Tripura's Sabroom to get respite from water shortage as Bangladesh allows India to draw 1.82 cusecs from Feni river; here's why it's important
Bangladesh's gesture provides some relief to Sabaroo residents who were forced to rely on groundwater as their only source of potable water, but that too is unfit for consumption due to high iron content
Sheikh Hasina was addressing India-Bangladesh Business Forum, which was organised by industry chambers
Sheikh Hasina to arrive in India on four-day visit tomorrow; Bangladesh PM to meet Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi
Hasina will visit India from 3 to 6 October at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi
While India and Bhutan embark on a new hydropower venture with the Sankosh dam, many issues remain unaddressed, related to the two countries, tribals, wildlife and monetary risk.
Sheikh Hasina in India: Bangladesh PM likely to bring up Rohingya crisis, Teesta water sharing with Narendra Modi
Sheikh Hasina is expected to arrive in Kolkata on 25 May for a two-day visit that will lay emphasis on the close cultural ties between the two countries, but her visit is also likely to lead to more substantive talks between the two leaders.
Xi Jinping threat looms over river Teesta: Time for India to engage in water diplomacy, counter China's advances
If India wishes to safeguard its status in South Asia and ascend globally to rival China, it is high time that it engages in active water diplomacy.
Virtually ruling out a water sharing deal over the Teesta, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said India and Bangladesh will study the possibility of tapping into other rivers for a water sharing deal with the neighbour.
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.
Manmohan Singh's remarks came during a 25-minute meeting with Hasina on the margins of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Summit.
Despite decades-old disputes over sharing of waters between Bangladesh and India, notably from the Teesta river, Dhaka hopes it can finalise a host of treaties with New Delhi.
"I have nothing against Bangladesh, rather I too love that country. But, I am accountable to the people of my state. I have neither any prejudice, nor any objection. Centre must protect the interest of people of the state," Mamata Banerjee said.
With India failing to ink the Teesta river water-sharing deal and land boundary agreement with Bangladesh due to internal differences, visiting President Pranab Mukherjee today underlined the need for building consensus on the two key issues to improve ties with Dhaka.