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Srinagar August 18: One person died and three others were injured in different road accident across the valley. A Wagon-R bearing registration number Jk01R/8529 hit and injured 45 years old Haleema Banoo wife of Basher Ahmad Dar resident of Ratnag at Ratnag, in the jurisdiction of Police station Lalpora, Kupwara. She was shifted to Sub district Hospital Kupwara where she succumbed to her injuries. Lalpora Police has registered a case in this regard. Meanwhile, an Alto car bearing registration number Jk01B/0185 met with an accident at Turigam, in the jurisdiction of Police station Yaripora, resulting in injuries to two persons who were travelling in it. Both the injured were shifted to hospital for treatment. Yaripora police has registered a case in this regard. In another accident, a Maruti Car bearing registration number Jk01D/6669 hit and injured a pedestrian near Dhobiwan crossing, in the jurisdiction of police station Kunzar.The injured was shifted to hospital for treatment. Kunzar police has registered a case in this regard.

Suspicious death in Budgam Srinagar August 18: Last evening, 27 years old Sonu Singh son of Darampal Singh resident of Buta Mandi Jalandhar, Punjab was brought to Sub district Hospital, Magam where doctors declared him brought dead. Budgam Police has initiated inquest proceedings under section 174 Cr.PC to ascertain the cause of the death.

Girl attempts to end life in Kupwara Srinagar August 18: A 16 years old Girl (name withheld) and resident of Trehgam, in an attempt to end her life consumed some poisonous substance at her home. The girl was immediately shifted to Sub District Hospital, Kupwara for treatment. Trehgam police has registered a case in this regard.

Man injured in bear attack Srinagar August 18: A 37 years old Mohammad Ashraf Chopan son of Mohammad Ramzan resident of Midoora, Tral was attacked and critically injured by a bear near his residence. He was shifted to hospital for treatment.

Man drowned in Sindh river Srinagar August 18: Soney Rathi resident of Haryana was drowned in the river Sindh near Gagangeer Park, in the jurisdiction of Police Station Gund, Ganderbal. Efforts are on to fish out the body.

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Visits flood affected areas

Army today said, Pakistan is making a serious mistake by ceasefire violations and a befitting reply would be given with full force at the time and place of its choice. General Officer Commanding, 25 Infantry Division, Major General V P Singh was replying to volley of questions about what strong message he wants to convey to Pakistan with regard to increase in ceasefire violations, cross border firing and Border Action Team(BAT) attack on forward Indian posts along LoC in Poonch.

Brigade Commander, 120 Infantry Brigade, A. Sengupta said, Army has inputs about Pakistan trying to engineer more BAT attacks along the border. He said, Army is ready for any such attack. Pakistan resorted to three ceasefire violations in the last 24 hours the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. In Kashmir, Army foiled an infiltration bid in Keran sector of Kupwara district in the wee hours today. Army sources said that alert troops after noticing suspicious movement challenged the militants triggering an exchange of firing be-

tween the two sides. It lasted for nearly three hours. The militants apparently crossed back to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops fired on Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, forcing Indian troops to retaliate. Defence spokesman S.N. Acharya said Pakistani troops started unprovoked firing on Indian forward posts in Mendhar sector at 1405 hrs today using automatic weapons and mortars. Indian troops retaliated effectively. The firing

NC alleges Mehbooba praised Modi Srinagar, August 18: Calling Chief Minister Omar Abdullah a ‘champion of people’s rights’ and a ‘harbinger of peace and prosperity’ to the state, the National Conference today said that it has again been proved by him while handling the sensitive situation in the wake of unfortunate Kishtwar incidents and in restoring peace and normalcy in the state. Lashing out at the opposition BJP and PDP for politicizing the Kishtawar issue for petty political gains, Tanvir Sadiq Political Secretary to Omar Abdullah, today said that this is in fact an

indication of their ‘frustration and desperation’. Addressing scores of youth activists of PDP and other parties from Sonawari of North Kashmir who joined National Conference, Tanvir said, “Arun Jaitley and Mehbooba Mufti wanted to repeat the 2008 situation and divide the people on religion and regional lines. But the situation was saved by Omar Abdullah’s administrative and political leadership acumen which was eloquently on display throughout the whole crisis.” “He not only led these initiatives but instituted a non partisan all party

consensus on a need to evolve a mechanism that would contain riots,” he added. Calling PDP an offshoot of BJP like RSS, Banrag Dal and VHP the Political secretary said “The Praises that she showered on Modi, the close proximity of their patron had with Jagmohan substantiates our point.” Recalling the transcript of the NIC meeting the political secretary said, “Anyone can check the transcript of the NIC meeting and see for themselves how she had referred about her businessman friend from Chennai, and the See NC on Pg. 7

‘Victim compensation Geelani scheme framed as per denounces Apex Court orders’ fresh

Srinagar, August 18:

Responding to the comments made by some political parties and other organizations about the revision under the victim compensation scheme notified by the Government carried in a section of Press, the Spokesman of the Home Department clarified that the Supreme Court of India in the case of Laxmi (minor) Vs Union of India and others, inter-alia, directed the Union Government/State Govern-

ments to formulate Victim Compensation Schemes as per the provisions of Section 357-A of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 Act (Amendment Act, 2008) for providing funds for purposes of compensation to the victim or his dependents who have suffered loss or injury as a result of crime and who require rehabilitation, in particular acid attack victims. Pursuant to the orders of the Apex Court, the preparation of Scheme See Compensation on Pg. 7

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Srinagar, August 18: Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani Sunday strongly criticized the police for their fresh arrest drive against youth in Shopian and Baramulla district and alleged that police has created a state of fear and chaos in nook and corner of the valley. Denouncing the police action against youth, Geelani said police have proved See Geelani on Pg. 7

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between the two sides was still going on when reports last came in. Earlier, last night Pakistani troops fired on Indian forward posts along the LoC in Krishna Ghati, Balakote and Hamirpur belts of Poonch district. The firing which was started by Pak troops around 2345 hours last night continued till morning. However, there was no loss of life on the Indian side.

Omar’s utterances regarding discriminatory attitude beyond truth

Centre must start sustained dialogue with Kashmiris: Mani Shankar Aiyar New Delhi, August 18: Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar Sunday said that what Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah claimed in his I-Day speech is not all correct. “New Delhi is not giving a different treatment to Jammu and Kashmir but it is true that people of Kashmir have such feel-

ings and the Government of India must take proper

measure to bridge the gap between Kashmir and India,” Aiyar told Srinagar based news gathering agency CNS adding that Hindu fascist parties are hell-bent to divide people of Jammu and Kashmir on communal lines. He said what Omar Abdullah has said is not correct. “New Delhi is not treating Kashmir differently but See Centre on Pg. 7

Army claims foiling Dr Jalal buried in Pampore Tearful sendoff by infiltration bid in Kupwara Srinagar, August 18: Army on Sunday foiled an infiltration bid by militants near the Line of Control in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir but there was no report of any casualty. "Alert troops noticed movement of heavily armed militants along the Line of Control in Keran sector of Kupwara at around 2.30

am. The militants were challenged, triggering off exchange of firing between the two sides," an army official said. "We are not leaving anything to chance and combing operations are going on in the area. So far no recoveries have been made from the scene of the gun battle," he said. The official said there were See Kupwara on Pg. 7

thousands of mourners

Srinagar, August 18: Renowned cardiologist Dr Jalal who passed away on Saturday at AIIMS in New Delhi was buried amid the presence of hundreds of people at his ancestral grave yard located in South Kashmir’s Pampore town. Hundreds of people participated in his funeral proces-

sion. Dr Jalal was a protected See Dr. Jalal on Pg. 7

Heartiest Congratulations

Jenab Ghulam Nabi Azad Hon’ble Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare

“The Most Popular Union Health Minister since 1947” A common man from village sotti J&K state, who rose to become the light house of wisdom for the people of the country. The nation is proud of your dynamism and vision Sir. May Almighty give you the strength to lead us and serve humanity for eternity.

