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Pakistan, World Bank begin talks on Kishanganga dam in J&K 22.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Pakistan and World Bank have started talks here over the recently-inaugurated Kishanganga hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir, with Islamabad accusing New Delhi of violating the Indus Waters Treaty by setting up the dam.
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Pak raises India's 'violation' of Indus Waters Treaty with WB 22.5.2018 General News
Pakistan has raised with the World Bank the alleged violation of the Indus Waters Treaty by India, which inaugurated the Kishanganga hydro project in Kashmir, as the multilateral lender sought opportunities within the treaty to find an amicable resolution of the issue. The four-member Pakistani delegation, led by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali, met the World Bank officials here yesterday, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir. The inauguration of the hydroelectric project was held amid protests from Pakistan which claims that the dam on a river flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies. Pakistan's Foreign Office had, on Friday, voiced concern over the inauguration of the hydroelectric project, saying inauguration without resolution of dispute between the two countries will tantamount to violation of the Indus Waters 1960 that regulates the use of waters in the shared rivers. "The Indus Waters ...
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Pakistan begin talks with World Bank on India's Kishanganga project 22.5.2018 General News
Fearing disruption in water supply, Pakistan and World Bank have started talks in Washington D.C. over the recently-inaugurated Kishanganga hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir.Alleging violation of the Indus Waters Treaty, the four-member Pakistani delegation, led by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf, is urging the World Bank to set up a court of arbitration to resolve the issue.The government of Pakistan informed about the talks from its Twitter handle."Pakistan & World Bank have started talks in Washington on India's Kishanganga hydropower project on River Neelum in Occupied Kashmir. The Pakistani delegation is led by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf & Pakistan is demanding to set up a court of arbitration to settle the dispute," the Pakistani Government tweeted.The talks are taking place after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on May 19, inaugurated the 330-MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district.Earlier on May 18, Pakistan's Foreign Office ..
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Pak delegation in US to discuss 'India's violation of Indus Waters Treaty' 22.5.2018 General News
A four-member Pakistan delegation has arrived in Washington to raise the issue of India's alleged violation of the Indus Waters Treaty with the World Bank (WB).According to Geo News, the delegation led by Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Ashtar Ausaf Ali, will discuss the construction of the Kishanganga Dam in a meeting.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on May 19, inaugurated the 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora District.Earlier on May 18, Pakistan's Foreign Office had, before the inauguration of the hydroelectric project raised concern, saying it will violate of the Indus Waters 1960 that regulates the use of waters in the shared rivers.However, as per India, it is permitted to construct the Kishenganga (330 megawatts) and Ratle (850 megawatts) hydroelectric power plants on Jhelum and the Chenab rivers as specified in the Indus Water Treaty.India also argues that the treaty also allows "other uses", including the construction of hydroelectric ..
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World Bank listens to Pak’s grievances on Indus Waters Treaty 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The discussions are scheduled to continue today
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Pak alleges India violating Indus Waters Treaty; protests to World Bank 22.5.2018 Latest News
Pakistan is also building a 969 MW Neelum-Jhelum hydroelectric project downstream
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US Supreme Court to take up appeal by Indian villagers against Gujarat power plant 22.5.2018 Zee News : India National
In 2015, the applicants - Indian farmers, fishermen, a trade union of fishworkers, and a local government entity - sued the IFC in the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
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Top US court to examine India power plant complaint 22.5.2018 General News
The US Supreme Court said today it will examine a complaint by Indian villagers who say they are suffering from pollution caused by a coal power plant funded by a US-based institution. The plant, owned by the Tata Group in the Indian state of Gujarat, was built with funding from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a sister organisation of the World Bank that specializes in development assistance. The IFC says the plant, which has a capacity of 4,150 megawatts, uses advanced technology to improve efficiency, save fuel and reduce emissions while generating power for areas that are "chronically short of electricity." But the fishermen and farmers who are plaintiffs in the case denounce the damage caused to marine fauna and the pollution of soil by coal dust. The plaintiffs argue that the IFC failed to comply with its charter, which makes the release of funds conditional on compliance with environmental standards. The case will be argued and judged in the next session of the ...
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U.S. Supreme Court takes up dispute over power plant in India 21.5.2018 General News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider reviving a lawsuit by Indian villagers seeking to hold a Washington-based international financial institution responsible for widespread environmental damage they blame on a power plant it financed.
