Teesta Treaty

A short history of a big deal

Ms Banerjee has sat on the issue and been changing goalposts for six years, with Bangladesh hostage to its neighbour's domestic politics as a State government refuses to play ball with the Centre. It is ordinary Bangladeshis who are bearing the brunt of this impasse.

September 6, 2022
September 6, 2022

Hope Teesta treaty, other outstanding issues are resolved soon: Hasina

Prime Ministers Sheikh Hasina today reposed full faith in the leadership of her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in resolving the pending major issues, including the Teesta river water-sharing deal, between the two countries.

April 12, 2017
April 12, 2017

A short history of a big deal

Ms Banerjee has sat on the issue and been changing goalposts for six years, with Bangladesh hostage to its neighbour's domestic politics as a State government refuses to play ball with the Centre. It is ordinary Bangladeshis who are bearing the brunt of this impasse.

April 2, 2017
April 2, 2017

The cost of a delayed Teesta treaty

Bangladesh shares 54 of its 57 transboundary rivers with India. Bangladesh experiences severe water crisis in the dry and lean season in most of the shared river basins due to upstream intervention by India, which impedes the livelihood options of the river dependent communities of the country.

March 29, 2017
March 29, 2017

Teesta Water Sharing: Pranab may move to end stalemate

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is expected to take an initiative to break the ice for resolving the long pending water sharing issue during the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to New Delhi on April 7-10.

March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017

Without Teesta, PM’s India visit hollow: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said that without the Teesta water sharing deal, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s India visit will be meaningless.

March 21, 2017
March 21, 2017

Teesta water deal ‘not this time’: Minister

The much needed Teesta water deal will not be inked during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming India visit, Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud says.