Appeal people to maintain communal amity Kishtwar, August 18: To take stock of prevailing situation in Kishtwar, a ministerial team comprising Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand, Minister for Rural Development, Ali Mohammad Sagar, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Sharma and Minister for Transport and CA&PD, Choudhary Ramzan, visited the town. The team had detailed meeting with both the communities who high-

lighted various issues and demands seeking consideration of the Government. The Ministers emphasized upon members of both the communities to strive hard and work for communal harmony in the region. They assured both the communities that an impartial judicial probe will be held and mischievous elements responsible for violence would be brought to book. They also assured the people that all their grievances will be looked into for

redressal. Meanwhile, the team also conducted a tour of the town to take stock of damage caused the people and their property due to recent disturbance in the area. Regarding lack of essential commodities in certain areas especially farflung areas, the Ministers directed the officials to replenish the stock of ration and other essentials in these areas. Referring to the issue of absence of teachers See Ministers on Pg. 7

Abdul Majid Wani Hon’ble Minister for Public Works Department, R&B and Mechanical Department State of Jammu and Kashmir

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the fact is that Kashmiri people think so. Omar Abdullah might have his own thesis for claiming so. It is true that New Delhi should create such an atmosphere that people of Kashmir themselves feel that they are part of India,” he said. He said that it is true that there is deep alienation and people of Kashmir have negative feelings about India. “The report submitted by Interlocutors was not taken into consideration and there is a need that Government of India must engage Kashmiri separatists seriously so that the roots of alienation could be weed out,” he said. Senior Congress leader said that instead of harping that Kashmir is an integral part of India we should take some measure steps so that Kashmiri people feel that they are part of India. “There is a need to ponder over the fact that why people of Kashmir feel that they are not part of India. Such feelings arise only when there is something wrong on the ground. New Delhi must take steps to make Kashmiri people feel that they are part of the system,” Aiyar told CNS. Criticizing the role of Bajrang Dal, VHP and other Hindu fascist parties, Mani Shankar Aiyar said that all their efforts to disrupt peace in Kishtwar failed. “People of Jammu and Kashmir believe in harmony and amity and they showed to these communal forces that they are one and don’t believe in their dirty politics,” he said.

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no casualties reported in the operation. Infiltration has been on the rise since the month of June this year as security officials believe that the handlers of militants in PoK are trying to push in as many ultras as possible to replace the cadres eliminated by security forces. Army has said it has killed 28 militants in counterinsurgency operations since 24th June this year in Kashmir valley. Meanwhile, security forces have launched a cordon and search operation on Sunday morning in Handwara area of Kupwara, 85 kms from Srinagar, following presence of militants in the area, police said. The search operations were going on till reports last came in, the police said.

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person who was shot along with his two personal security guards by some unidentified person but the state police claimed that militants shot Jalal. The two guards later succumbed to their injuries leaving Dr Jalal critically wounded. He was rushed to SKIMS where he was operated upon and later on shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi. Dr Jalal had lost his vision in the attack. Dr Jalal-ud-Din served as director SKIMS from 2005 till 2007. Earlier, the body of Dr Jalal was flown from New Delhi to Srinagar. The body was taken to his home town amid tight security. Hundreds of people including mainstream leaders and separatists had already reached Pampore to participate in his last rites. Prominent amoung them was form Minister of State for Home Nasir Aslam Wani, Tehreek-i-Hurriyat spokesperson Dr G.M.Ganai, Liberation Front Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik and MLA Pampore Zahoor Ahmed Mir. Leading doctors from Valley too participated in his last rites. Soon after the funeral procession, Liberation Front Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik said that the death of Jalal is a great loss to the State especially for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “Such doctors can’t be found everywhere and I am deeply shocked over his death,” Malik said.

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solution to his problems to do business in Gujarat.” Tanvir said “She had, according to the transcript, while profusely praising the saffron leader said that Modi had within 10 minutes solved the problems. Even Sushma Swaraj had mentioned Mehbooba’s praise for Modi during her speech on the last day of the three-day 'Sadhbhavana' fast.” “It is proven beyond doubt that she thought of him as a role model and asked others to follow him. One shouldn’t have been surprised when she supported Arun Jaitley recently” he added. The political secretary said that “one can understand the frustration of PDP leadership for witnessing the success of the coalition government on the development front and progress on resolution of K-issue through dialogue and peaceful means as per the aspirations of people of the State, but one cannot comprehend PDP’s schizophrenic psyche of hate against the National Conference” Calling youth the future of a prosperous J&K state, Tanvir while congratulating the activist who joined NC said “National Conference under the dynamic leadership of Omar Abdullah is committed to ensure that youth are given an important and a positive role in shaping the state” Meanwhile, senior party leader and Minister for Higher Education Mohammad Akbar Lone while welcoming their joining, asked them to work closely to ensure polices and agenda of the party reach to the people. Besides others Prominent activist of PDP who joined are Hilal Ahmed Corihangi, Manzoor Ahmed Shah, Muzaffar Ahmed Malla, Tariq Ahmed, Javaid Ahmed Dar, Irfan Ahmed, Bashir Ahmed Leharwal, Mohammad Amin and Manzoor Ahmed Ganie.

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Daily Victim Compensation Scheme is aimed at providing financial help to the victims of crime for their treatment, after-care and rehabilitation etc. While the Scheme provides for payment of compensation to the victims of crime, at the same time, it does not absolve an offender of his crime and he has to be tried in accordance with law. Thus the Scheme envisages assistance to the victims of various crimes in their treatment, rehabilitation; reduce the recurrence of crime in the society and take action against the perpetrators of the crime in accordance with the law so as to bring them to justice.

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more callous than Indian forces. While stressing for immediate release of all political prisoners including youth, he said that substantial use of arbitrary powers and force are basic reason for uncertainty and political instability and instead of solving issues, make things more complicated. “In Shopian police ransacked residential houses and as public reported, a tear gas shell exploded in the house of Abdul Rasheed and caused a heavy damage to belongings and the religious literature. Local residents stated that though police was responsible for all this. However, instead of apologizing for their wrongdoings in contrast, police started a fresh arrest drive against youth and in retribution implicating sons of Abdul Ahad Para in fake and fabricated cases,” he alleged. “Police action has caused concern in Shopian town and civilians in the area are lamenting police for their highhandedness,” he added and expressed his concern over the series of arrests in Baramulla. “Police have launched a crackdown against youth and is hell-bent to tarnish the career and with the arrest their future becomes skeptical,” he said and warned authorities that this policy could in no way yield fruitful results. “In a civilized society every person has right to express opinion and no positive response and results can be expected while denying this or while resorting to suppressive measures by state authorities,” he said. The Hurriyat (G) chairman said that in the given situation, authorities should understand that reaction from the suppressed community is expected and incidents of stone pelting take place in the given context. “When birth rights of people are violated, the reaction in one form or the other is nothing new and is expected and Delhi and their local agencies should understand that policy of coercion cannot make people to surrender or compel to call off their struggle,” he said. Geelani while addressing the state police said that they should understand that Kashmir issue is a solid reality and as ‘compared to it the existence of police department is negligible’ “Even if every police personnel turns and acts as Qadir Ganderbali, they cannot change historical reality with regards to Kashmir issue. They are part of nation and society,” he said while commenting over the role played by state police and added that under all circumstances they are supposed to live within the society and with us. Geelani reiterated his demand and stressed for immediate release of arrested youth and added that Kashmir being a political issue and instead of using the force needs political measures for its peaceful solution.

