Promotion of menstrual hygiene in Kashmir goes slack
Government plans to promote menstrual hygiene among the adolescent girls of Indian-administered Kashmir had gone slack as subsidized sanitary napkins lie undistributed in godowns. Peerzada Arshad Hamid reports.
Cramped treatment unit in worst affected zone
Two small rooms inside a hospital serve as Treatment Unit for tuberculosis in Shopian, the most impacted district in Kashmir, leaving the staff and patients struggle for space amid cartons of medications, and jars of laboratory chemicals. Peerzada Arshad Hamid reports.
Also read: TB Campaign on
Changed Wullar a flood threat
Encroachments and siltation of the largest fresh water lake in India, and the government apathy is threatening a major flood in Kashmir. Haroon Mirani reports.
Also read: Dying Wullar
Chestnuts in troubled waters
TB Awareness still a challenge in Kashmir
Indian administered Kashmir fares better in the execution of Revised National TB control Programme in the country, but overcoming misconceptions about the dreaded disease is still a challenge that hampers its control. Peerzada Arshad Hamid reports.
View pictures of Forest officials raiding Pahlagam Development Authority owned golf course to recover felled pines buried underground.
Summers of discontent
For the third consecutive year in 2010, Indian administered Kashmir witnessed a tumultuous summer. Peerzada Arshad Hamid revisits the hot summers of Kashmir.
Police chief admits presence of torture camps
Kashmir's police chief fumbles in a interview with BBC World Service radio almost admitting to the presence of torture camps in Kashmir. Shahnawaz Khan reports.
Kashmir's last cinema
The only functional cinema hall in Srinagar, the Neelam cinema looks more like a war torn military post, with coils of razor wire and bunkers. Nusrat Ara visits the hall on a quiet Sunday
When a movie inspired Kashmir rebellion
In Kashmir 1931 is remembered for the first rebellion against monarchy in recent history. The same year, in Libya, rebel leader Omar Mukhtar was hanged by Italian colonists. A half a century later, a Hollywood movie on Omar Mukhtar, stoked a fresh rebellion in Kashmir. Faisul Yaseen reports.
No ambulance for Kashmir's injured
In Indian administered Kashmir, where thousands of small and big blasts have caused tens of thousands of casualties, the state healthcare system boasts of one ambulance, mostly attached with the state head.
For the rest of folk there are a few carrier vans disguised as ambulances, most of which lack even basic emergency facilities.
Peerzada Arshad Hamid reports.
Kashmir saffron losing ground
The slopes of Pampore, a town on the banks of river Jehlum in Indian administered Kashmir, are struggling to preserve its prized possession - Saffron, the costliest spice in the world. The karevas that once produced upto 16 metric tones of Saffron each year are left with a 6 metric tonnes annual production. Nusrat Ara reports.
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