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  • 13 Jan 2019- 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The government of India will permit Pakistan officials to inspect two controversial dam sites in the Chenab basin in a sign of some thawing in relations between the two signatories of the Indus Water Treaty (IWT). A Pakistani team
  • 21 Jun 2017- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON VA, United States A new study suggests that the environmental impact of Amazon dam-building will have worse environmental impacts than anticipated. “Damming the rivers of the Amazon basin”, published by Nature, observes that more than a
  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement –
  • 5 Oct 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States In a new twist on disputes surrounding the future of the Indus Waters Treaty, China has blocked the Yarlung Tsangpo tributary of the Brahmaputra River in Tibet which flows into India. The Tibetan Plateau in the Himalayas is
  • 2 Aug 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BHOPAL, India Unrest in the Kashmir region has hindered work on India’s 330-megawatt Kishanganga hydropower project, according to the country’s National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC). NHPC Chairman and Managing Director KM Singh told the Times
  • 21 Jun 2016- 11:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has allocated $304.2 million USD under the Public Sector Development Program for 2016-2017 for construction of the long-awaited Diamer Bhasha Dam. When completed, the dam, located on the Indus River in Gilgit
  • 11 Feb 2015- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani Water and Power Minister Khawaja Asif said this week that India’s plans to construct several hydropower stations along the Chenab and Jhelum rivers in the Kashmir region would likely cause a water crisis in Pakistan. Asif’s
  • 9 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US government this week pledged support for Pakistan’s massive $14 billion USD Diamer-Bhasha Dam project on the Indus River. During a Business Opportunity Conference at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC on
  • 6 Jun 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Water experts participating in a national consultative workshop in Islamabad on June 3rd called for urgent policy responses and actions to prevent the looming water crisis in the country. Pakistan is facing a grim future with regard
  • 19 May 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Finance Ministry last week announced it was releasing $253.8 million USD to start construction of the 4,500-megawatt, $14 billion USD Diamer-Bhasha hydropower dam. Construction work on the dam would be started in November,
  • 28 Mar 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A Pakistani provincial official has said neighboring India is not stealing water from Pakistan, and blamed her country’s water problems on poor planning and short-sightedness. Speaking at a March 22 seminar organized by Pakistan
  • 3 Feb 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A group of Pakistani lawmakers have asked for a review of the Indus Waters Treaty with India, warning that the issue of sharing trans-boundary waters with the neighboring country was more potent than terrorism. Speaking at the first
  • 6 Jan 2014- 10:04 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Associated Press of Pakistan Diamer-Bhasha dam project on Indus River is a ‘lifeline’ for national economy, producing cheaper electricity and saving $2.216 billion annually. The dam will go a long way in meeting country’s future agricultural and
  • 9 Dec 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has asked India to withdraw its troops from Siachen, a disputed Himalayan glacier in the Jammu & Kashmir region on which both countries have built up a strong military presence over the past three decades.