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Nissar Ahmad Court of Arbitration in The Hague to decide on minimum flows by year-end Though the Court of Arbitration at The Hague has upheld Indian's right under the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty to divert waters from the Rs...In its partial award'
In his article in The Hindu , John Briscoe makes some valid points about the Kishenganga Award (editorial page, Winning the battle, but losing the war , February 22, 2013) but we need to note certain complexities, and a central dilemma arising from
Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said that the arbitration award was not a legal defeat for Pakistan. He said that Pakistan had put two questions of legal nature before the Court of Arbitration which were within its jurisdiction for
Andrew Turner has built the boat and is ferrying pilgrims for free at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, where the festival is held. Millions of people bathe at Sangam in what is billed as the world's biggest religious gathering.
The Kumbh Mela, the Hindu religious festival described as the largest gathering of mankind in history, is contributing to the alarming levels of pollution killing the Ganges, the faith's holiest river, officials have warned. Campaigners called on the
ments For India's 'untouchables,' a rare moment of inclusion In a major break from caste system constraints, some of India's Brahmins welcomed a group of India's lowest ranking members to join a Hindu ritual historically closed to them. By Shaikh
Kurt Vonnegut once said, "What makes life worth living are the saints. .....And so it is with Gyanesh Kamal, a man I met at India's Kumbh Mela, one of the oldest festivals on Earth. To the uninitiated, this spiritual spectacle is a discombobulating
He said, "It highlights once again that India is adhering to all the provisions of Indus Waters Treaty." The spokesperson also said the details of the award were being studied. Pakistan has been objecting to the construction of the hydroelectric
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar today took a holy dip at Sangam while attending the Maha Kumbh mela here and said she had offered prayers for "roots" of democracy in the country to grow "deeper and deeper". Upon her arrival in the city, Kumar drove
What do you make of householders turned austere pilgrims who live in tatty canvas tents on a flood plain of a river braving regular baths in freezing water, biting cold, smoky skies and ear-splitting din for more than a month? Most of them come from