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Scientists Clone Kashmir Goat
2012-03-16 07:33:18

Scientists and researchers at Sker-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) have successfully cloned a rare Pashmina goat. They named the goat Noori, which means “Light” in Arabic. The animal was born on March 9 and remains in good health and is growing. Dr. Riyaz Ahmad Shah of SKUAST´s Department of Animal Biotechnology told the Indian Express, “This is a great scientific achievement in the field of veterinary sciences. This is the...

2010-12-18 07:20:00

According to comments in a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable made public on Friday, U.S. officials fear lax security at Indian laboratories could make the facilities targets for terrorists seeking biological weapons to launch attacks around the world. The cable was part of a trove of documents sent from the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi that was obtained by WikiLeaks and published Friday by the British newspaper The Guardian. The leaked documents dealt with accusations of Indian torture in Kashmir,...

2010-01-11 08:43:00

BRUSSELS, January 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of Members of the European Parliament are extremely disappointed to note that the Pakistan media has reported the newly elected Chief Minister of Gilgit Baltistan as saying that his government would constitute a legal committee within a month to determine whether the region could be given the status of Pakistan's fifth province. They would like to emphasise that Gilgit Baltistan has, for the first time, been finally given a modicum of...

2009-10-13 10:30:00

Increasing winter temperatures are causing the Himalayan glaciers in Kashmir to melt at an "alarming" rate, harming water supplies to areas of India and Pakistan, says a new study. The Kolahoi glacier, the biggest in the province, has melted by one square mile in the last three decades, said the research offered at an international workshop on climate change in Srinagar. Himalayan glaciers connect to Asia's nine biggest rivers that pour into China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and...

2009-04-27 10:42:49

A man in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir paid nearly $1,700 at an open auction for the right to use a license plate reading AK-47, an official says. Ramesh Chander Sharma, the regional transport officer at Jammu, said Mohmmad Rafiq Mir offered a top bid of $1,694 at an auction during the weekend, the Press Trust of India reported Sunday. Around 35 people showed up for (the auction), Sharma said. Mir, who lives in the state's Poonch district, expressed happiness at garnering the right to...

2008-10-04 03:00:10

Text of report by Dilshad Azeem headlined "India offers Pakistan Baglihar dam inspection" published by Pakistani newspaper The News website on 4 October Islamabad: India has allowed Pakistan to carry out an on-the- spot physical inspection of the Baglihar dam where New Delhi had stopped almost 250,000 cusecs of water from the river Chenab recently, violating the Indus Basin Treaty, The News has learnt. The inspection may be done within two weeks; India had proposed the middle of this...

2008-08-25 09:00:42

The authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in Indian Kashmir on Sunday before a separatist rally, the latest in a series of protests against Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region. In the past two weeks, Kashmir has seen some of the biggest pro- independence demonstrations since a separatist revolt against New Delhi broke out in the region in 1989. Separatist leaders plan to address a huge rally on Monday in Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir, where...

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2012-06-18 04:35:16

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