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Urbanisation poses threat to Samba village
Kainthpur (Samba), January 23
Shrouded by the concept of the so-called urbanisation, this hamlet on the Jammu-Pathankot national highway has news to unfold. On a rummage, one digs out that all is not well here.

Patients suffer as govt docs do private practice
Buddhal (Rajouri), January 23
Taking advantage of the lack of check on healthcare standards in the backward and far-flung area like this, doctors at the primary health centre (PHC) here prefer to do private practice in office timings even as patients continue to suffer.

Delinquent children
Human rights activists seek legal safeguards
Jammu, January 23
Since there is no child rights commission in the state, human rights activists have sought judicial intervention into the issue for providing legal safeguards for deprived or delinquent children.


Damaged structures await repairs
Srinagar, January 23
A number of structures/buildings in the valley, which were damaged in militancy related violence, are in a state of neglect, thanks to the apathetic attitude of the successive state governments.

The damaged Palladium Cinema in Lal Chowk in Srinagar, which was damaged in a gunbattle between militants and security forces in 1993. A Tribune photograph

A symbol of Hindu-Muslim amity
Katra (Reasi), January 23
Porters, who are the backbone of the pilgrimage of the revered shrine of Vaishno Devi, are a symbol of the Hindu-Muslim amity as a majority of them are Muslims who carry Hindu devotees to the holy cave shrine.

A porter carries a pilgrim in a palki to the Vaishno Devi shrine. Tribune photo: Anand Sharma

Hog deer at Achabal sanctuary
Achabal (Anantnag), January 23
At a time when the wildlife department is in the news almost every week for human-animal conflict, a hog deer was reportedly seen for the first time in the Achabal Wildlife Sanctuary here a few days ago.

Two men on their way home after work as the sun sets on the Tawi bridge in Jammu. Tribune photo: Anand Sharma

Valley has record number of migratory birds
Srinagar, January 23
Winters in the valley may be harsh for many but for some lives it still offers a warmth which every year makes them travel hundreds of miles from freezing destinations in Europe, northern America and Asia.

Canine problem in Jammu
Stray dog menace has gained alarming proportions in the city over the recent times. Be it any commercial area or residential colony stray dogs are posing a serious threat to commuters as well as pedestrians.



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