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India, B'desh to approve Teesta water pact soon: Govt

Villagers cross the river Teesta in Rangpur district, 345 km north of Dhaka. Photograph: Rafiqur Rahman/Reuters Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said India and Bangladesh would soon......

Delhi, Dhaka ramp up visits to solve thorny issues

Agreements on Teesta River water sharing, land boundaries and extradition remain in limbo in spite of friendly relations between India and Bangladesh, reports Syed Tashfin Chowdhury from Dhaka. In......

Have asked officials to find a Teesta formula: PM

Seeking to salvage his maiden visit to Bangladesh from the damage caused by 11th-hour scrapping of a deal on Teesta river water-sharing, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said he has asked......

Delhi, Dhaka have not finalised Teesta treaty

Dismissing rumours that India and Bangladesh were close to finalsing the Teesta river agreement, a senior official accompanying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his visit to Dhaka said that the two......

'Dr Singh must reassure Bangladeshis on Teesta'

Disappointed over the last minute holding up of the Teesta River Agreement, the Bangladesh government on Tuesday said that Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, must reassure the people of......

Modiji, not just Teesta, talk of transit, transhipment, please!

Although India is projecting Modi’s forthcoming visit as an effort to focus on trade and mutual cooperation, issue of transit corridor is likely to top his agenda. After reaping huge social,......

'The govt has done a lot to set the investment climate right'

Image: A man rides a motorcycle carrying six children on their way back home from school at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Photograph: Parivartan Sharma/Reuters Minister of State for Coal, Power &......

Dhaka links access to port with Teesta issue

Relations with Bangladesh have hit a hurdle, with Dhaka’s reluctance to open Chittagong port to India, a long-pending request from New Delhi. The Bangladeshi government has clearly said it......

Building bridges: Delhi offers sops to Dhaka

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Dhaka has once again pumped up the strength of ties between the two neighbours, India and Bangladesh. Mukherjee announced in Dhaka on May 6 that India......

Centre doles out Rs 8,750 cr to humour Mamata

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday cleared a Rs 8,750-crore (Rs 87.5 billion) package for the state. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee had sought Rs 19,000 crore (Rs 190 billion).......

'It's not a fight between Hindi and Marathi cinema'

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: The Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra hopes to enact a law to make it mandatory for multiplexes in the......
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The Teesta river is said to be the lifeline of Sikkim, flowing for almost the entire length of the state ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/teesta-water-sharing-deal-no-more-a-pressing-issue-bangladesh-116082900997_1.html
24 families evacuated from affected area, natural lake comes up in North Sikkim

GANGTOK, Aug 14: Twenty-four families have been shifted from affected Mantam in Sikkim's North district as river Teesta was in spate even as a... ...

http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/24-families-evacuated-affected-area-natural-lake-comes-north-sikkim/
Landslide blocks river, creates artificial lake in Sikkim

Gangtok, Aug 14: Incessant rains triggered a massive landslide in North Sikkim district blocking a tributary of the Teesta and creating an... ...

http://www.oneindia.com/india/landslide-blocks-river-creates-artificial-lake-sikkim-2181763.html
Dam-burst threat after landslide on Teesta, thousands evacuated

JALPAIGURI: Thousands of homes near Rongpo on the Bengal-Sikkim border are at risk after a massive landslide created a dam on Kanka river in Sikkim... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Dam-burst-threat-after-landslide-on-Teesta-thousands-evacuated/articleshow/53691507.cms
Pay-as-you-go irrigation aims to cut water use in Bangladesh

By Rafiqul Islam FENI, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Elias Ali has been picking weeds and waste for hours from his paddy field in... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/pay-irrigation-aims-cut-water-bangladesh-054649372.html

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