Delhi hospital declares twins dead, family finds one alive on way to last rites

The newborn twins, born pre-mature, had been declared dead by a Max hospital in Shalimar Bagh. The parents, however, found later that one of the babies was breathing. In a case of alleged medical negligence, one of infant twins — born pre-mature and declared dead by Max hospital in Shalimar Bagh — was found to be alive by parents who were on their way to perform the last rites. The family has alleged that the hospital declared their alive newborn baby boy dead but they saw him move when they…

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As winter sets, security forces anticipate an increase in encounters with militants

As winter chill has gripped Kashmir and electricity is playing hide and seek, it is a struggle of sorts for people living in the landlocked region these days. But the situation is even worse for militants. Isolated places, like under-construction buildings, orchards and forests, which served as a safe haven during summers, have turned uninhabitable due to sub-zero temperatures. With the winter setting in and snow expected to fall in Kashmir in the second week of this month, security forces are anticipating an increase in encounters since militants, according to…

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Cold wave sweeps Kashmir, At minus 11.3 Leh coldest place in J&K

Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir was the coldest recorded place in the state as the mercury settled several degrees below the freezing point there. Most places in the Valley also witnessing a decrease in the night temperature. Leh town recorded a low of minus 11.3 degrees Celsius, down nearly two degrees from the previous night’s minus 9.4 degrees Celsius, an official of the MET department here said. He said the nearby Kargil town, also witnessed a slight drop in the night temperature as the mercury there settled…

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Reliance Jio ‘Fleecing’ customers; Subscribers aghast

The private cellular company, Reliance Jio, faced an ugly situation in Srinagar on Wednesday when hundreds of consumers stormed into the local office at Rajbagh locality accusing it of fleecing them. The officials in the company acted like “brokers” and without listening to the grievances of the consumers suggested them to change from post-paid to pre-paid mode, the consumers said One of the consumers who introduced himself as Ghulam Mohd said he opted for Jio on October 19, 2017 and paid a sum of Rs.550 to the company with a…

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Governor, CM extend Eid-e-Milad greetings, Prayers, Processions to mark celebrations

Religious processions, special prayer meetings, Seerat Conferences are being held in the state to celebrate Eid-i-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW), the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), on Friday. The biggest congregation will be held at Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar, where devotees in large numbers are expected to offer prayers and have a glimpse of the holy relic of the Prophet (SAW). As per officials, zuhr (afternoon prayers) will be offered at 2 pm at the shrine on Friday. Hundreds of devotees offered prayers at the shrine and mosques across the Valley…

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West Pak refugees bear brunt of BJP infighting

West Pakistani refugees have been bearing the brunt of the infighting in the state unit of the BJP as a group within the party is apathetic towards the problems of the ‘state-less’ lot. As nearly 1.5 lakh West Pakistani refugees, living in different parts of the Jammu region, are being deprived of participating in the panchayat, local urban bodies and Assembly elections, a group within the BJP was of the opinion that there was no reason to take a tough stand for these ‘non-voters’. Highly placed sources said during the…

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UP civic poll results today; Test for Yogi government, make or break for SP, BSP

While victory in some corporations could act as a morale booster for Congress ahead of the Gujarat elections, wins at some places could signal a comeback for the SP which was humbled by the BJP in the assembly polls. The results of the Uttar Pradesh civic body polls, which began on November 22, will be announced on Friday, and will be seen as a referendum on Yogi Adityanath government’s performance in the last seven months. The counting for all 652 local urban bodies, including 16 nagar nigams began at 334…

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In exile, Kashmiri Pandits making efforts to save Kashmiri Language

1,000 children attending workshops to learn language since 2016 In exile, the mother tongue of Kashmiri Pandits is facing a threat of extinction, but efforts by some social activists are bearing fruit as Pandit children born in Jammu are coming forward to learn Kashmiri. In the last one year, workshops teaching Kashmiri culture and traditions have seen an increased participation from Pandit children. The workshops have been focusing on children between the age group of 4 and 14. Nearly 1,000 children have taken part in the programme since 2016 when…

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Long lasting conflict in Kashmir is a big hurdle for economic growth: Ambassador Sabit Subasic

Youth in Kashmir are capable to select the best leaders: Ambassador Sabit Subasic  Bosnia and Herzegovinian Ambassador Dr. Sabit Subasic believes the intractable conflict in Kashmir valley has drastically affected the state’s economic growth and that the tourism sector has been a victim of negative publicity. Dr. Subasic spoke about his impressions from his recent visit to the state. What was purpose of your visit to Kashmir? Jammu Kashmir is a state in India that I had never visited. Being ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH), it is my duty…

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Variation in drug prices leaves patients in a fix

Pharmacies in govt hospitals charging more than those in markets Variation in the prices of medicines at private medical shops and government-approved shops on the premises of the Government Medical College and Hospital has left the patients in a fix. The health sector of the state, which is already facing controversy for not providing due healthcare to the needy in all hospitals, is now ‘looting’ patients. Mohinder Datta, a patient who purchased Enclex 60, manufactured by Cipla, from government-run Sanyog Pharmacy, a unit of Sanyog Enterprises Private Limited, at the…

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