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highlighted by the locals, the Deputy Chief Minister directed the District Magistrate to have random inspections in various schools and act strictly against the menace of absenteeism. Sham Lal Sharma directed the concerned officials to ensure adequate supply of drinking water to the people and the areas where there is extreme shortage besides pressing into service the water tankers.

Speaker visits flood affected areas of Eidgah Constituency

Srinagar, August 18: The Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Mr. Mubarak Gul today visited various flood affected areas included Safakadal and Khankisukta in Eidgah Constituency and took stock of situation arisen due to increase in water level in River Jehlum. A team of senior officers of district administration including District D e v e l o p m e n t Commissioner (DDC), Srinagar Mr. Farooq Ahmad Shah accompanied the Speaker during the tour. During visit to

Khankisakta, the people of the area met the Speaker and apprised him about the damages caused due to arise in water level in River Jehlum to their private property and Masjid Sharief. The Speaker gave them a patient hearing and directed the DDC, Srinagar to send a team of officers to assess the losses caused to property so that necessary financial assistance will be given to the affected families. He also assured the affected families that every possible help will be provided from the Government.

3-day training programme for polling officials concluded at Kargil

Kargil, August 18: The 3was mandatory for each State/Union Territory. Each day training programme State/Union territory was required to file a compliance for the officers and report before the Apex Court. Almost all States/Union officials to be deputed for Territories have notified their Victim Compensation election duty of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Schemes. Since the Central Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 is not Development Council applicable in the State of J&K, therefore, an analogous ( L A H D C ) K a r g i l , provision was inserted in J&K CrPC mandating the State scheduled to be held on Government to formulate a Scheme for purposes of A u g u s t 2 2 n d , 2 0 1 3 , providing compensation to the victims of crimes as per the concluded here today. During the training period, orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court. the presiding officers and Accordingly, the Victim Compensation Scheme was notified vide SRO 229 dated 23rd April, 2013. polling officers were Subsequently, pursuant to the directions of the State imparted training and get Cabinet, the rates of compensation have been revised. The acquainted about their

duties while deployed on election duty. Deputy Commissioner, Kargil Mr. Fida Hussain, who is also election authority for LAHDC, Kargil was also present on the concluding day of training programme. He instructed the polling officials for doing their duties conscientiously and fairly ensuring transparent and fairer elections and upholding the sanctity of election.

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Entrepreneurs have significant role in economic development, employment generation in State: G A Mir Srinagar, August 18: Highlighting the significance of Tourism and Education sectors for the overall development and prosperity of the State, Minister for Tourism, Mr. Ghulam Ahmad Mir said that nature has bestowed us with the enormous beauty of tourist destinations and paramount natural resources, saying that it is responsibility of one and all of us to contribute for their conservation and sustenance. He said tourism has pivotal role in the economic development of the State and peace is prerequisite for it.The Minister was addressing at a function organized to launch Hattrick Public School and pre- launch ceremony of Hattrick Resort at SKICC here today. Legislators, Mr. Nasir Aslam Wani, and Mtr. Shamima Firdous were also present on the occasion. The Minister underscored the need of

quality education, saying that the teachers should work with passion for imparting quality education and must inculcate moral and spiritual values among the students. He said the students also have to acquaint with modern trends and methods of education so that they are able to compete at national and international levels and made contributions for nation building. Referring to Tourism sector, Mr. Mir said that government has taken various initiatives for providing support and assistance to the investors through a single window system in the tourism sector and urged upon the venture capitalists to invest in the tourism sector so that socio-economic conditions of the people is made better, besides employment avenues are generated. He said that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is keen for

Manohar distributes relief among rain affected families

K a t h u a , A u g u s t 1 8 : in all the district of Jammu Minister of state for division. He added that Fisheries, Cooperatives, over 500 cases of house Finance and Planning, Dr collapse (partial and fully) Manohar Lal Sharma have been reported in distributed tents and ration district Kathua and efforts among the rain affected are on to give preliminary families here at Mandli of relief to the affected tehsil Billawar today. families. He called upon SDM Billawar Dr Vikas the revenue officials to Gupta, SDPO Basohli immediately complete the Rafiq Manhas, Tehsildar process of assessing the Billawar, Naib Tehsildar damages of the affected and staff of the revenue families so that appropridepartment were present ate relief can be given to on the occasion. the aggrieved families. He Dr Sharma distributed 110 assured the people that tents, 100 bags (of 50 kg) government will provide of rice among the families every possible help to the whose dwellings have rain and flood affected been damaged partially or families. completely in recent The Minister said that incessant rains. directions have been D r M a n o h a r, w h i l e issued to PWD, PHE and speaking on the occasion, Flood Control departinformed that Jammu ments to restore the division has witnessed facilities in the areas incessant rain during last affected by the heavy rains week causing damage to at the earliest. the houses of the people Dr Sharma disclosed that especially in hilly areas. affected families have He said government has been temporarily shifted to immediately mobilized the G o v e r n m e n t S c h o o l administrative machinery buildings, Panchayat to assess the damages Ghars and Common caused due to heavy rains Facility Centres safety.

LK Advani praises Narendra Modi, says BJP will secure a record victory in 2014 New Delhi: Narendra Shivraj Singh Chauhan Modi can breathe a sigh of had taken a backward state relief. Senior BJP leader on the path of growth. and party patriarch LK Recently too, on August Advani reportedly praised 15, Advani had taken a dig the party's poll panel chief at the Gujarat CM saying on Sunday. Advani said that Independence Day that the BJP was going in should not be a day when the right direction under people should criticise one the guidance of Modi, as another. This was seen to per reports. He is also be in reference to Modi supposed to have said that taking on Prime Minister BJP will secure a record Manmohan Singh and win in the 2014 General criticising the speech Elections. Though an d e l i v e r e d f r o m t h e official announcement has ramparts of the Red Fort. not been made, the Gujarat Meanwhile, exuding chief minister is increas- confidence, the Bharatiya ingly being viewed as the Janata Party said today BJP's prime ministerial that it was aiming to get candidate for 2014, both more than 272 Lok Sabha within his party and by the seats in the next General people of this country. Elections. Addressing Advani had resigned from party workers at a meeting all party posts after Modi held here to plan the was elevated as BJP's strategy for the elections campaign committee chief due next year, BJP in Goa conclave. Though President Rajnath Singh Advani did take back his said the party's mission resignation later on but he was getting 272 seats in the is still viewed as being n e x t e l e c t i o n s . " H e against Modi being given (Rajnath Singh) said our prominence in the party. mission is getting 272 plus Not too long ago he had on our own. BJP can s howered prai se on achieve this and with that Madhya Pradesh CM, confidence we are going to saying that Modi had t h e p e o p l e , " p a r t y developed an already spokesperson Prakash developed state but Javdekar told reporters.

creation and up-gradation of tourism infrastructure for provision of better facilities to the tourists visiting the State.Highlighting the role of entrepreneurs for generating employment avenues, Mr. Mir appreciated the efforts of Chowdary Group of Hattrick for extending various services to the people and urged upon the group to provide better services to the community at all levels and become the source of inspiration for the others who want to invest in private sector. Among others, Commissioner Secretary, Agriculture, Dr. Asgar Samoon, Chairman, Pollution Control Board, Mr. Vinod Ranjan, ADGP, Armed, Mr. S.M Sahai, IGP Traffic, Munir Ahmad Khan, Commr Commercial Taxes, Kifayat Hussain Rizvi, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mr. Farooq Ahmad Shah, Director Tourism, Talat Parvez, were present on the occasion.

