Protesters demand revocation of Anti-Terrorism laws from Gilgit-Baltistan

Protesters demand revocation of Anti-Terrorism laws from Gilgit-Baltistan

Gilgit, October 14: Political activists, human rights workers and civil society members staged a protest demonstration today in Gilgit demanding revocation of the Anti-Terrorism laws from the Gilgit-Baltistan region. They said that the Anti-Terrorism Act is being used to suppress political and rights groups in the UN recognized disputed region....

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Himalayan Glaciers In Karakoram Adding Bulk, Not Losing Ice, Says Study

Himalayan Glaciers In Karakoram Adding Bulk, Not Losing Ice, Says Study

By Jayalakshmi K Once again there is damning news against the Inter­governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), this time from a study of glaciers in the Karakoram region of the Himalayas. It finds that the glaciers here are stable and snowfall is actually increasing adding to their bulk. Even earlier,...

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Golen water supply project doomed to failure

Golen water supply project doomed to failure

By Gul Hamaad Farooqi Chitral, October 14: During the ANP-led government in KPK, an amount of 360 million was provided for resolving the potable drinking water  crisis in Chitral on the demand of the local people. After receiving the funds, work on the Golen water supply scheme was started but...

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Why Are Asia’s Glaciers Mysteriously Expanding?

Why Are Asia’s Glaciers Mysteriously Expanding?

BY STEPHANIE PAPPAS, LIVESCIENCE Glaciers around the world are melting, retreating and even vanishing altogether. But in the mountainous Karakoram region of Asia — home to K2, the second-highest peak on Earth — the glaciers aren’t melting. If anything, some are expanding. Now, scientists have found an explanation for this...

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