All eyes on Govt for easing school bag burden of students

All eyes on Govt for easing school bag burden of students

The new academic session in schools is starting from third week of November, however the government is yet to issue guidelines to educational institutions, particularly private schools, for reducing weight of school bags. In the last week of August this...
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Most meat animals are raised with the assistance of doses of antibiotics on most days of their lives

Most meat animals are raised with the assistance of doses of antibiotics on most days of their lives

Every year I spend some time in a tiny apartment in Paris, seven storeys above the mayor’s offices for the 11th arrondissement. The Place de la Bastille – the spot where the French revolution sparked political change that transformed the...
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Two more deaths due to Swine Flu at SKIMS

Two more deaths due to Swine Flu at SKIMS

At least three deaths have taken place in the past 24 hours due to the H1N1 influenza at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences here, with experts signaling spike in the cases amid government’s failure to make the testing and isolation...
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Braid-Chopping affects psyche of children across Kashmir

Braid-Chopping affects psyche of children across Kashmir

The fear of braid chopping has not only petrified women and girls across Kashmir, but has also affected the psyche of children as well. Three-year-old Adeeba Farooq said on Sunday that she has seen three back-to-back incidents of braid chopping...
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Mystery ‘Braid Chopping’ cases add panic to trauma in Kashmir

Mystery ‘Braid Chopping’ cases add panic to trauma in Kashmir

A wave of brutal, deadly panic has swept Indian-administered Kashmir after more than 100 women said they were victims of attackers who chopped off their hair. Despite suggestions the cases may have been fabricated or fuelled by hysteria, the consequences...
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Over 40% population has no proper drinking water supply across J&K

Over 40% population has no proper drinking water supply across J&K

Over 43 percent of J&K habitations have erratic or no piped water supply, making people living in these areas depend on open sources of water, often contaminated, putting their lives at risk as per Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation...
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Drugs, Late marriages, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder reasons for rising infertility cases

Drugs, Late marriages, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder reasons for rising infertility cases

The ongoing conflict in Kashmir has not only taken a heavy toll on human lives, but is said to be the major reason for the increasing cases of infertility. Late marriages, drug abuse are also cited as the other reasons....
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Every third kid in kashmir is overweight: WHO study

Every third kid in kashmir is overweight: WHO study

Obesity is prevalent in epidemic proportions world over, J&K included, spiraling the way for diabetes, cardiovascular and other diseases, as per a joint study by World Health Organization (WHO) and Imperial College London published this week in Lancet. Obe...
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As conflict continues, mental health cases on rise across Kashmir

70,000 treated by neurosciences institute this year Psychiatric disorders have become a lifestyle ailment in Kashmir due to the unending conflict as the Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (IMHANS) has treated at least 70,000 people with mental healt...
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Meat intake can increases diabetes risk: Study

Meat intake can increases diabetes risk: Study

Eating too much red meat and poultry may increase risk of developing diabetes, a large Asian study suggests. The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, partially attributes the risk to the higher content of heme iron in these...
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