Government of Jammu and Kashmir

Higher Education Department Civil Secretariat, Srinagar

Sub: Constitution of the District Level Committee for identification of the un-authorized private Colleges/educational institutions running in the State.

Public Notice

Whereas, a number of complaints have been received by the Higher Education Department regarding running of un-authorized institutions in the State; Whereas, on the basis of said complaints, the Government in Higher Education Department constituted district level committee vide Govt. Order N0.349-HE of 2012 dated 13-09-2012 in pursuance of section 17 of the J&K Private Colleges (Regulation & Control) Act, 2002 read with Rule 21 of the J&K Private Colleges (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2005 for identification of the un¬authorized private colleges/educational institutions running in the District or State with the following composition:1. Senior most Principal, Govt. Degree College in the District Chairman 2. Principal of the adjoining Govt. Degree College in the District Member (s) Whereas, these committees were impressed upon to identify and furnish the information in respect of the un-authorized private college/educational institutions falling within their territorial jurisdiction every year; Whereas, the said committees furnished the list of un-authorized institutions district-wise running in the State; Whereas, the said list of un-authorized institutions district-wise was published through print media for information of the public and the student community in particular; Whereas, a provision for filling objections, if any, with regard to publishing of name of his/her institutions shall represent to the Director Colleges, Higher Education Department within a period of 15 days from the date of publication of the notice and beyond that period no representation shall be entertained; Whereas, the department received 65 representations out of 236 institutions which were running un-authorizedly having requested for deletion of names of their institutions published in the local Dailies owing to the fact that they do not fall within the jurisdiction of Higher Education Department; Whereas, the said representations were examined in the Department and it was found that the name of these institutions were a typical error and has been decided to withdraw their names from the list of un-authorized institutions published in the local Dailies; Now, therefore, the names of the institutions (forming annexure-A) which were published in the daily Excelsior or 25-03-2013 & 26-03-2013 and daily Greater Kashmir, Srinagar on 28-03-2013 in the list of un-authorized institution shall be deemed to have been withdrawn.

Jammu Division S. No Name of Institution l ASL Kachi Chowni, Jammu. 2 VIT College, Rehari Chungi, Jammu 3 ARENA College, Luthra Building, Kachi Chowni, Jammu 4 Hind Institute of Information & Technology (HIIT)Shastri Nagar, Sanjay Chowk Jammu 5 KLIP,SIT, New Plot 293-A Last More, Sarwal, Jammu 6 NIIT, Academy, Gandhinagar, Jammu 7 NIIT, Academy, Rehari, Jammu 8 Master Mind, Exchange, Road, Jammu 9 Citizen College, 89-Shastri Nagar, Jammu 10 Care College, Exchange, Road, Jammu 11 ACHIEVERS Kachi Chowni, Jammu 12 NICE Tutorials, Exchange Road, Jammu 13 Mornmatin Kachi Chowni Jammu 14 Nice Computer, Chohalla, R.S. Pura 15 Kawa institute, 387-A Gandhinagar, Jammu 16 Kawa institute of Management & Teech, N.H. Bya Pass, Road, Jammu 17 Kawa Institute F-32, Exchange Road, Jammu 18 Kawa Institute Bari Brahmana, Jammu 19 NCC Exchange Road, Jammu. 20 The Institute of Computer Accountants ( A/B Gandhi Nagar, Jammu) District Samba 1 Kawa Institute Vijay Pur District Kathua 1 Climax Technology Pvt. Ltd. Opp flour Mill Kalibari, Kathua 2 Regional Institute Educational Society, Krishna Colony, Kathua 3 Pushap Tutorials W. No. 16 Near Exchange; Kathua 4 JSM (Jasbir Memorial College) Main Shaheedi Chowok Kathua 5 Joson Computer Institute near moonlight Theater Kathua 6 Rajindera College, Shakti Nagar, Kali Ba ri, Kathua District Udhampur

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APTECH Computer Centre Ramnagar, Chowk, Udhampur. AKAR Information Technology Centre, Dhar Road, Udhampur Sikkim Manipal University Ramnagar

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Name of Institution Develop Kashmir Career Consultancy Parraypora Baghat Srinagar Moulana Azad National Urdu University, Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar INFO NET Computer Education H/O 2nd floor next to Hostel Zum Zum Rambagh, Srinagar. Institute of Public health & hygiene, Dar Cottage, Rajbagh Srinagar SBS Infosystems 3rd floor Habib Complex, Near National School Karan Nagar Sgr. NIIT, Residency Road, Srinagar Zainabia Institute of Technology & Management 98 -Karan Nagar, Srinagar

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Learning Institute of Commerce Lal Ded Srinagar Global College of Professional Studies Airport Road, Srinagar NIST DOEACC ACCR Centre opposite Islamia College, Srinagar Kawa Institute of Management Technology Khanyar Srinagar NIIT, Baghat Barazulla, Srinagar Kawa Institute of Computer Science & Management Munawar Aabad Khnayar & Nishat Sgr.

14 Kawa Institute of Management 15 Munificant Angles Nowgam By pass Chowk, Srinagar District Budgam 1 SADAAT Institute of Information Technology, Beerwah Budgam 2 Ramzaan institute of Para Medical Sciences 3 SAB Computer Institute Beerwah Budgam. 4 New Gousia Typing Shorthand & Computer Institute 5 Research Institute of Information Technology. 6 Kashmir Institute of Computer Technology, near Tehsil Office, Khansahib, Budgam 7 Sheikh-ul Alam Institute of Inft Education & Technology Chara r-e Sharief. 8 Global Institute of Tech nology, Beerwah, Budgam. 9 People Infotech, Magam, Budgam 10 Hi- Tech Computer Institute Chadoora, Badgam 11 Bishmillah Type & Shorthand and Computer Institute, Chadoora, Badgam 12 Pioneer Institute of Information Technology, Chadoora, Badgam 13 AISECT Computer Centre, Chadoora, Budgam, 14 National Computer Institute Beerwah, Budgam 15 Evergreen Typing shorthand and computer institute Chadoora, Budgam 16 Tendril Institute of Information Technology Chadoora, Budgam District Bandipora 1 Intec Computer Education, Bandipora 2 AISECT-IGNOU study centre Bandipora 3 National Council for promotion of Urdu language (NCPUL) 4 The Institute of Computer Technology, Bandipora.

