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  • China ups the ante in high-altitude stand-off with India

    BEIJING: China has stepped up its rhetoric in an increasingly tense border row with India, hinting at the possibility of military action in a propaganda push that analysts are calling “genuinely troubling”...

    For more than a month, Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a stand-off on a remote but strategically important Himalayan plateau near where Tibet, India and Bhutan meet
  • India, China troops in high-altitude clash

    Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said on Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long stand-off between the two armies...

    Chinese troops threw stones at Indian soldiers near Pangong Lake, a major tourist attraction in the picturesque mountain region of Ladakh on Tuesday, an Indian defence official said
  • Sri Lanka undergo altitude training in Kandy

    KANDY: Sri Lanka’s national cricket squad trained together for the first time in months at a high-altitude location to prepare for June’s Champions Trophy, the country’s board said on Sunday...

    They went through strength and altitude training in the central hill region of Kandy, 500 metres (1,600 feet) above sea level, to prepare for conditions in England, Sri Lanka Cricket said...

  • Pakistani airlines: Unsafe at any altitude

    After a mostly uneventful flight from Karachi, the plane came down with a big thud, forcing many to recite prayers...

    While private airlines operating out of Pakistan are too small to appear on international airline safety rankings, the national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), though makes several hit lists but all for the wrong reasons...

  • Mount Everest, the high-altitude rubbish dump

    Sherpas, high altitude guides and workers drawn from the indigenous local ethnic group, carry heavier items including tents, extra oxygen cylinders and ropes up the mountain — and then down again...

    He added that operators need to employ more high-altitude workers to ensure all clients, their kit and rubbish get safely up and down the mountain...

  • Fists, stones and clubs: China and India's brutal high altitude, low-tech battle

    India and China's militaries have some of the world's most sophisticated modern weaponry, but their deadliest scrap in over 50 years was fought using fists, rocks wrapped in barbed wire and clubs studded with nails...

    There is an understanding between the nuclear-armed neighbours that despite their decades-old failure to demarcate their huge border, their troops in the disputed and inhospitable region will not use firearms
  • Two die from heatstroke in Karachi amid forecast of hotter weather

    KARACHI: Soaring temperatures claimed two lives in the city on Friday amid a forecast of a hotter weather in the next two days, with mercury levels expected to rise up to 40 degrees Celsius...

    Earlier, the Pakistan Meteoro­logical Department had issued a warning of rising temperatures in Karachi amid the already hot weather being experienced throughout Sindh...

  • Weather vane 'stolen' from Karachi's Frere Hall, Chief Secretary takes notice

    KARACHI: Chief Secretary Sindh Siddique Memon on Wednesday took notice of 'theft' of a rooster-shaped weather vane which used to sit atop Karachi landmark Frere Hall...

    Chief Secretary spokesman Naukhaiz Anwar Siddiqi said Memon has also ordered Karachi Commissioner and Karachi Municipal Corporation Administrator Shoaib Siddiqui to submit a report on the incident within two days...

  • Japan to provide Rs1.6bn for weather monitoring system in Karachi

    ISLAMABAD: The weather surveillance radars established in Karachi nearly 24 years ago will be replaced with a modern, digitalised system for which the Japanese government will provide a grant of Rs1...

    The Karachi radar system has played an important role in monitoring meteorological phenomenon in the southern area and tropical cyclones formed over the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal...

  • Can CPEC weather Pakistan's political storm?

    In a highly partisan political environment, China reiterated its neutrality towards the internal affairs of the country by stating its resolve to abide by ‘a strategic cooperative partnership with Pakistan’...

    A statement on the subject mailed to Dawn by the Chinese Embassy reads, “It hopes that all parties and sections in Pakistan can prioritise state and national interests, properly deal with their domestic affairs, maintain unity...

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