Teesta Water

  • Bangladesh's hilsa fish on platter for Pranab's visit February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Bangladesh's choice hilsa fish from the Padma river will be on the platter during President Pranab Mukherjee's Bangladesh visit, his first trip overseas after taking over the country's top office last July. Besides hilsa, the Indian president will also be treated to other special culinary delights when he...
  • About time the Govt did away with Mamata? February 19, 2012

    Kolkata: Yet another bombshell has been dropped on the Congress-led Centre by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, this time over excess drainage of water from the Farakka barrage to Bangladesh. In a strongly-worded letter to the Prime Minister, Banerjee called the Centre's delay in repairing two sluice gates of...
  • Farraka issue: Mamata alleges criminal conspiracy February 18, 2012

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has reportedly alleged in her letter to the Prime Minister concerning the Teesta water-sharing pact that the Farraka barrage was a "man-made disaster, planned on the one hand with finesse and aplomb, to plunge West Bengal into a crisis and on the...
  • Teesta water sharing: Foreign secy meets Mamata February 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai is reportedly meeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a bid to settle the Teesta water sharing agreement. The West Bengal CM had earlier written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh raising objections over the Farakka Barrage water-sharing with Bangladesh. In her letter,...
  • Will be happy to share Teesta water: Mamata November 16, 2011

    Kolkata: The controversial Teesta water sharing issue on Wednesday figured prominently at a meeting between Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with the latter saying that she would be 'happy if water can be shared with Bangladesh.' "The people of Bangladesh want Teesta water....
  • 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....
  • Sushma praises PM's trip to Bangladesh September 14, 2011

    Singapore: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has off late been under attack by opposition parties, was praised on Wednesday by senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj for his Bangladesh trip, which she said was 'very, very good'. She also stressed that Indian foreign policy was good for regional cooperation, and was...
  • Teesta water: failed talks face flak in B'desh September 9, 2011

    New Delhi: With the Teesta water-sharing deal not materialising during the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent vist to Bangladesh, Bangladeshis are now believing that India will put off the deal for long. Many foresaw PM's visit to Dhaka as the defining moment for a game-changer political relationship in the Indian subcontinent....
  • 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...