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Swine flu scare amid lack of protection mechanism
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Feb 25: The deadly outbreak of swine flu in Kashmir has caught the people across the valley by extreme panic. With the non availability of H1N1 protective stuff in the valley hospitals and drug stores, people are caught in the grip of intense scare. The valley has been facing an acute shortage of H1N1 vaccines and N93/N95 masks leaving most of the people to cover their faces with whatsoever stuff they find particularly the ordinary masks which according to health experts do not provide a person with the protection against the virus. While the N93/N95 masks can provide more than 90 percent protection from the virus the vaccine can give only 80 percent protection against the disease. So far the deadly outbreak has claimed at least 7 lives in the valley and scores have tested pos...
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Encounter in south Kashmir
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Feb 24: An encounter broke out today between security forces and militants in south Kashmir's Shopian district, police said. After getting input about the presence of militants in Hef Shermal area of Shopian, a joint team of police and Army began a search operation in the area. During the operation, the hiding militants opened fire prompting retaliation from security forces, police said. Firing was going on as the last reports came in, the police said, adding, so far no casualty has been reported....
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BOSE remains headless,exams on cards
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Feb 23: The state Board of School Education (BOSE) is still without a chairman and secretary, even as examinations for Class 10 and 12 are few days away. According to a temporary arrangement, either of the posts has been bestowed to a low ranking officer. “As per BOSE guidelines, a chairman has to have a doctorate. However, joint secretary (secrecy), without having requisite qualification, has been assigned to manage the posts with specific powers. It’s shame because there is no scarcity of meritorious officials in the state. It has badly affected the overall functioning, especially as examination sessions in both Kashmir and Jammu provinces are just days away,” official sources told Kashmir Reader on Sunday. In the absence of a chairman and secretary, the policy matters, dep...
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Health officials should be booked for criminal negligence: DAK
Will file a PIL in this regard
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR Feb 23: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Monday alleged that health officials were responsible for six swine flu (H1N1) deaths in the valley which could have been prevented by pre-emptive measures. In a statement to KNS President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan said, “Health officials should be booked for criminal negligence as they abdicated their moral and legal duty of protecting human lives. Center for disease control and prevention’s influenza division had warned states that this seasons flu could be “most severe than most” and health officials in valley slept over it and this act of omission is responsible for H1N1 deaths.” “Health officials concealed H1N1 positive cases and did not disseminate information to public which resulted in spread of disease and deaths. Doctors were not...
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Army remembers Imtiyaz thokar, Sena medal
KT NEWS SERVICE
Srinagar, Feb 23 (KNS): The Army remembered Shaheed Paratrooper Imtiyaz Thokar, Sena Medal of Krewa Manloo who made the supreme sacrifice to ensure peace and freedom of his Mother land. As the saying goes martyrs are “Sada Hazir” - always present amongst us and guide us to follow the path of righteousness. Shaheed Imtiyaz Thokar, Sena Medal was born on 14 Jun 1988 and at a young age completed the toughest challenge of being a Paratrooper in the Special Forces of Indian Army. During an intense encounter at Sopore in Feb 2010, the tough, brave and dedicated soldier fought bravely and eliminated three hardcore terrorists and in the ensuing firefight made the supreme sacrifice to save civilians (his brothers and sisters) from the clutches of the terrorists at the encounter site. The martyr ...
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NC-Cong destroyed state institutions: BJP
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Feb 23 : Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) Monday said that it would restore all the institutions in the state which were “destroyed” by the erstwhile NC-Congress regime in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement to KNS, BJP spokesman Khaild Jehangir said, “BJP is committed to restore the pristine glory of all the institutions in the state which were marginalized by the previous regime.” Jehangir alleged that NC-Cong regime made a “mockery” of the major institutions from 2008 to 2014. “Governments come and go but institutions are an identity of the state. Unfortunately previous regime did not pay much heed towards strengthening these institutions and played politics over these. At present many commissions have become defunct as the Omar Abdullah led government failed to appoint heads of t...
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