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  • Story times: Lemon on the spoon

    The race I was participating in was the first one, it was called ‘Lemon on the spoon race’...

    Perhaps most of you may know about this race and those who don’t, let me tell you it is one of the hardest of races because you have to keep a lemon on a spoon that you have to hold with your mouth while racing, and you are out if yuor drop the lemon...

  • End to ban on tree harvesting, transportation demanded

    PESHAWAR: The Sarhad Awami Forestry Ittehad has called upon the provincial government to lift the five-year long ban on the transportation and harvesting of windfall and dry standing trees in Malakand and Hazara regions...

    It feared since the condition of the already dumped timber has deteriorated, the relevant people as well as the exchequer could suffer heavy losses
  • Man found hanging from tree in Rawalpindi in alleged 'honour killing'

    The body of a 23-year-old man was found hanging from a tree on the outskirts of Rawalpindi district, police said Saturday...

    On the complaint of the deceased man's brother, police have registered a murder case against four men, including Muneer, who are suspected to have fled after killing the man and hanging his body to a tree in Thalla Kalan, on the outskirts of Rawalpindi, on Thursday...

  • Tree plantation ceremony at F-9 Park

    Hungarian Ambassador Istvan Szabo and Graham Balchin, CEO of MOL Pakistan Oil & Gas, the large Hungarian company working mainly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, held a tree planting ceremony in the Fatima Jinnah Park...

    Murtaza Abbas, the regional adviser for the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, also underlined the importance MOL places on environmental issues in its work, including awareness creation through tree planting ceremonies and park...

  • FIA begins investigation into alleged corruption in tree plantation campaign

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has begun investigating alleged corruption in a tree plantation campaign along Islamabad Highway...

    “Certified true copy of record pertaining to the project, spring tree plantation campaign, erection of poles and fencing with barbed wire may urgently provided to proceed further,” the FIA letter, which is available with Dawn, said...

  • Ancient British tree undergoing ‘sex-change’

    LONDON: A British tree thought to be up to 5,000 years old has started to change sex, a “rare and unusual” phenomenon not fully understood by scientists, a botanist said on Monday...

    The Fortingall Yew, in Perthshire, central Scotland has for hundreds of years been recorded as male, but has recently begun sprouting berries, suggesting that at least part of the tree is changing gender...

  • Elephants force Myanmar villagers to tree-top refuge

    TAIK KYI: Pushed from their forest home by encroaching farm land, wild elephants are driving fearful villagers in a Myanmar township to seek refuge in tree houses while the animals storm their rice paddies looking for food...

    “We have had to move our huts into the trees, so we are safe,” explained San Lwin, who dashes several metres up a tree to his thatch-roofed shelter when the elephants are near...

  • Australian Christmas tree sets record with 518,838 lights

    CANBERRA: An Australian set his third Christmas-themed world record in as many years on Friday by illuminating a tree in downtown Canberra with 518,838 twinkling lights...

    Guinness World Records confirmed that David Richards had broken the record for the most lights on an artificial Christmas tree that had been held for five years by Universal Studios Japan in Osaka...

  • Ecologists denounce PTI one billion tree campaign in KP

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) much-advertised Billion Tree Tsunami campaign comes in for denunciation amid ecologists’ reservations that the campaign is a futile exercise as wrong species of trees are identified for wrong places...

    "Undoubtedly, the tree plantation campaign is a wonderful initiative but our main concern is that the PTI-led government has identified wrong species for wrong places," Dr...

  • A fruitless tree?

    IS Pakistani democracy a barren tree which will never produce the fruit of good governance? Not only sceptics but even previously strong supporters of Pakistani democracy are arguing so...

  • Man dies after falling from tree

    MUZAFFARABAD: A man lost his life after falling from a walnut tree in Saina Daman village of district Hattian Bala on Sunday...

    Chaudhry Qasim was picking walnuts atop the tree standing on a mountain slope, when he lost balance and fell down into a ravine...

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