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  1. West Bengal Chief Minister Opposes Water Releases to Bangladesh

    7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KOLKATA, India Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of India’s West Bengal state, spoke out this week about the central government’s decision to release water from the Teesta and Farakka barrages to neighboring ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/07/2013 - 10:13

  2. Indian NGO Launches Campaign Against China’s Brahmaputra Dam Plans

    6 Nov 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUWAHATI, India Guwahati-based NGO Jana Jagriti this week announced the launch of an awareness campaign, “Save Brahmaputra,” that aims to establish a consensus against Chinese plans to construct at least three ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/06/2013 - 10:08

  3. 200 Million People at Risk of Exposure to Toxic Pollution Globally

    6 Nov 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States More than 200 million people in low- and medium-income countries are at risk of exposure to toxic pollution, according to the new report released this week by sustainability NGO ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/06/2013 - 10:08

  4. South Asia Aims to Become Open Defecation Free by 2023

    29 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal At the fifth South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN), which concluded on in Kathmandu, on October 24, governments from eight South Asian countries committed themselves to becoming an ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/29/2013 - 10:03

  5. ADB Approves $250 Million Loan to Expand Water Supply in Dhaka

    24 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on October 23 approved a new $250 million USD loan to expand and improve the quality of water supply in Bangladesh’s capital city, Dhaka. “The city is ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/24/2013 - 10:03

  6. ADB Lends Bangladesh $110 Million for Private Infrastructure Projects

    22 Oct 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week announced a new $110 million loan to Bangladesh for investment in private-sector infrastructure projects, including water and sanitation, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/22/2013 - 10:05

  7. Unplanned Groundwater Use Increases Salinity in Bangladesh’s Coastal Aquifers

    21 Oct 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh’s coastal aquifers are becoming more saline at an alarming rate due to unplanned groundwater use by agriculture and sea level rise caused by climate change, according to experts. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/21/2013 - 10:19

  8. India Moving Forward With Drinking Water Quality Center in Kolkata

    21 Oct 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KOLKATA, India The Indian government is moving forward with plans to establish a drinking water quality center in Kolkata, according to Pankaj Jain, secretary for the federal Ministry of Drinking Water and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/21/2013 - 10:19

  9. Bangladesh’s Slum Dwellers Need Sanitation Coverage: Experts

    9 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Disadvantaged people in Bangladesh, including those who live in slums, flood-prone and hilly areas, need access to sanitation services if the country is to achieve 100 percent coverage, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/09/2013 - 10:03

  10. India Accused of Pressuring China on Brahmaputra River

    9 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China A leading Chinese think-tank has accused India of leveraging international support to pressure China not to build dams on the trans-boundary Brahmaputra River. The influential National Institute ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/09/2013 - 11:57

  11. ADB Committed to Inclusive Growth in Bangladesh

    8 Oct 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report DHAKA Asian Development Bank The Asian Development Bank (ADB) remains committed to supporting Bangladesh in achieving inclusive and sustainable growth, ADB Vice President for Administration and Corporate Management, ...

    Local Press Report - 10/08/2013 - 09:58

  12. Bangladesh's WASA to Supply Slums With Water

    24 Sep 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report DHAKA The Financial Express Dhaka WASA (Water Supply and Sewerage Authority) Sunday signed two deals with five NGOs with a view to providing water to Low Income Community (LIC) of Sattola slum of Mohakhali and the ...

    Local Press Report - 09/24/2013 - 09:58

  13. Destruction of Freshwater Sources in Bangladesh Threatens Food Security, Health

    19 Sep 2013- 09:55 by Local Press Report DHAKA The Daily Star The country’s food security and public health will be in danger if the rivers and wetlands are destroyed at the present rate, experts said at a seminar yesterday. The Bangladesh Institute of ...

    Local Press Report - 09/19/2013 - 09:55

  14. Teesta Treaty Stalled Due to Indian Politics: Bangladeshi Foreign Minister

    18 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, who for the past several months has been pushing neighboring India toward a water-sharing accord for the trans-boundary Teesta River, admitted last ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/18/2013 - 10:01

  15. Bangladesh’s Ground and Surface Water Supply Are Inadequate for Food Production: UN

    17 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh’s ground and surface water supplies are inadequate for food production, particularly during the country’s dry season, according to the recently launched United Nations Water ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/17/2013 - 10:02

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