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Freak summer worries Kashmir farmers, fruit growers


June 9th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 9 (IANS) The unexpected fall in temperatures Saturday followed by rains in the plains and fresh snowfall in the hills is causing serious concern among farmers and fruit ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh goes for universal apple cartons


April 27th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, among India's major apple producers, Friday decided to introduce universal cartons to improve apple shelf life and compete with imported apples, an official here ... Read more...

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SBI flayed for shifting branch control to Jammu


April 19th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) The State Bank of India's (SBI) decision to shift the administrative control of all its branches in south Kashmir districts to Jammu attracted a lot ... Read more...

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China resorts to artificial pollination


February 28th, 2012 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) With the numbers of honey bees declining in China, the country has now started depending on artificial pollination to harvest fruits.China's indigenous honey bee -- Apis ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall in Himachal throws life out of gear but cheers fruit farmers (Lead) (With Images)


January 9th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 9 (IANS) Heavy snowfall, accompanied by blizzards, continued across Himachal Pradesh Monday snapping transportation links but bringing cheer to fruit growers in the state.State capital Shimla saw a ... Read more...

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Himachal shivers, rains cheer fruit growers


December 7th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 7 (IANS) Winter tightened its grip on Himachal Pradesh Wednesday after widespread overnight rain in the middle and low hills and snow in the higher reaches, the met ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks central package for fruit crop loss


August 4th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Thursday demanded a special financial package from the central government for the loss to the fruit crops due to hostile weather, an official statement ... Read more...

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Financial sop for Himachal government employees


January 25th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Tuesday announced the release of dearness allowance (DA) for government employees and pensioners to mark the completion of four decades of ... Read more...

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J-K orchard owners hope for better fruit output due to snowfall


January 23rd, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
Bhaderwah (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan 23 (ANI): The orchard owners in Bhaderwah region of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda District are an elated lot as the region received ample snowfall, which has brought ... Read more...

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Snowfall to help apple crop in Jammu and Kashmir


January 1st, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Fayaz AhmadSrinagar, Jan.1 (ANI): Apple growers have welcomed snowfall in the Jammu and Kashmir.The valley witnessed the maiden snowfall of the season on December 30.Apple growers every year eagerly await ... Read more...

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Dry weather affects apple farming in Kullu


December 26th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem ThakurKullu, (Himachal Pradesh), Dec.26 (ANI): The apple farming and other fruits in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district are deteriorating due to intense dry cold wave in the region.The bad climatic change ... Read more...

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Dhumal lays foundation stone of marketing yard


November 22nd, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday laid the foundation stone of the state's biggest marketing yard in upper Shimla to help apple and other fruit growers ... Read more...

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Himachal installs anti-hail guns to protect fruit crop


August 24th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has installed anti-hail guns, the first in the country, to protect its fruit cros from hailstorms, a minister said here Tuesday. "Three anti-hails have been installed in ... Read more...

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Wholesale vegetable market observes daylong strike in Delhi


August 5th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 5 (ANI): Traders and distributors in India's largest wholesale vegetable and fruit market, the Azadpur Mandi, observed a daylong strike on Thursday here.The strike came in the wake ... Read more...

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Violence will not solve problems, Abdullah tells people


July 28th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said violence had not provided an answer to problems in the past nor would it do so in future and ... Read more...

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Apples grow larger when cells don’t divide


July 1st, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Fast-food restaurants can supersize French fries and drinks, but nature has found a way to super-size a type of apple by not letting its cells divide. Peter Hirst, Purdue ... Read more...

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Fountain of youth for tomatoes discovered


June 29th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A yeast gene could actually be the fountain of youth for tomatoes, extending their shelf life by about a week, according to a Purdue University researcher.Avtar Handa, a ... Read more...

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PM meets several delegations in Srinagar


June 8th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met several delegations of political parties, trade union representatives and fruit growers here in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday and assured them that their ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks grants for overhauling fruit grading units


February 23rd, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has requested the central government to provide liberal grants for overhauling fruit grading and packaging houses in the state, a statement said here Tuesday. "State Horticulture Minister ... Read more...

