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As Punjab's groundwater levels drop alarmingly, farmers confront desperate times ahead
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As Punjab's groundwater levels drop alarmingly, farmers confront desperate times ahead

As water tables in Punjab fall, desperate farmers are digging deeper, getting trapped in debt and depleting aquifers. Punjab is warned of turning into a desert state in 25 years. Paddy, biggest water guzzler, sees continued cultivation as agricultural reforms fail.

Indus Waters Treaty doesn't fit into current sociopolitical situation of India-Pakistan, says riverine expert Uttam Sinha
India

Indus Waters Treaty doesn't fit into current sociopolitical situation of India-Pakistan, says riverine expert Uttam Sinha

Referring to the Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan after the Uri attack, Modi had said 'blood and water can't flow together'. It remains to be seen how things will unfold after Pulwama.

Amid heightened tensions, India postpones visit to Pakistan to inspect projects in Indus River Basin
India

Amid heightened tensions, India postpones visit to Pakistan to inspect projects in Indus River Basin

Amid heightened tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad, a reciprocal visit by the Indian team to Pakistan for inspection of projects in the Indus River Basin this month has been postponed.

No, India is not planning to cut-off water supply to Pakistan; Nitin Gadkari is only claiming 'our share of water' as per IWT
India

No, India is not planning to cut-off water supply to Pakistan; Nitin Gadkari is only claiming 'our share of water' as per IWT

Against an already vibrant backdrop of the outrage against the Pulwama attack, Union minister of water resources Nitin Gadkari on Thursday added the declaration that water of three eastern rivers flowing into Pakistan will be diverted to the Yamuna river, causing concern as to whether the historic Indus Waters Treaty would be broken.

Minibus plunges into over-300-feet gorge in J&K's Kishtwar; at least 13 people killed, 13 injured
India

Minibus plunges into over-300-feet gorge in J&K's Kishtwar; at least 13 people killed, 13 injured

The accident occurred at Dandaran, near Thakrai, when the driver of the minibus, which was on its way to Kishtwar from the Keshwan area, lost control of it and the vehicle plunged into the over-300-foot gorge, near the Chenab riverbed, this morning, the official said.

India-Pakistan talks on Indus waters likely to be a non-starter; Islamabad appears bent on blocking Kishenganga project
World

India-Pakistan talks on Indus waters likely to be a non-starter; Islamabad appears bent on blocking Kishenganga project

The Indus Waters Treaty has the potential to change the bilateral equation, but only when both India and Pakistan accept the need for good relations.

India, Pakistan to discuss use of Indus waters in Lahore on 29 Aug; 1st official engagement since Imran Khan became PM
India

India, Pakistan to discuss use of Indus waters in Lahore on 29 Aug; 1st official engagement since Imran Khan became PM

Just a week after Imran Khan took his oath as the Pakistan prime minister on 18 August, India is set to have its first official engagement with a team of officials travelling to Islamabad for a meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission.

12 killed, one injured in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar after vehicle carrying Machail yatra pilgrims falls into Chenab
India

12 killed, one injured in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar after vehicle carrying Machail yatra pilgrims falls into Chenab

Eleven people were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar after a vehicle, on the way to Machail yatra pilgrimage, fell into the Chenab, media reports said.

Jammu rains: Four dead, three injured in flash floods after incessant downpour; Keran, Kangrail worst affected
India

Jammu rains: Four dead, three injured in flash floods after incessant downpour; Keran, Kangrail worst affected

Four persons died and three others suffered injuries in flash floods following incessant rains in Jammu region, officials said on Tuesday.

Jammu and Kashmir: Schools shut along LoC as Indian, Pakistani soldiers exchange heavy fire
India

Jammu and Kashmir: Schools shut along LoC as Indian, Pakistani soldiers exchange heavy fire

The Jammu and Kashmir government was forced to close more than two dozen schools along the Line of Control (LoC) after the armies of India and Pakistan pounded each other’s locations in Chenab

Jammu and Kashmir in spotlight as India, Pakistan fight over Himalaya's freshwater resources
World

Jammu and Kashmir in spotlight as India, Pakistan fight over Himalaya's freshwater resources

Several hundred metres underground, thousands of labourers grind away day and night on a mammoth hydroelectric project in contested Kashmir, where India and Pakistan are racing to tap the subcontinent's diminishing freshwater supplies.

Indus Waters Treaty allows India to construct Kishanganga, Ratle power plants, says World Bank
India

Indus Waters Treaty allows India to construct Kishanganga, Ratle power plants, says World Bank

Under the Indus Waters Treaty, India is permitted to construct hydroelectric facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab with certain restrictions.

Pakistan: At least seven killed, one injured in heavy rains; flash flood warning issued
World

Pakistan: At least seven killed, one injured in heavy rains; flash flood warning issued

At least seven persons have been killed in Pakistan in heavy monsoon rains that lashed different parts of the country, taking the overall death toll in rain-related incidents in the past two weeks to 53, officials said on Thursday.

Given China's belligerence, Indian Army should improve defences in Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir
India

Given China's belligerence, Indian Army should improve defences in Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir

Kishtwar is an extraordinarily strategic location. It connects with Himachal, the Kashmir Valley, and Ladakh.

India, Pakistan hold 2-day Indus Water Commission talks in Islamabad
India

India, Pakistan hold 2-day Indus Water Commission talks in Islamabad

Officials from India and Pakistan discussed problems relating to Indus Basin at the two-day Indus Water Commission meeting which began on Monday after a gap of nearly two years.

Indus water dispute: Pakistan's FM talks to World Bank chief, objects to pausing arbitration process
India

Indus water dispute: Pakistan's FM talks to World Bank chief, objects to pausing arbitration process

Dar said that delaying arbitration would seriously prejudice Pakistan's interests and rights under the bilateral Indus Waters Treaty which was signed in 1960.

Indus Waters Treaty: World Bank asks India, Pakistan to agree to mediation
India

Indus Waters Treaty: World Bank asks India, Pakistan to agree to mediation

The World Bank on Friday asked India and Pakistan to "agree to mediation" in order to settle on a mechanism for how the Indus Waters Treaty should be used to resolve issues regarding two dams under construction along the Indus river system.

Indus Water Treaty: In a bid to 'exploit to the maximum', govt decides to fast-track irrigation projects
India

Indus Water Treaty: In a bid to 'exploit to the maximum', govt decides to fast-track irrigation projects

Amid growing strain in Indo-Pak ties, government is planning to fast-track four projects in Indus river basin to increase irrigation area in Jammu and Kashmir by nearly 2.05 lakh acres, weeks after India decided to "exploit to the maximum" the water of Pakistan-controlled rivers, including Jhelum, as per Indus Water Treaty (IWT).

Indus Waters Treaty: India faces dilemma over a good pact with a 'bad' country
World

Indus Waters Treaty: India faces dilemma over a good pact with a 'bad' country

Experts are divided over whether India should abrogate the Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan after the Uri terror attack.