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At least 1 billion cups of tea are consumed annually in Gilgit-Baltistan

At least 1 billion cups of tea are consumed annually in Gilgit-Baltistan

Islamabad: People in Gilgit-Baltistan consume at least 1 billion cups of tea every year, according to rough estimates. The population of Gilgit-Baltistan is around 1.5 million. Presuming that 1 million people consume three cups of tea every day, it can be estimated that around 1 billion 9 crore cups of tea...

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6.1 magnitude earthquake centered in Afghanistan also shakes parts of Pakistan

6.1 magnitude earthquake centered in Afghanistan also shakes parts of Pakistan

Islamabad: A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has shaken the northern areas of Pakistan, including Chitral, Kohistan, Hazara, Azad Kashmri and Gilgit-Baltistan. People from Peshawar, Gilgit, Skardu, Islamabad, Mansehra, Lahore and other areas confirmed that jolts were felt. USGS has reported that the earthquake was 191 km deep inside the ground, 35km...

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Micro-Hydel Project lights up Borth village of Ishkoman Valley

Micro-Hydel Project lights up Borth village of Ishkoman Valley

By Nazakat Jabeen  Borth is a remote village located in Immit valley, 140 Km from Gilgit. The word “Borth” means Stones in Chitrali (Khowar) language. The village consists of five scattered hamlets making up for a total of 250 households. Being geographically remoteness people are poorly served in terms of...

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Skardu: Man and wife die due to suffocation caused by gas leakage

Skardu: Man and wife die due to suffocation caused by gas leakage

Skardu: A man and his wife were found dead in their room in Skardu yesterday.  They died apparently after their room got filled with gas. The couple was sleeping while a gas-fueled stove burned inside. The man was identified as Haji Muhammad Ali, while the name of the wife was...

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China’s Xinjiang to Build “Great Wall” to Protect Border: Governor

China’s Xinjiang to Build “Great Wall” to Protect Border: Governor

Story courtesy of Reuters BEIJING: China’s violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang will build a “Great Wall” around its borders to prevent the infiltration of militants from outside the country, state media reported on Tuesday citing the regional governor. Hundreds of people have been killed in Xinjiang in the past...

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