In last two days 14 people including six civilians and eight militants were killed in Srinagar and south Kashmir. On Sunday Hizb militant Saddam Padder, along with four of his associates, including a day-old KU-Assistant Professor-turned-militant, were killed in an encounter in Badigam village of Shopian district. At least five civilians were also killed in clashes at several places in South Kashmir while dozens of others were injured. Three militants and a civilian were killed in an encounter and clashes in Chattabal area of Srinagar on Saturday.Since April 1, 24 civilians, 28 militants and eight troopers were killed in as many a dozen odd incidents of encounters and shootouts.
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.