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Teesta water sharing: Some hard facts

IN New York on September 27, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had a 20-minute meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, who reportedly stated that he would seriously look into the Teesta water sharing issue while the implementation of the Land Boundary Agreement was “only matter of time.” Since Prime Minister Modi could not provide time-bound action for both the issues, the Bangladesh prime minister reportedly urged Modi for their early resolution. Meanwhile, it was reported in the Indian media that...

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...

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