Kolkata, 8 DEC: River expert Kalyan Rudra, who heads the commission set up by the West Bengal government to find an acceptable solution to the Teesta water issue between India and Bangladesh, today

To stay on the right side of the Trinamool Congress, the Centre has opened its coffers for West Bengal.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday cleared a Rs 8,750 crore package for the state. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee had sought Rs 19,000 crore.

Understanding diversity patterns and the mechanisms underlying those patterns along elevational gradients is critically important for conservation efforts in montane ecosystems, especially those that are biodiversity hotspots. Despite recent advances, consensus on the underlying causes, or even the relative influence of a suite of factors on elevational diversity patterns has remained elusive.

Reports of a large number of fish dying in a river in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district have raised concerns about the toxicity of the water, particularly as it joins the Teesta river further downs

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday said the government had failed to sign the Teesta water sharing agreement with India owing to a lack of negotiating skills.

An interim agreement on sharing Teesta water holds the key to wider and deeper ties between India and Bangladesh.

The West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, gave a positive note to the Bangladesh foreign minister, Dipu Moni, on Wednesday, saying she would try her best to reach an agreement on Teesta wat

Calcutta, Nov. 16: Mamata Banerjee today said she could agree to the Teesta water-sharing treaty with Bangladesh only after ensuring that north Bengal’s water needs would be taken care of.

Outgoing Indian High Commissioner Rajeet Mitter yesterday said more time is required to conclude the Teesta water sharing deal, as there are many factors involving the issue.

Bangladesh PM and team in Tin Bigha
Tin Bigha (Cooch Behar), Oct. 19: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is hopeful that the Teesta water sharing treaty will be signed soon.