Highest number of MCC violations from JK
The highest number of violations of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) has been reported from Jammu and Kashmir since the code came into effect last month in view of the Lok Sabha elections.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) implemented MCC on March 11, when dates for the elections were announced. Till now 112 cases of violation of the Code across India have come before the commission.
In J&K, which recorded the highest number of such cases, the violations majorly included government employees participating in election rallies, transfers in administration, and cash-for-votes, wherein people were paid to cast their votes in favour of a particular candidate.Most of these violations have been reported from Jammu where ECI noted 19 cases while the rest were reported from Kashmir.
River Jehlum has turned into a sewer for Srinagar. Most drains empty into this water-body that flows through Kashmir. The water is polluted to the extent that people are not even ready to bath in it. Once used to drink and ablute, the water in Jhelum is full of slit and trash. Besides sewage, plastic pollution is also heavily impacting this prized water body.
Kashmir’s own `Padman’
Civil engineer sets up organic sanitary pad unit to promote safety alongside menstrual hygiene
Pained by this phenomenon, Aaqib, a 27-year-old youth decided to embark on a mission to manufacture organic and eco-friendly napkins to promote safety alongside the menstrual hygiene among women.
After a year of research, his efforts shaped into reality. He started his own sanitary napkin unit under the brand name ‘SEHA’ (An Arabic word for health) in April.
Achan giving up
Achan landfill site on Srinagar outskirts is running out of dumping space. In the next few months, as the final landfill site will be filled, a major issue is going to arise People living around Achan are breathing stench 24X7, as SMC looks the other way.