No Taxation Without Rights: Riches of Gilgit-Baltistan ‘non-province’ being exploited
Tibet will give equal priority to growth, stability and ecology to ensure sustained socioeconomic improvements, Wu Yingjie, Party chief of the Tibet autonomous region said in an article published in the People’s Daily recently.
Experts say the BRI’s inclusion in the Chinese Constitution is not a minor development, especially in the context of tension between India and China over the CPEC.
The strategic rivalry between the British and the Soviet empires for supremacy in Central Asia was known as ‘the Great Game’. The British wanted to protect their interests in the Subcontinent and in Asia against a possible Russian advance. A Russian officer visited Hunza and signed a treaty. His presence in Hunza was taken as the start of the Great Game. Because of this treaty, Col Algernon Durand was sent to Gilgit to analyse the situation.
“He is here, sick and on the hospital bed, but he keeps telling me that we need to go on another expedition,” said Hanif.
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…
This is unprecedented. DAVID NIELD Tibet has been struck by two huge glacier slides in the space of two months, and scientists are scrambling to figure out what caused them. The first avalanche in July shifted 65 million cubic metres (over 2 billion cubic feet) of snow and ice, tragically killing nine herders and hundreds…