Minister for strict compliance of manufacturing guidelines for insecticides

Minister for strict compliance of manufacturing guidelines for insecticides

SRINAGAR, Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari, has called for strict compliance with manufacturing guidelines issued by the Horticulture Department and the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST). He said it in a meeting with representatives of pesticide and insecticide manufacturers convened here Saturday. Secretary, Horticulture Department, M H Malik, Director Horticulture […]

Shopian, Pulwama fruit growers seek end to substandard pesticide meance

Shopian, Pulwama fruit growers seek end to substandard pesticide meance

Raashid Hassan Shopian: Orchardists of Pulwama and Shopian have alleged horticulture department of being callous in publishing spray schedule during inclement weather besides being poor in market checking to curb spurious pesticides and fungicides. The fruit growers in these two districts say that the department should intensify the market checking to ascertain the quality of […]

AHD launches INAPH application on World Veterinary Day

SRINAGAR: On the occasion of World Veterinary Day, celebrations the Department of Animal Husbandry, Kashmir, Saturday launched the Information Network of Animal Productivity and Health (INAPH) application at a seminar here. During the seminar, it was said that the INAPH is a Desktop/Notebook/Android Tablet based field IT application, which facilitates capturing of real-time reliable data […]

Dir Agri Kashmir assumes charge, reviews NSM, PMFBY

Dir Agri Kashmir assumes charge, reviews NSM, PMFBY

SRINAGAR: Altaf Aijaz Andrabi assumed the charge of Director Agriculture, Kashmir on Saturday. After assuming the charge Director Agriculture Kashmir chaired review meetings for National Mission on Saffron (NMS) and implementation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana (PMFBY) scheme. The meeting regarding NMS was attended by officers of district Budgam, Srinagar and Pulwama. Altaf Andrabi […]

Support of my countrymen gives me energy, says Rashid Khan

Support of my countrymen gives me energy, says Rashid Khan

MOHALI: Afghanistan’s leg-spinner Rashid Khan says the entire country watches Indian Premier League and the support of the people back home gives him energy to perform better in the cash-rich T20 tournament. The 18-year-old Rashid returned with impressive figures of 4-0-16-1 to help his side Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by 26 runs here. […]

Sharapova ‘extra help’ blasted by Mladenovic

Sharapova ‘extra help’ blasted by  Mladenovic

Stuttgart: Kristina Mladenovic ramped up the pressure on Maria Sharapova ahead of their Suttgart semi-final when she claimed the Russian superstar was getting “extra help” in her comeback from a 15-month doping ban. Sharapova eased into the last four of the claycourt tournament by seeing off qualifier Anett Kontaveit for the third straight win of […]

Draft master plan Gulmarg: HC seeks Chief Secretary’s affidavit by May 15

Draft master plan Gulmarg: HC seeks Chief Secretary’s affidavit by May 15

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has directed Chief Secretary to file an affidavit, indicating steps taken to finalize the draft master plan for Gulmarg, the world famous tourist resort. “Taking into consideration the directions passed by this court on the previous date of hearing and the response shown by the respondents towards it. We feel […]