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  • Water of mountain stream ‘treats’ diseases

    MANSEHRA: The waters of a mountain stream in Mansehra are popular among local population for ‘treating’ diseases...

    Every day, the Koh-i-Bara,the dull mountain, draws large crowds of people wanting to fetch ‘Dara tonic’ as its waters are popularly known...

  • NON-FICTION: AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH

    The three biggest mountain ranges on Earth — the Himalayas, Karakoram and the Hindukush — all converge here...

    For decades, whether in times of peace or conflict, foreign big mountain enthusiasts and mountaineers have been making their way to the north of Pakistan...

  • Mountain collapses on township in China

    BEIJING: A landslide struck some 34 homes in southwest China on Monday, killing two people and leaving another 25 missing in the latest natural disaster to hit the country, according to the local government...

    Rescuers pulled six people out of the rubble, including the two who died, in a township in Bijie city in Guizhou province, authorities said in a statement on their website
  • Mountain film fest to help promote tourism

    LAHORE: Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) will hold a two-day (June 13-14) International Mountain Film Festival at Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall...

    The event was also an attempt to qualify for membership of Italy-based prestigious organisation -- International Alliance for Mountain Films -- having 22 countries as its members, so that Pakistan could also showcase its great mountain tourism potential, they added...

  • Art teachers paint to celebrate local mountain environment

    ISLAMABAD: A total of 20 art teachers from the twin cities participated in a live painting competition in the Margalla Hills National Park, organised in connection with the 7th Pakistan Mountain Festival...

    The event aimed to highlight the beauty and biological diversity of the local mountain environment, and was organised by the Development Communications Network with support from UNDP Pakistan...

  • Sri Lanka wobble under India’s run mountain

    COLOMBO: India amassed 622 for nine before declaring their first innings and then returned to remove both the Sri Lankan openers to tighten their grip on the second Test here at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground on Friday...

    For the second successive time in the three-match series, India won the toss, elected to bat and amassed 600 or more in their first innings before unleashing their bowlers on their hosts
  • LIVING COLOURS: ‘Broad Peak is an underrated mountain’

    Kari Dybsjord Rostad celebrated her birthday 8, 000 metres high on top of the world’s 12th highest mountain on July 17...

    A business consultant back home, Ms Rostad became the first Norwegian woman to reach the top of Broad Peak after acclimatizing for a month on the 8,057 metre-high mountain...

  • Army captures strategic mountain top in Rajgal

    ISLAMABAD / LANDI KOTAL: The Pakistan Army announced on Saturday that it had completed the first phase of Operation Khyber-IV in the Rajgal area of Khyber Agency after gaining control of a key mountain top...

    Brekh Muhammad Kandao, near the border with Afghanistan, is said to be the “highest and craggiest mountain top”...

  • ‘The Himalayan mountain range connects countries of the region spiritually’

    But at a seminar organised by the Embassy of Nepal and Serena Hotel on Monday to mark Mount Everest Day, Pakistani mountaineer Nazir Sabir spoke about the world’s highest mountain as a connector rather than a divider...

    Mr Sabir, who was the first Pakistani to summit Mount Everest, said at the event that the Himalayan mountain range connects these countries and regions spiritually...

  • Power outages force Swat people to turn to mountain ice

    MINGORA: Demand for mountain ice has increased in Swat as prolonged power outages have caused shortage of ice and cold water in the area...

    They say that several shopkeepers and vendors have turned towards the glaciers of Kalam and other areas in Upper Swat to bring mountain ice and fulfil needs of locals...

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