The Supreme Court’s verdict directing the Government of India to implement the interlinking of rivers seems to have overlooked the regional and international implications of what the Indian Court strangely considers “the rivers of the country”. Just Bangladesh shares 54 rivers with India. Any unilateral action by India on any of its international rivers will degrade its relations with its neighbours while also adversely affecting its ecology, economy and society.

Bangladeshis expatriates in the United States will stage demonstrations in front of World Bank head office, IMF, Indian embassy, US state department offices in Washington DC today between 1:00pm an

In a move which should caution power developers to avoid illegal dumping of waste like excavated debris, the Department of Forests, Environment and Wildlife in Sikkim has fined NHPC Rs 75 lakh for

The Indian Supreme Court yesterday ordered the government to implement an ambitious project to link the major rivers of the region in a “time-bound manner”.

Perhaps encouraged by Miss Mamata Banerjee's record of vetoing important UPA initiatives recently, Greenpeace is urging the West Bengal chief minister to help scuttle the Biotechnology Regulatory A

Bangladesh, Nepal and India are discussing collaboration in river water sharing, an emotive issue in all three countries, highly placed sources said.
“There could be a tri-nation meeting very soon. We are working on it.”

The broader idea is to rope in Bhutan as well, where public opinion has not been as vocal as in these three countries over hydel projects and sharing waters of common rivers.

An expert committee of the Paschimbanga government is set to delay its report on the Teesta water-sharing issue between India and Bangladesh.

New Delhi: With the BJP taking a contrary stand to the land boundary agreement with Bangladesh, and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee nixing the Teesta agreement, the Manmohan Singh govern- .

Guwahati: NHPC on Thursday hinted at adopting a more flexible approach to accommodate concerns raised by anti-big dam activists in Assam.

This development came after NHPC maintained an almost rigid stand on not incorporating any change in its 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydel Power Project at Gerukamukh in Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.

The West Bengal Power Development Corporation (WBPDCL), state-owned power generating company, is planning to foray into hydel power with an investment of Rs 2,000 crore.