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  • Many glacial lakes crop up in Himalayan region

    ISLAMABAD: Many glacial lakes have cropped up in the Himalayan region with many of them being dangerous and volatile...

    Meanwhile Malik Amin Aslam Khan, Global Vice President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), said Pakistan is contributing only 0...

  • ‘The Himalayan mountain range connects countries of the region spiritually’

    Mr Sabir, who was the first Pakistani to summit Mount Everest, said at the event that the Himalayan mountain range connects these countries and regions spiritually...

    He said he had been lucky to visit Nepal around 15 times, and while a lot of people call the relations between Nepal and Pakistan “higher than the Himalayas”, he said: “But I would [say] the relationship between Nepal and Pakistan is much deeper, because of the spiritual...

  • ‘I was inspired by the Himalayan, Karakorum mountains’

    Mr Yousafzai began painting in 1978, when he was in the Pakistan Army, and retired as a Lt Col in 1997, after which he devoted his attention to art...

    He received the distinction award at the National Art Gallery in 1994 and the distinction award at the Graphics Art Exhibition on Pakistan’s 50th anniversary in Lahore in 1997...

  • Is climate change behind the recent Himalayan avalanches?

    An avalanche had hit Shershal, a remote village in the mountains of Chitral district of the Hindukush Himalayas region in Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan...

    Ghulam Rasul, the director general of the Pakistan Meteorological Department, is cautious about linking the phenomenon to climate change...

  • Indian Court grants Himalayan glaciers status of 'living entities'

    An Indian court has recognised Himalayan glaciers, lakes and forests as “legal persons” in an effort to curb environmental destruction, weeks after it granted similar status to the country's two most sacred rivers...

    “The rights of these entities shall be equivalent to the rights of human beings and any injury or harm caused to these bodies shall be treated as injury or harm caused to human beings,” the highest court in Himalayan...

  • Himalayan glaciers melting twice as fast as 20-40 years ago

    The study, which appeared in Science Advances, is the latest indication that climate change is eating the Himalayan glaciers, threatening water supplies for hundreds of millions of people downstream across South Asia...

    “This is the clearest picture yet of how fast Himalayan glaciers are melting over this time interval, and why,” said lead author Joshua Maurer, a doctoral candidate at Columbia University in New York...

  • 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...

  • ‘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...

    Sardars of Vahali were not only the owners of salt mines of Khewrah but also held top positions in the courts of the rulers of Punjab and Kashmir - from the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to the Rajas of Kashmir and Poonch and the British government...

  • 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...

    “However, the situation changes as one starts to move further north towards Pakistan,” he said...

  • Effort on salinity isn’t worth its salt

    SALT and water in the soil render nearly a third of Pakistan’s cultivable land unproductive...

    The annual cost of crop losses from the problem has been estimated at between Rs15bn and Rs55bnThe FAO study says that the reforestation of salt-affected soils is possible with the help of proper site preparation, choice of species and the development of nursery and planting techniques...

  • 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...

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