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  • 4 Aug 2016- 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government will turn to a court of arbitration to intervene in its dispute with India over that nation’s hydropower projects in the Kashmir region, power and water ministry officials said this week. “It would not be The
  • 18 Jul 2016- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan has announced it will again turn to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague to resolve its dispute with India over sharing the Indus River’s waters. Pakistani Minister of Defense, Water and Power Khawaja
  • 9 Dec 2015- 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government plans to ask the World Bank to appoint a neutral expert to help resolve the conflict between Pakistan and India over hydropower projects being built in the Kashmir region. “We have decided to move World Bank
  • 19 Sep 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar again asked for Asian Development Bank  (ADB) funding for the $14 billion USD, 4,500-megawatt Diamer-Bhasha dam project during talks with ADB President Takehiko Nakao in Islamabad this week. Nakao
  • 24 Sep 2013- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Pakistan and India on September 22 started four-day talks on water-sharing.   A six-member Pakistani delegation of the Indus Water Commission traveled to the Indian capital, New Delhi, on September 21. In their first negotiations this
  • The Malawian government will investigate the award of an oil exploration license to UK-based Surestream Petroleum Limited last year, President Joyce Banda said on August 19.
  • 10 Jan 2012- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Fourteen of India’s major rivers and 55 minor ones, all major sources of freshwater in the country, have become dumping grounds for wastewater, according to the first-ever water pollution audit in India, carried out by the country’s
  • 12 Apr 2011- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at an event in New Delhi on April 2 raised concerns over the loss of Tibet’s glaciers, often referred to as Earth’s “Third Pole” because of the large number of ice fields located there.  The
  • 11 Jan 2011- 15:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Controversial cables released by non-profit media organization WikiLeaks last month include warnings from intelligence personnel on the effects of climate change on water levels in Asia’s Himalayan region. The first cable dealt with the
  • 22 Jun 2009- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India and Pakistan have decided to move ahead on the contentious water issues between the two countries, announcing this month that the permanent Indus Water Commission would be strengthened to incorporate some new clauses, even as some
  • 12 Jan 2009- 19:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Over 300 million people dependent on the 2,525 kilometer long Gages River, viewed as the "holy water" by millions of Hindus, face new constraints with the deposit of over 900 million liters of sewage/industrial waste into the