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Dards

 

the conditional name for a group of peoples living in adjacent regions of northern India, Pakistan, and northeast Afghanistan and speaking Dardic languages (Kashmiri, Kohistani, Shina, and Khowar). In historical literature, the territory they inhabit is often known as Dardistan.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Both tracks received €150,000 in emergency funding from Horse Racing Ireland this year to maintain prize-money levels after the dramatic reduction in the Horse Racing Fund (HRF) administered by Dard.
OPPOSITE: shoes piled up at the door of a Gujjar shepherd's cabin, high in the Pir Panjal section of the Himalaya, along the upper reaches of the Raman Sin River south of Gurez; ABOVE: a Dard Shin elder in the village of Burnoi, who had never seen a Western traveller in his village before.
"Subsequently DARD feed inspectors have taken official samples to be tested and analysed by the Public Analyst.
A DARD spokesman said it would review meat plant procedures to ensure a similar breach of BSE testing rules did not happen again.
"I highlighted I believe there is a cross-border organised crime element to these thefts and this I believe is borne out by these latest figures with the Newry and Armagh DARD offices reporting over 1,332 of these cattle stolen or missing.
"This error by Dard officials could not have come at a worse time and we have asked Dard to initiate an inquiry into this incident and to take urgent steps to ensure that this human error cannot happen again."