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  • Pistachios, Afghans' green gold, coveted by Taliban

    Pistachios are not ripe for the picking until late July, but raiders rushed the forests earlier this month and, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, illegally harvested up to 40 per cent of the country's still-green crop...

    In Badghis province, he says, a “seer” (Central Asian unit equivalent to about seven kilos) of pistachios stolen while still green can sell for about 400 Afghanis, instead of the 1,500 to 2,000 Afghanis it can...

  • Go green: Garbage to gold

    Bilquis Tabani collects rubbish and turns it into gold...

    Mixing talent and imagination, she creates floral and dry designs from the garden litter collected from homes and streets; and presents it in exhibitions, both in Pakistan and abroad...

  • Coal mine workers protest over arrests

    HYDERABAD: Lakhra coal mine workers staged a rally outside the local press club here on Monday to condemn arrest of Pakhtuns in the name of a campaign against illegal immigrants under the National Action Plan (NAP) by Sindh police...

    He said that Afghan nationals who had entered Pakistan found job opportunities in urban centres...

  • Thousands protest across Australia against giant Adani coal mine

    SYDNEY: Large protests were held across Australia on Saturday against Indian mining giant Adani Enterprises’ proposed Carmichael coal mine, which would be the country’s largest coal mine but has been delayed for years over environmental and financing issues...

    Environment groups say the mine in Queensland state would contribute to global warming and damage the Great Barrier Reef...

  • Protest at open-pit coal mine near Bonn ahead of UN climate talks

    HAMBACH MINE: Environmental activists wearing hazard suits marched ontoone of the world’s largest open-pit coal mines, near Bonn, on Sunday, the eve of 196-nation UN climate talks in the west German city...

    Some two hundred protesters crossed a denuded no-man’s land and lined up like guards at the edge of the 40-square kilometre Hambach opencast coal mine, the biggest manmade hole in Europe...

  • Wildfires force third bitumen mine to close in Canada

    OTTAWA: Evacuation orders for thousands in Alberta were lifted on Wednesday while a third oil company joined others in shuttering its facilities threatened by wildfires in the Canadian oil patch...

    The fires have blackened nearly 30,000 hectares of forests in the Canadian province, forcing a 14-per cent cut in oil sands production as residents and oil workers were ordered this week to flee
  • Two buried alive as mine collapses

    LANDI KOTAL: Two labourers were buried alive when a stone mine collapsed in Jamrud on Thursday...

    Khasadar officials said that Younas Torkhel and Saifur Khan were busy working in a mine near Sur Kamar area when the mine caved in...

  • Boulders kill worker in Karak gypsum mine

    KARAK: A young labourer was killed when he was hit by rolling boulders while working in a gypsum mine in the Khandi Mountain near Lakki Banda village in Karak tehsil...

    The local people said that Luqman Shah, a resident of Lakki Banda, was working in the gypsum mine when heavy boulders rolled down from the mountain and hit him...

  • Five miners trapped after blast in Muzaffarabad coal mine

    Rescuers were trying to recover five miners trapped in a coal mine near Muzaffarabad on Sunday but there were bleak chances of their survival, an official said...

    The incident was reported from Seri Darra village in the evening after a gas explosion resulted in collapsing of mine stopes, Muzaffarabad Deputy Commissioner Masoodur Rehman told Dawn from the site...

  • Death toll in Quetta coal mine collapse rises to 7

    Rescue services have recovered five more dead bodies from a coal mine in Quetta's Harnai district, raising the death toll from the mine collapse to seven, officials said on Saturday...

    Ten miners were trapped when a landslide hit a coal mine in the Shahrag area of Harnai district on Friday...

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