Felling of trees continues unabated in Gilgit Baltistan region

GILGIT: The illegal felling of trees in the Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) region continues unabated, causing irreplaceable and devastating damage to the ecosystem of the area. According to latest reports from Khan Muhammad Qureshi, a local activist in Chilas, some illegal felling has been reported in Diamer valley. About 200 trees in the Babusar top area have been…

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300-year-old Buddhist text reveals entire Himalayan fault can produce massive earthquakes

A major earthquake struck Bhutan in 1714, meaning entire Himalayan arc has shaken at some point in last 500 years. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/videos/embed/14313 A 300-year-old text written by a Buddhist monk has helped scientists confirm that the entire length of the Himalayan fault – some 2,400km (1,500 miles) – can produce major earthquakes. Researchers found evidence that…

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GILGIT: It may have only been ceremonial, but the people of GB’s Nagar district still took the crowning of their new king, a tradition dating back 1,200 years, very seriously indeed.

The ruling Mir: A 1,200-year-old tradition that continues to live on Mir Qasim Ali Khan of Nagar, G-B was crowned five years ago PHOTO: Mir Qasim Ali Khan GILGIT: It may have only been ceremonial, but the people of Gilgit-Baltistan’s Nagar district still took the crowning of their new king, a tradition dating back 1,200 years,…

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Strong sentiments: G-B govt hopes for successful Shandur festival

GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) government has expressed hope Shandur Polo Festival would be a success, denying it dispatched people to set up a check post in the area. “We pray for the success of the festival, but there are certain elements wishing to sabotage it,” the G-B government spokesperson, Faizullah Farak, told The Express Tribune on…

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