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  • 11 Jun 2018- 08:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's Foreign Office has said the matter of river waters is as important to it as a jugular vein, but that the country wants to resolve all issues with India through dialog Addressing a weekly news briefing June 7, Foreign
  • 7 Jun 2018- 06:31 by OOSKAnews Info MYSURU, India The first-ever scientific study in India of small hydro-power projects (SHPs) has revealed that despite their being promoted as generating clean energy, facilities have a significant ecological impact and there is a correlation between the rise in
  • 29 May 2018- 09:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington, DC The World Bank has denied Pakistan’s demands for a court of arbitration to resolve the country’s dispute over India’s upstream Kishanganga Hydroelectric Dam project. Following a meeting in Washington DC last week, instigated by the
  • 16 May 2018- 12:04 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI India Today The water conflict has seemingly spread from the domain of humans to the animal kingdom now. A one-yearold female leopard was found dead on Tuesday morning at the Aravalli hills in Gurgaon with wildlife officers suspecting that a
  • 6 Mar 2018- 09:00 by Local Press Report COIMBATORE The Hindu Various mitigation measures at a cost of ₹ 1.38 crore are being implemented by the Forest department under project Kaliru (Kaliru in Tamil means elephant) to reduce human-animal conflicts in Coimbatore, said S. Ramasubramanian,
  • 13 Nov 2017- 08:53 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI National Herald The report by Leo Heller, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, after a two-week long visit to India, has been described as insensitive and disappointing by the Union Government. But before
  • 1 Aug 2017- 10:49 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI PNAS Suicide is a stark indicator of human hardship, yet the causes of these deaths remain understudied, particularly in developing countries. This new analysis of India, where one fifth of the world’s suicides occur, demonstrates that the climate,
  • 19 Jul 2017- 12:53 by Local Press Report DELHI Futurism In India, the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, which have historically been considered sacred flowing bodies of water, were ruled by the Supreme Court to be “legal persons.” This protected them from damage or pollution, making the penalties for
  • 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 –
  • 27 Apr 2017- 06:52 by Local Press Report GURGAON Business Standard Dry water bodies in the Aravalli range in Gurgaon and Faridabad will be replenished through tankers this summer by the Haryana forest department to prevent wild animals from straying into human settlements in search of water. Many
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India’s National Green Tribunal has said it will not allow the federal government to spend “a penny more” on cleaning up a polluted stretch of the Ganges in northern India. In a ruling issued on Novemer 16th, the court said some $293
  • 29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India Ten days of heavy rain have brought relief to people in drought-hit areas of the western Indian state of Maharashtra, where until recently water trains were being used to supply humans and livestock. People in Beed, Latur and other areas,
  • 23 May 2016- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India As the country reels from two successive years of drought followed by this year's intense heat wave, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to the public to save “every drop of water,” which he called a "gift from
  • 17 May 2016- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BENGALURU, India Fecal coliform bacteria has been detected in 61 percent of water samples taken in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru. The Karnataka state Public Health Institute collected and tested 2,728 water samples from Shanthi Nagar,
  • 16 May 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE In a forum at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore earlier this month, Kwanten Polytechnic University Professor Ross Pink offered his insights on key water issues in India and China, as well as other countries in Asia, and