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August 22, 2013

100 horticultural wonders of the world: Amazon Jungle

Saif Malik Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America. The total area covered by this jungle is 1.4 billion acres, happening a territory of nine nations (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana). However Brazil contains the majority of the forest. It was short-listed in 2008 as a candidate to one of the ''new seven wonders of nature" by the "new seven wonders of the world" foundation.…

Corn harvesting and cultivation Guidelines: مکئ کی کاشت

22 August, 2013 All About Corn, Major Crop in Pakistan Corn harvesting and cultivation Guidelines From Agriculture department of Punjab ,a complete encyclopedia about corn . Corn harvesting and cultivation Guidelines: مکئ کی کاشت Corn harvesting and cultivation Guidelines: مکئ... by zaraimedia Published in ZaraiMedia.com

Growing Button Mushrooms

By Seema Khuled Whenever we talk about mushroom the first image that comes to mind is the button mushroom.Today we will share some basics of button mushrooms growing.As discussed earlier we know that button mushrooms are secondary decomposers which means they can get nutrition to grow from food that is already broken by other organisms. This is the reason for making a compost for growing them.They also grow on wheat straw to start with but we add chicken manure ,urea and gypsum to it…

District Sheikhpura Farms House Jobs

22 August, 2013 District Sheikhpura Farms House Jobs Advertisement Apply Before 30 August, 2013 FJC Farms, GPO Box No: 660, Lahore. Pakistan Courtesy Jang Lahore Newspaper Published in ZaraiMedia.com

Flowers & Plants: Blue Shrimp Plant

Flowers & Plants The Blue Shrimp Plant also known as Blue Kiwi, Blue Wax Flower and Pride of Gibraltar is almost steel blue-green foliage and sensational deep blue bracts and small purple flowers make a wonderful impact in the garden. Early in the season this unusual plant resembles a garden pea but as the stems lengthen, they branch to produce showy blue flower bracts with small purple bells that seem to grow out of the leaves and stems. Very attractive to bees. Heat…

Diamer-Bhasha Dam: will Dar be able to convince World Bank?

August 22, 2013 MUSHTAQ GHUMMAN The question whether or not Finance Min-ister Senator Ishaq Dar will be able to convince the World Bank to fund 4500MW Diamer-Bhasha Dam without a no-objection certificate (NOC) from India is currently under discussion in different Ministries including the Water and Power Ministry. Islamabad-based World Bank officials, senior officials of the Water and Power Ministry and Wapda remained tight lipped when asked if Dar''s recent claim that he would…

Irrigation department directed to remain on high alert

August 22, 2013 Secretary Irrigation Punjab Captain Zahid Saeed (Retd) has said that officers as well as field staff of irrigation department is on high alert during the current flood season; adding that irrigation infrastructure is being regularly monitored to avoid the havocs of floods. It was stated by him while addressing a farewell party at the committee room of Punjab Irrigation & Drainage Authority (PIDA) in honour of Chief Engineer (Drainage & Flood) Chaudhry Bashir…

Chenab at Panjnad likely to be in high flood tomorrow

August 22, 2013 M RAFIQUE GORAYA The Flood Forecasting Division has issued red alert that the River Chenab at Panjnad is likely to attain medium to high flood level ranging between 275000 to 325000 cusecs from August 23 to 24, in Bahawalpur / Rahimyar Khan districts on the border of Sindh province. RIVERS POSITION: River Indus at Guddu is in high flood level. River Chenab at Trimmu and River Ravi at Balloki are in medium flood level. River Indus at Chashma and Sukkur, River Kabul at…

APGMJA demands removal of ban on gold import

August 22, 2013 All Pakistan Gems Merchants and Jewellers Association (APGMJA) threatened to observe strike if the government did not lift ban from gold import. The gold and gems traders demanded of the government to review its decision to remove the restriction it recently imposed on import of the yellow metal. "We (traders) are left with no option rather to go on strike if the government continues its arbitrary ban on import of gold," President (APGMJA) Mazhar Ali told at a news…

Future of PSM: ministry makes key recommendations

August 22, 2013 MUSHTAQ GHUMMAN Do not allow Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) to further bleed, close its operations from next month till privatisation and inject Rs 28.5 billion as equity immediately in one tranche. These are the key recommendations made by Ministry of Industries and Production (MoI&P) to the Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet headed by Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar. MoI&P, in its summary, a copy of which is available with this newspaper,…

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