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2019 Singhey Khababs Sindhu Festival held in J&K

In Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, tourist’s promotional festival – Ladakh Singhey Khababs Sindhu Festival celebrated on the bank of Indus River at Leh. The festival presents the Indus River as a symbol of the multi-dimensional cultural identity of India that got its name from the Indus River. Folk songs and dances are performed ..

Indian Army Builds Longest Suspension Bridge Over River Indus In Leh-Ladakh

The Indian Army has successfully built the longest suspension bridge ‘Matiri Bridge’ over the Indus River in the Leh-Ladakh region at Choglamsar village. It has been named ‘Maitri Bridge’ to symbolize the excellent civil-military relations existing in the region. It is built in a record time of 40 days, and is the longest Suspension Bridge ..

CCEA approves investment sanction for construction of 624 MW Kiru Hydro Electric Project

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has recently approved the investment sanction for construction of 624 MW Kiru Hydro Electric Project on River Chenab in Kishtwar district of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). The project will be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs.4287.59 crore and is scheduled to be completed in a period of ..

Punjab declares Indus river dolphin as state’s aquatic animal

Punjab has recently declared the endangered Indus river dolphin as the state’s aquatic animal. The decision was recently taken at a meeting of the state board for wildlife chaired by chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh. Indus Dolphin is an endangered freshwater aquatic mammal found only in Indian and Pakistan in the Beas river. These are ..

The 22nd edition of Sindhu Darshan Festival (SDF) started in Leh district

The 22nd edition of Sindhu Darshan Festival (SDF) has started on the bank of Indus River in Leh district of Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on June 24, 2018. The 3-day annual fest is organised by Sindhu Darshan Yatra Samiti and Ladakh Phandey Tsogspa (Leh). It will be inaugurated by RSS General Secretary Bhaiya ..

The first organised census of Indus Dolphins to be carried out in Punjab

The first organised census of Indus Dolphins will be carried out by the Punjab government along with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) -India for the conservation of Indus dolphins, which are one of the world’s rarest mammals. This is India’s first organized Dolphin Census, which will be completed within a span of five years. The main ..

The 114th meeting of Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) between India and Pakistan started New Delhi

The 114th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) between India and Pakistan has started in New Delhi on March 29, 2018. Representatives from both the sides are expected to discuss Water Treaty dispute and resolution of outstanding issues. The PIC is mandated to establish and maintain cooperative arrangements for the implementation of the treaty ..

Indus Water Treaty: World Bank offers alternate solutions

In a notable development World Bank has taken cognizance of the growing development and has paused the processes initiated by both India and Pakistan in favour of alternate solutions which are in line with the spirit of Indus Water Treaty. The solutions offer alternative paths to resolve all the disagreements which fall under the Treaty ..