Indus Waters Treaty: India to attend Permanent Indus Commission meet in Lahore, says report
India will attend the meeting of Permanent Indus Commission scheduled to be held in Lahore this month, according to ANI report. Indus Waters Treaty has remained a bone of contention between India and Pakistan. Permanent Indus Commission is a bilateral commission of officials from India-Pakistan, created to implement and manage goals of Indus Waters Treaty. Earlier, India had reviewed the IWT and decided to fully utilise its share water of rivers as per its rights under the pact. Under the IWT, which covers the water distribution and sharing rights of six rivers — Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Indus, Chenab and Jhelum, the World Bank has a specified role in the process of resolution of differences and disputes.
Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 Live updates: PM Narendra Modi to address election rally in Mirzapur
The campaign has begun for the 7th and final phase of Uttar Pradesh 2017. 40 Assembly constituencies will go to polls on March 8. Meanwhile, Bitter poll campaign with sharp attacks and counter-attacks came to a close this evening for the 49 Uttar Pradesh assembly seats, the voting for which is to be held on March 4 with SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency being in focus.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswami to convene his first cabinet meeting on Friday
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Sasikala loyalist Edappadi K Palaniswami will convene his first cabinet meeting later today, according to a report. The Palaniswami government had won the confidence vote in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on February 18 by a comfortable 122-11 margin after high drama and bedlam in the House. Palaniswami had also said with his government winning the confidence vote in the Assembly, the vow taken by AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala has been fulfilled.