Teesta River

  • Hasina criticises Mamata for her stance against Teesta deal May 11, 2014

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday criticised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her "extremely unfortunate" stance against the Teesta water sharing deal, but expressed optimism on resolving the issue through dialogue. "It was extremely unfortunate, the chief minister of an Indian state, Mamata Banerjee raised objection (in signing...
  • Teesta water pact a difficult one, says Manmohan Singh March 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday told his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina that a pact on sharing Teesta river waters was "difficult" even as an agreement was desirable in the interests of the two countries. Manmohan Singh's remarks came during a 25-minute meeting with Hasina on the margins of the BIMSTEC...
  • Bangladesh hopeful of clinching Teesta water accord April 30, 2012

    Kolkata: Stressing that people of Bangladesh wanted the Teesta water sharing accord signed with India, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni on Sunday hoped the pact will be inked, saying the two countries were continuing discussions on the issue. "We are hopeful that the Teesta water sharing accord will be signed. The...
  • India, Bangladesh will ink Teesta pact: Hasina September 21, 2011

    New York: Hailing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent visit to Bangladesh as "really successful," Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina has expressed optimism that her country will be able to work out the Teesta water sharing agreement with India. India and Bangladesh had inked various pacts during Singh's visit earlier in September, but...
  • Teesta deal to be signed soon: Bangladesh PM September 17, 2011

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said India and Bangladesh will soon ink a pact on Teesta water sharing, but refused to specify any timeline for the landmark deal. "I will not mention any specific timeline for it. Rather, I will say that it is a matter of time....
  • India, B'desh sign cooperation, development pact September 7, 2011

    Dhaka: India and Bangladesh tonight signed a long-term Comprehensive Framework Agreement on Cooperation and Development that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described as a "contemporary blueprint" encompassing all forms and sectors of cooperation ranging from security, trade, transit and river water-sharing. The broad sweep of the agreement, signed by Singh and his...
  • Bangladesh unhappy over delay in Teesta deal September 6, 2011

    Dhaka: The failure to sign a deal on Teesta water sharing on Tuesday cast a shadow over the two-day visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Dhaka as Bangladesh summoned the Indian High Commissioner and bluntly conveyed its unhappiness on the issue. Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Mijarul Qayes called Indian envoy Rajeev...
  • Mamata row clouds PM's Bangladesh visit September 6, 2011

    New Delhi: The much anticipated first Prime Ministerial visit to Bangladesh in 12 years has literally run into troubled waters even before the visit began. Even after the government promised they won't go ahead with the Teesta River pact, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stays adamant, refusing to be...
  • PM calls Mamata, assures her on Teesta September 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday night and assured her that nothing will be done on the Teesta river water sharing issue with Bangladesh that will harm the interests of the state. The interests of West Bengal will be kept in mind...
  • Centre bows to Mamata, Teesta deal uncertain September 5, 2011

    Kolkata: The Prime Minister's Bangladesh visit seems to have run into troubled waters with West Bengal Chief Minster Mamta Banerjee backing out of it. She is said to be upset with final draft of the Teesta Water Sharing Agreement. After she decided to walk out of the visit, Foreign Secretary Ranjan...
  • Mamata's not going to Dhaka a gimmick: Left September 5, 2011

    Kolkata: West Bengal's Left Front on Monday assailed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's decision to cancel her trip to Dhaka in protest against the final draft of the Teesta water sharing agreement, calling it a 'gimmick' and expressed apprehension that it would affect the sensitive India-Bangladesh bilateral ties. However, Banerjee's Trinamool Congress...
  • India, Bangladesh unlikely to ink Teesta deal September 5, 2011

    New Delhi: India will finalise the Teesta River water sharing agreement with Bangladesh only after consulting governments of the states which are going to be affected by the deal, said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Monday. So the Teesta River water sharing agreement between the two countries is...
  • Mamata snubs PM, boycotts Bangladesh trip September 5, 2011

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has snubbed the Prime Minister by deciding not to accompany him on his visit to Bangladesh. Sources say she decided to call off the visit because of disagreements with the Centre over the water sharing agreement of River Teesta with Bangladesh. Sources in Writers...
  • Mamata snubs PM, opts out of Bangladesh visit September 4, 2011

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday backed out of the scheduled Bangladesh visit with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Sources said the Chief Minister was upset after serious differences arose with the Centre in the proposed Teesta River water sharing agreement with Bangladesh. Sources told CNN-IBN that...
  • Sikkim urged to vote for river, damn the dams April 29, 2009

    Gangtok: A river and a movement to protect it will be the deciding factors when voters in Sikkim cast their vote on April 30. The Lepchas, residents of the Dzongu in North Sikkim, are opposed to building dams on Teesta River. A silent protest against the dams, which the Lepchas believe...
  • Kanchanjunga National Park falls prey to hydel projects July 23, 2007

    Kanchanjunga National Park: The Kanchanjunga National Park is a treasure trove of flora and fauna but the entire area close to Mount Kanchejunga is under threat from the Hydel power projects planned on the Teesta river. Twenty-two of the projects are planned in Sikkim and local people are protesting. "It's ecologically sensitive...
  • Teesta river project: Heading for disaster? July 8, 2007

    Dzongu (Sikkim): With 22 dams being built on the river Teesta in Sikkim, entire tracts of tropical forests will be submerged which will kill the states' only lifeline, the river Teesta. In a last ditch effort, the Lepcha community is on an indefinite hunger strike. Teesta V project involves 18 kilometres...