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Set up Court of Arbitration to resolve Indo-Pak water disputes: Nawaz Sharif to World Bank

World Bank Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva arrived in Pakistan today with a delegation to discuss water disputes with India and other issues.

Jan 26, 2017, 19:38 PM IST

India asked to stop work on Kishanganga and Ratle projects

A rare joint sitting of two committees of the Pakistan National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution seeking immediate suspension of work on two disputed projects by India and constitution of an arbitration court to resolve the ongoing water dispute between the two countries, it was reported on Saturday.

Jan 21, 2017, 17:33 PM IST

Pakistan asks India, World Bank to inform it of all future hydel projects

Pakistan on Friday asked India and the World Bank to inform it about all the dams and hydropower projects proposed to be built by India under the Indus Waters Treaty on the western rivers, and not just the two projects under dispute currently.

Jan 20, 2017, 19:09 PM IST

Adverse effects of demonetisation on India's economy will disappear in medium term: World Bank

The World Bank expects private investment to accelerate as firms and banks undertake the necessary measures and the effects of important structural reforms start being felt.

Jan 12, 2017, 13:34 PM IST

World Bank projects global growth at 2.7% in 2017

In an encouraging sign, the World Bank has projected a global growth of 2.7 percent in 2017, even as it observed that stagnant global trade, subdued investment and heightened policy uncertainty marked another difficult year for the world economy.

Jan 11, 2017, 12:43 PM IST

Indus water dispute: Pakistan asks World Bank to resume arbitration process

Pakistan has urged the World Bank to resume the process of arbitration in its Indus water dispute with India despite the latter`s objection.

Jan 09, 2017, 10:59 AM IST

Indus water dispute: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim calls Pakistan Finance Minister to discuss matter

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim has called Pakistan Finance Minster Ishaq Dar to discuss the latter`s request to help settle the Indus water dispute, sources said.

Dec 27, 2016, 09:31 AM IST

Pak fumes as World Bank 'pauses processes' in Indus water dispute at India's request

In his letter to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Saturday, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar urged the global funding agency to fulfil its commitment.

Dec 25, 2016, 18:36 PM IST

Indus Waters Treaty is bilateral issue between India and Pakistan: MEA

India on Thursday reiterated that the Indus Waters Treaty is a bilateral issue.

Dec 15, 2016, 21:20 PM IST

Fully conscious of our international obligations, says MEA after World Bank 'pauses' Indus treaty processes of India, Pakistan

World Bank has paused the separate processes initiated by India and Pakistan under the Indus Waters Treaty to allow the two countries to consider alternative ways to resolve their disagreements.

Dec 13, 2016, 20:20 PM IST

India-Pakistan water war: World Bank pauses separate processes initiated by both countries under Indus Waters Treaty

In a major development in connection with India-Pakistan's Indus Waters Treaty, the World Bank has paused the separate processes initiated by the two countries.

Dec 13, 2016, 16:00 PM IST

India expresses reservations over World Bank report on Doing Business

 India has expressed reservations on World Bank's 'Doing Business Report' where it has been ranked 172 amongst 190 countries, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday.

Dec 09, 2016, 14:22 PM IST

Indus Water Treaty: Pakistan warns against use of water as an instrument of coercion

In an apparent reference to row over Indus Water Treaty, Pakistan has warned against the use of water as an instrument of coercion or war and asserted that international community must remain vigilant to any sign of unwillingness to maintain cooperation on resolving water issues.

Nov 23, 2016, 12:17 PM IST

India takes strong exception to World Bank decision on Indus Waters Treaty

India on Thursday night took strong exception to the World Bank's "inexplicable" decision to set up a Court of Arbitration and appoint a Neutral Expert to go into Pakistan's complaint against it over Kishenganga and Ratle hydroelectric projects in Jammu and Kashmir.

Nov 10, 2016, 23:40 PM IST

Ease of Doing Business: India's rank will seriously improve in World Bank's report, says DIPP

India's rank will "seriously improve" in the World Bank's 'Doing Business' report next year on the back of reforms like GST and Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary Ramesh Abhishek said Friday.

Nov 04, 2016, 17:14 PM IST

Will take on board GST, bankruptcy code in next report: World Bank

The World Bank will take on board implementation of the goods and services tax and enactment of the bankruptcy code while preparing the ease of doing business report next year, said its country Director Junaid Ahmad today.

Oct 31, 2016, 22:04 PM IST

Ease of Doing Business: Andhra, Telangana dethrone Gujarat from top spot

The states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are the best states to do business in India after having jointly dislodged Gujarat from the top spot, according to a report by the World Bank and DIPP.

Oct 31, 2016, 18:20 PM IST

ADB declines to fund Pakistan's big dam project in PoK

The ADB has refused to commit funds for Pakistan's USD 14 billion dam project on Indus river in Pakitan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), two years after the World Bank declined to fund the project following Islamabad's refusal to seek an NoC from India.

Oct 27, 2016, 16:38 PM IST

PM Modi seeks report on the Ease of Doing Business

PM Modi seeks report on the Ease of Doing Business. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

Oct 27, 2016, 15:08 PM IST

Ease of doing biz: Nirmala Sitharaman disappointed at India's low rank

Expressing disappointment at India's rank remaining low in terms of ease of doing business, Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the efforts and reforms undertaken by the Centre and states have not been adequately captured in the ranking released by the World Bank.

Oct 26, 2016, 13:12 PM IST