government to ensure navigability in 10,000km of river routes: State minister for shipping

The government has taken measures to ensure navigability in 10,000 kilometres of river routes through dredging 178 rivers, State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury tells parliament.

November 10, 2017
November 10, 2017

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.

August 7, 2017
August 7, 2017

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.

December 12, 2016
December 12, 2016

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.

June 6, 2016
June 6, 2016

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

May 4, 2016
May 4, 2016

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.

April 2, 2016
April 2, 2016

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.

March 24, 2016
March 24, 2016

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.

March 21, 2016
March 21, 2016

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.