water issues

Punjab objects to centre’s move on water


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) Punjab has objected to a move by the central government to transfer the subject of water from the state list to the concurrent list, accusing ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Clinton pitches for FDI in multibrand retail (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Making a strong pitch for further opening up of the Indian economy, especially with regard to foreign direct investment (FDI) in multibrand retail, US Secretary ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Clinton lauds eastern India’s economic potential


May 7th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who kicked off her three-day India visit from this historic city, Monday lauded the economic potential and geopolitical significance ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

PM calls for regulating use of groundwater


April 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Emphasising that India has nearly 17 percent of the world's population but only four percent of its usable fresh water, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Water policy by April: Pawan Bansal


April 9th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Monday said that the government would finalise the national water policy by the end of the month."We have ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

China offers to share water management experience


March 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) China is willing to share with other nations its unique experiences in water management and conservation, according to Chen Lei, minister of water resources.China is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Will Mayawati’s magic work in 2012? Pundits doubtful


January 31st, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Her rock solid Dalit support may still be intact. But with charges of corruption and poor governance enveloping her, Chief Minister Mayawati may find ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Unknown species unravelled in Antarctica’s hot springs


January 4th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) Unknown species have been discovered on the seafloor near Antarctica, clustered in the hot, dark environment surrounding hydrothermal vents. The discoveries, made by teams from the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

2008 Bihar floods caused by faulty construction: Nepali ex-minister


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The 2008 floods in Bihar were not due to an increase in the volume of water in the Kosi river but faulty construction by corrupt ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Band with a difference rocks Srinagar - for a message


November 12th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 12 (IANS) Applauded by a throng of enthusiastic students, a New York rock band, which uses solar energy to power its performances, spread the message of environmental ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Solar-powered New York rock band performs in Srinagar


November 12th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 12 (IANS) A solar-powered eco rock band from New York performed in Srinagar Saturday to create awareness about environment and ecology."We organised a unique event by 'Solar Punch' ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pakistan sets up panel to deal with water issues with India


September 27th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) Pakistan has set up a new agency to look into construction of dams and other water sector projects by countries like India and Afghanistan.Prime ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ghana to hold forum on water issues


August 5th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 5 (IANS) Ghana will hold a forum in the capital to seek ways to deal with issues regarding water sanitation and hygiene, officials said.The water forum would be ... Read more...

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Report on changes in water issues launched


March 17th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) A report focusing on changes in water issues in the country like declining water availability and unsustainable and inequitable use of water was launched Wednesday ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

For dialogue, Pakistan has to shun terror, says Patil


February 21st, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India is ready for "meaningful dialogue", as long as Pakistan does not allow groups to use its territory to export terror, President Pratibha Patil said here ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

No land trade route to India till resolution of Kashmir dispute: Pak minister


July 30th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 30(ANI): Pakistan Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that his country will not allow any land trade route to India until both countries resolve the Kashmir dispute.Kaira asserted that ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US rejects Pak’s request to mediate in talks with India to resolve Kashmir, water issues


July 20th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 20 (ANI): The United States has rejected Pakistan's request to mediate between it and India to help both resolve outstanding issues, including Kashmir and the river water sharing dispute.During a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Gulf experts to discuss water crisis


July 7th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 7 (IANS/WAM) Experts from the Middle East will gather here next week to find out solutions to the water crisis in the Gulf region. The Arab Water Academy will hold ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rooting out terrorism to remain Pak’s prime focus: Qureshi


April 28th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Thimpu, Apr.28 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that rooting out terrorism from the region has and will continue to remain his country's prime focus.Addressing the 32nd session of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

SAARC should adopt cooperative approach to tackle issues: Bashir


April 26th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Bhutan, Apr 26(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir has said that south Asian countries should adopt a regional cooperative approach to effectively tackle its water issues.Addressing the 37th session of the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Brahmaputra movie launched in grandeur


April 13th, 2010 - 10:54 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 13, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The complete season of April seems to be flooded lots of movie launches as the producers feel this period as an auspicious time to kick-start their projects. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

It’s for India, Pakistan to work out Kashmir, water issues: US


April 2nd, 2010 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Ruling out once again a US role in resolving either Kashmir or water issues between India and Pakistan, a senior official has said it was for the two ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Resolving Kashmir, water issues with India imperative for regional peace: Bashir


March 6th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.6 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir has once again raked up the Kashmir issue, and said peace and stability in South Asia is not possible unless the long pending disputes ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak shelves plan of moving to World Bank over water disputes with India


February 21st, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.21 (ANI): Pakistan has shelved its plans of moving to the World Bank (WB) for resolving the long pending water distribution issues with India, as the two countries are preparing themselves ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Kashmir, water issues must be resolved to ensured S.Asia peace: Sharif


February 19th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.19 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that there can be no permanent peace and stability in South Asia without a negotiated resolution of the Kashmir issue.Talking ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India-Pak agree on roadmap to resolve water disputes


February 11th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.11 (ANI): In order to resolve the long pending water issues between them, India and Pakistan have agreed on a 'roadmap' and decided to hold two additional meetings, besides a routine ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

No war over Indus waters issue: Indian official (Lead)


February 10th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Feb 10 (IANS) An Indian official Wednesday ruled out a sub-continental war on the sharing of river waters, saying that a half century old treaty governing this was being properly implemented. Addressing ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India deliberately delaying peace talks: Pak FO


November 21st, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.21 (ANI): A day after Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh asserted that India is committed to resolving all outstanding issues with Pakistan through bilateral negotiations, Islamabad has blamed New Delhi of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Delhi cabinet gives nod to new mediation centres


November 3rd, 2009 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) To provide speedy justice and reduce backlog of pending cases in city courts, the Delhi government Tuesday decided to open mediation centres across the national capital. ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India’s Bindeshwar Pathak to receive Stockholm Water Prize


August 17th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Aug 17 (DPA) India's Bindeshwar Pathak, the founder of Sulabh sanitation movement, will receive the 2009 Stockholm Water Prize, as delegates from over 130 countries gathered here Monday for the annual ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Manmohan Singh, Gilani to meet in Egypt July 16


July 3rd, 2009 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Multan, July 3 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousaf Raza Gilani will meet in the Egyptian resort city of Sharam-el-Sheikh July 16, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Don’t start building Tipaimukh dam before our visit: Dhaka


July 2nd, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 2 (IANS) Asking India not to start work on the Tipaimukh dam project, Dhaka said it was sending a team of lawmakers and experts next month to visit the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Water should be a basic human right, say researchers


June 30th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Researchers, in a recent article in the journal PLoS Medicine Editorial, have argued that despite recent international objections, access to clean water should be recognized as a human ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pak’s foreign office and Indus Water Committee differ over water issues


May 31st, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore/Islamabad, May 31 (ANI): Pakistan's Indus Water Commissioner Syed Jamaat Ali Shah and the Foreign Office seems to have different opinions over the water issues with India.Talking to media persons before leaving ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, Pakistan to hold talks on water issues from May 30


May 22nd, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 22 (ANI): In what may be seen a step towards de-escalation of heightened tension between India and Pakistan, both the countries, for the time after the Mumbai terror attack, have ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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