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  • 12 acres of Meghna leased out illegally

    The district administration in Munshiganj violated law by leasing out a 12-acre foreshore and floodplains of the Meghna in Char Betagi, said National River Conservation Commission Chairman Muzibur Rahman Howlader.
  • Fresh onslaught on Meghna

    A river under onslaught. An open defiance of a High Court order. And inept river custodians.
  • Curious foreign trip

    A team of soon-to-retire engineers and an administration official are leaving for the US and the UK on a two-week trip ostensibly to learn about digging canals, protecting river banks, restoring embankments, and dredging rivers, which they had been doing for over three decades.
  • 2009 HC Verdict: What the court directed and what’s been done

    The apex court in 2009 directed the government to demarcate the original territory of the four Dhaka rivers -- Buriganga, Turag, Balu Shitalakhya -- restore those rivers to their original state and protect them against grabbing and from pollution.
  • IF RIVERS DIE, SO WILL WE

    What was once considered encroachment has become outright murder. But the seriousness of the crime has done little to deter a carnival of corruption plaguing river management.
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