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Kashmir: Cyclonic storm kills 1, injures 17, damages 8852 structures

March 20, 2012 Leave a comment
Kashmir wind storm damaged Srinagar cyclone killed

Kashmir wind storm damaged structures.

Srinagar 20 March: A cyclonic wind storm, which started on Monday afternoon with an average speed of 24.7 knots and reached maximum speed of 40 knots continued to lash Valley on Tuesday, officials said. They said the minimum temperature increased by 12 degrees above normal, due to steep pressure gradient over the Valley causing a wind storm, which resulted in damage to properties, in the Valley. One person Muhammad Maqbool Magray son of Muhammad Ramzan of Kachnambal, Kangan died when a branch of Chinar tree fell on him. Due to gusty winds many tourist were evacuated from Dal lake to the shore, for their safety and accommodated in alternate hotels by the QRT of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). Read more…

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Worlds First Cloned Pashmina Goat born on March 9,2012 in Kashmir

March 16, 2012 2 comments
"Dr Shah holds Noori, a cloned Pashmina goat at SKUAST in Shuhama"

Dr Riaz Ahmad Shah holds Noori, a cloned Pashmina goat, at the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST), in Shuhama, 25 km (16 miles) east of Srinagar March 15, 2012. Noori who weighed 1.3 kg (2.9 lb) at birth on March 9, 2012 is the world's first cloned Pashmina goat and is doing well so far, said Dr Shah, who heads the project at SKUAST. Pashmina goats, which grow a thick warm fleece, survive on grass in Ladakh where temperatures plunge to as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit). REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR -

Kashmir scientists clone rare cashmere goat

March 16, 2012 1 comment
India Kashmir Cloned Goat

Noori, a cloned pashmina goat, stands near her surrogate mother inside a sheep breeding center at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology in Alastang, some 25 Kilometers from Srinagar, India, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Scientists at the university successfully cloned the world's first pashmina goat, prized for its fine wool, according to news reports. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)