Month: June 2018

Fact Sheet: The Indus Waters Treaty 1960 and the Role of the World Bank

open view web desk Origins of the Treaty: The Indus Waters Treaty was signed in 1960 after nine years of negotiations between India and Pakistan with the help of the World Bank, which is also a signatory. The negotiations were the initiative of former World Bank President Eugene […]

Trump wants his ‘people’ to be like Kim’s ‘people’

open view web desk Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 15: United States President Donald Trump on Friday said that he wants “his people” to listen to him, like people of North Korea listens to their leader Kim Jong Un. “He’s the head of a country. And I mean, he is the strong head,” Trump said during […]

India faces worst long term water crisis in its history – government think tank

open view web desk NEW DELHI – India faces the worst long-term water crisis in its history as demand outstrips supply and millions of lives and livelihoods could be at risk, said a think tank chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. By 2030, water demand is projected to […]

India open to listing Air India after failed divestment: government source

open view web desk NEW DELHI – India is open to listing ailing state carrier Air India, a government source said on Wednesday, after failing to attract buyers for a 76 percent stake in the company. While the government is considering several proposals related to reviving the divestment […]

Analysis: India airlines spread their wings to escape airfare war at home

open view web desk NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE – Indian airlines are turning to the international market in search of better returns as the intensifying fight for a bigger share of the world’s fastest growing domestic market – where price is king – drives down profits. While global airlines’ profits […]

Trump says he will stop ‘war games’ with South on Korean peninsula

open view web desk The US will stop holding military exercises on the Korean peninsula, President Donald Trump said Tuesday after his summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un. Washington and Seoul are security allies, with around 30,000 US troops stationed in the South to defend it […]

Historic Trump-Kim summit ends with promise, light on substance

open view web desk SINGAPORE- U.S. President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged at a historic summit on Tuesday to move toward complete denuclearisation, while the United States promised its old foe security guarantees. The start of negotiations aimed at banishing what Trump described […]

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