Teesta accord unlikely during Bangladesh PM's visit

Though a host of bilateral agreements are expected to be signed during Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India this weekend, a key agreement on Teesta waters about which there has been wide speculation is unlikely to be inked, it is reliably learnt.

Apr 06, 2017, 14:39 PM IST

MNF accuses Mizoram CM of being involved in Lottery Scam

Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) on Thursday accused Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla as one of the major players in a multi-crore scam involving a Siliguri-based lottery agent - the Teesta Distributors, owned by Santiago Martin and other share holders.

Oct 01, 2015, 19:29 PM IST

Darjeeling landslide: Army deployed in rescue work

The Indian Army has deployed two medical and engineers task forces to carry out relief and rescue work in the landslide-hit Darjeeling hills of West Bengal where at least 30 people were killed and another dozen were reported missing, an official said on Thursday.

Jul 02, 2015, 20:34 PM IST

Darjeeling landslide due to poor roads: Expert

Ill-planned roads and neglect of indigenous erosion-control measures in hilly areas like in Darjeeling in West Bengal cause landslides in India, an expert said on Thursday.

Jul 02, 2015, 20:33 PM IST

Bangladesh looks to resolve Teesta with India after LBA deal

Buoyed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden visit during which "history" was made by inking the long-pending Land Boundary Agreement, Bangladesh now looks forward to resolving the crucial Teesta water-sharing issue soon.

Jun 14, 2015, 16:06 PM IST

Dawn of new era: Bangladesh dailies on Modi visit

 Highlighting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit as "the dawn of a new era" and echoing his description of the signing of the Land Boundary Agreement protocol as a "historic moment" in bilateral ties, newspapers in Bangladesh on Sunday said the neighbours have reached a crucial juncture of cooperation.

Jun 07, 2015, 15:49 PM IST

Confident Mamata Banerjee will come along to Bangladesh, says Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that she is "confident" West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will travel to Bangladesh along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week and not do a redux of the 2011 trip with then prime minister Manmohan Singh.

May 31, 2015, 23:05 PM IST

Cautiously optimistic of Teesta being inked during Modi visit: Bangladesh envoy

Bangladesh envoy Syed Moazzem Ali on Friday voiced "cautious optimism" on the Teesta water sharing agreement being inked during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to Bangladesh June 6-7.

May 29, 2015, 23:05 PM IST

India's ties with Bangladesh has enormous possibilities: Jaishankar

Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Saturday said India`s relationship with Bangladesh has enormous possibilities for growth ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s expected visit to the neighbouring nation next month.

May 23, 2015, 18:11 PM IST

Centre discussed with Bengal govt over Teesta river: Govt

The Centre has discussed with the West Bengal government "at appropriate levels" to arrive at an agreement on sharing of Teesta river water on a fair and equitable basis, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

May 08, 2015, 00:23 AM IST

Mamata Banerjee non-committal on if Teesta will figure in talks with PM

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she had apprised the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj about the outcome of her recent Bangladesh visit.

Mar 04, 2015, 19:41 PM IST

Bangladesh daily hails Mamata's assurances on Teesta, land deals

Terming West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s three-day trip to Dhaka, which concluded Saturday, as "heart-warming", an editorial in Bangladesh`s Daily Star newspaper Monday said the Bangladeshis believed in Banerjee`s assurances for the Teesta water sharing and land boundary deals.

Feb 23, 2015, 17:10 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee confident of breakthrough in LBA during Bangladesh visit

Hours before her maiden visit to Bangladesh as the West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee Thursday remained mum on the contentious Teesta water sharing deal but exuded confidence of a breakthrough in the land boundary agreement.

Feb 20, 2015, 00:16 AM IST

Rains flood parts of Jalpaiguri, red alert on Teesta

Large parts of Jalpaiguri and Coochbehar districts were flooded following torrential rains in past two days with red alert hoisted at Domohoni point of Teesta, district authorities said.

Aug 26, 2014, 12:42 PM IST

India relaxes tourist visa norms for Bangladeshi nationals

Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and handed over a letter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, inviting her to visit India.

Jun 26, 2014, 09:02 AM IST

Gulbarg Society fund embezzlement case: No bail for Teesta, hubby

Social activist Teesta Setalwad, her husband Javed Anand and son of slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, Tanvir were on Tuesday denied anticipatory bail by a local court in the Gulbarg Society fund embezzlement case.

Mar 26, 2014, 02:04 AM IST

Gulbarg fund embezzlement case: Teesta seeks anticipatory bail

Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand on Monday filed anticipatory bail petitions before a sessions court.

Feb 25, 2014, 00:18 AM IST

Multi disciplinary team visits Ocean Lake Gyaam Tsona

The Department of Forest, Environment and Wildlife Management successfully conducted the first ever multi-disciplinary team expedition to Ocean Lake Gyam Tsona, Gurudongmar Tso and Tso Lhamo.

Sep 11, 2013, 21:06 PM IST

Bangla Premier Hasina`s planned India visit uncertain: Report

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina`s planned visit to India later this month has become uncertain as India "failed" to ensure signing of the Teesta water sharing deal and passage of the land boundary agreement, media here reported on Sunday.

Sep 08, 2013, 14:24 PM IST

People advised against travelling on NH 31-A at night

Sikkim police has advised people to avoid travelling on the National Highway-31A at night in view of rise in the water
level of the Teesta between Rangpo and Melli.

Jul 11, 2013, 14:20 PM IST