Today : Wednesday - Jul 23, 2014, 03:03am (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Education
Travel
Lifestyle
Gulf News
Featured
 
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

National News
 

India, Pak resume talks to resolve water dispute

Tuesday - Mar 27, 2012, 06:26pm (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

New Delhi -  A 13-member delegation from Pakistan led by Water and Power Secretary; Imtiaz Kazi, resumed secretary level talks with Indian counterparts in New Delhi on Tuesday, with a  motive to resolve the dispute over India's plans to build a dam on River Jhelum, on its side of Kashmir.

The Indian team, led by Water Resources Secretary D.V. Singh sought to find an immediate solution, so as to resume work on the project once again.

India started building the dam in the mid-1980s  to help make the River Jhelum navigable throughout the year, but had to suspend work after Pakistan complained that the Jhelum's currents  would be slowed in its territory, and that the work violated a water-sharing pact.

State officials from both countries have met several times in recent years to discuss what India calls the Tulbul Navigation Project and what Pakistan refers to as the Wullar Barrage.

The last round of talks was held in Islamabad last year after a long hiatus.

Nine rounds of secretary-level talks have been held since the project was stalled, followed by five more meetings in 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 between the two countries.

The 1960 Indus Water Treaty governs the use of the water flowing down rivers, which rise in the Indian part of Kashmir and flow into the Indus river basin in Pakistan.

Under the accord, India has the use of water from three rivers in the east - the Sutlej, Beas, and Ravi.

Pakistan was awarded use of the waters of the western rivers - the Indus, Chenab and Jhelum.

But, Pakistan accuses India of violating the treaty by reducing the flow of water down the rivers it was awarded use of.

Pakistan also objects to India's Baglihar hydropower and water storage project on the River Chenab.

Indian denies any unfair diversion of Pakistan's water.

Some Indian analysts say Pakistani complaints are aimed at diverting attention within Pakistan from the internal water row.

The inconclusive outcome mirrors the slow progress made by the nuclear-armed neighbours since peace talks began in 2004, with the core dispute being Kashmir.





|

Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus

Other Articles:
Tourists enjoy Kashmir Valley’s blossoming almond trees (27th Mar, 2012)
Telangana row forces Parliament to adjourn proceedings (27th Mar, 2012)
Snow blocks access to Kashmir's famous Mughal Road (27th Mar, 2012)
Hu in India Wednesday: trade imbalance, cultural ties on agenda (27th Mar, 2012)
Maoists kill 11 CRPF troopers in landmine blast (27th Mar, 2012)
Dikshit slams Lokayukta, calls his action 'motivated' (27th Mar, 2012)
CBI to ask Army chief for formal complaint (27th Mar, 2012)
Mamata strips non-Trinamool panchayat heads of power (27th Mar, 2012)
Protestor's immolation attempt brings Tibetans together (27th Mar, 2012)
Refrain from drastic action, Tibetans told (27th Mar, 2012)
Kerala minister's father threatens to oust him from party (27th Mar, 2012)
Maoists kills 10 CRPF troopers in Maharashtra (27th Mar, 2012)
Rajoana should hang Saturday, rules court (27th Mar, 2012)
Former CPI-M MP, aides jailed for Nandigram violence (27th Mar, 2012)
Tight security in place for BRICS summit (27th Mar, 2012)
Why didn't army chief probe bribe matter: Tejinder Singh (27th Mar, 2012)
Arms seized in Assam, three arrested (27th Mar, 2012)
Tejinder Singh files defamation case (27th Mar, 2012)
Anna blames MPs for not passing Lokpal bill? (27th Mar, 2012)
Team Anna condemns Lok Sabha move to censure them (27th Mar, 2012)
Army chief didn't want to pursue bribe matter: Antony (27th Mar, 2012)
Kejriwal appeals to Indian lawmakers to introspect (27th Mar, 2012)
V K Singh targeted because he fought against corruption: Kejriwal (27th Mar, 2012)
Delhi Police seal Tibetan students hostel ahead of Jintao visit (27th Mar, 2012)
Abandoned Kashmir infant is now stable at Srinagar hospital: Doctors (27th Mar, 2012)




Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use