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PC & PNDT Act ‘fails’ to help maintain professional standards  

PC & PNDT Act ‘fails’ to help maintain professional standards  

Srinagar: Though the Jammu & Kashmir Preconception and Prenatal Sex Selection/Determination (Prohibition and Regulation) PC & PNDT Act was passed in April  2002, the implementation of the act has been sluggish, with unqualified Sonologists on prowl across the length and breadth of the state. The State Health department is also struggling with the dearth of […]

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Women’s power to quell women’s protests

Women’s power to quell women’s protests

Srinagar: The City centre wore an unusual look on Monday afternoon as women CRPF personnel were deployed to keep a check on protests by students as they were finishing the day at their respective colleges. A large contingent of personnel from Central Reserve Police Forces’ (CRPF) women’s wing was deployed near Regal Chowk in the […]

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Arrested medico will have to face law, says police

Arrested medico will have to face law, says police

Srinagar:  The news is not so good for the doctor who was arrested by police in Anantnag late Saturday evening when a militant who had boarded his vehicle near Malpora on the Srinagar-Jammu highway escaped, leaving behind a pistol and an AK-47 assault rifle in his car. Sources said that the police have registered a […]

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HC quashes appointment of two Asst Professors in SKIMS 

HC quashes appointment of two Asst Professors in SKIMS 

Orders recovery of salary, other benefits

Srinagar: In a major setback to the patient care at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) Department of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir has quashed the appointment of two Assistant Professors in the department who were appointed without the proper qualification earlier. Terming the appointment as […]

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Encounter aftermath: Youth loses hand, hope for a better tomorrow

Encounter aftermath: Youth loses hand, hope for a better tomorrow

Srinagar: When an unexploded shell went off at Khudwani post the bloody encounter, on Thursday last, Shahid Rafiq Dar, a class 9 student had to pay for it terribly, that too unknowingly. He paid by grievously injuring his eye and right hand—apart from invisible injuries on his psyche that are making him scream with pain […]

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Two more young men fell to pellet horror

Two more young men fell to pellet horror

Srinagar: With no let up in pellet injuries two more youths have lost their eye sight during the student protests that were witnessed on Wednesday across Kashmir. The injured youth are undergoing treatment at SMHS hospital, where doctors are saying that there are fewer chances that they will be able to regain their sight. Ishfaq […]

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Calamity: Pain, suffering unites pellet victims  

Calamity: Pain, suffering unites pellet victims  

Srinagar: With pellet guns continuing to claim its victims, a beeline of these young victims was witnessed at Shri Maharana Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital’s Ophthalmology department on Wednesday. The rush of patients particularly from South Kashmir was witnessed as they thronged in for follow up treatment with a hope to see again. Most of the […]

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Misfortune: Amir’s death shatters Kangan family’s dreams  

Misfortune: Amir’s death shatters Kangan family’s dreams  

Mourning family yearns to listen to his voice again

Srinagar:  Family of Amir Lone (21) who breathed his last on Sunday at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura is yearning to listen to his ‘sweet’ voice. This dashing youngster of Central Kashmir’s Kangan area never uttered a word after he sustained injuries in his head, till he closed his eyes forever—only never to […]

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Pellet fury: Hope to see again is all that pellet victims visualize 

Pellet fury: Hope to see again is all that pellet victims visualize 

Srinagar: Scenes inside ward number 8 of Shri Maharana Hari Singh (SMSH) Hospital, in Srinagar are horrifying, soul numbing, with most of the patients lying in their beds, wearing black goggles. These all are the victims of deadly pellets that were showered on them when clashes erupted in Khudwani area of Kulgam on Wednesday. This […]

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Better patient care at peripheries helped to save lives

Better patient care at peripheries helped to save lives

Srinagar: On Wednesday when death was again doing rounds in South Kashmir after clashes broke out near the encounter site Khudwani area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam area, the doctors posted in peripheries were busy saving lives at the district and sub-district hospitals by putting in all the efforts as well as resources to stabilize those […]