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January 9, 2015

Medicinal Uses of Garlic

Anupama - Bimbima - Garlic is used all over world as a condiment and home medicine for centuries. Garlic offers innumerable health benefits as it is good for cardiovascular health, lowers cholesterol and blood sugar level, and is useful in several other ailments. Garlic has got its medicinal properties due to presence of at least thirty-three sulfur compounds, several enzymes, seventeen amino acids, and minerals. Sulfur compounds give garlic its pungent taste and specific odour. It is…

How To Grow Ginger At Home

When I started growing ginger root I expected it to be difficult. It's not. I've been growing ginger at home for years, and ginger would have to be a serious contender for the title "most neglected plant" in my garden. (Which is a shame. Ginger is a beautiful and beautifully scented plant. I really should move it. One day...) I look at my ginger plants exactly once a year, at harvest time. I harvest them, replant them, and then forget about them for another year. Growing Ginger I…

Government buys 60,000 tonnes of soybeans from Brazil

January 09, 2015 - Reuters - Importers have bought about 60,000 tonnes of soybeans to be sourced from Brazil and are in talks about purchasing 60,000 tonnes of US soybeans, European traders said on Thursday. The Brazilian soybeans are for Mar. 15 to Apr. 15 shipment, they said. The US soybeans would be for shipment from the US Gulf between Mar 20 to Apr. 20, they said. In December 2014, Pakistani importers bought about 50,000 tonnes of soybeans from the United States, an unusual…

Pro-KBD petitions dismissed by Supreme Court

January 09, 2015 - BR Report - The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed petitions seeking construction of Kalabagh Dam and declared them inadmissible. Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, heading a three-member bench, was hearing the petition of Feroz Shah Gillani. He had cited experts'' reports that no province will be harmed after construction of the dam and urged the court to issue directions for immediate construction of Kalabagh Dam. During proceedings, Additional Advocate General Sindh…

Off-season vegetables: growers advised to maintain temperature inside tunnels

January 09, 2015 - BR Report - Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has advised the growers of off-season vegetables to maintain the temperature inside tunnels from 15 degree centigrade to 30 degree centigrade to save the vegetables from diseases and ensuring a better yield. A spokesman of the provincial Agriculture department said here on Thursday that temperature of the tunnel should be maintained at 18 degree centigrade to 24 degree centigrade for cucumber, squash, pumpkin, egg…

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