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Now, it`s India vs Pakistan over Kishanganga project at World Bank 21.5.2018 Zee News : India National
The neighbouring country, according to Dawn News, will tell the World Bank that the move by India violates the 1960 Indus Water Treaty.
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Do 12 mn Indians join workforce annually? Data peg number at less than half 21.5.2018 Latest News
Between 2001 and 2005, on average, roughly 12 mn entered the labour force every year but never since then
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Pak delegation in US to raise 'violation' of Indus Waters Treaty with WB 20.5.2018 General News
Pakistan will raise the issue of India's alleged violation of the Indus Waters Treaty with the World Bank, a media report said today, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan's Ambassador to the US Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry told media that a four-member delegation led by Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Ashtar Ausaf Ali is in Washington to hold talks with the president of World Bank, Radio Pakistan reported. He said that the issue of construction of the Kishanganga Dam will be discussed in the meeting. Prime Minister Modi yesterday inaugurated the Kishanganga hydroelectric power plant, amid protests from Pakistan which claims that the project on a river flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies. Pakistan's Foreign Office on Friday voiced concern over the inauguration of the hydroelectric project, saying inauguration without resolution of dispute between the two countries will tantamount to ...
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'Pak to discuss Kishanganga Dam issue with World Bank' 20.5.2018 General News
Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry, on May 19, said Pakistan will discuss the Kishanganga Dam issue with the World Bank (WB).Chaudhry said the country intends to take up plans of Indus Waters Treaty or the Sindh Taas Agreement, Kishanganga Dam, and Ratle Hydroelectric Plant with WB chief Jim Yong Kim, as per Geo News.This announcement came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Kishanganga hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir.The plant is built on Jhelum River which originates in India and flows into Pakistan.The project, which started in 2009, was fast tracked after India won a case in International Court of Arbitration in 2013.The ambassador further said that Pakistan holds reservations on Washington's decision to move the US Embassy in Israel.
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Double trouble for Nawaz Sharif 19.5.2018 Hindu: International
Earlier this month, media across the border flashed news of a staggering $4.9 billion sent from Pakistan to India, allegedly by former Prime Minister
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Modi to launch Kashmir hydropower plant as Pakistan seethes 19.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Islamabad says the 330-megawatt Kishanganga project on the Indus will disrupt water supplies in the neighbouring country.
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Pakistan slams PM Modi's Rs 25,000 crore bonanza to J&K, says hydro projects violate Indus Waters Treaty 19.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
There were angry protests from across the border in Pakistan after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a slew of multi-crore infrastructure projects including hydroelectric power plant in Jammu and Kashmir.  Islamabad has said that the project on a river flowing into the country will disrupt water supplies. The 330-megawatt Kishanganga hydropower station, work on which started in 2009, is one of the projects that India has fast-tracked in the volatile state under PM Modi amid frosty ties between the nuclear-armed countries. Pakistan has opposed some of these projects, saying they violate a World Bank-mediated treaty on the sharing of the Indus river and its tributaries upon which 80 percent of its irrigated agriculture depends. "Pakistan is seriously concerned about the inauguration (of the Kishanganga plant)," its foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday. "Pakistan believes that the inauguration of the project without the resolution of the dispute is tantamount to violation of the Indus ...
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How scooters are helping Haryana's women get to work 19.5.2018 Sify Finance
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Pakistan opposes inauguration of Kishanganga Project, says it violates Indus Water Treaty 19.5.2018 Zee News : India National
Pakistan has opposed the inauguration of Kishanganga Project, saying it violates the Indus Water Treaty. 
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Pak expresses concern over inauguration of Kishanganga project 18.5.2018 General News
Pakistan today voiced concern over the inauguration of the 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying inauguration without resolution of dispute between the two countries will tantamount to violation of the Indus Water Treaty. Modi will inaugurate the power project in Bandipora district tomorrow. "Pakistan believes that the inauguration of the project without the resolution of the dispute is tantamount to violation of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT)," a Foreign Office (FO) statement said. Despite several rounds of bilateral negotiations as well as mediations under the auspices of the World Bank, India continued with the construction of the project, it said, adding that "this intransigence on part of India clearly threatens the sanctity of the Treaty." Islamabad had been raising objections over the design of the hydel project in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it is not in line with the criteria laid down under the IWT between the two .
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Pakistan concerned over J&K project 18.5.2018 General News
Pakistan on Friday voiced concern about the inauguration of the Kishenganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
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