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July 13, 2013

Healthy highlands: Turning to organic food for its health benefits

July 13th, 2013 MUZAFFARABAD: Imtiaz Awan is a man on a mission. As the owner of the first-ever restaurant that serves organic food on the banks of the River Neelum, he is well on his way to fulfilling it. “The food we serve is from those farms where no pesticides, no chemical fertilisers of any kind are used,” he says confidently. The popularity of the hotel, located in Pataykha, the small, scenic town that serves as a gateway to the 200-kilometre-long Neelum Valley, indicates the…

Use fruits for a flawless face

July 13, 2013 By IANS NEW DELHI: Fruits like mango and pomegranate can be very useful to clear scars and marks on your face and even to nourish your skin. Use them on your face once a week to get a natural glow. But it is first vital to know your beauty fruits and their properties well. Ritu Makhija, an expert, explains what makes a fruit special for face. Mango: Its rich Vitamin C pulp is an effective treatment for pimples and acne. You can also get rid of scars and blemishes…

مارکیٹوں میں پھل بیش قیمتی ہو گئے

July 13, 2013 افطار میں پھل کھانا بھی مشکل ہوگیا۔ غریب خریدار صرف پھلوں کا منہ تکتے سکتے ہیں۔ شہر بھر کی مارکیٹوں میں ریٹ لسٹ نام کی کوئی چیز موجود نہیں اور پھل فروش من مانی قیمتوں پر فروٹ فروخت کرکے منافع کما رہے ہیں۔ رمضان المبارک شروعات ہوتے ہی جہاں روزمرہ استعمال کی اشیا کی قیمتیں بڑھا دی جاتی ہیں، وہیں پھل فروشوں نے بھی قیمتوں میں من مانا اضافہ کر دیا ہے، بازار میں کیلے اسی روپے فی درجن، سیب ڈیڑھ سو سے دو سو روپے اور انگور دو سو روپے فی کلو فروخت کیا جا رہا ہے، لیکن کسی پھل فروش…

BUDGET 2013-14: Tonic for agriculture sector

Jul 13, 2013 The shrinking food and agriculture sectors are all set to get a shot in the arm with the state budget offering incentives and sops for their revival. The state's agriculture sector has witnessed slump in the growth from 12.4% in 2007-08 to 1.8% in 2012-13 largely because of successive droughts. Keeping this in view, chief minister Siddaramaiah has earmarked Rs 4,378 crore for agriculture and allied sectors to infuse a new lease of life. "A separate agriculture budget…

UAF- ADMISSIONS (WINTER SEMESTER) 20013-14

Applications are invited for admission to the following postgraduate degree programs at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad(UAF)/College of Agri., Dera Ghazi Khan from candidates possessing degrees (required as minimum eligibility criteria) from HEC recognized Universities/ Institutions. UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, FAISALABAD Be a part of 142nd top ranked University of the World Rated on top among all universities and degree awarding institutions in the country by HEC

Karachi Yarn Market Rate July 13, 2013

Karachi Yarn Market Rates on Friday (July 12, 2013). ======================================= CONES CARDED ======================================= 10/1. Popular Fibre 1040.00 Diwan 1050.00 12/1 A. A. Cotton 1150.00 16/1. United 1250.00 Popular Fibre 1150.00 Abdullah Textile 1100.00 Indus 1220.00 A. A. Cotton 1180.00…

Faisalabad yarn and fibre prices July 13, 2013

July 13, 2013 Faisalabad yarn and fibre prices Cotton yarn rates in rupees per 10 Lbs on Friday (July 12, 2013). ======================================= 6-7/S Cone (Cotton) ======================================= ARY 530.00 Nelibar 1045.00 King 540.00 Sher 540.00 Hafiz 535.00 Sofi 535.00 MD…

New York cotton July 13, 2013

Thursday's closing prices of New York cotton in US cents/lb. =============================================================================== Current Session Prior DayOpen High Low Last Time Set Chg Vol Set =============================================================================== Oct'13 85.20 85.20 84.42 85.13 14:30 85.13 -0.05 34 85.18July 12 Dec'13 84.76 85.32 84.18 85.08 14:30 85.08 0.34…

No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers

By Rachel Cernansky Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t have to worry about the pesticides they might contain, and you definitely cut down on the miles they—and you—have to travel. As it turns out, with pretty minimal effort, anyone can be a gardener. My boyfriend and I are essentially first-timers this season and so far have the beginnings of strawberries peeking out,…

Agriculture through SMS

July 13, 2013 Irsa Saleem Agriculture is the backbone of Pakistan. Half of the population’s direct source of income is agriculture. Agriculture is facing a lot of problems nowadays, which is resulting in increase in poverty ratio every year. We have first investigated the complete lifecycle of farming and have tried to find solutions to the problem faced by the farmer throughout the life cycle. The communication gap between farmers and agricultural information providers is the…

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