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A black river runs through it

A black river runs through it

Editorial

Sun, May 19 2019

There is still some chance of reversing this tragedy

Buriganga: The world’s largest...

Buriganga: The world’s largest...

Dhaka

Sat, May 18 2019

Several BIWTA officials derisively refer to the Buriganga as “the largest sewer in the...

14 rivers in Dinajpur dry up due to...

14 rivers in Dinajpur dry up due to...

Nation

Sun, Mar 10 2019

The riverbeds are filled with silt, sediment and dust particles, causing narrow streams to become...

Can a river be a legal person?

Can a river be a legal person?

Raihan Rahman Rafid

Thu, Feb 14 2019

What is the best way to protect our rivers? 

‘Powerless’ river commission eying law...

‘Powerless’ river commission eying law...

Regulations

Fri, Feb 8 2019

The commission, which was formed in 2013 as a recommending body with no statutory power of implementation...

Habibun Nahar slots into her new role...

Habibun Nahar slots into her new role...

Government Affairs

Mon, Jan 7 2019

The new deputy minister for environment, forest and climate change took oath on Monday

Averting a water crisis

Averting a water crisis

Editorial

Wed, Oct 31 2018

Safe drinking water should be treated as a basic human right

In pictures: Padma River erosion hits...

In pictures: Padma River erosion hits...

Image Gallery

Tue, Sep 11 2018

The erosion has been ongoing for the past few years, recently it has taken a turn for the worse

Getting tough on  grabbers and...

Getting tough on grabbers and...

Editorial

Fri, Jul 27 2018

Saving our rivers is a more important goal that short-term profit, or petty political interests

CCCI president calls to declare Halda...

CCCI president calls to declare Halda...

Nation

Tue, Jun 26 2018

'The river directly contributes Tk800 crore to the national economy every year'

Heavy rain, flooding make life difficult...

Heavy rain, flooding make life difficult...

Nation

Wed, Jun 13 2018

Persistent rain and steady onrush of hill waters have raised the water levels of Monu

Preservation of rivers and canals can...

Preservation of rivers and canals can...

Dhaka

Sun, Jun 3 2018

During the rainy season every year, the citizens of Dhaka have to wade through water

Teesta river fuller again, flow...

Teesta river fuller again, flow...

Nation

Thu, Apr 19 2018

Farmers will benefit

Sylhet’s once-mighty Surma now losing...

Sylhet’s once-mighty Surma now losing...

Special

Mon, Apr 16 2018

'If the projects are carried out, some flow will return to the river'

The dying rivers of Bangladesh

The dying rivers of Bangladesh

Image Gallery

Sat, Apr 7 2018

Bangladesh, a riverine country, boasts one of the world’s largest river systems. But climate change and...

Waste not, want not

Waste not, want not

Opinion

Sun, Feb 18 2018

Haphazard dumping of such waste poses immense risks to the health and safety of citizens

Borrowing from our children

Borrowing from our children

Ekram Kabir , Ekram Kabir

Fri, Nov 10 2017

Wouldn’t life be beautiful if we took care of Mother Earth?

‘We have failed to protect our...

‘We have failed to protect our...

Environment

Thu, Oct 5 2017

'Even though there was a High Court verdict given to protect rivers, the government and people with vested...

River dredging training: Assam to send...

River dredging training: Assam to send...

South Asia

Wed, Sep 13 2017

The dredging of the Brahmaputra from Sadiya to the Bangladesh border is scheduled to start in...

Is life so cheap?

Is life so cheap?

Editorial

Mon, Sep 11 2017

No longer can we have unsafe boats on our rivers. No more can we allow negligent boat operators to run...

The proposed bridge on the River...

The proposed bridge on the River...

Foreign Affairs

Sun, Jul 9 2017

The bridge is going to be constructed in India’s Mizoram state where the river is called...