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India eases $1 bn credit line to Bangladesh


August 29th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) India will convert $200 million of a $1 billion line of credit to Bangladesh to a grant, it was announced here Wednesday.The announcement came after ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Over 80,000 affected in north Bengal floods


July 18th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 17 (IANS) Over 80,000 people have been affected by floods in West Bengal's three northern districts of Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Cooch Behar. However, with rainfall ending and the ... Read more...

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40,000 affected as north Bengal rivers in spate


July 17th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) As many as 40,000 people were affected as large parts of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts of north Bengal remain submerged with all the rivers overflowing in ... Read more...

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Flood-like situation affects 40,000 in north Bengal


July 15th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 15 (IANS) Nearly 40,000 people were affected due to incessant rains triggering a flood-like situation in the north Bengal region with Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri being the worst hit, ... Read more...

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Clinton pitches for FDI in multibrand retail (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Making a strong pitch for further opening up of the Indian economy, especially with regard to foreign direct investment (FDI) in multibrand retail, US Secretary ... Read more...

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‘Fake barriers, bureaucracy posing hurdles in Indo-Bangla ties’


April 27th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 27 (IANS) Man-made obstacles and bureaucratic hassles are major hurdles in fostering relations between India and Bangladesh leading to distrust, underdevelopment and non-execution of a range of bilateral ... Read more...

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UPA politics: games of brinkmanship and compulsions (Comment)


March 17th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
The fact that Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi survived for more than 24 hours after Mamata Banerjee sent a "communication" to the prime minister saying 'off with his head' - like ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Congress playing with fire: Trinamool


January 2nd, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) Stating that the Congress was playing with fire by ignoring it, the Trinamool Congress Sunday said it will not compromise with the central government over ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sheikh Hasina visits Tin Bigha corridor


October 19th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Tin Bigha (West Bengal), Oct 19 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wednesday visited this corridor linking two Bangladeshi enclaves, Dahagram and Angorpota, and hoped the pending Teesta water ... Read more...

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For Sikkim’s cardamom farmers, quake a double whammy


October 3rd, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dibrugarh (Assam), Oct 3 (IANS) The weather gods are in a foul mood. So feel the people of villages in north Sikkim. What else can explain the weather change three ... Read more...

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Gujarat government harassing Sanjiv Bhatt, say activists


October 1st, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Social activists Saturday termed the arrest of Indian Police Service officer Sanjiv Bhatt as "vindictive" and charged the Gujarat government with silencing the witnesses ... Read more...

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Dhaka, Delhi to exchange Teesta river data


September 30th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 30 (IANS) India and Bangladesh will exchange data on water availability in the Teesta river, an official said.The two countries were not able to ink an accord ... Read more...

Posted in World |

42 die in Indian quake, rains hamper relief work


September 19th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok/New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The death toll in an earthquake that ravaged Sikkim's border with Nepal rose to 42 Monday amid fears that the toll could go up ... Read more...

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Quake toll may rise: Home secretary (Lead)


September 19th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 42 people have died and over 100 have been injured in the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked large parts of eastern and northern ... Read more...

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Soni meets Mamata, assures to convey her concerns to PM


September 16th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Friday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and assured her that she would convey her concern over price-rise ... Read more...

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Trinamool filling key educational posts with cronies: Left


September 16th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front Friday accused the Trinamool Congress-led state government of filling key posts in educational institutions with people close to the party."The way ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bangladesh, a country that shares 54 rivers with India


September 6th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) Bangladesh, the eastern neighbour with which India hopes to resolve differences on sharing of Teesta and Feni rivers, is criss-crossed by over 300 rivers, 54 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

PM’s Dhaka visit to bring new deals, new trajectory in ties


September 4th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Accompanied by five chief ministers, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh travels to Bangladesh Tuesday on a visit that experts in both countries believe will transform ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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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Delhi girls dominate Ford’s supermodel final list


June 13th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The final list of the Ford Supermodel of the World-India contest is out - and Delhi girls dominate, with eight of the 20 from ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to hold talks; PM’s visit on agenda


June 6th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Dhaka, June 6 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao Monday began a two-day visit to Dhaka during which the two sides will review their cooperation in countering terrorism ... Read more...

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Bangladesh plans waterway transit for Bhutan


January 17th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 17 (IANS) Bangladesh plans to have an exclusive Teesta river waterway transit for landlocked Bhutan, an official said.A government committee is preparing the final documents to give transit facilities ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Dhaka, Delhi agree on water deal (Lead)


January 10th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 10 (IANS) Bangladesh and India Monday said they have "removed all differences" and agreed on a framework regarding a 15-year interim water-sharing treaty of two common rivers - Teesta ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Solve water sharing problem, Bangladesh urges India


November 11th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 11 (IANS) Bangladesh is keen to resolve the problems of water sharing and basin management of 54 common rivers and to sign an extradition treaty with India, its Foreign ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Low lying areas of Jalpaiguri flooded


August 19th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Aug 19 (IANS) With river Teesta in spate, several low-lying areas in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district were inundated Thursday, affecting 2,500 people as the administration hoisted the 'red signal' over both ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Teesta river poses threat to life, property and wildlife in Siliguri


August 1st, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarSiliguri, Aug 1 (ANI): The raging Teesta River is posing a major threat to life and property in West Bengal's Siliguri District. Major changes have occurred in the course of ... Read more...

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Three killed, one missing as rafting boat capsizes (Lead)


May 20th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, May 20 (IANS) Three people were killed and one was missing after a rafting boat with 11 on board capsized in the river Teesta in Kalimpong sub-division of West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Three bodies recovered, 8 missing after boat capsizes


May 20th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, May 20 (IANS) Bodies of three people were recovered Thursday but eight others were missing after a rafting boat capsized in the river Teesta in Kalimpong sub-division of West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Dhaka seeks joint management of Brahmaputra with Delhi, Beijing


March 23rd, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 23 (IANS) Bangladesh has proposed a "joint basin-wise management" of the Brahmaputra that also flows through China and India and poses serious problems of flooding in the three countries. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bangladesh Water Resource Minister meets Dr Singh


March 20th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Bangladesh Water Resource Minister Ramesh Chandra Sen called on Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and discussed issues of mutual concern, including the sharing of water of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Dhaka wants interim accord with Delhi on Teesta waters


March 14th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 14 (IANS) Bangladesh is seeking an interim arrangement with India on sharing of Teesta river waters until the two neighbours can strike a long-term agreement. The next round of talks ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Narendra Modi summoned by SIT for questioning on riots


March 11th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the 2002 Gujarat communal riots has summoned Chief Minister Narendra Modi for questioning on March 21. According to SIT chief ... Read more...

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India to dredge river in Bangladesh


January 6th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 6 (IANS) Beginning next month, India will dredge Ichhamati river in Bangladesh and the south Asian neighbours will for the first time cooperate to protect the banks of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sikkim seeking to exploit hydel power potential


December 25th, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by ANI
Gangtok, Dec 25 (ANI) : The Teesta River, nature's gift to the state of Sikkim, has immense potential for the generation of hydroelectric power. The state is now seeking to harness this potential ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Heavy rains in Jalpaiguri result in floods, displace families


August 22nd, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Jalpaiguri, Aug 22 (ANI): Heavy torrential rains continued to flood vast expanse of lands along the River Teesta in Jalpaiguri region of West Bengal.The swollen river had over run embankment displacing ... Read more...

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