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  • Obaidul Quader

    Teesta water issue to be expedited, hopes Quader

    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.

  • Likelihood of agreement on Teesta water sharing

    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.

  • Hasina, Modi to meet in London

    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.

  • ‘India govt positive on Teesta water sharing’

    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.

  • PM’s India visit: Khaleda to brief media today

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will hold a press conference at her Gulshan office in Dhaka.

  • Sheikh Hasina- Narendra Modi-Mamta Banerjee

    Opinion: Can Modi take Mamata on board to resolve Teesta issue?

    The way Mamata Banarjee speaks to Sheikh Hasina about resolving Teesta issue exposes a wide gap between her assurance and actions.

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    PM’s visit: Bangladesh, India want solution to Teesta, says minister

    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.

  • ‘India didn’t do right by opening Farakka’

    India did not do the right thing by opening the Farakka barrage, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu says reflecting on the flood situation it has caused in Bangladesh.

  • Teesta deal finalised

    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.

  • The piece of land which was once a raging river Teesta

    Man-made intervention in the upstream turns Teesta a wild river in monsoon and a desert in winter.

  • Teesta issue progresses quietly, confidently: Saran

    Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Pankaj Saran says there has been progress over the long-pending Teesta issue behind the scene quietly and confidently.

  • No place for “anti-Indians” in Bangladesh!

    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.

  • India has achieved its strategic aim – have we?

    A very wise man had said, “To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.”

  • Optimising water transit

    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.

  • Has Mamata lived up to our expectations?

    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

    “There is still hope for a Teesta deal during this visit"

    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.

  • Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali briefing

    Foreign minister urges patience on Teesta

    Discussions between Bangladesh and India relating to sharing of Teesta waters is being discussed behind the scene, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali says.

  • Potential turning point

    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.

  • Teesta: Sand in winter, flood in monsoon (video)

    Ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bangladesh visit, people living by the Teesta River are hopeful that the Teesta water sharing agreement will be signed during his visit.

  • Indian foreign secy meets Mahmood Ali

    Indian Foreign Secretary Subramanyam Jaishankar arrives in Dhaka to convey New Delhi's intention of resolution of pending water and land issues and explore new areas of talks focusing on connectivity and energy cooperation

  • Can Mamata really deliver?

    THE brouhaha in Bangladesh about Mamata Banerjee's recent visit is astounding. The widest possible media coverage of what Ms. Banerjee “assured” Bangladesh about its due share of the Teesta water -- in the most condescending manner -- is unbelievable.

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    Of course Hilsa is not bred in the Teesta

    YES, that very mouth watering aquatic creature, which every affluent Bengali will do anything to have a piece on his or her plate as often as possible, finds the Padma a more suitable ground to breed.

  • Hype over Mamata Banerjee visit

    Mamata Banerjee came, saw, but did not quite conquer the Bangladeshi heart. But then, the last may not have been her plan.

  • Mamata Banerjee

    Long awaited visit

    FINALLY, Mamata Banerjee, who is popularly known as Didi in India, paid us a visit. We only wonder why she didn't come much earlier! She won a landslide victory in the West Bengal legislative assembly election in 2011.

  • Mamata and Hasina

    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 and paid tribute to the martyrs at the Central Shaheed Minar.

  • Mamata for quick trade dispute settlements

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee proposed to form a joint business council for quick solution of disputes in bilateral trade and investment with Bangladesh.

  • Much-awaited Mamata's visit

    WE wholeheartedly welcome the first ever woman West Bengal Chief Minister, who is arriving in Dhaka today for a three-day visit. Her maiden visit to Bangladesh as the Chief Minister is undoubtedly good news for both the countries, as it revitalises the prospect of settling two long-standing unresolved issues, Teesta water sharing and Land Boundary Agreement (LBA).