People in electricity-starved Jammu and Kashmir may have to wait for at least four years for the completion of the second phase of the 900-MW Baglihar hydroelectric project over the Chenab in Chanderkote.

The first phase having three turbines of 150-MW each started in 1999 and was commissioned in 2008.

Managing Director of the Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Corporation Shalin Kabra said

India maintains that it is well within its rights to construct the project
Pakistan sought a quick resolution of its dispute with India on the 330-MW Kishenganga hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir and wanted an immediate site-inspection by the International Court of Arbitration during its preliminary hearing on January 14 at The Hague.

Pakistan did not seek an interim stay on India's Rs.

In a temporary relief to New Delhi, the ongoing construction activities at the 330 MW Kishenganga hydel project in Jammu and Kashmir will continue as Pakistan did not press for a stay on the activities during the first hearing of the international court of arbitration in Hague on Friday.

The move came as a surprise to India given that Pakistan had initially petitioned for a stay order as an int

State Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, today, accepted the report of the Negotiating Committee and gave its nod for the preparation of fresh Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Sawalkote Hydroelectric Project, whose fate was hanging in balance for the past several decades.

The Cabinet also approved promotion of three IAS officers to the super time scale o

JAMMU, Nov 10: In a major development vis-


The Indo-Pak row over the 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project is getting more serious than New Delhi had earlier anticipated. Buoyed by the success in the Baglihar project, where the Indian position was largely upheld, New Delhi did not quite think matters would go this far when Islamabad first threatened to invoke arbitration proceedings.

Ravish Tiwari

As the legal dispute between India and Pakistan over 330 MW Kishanganga hydel project heads to the international court of arbitration, India has invited Pakistan to finalise the names of three neutral umpires for the seven-member bench. Government sources said India has proposed July 7 for this crucial discussion with Pakistan.

Even as Pakistan withdrew its objections to the construction of Uri-II and Chutak hydel power projects in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, the differences over Nimmo-Bazgo hydro-power plant to be built in J-K

Gargi Parsai

NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan have resolved at the meeting of the Permanent Indus Water Commission here the issue of water flows in the Chenab river being affected during the initial filling of the Baglihar dam in 2008. Pakistan has decided not to raise the matter further.