Several hundred activists joined by a British MP gathered on Monday at a border crossing between Bangladesh and India to protest against the planned building of a controversial dam by India.

Some experts have warned that two rivers in Bangladesh's Sylhet region -- the Surma and Kushiara -- will dry up if India dams a third river, the Tipaimukh, which runs through both counrties.

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BEIJING: The Chinese government on Thursday said it would not undertake dam projects on the Brahmaputra river that would damage India

NEW DELHI: Amid reports in a section of the media that China is building a dam across the Brahmaputra, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Wednesday said the issue was raised with Beijing several times, and each time it denied that it was engaged in any such activity.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said China had not constructed any dam on the Brahmaputra river that would have been a matter of concern for India, according to Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorje Khandu.

Khandu, who led a delegation of state leaders to Singh, said the prime minister had also told them that India would tackle diplomatically the boundary issue with China.

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Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said Pakistan will soon raise the issue of a dam being constructed by India at the Chenab river, reports our Pakistan correspondent.

"Soon an expert lawyer would be engaged to raise the matter at the international forum. We have already discussed the thing with India," Mr Zardari said.

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BEIJING: China has expressed

Dhaka will take an initiative for holding a regional dialogue on water sharing of the trans-border rivers as the upper riparian India continues unilateral withdrawal of waters depriving Bangladesh of its due share.

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