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a river in northwestern India, where it flows through the states of Sikkim and West Bengal, and in Bangladesh; a right tributary of the Brahmaputra. The Tista measures 470 km in length and drains an area of approximately 12,000 sq km. It originates in the Tista glacier in the Greater Himalayas and flows through a deep gorge in its upper course. Below the city of Kalimpong it flows across the Indo-Gangetic plain, forming an enormous debris cone. The mean flow rate is approximately 1,000 cu m per sec. High water, which lasts from July to August, is usually accompanied by overflow and devastating floods, which cause frequent changes in the river’s channel in its lower course. The river is navigable in the course that flows across the plain. The cities of Kalimpong and Jalpaiguri (India) are located in the valley of the Tista.

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Tenders are invited for Providing assistance for various types of hydrometeorological data observation , recording and compilation at different stations of teesta and tolungchu river for teesta iv he project
Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 27 (ANI-NewsVoir): Teesta River Tea, a Bangalore based start-up has launched its array of tea products online.
Kolkata: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who met his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday to discuss bilateral issues, is said to have agreed to sort out the Teesta water sharing treaty issue at the earliest.
However, disputes over water have erupted several times since then, most significantly over the Teesta River which passes through West Bengal and Bangladesh.
The Sikkim government holds 51 per cent in the Teesta project and Singapore-based Asian Genco Pte holds about 37 percent.
THE Ministry of Home Affairs ( MHA) has suspended the registration of an NGO run by social activist Teesta Setalvad, accusing the organisation of violating the Foreign Currency ( Regulation) Act, which invites termination of its licence.
Strangely enough, the story (with necessary adaptations) can be applied to Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand who are today hounded and victimised by a very powerful apparatus belonging to 'the Government of India'; this machinery is doing all they can to demoralise, to denigrate the duo and perhaps to silence them forever.
There are no indications that the contentious water-sharing deal of the Teesta River between the two countries will be among the issues to be discussed by the two leaders.
The reason - Sheikh Hasina and her ruling Awami League believes Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's legitimate objection to 50:50 sharing of Teesta river water was actually a ploy to ensure her defeat in the farcical general elections held earlier this year.
New Delhi: India on Saturday offered Bangladesh expertise in civil nuclear sector and outer space during a meeting between their Foreign Ministers but the meet could not make any major headway on emotive issues of Land Boundary Agreement, Teesta water sharing and extradition of ULFA leader Anup Chetia.
River Teesta originates from Sikkim, meandering through the northern part of West Bengal in India before entering Bangladesh.
The quake triggered a landslide that buried the workers' quarters at a hydroelectric plant being built along the Teesta River in the town of Saffo in the northern part of the Indian state of Sikkim, said Jigmee Bhutia, an official with Teesta Urja Co.