water rights

Goa campaign against ‘water injustice’ (Letter from Goa)


June 29th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 29 (IANS) A British charity has joined forces with a Catholic Church-backed NGO here to put an end to abusive and unethical tourism practices allegedly over-exploitative of ... 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 |

Himachal villagers take officials hostage


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 22 (IANS) Protesting villagers in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district have taken government officials hostage, officials said Wednesday.The protesters are demanding cancellation of a mega hydropower project being executed ... Read more...

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UN declares access to clean water, sanitation a human right


July 29th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 29(ANI): The United Nations (UN) has recognized access to clean water and sanitation as a human right.The UN General Assembly resolution, sponsored by Bolivia, received favourable votes from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Himachal hydro projects run into peoples’ protests (With Image)


June 16th, 2010 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), June 16 (IANS) Tribals of Kinnaur are up in arms against upcoming hydropower projects in the district, saying these are not only making water channels shrink ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himachal voters ask tough questions on green issues


May 8th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, May 8 (IANS) Politicians campaigning in the Lok Sabha polls seem unconcerned about environmental degradation in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, but their voters are so worried about ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Indian water terrorism’ greater threat than Taliban: Pakistan


May 5th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 5 (ANI): Taking the Kishanganga dam issue a step further, Pakistan has termed India's initiative to build a dam on the Indus River as 'Indian water terrorism' and said ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Activists fume as World Water Forum ends without protocols


March 22nd, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, March 22 (DPA) Environmental activists expressed criticism Sunday with the end result of the World Water Forum, decrying a lack of binding protocols to safeguard the world's freshwater supplies. Ministers and delegation ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

World Bank urges China to reform water management


January 12th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 12 (DPA) China must overhaul its water management systems to provide better legal protection and more open competition for the increasingly scare resource, the World Bank said Monday."For years, water ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brakel refutes Himachal government charges on power project


August 14th, 2008 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Brakel Corp NV of Netherlands, which has been allotted a multi-million dollar controversial hydro power project in Himachal Pradesh, has replied to the state government's show-cause notice, clarifying ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Agitating Peru farmers clash with cops, toll rises to four


February 20th, 2008 - 7:06 pm ICT by admin
Lima, Feb 20 (IANS) Two more farmers have been killed in clashes with the police on the outskirts of the Peruvian city of Ayacucho, raising the toll to four in the two-day ... Read more...

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