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ZABARWAN TIMES 6

Monday, 19 August 2013

TREES AND BUSHES OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR

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Zabarwan Times Monday, 19 August 2013

In search of space

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espite tall claims of women empowerment, equal rights, no gender discrimination, total women emancipation, there is not much of difference in the overall condition of the most beautiful creature of God on earth. The fair sex still is becoming victim of mens’ cruelty in many ways. Whenever she tries to raise her voice against atrocities, she is silenced by using different methods of violence. The startling data compile by Jammu & Kashmir Crime Branch reveals over four thousand registered cases of crimes against women during the past two years including cases of cruelty at the hands of husbands. Rapes, gang rapes molestation, eve teasing, acid throwing if not succumbing to the dictates of men besides kidnapping and abduction have become very common in our society. This kind of heinous crimes were never prevalent in our society where rather women had equal status and were revered. With the introduction of new information technology world has taken the shape of a global society but at the same time it has formed scores of societies within one society with different values. Earlier all the societies had their own norms, ethos, ethics and values, least influenced by the culture followed by the other communities. But now the materialistic approach has shattered all the long cherished values to pieces. Individual liberty is prioritized over the interests of the society as a whole. The sociologists, psychiatrists and the government are taking aggressive and reformative steps to bring the society back on track, but now it seems to be too late. Perhaps it is happening due to anti-quated laws and mindset of the people which is constantly being intoxicated or influenced by the bad characteristics of the Open Society. May be in western countries, extra-marital relations are not a big issue and for them extra-marital affairs, bi-gamy or polygamy are no longer social taboos. Sociologists, being engrossed with other unprecedented social problems have perhaps forgotten this fast growing grave trend which is derooting and damaging the very social fabric. Women, whether literate or illiterate, knowing all the facts about the indulgement of their life partner, keep on suffering silently for fear of social stigma, for the dignity of the family and probably the upbringing from parents that husband’s house is her last abode, whether good or bad. If at all she knocks the doors of justice-after years’ long struggle, what will she achieve? In both the cases she will be axing her own feet. Consequently after suffering years together physically, mentally and emotionally, finding no support or her inability to share the agony with anybody else, she just becomes mess of flesh and bones due to her haplessness to prevent the life partner from such perversive whims who least realizes that few drops of dew cannot quench the thirst. In hard times it is only the family which comes forward to share the responsibilities. These fairy-birds fly off in trying times in quest to devastate another nestle. These silent suffers leave everything on Time which neither forgets nor forgives. Totally devastated emotionally and physically they compromise with the prevailing painful conditions in order to give some space to family members to live with dignity.

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O.P. SHARMA VIDYARTHI, IFS

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rees and bushes are perennial source of greenery, sometimes evergreen, sometimes leafless, sometimes colourful, sometimes laden with snow. Flowering trees of J&K are many but majestic grandeur of Chinar trees is distinct in the green landscape of Kashmir. Botanically identified as Plantanus orientalis (Oriental Plane), Chinar tree changes moods in changing seasons, colourful to lush green, sometimes laden with sheen (snow). It stands planted in some locations of Jammu as well, it is seen planted in Kishtwar, Bhaderwh, Udhampur and even in Jammu. Willows and poplars also add to the charm, standing as sentinels all along roads, highway and canal banks. Locally called Veer and Frast in Kashmiri and Bedda and Safeda in Dogri, Willows and poplars add considerably to the economy of Jammu &Kashmir. Mughal gardens of Kashmir Srinagar in particular boast of the appealing evergreen trees like Magnolia grandiflora which gets decorated with snowhite blooms of matchless grandeur during summer months. Jammu city has also added Magnolias in the parks and gardens .Magnolia liliflora/soulangena is another shubby plant bearing maroon flowers during early spring months. Magnolias are exotic to Kashmir but are nicely naturalized. Sheepberries are wild as well as cultivated shrubs which are important source of wild food for our wildlife. These shrubs and small trees belong to Genus Viburnum. Viburnum grandiflorum, commonly called Kulmaansh

in Kashmiri, Teldi or Tyond in Dogri and Guchh in Gojri is common in Shankracharya, Zabarwan, Dachigam, Doda, Poonch, Udhampur forests. When snow is about to melt, these bushes get decorated with fragrant pink blooms attraching all kinds of bees and insects. Its garden relative seen in Srinagar Colonies and parks is Viburnum opulus, commonly called as snowball or Guelder Rose of great handsome beauty. Its grandeur is exhilarating .Viburnum mullaha is also seen in Jammu forests,it is called Sallalan in Dogri,its fruits are blood red in colour. Viburnum cotinifolium is seen in Trikuta hills. Roses are common shrubs with historic antiquity. Nurjahan who used to adore rose beauty is credited with the discovery of Attar of Roses. Several graden varieties have been naturalized over the years but our wild species are equally impotant as they decorate wilderness. Rosa brunonii commonly called “Musk Rose” is quite abundant in J&K hills and Kishtwar or Dachigam National Park. It is climbing rose with highly fragrant white blooms. Honey bees get attracted in thousands to add flavour to the honey collected. Rosa webbiana is another wild rose bush which produces attractive pink red blooms in the forest glades and shrubberies in our forests. Syringa is beautiful shrub of Kashmir, its wild species Syringa emodi is seen at tourist spots like Toshmaidan, Gulmarg, Sonamarg but stands introduced in Gardens of Kashmir. Department of Floriculture has added Syringa persica (Persian Lilac), Syringa vulgaris and Syringa laciniata to add colour and charm to the city landscape. Hydrangea is most popular garden shrub which bears pink and blue flower clusters arranged as attractive balls to attract visitors. Buddlejas is a group of Butterfly bushes fondly growing in city landscape of Kashmir. Buddleja davidii is most attractive and is seen throughout. Buddleja asiatica with white fragrant blooms and Buddleja crispa with mauve pink blooms are seen in the wild and are native to Himalayas. False witch Hazel, Parrotiopsis jacquemontiana commonly

called as Pohu or Hatab in Kashmiri grows wild in coniferous forests. It is most common in places like Bhaderwah, Bani, Poonch, Padder, Machel, Machhil, Dachigam, Kupwara, Pahalgam. Its utility in Kangri making makes this shrub important for Kashmir economy. Indigofera heterantha is also prized for Kangri making and grows throughout hills in J&K.. Indigofera cassioides is another species found in Jammu region. Wild walnut, Juglans regia is unique to J&K forests, seen commonly in Padder, Dachigam, Gurez forests. Alongwith its wild germplasm, walnuts are cultivated throughout Kashmir. Many cultural traditions are intimately linked with Walnut, commonly called Dun in Kashmiri. Another fascinating tree locally called Hundun or Handoon in Kashmiri, Bankhodi in Pahadi, Goon or Guggu in Dogri is Horse Chestnut Tree which is quite common in mountains.. This tree has palmately lobed foliage fondly eaten by Kashmir Red Deer, Hangul, hence its name Handun means Walnut of Hangul. Trees are seen planted at few locations along highway between Khannabal to Batwara and Chashmashahi environs. Catalpa bignonioides is another flowering tree seen planted in the city Environment of Srinagar. Judas tree is unique in bearing dense clusters of pink purple blooms when it is completely leafless. It has been introduced in Kashmir University Campus and at several places in Nishat, Shalimar and Chashmashahi Gardens of Srinagar. Hawthorn is another tree which grows in Kashmir and is introduced in gardens for decoration. Botanically called Crataegus songarica, its Kashmiri name is Ringkul or Ring. It is a spiny tree of Rose family Rosaceae and produces white blooms and red fruits. Its another garden variety introduced in Chashmashahi Garden produces deep pink flowers during summer time. Cotoneaster bacillaris locally called Reu, Reunsar is another useful timber tree but also seen under worship at Jyodeaayan Mata Temple at Bani in J&K. Prunus

