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Forget dogs, cat bites are on increase in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb. 1 -- Cat bite cases are showing a rising trend in Kashmir. This follows the increase in pet culture in Kashmirin the last two years. According to the official data accessed byThe Kash... Read More


How injecting heroin is leading to amputations among drug addicts in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan. 25 -- Who knew the short-lived drug-induced pleasure and happiness would cost him his arm one day? Asif, (name changed), a 25-year-old salesman at a shop was introduced to heroin by his... Read More


Cold sensitivity to puberty: How thyroid disorders are affecting school-going girls in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan. 16 -- Six-year-old Mehak (name-changed) often complained of feeling cold even when the outside temperature was normal. Her parents dismissed it as a sign of general weakness. However, t... Read More


How high intake of vitamin D is affecting children in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan. 11 -- When two-year-old Ahmad started to vomit recurrently and showed aversion to food, his parents dismissed it as a stomach problem and sought the pediatrician's help. It was found t... Read More


'Save today, survive tomorrow': J&K government installs geo-tagged boundary pillars in forests to curb encroachment

Srinagar, Jan. 6 -- Jammu and Kashmir government has installed thousands of geo-tagged boundary pillars in foreststo curb encroachment. Geographical tagging is the process of adding geographical iden... Read More


Bake sale fund raiser for stray animals in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan. 4 -- Since childhood, Class 10 student Khushi Gillani could not endure crueltyto animals. Growing up in an uptown area of Srinagar, she always wanted to do something for strays. Her qu... Read More


Brown bear diet shocker: J&K wildlife department to prosecute people for dumping garbage near forests

SRINAGAR, Dec. 20 -- Alarmed by the unnatural dietary habits of endangered brown bears, the Jammu and Kashmir Wildlife Department has decided to penalize the people and organizations involved in dumpi... Read More


'Raktsey Karpo': In a first, Ladakh apricot gets GI tag

Srinagar, Dec. 15 -- Cold desert of Ladakh is on a high after its famedapricot was granted Geographical Identification (GI) tag. Apricots of Trans-Himalayan Ladakh are known for their quality as the ... Read More


Internet to junk food: Every 6 in 10 girls experience early puberty, menstrual cycle in Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec. 14 -- Last week, 10-year-old Fatima (name changed) visited the district hospital Pulwama with her mother who was quite panic-stricken because her daughter had started menstruating. "Sh... Read More


In a first, Europe-based Kashmiri surgeon launches fellowship for J&K doctors

Srinagar, Dec. 10 -- A top Europe-based Kashmir-born colorectal surgeon has launched a fellowship programme for J&K doctors to enhance their skills and connect them to best known health institutes of ... Read More