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Jammu and Kashmir, Posted on Dec 16, 2012 at 01:31pm IST

Baramullah: In a case of shocking apathy, power failure in a Baramulla hospital killed two infants on ventilator support on Friday evening. The family claims that the hospital officials refused to turn on the generator during a two-hour power supply cut.

Residents and family members of two infants who died at a government hospital are now demanding action against the medical staff. The families claim that the medical staff voluntarily refused to switch on the generator.

A probe has been ordered by the Director of Health Services.

Jammu and Kashmir, Posted on Dec 07, 2012

Jammu: In a shocking case of corporal punishment, an 8-year-old girl was brutally thrashed by a teacher for not leaving her government school to join his private academy.

The fourth standard girl from Rajouri district in Jammu received multiple fractures on her right hand and now has to undergo surgery. An FIR has been filed against the teacher, Dheeraj Kumar.

Rajouri’s Chief Education Officer assured the victim’s family a departmental inquiry against the accused teacher. A preliminary report will be submitted in two days.


JAMMU AND KASHMIR, Updated Dec 02, 2012 at 09:08am IST

Srinagar: Syed Maqbool Shah spent 14 years in jail before he was acquitted and released two years back in the 1996 Lajpat Nagar blast case. But a normal life still eludes the 36-year-old who now says he’s done fighting. After failing to get a job and get back to normal life, he says life outside prison has been more cruel than inside. “I am neither a stone nor a tree. I feel that I am still behind bars,” said Shah.

Shah was arrested in 1996 and was first of many accused to be set free in April 2010. Two Kashmiri men were recently acquitted in the same case. But Shah says he won’t be surprised if they too get nothing from the Centre or state governments for the years lost. “They still haven’t given me my passport. It has been nearly two years. I wanted to work outside but wasn’t allowed to do so,” added the 36-year-old.

While in detention, Shah lost his father and younger sister to serious ailments and the family business suffered badly too. For the last two years, Shah has been trying to get the President and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah‘s attention for help but to no avail.