Alert! Love chicken? You might be vulnerable to diseases

Alert! Love chicken? You might be vulnerable to diseases

Experts say the chicken you eat from these places, especially the broiler variant, is often pumped with large amounts of antibiotics Since the birds are tightly packed in cages, the threat of infection always looms. Nearly 70 per cent of antibiotics vital for fighting infections in humans are sold for use in meat and dairy production. Poultry injected with growth hormone despite ban imposed by Centre Even a bird’s-eye view of certain poultry farms in Haryana reveals a tale of cruelty and hazardous practices, was found. Experts say the chicken…

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Waqf Board imposed ban on priests from collecting offerings in Kashmir shrines

Waqf Board imposed ban on priests from collecting offerings in Kashmir shrines

The Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board has imposed a ban on priests from collecting offerings from people in major shrines and mosques managed by the board. Priests and ‘peers’ (faith healers) were not allowed to sit and collect offerings in some shrines of Kashmir on Thursday which they would otherwise do at designated spots like windows and doors of the shrines. “We have put the ban into action…It was the demand of people. There were grievances by people. The ban is being enforced in every shrine,” said chairperson of J&K…

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Back-door Voters: J&K parties say ploy to alter region’s demography, Farooq Abdullah seeks all-party meet

Back-door Voters: J&K parties say ploy to alter region's demography, Farooq Abdullah seeks all-party meet

Chief electoral officer Hirdesh Kumar Singh told reporters on Wednesday that the ongoing special summary revision of electoral rolls is likely to add around 2.5 million voters The development comes after Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti earlier in the day requested Abdullah for the meeting to discuss the next course of action following the J&K administration’s announcement The proposed addition of 2.5 million names to the electoral rolls in Jammu and Kashmir stirred a political hornet’s nest on Thursday, with local parties saying it was a ploy to alter…

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25 Lakh non-locals eligible to vote in J&K Assembly elections; Opposition slams move

25 Lakh non-locals eligible to vote in J&K Assembly elections; Opposition slams move

“The real aim is to continue ruling J&K with an iron fist to disempower locals,” tweeted PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti. Jammu and Kashmir Union Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Hirdesh Kumar on Wednesday said non-locals can now vote in the assembly elections in the Union Territory and about 25 lakh new voters are likely to be added to the voter’s list. “After the abrogation of Article 370, many people who were not enlisted as voters in the erstwhile J&K state are now eligible to vote and can be added to the…

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Syed Salahuddin’s son, Bitta Karate’s wife among four JK employees dismissed from service

Syed Salahuddin's son, among four JK employees dismissed from service

The Jammu and Kashmir Administration on Saturday sacked its four employees, including son of Syed Salahuddin, the chief of banned Hizbul Mujahideen, and the wife of terror-funding accused Bitta Karate, officials said. All the four employees were dismissed from service under Article 311 of the Constitution which enables the government to sack its employees without an inquiry. Farooq Ahmed Dar, alias Bitta Karate, is currently in judicial custody in terror-funding cases, officials said. His wife Assabah-ul-Arjamand Khan, a Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Services officer, was posted in the Directorate of…

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‘Line through our hearts’: Teetwal a Kashmir village post 75 years partition

'Line through our hearts': Teetwal a Kashmir village, 75 years after partition

By:  Fayaz Bukhari & Gibran Naiyyar Peshimam A roaring Himalayan river and one of the world’s most militarised borders separate the Khokhar family in Kashmir, a mountainous region divided between India and Pakistan – arch rivals that gained independence from Britain 75 years ago. Abdul Rashid Khokhar lives on the Indian side, in the village of Teetwal. Across the fast-flowing waters of the Neelum River, also known as the Kishanganga, his nephews – Javed Iqbal Khokhar and Muneer Hussain Khokhar – run small stores in the hamlet of Chilehana in…

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Timeline: 75 years of partition and India-Pakistan tensions

India and Pakistan were born 75 years ago out of a bloody division of the Indian subcontinent by the colonial British. India and Pakistan were born 75 years ago out of a bloody division of the subcontinent by the colonial British, an event commonly referred to as partition. Today, the two nuclear powers are deeply troubled neighbours, at odds mainly over the disputed territory of Kashmir. Here are key dates in the fraught relations of the nuclear-armed rivals: 1947: Partition of India Overnight on August 14-15, 1947, Lord Louis Mountbatten,…

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Policeman injured when militants strike at police party in Bijbehara

Policeman injured when militants strike at police party in Bijbehara

In the latest attack ahead of the Independence Day, militants on Friday afternoon fired at a police party in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. A policeman identified as Ghulam Qadir was injured in the firiing. Militants fired upon the joint naka party of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Bijbehara, according to police. “In this terror incident, one police personnel got injured. He was evacuated immediately to a hospital for treatment,” said the police. It added that the area has been cordoned off and…

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Unknown gunmen killed migrant labourer in Sumbal Bandipore

Unknown gunmen killed migrant labourer in Sumbal Bandipore

A migrant labourer from Bihar was shot dead by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipore, police said today. The attack took place around midnight at Soadnara Sumbal in Bandipore. After being shot, Mohd Amrez, a resident of Bihar’s Madhepura, was rushed to the hospital where the doctors declared him dead on arrival. “During intervening night, terrorists fired upon & injured one migrant labourer Mohd Amrez, r/o Madhepura, Besarh, Bihar at Soadnara Sumbal, Bandipora. He was shifted to hospital for treatment where he succumbed,” tweeted Kashmir Zone police. This comes a…

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2022 Amarnath Yatra concludes, 300000 pilgrims took part

2022 Amarnath Yatra concludes, 300000 pilgrims took part

The Amarnath Yatra concluded on Thursday, with over 300,000 people taking part in the annual pilgrimage, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha said. The annual 43-day yatra commenced on June 30 from the twin base camps — traditional 48-km Nunwan-Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag and 14-km shorter Baltal in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal. “It is the call of faith, an unflinching faith, that draws Lord Shiva’s devotees to the shrine every year. Deep inside, everyone knows that they may not return home yet they undertake the arduous trek, overcoming all…

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