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  • 11 Oct 2019- 09:12 by Local Press Report DHAKA The Third Pole The brutal murder of a student in Bangladesh’s top university highlights the incendiary debate on water diplomacy with India, as well as the silencing of criticism of the government. Abrar Fahad was a second-year student of the
  • 1 Jul 2018- 09:46 by Local Press Report DHAKA Dhaka Tribune The World Bank has announced it will provide nearly half-a-billion dollars in grant-based support to help Bangladesh address the needs of the Rohingya refugees in areas such as: health, education, water and sanitation, disaster risk
  • 30 Oct 2017- 12:21 by Local Press Report DHAKA The Economic Times A UN report released on Sunday reported that 30 per cent of the 4,370 manual pumps installed are in poor condition and 36 per cent of the 24,773 latrines were about to overflow in southeastern Bangladesh where some 750,000 Rohingya
  • 19 Sep 2017- 09:49 by Local Press Report DHAKA teleSUR For Rohingya muslims fleeing to safety from the violence in Myanmar, torrential downpours are now adding to their plight. Heavy rains are causing more upheaval,with refugees living in flooded temporary shelters, many of which are located in
  • 25 Aug 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbek police have detained four Kyrgyz citizens in a disputed border zone, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two nations over the Kasan-Sai Reservoir. Kyrgyzstan’s border service reported on August 24th that the men
  • 20 Jul 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev has sent a letter to his Tajik counterpart, Kohir Rasulzoda, reiterating his country’s opposition to Tajikistan’s Rogun hydropower project. The letter came after Tajik President Imomali
  • 1 Jul 2016- 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Italian industrial group Salini Impregilo has won a $3.9 billion USD contract to build the dam for Tajikistan’s Rogun hydropower project. The deal for the project was signed following a meeting between Tajik President Imomali Rajhmon
  • 16 Jun 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh’s Water Resources Minister, Anisul Islam Mahmud, said this week that the government was hopeful that an agreement with India on sharing the Teesta River’s waters would be signed soon, “on the basis of equity, logic and
  • 29 Mar 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have withdrawn troops from a disputed region along their border, ending a standoff that began over a week ago over access to a reservoir that was being used in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz officials said on March 26th
  • 24 Mar 2016- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Tensions have increased along the border between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan over the past week, with each side restricting border crossings and the Kyrgyz government accusing its neighbor of building up its military presence at
  • 16 Oct 2015- 08:37 by Local Press Report TASHKENT World Bulletin Uzbek President Islam Karimov said Thursday that full-scale war could begin in Central Asia if Kyrgyzstan does not stop building new water-power plants under Russian patronage. Access Climate Conflict Corporate Risk Ecosystems Energy
  • 28 Aug 2015- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladeshi environmental groups this week held protests against a planned river-linking project on trans-boundary waterways in northeastern India. Delegates at a conference arranged by environmental groups the Bangladesh Poribesh
  • 3 Aug 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week reiterated the country’s opposition to the $3 billion USD, 3,600-megawatt Rogun Dam project on the Vakhsh River, a tributary of Amu Darya, in neighboring Tajikistan. “On July 22nd,
  • 2 Jun 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India and Bangladesh will not be signing a water-sharing agreement for the Teesta River during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official visit to Dhaka next week, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on May 31st.
  • 24 Feb 2015- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of India’s West Bengal state, this week assured Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikha Hasina that an agreement would soon be reached on sharing the waters of the trans-boundary Teesta River. Banerjee