Bangladesh seeks Indian cooperation to build $4 billion Ganges barrage

Bangladesh seeks to build a massive barrage to reverse the damage of rising salinity in the Ganga basin The Bangladeshi government has reached out to India in building the Ganges barrage on the Padma river – as the Ganga is known in Bangladesh. The barrage will be a...

Flooding worsens in Brahmaputra basin

RANGPUR, Sept 3 (BSS): The flood situation deteriorated further following inundation of more areas due to further rise of water levels of major rivers in the Brahmaputra basin in 24 hours until Thursday morning. Officials at the Bangladesh Water Development Board...

Bangladesh water resource minister in Delhi to talk on Teesta

Bangladesh Water Resource Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud arrives in New Delhi on Saturday evening for a crucial talk on Teesta water sharing and other relevant issues with his Indian counterpart Uma Bharati. A senior diplomatic official in the Bangladesh High Commission...

New Delhi reassures Dhaka over Teesta water-sharing deal

India has reassured Bangladesh that it is taking all necessary steps to clear the long-pending Teesta water-sharing agreement. “We are trying to take all stakeholders on board so that it (agreement) does not face any hurdles,” said a government official quoting Indian...

Govt eyes tunnel under Brahmaputra: PM

Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina said on Thursday her government was actively considering construction of a tunnel under the Brahmaputra river to link Balashighat in Gaibandha district with Bahadurabadghat of Jamalpur district, according to our correspondent from...

Concern over major rivers of Bangladesh

Bangladeshi river experts and environmentalists expressed concern over India’s fresh move to implement the controversial river linking project that will connect trans-boundary rivers and divert water to southern Indian states. The project, if implemented, will...