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December 2014

7 Weight-Loss Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

December 31, 2014 - Michele Bender - Yahoo - If “shed some pounds” is on your resolution list for next year, you’re certainly not the only one. But are you doing all you can to achieve your goals, or are you inadvertently sabotaging them? Take this recent finding, for instance: A study from Cornell University researchers showed that going more than a week without stepping on the scale led to dieters gaining weight, while more frequent weigh-ins were associated with losing weight.…

KBP seeks immediate compensation for basmati growers

December 31, 2014 - BR Report - Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) has urged the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to ensure immediate implementation on a relief package announced by him to compensate the rice growers at the rate of Rs 5,000 per acres. KBP Central President Sadiq Khan Khakwani made this demand during a meeting of a delegation of Basmati growers here on Tuesday. The growers expressed their reservations over government attitude and non-implementation of the premier's announcement. KBP…

SHC dismisses petition of sugar millers

December 31, 2014 - PPI - The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by the sugar millers through which they challenged the notification issued by Sindh government fixing sugarcane price at Rs 182 per 40 kilograms. The petitioners, Mirpurkhas Sugar Mills owner and others, approached the court, submitting that they had filed a petition seeking its directions for the federal and provincial governments to devise an effective mechanism for fixation of sugar price and…

Cotton market: Ginners may raise asking prices amid slow arrivals

December 31, 2014 - BR Report - Prices maintained upward march on the cotton market on Tuesday amid tight supply of fine quality, dealers added. The official spot rate was higher by Rs 50 to Rs 4,950, they said. In the ready session, around 13,000 bales of cotton changed hands between Rs 4700-5350, they said. In Sindh, prices of seed cotton were unchanged at Rs 1900 and Rs 2500, in Punjab prices rose by Rs 100 to Rs 2200 and Rs 2900, they said. Market sources said that phutti arrivals…

Dry & cold weather to continue for three weeks: standing crops may be adversely affected

December 30, 2014 - Fazal Sher -BR Report - Dry and cold weather conditions will continue for another three weeks in the country which may have a "very negative impact" on standing crops, according to agriculture and weather experts. Long dry and cold weather system in the country would leave negative impact on wheat, gram, potato and other minor Rabi crops. "The current weather system would badly affect the standing crops, especially in rain-fed areas," said Dr Aslam Gill, Crop…

KP to give free hybrid seed of wheat, 50 percent discount on fertilizer sale

December 30, 2014 - BR Report - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has announced provision of free hybrid seeds of wheat and sale of fertilizer on 50 percent discount for the farming community on the condition that 50 percent of the produce would be sold to the KP government in order to get rapid food autarky in the province. "We are working on a crash plan to make the barren lands cultivable and ensure reclamation of maximum area for agricultural purposes," he added.…

Depressed commodity prices to impact agricultural growth

Dec 29, 2014 - Ahmad Fraz Khan - Everyone is concerned about agricultural growth prospects during 2015. They cite three factors: poverty (as a majority of farmers are unable to invest in crops), the confusion about the federal and provincial governments’ jurisdictions, and climatic changes that make the production cycle uncertain. The farmers have lost money on almost all major crops — cotton, rice, cane and wheat during 2014; in many cases they were not able to recover even cost of…

Govt set to import cotton seeds despite ban

Dec 29, 2014 - Jamal Shahid - ISLAMABAD(dawn): The federal government is opening doors for introducing various varieties of cotton seeds produced by foreign firms despite a ban on their import. The Plant Quarantine Act 1976 prohibits the import of any kind of cotton seed, both genetically modified (GMO) and non-genetically modified. The Act also prohibits the import of cotton from America and states. “American cotton shall not be imported into Pakistan by any means except…

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