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Jayalalithaa renews call for Cauvery River Authority meet


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday renewed her request to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convene a meeting of the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) ... Read more...

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India to help Bangladesh over 1971 war martyrs’ graves


July 25th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India has offered Bangladesh help to trace graves of freedom fighters of the 1971 War of Liberation war and transfer their remains, and asked Dhaka ... Read more...

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Punjab objects to centre’s move on water


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) Punjab has objected to a move by the central government to transfer the subject of water from the state list to the concurrent list, accusing ... Read more...

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A Bangladeshi invite for Mamata: Will she go?


February 20th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) An India-Bangladesh trade body Monday said it will invite Mamata Banerjee to a business fair in Dhaka as chief guest - a move that comes ... Read more...

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India cannot afford to fight civil war over water: Kalam


December 14th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) India cannot afford to fight a civil war over water, former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam said Wednesday. Rivers should be nationalised and there should be a ... Read more...

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Experts committee formed on Teesta: Mamata


November 16th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) With Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni standing beside her, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday announced that an experts committee has been formed to ... Read more...

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Global conference to focus on water crisis


November 16th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With water predicted to become an arena of conflict, experts from around the world, including China, Pakistan, Britain and Bangladesh, will gather here later this ... Read more...

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Mamata’s absence is insult to Manmohan: Dhaka daily


September 7th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 7 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's absence from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's delegation, leading to the Teesta water accord not being signed, amounts to "an ... Read more...

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Bangladesh ministers say Teesta pact will be done


September 6th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) The Bangladesh leadership had not given up on an agreement on sharing of the Teesta river waters with several ministers saying that it would be ... Read more...

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Teesta disappointment clouds Manmohan’s Dhaka visit


September 6th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) India and Bangladesh sought to open a new chapter in their relations as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived on a two-day trip even as a ... Read more...

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PM’s Dhaka trip: Teesta pact unlikely


September 6th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) India and Bangladesh are unlikely to sign a pact on sharing the Teesta river waters during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit that began Tuesday, a ... Read more...

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Mamata’s no show for Dhaka embarrasses PM, UPA


September 5th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The refusal of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to accompany Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his two-day visit to Dhaka, where an agreement ... Read more...

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Teesta water agreement hits choppy waters


September 5th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) There will be no agreement on the sharing of the Teesta river waters without the consultation of the West Bengal government, Foreign Secretary Ranjan ... Read more...

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Menon again flies to Dhaka, holds talks with Hasina advisers


September 4th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Dhaka, Sep 4 (IANS) In a last-minute bid to finalise crucial pacts expected to be signed during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Dhaka, National Security Adviser Shivshankar ... Read more...

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Bihar task force report on Ganga dolphins soon


July 20th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 20 (IANS) A task force for conservation of the endangered Ganga river dolphins is expected to submit its report in the next five-six months, officials said ... Read more...

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Monsoon rains kill 17 more in Nepal


July 15th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 15 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed in Nepal as monsoon rains lashed villages, triggering landslides and causing rivers to flood their surroundings.In the worst incident, 10 ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s historic town soon to be history!


July 10th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 10 (IANS) Pul Doda, the highway town that has connected tourist hubs in Jammu and Kashmir for many years, will soon disappear from the state's map as the ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh ink investment pact, to jointly fight terror (Lead)


July 7th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 7 (IANS) Ahead of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Bangladesh in September, the two neighbours Thursday signed two key pacts to enhance mutual investment and ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh sign trade pact, pledge to fight terror


July 7th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 7 (IANS) Ahead of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Bangladesh, the two countries Thursday signed two pacts aimed at boosting investment and enhancing Bangladeshi exports, ... Read more...

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Bihar floods worsen, over 100 villages inundated


July 4th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 4 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people in Bihar are living in fear after heavy rains caused several rivers to swell and flood over 100 villages, officials said ... Read more...

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Khurshid to visit Bangladesh for water talks


June 14th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Indian Minister for Water Resources Salman Khurshid is to visit Bangladesh soon to finalise an agreement on sharing of waters of Teesta and Feni ... Read more...

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Badal tells officials to monitor effluents


May 20th, 2011 - 2:11 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 20 (IANS) A day after environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal and his supporters blocked a drain near Jalandhar as it was carrying toxic effluents into a river, Punjab Chief ... Read more...

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Punjab asks central government to undo ‘injustices’


February 1st, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Citing several instances of "injustice" meted out to Punjab over the decades, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Tuesday asked the central government to undo them.Addressing ... Read more...

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Jagan’s show of strength in Delhi - with some Congress participation (Lead)


January 11th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Accompanied by thousands of supporters, former Congress MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy arrived in the capital Tuesday and began a daylong fast in a show of strength that ... Read more...

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Dhaka, Delhi resume talks on river water sharing


January 10th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 10 (IANS) Bangladesh Monday resumed talks with India on sharing of common river-waters.At the secretary-level talks of the Indo-Bangla Joint River Commission (JRC), Sheikh Mohammed Wahiduzzaman, secretary of the ... Read more...

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Pakistan, India foreign secretaries to meet in Bhutan


January 8th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 8 (IANS) The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet in Bhutan on the sidelines of the upcoming SAARC summit, officials said here Saturday.They are expected to discuss ways ... Read more...

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Tribunal awards maximum share of Krishna River waters to Andhra


December 30th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): The Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal gave its verdict here on Thursday on the division of surplus water from the Krishna River with Andhra Pradesh getting 1000 Thousand ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan water dispute escalates power project costs


November 18th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 18 (IANS) The water disputes between India and Pakistan are making the costs of hydroelectric projects escalate, say power department officials pointing to the 330 MW Kishenganga project in Jammu ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi fooling people over Cauvery water: Jayalalithaa


October 28th, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa Thursday charged Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi of "hoodwinking" the people of Tamil Nadu over getting the state's share of Cauvery river waters from ... Read more...

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Cauvery river issue hots up between Tamil Nadu, Karnataka


October 28th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Oct.28 (ANI): The decades long dispute over sharing of waters from River Cauvery has once again ignited social and political rivalry between the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.The decades old ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to take legal steps over Cauvery water: Karunanidhi


October 28th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will take legal steps to fight for its share of Cauvery river waters, said Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Thursday.His comments follow reports that ... Read more...

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Yamuna flows above danger mark in Delhi, key bridge shut (Lead)


September 21st, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A key bridge over the Yamuna river linking the capital with its eastern district and western Uttar Pradesh was shut Tuesday as the river waters rose further. ... Read more...

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Key bridge closed as Yamuna flows 1.33 m above danger mark


September 21st, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A key bridge over the Yamuna linking the capital with its eastern district and western Uttar Pradesh was shut Tuesday as the river waters rose further, causing ... Read more...

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Yamuna water level receding: Haryana officials


September 12th, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 11 (IANS) Water level in the Yamuna river, which was in spate for the last few days, has started receding, Haryana government officials said Saturday. Officials said they have also ... Read more...

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Muggy day in Delhi, high humidity to stay (Lead)


September 10th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Delhi residents experienced a hot and muggy day Friday with high humidity levels. The sultry weather is set to continue with the weather office predicting high humidity ... Read more...

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