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  • Activists climb ancient trees to stop Polish logging

    WARSAW: Activists climbed trees and blocked felling machines in Poland’s primeval Bialowieza Forest on Tuesday in a bid to stop what they say is an illegal logging operation authorised by the government...

    The campaigners accuse Warsaw of ignoring EU orders to protect one of Europe’s last ancient woodlands — part of a wider clash bet­­ween the bloc and its biggest eastern member...

  • Protest against illegal logging

    BAHAWALNAGAR: Villagers protested against illegal logging in Dhani, Lakha, Hiran, Fateh and Murad Miners in Chishtian on Thursday...

    They told Dawn the administration and Forest Department officials were allegedly patronising the timber mafia instead of taking action against them...

  • Salt, pepper and The Beatles

    ONE doesn’t have to be a music scholar to figure out the difference between a Vedic chant, which has a cadence, and a Gregorian chant, which doesn’t...

    To learn that Indian classical music is mostly circular, somewhat like jazz, and not linear like its Western counterpart, you would, of course, need to sit at the feet of Ravi Shankar or perhaps Yehudi Menuhin...

  • IOC Salt Lake reforms example for FIFA: Bach

    LONDON: The way FIFA can regain credibility is to implement reforms such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) did in the wake of the scandal surrounding the awarding of the 2002 Winter Olympics to Salt Lake City IOC president Thomas Bach said on Saturday...

    The 61-year-old German, who has carried on the reform process begun by Juan Antonio Samaranch and taken further by his successor Jacques Rogge, added they must also address...

  • ‘Food manufacturers, hotels ordered to use iodised salt’

    KARACHI: Speakers at a seminar on Saturday said the number of people using iodised salt had phenomenally increased in Karachi over the past few years, yet a large number of people were using salt without iodine and inviting a host of diseases...

    Senior officials said they had planned a campaign against food manufacturers, outlets and eateries not using the iodised salt...

  • Law on mandatory iodised salt

    LAHORE: The Punjab health department has decided to make legislation for mandatory salt iodisation along with Micronutrient Initiative (MI)...

    Earlier talking to the parliamentarians, Salman Rafiq and Parliamentary Secretary Imran Nazir agreed on the importance of salt iodisation and its impact on the population...

  • Vahali State — a gem in the Salt Range

    Though the entire area of the Salt Range is scenic, the nature has been more generous on Jhangar Valley...

    Dotted with historic sites such as Kussak, Makhialah and Nandna forts, the valley is also blessed with the highest point (Chehal Abdal) in the districts of Chakwal, Jhelum and Mianwali...

  • Salt Range, Margalla Hills protect capital from heatwaves

    ISLAMABAD: As a strong heat wave continues to take its toll on the Indian plains, Pakistan is not under any immediate threat from the scorching sun, possibly because of the constant inflow of cool winds from Europe and Central Asia...

    But Islamabad and the Potohar region are said to be impervious to weather systems that arrive from the east, which bodes well for the cities and towns around the capital...

  • Lukaku opens account as United down Salt Lake

    SALT LAKE CITY (Utah): New signing Romelu Lukaku got off the mark with the winning goal in his first start for Manchester United on Monday as the Premier League giants came from behind to beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 in a pre-season friendly...

    2 million) transfer last week, fired United ahead on 38 minutes, latching on to a low cross from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and lashing home a left-footed shot after taking three touches to round a defender...

  • Compensation sought for killed salt miners

    KARAK: Local labour union leaders have demanded payment of compensation to the legal heirs of the workers killed and injured in the salt mines here...

    Speaking at a meeting here on Wednesday, labour union district president Naveed Khattak and general secretary Taj Mohammad said labourer Gul Daraz Khan was killed and Mir Afzal was injured when a salt mine caved in at Lakh Kani area some time ago, but no compensation was made to the...

  • Worth its salt

    Savoury foods need salt to bring out the flavour; lesser amount of salt leaves a bland taste to the food...

    who in contrast to her sisters, told him that she likes him as she likes salt, but realised what she meant when salt was omitted from his food...

  • Labour: Worth their salt

    With more than 100 salt mines in Tharparkar, workers suffer from serious financial and health problems due to alleged exploitation by salt lake owners and violation of labour laws...

    This is growing concern not only for salt-mine workers but also for human rights defenders and the locals...

  • Khewra salt mine — a popular tourist spot

    Porus fought bravely, but lost, and legend has it that Porus’ troops were killed by their own elephants, which ran amok due to lightning and thunder...

    It was here that Alexander’s horses introduced the world to salt when they were seen licking stones in the Salt Range, near present day Khewra...

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