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Chairman senate for measures to mitigate effects of deforestation

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani on Saturday called for taking concrete measures to mitigate the effects of deforestation. He has planted a sapling in the lawn of the Parliament House with the purpose to raise awareness for enhancing the green cover and promoting the cause of environment in the country. Senators and senior officers of the Senate were also accompanying the chairman senate on this occasion. Sanjrani said that the deteriorating environmental conditions and burgeoning…

Pune landslide kills at least 21

PUNE: Rescuers near Pune were digging through swirling mud to uncover dozens of submerged homes on Thursday and find more than 100 people swallowed up by a landslide that flattened almost an entire village, with the confirmed death toll at 21.