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.
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.
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.
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.
The provisions for statutory clearance for building dams and hydroelectric projects on rivers, especially in the Northeast, are often circumvented and compulsory environmental safeguards not adopted, a report has said.
Declaring that he too deserved justice, director Sohan Roy said he was happy that Kamal Haasan`s "Vishwaroopam" had been cleared by the Tamil Nadu government but his film "DAM 999" should also get screening permission in the state.