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  • LITERARY NOTES: Remembering Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman

    Both have recently come up with special issues, remembering two of Urdu literature’s towering figures: Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman...

    In these works, gadha, or donkey, symbolizes common man and by depicting its plight Krishan Chander satirizes the political system and social circumstances in India, though this more or less applies to Pakistan, too...

  • Ducks not in a row

    And for reasons no side has any interest in revealing, they’re the three hardest ducks to line up in a row...

    The ducks don’t look like they’re in a row...

  • Dutch cull 190,000 ducks to contain bird flu outbreak

    THE HAGUE: Dutch officials have culled 190,000 ducks on a central Netherlands farm where inspectors have confirmed the presence of a highly infectuous strain of bird flu, officials and local media said on Sunday...

    The outbreak was detected at a farm in Biddinghuizen, about 70 kilometres west of Amsterdam, where about 180,000 ducks were put down together with another 10,000 within a one kilometre radius, the Dutch food and safety...

  • Warner ducks under Indian bait, wants bat to do the talking

    NEW DELHI: Australian vice-captain David Warner is refusing to take the bait after being publicly sledged by India’s cricketers, but even if he wanted to fire back the struggling opening batsman has few runs to back up any fighting words...

    The left-hander has cobbled together just 98 runs from four innings in the first two Tests of the series in India and has fallen three times to spinner Ravichandran Ashwin — twice in last week’s...
  • Migratory birds flock to Pakistan as lockdowns keep poachers at bay

    KARACHI: Migratory birds have flocked to the wetlands of Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh in greater numbers this year, and officials and observers link the increase to coronavirus lockdown measures that have kept hunters and bird catchers away...

    Pakistan, which has recorded over 187,000 cases and 3,700 deaths related to the virus, lifted a month-long country-wide lockdown last month...

  • Migratory birds begin returning to native abodes

    ISLAMABAD: The migratory birds from Siberia and European countries have begun returning to their native abodes after spending winter in several parts of Pakistan...

    The birds, after flying across Russia and Afghanistan in December, land in lakes and riverbeds of Pakistan and India...

  • Prime Minister approves fund for protection of migratory birds

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday approved a special fund aimed at boosting the habitats of migratory birds, particularly the endangered Houbara bustard...

    "The Migratory Birds Endowment Fund (MBEF) will be established in order to help conservation of habitats of migratory birds including the endangered Houbara bustard," said the statement released by the Prime Minister's Office in Islamabad...

  • Migratory birds flock to dams in Kohat

    KOHAT: The Siberian birds have swarmed the dams and lakes of Kohat district presenting a variety of migratory ducks to the hunters with the start of winter...

    The official said that the migratory birds could be seen at the Darmalak Dam, Tanda Dam, Ghurzandi Dam, Dhoda Lake and Darwazai Dam in Kohat district, Shnawarai and Bilimina areas in Hangu, and Teri, Chakto, Banda Daud Shah, Luckala, Jatta Ismailkhel and Sham Shaki in Karak...

  • WWF asks govt to resume winter survey of migratory birds

    ISLAMABAD: While this year’s monsoon rains bring hope for migratory bird species in Pakistan, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on Saturday urged for efforts to curb their illegal trade and hunting, warning they may cause irreparable damage to the environment...

    On this year’s World Migratory Bird Day, marked on Oct 10, WWF-Pakistan has asked the federal government to resume the Annual Winter Fowl Survey, which was conducted every year in...

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