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    Untreated faecal matters threaten public health in Bangladesh

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:07am on November 01, 2019

    Inability to manage sewage poses serious health hazard for the Dhaka population. An overpopulated urban centre, which is almost bursting at the seams, is now...

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    No progress in relocating religious establishments  

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2019

    No move was taken so far to relocate 45 mosques with madrassahs and a mandir from the banks of four rivers flowing by the capital...

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    Padma devours 350 homesteads in Rajbari

    Shahjahan Biswas . Manikganj | Updated at 12:00am on October 10, 2019

    At least 350 homesteads and 500 hectares of crop land in Daulatdia and Debagram union in Goalunda of Rajbari were devoured by the River Padma...

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    Padma disrupts road communications

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:29am on October 06, 2019

    The authorities diverted traffic on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway since Saturday as heavy currents in the Padma River hampered ferry services between Paturia and the Daulatdia...

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    India’s river water withdrawal causes encroachment, pollution 

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 01:17am on October 02, 2019

    The national river conservation commission in its latest annual report has identified indiscriminate withdrawal of waters from the trans-boundary rivers upstream by India as a...

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    Movement for saving rivers in Bangladesh is for existence: Marc Yaggi

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:30am on September 24, 2019

    Waterkeeper Alliance’s executive director Marc Yaggi at a World Rivers Day celebrations programme held in Nepal on Sunday said that the movement for saving rivers...

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    Strong current, poor navigability disrupt ferry services

    Our Correspondent . Munshiganj | Updated at 02:51am on September 23, 2019

    Ferry services on Shimulia-Kathalbari route disrupted for around eight hours following strong current and poor navigability on the River Padma on Sunday. Thousands of passengers...

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    MPs accused of breaching laws regarding rivers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:30am on September 23, 2019

    Green campaigners and river conservators at a discussion marking the World Rivers Day said that many members of parliament were violating the laws by polluting...

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    Rivers as ‘living entities’ still left in the lurch

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2019

    ANY legal mechanism appears to be unfortunately absent centring on issues of river conservation and the fair share of the water of transborder rivers, with ...

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    Government plans to free Dhaka rivers from pollution

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 12:56am on September 19, 2019

    The government is considering an integrated effort to free four rivers of the capital from pollution after the completion of ongoing efforts for protecting the...