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Teesta Water-sharing

Mamata's goodwill visit

Mamata's goodwill visit

WEST Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has just concluded her 3-day visit to Dhaka. She came at the invitation of Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.H. Mahmood Ali to pay respect to the martyrs of Ekushey February. During her brief stay in the capital she called on President Abdul Hamid, met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina...

Mamata in Dhaka after 17 yrs

Mamata in Dhaka after 17 yrs

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrived in Dhaka this evening on a three-day trip, which both the neighbours view as a visit to strengthen ties between the two countries. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam and Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Pankaj Saran received Mamata at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on her arrival by an Air India flight. Later, she was taken to Sonargaon Hotel in the city where she will be staying. Before leaving Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Mamata said this is a very emotional moment for her as she is visiting Bangladesh to attend the ‘Bhasha Dibas’ event on February 21. “This is a very emotional moment for...

Mamata due Thursday

Mamata due Thursday

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrives in Dhaka on Thursday on a three-day visit which is expected to deepen the bond between the two countries, said an official at the foreign ministry.  Diplomatic sources said New Delhi is sending her considering the importance of Bangladesh and to take the current excellent bilateral relations to a new height. Earlier in September 2011, Mamata had cancelled her visit to Dhaka accompanying the then prime minister Manmohan Singh, as she had claimed that Teesta water-sharing would not protect the interest of West Bengal. The Teesta pact could not be inked at that time. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is giving much priority to Dhaka now. Modi,...

I'm very serious

I'm very serious

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday assured his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina that he is serious about resolving the pending issues like Teesta water-sharing treaty and implementation of the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA). “I am very serious about the Land Boundary Agreement and Teesta water sharing deal with Bangladesh, and I am exploring the...

Dhaka, Delhi hopeful of early Teesta deal signing

Dhaka, Delhi hopeful of early Teesta deal signing

Bangladesh and India today expressed the hope of an early signing of the much-delayed Teesta river water-sharing deal. "Both of us expressed the hope about an early signing of the Teesta water-sharing deal," visiting Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali told reporters emerging from a half-an-hour  meeting with Indian Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati...

Teesta, Land Deals

Dhaka to seek timeframe from Delhi

Dhaka will press hard for the much-awaited Teesta water-sharing deal and ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) at the third meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) to be held on September 20 in India. Diplomatic sources said Dhaka will seek "specific timeframe" from New Delhi this time to conclude the two issues. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali will lead a high-profile 15-member delegation, including eight secretaries of the government such as principal secretary to the prime minister, secretaries...

LAND BOUNDARY, TEESTA WATER-SHARING

Hasina writes Modi for speedy resolution of pending issues

Hasina writes Modi for speedy resolution of pending issues

In an apparent reference to Teesta water-sharing deal and land boundary agreement, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has written a letter to her new Indian counterpart Narendra Modi calling for a "speedy final resolution" of all pending issues between the two countries. "I do believe that under your dynamic leadership we shall be able...

India to consider land boundary, Teesta deals: Modi

India to consider land boundary, Teesta deals: Modi

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that his government would actively consider signing Teesta water-sharing deal and land boundary agreement with Bangladesh. His assurance came at a meeting with Bangladesh Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury at the Hyderabad House around 1:30pm (local time). #India: #Modi promises to look at Teesta accord with Bangladesh -...

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