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Lack of healthcare, proper nutrition, increasing prevalence of NCDs Srinagar: The routine life for Fatima (name-changed), a 45-year-old Gujjar woman from Kupwara district of North Kashmir became highly taxing after she found herself complaining of increased thirst and urination. The doctor at the peripheral hospital prescribed her some analgesic and antiemetic drugs, but to no avail. Last week, she developed searing stomach pain and recurrent bouts of vomiting. Following this, she was rushed to SMHS…

Budgam: The Jammu and Kashmir Forest Department chopped down hundreds of apple trees in Kanidajan and its adjacent areas in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, residents of the area said. A few days back, Forest Department issued notices, accusing the affected orchardists of encroaching forest land, the residents including some tribals said. “After serving the notices, the Forest Department not only chopped down hundreds of apple trees but also razed some dhokas (residential huts),” they said.…