cornuta and prunus cerasoides are wild species in Jammu forests, wood of latter is aromatic and used in religious and medicinal purposes.Prunus tomentosa locally called Bushkand is seen growing wild in Dachigam National Park,its fruits tastes like cherry and are useful for kidney ailments. Maiden Hair Tree, known as ‘Living Fossil’ is a tree of great antiquity left alone in its order Ginkgoales. Ginkgo biloba as it is scientifically named has great therapeutical value and survives in the wild only in China. Its oldest tree once grew in Lal-Mandi area of Kashmir. Many young trees stand planted in Chashmashahi Garden. Laburnum anagyroides, Laurus nobiles and Prunus laurocerasus are other rare European trees seen growing in Mughal Gardens of Kashmir. Privets is another group of attractive trees and shrubs which are fondly grown in our city gardens. Ligustrum lucidum is one common species of Srinagar City. Ligustrum indicum is seen in Jammu gardens. Among Acacias, Australian Acacia, False Acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia) and Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) are seen in our city Environment. Oaks are not found wild in Kashmir but several species like Quercus leucotrichopora (White oak), Quercus baloot ( Holly oak), Quercus glauca (Japanese Oak), Quercus floribunda (Moru oak),Quercus semecarpifolia (Kharsu Oak) are seen in forests of Jammu.Quercus robur is seen planted in Dachigam area of Srinagar. Cypress, cupressus sempervirens and Royal Palm, Roystonea regia stand majestic in all old parks and gardens. Trees are great asset to our surroundings as they add to aesthetic charm, fight vehicular pollution, act as green lungs and do carbon sequestration. Trees when in bloom attract birds, bees, butterflies and beetles for accomplishing pollination to effect seed production for perpetuating their progeny. Trees keep surroundings clean, green and healthy for human beings and add glory and charm to our survival mileu, God’s greatest gifts indeed. Email:opsfrijk@gmail.com

Kashmir loses a poor man’s doctor in Jalal’s demise Vijay Malla

become a multi-millionaire during the his 45 year long active service. One has yet to see a son as dutiful as Dr Jalal who preferred to be by the side of his mother, a widow, to earning laurels as a cardiologist in New Delhi. Son of a villager Dr Jalal had achieved eminence by

been the case Sheikh Abdullah would have not opted for Dr Jalal’s opinion when he (Sheikh) fell ill in August-September 1982. Dr Jalal spent a number of weeks in the house located behind the Nedous Hotel on the M.A Road in Srinagar tending to the ailing leader.

Dr. S. Jalal, a well-known cardiologist was cast for a role at the national level and had he opted for New Delhi he would have earned bigger laurels as a medical scientist. But he preferred Kashmir to a bigger role at the national level. However, the state lost a People and politicians in the valley had doctor who treated the poor. He died after a month-long battle in the AIIMs in New Delhi. Dr S.Jalal, who was loved by the complete trust in his expertise as a senior faculty members at the AIIMS when he was simply a student undergoing cardiologist. Had it not been the case postgraduate courses in cardiology, opted for his homeland, Pampore-Srinagar simply Sheikh Abdullah would have not opted for to serve people in the valley. And for about three decades he served people, irrespective of their creed, cast, region or economic Dr Jalal’s opinion when he (Sheikh) fell ill status. Yes, a number of intellectuals, academicians, poets, writers, journalists, in August-September 1982. Dr Jalal spent doctors and political leaders have lost their lives in the 23-year long militancy related a number of weeks in the house located violence but the valley may not be able to bear the loss it has suffered in the death of Dr Jalal. Dr. Sheikh Jalal died on Saturday at All behind the Nedous Hotel on the Maulana India Institute of Medical Sciences a month after he was critically injured in a militant attack at his hometown of Pampore in Azad Road in Srinagar tending to the ailing Kashmir. Militants attacked him and his gunmen on July 18, in which two security leader. Though some of the eminent men were killed on the spot and Dr Jalal received serious injuries. Hospital adminiscardiologists from New Delhi and other tration sources at AIIMS confirmed Dr. Jalal's death and said that his post mortem parts of the country had visited the Sheikh was being conducted by a team of doctors. His body would be flown to Srinagar for funeral rites by an afternoon flight even as they prescribed medicines only after some J&K Government officials were trying to arrange a special air carrier. Formerly seeking opinion from Dr Jalal. Director of SKIMS tertiary care hospital and Head of Cardiology department Dr. Jalal had been attacked by suspected militants near his his caliber as a cardiologist. And those Though some of the eminent cardiologists ancestral home in Pampore on July 18. Both patients from Jammu and Kashmir who from New Delhi and other parts of the country of his personal security guards had died in would visit New Delhi or Chandigarh for had visited the Sheikh they prescribed the broad daylight attack. Dr Jalal was a treatment to their heart ailments would usually medicines only after seeking opinion from Dr down-to-earth more of a human being than a refer those patients back to Dr Jalal. People Jalal. Unfortunately he had become victim medical practitioner. Money was never his and politicians in the valley had complete trust of what one would call “dirty political love and had it been the case he would have in his expertise as a cardiologist. Had it not intrigues within Sheri Kashmir Institute of

Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, where he joined as a cardiologist and rose to become its Director. I have not been able to fathom the reason for being in the centre of one controversy or the other. He was a doctor, a gantleman who was misunderstood by his colleagues, by political leaders and never by patients. Dr Jalal had many interesting anecdotes to say. One pertained to a senior doctor in the AIIMS. .One eminent surgeon, Dr Atma Prakash, had taken ill during the middle of a night. He used to reside within the faculty complex of the AIIMS.Since he had faith in Dr Jalal Atma Prakash called for the young doctor. Dr Jalal administered all medicines that were required to revive his heart. But he died in the morning. When his body was being carried to the cremation ground Dr.Jalal was one among a big group of mourners accompanying the body. A couple of sleuths of an Indian intelligence agency, who also accompanied the body, were heard by Jalal asking each other “why Atma Prakash had summoned a muslim when there were other senior doctors available for help ?” They went even to the extent of smelling some mischief from Dr Jalal. Alas! Dr Jalal survived that incident but could not save himself from the bullets of unidentified gunmen. His death is a big loss to his wife, mother and children but a bigger loss to the people of Kashmir. What could have been the reason for unidentified gunmen to attak Dr Jalal? He was highly gullible. He placed trust in everybody and would open his heart before strangers too. His mother would be waiting for her son to get up and have “namkeen chai” (tea added with salt and milk) and chappati made of maize flour for his breakfast. Personally I believe that Dr Jalal was a symbol of a man of simple living and high thinking .He did not move out of of Pampore and settle somewhere in Srinagar when he had the option. He had no love for comforts and that is why rustic life suited him. But the gunmen thought otherwise. Peace be to his soul.

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a supplement to help you sleep

Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain, useful for inducing sleep and extending one’s sleep duration.

It is produced from the amino acid tryptophan, found in certain foods like meat, fruits, grains and vegetables. Internal medicine specialist Dr Anil G Ballani says, the production of melatonin is influenced by environmental light.”It is released in circulation with the body’s circadian rhythm. Because it induces sleep, its concentration is less during the day and more during the night,” he says. A study suggests that the primary purpose of melatonin supplements is to treat sleep disorders, and is considered safer than sleeping pills.The side effects Be cautioned. Melatonin is a hormone and comes with risks.

