river erosion

River erosion upsets BSF at India-Bangladesh border

May 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Silchar, May 8 (IANS) River erosion has made the job of Border Security Force (BSF) guards increasingly difficult and dangerous along the India-Bangladesh border, says a senior BSF official."The erosion ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India loses nearly $18 bn to disasters: Expert

November 6th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 6 (IANS) India is paying a high price for its lack of disaster management practices -- Rs.86,000 crore ($17.5 billion) every year to be precise, says a UN ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

France keen to increase trade with India

April 14th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 14 (IANS) France is keen to increase trade and business with India and is strongly optimistic about the development of the agro, power, tourism, medicinal plants and mining ... Read more...

Posted in World |

120 million dollar ADB grant to help Assam tackle floods, land erosion

October 20th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Oct. 20 (ANI): The north eastern Indian state of Assam will receive Asian Development Bank (ADB) assistance to combat flooding and erosion, which regularly cause large economic losses and social ... Read more...

Posted in World |

River erosion threatens surface communication in northeast

June 8th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar/Agartala, June 8 (IANS) A portion of the Assam-Agartala national highway, considered the life-line of southern Assam, Tripura, Mizoram and eastern Manipur, is on the verge of being washed away due to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Remembering Tagore, the early environmentalist

May 14th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Environmental issues like river erosion and deforestation may be hot topics today, but Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore had been eloquent about the exploitation of environment even ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bangladesh’s landmass increased due to sedimentation in rivers

April 23rd, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 23 (IANS) Bangladesh's landmass has increased in recent years, thanks to sedimentation in its southern rivers, a study has revealed. The study shows that the country has actually grown in landmass ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Murshidabad welcomes embankment protection scheme

February 27th, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) People of West Bengal's Murshidabad district Friday cheered as Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced schemes in the 2010-11 general budget for protection of embankments along the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pranab’s budget gift for West Bengal

February 26th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Two days after Mamata Banerjee showered goodies on West Bengal in the railway budget, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee brought more cheer for the people of the eastern ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China opposed India’s plan in Manila over Arunachal Pradesh

July 22nd, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) China had opposed India's strategy plan at the Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) because of Beijing's long-standing claim over Arunachal Pradesh, parliament was informed Wednesday. "India's country partnership ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China has objected to ADB funding for Arunachal irrigation project: Krishna

July 9th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna today disclosed in the Rajya Sabha that China had objected to funding by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to an irrigation project in ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Mamata to demand central grant for Cyclone Aila victims

May 27th, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said she will urge Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to give a central grant for those who have suffered property losses in Cyclone ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Dhaka seeks foreign aid to dredge silted rivers

May 7th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) Bangladesh has sought foreign aid to dredge all its rivers and has told prospective donors that funds provided would be properly used. The assurance came from Prime Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Delhi, Dhaka to resume river water sharing talks

January 13th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 13 (IANS) Bangladesh will resume after more than three years talks with India on sharing of river waters in order to augment water availability and prevent erosion. The talks will ... Read more...

Posted in World |