22
Wednesday
August 2018
3:11 AM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
International News
Now, it's India vs Pakistan over Kishanganga project at World Bank
 
(Washington, D.C, May 22, 2018):Pakistan is slated to take up the issue of inauguration of Kishanganga hydropower project by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jammu and Kashmir with the World Bank on Monday. The neighbouring country, according to Dawn News, will tell the World Bank that the move by India violates the 1960 Indus Water Treaty.

The Dawn News report said that Pakistan would focus on four issues of critical importance. Among these issues are the height of Kishanganga dam, amount of water it can hold, demand for setting up of an arbitration court, and India’s call for an international expert to deliberate on the issue.

A high-level delegation from Pakistan has already reached US to take up the issues with the World Bank.

As Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the project in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, Pakistan had raised objections saying the inauguration should not have happened without resolution of dispute between the two countries.

"Pakistan believes that the inauguration of the project without the resolution of the dispute is tantamount to violation of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT)," a statement by the Foreign Office (FO) of the country said on Friday.

The Dawn report said that the Pakistan delegation to Washington is led by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali. Other members of the delegation are Indus Water Commissioner Mehr Ali Shah, Water and Power Secretary Shumail Khwaja and spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mohammed Faisal.

Despite several rounds of bilateral negotiations as well as mediations under the auspices of the World Bank, India continued with the construction of the project, it said, adding that "this intransigence on part of India clearly threatens the sanctity of the Treaty."

Islamabad had been raising objections over the design of the hydel project in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it is not in line with the criteria laid down under the IWT between the two countries.

But, India says the project design was well within parameters of the treaty.

The Kishanganga run-of-the-river hydroelectric scheme is designed to divert water from the Kishanganga River to a power plant in the Jhelum River basin.

Construction on the project began in 2007 and was expected to be complete in 2016, but it was temporarily halted by the Hague's Permanent Court of Arbitration (CoA) in 2011 due to Pakistan's protest.


6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's Lombok
12 of Imran’s 21 cabinet members held key posts during Musharraf regime
Imran Khan Elected New Pakistan PM, Seen In Tears After Vote
'He's innocent': US threatens more sanctions on Turkey if pastor not freed
Toll soars to 48 in Kabul education centre blast
Bridge collapses in Italy during heavy storm, crushing cars
Officials: Afghan forces push back Taliban from key city
Bangladesh ex-PM Zia gets bail in defamation case
NASA launches Parker Solar Probe spacecraft
Imran Khan’s party bags 33 reserved seats; PTI NA tally stands at 158
Children among 39 civilians killed in Syria arms depot blast: monitor
NASA postpones Parker Solar Probe launch to Sunday
Malaysia ex-PM Najib to face corruption trial in February
India, Afghanistan discuss development projects
Imran Khan to take oath as Pakistan Prime Minister on Aug 18: party leader
US to slap crippling sanctions on Russia over nerve agent attack in Britain
Khan's party and allies secure over 180 seats in NA: Chaudhry
Death toll from Greek forest fire rises to 93, victims named
Ivan Duque sworn in as new Colombian president
Argentina ex-Vice President jailed over corruption charges
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Amala Paul injured while filming a stunt sequence for Adho Andha Paravai Pola
 Chennai: Actress Amala Paul met with an accident while shooting a stunt sequence for her upcoming mo  
Deepveer to tie the knot on November 20 in Italy
Maradona - People will love this guy
Kinavalli - Where six friends and a ghost meet
KERALA NEWS
Special Assembly session on August 30
 Thiruvananthapuram: The Cabinet meet held today decided to summon a special Assembly session on Augu
Kerala teen gets arrested for spreading fake news
UAE offers Rs 700 crore for Kerala
When nature let us go there, I plan to help people rebuild their homes, says Rohini
NATIONAL NEWS
SC judges to contribute to Kerala flood relief fund
 New Delhi: The judges of the Supreme Court will contribute to the Kerala flood relief fund, Chief Ju
Rahul Gandhi Demands More Fund, Kiren Rijiju Says 'no Politics'
West Bengal govt to give Rs 10 crore for Kerala flood relief: Mamata Banerjee
Swami Agnivesh assaulted on way to pay homage to Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.