Frequent melatonin use - especially in the typical dosage of 3-6 mg - can cause your body to produce even less of the hormone, creating an even greater need for it in your body.Ideal dosage There’s no such thing as an ideal dosage when it comes to taking melatonin supplements. That’s because the problems and their severity differ from person to person. Consultant physician Dr Sunil Dalvi says, “The dosage varies from 0.2 to 20 mg, but it changes from person to person and in duration too. In order to treat insomnia, the causes underlying it need to be determined before starting medication. Therefore, it is best to get diagnosed by a doctor first.”Precautions Since melatonin supplements induce sleep, one shouldn’t take them before/during driving, swimming, while handling machinery, or consuming alcohol. Dr Dalvi warns, “It interferes with blood levels and/actions of anticoagulants (agents that reduce and prevent clotting of blood), immunosuppressants (agents that can suppress or prevent the immune response), anti-diabetic drugs, birth control pills and hence should be used with caution.”

BackacHes strike with vengeance

These 20-somethings are suffering from an age-old problem - backaches. They should ignore the signs at their own peril, say experts

Phalguni Desai, 27, was on her way home from work at the Maritime foundation at CST, on her usual train, when it happened. A man stole her phone from outside the moving Ladies’ compartment, nearly dragging her out with it. As she hung on to the pole for dear

life with her left hand, her first thought wasn’t “I’m going to have back trouble, aren’t I?”Unfortunately, it should have been. About six

ing out at home, doing a lower back rowing exercise. He’d done the routine in the gym before, under supervision, so he knew it well.

desiccated discs. One day, she was in class when her legs started feeling weak. Scared, she left for home and crawled into bed, only

months after thinking that her neck and back ache were simply muscular, she went to a specialist and found out she had spondylitis. Omkar Kanegaonkar, 25, was work-

Turns out it was a “herniation of disc” - in layperson terms, a slip disc. Akshata Joshi, 25 and an athlete, was only 19 when she was diagnosed with 3

to realize she couldn’t move. A few painkillers later, she was carted off for an MRI. All three of them are too young to have back problems. Dr Prakkash Sharoff,

Make your child eat healthy

Blood test to predict postnatal depression PND affects one in seven women and is far more severe than ‘baby blues. Mothers may struggle to bond with their babies and treatment and support are vital. Researchers at Warwick Medical School found women who developed the condition were more likely to have variants of two receptor genes involved in the body’s stress response, the Daily Mail reported. The discovery could lead to earlier treatment for women who are likely to suffer from postnatal depression. At present women are often diagnosed by chance if a midwife or relative notices the symptoms, which usually appear a fortnight after birth. However, many new mothers are unwilling to admit they are suffering in the mistaken belief the condition means they are a ‘bad mother.’ Presenting the teams research to the International Congress of Endocrinology, Professor Dimitris Grammatopoulos said: “Current screening policies rely on the opportunistic finding of PND cases using screening tools such as the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Score (EPDS), but such tests cannot identify women at risk, ahead of them developing the condition.” The scientists assessed a group of 200 pregnant women for PND

using the EPDS, once during their first visit to the ante-natal clinic, and again two to eight weeks after they had given birth. They found that the women who developed PND were more likely to have a DNA sequence variation in two receptor genes (the

Scientists think that a simple and accurate blood test could help identify women who are most likely to suffer from postnatal depression in advance. g l u -

cocorticoid receptor and the corticotrophinreleasing hormone receptor-1). These receptors control the activity of the hypothalamo-pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis, which control the activity of hormones triggered in response to stress. The finding appears to show that post-

natal depression is a specific subgroup of depression with a distinct genetic element, which means that some women are genetically more reactive to the environmental factors that trigger depression. Professor Grammatopoulos said their study was the first to show a link between the functioning of the HPA axis and postnatal depression. “We think that we have made an important step forward in characterising the prospective risks and are therefore paving the way for timely, appropriate medical treatment for women who are likely to develop PND,” he said. The team now intend to conduct further research on other genetic variants of the HPA axis in a larger, multi-centre study involving women from Coventry, Birmingham, and London. PND is a serious condition and quite different from the ‘baby blues’, which is milder and shorter-lived. Symptoms include sadness, changes in eating and sleeping patterns, crying episodes, reduced libido, anxiety and irritability. Effects on children can be significant; for example, depressed mothers are less likely to be affectionate towards and to play with their children and they may use less ‘baby talk’, which is designed to engage the child’s attention.

Nutritionist Dr Sunita Dube says that parents can instill healthy eating habits in their kids, without turning meal times into a battle zone. “By encouraging healthy eating habits now, you can make a huge impact on your child’s lifelong relationship with food. Good nutrition begins in infancy. Healthy eating can stabilise children’s energy, sharpen their minds, and even out their moods. Unfortunately, kids are bombarded by messages that can counteract your efforts. Between peer pressure and constant commercials for junk foods, getting children to eat well might seem more futile than fruitful.” According to clinical nutritionist Dr Nupur Krishnan, a child needs a balanced and adequate diet to supply nutrients and energy needed for growth. Although children’s food consumption is highly variable from meal to meal, their daily energy consumption is relatively constant because they adjust it at meals. - A child requires more calories

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, incurable disease of the central nervous system that affects about 2.5 million people worldwide. Some patients use, or have tried, omega-3 fatty acids supplementation to control the disease because the essential fatty acids could theoretically have anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects in mul-

tiple sclerosis, the authors wrote in their study background. Oivind Torkildsen, M.D., Ph.D., of Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway, and colleagues included 92 patients with mul-

tiple sclerosis in their doubleblind, placebo-controlled trial to examine whether omega-3 fatty acid supplementation as a monotherapy (single therapy) or in combination with subcutaneous (under the skin) interferon beta-1a could reduce disease activ-

ity. Half of the patients (46) were given omega-3 fatty acids - 1350 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid and 850 mg of docosahexaenoic acid daily - and the other half (46) were administered placebo. After six months, all patients received interferon beta-1a three times a week for another 18 months. Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure disease activity by the number of new T1-weighted gadolinium-enhancing lesions in the brain. “The results from this study did not show any beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on disease activity in multiple sclerosis as a monotherapy or in combination with interferon beta.

