Meeting on Tipaimukh Dam ends

Dhaka wants more data
Bangladesh on Saturday asked India not to go ahead with the construction of its controversial Tipaimukh Dam before completion of a joint study, officials said.
It also requested India at a sub-group meeting of the Joint Rivers Commission to provide more data and study reports on the controversial dam

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Suranjit for jt survey before Tipai dam construction

The railway minister, Suranjit Sengupta, has called for an immediate joint survey by India and Bangladesh before constructing the Tipaimukh dam in Indian territory.
‘Bangladesh and India must conduct a joint survey to resolve controversy over construction of the Tipaimukh dam, the minister said, adding, ‘We should not make any delay to resolve the issue in the

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Tipai dam a ‘death trap’ for Bangladesh: left parties

Left political leaders on Monday described India’s under construction Tipaimukh Dam as the ‘death trap’ for Bangladesh. They said that India was unilaterally building the dam violating agreements with lower riparian Bangladesh as well as international conventions.
India is building the dam on the international river Barak before it splits and enters into

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People won’t accept India’s Tipai move: Ershad

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Saturday said the people of Bangladesh would not allow India to construct the Tipaimukh dam on the River Barak because it would spell disaster downstream and turn Sylhet into a desert. ‘India has turned the country’s northern region into a desert by constructing the Farakka Barrage and now it is planning to turn Sylhet into a desert. But Jatiya Party and the people

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JP starts march towards Tipaimukh Saturday

The Jatiya Party led by Hussein Muhammad Ershad, a major ally the Awami League, will start a two-day ‘long march’ towards Tipaimukh on Saturday to register its protest against the Indian government’s plan to build a dam on the River Barak.
Ershad, the party chairman, will led the march which will start from in front of his Banani office

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BNP reiterates demand for joint survey at Tipaimukh

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has called upon the Indian government not to proceed with Tipaimukh dam project until a joint survey is done. At a press conference held at the party’s headquarters at Naya Paltan on Monday, Alamgir told this referring to Indian response to Khaleda’s November 22 letter to the Indian premier. He also underscored the need for forging public

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No harm if Tipai project goes ahead

Prime minister’s adviser Gowher Rizvi has rubbished the idea that construction of Tipaimukh dam on the River Barak in the Indian state of Manipur would harm Bangladesh.
‘Notions about the adverse impacts of Tipaimukh dam on Bangladesh are groundless’, Rizvi said on Monday, after meeting the Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, on Saturday to discuss

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Tipai Dam will spell disaster: Rights group

Leaders of International Farakka Committee, a rights group, on Tuesday voiced deep concern at the singing of a deal by India with two companies to construct the proposed Tipaimukh Dam on the River Barak at the upstream of Bangladesh’s River Meghna.
In a joint statement, they said the deal singing by keeping the government and the people of

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Dhaka unaware as Delhi gives go-ahead to Tipaimukh dam

Water Resources Minister Ramesh Chandra Sen on Saturday said that his ministry was not aware of a reported move by the Indian government to start construction of the Tipaimukh Dam. “We do not have any information about it,” the minister told The Independent when his attention was drawn to media reports that the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd. (Neepco), which was awarded the task

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