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August 24, 2012

5 Garden tips in Less than 5 minutes!

http://youtu.be/afCiU4K1DU8 Start the timer and let's go!! Yes 5 common sense useful garden tips in less than 5 minutes. Can Ray do it or will he ramble on and talk for 30 minutes AGAIN? But seriously, please tune in for these very helpful gardening tips that can help you harvest veggies better, avoid plant pest problems and help you grow bigger, better healthier plants next season! It's always a good day in the Garden of Ray! Courtesy: Praxxus

Advisory to farmers for next 10 days

August 24, 2012: Farmers are advised to take timely precautionary measures to protect their crops and livestocks during the current monsoon rains, the Met Office said on Thursday. In the farmers' advisory for next 10 days, the office urged the growers to irrigate crops as per requirement keeping in view the hot and humid weather which is expected in southern half of the country. During the dry and humid weather in monsoon season, the office said farmers of cotton belt should take in time…

Farmers slam fuel price hike

August 24, 2012 : Farmers on Thursday sharply reacted to the recent hike in the price of petroleum products, saying that growers' input costs had increased by 2.5 to 3 times over the past four years. Chief of Pakistan Agricultural Scientists Association (PASA) Jamshed Iqbal Cheema said that the fresh increase in fuel prices would put an additional burden on the rural economy, besides weakening growers, tenants, commodity markets and allied industry. He said that farmers were forced to use…

Punjab reduces water indent after flood in Chenab river

M RAFIQUE GORAYA August 24, 2012: Punjab has reduced its water withdrawals off Indus river in view of low/medium flood in the river Chenab so that Tarbela dam is filled to the maximum level before end of the current monsoon season in mid-September. Punjab irrigation canals regulators told Business Recorder that the department has cut down its water indent from 34,000 to 20,000 cusecs as 1,34,000 cusecs water is flowing in river Chenab at Qadirabad barrage in Hafizabad district and 34,000…

Profit after tax of Millat Tractors declines

August 24, 2012: The profit after tax of Millat Tractors Limited has declined to Rs 1.977 billion in the year ended June 30, 2012 (FY12) as compared to Rs 2.670 billion earned in FY11. The company's earning per share reduced to Rs 54.03 in the period under review against Rs 72.96 in the same period last year. The board of directors of the company in its meeting held on August 17, 2012 recommended a final cash dividend for the year at Rs 40 per share ie 400 percent. This is in addition to…

Spain’s Olive Oil Crisis

http://youtu.be/i4Oj0qMjCp4 Al Goodman looks at the economic and weather woes that have beset Spain's olive oil industry. Courtesy: CNN

Flow of water in rivers normal

August 24, 2012:  All rivers are normal and there is no emergent situation anywhere in the province. This was disclosed in a meeting held here on Thursday to review flood situation and flow of water in rivers and rainwater channels in the province, which was headed by Punjab Chief Secretary Nasir Mehmood Khosa. Secretaries of home, finance, irrigation, communication and works and information departments, Director Provincial Disaster Management Authority and other concerned officers were also…

Pakistan, India hit by deadly flooding

August 24, 2012: Dozens of people have died in Pakistan and India's northern Rajasthan state amid flash floods and landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains, officials said Thursday. At least 21 deaths are confirmed in Pakistan, said Maj. Iftikhar Ahmed Taj of the National Disaster Management Authority. Hundreds of homes have been damaged in the flooding, which has hit parts of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, he said.…

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