Yes that’s right! Here’s a list of healthy and nutritious foods that you simply cannot ignore. These foods are tasty, aid fitness, and should be consumed on a regular basis to ensure you eat a well-balanced, all-round healthy diet. The vegetarians among you will need to find alternatives and substitutes for a few, but don’t worry - there are plenty of plant based healthy foods in this list of 10 foods you can’t ignore. Lots of fish rich in Omega 3 - A fatty fish rich in Omega 3 is really important to get your ratio balance to 1:1 (Omega 3 : Omega 6). The top 5 fish for this purpose are - Mackeral, Trout, Herring, Tuna, and Salmon. Vegetarians should take Omega 3 supplements, if a fish oil supplement is a no no. Here is the low-down on the supplements. Broccoli - The benefits of broccoli are many. This is one vegetable that is a tasty addition to your salad if cooked well and can be a fun addition to your daily dinner. And absorbent broccoli does a great job of soaking up fats and helping flush excess out of your system. Eggs - This is one addition to the diet that even vegetarians should partake in. With healthy fats and proteins, eggs are great for a filling breakfast and if you eat these you won’t need to eat again in a hurry. Eggs can be enjoyed in a spicy

It is said that your hair says a lot about your personal health, care, style and grooming, but does this mean that all bald men have health and grooming issues? We think not! Here’s taking a look at the top 10 myths about going bald.. Stress leads to baldness. High level of emotional stress is often observed as a factor, which accelerates baldness in genetically vulnerable individuals. But stress is not a leading cause behind malepattern baldness. As a matter of fact, it is a symptom of male-pattern baldness and not a cause. Hair loss is caused by

decreased blood flow to the scalp. Medically it is believed that when your hair is growing, you do need a significant amount of blood flow reaching your scalp, but once you lose your hair, blood flow to the scalp decreases. Thus, advertisements that claim that their hair-care product contains ‘nutrients’ and ‘vitamins’ to promote blood flow to the scalp in order to bid baldness goodbye, shouldn’t be believed entirely. Please note that decreased flow of blood to the scalp is a result of hair loss, but not a cause of it. Level of testosterone and baldness is closely linked. Yes, in a way. But let us un-

“A child requires more protein than an adult not only for tissue repair but also for growth. About 14 to 15 per cent of calories should be protein. The main sources of protein are milk and milk products (curd, paneer, lassi, shrikhand), meat, fish,

masala curry as well as a great dish for dinner, for those who cant stand to eat them along. Here are some recipes for unique ways to cook eggs. Spinach - Another must have vegetable made popular by Popeye, this fictional character got it right! Spinach offers calcium and magnesium in plenty, pairs well with meat of any kind, can be sauteed, steamed, thrown into soups, or eaten raw, and provides roughage. As flexible as they come, this green vegetable has so much nutrition that it’s hard to ignore. Berries - So rich in antioxidants and so low in sugar, most berries are right up there with foods we should try to get out hands on as often as possible. These are the most nutritionally dense fruits you can eat. Read more about the best fruits here. Nuts - Macadamia, almonds, pistas, most nuts are great because they are a great filler between meals, they actually keep you full, and they are rich in proteins and good fats. Keep some nuts handy on you and they will prevent you from reaching for that bag of chips. Read more about the best snacks to keep you full. Tomatoes - Is it a fruit? Is it a vegetable? The fact is that tomatoes are loaded with nutrients that’ll complete any breakfast, lunch or dinner - making each meal healthier and more filling.

top 10 myths about going bald One of the biggest problems that bald people face is the fact that there are endless strange myths, odd cures, bizarre ideas and mysterious tales surrounding them.

per kilogram body weight than an adult because metabolism is highest during infancy, and steadily declines throughout life except for a small rise during adolescence. - The physical activity of the child far exceeds that of an adult.

eggs, nuts, cereals and pulses. The amount of food a child needs varies according to height, build, gender and activity levels. Most children usually eat the amount of food that’s right for them, however, it is up to parents to make sure their children have the right food available to choose from,” says Dr Krishnan. Dietician and nutritionist Vaishali Marathe says that adolescence is accompanied with accelerated physical, biochemical and emotional development. “In this growth spurt time, kids gain about 20 per cent of adult height and 50 per cent of adult weight. Since growth is so rapid, requirements for all nutrients increase. There are increased demands for energy, proteins, minerals and vitamins,” she says. Calcium: Milk and milk product, sprouts, nachni, bajra, jowar, black gram dal, til seeds, groundnut chikki, almonds, soyabean, methi, beetroot, salmon (ravas), rohu, mackerel (mangada), prawns.

10 Foods you can’t live without

Omega-3 fatty acids do not help sclerosis patients Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may not help patients with relapsingremitting multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.

an orthopaedic sports and manual therapy specialist from PhysioHealth Clinic, Khar, says that almost 70 per cent of his clients are in their 20s with back ailments that should’ve struck them 15 years later, if at all. “Bad posture, heavy backpacks and sitting too much are the causes,” he says. Referring to the people hitting the gym for intensive workouts after work, he says, “People getting active suddenly after sitting around a lot.” “They need an instructor to watch over what they’re doing.” A common species among the young with back grievances are desk job employees - those who spend their days in sedentary glued to their computer screens. Dr Shaikh says, “The HR department of a company with many sedentary employees should consult physiotherapists before constructing work stations.

derstand this further. It is believed that people with a high level of testosterone will not inevitably experience genetic hair loss. Please note that hair loss is caused by DTH (dihydrotestosterne). Some people tend to produce more of DTH than the others; however this is not directly linked to the amount of testosterone in the body. Also, if high amounts of testosterone were the problem, the hair present in other parts of the body would also be expected to fall out. Certain shampoos can make hair grow faster. Scientifically speaking, there is no shampoo or oil, which can make your hair grow faster.

Shampoos and oils might work, only if you want to give your hair more body and protection from scanty growth. You should always go for doctor-recommended products. Tight hats can cause baldness easily. It is often seen that bald men wear hats, but this is a complete myth. Wearing tight hats may slightly damage your hair, but it can in no way affect the follicles of your scalp. Hats do not cause hair breakage and if the hat is not cleaned well, it can lead to an oily scalp, but not hair loss. Also note that hair follicles, which help in hair growth, get oxygen from our blood stream and not from air.

Tomatoes have lycopene and red orbs which are well known for their cancer-defending properties. They are full of Vitamin A and Vitamin K, which help in keeping your blood pressure levels under control. A good steak or bacon now and then - Every once in a while it’s good to have a good chunk of red meat. This is because red meat contains animal fats and proteins and on the whole makes for an extremely wholesome and satiating meal. And unless you are properly satiated with your food, you are not eating well. A nice rack of lamb will do very well too. Dark chocolate - For that sweet tooth it is important to keep some dark chocolate handy. This will help you overcome the urge for reaching for some unhealthy, sweet dessert that it’s best you say away from whether you are skinny, fat, or somewhere in between. Dark chocolate that contains at least 60% cocoa is good for heart and liver health. Red wine - You will be doing your body a lot of good if you switch from your favourite drink to red wine because of its antioxidant properties. Good health doesn’t have to be about neglecting all indulgences, and if you think of red wine as an indulgence, it’s time you didn’t. In fact, red wine is a clever alcohol choice.

Health benefits of spring onions Spring onions add great nutritive and taste value to a dish and can be used in different ways. Spring onions were grown in Chinese gardens 5000 years ago! Do you know the onion bulb was worshipped as the symbol of the universe by ancient Egyptians? Nutritionally, green onions have a combination of the benefits of onions and greens. They

are an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin C, and a very good source of vitamin A too. Spring onions can be added to dal and make it a much tastier dish. Similarly, you can add it to vegetables like cauliflower and potatoes and it will make an excellent dish. Mushrooms go very well with spring onions and interestingly spring onions can be added to soy nuggets while making a Chinese dish. Spring onions are used in salads as the flavor tends to be milder than other onions. It is used widely in oriental food both as an ingredient and as a garnish. Spring onion is a nu-

tritious plant, and therefore it provides a host of health benefits to us. It is a rich source of vitamins and minerals which aids in curing the various ailments. It is seen to have helped in reducing the harmful impacts of various diseases. Some of the health benefits of spring onions are as follows: - Spring onion lowers the blood sugar level. - It is a support against gastrointestinal problems. - It is often used as a medicine for common cold. - It is used as an appetizer as it helps digestion. - It speeds up the level of blood circulation in the body.

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