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Chemicals killing Buriganga By Other | Last Updated: 4th June, 2017, 00:00

The river Buriganga, the lifeline of the capital Dhaka, is gradually losing its life as a huge quantity of untreated chemical waste is being dumped in the river everyday, polluting its water.

Chemicals killing Buriganga

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Back Page
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Metropolis
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Editorial
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Opinion
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Asia
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World
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Culturetainment
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Winner
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My Districts
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Campus
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Business
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