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China operationalises biggest dam on Brahmaputra in Tibet

China operationalises biggest dam on Brahmaputra in Tibet

China on Tuesday operationalised the USD 1.5 billion Zam Hydropower Station, the largest in Tibet, built on the Brahmaputra river, which has raised concerns in India over the likelihood of disrupting water supplies.

One dead, eight rescued after boat goes over US dam: Media

One man died and eight other people were rescued after their boat went over a dam in the state of Maryland, US media reported.

Jayalalithaa directs releasing of water from Amaravathy dam

Jayalalithaa directs releasing of water from Amaravathy dam

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has directed releasing of water from Amaravathy dam in Tirupur district to benefit over 7500 acres of agricultural land.

Mullaperiyar dam: Jayalalithaa questions Centre for entertaining Kerala's request

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has questioned the Centre for "entertaining" Kerala's request for approving environment study to construct a new dam at Mullaperiyar in her state, saying it was in contravention to the Supreme Court order.

Assam opposes Centre plan to build mega dam on Siang river

A day after the Centre announced plans to construct a dam on the Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said he will not endorse any project not benefiting the people at large.

UP demands probe into spending on Bansagar Dam construction

Agitated over Madhya Pradesh not releasing water from Bansagar Dam over Sone river to Uttar Pradesh, state Irrigation Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav today demanded proper account of spendings on construction of dam and a probe into it.

'Efforts to build new dam at Mullaperiyar by Kerala'

NDA constituent PMK and Vaiko-led MDMK on Monday alleged that Kerala had taken up efforts to construct a new dam at Mullaperiyar, insisting that this would "jeopardise" inter-state relations and urged the Centre to intervene.

Chinese ecologists calls for halt in dam projects in Tibet

 Chinese ecologists have called for a halt in construction of dams, including one claimed to be the world's biggest, in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh citing adverse impact of hydropower stations over the potential habitat of newly discovered species of a macaque in the area.

AAP backs stir against raising water level of dam on Narmada

An agitation by standing in river water to protest raising the water level of the Omkareshwar Dam across the Narmada river from 189 metres to 191 metres, on Monday received support from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here.

GI report on carpark in M'periyar dam premises by April end

A team led by Surveyor General of India Swarna Subba Rao inspected the proposed car park area on Mullaiperiyar dam premises following objections raised by Tamil Nadu before the Supreme Court and the national Green tribunal over allowing it in the catchment area of the dam.

Air strikes repel IS assault on Iraq dam: US

A dozen US-led air strikes have helped fend off an assault by Islamic State jihadists on the strategic Mosul dam in Iraq, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

To dam or not to dam? Pakistan experts ponder flood strategy

 Energy-starved Pakistan relies on a multitude of dams and barrages to prevent Himalayan rivers from flooding and help meet its power needs, but their failure to prevent disaster four years running is making some experts question their utility.

Kurdish forces retake parts of Iraq`s largest dam

Kurdish forces took over parts of Iraq`s largest dam today less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State extremist group, Kurdish security officials said, as US and Iraqi planes aided their advance by bombing militant targets near the facility.

Mettur Dam opening advanced to tomorrow

Tamil Nadu Government today ordered release of water for irrigation in Cauvery Delta region from tomorrow, instead of August 15 as announced earlier.

Mettur dam water level at 43.23 feet

The water level in the Mettur dam today stood at 43.23 feet against its full level of 120 feet.

PM Narendra Modi kicks into gear with defence, dam projects

The new government kicked into gear this week, clearing billions of dollars worth of long-delayed defence projects, including a big navy base, as well as approving the scaling-up of one of the country`s biggest dams.

Beas tragedy: More personnel to join search

The search operation to trace the 17 persons still missing following the tragedy in the Beas river involving a group of engineering students from Hyderabad resumed on its fifth day today with more personnel set to join the efforts.

Dam bursts in Himachal Pradesh during trial

A newly-built dam with capacity of 12,000 cubic metre near here collapsed today during its first trial, with authorities ordering a probe into the shocking incident.

Indian dam will affect Neelum-Jhelum project: Pakistan

The construction of the Kishanganga project by India in Jammu and Kashmir will result in 14 percent decrease in the flow of water for Pakistan`s Neelum-Jhelum hydroelectric project, the Pakistan Senate was informed.