Unlock 2.0: Protecting Lives, Livelihood 

Unlock 2.0: Protecting Lives, Livelihood 

  Of late, there has been an increase in the number of coranavirus infections across Jammu and Kashmir. It has a debilitating impact on the lives of people and the economy.  Every day, the relatively higher number of Covid-19 cases are added up to the tally which has already surpassed 7500 mark while death toll crossed […]

Surge In Covid-19 Deaths

Surge In Covid-19 Deaths

Seventy two people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in the month of June alone while the positive cases neared 7500-mark. While over 100 people have died so far, more than 4600 cases were added during last 30 days. One of the reasons attributed to it is more testing. By the month end, nearly […]

Cyber Attack On PDD

Cyber Attack On PDD

Last week, the Power Development Department came under ‘cyber attack. The department is facing the risk of losing data of lakhs of consumers as a consequence of it. The attack has already left ‘Bijli Sahuliyat’ Application and other online services defunct for an unspecified period. One of the saving factors for the consumers and department […]

Transport Resumption: Vulnerability, Safety  

Transport Resumption: Vulnerability, Safety  

Transporters have been seeking resumption of commercial transportation while other sectors have been opened up following easing of the lockdown over covid-19.  The government has recently accepted their demand for a fare hike but they have been pushing for the resumption. The public transport has remained off the road since March 15 in the wake of lockdown […]

Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse

Drug abuse continues to be the biggest threat facing future generations of Jammu and Kashmir. Reports about the prevalence of the abuse among youth and school-going children are alarming. It is true that the abuse is a global health and social problem with conditions and causes that vary locally. It remains a prominent issue of […]

De-Notifying With Caution

De-Notifying With Caution

Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered de-notification for effective control of the COVID-19 infection, both in red zones and in their vicinity. It has called for ‘intensive testing’ using RTPCR testing between 14th to 21st day from the date of notification of a particular Zone. Testing of all vulnerable persons including those with co-morbidities, pregnant […]

Address Mental Issues

Address Mental Issues

History bears testimony that the pandemics take enormous toll on governments, finances, organizations, health care systems and people. The present covid-19 pandemic has already taken a huge, even though, invisible, toll on mental health. The lives have got disrupted, livelihoods of the people hurt or even destroyed. As a consequence, evidently, there is anxiety, fear, […]

Containing Covid-19 Cases By Finding Them

Containing Covid-19 Cases By Finding Them

  In little over 100 days after the first covid-19 case was reported, Jammu and Kashmir has passed grim milestone of 6000 cases. In fact, more 3000 cases were added after June 4, taking the tally of the infected people to 6088 as on June 22. A comparison of the official data as on June […]

Potholed Roads

Potholed Roads

Most of the roads across Kashmir Valley are riddled with potholes and some stretches can easily qualify as the worst. There are a whole host of problems that essentially are not impossible to address but difficult nevertheless.  Without any doubt, the severe winter conditions cause breaking up and shattering of the road surface due to […]

Solidarity Not Stigma

Solidarity Not Stigma

It has been more than three months since the first case of covid-19 was reported in Jammu and Kashmir. In all these days since March 9, there has been quite a change about the way to deal and fight with the covid-19. Since then, Drug firm Glenmark Pharmaceuticals announced launch of antiviral drug Favipiravir for the […]

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