river pollution

June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018

Industrial waste killing Halda fish

Hundreds of dead fish have been floating in the Halda river near the port city over the last few days following a suspected pollution by factories on its banks.

December 30, 2017
December 30, 2017

Poisoning the Dhaleshwari

After the Buriganga, the tannery industry is now polluting the Dhaleshwari river, as the central effluent treatment plant (CETP) for treating liquid waste and hazardous chemicals is yet to be fully operational.

December 27, 2017
December 27, 2017

Halda losing fish species

The Halda river, the lone source of natural carp breeding in South Asia, lost 26 of its fish species in the past seven years because of

December 21, 2017
December 21, 2017

Save rivers from pollution

Expressing concern over the ongoing pollution in Dhaleswari River because of dumping of tannery waste, green activists yesterday said

May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016

Plan to revive battered Buriganga

With all the previous efforts to save Buriganga river going in vain, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon yesterday came up with a plan to revive the river.

March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016

Losing fish to tobacco

As the nation's and possibly South Asia's major natural breeding ground for carp fishes like ruhi, katol and mrigal (Indian carp) from where fishermen collect spawns, the 98-kilometre Halda River that runs through Khagrachhari is unique.

March 20, 2016
March 20, 2016

Raw hide bar for Hazribagh tanneries from Apr 1

Government decides that raw hide will not be allowed in the tanneries at Hazaribagh in Dhaka from April 1 in order to force the tanneries to relocate out of the capital.

January 30, 2016
January 30, 2016

Action against river polluters

There are several ways our rivers are being gradually killed off. There have been illegal encroachments of many important rivers around the capital and this has gone on with impunity.

January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016

River polluters warned

Millions of gallons of untreated wastewaters, mainly from industries, are being dumped into the rivers around Dhaka city through as many as 185 outlets every day.

December 26, 2015
December 26, 2015

71-km human chain formed to save Turag

Environmentalists form a 71-km-long human chain on the banks of the Turag River demanding an end to pollution and grabbing of the river.

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