Teesta River

  • Hasina criticises Mamata for her stance against Teesta deal 11-05-2014 05:48 PM

    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...
  • Teesta water pact a difficult one, says Manmohan Singh 04-03-2014 03:09 PM

    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...
  • Bangladesh hopeful of clinching Teesta water accord 30-04-2012 01:57 AM

    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....
  • India, Bangladesh will ink Teesta pact: Hasina 21-09-2011 11:48 AM

    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,...
  • Teesta deal to be signed soon: Bangladesh PM 17-09-2011 10:55 PM

    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 07-09-2011 12:55 AM

    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...
  • Bangladesh unhappy over delay in Teesta deal 06-09-2011 05:52 PM

    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...
  • Mamata row clouds PM's Bangladesh visit 06-09-2011 09:36 AM

    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 05-09-2011 11:36 PM

    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...
  • Centre bows to Mamata, Teesta deal uncertain 05-09-2011 08:38 PM

    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...
  • Mamata's not going to Dhaka a gimmick: Left 05-09-2011 05:49 PM

    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...
  • India, Bangladesh unlikely to ink Teesta deal 05-09-2011 04:06 PM

    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 05-09-2011 07:06 AM

    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...
  • Mamata snubs PM, opts out of Bangladesh visit 04-09-2011 08:05 PM

    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...