Youth battling colon cancer volunteers to help victims at SMHS

Youth battling colon cancer volunteers to help victims at SMHS

SRINAGAR: For the last 14 days, Afaq Rashid (29), a colon cancer patient, has been volunteering at the SMHS Hospital here to take the injured to the wards, procure medicines for the needy, and distribute food among the attendants. On Friday, he had to move from one ward to another for his much-needed blood infusion, […]

‘First patient to have pellets in heart’ is 13 years old

‘First patient to have pellets  in heart’ is 13 years old

SRINAGAR: 13-year-old Mir M Arafat has been lying unconscious inside the ICU of SMHS hospital since Tuesday evening. Two oxygen lines are keeping him alive. His torso, perforated with pellets, is enmeshed in wires that show on a screen his pulse rate and blood pressure. A number of such patients in the hospital are lying […]

At SKIMS Bemina, victims narrate tales of horror

At SKIMS Bemina, victims narrate tales of horror

SRINAGAR: Inside the orthopedic ward of SKIMS Bemina, Mukhtar Ahmad Wagay, reclined on a bed, is yet to regain his senses properly.  His last memory is about offering prayers at a mosque in Anantnag, meeting his friends and fleeing after police opened fire on civilian protestors on Saturday. He does not remember anything else. When […]

2010 killings: Justice Koul Commission report yet to be made pubic

2010 killings: Justice Koul Commission report yet to be made pubic

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association (JKBA) on Thursday said the report of one man Justice Koul Commission that was appointed by the NC-led government after the state High Court directions to probe 2010 killings has not been made public so far. The High Court, in response to a petition filed by Jammu and Kashmir […]

Police unable to record all civilian deaths

Police unable to record all civilian deaths

SRINAGAR: The discrepancy in numbers of civilian deaths reported by the government and by the media is because many police stations have failed to register the civilian deaths in their records. The state government has been reporting 25 deaths while the media has put the number at 36, since the civilian uprising began on Friday […]

Pro-Burhan graffiti effaced

Pro-Burhan graffiti effaced

SRINAGAR: The pro-Burhan graffiti that has appeared in numerous places across the Kashmir Valley is being effaced by the state authorities, but more keeps coming up. At Lal Chowk in Srinagar, graffiti reading ‘Burhan still in our hearts’, ‘Burhan still alive’, ‘Leader of resistance, Burhan’ and ‘Burhan our hero’ has been scribbled over with black […]

Police hijack, vandalise Bijbehara family’s ambulance

Police hijack, vandalise Bijbehara family’s ambulance

SRINAGAR: Two policemen hijacked the ambulance and kept in the police control room for three hours the body of Amir Nazir Latoo, the young man who lost his life after being shot at in his hometown Bijbehara. Family members of Amir Nazir and of another Bijbehara youth, Sajad Ahmad Shah, who was critically injured in […]

Patients at SMHS told to buy medicines from market

Patients at SMHS told to buy medicines from market

SRINAGAR: In the first week of May 2016, the PDP-led government made an announcement that some 68 vital drugs like antibiotics and fluids would be freely available in hospitals. In the aftermath of Hizb commander Burhan Wani’s killing in which 30 civilians have been killed and more than 300 persons injured, patients at SMHS hospital […]

People respond to govt e-curfew with pro-Burhan graffiti

People respond to govt e-curfew with pro-Burhan graffiti

SRINAGAR: The massive outpouring of support for Burhan Wani in the form of funeral processions and protests, in which 21 civilians have been killed by government forces, prompted the government to block internet and public movement. The defiant public has responded by scribbling walls and public places with pro-Burhan graffiti. At the city center Lal […]

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