Thursday, July 18, 2024

Sand trading or river grabbing?

Govt launches drive to protect Turag, locals sceptic In a drive against river grabbing often under the cover of sand trading, the Dhaka district administration yesterday removed heaps of sand from the foreshore of the Turag river, but did not arrest or fine anyone. Administration officials, who conducted the drive at Sinnirtek in the capital’s Mirpur, ... Read more

Fresh grabbing narrows Turag

Wrongly Set-up Pillars Fresh grabbing narrows Turag Land grabbers have occupied a large portion of the Turag river after the Gazipur district administration “wrongly” put up boundary pillars along the dry-season waterline, excluding much of the river land. Since the pillars were set up nine months ago, river grabbers in their dozens have been filling ... Read more