Outrage against Bandipora minor’s rape
For the second consecutive day, the protests against the rape of a three-year-old girl in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district continued on Monday with students, layers, locals residents taking to the streets, demanding stringent punishment against the culprit.Besides, a complete shutdown was observed across the Valley today to mark a protest against the incident. Scores of youth were injured, one of them critically, in violent protests in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.Reports said that massive protests erupted in Chenbal area of Pattan today morning with youth clashing with the security forces.They said that the forces resorting to tear gas shelling after the protesters pelted them with stones, resulting in injuries to over 12 youth.One among them, identified as Arshid Ahmad Dar, was hit by a tear gas shell in his head following which he was rushed to Srinagar in critical condition.Clashes also broke out in Sopore after the students took to the streets there to protests against the Bandipora incident.
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.
Construction of 500-bedded Children hospital in full swing
The state government has accorded sanction to conversion of 200 bedded maternity and 300 bedded pediatrics hospital at Bemina into a 500 bedded pediatric hospital. The 70-Cr project will improve the existing tertiary healthcare infrastructure. Once completed, the hospital will reduce patient rush at GB Pant.