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  • Unsustainable management eroding soil fertility in Sindh

    The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has for the first time published a ‘Soil Fertility Atlas for Sindh’, which reveals that the use of nutrients in the province is skewed towards nitrogen...

    The Food and Agriculture Organisation has for the first time published a ‘Soil Fertility Atlas for Sindh’, which says the use of nutrients in the province is skewed towards nitrogenNevertheless, the burning of crop...

  • Inefficient fertiliser use damaging soil fertility in Punjab

    THE unsustainable management practices in Punjab have damaged soil fertility and health, leading to promotion of chemical fertilisers which too is inefficient to the desirable level, according to the Soil Fertility Atlas recently published by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations...

    These scenarios warrant adoption of best management practices to enhance fertiliser use efficiency and improve soil fertility...

  • 800m undernourished due to declining soil fertility: Ban

    UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday nearly 800 million people are chronically undernourished as a direct consequence of land degradation, declining soil, fertility, unsustainable water use, drought and biodiversity loss, requiring long-term solutions to help communities increase resilience to climate change,...

  • Iran arrests fertility expert accused of spy links

    TEHRAN: An Iranian fertility expert accused of working with foreign “espionage networks” to downplay the country’s population crisis has been arrested, state news agency IRNA confirmed on Sunday...

    She is listed by the Univ­ersity of Melbourne as working at its School of Population and Global Health, published widely on Iran’s once-lauded fertility and family-planning policies...

  • Sectarian tension in Hyderabad localities subsides

    HYDERABAD: Residents of Gujrati Para, Gulshan-i-Hamid and some other localities held a protest demonstration after Juma prayers against some statements made by the prayer leader of the Jama Masjid Rais, located in neighbouring Gulshan-i-Rais, a couple of days back...

  • Murder, rape convict executed in Hyderabad

    A man convicted of rape and murder was executed early Tuesday morning at the Hyderabad Central Prison...

    This is the first execution to take place in Hyderabad since 2015, when two death-row prisoners convicted for the 1998 hijacking of a PIA Fokker were executed in Karachi and Hyderabad jails...

  • Anti-drugs rally held in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: A rally against drugs was taken out by a number of students of public and private schools and colleges along with scores of police officials on Thursday...

    According to a Hyderabad police spokesperson, district police launched the anti-drug campaign from Nov 17 to 23 in collaboration with the Crime and Human Rights Cell set up at Hyderabad SSP office...

  • Three-day Sufi festival gets under way in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: A three-day festival titled ‘Sindh Sufi melo’ was inaugurated by by Sindh Senior Minister for Food and Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Ahmed Khuhro in Hyderabad Club on Sunday...

    Senator Aajiz Dhamra, Auqaf Minister Ghulam Shah Jillani, PPP Hyderabad district president Saghir Qureshi and information secretary Ahsan Abro were among the prominent figures who were present...

  • MQM-P activist Dr Naushad shot dead in Hyderabad

    A sector in-charge of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Dr Naushad, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Hyderabad on Wednesday, DawnNews reported...

    Residents of the area called police after spotting his body, which was subsequently shifted to Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad...

  • Hyderabad GOC stresses importance of education, art

    HYDERABAD: Education is an inevitably significant source of development whereas art plays a role in character-building of the youth of the country...

    It was organised by the Institute of Art and Design (IAD), Univer­sity of Sindh (SU), Jamshoro, in collaboration with Pakistan Army 18 Division, Hyderabad, on the institute’s premises...

  • SHC summons Hyderabad jail chief in detention case

    HYDERABAD: The Sindh High Court Hyderabad circuit bench comprising Justices Mohammad Ali Mazhar and Shoukat Ali Memon on Tuesday directed the additional advocate-general (AAG) to ensure presence of the Hyder­abad central jail superintendent in court at 1pm on May 13...

    However, the bench asked him “to ensure that the jail chief attends the court in Hyderabad also on the next date of hearing”, observing that the matter was adjourned...

  • Ibtesam, Bilal guide Hyderabad to second win

    HYDERABAD: Mohammad Ibtesam and Bilal Khan made major contributions as Hyderabad completed their second win in the PCB Regional Inter-district (Hyderabad region) Under-19 Cricket Championships when they outclassed Sanghar by innings and 38 runs at the Niaz Stadium on Sunday...

    Hyderabad then declared their first innings at 318-8 in 59 overs with Bilal going on to hit an undefeated 102, a knock featuring 13 fours and three sixes... ...

  • Sadia’s six-for destroys Hyderabad

    KARACHI: Slow left-armer Sadia Yousuf returned astonishing bowling analysis of six wickets for just four runs as Omar Associates outgunned Hyderabad by 10 wickets to move into the Super League round of the 10th Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah National Women’s Cricket Tournament in Muridke...

    After Hyderabad had elected to bat first at the Lahore Country Club Ground, they mustered a measly total of 65 before Omar Associates achieved victory...

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