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Feature: Why cloudbursts are on the rise

News 18 With Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh being hit by cloudbursts, experts on weather said predicting this disaster is difficult as it is mostly a localised event and occurs in the hilly areas. If 10 centimetres rainfall is received at a station in one hour, the …

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Feature: Air pollution nine-times more likely to kill India’s poorest than the rich

The Wire India’s poorest households are impacted by a ‘double whammy’ of inhaling smoke produced by using solid fuels for cooking and disproportionate exposure to ambient air pollution from household consumption. The latter is largely emitted by affluent urban households, making the poorest at least nine-times more likely to die …

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Feature: Excess deaths in West Bengal 11 times official COVID-19 tally

Bengal, July 26 (KMS):The number of “excess deaths” registered by the Civil Registration System (CRS) in West Bengal ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit (from April 2020 to May 2021), was an estimated 1,20,227, which is 11.1 times the official reported figure of 10,787 deaths for the same period. Five …

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Feature: ‘Killing me every day’: A woman with ‘unaccountable’ pellets in her body

Gafira Qadir Srinagar, July 23 (KMS): The Kadoo family often keeps their two-storey residence in Ashajipora village of Anantnag locked from the inside. “Because I’m mostly naked. I can’t tolerate the clothes on my body,” said Masooda Tabassum, belovedly known as Masrat in her neighbourhood. “I feel itchy. My body …

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Feature: Tribal people and their agonies

(Greater Kashmir) Manzor Ahmad Malik Tribal people or Social Tribes are categorized as a community of indigenous people by the Constitution. They are also considered socially and economically disadvantaged. It is not like we think about nomads that they carry flocks of sheep to different pastures for grazing and enjoying …

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Feature: The origin, evolution of Kashmir’s emblematic cuisine Wazwan

(The Kashmir Wala) Traditionally the wazwan — derived from the words waz’a and waan that simply means a shop, has its roots in the cuisines of Iran and Central Asian countries — comprises seven dishes but over the years the feast has been stretched to serve thirty, mostly mutton, dishes.

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