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More Severe Earthquakes May Hit Kashmir In Future

Roger Bilham a seismologist has revealed that more devastating earthquakes are likely to take place in the Kashmir region over a period of 50 years. // They will inflict far greater damage than the 8 October 2005 earthquake in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan. ....Roger Bilham who has been working in quake-affected areas of Pakistan for the past two months, said that a huge amount of energy was stored i...

German hospital established in Kashmir for earthquake relief

An ambulatory medical unit has been set up in Pakistani Kashmir to provide surgery and medical treatment to victims of the devastating earthquake. ....The hospital was erected in just 2 hours//. The unit comprises of a total of 52 German doctors and other paramedical staff. The mobile unit was transported to Muzaffarabad, the Kashmir capital, in four helicopters... ..The establishment of the medi...

Bird Flu Alert In Jammu And Kashmir

As if the fear of water-borne infections is not enough, bird flu alert has been sounded in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. People have been warned not to buy and accept birds//. ..Migratory birds are believed to be the carriers of Bird flu, it said adding, the Wildlife Department is working to ascertain the facts. .."Though not confirmed in India and also in Jammu and Kashmir, the WHO has asked u...

Measles Breaks Out In Kashmir

Measles is reported to have broken out in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, with 19 children falling seriously ill. A senior police officer said two children at Sangarwani village // in Pulwama District in south Kashmir died of measles, a highly infectious disease that has assumed epidemic proportions in the area. ....As the area is snowbound and there is no healthcare available in Sangarwa...

Money Allocated for Child Welfare Programme In Kashmir

Srinagar, June 4. Nearly Rs 3.66 crore has been sanctioned for providing nutrition to children in 1,703 Aanganwari centres in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district //during the current fiscal, Social Welfare Minister Haji Nisar Ali said today. ....A total of 1,010 Aanganwari centres are functional in the district while 693 more are being set up during the current fiscal, Ali told a meeting of social...

Gujarat Prime Target For Pakistan & Kashmir-Based Drug Cartels

Gujarat has become a prime target for drug cartels operating from Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir, warns the state's Narcotics// Control Bureau (NCB). ...."Gujarat has always been a transit point for illegal drug consignments orginating from the infamous 'Golden Crescent' countries including Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan", said Prafulsinh Sarvaiya, Superintendent of NCB... .."The concern is becau...

HIV/AIDS on Rise in Jammu and Kashmir

HIV and AIDS infections have shown a sharp rise in Jammu and Kashmir. Official records say HIV/AIDS cases have shot up from two in 1999 to 745 now, reports Grassroots Features. // ....Although the state lies in a low prevalence risk zone, with an infection rate among the high-risk and low-risk groups standing at 0.95 percent and 0.06 percent respectively, the statistics are changing. ....Concent...

More People Seeking Treatment for Mental Illness in Strife-torn Kashmir

The prolonged insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir is having a severe impact on the mental health of the people, especially women and children.// ....More and more women are knocking on the doors of mental health professionals in the strife-torn state. Over 50 percent of some 60,000 people who have sought help for mental disorders in the past decade have been women. ....Not only are the numbers gro...

Kashmir Grapples with Growing AIDS

Jammu and Kashmir has a new problem to contend with now - a sharp rise in HIV/AIDS cases. While officials claim there are 745 such cases in the insurgency-hit state, unofficial estimates peg the number at 25,000.// ....In 1999, there were only two cases reported, writes Grassroots Features. The northern state lies in a low prevalence risk zone, with the infection rate among the high-risk groups...

Kashmir To Get Cancer Hospital

Jammu and Kashmir is to get its first cancer hospital with Governor Lt. Gen (retd) S.K. Sinha Monday laying the foundation stone of the Rs.2.5 billion 700-bed facility.// ....The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Institute of Medical Excellence is being built at Kakrial near the Hindu holy township of Katra, about 50 km north of this Kashmir winter capital... ..The institute, which will be gradually upgrad...

