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Despite India-China bilateral agreement, water data on Brahmaputra might be inadequate
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Despite India-China bilateral agreement, water data on Brahmaputra might be inadequate

While much of the flow in the Yarlung Tsangpo that enters Arunachal Pradesh in India as Siang is generated in the south aspect of the Himalaya, there seems to be an absence of flow data in the stretch of the river from the crestline to the China-India border.

Negotiators in India, Bangladesh eye smaller rivers, as discussion on Teesta treaty unlikely to bear fruit
India

Negotiators in India, Bangladesh eye smaller rivers, as discussion on Teesta treaty unlikely to bear fruit

For years, Bangladesh has been seeking a treaty to share the waters of the Teesta, which flows through the Indian states of Sikkim and West Bengal before reaching Bangladesh and joining the Brahmaputra

Man dies after falling into overflowing drain in Bengal's Jalpaiguri district as incessant rains wreaks havoc
India

Man dies after falling into overflowing drain in Bengal's Jalpaiguri district as incessant rains wreaks havoc

A man died in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district after he fell into an overflowing drain, as incessant rain continued to wreak havoc.

Two Indian climbers die on Nepal’s Mount Kanchenjunga due to altitude sickness; search ops on for missing Chilean mountaineer
India

Two Indian climbers die on Nepal’s Mount Kanchenjunga due to altitude sickness; search ops on for missing Chilean mountaineer

Two Indian climbers have died in Nepal due to high altitude sickness near the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga during an expedition to the world's third tallest peak

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh pitches for greater Indian role in containing refugee influx
World

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh pitches for greater Indian role in containing refugee influx

Bangladesh on Monday pitched for a greater Indian role in containing the influx of Rohingya Muslims escaping violence in Myanmar, saying the issue may not be directly affecting India now, but it may have an impact in future.

Mamata Banerjee sticks to Teesta stand, names two more rivers for sharing water with Bangladesh
Politics

Mamata Banerjee sticks to Teesta stand, names two more rivers for sharing water with Bangladesh

Continuing to voice her opposition to sharing Teesta waters with Bangladesh, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed that the river had dried up and if its water had to be shared, the people and the farmers in the region would not get a drop.

Teesta River deal: India cannot afford to let Sheikh Hasina fail and see the rise of another Pakistan in the east
World

Teesta River deal: India cannot afford to let Sheikh Hasina fail and see the rise of another Pakistan in the east

India and Bangladesh have arrived at such a fork in history that choosing the wrong turn will have grave consequences, not just for India's long-term security and strategic interests but regional stability in south Asia. This predicament over a river should have been best avoided. Unfortunately, the shared goodwill of past and bonhomie of present have proved insufficient in tiding over respective domestic compulsions.

Sheikh Hasina claims resolution of Teesta issue will transform India-Bangladesh ties
India

Sheikh Hasina claims resolution of Teesta issue will transform India-Bangladesh ties

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said that resolution of the long-pending Teesta water sharing issue will transform bilateral ties with India.

Sheikh Hasina in India: Symbolism aside, will the visit improve bilateral ties, address critical issues?
India

Sheikh Hasina in India: Symbolism aside, will the visit improve bilateral ties, address critical issues?

While the optics of Sheikh Hasina's visit are impressive, success of such visits is judged by forward movement on matters that acquire public prominence.

India, Bangladesh seek action against states sponsoring terror
India

India, Bangladesh seek action against states sponsoring terror

The joint statement said Modi and Hasina also expressed their shared commitment to promote regional cooperation, particularly in the areas of trade, transportation, connectivity, energy and counter-terrorism within the BIMSTEC framework.

Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina ink over 20 pacts but water issue remains unresolved: What is the Teesta dispute?
India

Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina ink over 20 pacts but water issue remains unresolved: What is the Teesta dispute?

The Teesta water-sharing agreement has been in talks since the Hasina-led Awami League government returned to power in 2009. However, water sharing dispute between the two neighbours is not something of the recent vintage.

Teesta Setalvad case: CBI detains MHA official Anand Joshi
Politics

Teesta Setalvad case: CBI detains MHA official Anand Joshi

A Home Ministry official, who had disappeared after being summoned by the CBI four days back, was today detained by the agency in connection with a case against him of allegedly issuing FCRA notices arbitrarily to several NGOs for financial gains.

SC issues notices to activist Teesta Setalvad on alleged illegal foreign funding
India

SC issues notices to activist Teesta Setalvad on alleged illegal foreign funding

SC issued notice to Teesta Setalvad on a petition by CBI alleging that an NGO run by her received foreign grants from Ford Foundation which were prohibited

Will Narendra Modi's $2 billion loan to Bangladesh be a setback for China?
World

Will Narendra Modi's $2 billion loan to Bangladesh be a setback for China?

PM Modi's economic aid diplomacy to its contiguous neighbours acquires all the more importance considering the fact that China has embarked upon its super ambitious Silk Route initiative going through some 50 countries and over $50 billion Chinese funding is on offer.

Live: Wonderful feeling to meet a close neighbour, says Modi
World

Live: Wonderful feeling to meet a close neighbour, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived here to a red carpet welcome on his maiden visit which is expected to put ties with Bangladesh in a new trajectory, as the two sides will firm up a number of pacts to boost cooperation besides ratifying the long-pending Land Boundary Agreement.

Why PM Modi should offer Sheikh Hasina a win-win deal on illegal immigrants
World

Why PM Modi should offer Sheikh Hasina a win-win deal on illegal immigrants

When it comes to irritants in the relationship, the elephant in the room is illegal Bangladeshi immigration. Narendra Modi, during his trip, should consider opening talks on legalising their entry and providing work permits for others

Sushma talks about Teesta, boundary agreement with Bangladesh FM
World

Sushma talks about Teesta, boundary agreement with Bangladesh FM

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday held talks with her Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on key bilateral issues.

Teesta, LBA, illegal immigration on top of Sushma's Bangladesh agenda
India

Teesta, LBA, illegal immigration on top of Sushma's Bangladesh agenda

Though there are no pacts to be signed and no big outcome expectations, the trip, which is termed as a "goodwill" visit, is aimed at taking forward the bilateral ties which are on a "positive trajectory" for past few years.

North Bengal rivers recede, flood situation better
India

North Bengal rivers recede, flood situation better

Heavy rains caused the rivers to breach their embankment in many places.

Hope India, B'desh will work out Teesta water deal: Hasina
Politics

Hope India, B'desh will work out Teesta water deal: Hasina

India and Bangladesh had inked various pacts during Singh's visit early this month but could not sign a deal on the Teesta water sharing.