The Indian External Affairs Ministry today said it did not have any immediate response about Bangladesh issuing note verbale to the neighbouring country seeking information over media reports on West Bengal digging two more canals to divert Teesta waters
Bangladesh needs to find a realistic solution to a persistent problem
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has expressed hope that the process of solving the unresolved bilateral issues including Teesta water sharing with India will be expedited through victory of Narendra Modi.
On the last week of May 2018, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the signing of an agreement on sharing Teesta water would not be possible without taking West Bengal on board. She said this at a press conference in New Delhi, according to a video record published on the external affairs ministry website.
Even though signing of the Teesta water-sharing agreement is unlikely in the near future, the issue will dominate the talks between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during the Commonwealth summit in London on April 16-20.
Indian government has a positive stance on Teesta river water sharing with Bangladesh and it will take the right decision on it considering all aspects, says Water Resources and River Development Minister of the country Uma Bharti.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will hold a press conference at her Gulshan office in Dhaka.
The way Mamata Banarjee speaks to Sheikh Hasina about resolving Teesta issue exposes a wide gap between her assurance and actions.
Bangladesh and India sincerely want a solution over Teesta water sharing during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to that country in April, Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud says. The Bangladesh premier will be visiting India on an invitation extended by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on April 7-10.
The Teesta water-sharing treaty between Bangladesh and India is going to be signed soon as the agreement has been finalised, according to a government adviser.
Man-made intervention in the upstream turns Teesta a wild river in monsoon and a desert in winter.
Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Pankaj Saran says there has been progress over the long-pending Teesta issue behind the scene quietly and confidently.
I am not sure if Mr Sengupta, his party people and followers have even thought of the implications of kicking out all so-called “anti-Indian” people from Bangladesh.
A very wise man had said, “To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.”
It is important to recognise that allowing 'coastal shipping' up to Ashuganj or even up to Pangaon, essentially seeking engagement in transit peration, would violate the existing protocol, approved by Bangabandhu, unless those vessels are owned by Bangladeshis.
By all indications from Delhi and Kolkata, it is now clear that there will be no deal on Teesta during Prime Minister Modi's visit to Dhaka.
Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed, Professor of International Relations at Dhaka University, talks to Nahela Nowshin of The Daily Star about contending issues between Bangladesh and India on the occasion of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh.
Discussions between Bangladesh and India relating to sharing of Teesta waters is being discussed behind the scene, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali says.
Following the unanimous passage of the Land Boundary Agreement by the Indian Parliament, there is widespread optimism amongst our people for a major breakthrough in our bilateral relationship with India including the signing of the treaty on Teesta water sharing during PM Modi's visit to Dhaka.