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Himachal Govt lays stress on trout farming in higher reaches

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 23:13

With a view to boost production of exotic rainbow trout fish in ice cold waters of Himachal Pradesh, the state government is promoting fish farms in high altitude and tribal areas.

Fleeing Pakistani tribesman consider Afghanistan safer

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 12:16

Over 6,000 people from Pakistan`s North Waziristan province fleeing to Afghanistan to take refuge due to the recent targeted military action, consider the neighbouring country safer than their own, a media report said on Friday.

Sharif chairs high-level security meeting

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 02:35

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday presided over a high-level meeting to review security situation in tribal areas and Balochistan province after a powerful faction of the Taliban revoked a peace deal with the government.

Pak religious groups call for immediate talks with Taliban

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 17:51

Pakistan’s Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) has called on the government to immediately initiate talks with the Taliban and stop military operations in the tribal areas.

Silent, fearful support for US drones in tribal Pakistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 23:08

While Pakistani govt routinely denounces US drone strikes, locals say that a sizeable number of people in the country`s tribal areas support them.

Pakistan to include polio drive on agenda of talks with Taliban

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 12:53

The Pakistan government has decided to include polio vaccination on the agenda of dialogue with the Taliban as 90 per cent of the cases this year have been reported from FATA where the militants have banned vaccinations.

Terrorist sanctuaries in Pakistan challenge Afghan security: US

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 11:46

The United States has said that safe havens of terrorist in the tribal areas in Pakistan continue to pose challenge to the Afghan security.

Snowfall in tribal areas, widespread rains in higher, mid hills

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 21:01

Moderate snowfall was recorded on Saturday in higher reaches in tribal areas of Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur while mid and higher hills of Himachal Pradesh had widespread rains.

Nawaz Sharif visits ISI headquarters

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 18:52

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the headquarters of the spy agency ISI to discuss the terms of the new security policy he envisages.

Sharp rise in temp in tribal areas accelerates melting of ice

Last Updated: Sunday, June 09, 2013, 22:59

The sudden rise in day temperature in tribal areas has accelerated the process of melting of snow and glaciers.

Pak Taliban number 2 Wali-ur-Rehman killed in US drone strike

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 15:34

At least six suspected militants were killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan`s lawless North Waziristan tribal region.

US drone strike kills six in Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10:27

A US drone attack killed at least six suspected militants in Pakistan`s lawless North Waziristan tribal region today, the first such strike since the country`s general elections and the announcement of a new policy for the use of the CIA-operated spy planes by President Barack Obama.