Kashmir: Life in GB paralysed as protests over wheat price hike spread

GILGIT: Life came to a standstill in Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday as a complete shutter-down and wheel-jam strike was observed across the region, with big protest demonstrations and rallies held in all districts against an increase in the subsidised wheat rate and other grievances. Traffic remained suspended while shops, markets, restaurants and trade centres were closed […]

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Kashmir: GB wheat protests set to intensify from Friday

GILGIT: The ongoing protests against a hike in the subsidised wheat prices in Gilgit-Baltistan are set to intensify, with the Awami Action Committee (AAC) announcing the next phase of demonstrations involving a complete shutter-down strike in Skardu on Wednesday and region-wide protests from Friday. Under the strike, shops, markets, trade centres, hotels and other businesses […]

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Kashmir: Dry weather in GB signals potential disasters

GILGIT: A prolonged dry weather and the lack of expected snowfall in Gilgit-Bal­tistan this season have raised the spe­ctre of potential calamities, including water shortage, flash floods, glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF), and disruption to agriculture and the natural ecosystem. Traditionally, Gilgit-Baltistan witnesses its snow season from Decem­ber to January. This year, however, is different, […]

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Kashmir: APHC unveils plan to observe Jan 5 as Right to Self-Determination Day

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has announced that Kashmiris will observe 5 January as Right to Self-Determination Day by organizing protest demonstrations, rallies, seminars, and other programs to invite world attention towards the urgency of resolving the long-pending Kashmir dispute to avert Jammu and Kashmir from turning into another Palestine. According to Kashmir Media […]

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Kashmir: GB education uplift; ‘School Improvement Programme’ transforms communities

An initiative to transform schools and communities in Northern Pakistan, the ‘School Improvement Programme’ is being implemented in 436 government schools in the under-served areas of Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral. The program, launched in partnership with the local governments and the Agha Khan Foundation, aimed at enhancing government capacity, improving school leadership, enabling teacher transformation, […]

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