High freight and underhand market commissions jolt south Kashmir fruit growers

High freight and underhand market commissions jolt south Kashmir fruit growers

Pulwama: Fruit growers and orchardists in south Kashmir are decrying the rise in freight charges on apple boxes, compelling the growers to pay a 10-15 percent commission per box. The Horticulture Minister’s intervention has been sought to resolve their woes, failing which the Fruit Growers and Zamindar Association (FGZA) says it will hit the streets […]

AHGAM GUN-BATTLE: Scene of conflict’s deadliest encounter devastated Ahgam village still waits for aid

AHGAM GUN-BATTLE: Scene of conflict’s deadliest encounter devastated Ahgam village still waits for aid

Ahgam(shopian): Nearly 20 years after the fateful day of April 14, 1998, Ahgam village of district Shopian still bears the pain of the bloody gun-battle government forces waged here that took the lives of at least seven militants and several troopers, including three commanders, and destroy ed almost everything the village possessed, including 52 cattle […]

Krechpathri, Dochnoo villages have no water supply

Krechpathri, Dochnoo villages have no water supply

Shopian: Krechpathri, a far-flung village in Hirpora area, has no piped drinking watersupply. Villagers allege that the area has been abandoned by the authorities. Muhammad Nafie, a resident from Krechpathri village told Kashmir Reader that the area’s needs have been grossly neglected. “We don’t have a pipeline for drinkingwater to our village despite claims of […]

Traffic jams leave Shopian town fuming as Batpora bus stand witnesses 10 year delay

Traffic jams leave Shopian town fuming as Batpora bus stand witnesses 10 year delay

Shopian: Notwithstanding its tall claims, the Shopian administration has failed to make the Batpora bus stand operational, despite 10 years having elapsed since its completion. Executive officer Muncipal Committee, Shopian, Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar told Kashmir Reader that their job was to provide infrastructure, and it was up to the district administration to make the new […]

Sarjan Barkati’s family in dire straits without him

Sarjan Barkati’s family in dire straits without him

REBAN (Shopian): Sarjan Barkati, whose slogans pulled massive crowds to pro-freedom rallies during the 2016 summer uprising, has been languishing in jail for the past one year and his poor wife, who has two little children to take care of, is fighting a lonely, dispiriting battle in courts for his release. Shabroza Barkati told Kashmir […]

Militant killed in Shopian

Militant killed in Shopian

A militant was killed in a brief encounter in Barbug village of district Shopian on Saturday evening. At about 6:30pm, locals heard heavy firing in the village. Local sources said that a girl was injured in clashes with government forces

Students clash with forces in Shopian

Students clash with forces in Shopian

Shopian: Students of government degree college here on Saturday clashed with Special Operation Group men from Gagren camp. Students threw rocks on the bunkers at the SOG camp. In retaliation, policemen fired tear smoke shells. Eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader that forces later entered the college premises and chased students into class rooms. Students were seen […]

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