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New features to Indio-Bangla ties

ONE can clearly see a fresh momentum gathering on refurbishing  Delhi- Dhaka ties  with new elements. This is a welcome  development   boding  well for the future of  both countries. The third Joint Consultative Commission(JCC) meeting  between Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmud Ali held in New Delhi  while flagging off some new areas of cooperation fell short of   signaling  any definitive headway being made on Teesta water sharing and ratification  of Land Boundary Agreement...

Flood situation worsens in Lalmonirhat as Teesta swells

Flood situation worsens in Lalmonirhat as Teesta swells

Flood situation in Lalmonirhat has turned grim as water level of Teesta river rose by nine centimetres in 12 hours till this morning. The river is now flowing 34cm above the danger level at Teesta Barrage point in Dowani area of Hatibandha upazila, according to the sources at Bangladesh Water Development Board. "The water level...

Farmers flood-hit

Farmers flood-hit

Floods have damaged aman paddy and other crops on more than one lakh hectares of land in seven northern districts, much to the despair of thousands of farmers. Mahim Uddin, a farmer at Sindurna village in Lalmonirhat, said he planted aman on six bighas of land, and the entire cropland was submerged by floodwater...

Teesta, Dharla, Surma inundate 160 villages in 4 dists

Teesta, Dharla, Surma inundate 160 villages in 4 dists

The water flow of the Teesta, Dharla and Surma rivers rose sharply due to heavy downpour and onrush of hill water, inundating over 160 villages in Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Sunamganj and Sherpur districts in the last couple of days. The inundation has left more than one lakh ten thousand people marooned from the suffering localities...

BNP hopeful of settling bilateral issues with India

BNP hopeful of settling bilateral issues with India

BNP is hopeful of resolving the outstanding bilateral issues, including Teesta and land boundary, during the visit of Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Bangladesh, a senior party leader said today. “We welcome the visit of the Indian minister to Bangladesh as it would boost bilateral relations between the two countries as well...

PM blames Mamata for blocking Teesta deal

PM blames Mamata for blocking Teesta deal

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the Teesta water sharing treaty between Bangladesh and India could not be signed due to an objection raised by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banarjee. "The framework agreement on sharing the water of the Teesta River had been finalised, and the deal couldn’t be inked due to an objection by Mamata Banarjee," she said in her introductory speech at a meeting with high officials of the water resources ministry at Bangladesh Secretariat. But, Hasina said, the Indian central government was very much cordial to sign the treaty. This is the...

They don't need Teesta water?

When the Teesta is drying up this lean period with people of Bangladesh demanding due share of water of the cross border river from India, ruling Awami League men of Lalmonirhat think otherwise. They don't want Teesta water at this moment. At a press conference yesterday, they said farmers had cultivated about 1,20,000 hectares of land in Teesta char areas at 26 unions in the northern districts of Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Rangpur and Gaibandha. “If India releases water, crops on these char areas...

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Post Indian election: The shape of things to come!

Post Indian election: The shape of things to come!

REPORTEDLY, the BJP will have spent about five billion Indian Rupees on advertisement by the time the month-long largest democratic show on earth ends in India on May 12. And the man whose pictures dominate the festoons and billboards and newspaper and TV ads is Narendra Modi, whom most see as the next...

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