Mental Health of Kashmiris Needs Urgent Attention: Survey

New Delhi: A damning report on Jammu and Kashmir by humanitarian group Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says a third of its respondents suffered from psychological// distress and more than one in 10 had been victims of sexual violence since the beginning of the conflict. ....The report by the Holland-based MSF is based on 510 interviews conducted in the Kashmir valley over 11 weeks in mid-2005. T...

Genetic Disease Hits Kashmir Village

A genetic disease that causes deafness and dumbness has hit a remote village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district. All the victims belong to Gujjar community. // ....Health and Medical Education Minister Mangat Ram Sharma told the state assembly Thursday that at least 72 cases of the disease have surfaced in Gandoh area. "All the victims are deaf and dumb. New born babies are also affected by the...

Electropathy Doctors in Kashmir Decry Government Apathy

Doctors qualified in Electropathy, an alternative system of medicine, are continuing their protest here in support of their demand for jobs in state-run hospitals. ......The system treats diseases through the use of electricity. ......The doctors, who have been staging protests for over two months, complain that the authorities have not taken any note of their demands. ......The doctors also...

Ecologists Desperate to Save Dal Lake in Kashmir

The world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar has always been a major attraction for anyone visiting Kashmir. But increasing pollution is fast reducing its original beauty. ......The State authorities have been aware of the problems and plans have been made to clean the lake, but ecologists feel that there is need to sensitize local people. ......Raw sewage and land encroachment are some of the ma...

Strife in Kashmir Drives Thousands to Psychiatric Wards

Any conflict situation inevitably gives rise to mental health disorders. Not many seem to have turned their attention to the deplorable situation in our own backyard. ......Yes it is happening in Kashmir. A year-wise break-up of patients visiting the Government Psychiatric Hospital in capital Srinagar reveals that from a mere 775 people visiting the hospital in 1985, the number has soared up t...

Women's Separatist Group Opposes Sex Education in Kashmir

The women's separatist outfit, Dukhtaran-e-Milat (DeM) Monday opposed introduction of sex education in Kashmir schools despite officials having no such plans. ......Addressing a media conference here, Asiya Andrabi, the DeM chief said, "We shall oppose tooth and nail the nefarious Indian designs to perpetuate obscenity and vulgarity in the society through the introduction of sex education in sc...

Unemployed Electropaths Threaten to Commit Suicide in Kashmir

Three doctors, qualified in Electropathy, an alternative system of medicine, climbed atop a telecommunication tower here on Monday morning, threatening to kill themselves, unless the State Government promised them jobs. ......The doctors climbed up with petrol cans and threatened to set themselves afire or jump from the tower if the state government failed to agree to their demands. ......The...

Woman Army Officer Commits Suicide in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, An Indian Army captain posted in Jammu and Kashmir has allegedly committed suicide in her home here. ......Police sources here said Captain Megha Razdan of the Engineering Regiment was found hanging by her husband Captain Chetanya Razdan at their home in the army quarters at Kunjwani on the outskirts of this winter capital Saturday evening. ......Chetanya Razdan had gone shopping in a n...

Kashmir University Stops Construction to Save Chinar Trees

Kashmir University Wednesday suspended construction of a guesthouse inside the campus to save a dozen chinar trees from the axe following student protests . ......Vice Chancellor Abdul Wahid Qureshi halted the construction inside the chinar studded Naseem Bagh campus here. ......Hundreds of students had launched an aggressive campaign to draw public attention to the possibility of chinar trees...

Volunteers Remove Garbage from Kashmir's Dal Lake

While officials continue to brood over exhaustive plans for its survival, some tourists and locals are setting an example to preserve Kashmir's famed Dal Lake - fishing out tonnes of garbage that threatens to choke the lake. ......A large number of people, including foreign and domestic tourists, houseboat owners and voluntary groups collected truckloads of polythene bags, empty soft drink bott...

Kashmir Battles Alarming Increase in Suicides

There has been an alarming rise in the number of suicides ever since a separatist campaign erupted in Jammu and Kashmir way back in 1989 . Unfortunately, most such incidents have gone unnoticed. ......Although police records show that there were 736 cases of attempted suicide from 2001 until May this year in the Kashmir Valley, the picture may be quite different. .........The records of just one...
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