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    Influential people encroach on Charsubudhi canal

    Our Correspondent . Narsingdi  | Updated at 12:21am on February 08, 2020

    A section of influential people, including local union parishad chairman and Awami League leaders, are grabbing a hundred-year-old canal passing through the east side of...

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    Comprehensive plan, effective execution needed to save Bangladesh rivers

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 25, 2020

    THE government coming to prepare and publish a list of 49,558 grabbers of rivers across the country is a welcome first step to save the...

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    Bangladesh spots 49,558 river grabbers: minister

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:00am on January 24, 2020

    The government has spotted a total of 49,558 grabbers of river lands across the country, state minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury told parliament on...

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    Holistic approach must for protection of rivers

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2020

    THE government appears to have done very little about the protection of rivers from encroachment and pollution, letting the rivers die slowly. The illegal grabbing...

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    Balu in peril, becomes public health threat

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 12:36am on January 13, 2020

    The 50-kilometre-long Balu River flowing from Gazipur to Narayanganj through the eastern Dhaka city is in peril for massive encroachments by both government and private...

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    Eviction drives alone won’t protect Bangladesh rivers

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 25, 2019

    RIVERS are faced with a slow death across Bangladesh. The illegal occupation of river land and indiscriminate disposal of industrial and municipal wastes into the...

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    Half-hearted commitment exposed in river grabber list

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2019

    ECOLOGICAL integrity of the nation and livelihood of larger population are dependent on the rivers of Bangladesh. The slow deaths of many rivers have already...

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    BIWTA, DSCC, 4 realtors among 959 grabbers

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 12:32am on September 16, 2019

    The Dhaka district administration found no encroachers on the five of the eight rivers flowing through or around the district. The list of grabbers sent...

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    Govt determined to save rivers: minister

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 08:48pm on July 06, 2019

    The government is determined to protect the rivers from encroachment, home minister Asaduzzaman Khan said on Saturday. He was speaking at a rally at Kamrangirchar...

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    BIWTA demolishes parts of factory despite protests

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on April 29, 2019

    A Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority team demolished parts of two buildings of a dying factory on Sunday as the buildings were built on unlawfully...