State Urban Development Minister and Trinamul leader Firhad Hakim criticised the Centre for its policy to allow FDI in retail and releasing Teesta water to Bangladesh.

Bangladesh on Friday assured that the fallout of Teesta water sharing treaty will have no impact on bilateral relations with India.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Bangladesh last year, the treaty was not signed following resistance from West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee. The plan by the Centre was for a 52:48 formula in sharing water with Bangladesh, which would have made a considerable drop to Bangladesh’s share.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will ask External Affairs Minister SM Krishna to meet Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to clear her doubts on the Teesta River T

A s the silver waters of the Kishanganga rush through this north Kashmir valley, Indian labourers are hard at work on a hydropower project that will dam the river just before it flows across one of

Siliguri, July 17: The state irrigation department has decided to introduce an early warning system in case of a sudden rise in river water levels in north Bengal.

Jalpaiguri, July 15: Heavy overnight rain in Jalpaiguri district has left several areas flooded and two river embankments with cracks because of the sudden rise in water levels.

In a setback to NCC Limited, formerly Nagarjuna Construction Company Limited, the Sikkim government is believed to have cancelled the proposed Teesta-I hydel power project that was bagged by the company.

According to a senior official of the Sikkim government, the state home department has issued a notification cancelling the 280 MW power project. "The project was cancelled for two reasons. Firstly, continuous opposition from locals on the project and secondly, environmental issues.

The government of northeastern Indian state of Sikkim has decided to scrap four hydroelectric projects on tributaries of the Teesta river in North Sikkim in the wake of opposition from the locals.

Despite objections from Central Ministries fearing delay and undue veto power to Bangladesh

Mamata’s Intractable Opposition Nixes Efforts For A Pact.