Drug Addiction: Over 6 lakh Kashmiris affected

Drug Addiction: Over 6 lakh Kashmiris affected

Drug addiction in Kashmir is increasing at an alarming rate with 10-15 new drug abusers – mostly heroin abusers – brought to hospitals every day while a survey carried by the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre of AIIMS on the magnitude of substance use in India placed J&K on 5th spot and claimed that over 6 lakh people in the Union Territory were affected by drug abuse. A psychiatrist at the Institute of Mental Health said that on an average over 50 drug addiction cases are received every day, which…

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Kashmiri Zaitoon: How olive cultivation in Uri is transforming the lives farmers

Kashmiri Zaitoon: How olive cultivation in Uri is transforming the lives farmers

In Kashmir, cultivation of olive is done in Uri owing to favourable weather conditions and soil quality there By: Indra Shekhar Singh Can your next bottle of extra virgin olive oil come from Kashmir? Hidden in the mountainous region of Uri, Kashmir has a tree that can help end India’s search for a healthier edible oil. This tree has whitish barks, small elongated leaves and gives green fruits each December. It is olive, which is called zaitoon in Urdu. And while Indians are spending top dollar (about $29 million) on…

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‘Exceptional’ arrangements put in place for 43 day long Amarnath Yatra by J&K Govt

‘Exceptional’ arrangements put in place for 43 day long Amarnath Yatra by J&K Govt

The 43-day-long Amarnathji pilgrimage, being held after a gap of two years, is scheduled to commence on June 30 with excellent and exemplary arrangements put in place by J&K Government. The government is committed to provide the best facilities for Yatris. Improvements have been made in the arrangements as compared to previous years. All necessary facilities, including traffic management, health, communication, water sanitation are in place. J&K Government has accorded top priority to provide quality healthcare to the pilgrims coming for the Amarnath Yatra 2022. A coordinated heath care is…

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COVID-19: 56 fresh cases, one death reported in J&K

COVID-19: 56 fresh cases, one death reported in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 56 fresh Covid cases, taking the number of infected persons to 454698, while one person died in Jammu division due to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said. Of the new cases, 43 were from the Jammu division and 13 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, Officials said. There are 321 active cases in the union territory while the number of recoveries so far has been 449721, officials said. 28 Covid-19 patients recovered today, 18 from Jammu division and 10…

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