Pattan village mum as businessman’s death takes lid off shady local dealings

Pattan village mum as businessman’s death takes lid off shady local dealings

Pattan: More than a month after the death of Ghulam Nabi Zargar, a businessman of north Kashmir’s Buran village in Pattan, his family and fellow villagers remain tight-lipped about the case. They believe the death was related to usury and has brought ‘disrepute’ to the entire village. Sixty-year-old Zargar’s death was first passed off as […]

Sans female technician at Sopore hospital, ladies skip ECG

Sans female technician at Sopore hospital, ladies skip ECG

Sopore: Many female patients especially the pregnant women turn to private scan centres or hospitals for electrocardiogram (ECG) as the important body probe is conducted by male technicians at sub-district hospital of Sopore. The ECG is a crucial test and generally required before surgery. The probe checks the pulse rate of a patient and pregnant […]

North Kashmir: Protest against persecution of Rohingya Muslims

North Kashmir: Protest against persecution of Rohingya Muslims

Sopore: Students from different educational institutions in North Kashmir on Monday held a protest against the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The students of government degree college Baramulla and Sopore took out a solidarity march in support of Rohingya Muslims. The protesting students raised slogans in favour of Rohingya muslims while carrying placards and […]

Social Welfare department needs help to sustain in Sopore

Social Welfare department needs help to sustain in Sopore

Sopore: The Social Welfare department in Sopore is working from two rented darkrooms of an unmarked building situated on the banks of river Jhelum that has borne the brunt of 2014 floods. The office is manned by four officials-tehsil officer and his clerk besides a sweeper and watcher. The office attends to around 300 applicants […]

Kashmiri student dies of heart attack in UP

Sopore: A 20-year-old Kashmiri student died of heart attack in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. Ajaz Ahmed Mir, son of Ghulam Nabi Mir, resident of Ladoora village of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district was pursuing Islamic education at a seminary in UP from last six years. The family of deceased told Kashmir Reader that they were informed […]

Shutdown in Sopore over killing of militants

Shutdown in Sopore over killing of militants

sopore: A complete shutdown was observed in Sopore and its adjacent areas on Tuesday to mourn the killings of two local militants who were killed in a gunfight with the government forces on Monday in Shangergund area of Sopore. Shops and business were shut while the public traffic was largely off the roads. Meanwhile, forces […]

Bhand Pather: Kashmiri folk art on the brink of extinction

Bhand Pather: Kashmiri folk art on the brink of extinction

SRINAGAR: Bhand Pather, Kashmiri folk art that once occupied centre stage as a powerful medium of mass communication, seems to be on the brink of extinction. Newspapers replaced the street art as the medium of communication. The lack of a theatre culture left Bhands without a formal structure to perform after the street was lost […]

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