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 S...
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 mo...
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 ...
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 qua...
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 tra...
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 t...
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 themselv...
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...
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 ...
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 s...
Straw bale house survives violent shaking at earthquake lab
....82g (0.82 times the acceleration of gravity) and twice the acceleration of the Northridge quake. The Geological Survey of Pakistan estimates the 2005 kashmir
earthquake to have had peak ground accelerations in the range of 0.3 to 0.6g.
Most people were killed and injured in that October 2005 earthquake ...
September Geology and GSA Today media highlights
Long recurrence interval of faulting beyond the 2005 kashmir
earthquake around the northwestern margin of the Indo-Asian collision zone ...o's successful paleoseismic trench survey in Pakistan reveals that the 2005 kashmir
earthquake occurred on the relatively minor intra-plate active fault, not o...
Bee disease a mystery
...field observations have shown that V. destructor is able to transmit several different unrelated honey bee viruses, like acute bee paralysis virus and kashmir
bee virus as well as deformed wing virus," said Professor Teresa Santillan-Galicia from Rothamsted Research. "But we still don't know exactly how thes...