MOHAMMAD MAJID MALIK
DODA: A leopard entered in a remote village of Tipri Badanoo area of Thatri in Doda district and killed 5 sheep in the wee hours on Sunday. Reports said that five sheep were killed and four others were left injured by the leopard that sneaked into makeshift shed for the domestic animals of Mohammad Shafi Kumhar at village Tipri Badanoo, under the jurisdiction of Police station Thatri. The matter came into light on Sunday morning Kumhar and his family witnessed the mayhem. The villagers informed that four leopards were wandering in the area from the last two weeks due to which the people were in panic.
They appealed the administration and wildlife department to take immediate steps to control these wild beasts to stop any major incident.
Woman doctor awarded for donating blood for 53 times
Jammu: A woman doctor in Jammu and Kashmir has been honoured for donating blood for more than 50 times in three decades by an organisation which promotes such efforts.
A senior medical officer at Police Hospital, Jammu, Kiran Sharma, received the award from the Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohaematology (ISBTI) this month for her extraordinary contribution in the field of voluntary blood donation movement.
ISBTI was formed in 1972 after Indo-Pak war in 1971, to motivate people for voluntary blood donation in the country.
Sharma, the only woman among the 10 people who received the award, said she felt inner solace on all 53 times she had donated blood.
“I am donating blood for the past 30 years. I started in 1987 when I was a student,” she told PTI.
Born in Bhaderwah area of Doda district, Sharma received the award from ISBTI during its 42nd National Conference held at Kota in Rajasthan from Dec 8-10.
She said family issues had an impact on her to work for the humanity irrespective of cast, creed, colour and religion.
I feel satisfaction in social work and had voluntarily joined several non-government organisations for the betterment of the society.
Sharma also works as a volunteer with the All India Women Conference which helps destitute, abandoned and divorced women.