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In Kashmir's Kishtwar region, Save Marwah Movement stiffens struggle against building of Bursar dam
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In Kashmir's Kishtwar region, Save Marwah Movement stiffens struggle against building of Bursar dam

In Kishtwar, a remote region of Kashmir, the Save Marwah Movement stiffens struggle against building of Bursar dam.

Former Jammu and Kashmir interlocutor vouches for third party intervention in Valley, wants Centre to fulfil aspirations of people forthwith
India

Former Jammu and Kashmir interlocutor vouches for third party intervention in Valley, wants Centre to fulfil aspirations of people forthwith

The government is however prepared for the long haul and would not relax its grip until a peaceful situation prevails, which is unlikely in the foreseeable future owing largely to lack of political engagement with mainstream political parties.

Pakistan’s allegation of India using water as ‘weapon of war’ uncalled for, says Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
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Pakistan’s allegation of India using water as ‘weapon of war’ uncalled for, says Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

After Pakistan accused India of waging 'fifth-generation warfare' in Kashmir by using water as a weapon, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Friday said the neighbouring country's claim was uncalled for.

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

Firstpost Editor's Picks: LK Advani's blog, Article 370, and Shazam movie review; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: LK Advani's blog, Article 370, and Shazam movie review; today's must-read stories

The unfortunate timing of LK Advani's comments takes away from the gravitas of his words and show him in still more unfavourable light.

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.

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.

Day after UNSC censures JeM, Pakistan writes to body, accuses India of threatening regional security
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Day after UNSC censures JeM, Pakistan writes to body, accuses India of threatening regional security

Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written a letter to the United Nations Security Council accusing India of threatening regional security, a day after the powerful UN body named Pakistan-based JeM in a statement condemning the Pulwama attack.

Govt using jingoism to hide security failures, says Congress on Nitin Gadkari's vow to divert eastern rivers
India

Govt using jingoism to hide security failures, says Congress on Nitin Gadkari's vow to divert eastern rivers

Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said, "you cannot always get away by substituting rhetoric for action. Yesterday you had the highways minister saying that we will stop the flow of all eastern rivers to Pakistan. Somebody needs to ask them that do dams get built in a day."

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.

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.

Talks on Indus Waters Treaty conclude; India rejects Pakistan's objections on 2 hydropower projects, says official
India

Talks on Indus Waters Treaty conclude; India rejects Pakistan's objections on 2 hydropower projects, says official

After the conclusion of talks, the first official engagement between India and Pakistan since Imran Khan became the prime minister on 18 August, Pakistan's Commissioner for Indus Waters Syed Meher Ali Shah told reporters that there would be no briefing and statement on the issue.

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 picks Cabinet ministers: Former Pervez Musharraf loyalists holding key posts may not be bad news for Pakistan
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Imran Khan picks Cabinet ministers: Former Pervez Musharraf loyalists holding key posts may not be bad news for Pakistan

More Cabinet appointments are expected, as Imran Khan eases himself into the prime minister's seat. His choices may be good news for Pakistan as Musharraf had a knack to pick the best in the business.

Imran Khan likely to face a bouncy pitch in 'first 100 days'; hurdles starting with China may stump his hope for a smooth turf
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Imran Khan likely to face a bouncy pitch in 'first 100 days'; hurdles starting with China may stump his hope for a smooth turf

While Kashmir is at the forefront of Imran Khan's foreign policy agenda, he also wants to restart negotiations with India on the Indus Waters Treaty.

Pakistan grapples with water shortage despite abundant resources; issue gradually turning political ahead of polls
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Pakistan grapples with water shortage despite abundant resources; issue gradually turning political ahead of polls

A number of recent reports by experts have warned that Pakistan is likely to become the most water-stressed country in the region by 2025.

Pakistan complains to World Bank over India continuing work on Kishanganga hydropower project
India

Pakistan complains to World Bank over India continuing work on Kishanganga hydropower project

Pakistan has informed the World Bank about India's completion of the Kishanganga hydropower project during the bank's "pause" period.

Indus Waters Treaty: India, Pakistan conclude high-level talks without reaching agreement
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Indus Waters Treaty: India, Pakistan conclude high-level talks without reaching agreement

The latest round of talks between India and Pakistan on Indus Waters Treaty concluded without reaching an agreement, the World Bank has said