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Argentine fruit growers, cattle raisers fight over hail cannons


February 21st, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Feb 21 (IANS/EFE) The use of cannons to tackle hailstones has set off a fierce fight between fruit growers, who use them to protect their crops, and cattle raisers, who ... Read more...

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Kashmiris threaten to suspend border trade with Pakistan


January 19th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Jan 19 (ANI): Fruit growers and exporters of Kashmir trading across the line of control (LoC) with Pakistan administered Kashmir threaten to suspend their trade from next week if their demands ... Read more...

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Shimla snowfall cheers tourists and locals


January 13th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, Jan 13 (ANI): A snowfall on Wednesday morning brought smiles on the faces of people of the city, including tourists.Despite a reduction in temperature on account of the snowfall, people were ... Read more...

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Fresh snow cheers Himachal farmers, hoteliers (Lead)


January 13th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 13 (IANS) This Himachal Pradesh capital and its nearby hills Wednesday experienced the first snowfall of the season, bringing smiles to on the faces of the hotel owners who ... Read more...

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Switchback railways are a novelty even today


October 31st, 2009 - 3:07 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Parkdale, Oct 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The original Switchback Railway at Coney Island was the first roller coaster designed as a ride for an amusement park in America. It was designed by ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s autumnal glory may be shortlived - thanks to urbanisation (Letter from Kashmir)


October 1st, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Oct 1 (IANS) As the chinar leaves change colour from green to crimson to yellow, autumn, the season of plenty in Kashmir, is at its peak. The countryside is ... Read more...

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Guava cultivation in mango belt


June 23rd, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Kamna HajelaMalihabad (UP), May 23 (ANI): Poor production of mango has forced the mango growers in Malihabad region to take up guava cultivation.Famous as the mango belt of the country, ... Read more...

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Tough road ahead for politicians in remote Himachal areas


April 7th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, April 7 (IANS) Delayed snowfall high up the Himalayan slopes has cheered fruit growers, but politicians contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the Mandi constituency in Himachal Pradesh are distinctly ... Read more...

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Manipur fruit processing plant adds to income of several families


November 21st, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by ANI
By L.C.K SinghImphal, Nov.21 (ANI): A fruit processing plant, established in militancy affected Manipur, has added to the income of many families in the State.Founded by L.Dikho Mao, the Exotic ... Read more...

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Facing logistical difficulties, Kashmiri traders suspend cross border trade


November 11th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Nov 11 (ANI): Facing difficulties in banking arrangements and contact with traders across the border, besides lack of communication facilities, the fruit growers and traders in the Kashmir Valley today ... Read more...

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Kashmir fruit traders to suspend trade across Line of Control


November 10th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 10 (IANS) Fruit growers and traders in the Kashmir Valley have decided not to send their consignments across the Line of Control (LoC) Tuesday due to lack of communication, banking ... Read more...

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Future tense in curfew-bound Srinagar


August 12th, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Aug 12 (ANI): With curfew clamped in the entire Srinagar district, the Valley continues to be tense following a senior Hurriyat Conference leader Sheikh Abdul Azizs death in police firing ... Read more...

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Hurriyat leader among five killed in violence, curfew imposed (Lead)


August 11th, 2008 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) Five people, including a senior leader of Jammu and Kashmir's moderate Hurriyat faction, were killed in clashes with security forces as they marched towards the Line of Control ... Read more...

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BJP slams UPA constituents


August 11th, 2008 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday criticised the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), taking exception to two allies arguing for lifting the ban on the terror outfit ... Read more...

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Kashmir tense, two killed in LoC march (Lead)


August 11th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sopore, Aug 11 (IANS) Two people were killed and dozens injured here Monday when security forces fired at a group of fruit merchants who were trying to march across the Line of ... Read more...

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Kashmir tense as fruit merchants gather to cross LoC


August 11th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sopore, Aug 11 (IANS) Tension gripped this centre of the apple trade in Kashmir Monday as thousands of fruit growers and people, alleging "economic blockade" by protesters in Jammu over the Amarnath ... Read more...

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