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Tajik clerics recommend dam-builders skip Ramadan 22.5.2018 General News
Muslim clerics in ex-Soviet Tajikistan have advised workers building what will become the world's tallest hydroelectric dam not to observe Ramadan, echoing comments from the country's secular authoritarian ruler. A spokesman for the religious affairs committee told AFP by telephone today that the fatwa (directive) "was issued primarily for the safety of workers engaged in construction" of the Rogun dam. "They work at a great altitude in difficult conditions, as well as underground," said the spokesman. The Rogun dam is a signature project of President Emomali Rakhmon and its Italian contractor is in a race against time to get the first unit online by November. Rogun, which at 335 metres will become the world's tallest dam, is a USD 4 billion project that Rakhmon views as vital to lifting Tajikistan out of poverty. Earlier this month Rakhmon said that "fasting without thinking about tomorrow" is "not the quality of a true Muslim". Ramadan, one of Islam's most revered holidays in which
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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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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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Option to construct dam at Shimbra to be explored 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Project of bringing Varahi water to Udupi will be streamlined: MLA
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Film financier killed youth to marry wife 21.5.2018 Hindu: National
The police have arrested a Marathi film financier and his bodyguard from Kombadbhuje village in Ulwe for the murder of Omkar Aarne (21), whose body w
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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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4 bodies found stuffed in bags in Pak 21.5.2018 General News
Four unidentified bodies, stowed into bags, have been found entangled in the gates of Sukkur Barrage in Pakistan's Sindh province. The authorities found the bags with the bodies, including that of a woman, entangled in the gates of the dam on Saturday night. Rescue officials said that all four bodies of three men and a woman bore marks of torture. The bodies, which were tangled in Sukkur Barrage's gates 31, 51, 54, and 59, were subsequently moved to Rohri Hospital for post-mortem. "Apparently the bodies in the bags were thrown in the Indus River and could have floated and got entangled in the dam's gates," a rescue official of the Edhi centre said.
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‘T.N. must seek 7-judge Constitution Bench’ 21.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Cauvery committee seeks answers
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Haritha Hotel project mired in controversy 20.5.2018 Hindu: National
Construction on a portion of park land opposed
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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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Kumaraswamy hits back at Rajini for comments on Cauvery issue 20.5.2018 General News
Joining issue with actor Rajinikanth over his comments on release of Cauvery water by Karnataka to Tamil Nadu, JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy today invited him to come to the state and see the situation for himself, after which he would change his stand. "If there is water in Karnataka it is possible for us to give them water. I request Rajinikanth, please come and see the situation in our dams, what has happened to our farmers. After seeing that, if you (Rajinikanth) still want water, let's discuss," Kumaraswamy said. He was responding to a question about the reported statement by the actor-politician in Chennai asking the new government in Karnataka to release to Tamil Nadu its share of Cauvery river water as mandated by the Supreme Court verdict. "... on seeing the situation here, I think he (Rajinikanth) will change his stand," the JD(S) leader told reporters here. Kumaraswamy is all set to take over as the Karnataka Chief Minister on May 23. As the leader of ...
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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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Highway building, water bodies construction can go hand in hand: Gadkari 20.5.2018 General News
A programme to push construction of water bodies in drought-prone areas in lieu of soil excavated to be used in highway building has come in handy to create 2,841 tmc of storage capacity in Buldana district of Maharashtra, which could have cost around Rs 43 crore to the state, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said. A pilot project in drought-prone Buldana district is underway to usges ensuring water, jobs and infrastructure to people, Gadkari reveale earth materials excavated from 202 sites, where ponds and water bodies are being dug and desilted, for 12 highway projects in the district, Gadkari, who holds multiple portfolios, including highways and water resources, told PTI. The project will benefit at least 112 villaed. Enthused by the results of the pilot project, Gadkari exuded confidence that such a model can be replicated successfully in states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh which battle with acute water shortage. Around 12 highways projects are underway .
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Several bird species in Brahmaputra plains face threat 20.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Several bird species in Brahmaputra plains face threat
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Makkal Needhi Maiam to take Cauvery movement to the masses 19.5.2018 Hindu: Health
All-party meet stresses the need to desilt water bodies, hike MSP
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Man arrested for raping minor in Gujarat's Rajkot 19.5.2018 General News
A 58-year-old man was today arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl in Aji Dam area here, police said. Police said that Sudama Chaudhary, a native of Uttar Pradesh, was caught by the victim's mother while he was allegedly raping the victim in his room yesterday. "A complaint was filed following which we arrested Chaudhary today. He has been charged with rape under relevant sections of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act," said Inspector P B Shapra of Aji Dam police station. He said that the accused and the victim had been sent for medical examinations.
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Letpao inspects 19.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Letpao inspects
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Flood preparedness reviewed in Assam 19.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Flood preparedness reviewed in Assam
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Kishanganga project: Know all about the dam in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez 19.5.2018 Zee News : States
Here is all you need to know about the Kishanganga project in northern Kashmir's Gurez. 
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