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  • Authorities remove Holy Quran and Bible from former Indian president Abdul Kalam's memorial

    Indian authorities have removed a copy of the Holy Quran and the Bible from a new statue of a former president after a complaint by a Hindu nationalist party, officials said Tuesday...

    The removal of the books has fuelled a religious row over a carving depicting a Hindu holy book placed next to the statue of Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam at Rameswaram in the southern state of Tamil Nadu...

  • Kalam residents enjoy uninterrupted power supply

    MINGORA: Two micro hydropower stations built by the Sarhad Rural Support Programme have ensured round the clock electricity supply to the residents of Kalam at a time when the rest of the country suffers prolonged power outages...

    The power stations established by SRSP with funding by European Union in Kalam valley generate enough power for the local households...

  • CM announces establishment of Kalam Development Authority

    MINGORA: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has announced establishment of Kalam Development Authority which will especially cater for the development of communication, tourism, sports and environment infrastructure in the tourist resort...

    He was speaking at the concluding ceremony of the fifth Swat Tourism and Trade Festival 2015 at Shahi Ground, Kalam, on Sunday...

  • Fitting tribute to India’s Abdul Kalam

    Abdul Kalam who had persuaded the “towering” Biju Patnaik (two-time chief minister of Odisha) to transfer the small island to the defence establishment in 1993...

    When seeking a “target” for testing the surface-to-surface Prithvi missile Dr Kalam had zeroed-in on the uninhabited island which was marked on only very detailed maps...

  • Soldier killed, five wounded in Kalam IED blasts

    MINGORA: Two powerful roadside blasts, caused by as many improvised explosive devices (IEDs), rocked the Kalam valley on Friday, killing a soldier and wounding five others...

    Government sources said that one IED exploded when an army vehicle reached the Bahan area of Kalam tehsil at around 2pm...

  • Broken road keeping tourists from visiting Kalam valley

    Known as the ‘Switzerland of Asia’ and a tourist haven in Pakistan, access to Kalam valley has become an unfulfilled dream for the tourists because of the worst condition of its road and poor communication system...

    The 31 kilometres road from Bahrain to Kalam is in such a bad condition that one just can’t travel on it...

  • Kalam’s cave waterfall a new tourist attraction

    MINGORA: A newly-discovered cave waterfall in Kalam valley has become a major tourist attraction with visitors showing up in large numbers to enjoy splash of cold water amid a sense of mysteriousness...

    Located deep in the narrow creek of Shaho created by the confluence of two mountains along the Ushu River in Kalam valley, the cave is veiled by thick bushes and trees...

  • Shutter down in Kalam against ‘harassment’ of people

    MINGORA: The elders of Kalam and adjacent areas on Thursday demanded of the government and law enforcement agencies to refrain from harassing innocent people...

    A jirga of the Kalam elders was held soon after the burial of Malak Shehzada, a local resident, who on Wednesday committed suicide by jumping into the Swat River...

  • Azad Jammu and Kashmir ? Pakistan's treasure chest of rubies

    The people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) are sitting on a treasure chest: millions of rubies, estimated to be worth up to half a billion dollars, are lying beneath them...

    The federal authorities that administer this disputed territory do not have the funds to buy new machinery or to build more mines, explained Shahid Ayub, director general of the Azad Kashmir Mine and Industry Development Company (AKMIDC), a public company...

  • Brexit hastens Azad Kashmir’s economic break with UK

    MIRPUR: The tiled palaces beside Mangla reservoir and dozens of exchange offices testify to the prosperity enjoyed by Azad Kashmir’s Mirpur thanks to vast sums of cash sent back by tens of thousands of emigrants living in Britain...

    With few jobs and little industry, the residents of Pakistan’s “Little England” overwhelmingly rely on family members based in the United Kingdom for their economic livelihood...

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