The value of Gilgit-Baltistan

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.

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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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