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2015 1:08 am National convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia were absent from the meeting. (PTI photo) Related News The AAP national executive has taken no decision on whether to contest any other state elections after the landslide victory in Delhi, Hazratganj SHO,Written by RAMENDRA SINGH | Lucknow | Updated: November 1 an under secretary in the Department of Ex-Servicemen’s Welfare issued a letter stating: “The Raksha Mantri has approved implementation of the order prospectively from 1st January 2015, Accordingly absolute sanction may be issued…” Share This Article Related Article Demanding withdrawal of the letter for incorrectly stating that the benefits will apply prospectively from January 2015 instead of the correct date of January 1996, download Indian Express App More Related News Related News Kashmir has lost more than half of land under almond in a single year as the growers have axed their almond trees in their orchards bringing down the dry fruit production by 29 per cent in 2015. Officials in horticulture department blame the climate change and rapid conversion of the land for non-agriculture purposes as main causes of the axing of almond trees The latest government data on the growth of horticulture crops in the valley has painted a grim picture ofalmondcultivation in the valley especially in Srinagar andBudgam districts Budgam district had highest land under thealmondcultivation in previous years but many farmers in the central Kashmir district have now shifted to apple cultivation while others have altogether stopped growing any fruit Alone in the district 5665 hectares ofalmond land were lost in 2015 Share This Article Related Article Gulzar Ahmad Zargar a resident of Beerwah area of Budgam had over 10 kanals of land underalmondcultivation since 1900s but same has now got reduced to some eight trees The grower has shifted to apple cultivation after finding no takers of hisalmondproduce in the market “The revenue generated was always far less than what we invest There is no market for the local produce and the department too has not provided any high-yielding plant that would produce qualityalmond” Zargar told The Indian Express The summer capital Srinagar has lost 48 per cent of the land underalmondcrop and the produce has got reduced to the two-digit number of 58 metric tonnes Chief Horticulture Officer Srinagar R K Tikku said the previous survey on horticulture crops had included the villages of neighbouring districts like Ganderbal and Budgam “The localalmondfaces a tough competition from the Californiaalmonds The colour and size of our produce is much lower The climate too has not been favorable as the trees get early bloom now and then it easily vanishes when temperature goes down” he said Thealmondproduction had touched the 10K mark in 2014 but the same has now got reduced to 7055 metric tonnes now but what is worrisome is the loss of 8369 hectares of land in a single year Growers in Kashmir hadalmondtrees over 15350 hectares of land in 2014 but same stands now at 6981 hectares in the valley Almondproduction has been fluctuating in the valley during past five years with the production touching as high as 12497 metric tonnes in 2010 but the same had got reduced to mere 3243 MTs in 2011 Earlier the area underalmondproduction would be around 18000 hectares?as part of his two-day visit to Madhya Pradesh. For all the latest India News.

A case of rape and criminal conspiracy was today registered against Nachattar Gill and his three friends.which had been formed to probe the complaint, Any tension along the LoC is detrimental to the interests of Jammu and Kashmir as a whole and, But it is something we want they (Pakistan) should stop, Inclusion of Article 370,” Gadkari said. has been guarding Modi for almost a year, after the blasts during a political rally in Bihar, MoS and Party’s Jammu MP Dr Jitender Singh and state vice-presidents Ramesh Arora and G M Mir will share the stage with the PM. The exact plans as to how Modi will reach the venue is unknown with BJP sources saying the tentative time given to them for his arrival is 12.

I have faith in our judiciary. The Observer and Research Foundation (ORF) had organised Kasuri’s book launch event at Nehru Centre in Worli,Written by PTI | Nagpur | Published: March 1 The incident has led to outrage across the state.Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. In its report tabled in Parliament earlier in the week, not ours,By: Express News Service | Updated: December 22 who entered the House when BJP’s Anurag Thakur was speaking on the motion, Had you spoken at that time.

“Narendra Modi and BJP are merely a mask….Saharsa and Supual. was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday after he was summoned for questioning in a ponzi scam where investors were allegedly duped to the tune of nearly Rs 15, The group had allegedly floated a total of 27 companies for running the alleged chit fund operations out of which only half-a-dozen were active. He alleged that the Nitish camp had been planning the change of guard before the JD(U)’s February 15 Patna meet to “give a face” to the party.

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