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Lack of Pak govt's intervention can spur migration, ecological imbalances in once-flourishing Indus Delta
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Lack of Pak govt's intervention can spur migration, ecological imbalances in once-flourishing Indus Delta

Dam construction and mismanagement of water by the government have significantly reduced river flows, causing the Indus delta to shrink, threatening both human life and its ecology.

Livelihoods of Pakistan fishing communities along the Indus dry up with the river
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Livelihoods of Pakistan fishing communities along the Indus dry up with the river

Dam construction and other upstream activities have left the fishing communities in Pakistan along the Indus with little to fish, and livelihoods that have dried up with the river.

Pakistan accuses India of not informing Islamabad about water release into River Sutlej; New Delhi denies claim
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Pakistan accuses India of not informing Islamabad about water release into River Sutlej; New Delhi denies claim

Relations between the neighbours, already hostile, have been further strained over India’s decision to revoke special status of its portion of Kashmir region

Indus Blues: Jawad Sharif's documentary poignantly chronicles the fading musical forms along the river in Pakistan
Life

Indus Blues: Jawad Sharif's documentary poignantly chronicles the fading musical forms along the river in Pakistan

In Jawad Sharif’s documentary Indus Blues, a musician asks within the first few scenes, “When peace and love die, who cares about music?” It is a profoundly challenging query, one that resounds as Sharif's film traverses a thousand miles along the Indus river, chronicling the musical forms that have sprung up in the regions it flows through.

Four dead, 21 missing after boat capsizes in Indus river in northwest Pakistan; locals had to use water route in absence of paved roads
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Four dead, 21 missing after boat capsizes in Indus river in northwest Pakistan; locals had to use water route in absence of paved roads

At least four people have been killed and 21 still missing after a boat capsized in northwest Pakistan, officials said Thursday. The boat was carrying passengers along the Indus River from Shangla to Haripur district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday when it overturned. '13 people saved their lives by swimming to the shore', local police official Zahid Ullah said.

Indus waters: For both India and Pakistan, the choice is between provision vs management
India

Indus waters: For both India and Pakistan, the choice is between provision vs management

Will securing the Indus secure India’s water future? To answer that question, we need to understand what use the water is put to.

Indus Waters Treaty: Partition to Cold War and drought, how India lost hydro disciplining tool against Pak
India

Indus Waters Treaty: Partition to Cold War and drought, how India lost hydro disciplining tool against Pak

Would India have agreed so readily to the Indus Waters Treaty if she had not needed to be in the World Bank’s good books? That’s a question only history can answer.

How the British transformed, subjugated the Punjab through canals — and left it vulnerable to external shocks
India

How the British transformed, subjugated the Punjab through canals — and left it vulnerable to external shocks

History’s rhythmic drumbeats echo loudly in the Indus valley, and in how the British transformed a community-based rural economy (one that was arguably ill-equipped to make that transition) to a market-based economy, and left it vulnerable to external shocks.

Amid calls for Indus' geopolitical weaponising, a reminder of how climate change has affected the river in the past
India

Amid calls for Indus' geopolitical weaponising, a reminder of how climate change has affected the river in the past

In the days following the Pulwama attack, one suggestion for retaliation has been to “cut off” the waters of the Indus to downstream Pakistan. Can we ‘turn off’ the tap though? After all, the Indus (and her tributaries) are mighty rivers — the annual flow of the Indus is estimated to be upwards of 200 cubic kilometres.

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.

'Don't want single drop to reach Pakistan': Nitin Gadkari seeks report on stopping flow of 'other water resources' into country
India

'Don't want single drop to reach Pakistan': Nitin Gadkari seeks report on stopping flow of 'other water resources' into country

Nitin Gadkari said that he has directed his department to prepare a report on how India can block other water resources from flowing into Pakistan.

Diversion of rivers flowing to Pakistan: Jitendra Singh says excess water will be used by Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan
India

Diversion of rivers flowing to Pakistan: Jitendra Singh says excess water will be used by Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan

Questioning the previous Congress governments for not taking such a step, Union minister Jitendra Singh said the Centre's decision has corrected a long-standing anomaly.

India to speed up work on three projects to stop its share of Indus waters from flowing into Pakistan
India

India to speed up work on three projects to stop its share of Indus waters from flowing into Pakistan

After the Uri attack in Kashmir in September 2016, the government had sought to use the Indus Waters Treaty to put pressure on Pakistan. The measures included effectively using India's share of waters that flow into Pakistan.

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

Imran Khan's election to PM won't change relations; visa restrictions will keep India-Pakistan division alive
India

Imran Khan's election to PM won't change relations; visa restrictions will keep India-Pakistan division alive

The 1971-72 war permanently closed the India-Pakistan border and ended the free exchange, and I think that moment has been carried forward to today

'We cannot stand another Dokalam,' says Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui; focusses on confidence building measures
India

'We cannot stand another Dokalam,' says Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui; focusses on confidence building measures

Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui commented on the strained bilateral relations between India and China. He suggested that the ties can be improved by narrowing differences between the two countries and expanding cooperation.

Cauvery dispute: River depletion is a disaster unfolding in the country, need sustainable solution
India

Cauvery dispute: River depletion is a disaster unfolding in the country, need sustainable solution

We need to pay more attention to the Cauvery River as it is about forty percent of what it was fifty years ago.

India's water security concerns over China's dam building spree are legitimate, require action
India

India's water security concerns over China's dam building spree are legitimate, require action

India has repeatedly shown displeasure as well as apprehension with respect to China's activities on the Brahmaputra.

UNDP blames Pakistan's neglect for delay in resolution of water issues with India
India

UNDP blames Pakistan's neglect for delay in resolution of water issues with India

Pakistan, as per the treaty, is not allowed to prohibit construction of hydropower dams by India.

Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing on PIL over Indus Water Treaty
India

Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing on PIL over Indus Water Treaty

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant an urgent hearing on a PIL seeking a declaration of the India-Pakistan Indus Water Treaty as unconstitutional.