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Natural capital in the 21st century 23.5.2018 Hindu: Opinion
India must calculate ‘its green GDP’ to factor in the value of the environment in its growth
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No agreement with Pak on resolving Indus Waters Treaty dispute: World Bank 23.5.2018 General News
The World Bank has said it could not reach an agreement with Pakistan to address its concerns regarding the Indus Waters Treaty with India after two-days of talks here, days after India inaugurated the Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir. A high-powered Pakistani delegation led by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali met with World Bank Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva and other senior officials on Monday and Tuesday. During the meetings, held at Pakistan's request to discuss issues regarding the Indus Waters Treaty and opportunities within the treaty to seek an amicable resolution, "several procedural options" for resolving the disagreement over the interpretation of the treaty's provisions were discussed, the Bank said. "While an agreement on the way forward was not reached at the conclusion of the meetings, the World Bank will continue to work with both countries to resolve the issues in an amicable manner and in line with the treaty provisions," the ...
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No agreement reached on Indus Water Treaty: World Bank 23.5.2018 General News
No agreement was reached during the meeting held between World Bank and a four-member Pakistan delegation on May 21-22 on Indus Water Treaty.The World Bank told the delegation from Pakistan that its role is limited and procedural.However, it will continue to work with both countries to resolve the issues in an amicable manner and in line with the Treaty provisions, it added.The Pakistani delegation raised the issue of India's alleged violation of the Indus Waters Treaty and opportunities within the Treaty to seek a resolution with the World Bank.It also raised concerns about the recent inauguration of the Kishenganga hydroelectric plant in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district.The talks took place after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on May 19, inaugurated the 330-MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project.Earlier on May 18, Pakistan's Foreign Office raised concern about the hydroelectric plant, saying it will violate the Indus Water Treaty that regulates the use of waters in the shared ...
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Indus Water Dispute: No agreement reached on water treaty between World Bank and Pakistan 23.5.2018 DNA: Top News
No agreement was reached during the meeting held between World Bank and a four-member Pakistan delegation on May 21-22 on Indus Water Treaty. The World Bank told the delegation from Pakistan that its role is limited and procedural. However, it will continue to work with both countries to resolve the issues in an amicable manner and in line with the Treaty provisions, it added. The Pakistani delegation raised the issue of India's alleged violation of the Indus Waters Treaty and opportunities within the Treaty to seek a resolution with the World Bank. It also raised concerns about the recent inauguration of the Kishenganga hydroelectric plant in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district. The talks took place after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on May 19, inaugurated the 330-MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project. Earlier on May 18, Pakistan's Foreign Office raised concern about the hydroelectric plant, saying it will violate the Indus Water Treaty that regulates the use of waters in the shared rivers and ...
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No agreement to address Pak's concern on Indus Waters Treaty: World Bank 23.5.2018 Latest News
Islamabad had been raising objections over the design of the 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project, saying it is not in line with the criteria laid down under the Indus Waters Treaty
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World Bank fails to reach an agreement with Pakistan on Indus Water dispute, Kishanganga project 23.5.2018 Zee News : India National
The World Bank has said it failed to arrive at an agreement with a visiting Pakistani delegation on a way forward to address Islamabad's concerns regarding the Indus Waters Treaty with India.
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No agreement with Pak on resolving Indus Waters dispute: World Bank 23.5.2018 General News
The World Bank has said it failed to arrive at an agreement with a visiting Pakistani delegation on a way forward to address Islamabad's concerns regarding the Indus Waters Treaty with India. Over two days Monday and yesterday -- a high-powered Pakistani delegation led by Attorney General, Ashtar Ausaf Ali, met with Kristalina Georgieva, World Bank Chief Executive Officer, and the regional management for South Asia. During the meetings, held at Pakistan's request to discuss issues regarding the Indus Waters Treaty and opportunities within the treaty to seek an amicable resolution, "several procedural options" for resolving the disagreement over the interpretation of the treaty's provisions were discussed, the bank said. "While an agreement on the way forward was not reached at the conclusion of the meetings, the World Bank will continue to work with both countries to resolve the issues in an amicable manner and in line with the treaty provisions," the Bank said in a statement at the .
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A crop revolution 22.5.2018 FrontLine: Home
The women-led climate-resilient farming model created by Swayam Shikshan Prayog in drought-hit Marathwada has yielded encouraging results and is worthy of emulation across the country. By ANUPAMA KATAKAM
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US Supreme Court to hear fishermen petition against IFC-funded Tata Power project 22.5.2018 Sify Finance
The US Supreme Court has agreed to look into the so-called immunity provided to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) against harm it may cause to environment through its financing, in this case against the IFC-funded Tata Power Plant in Gujarats Kutch district.
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US Supreme Court to hear fishermen petition against IFC-funded Tata Power project 22.5.2018 General News
The US Supreme Court has agreed to look into the so-called immunity provided to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) against harm it may cause to environment through its financing, in this case against the IFC-funded Tata Power Plant in Gujarats Kutch district.
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US Supreme Court accepts appeal to hear dispute over power plant in Gujarat 22.5.2018 General News
The US Supreme Court has accepted an appeal against an International Finance Corporation-funded power plant in Gujarat by villagers who claim that it caused devastation of the local environment. "Petition granted", the Supreme Court said yesterday. The case would come up for hearing in the next session, beginning October. The villagers, led by Budha Ismail Jam, along with several other farmers and fishermen, allege that coal-fired Tata Mundra Power Plant in Tunda village in Kutch district, has resulted in widespread environmental damages. Washington DC-based International Finance Corporation, the financing wing of the World Bank, has provided USD 450 million in financial assistance to the project. The Supreme Court said it would decide whether the IFC enjoyed immunity under the 1945 International Organisations Immunity Act. Jam and other petitioners knocked the door of the Supreme Court this year after lower courts dismissed their petitions arguing that the IFC enjoyed immunity, like .
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US Supreme Court to hear dispute over Tata Mundra power plant 22.5.2018 Rediff: Business
The villagers, led by Budha Ismail Jam, along with several other farmers and fishermen, allege that coal-fired Tata Mundra Power Plant in Tunda village in Kutch district, has resulted in widespread environmental damages.
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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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U.S. Supreme Court to hear dispute over power plant in Gujarat 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
U.S.-based International Finance Corporation, the financing wing of the World Bank, has provided $450 million in financial assistance to the project.
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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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