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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...

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Kashmir in Medical Technology

38.7 Million People Break Guinness World Record for Stand Up Speak Out on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

...five million people participated. DAV Schools, the largest public school system of the country, reported 500,000 voices against poverty and at kashmir University, 35,000 students stood up. Also in Delhi, one of four Women's Tribunals on Poverty gathered 400 women from 20 states to debate...
Kashmir in Biological News

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

...global climate. 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...
Kashmir in Biological Technology

Cadila Pharmaceuticals Launches Joint Venture With Novavax in India

...t manufacturing facilities conforming to the most stringent international norms at Dholka, Ankleshwar, Kadi and Hirapur in Gujarat; Samba in Jammu and kashmir and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Cadila Pharmaceuticals has recently emerged on the World map with the development of Polycap -- a novel and world's firs...
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