Blinded by pellets, 17-yr-old yearns to sit for school exams

Blinded by pellets, 17-yr-old yearns to sit for school exams

SHOPIAN: A 17-year-old Shopian boy has been restricted to his bed for the past three months, after being showered with pellets in Bonbazar area of Shopian’s main town. Sahil was injured on August 13 when government forces were returning from an encounter in Awneera, where they had killed three militants including top Hizb commander Yasin […]

Illegal construction stopped in Shopian’s Hirpora sanctuary

Illegal construction stopped in Shopian’s Hirpora sanctuary

Shopian: Wildlife protection department has stopped illegal constructions in Hirpora wildlife sanctuary. The Starlites company has approved compensation to the department. The range officer of Hirpora sanctuary, Dildar Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that the construction works which were going on illegally or were violating the guidelines have been stopped with due effect. Officials from department […]

BJP leader hacked to death in Shopian

BJP leader hacked to death in Shopian

Shopian: The district president of Bhartatiya Janata Party’s Yuva Morcha (youth wing) was hacked to death on Thursday. The body was found in Kiloora village in this south Kashmir district. The slain has been identified as 33-year-old, Gowhar Hussain Bhat, son of Muhammad Ayub, a resident of Bongam village. SSP Shopian, S R Dinkar, said […]

Apple yield: A 7-yr delayed dream harvest meets sluggish govt response

Apple yield: A 7-yr delayed dream harvest meets sluggish govt response

SHOPIAN: After seven years of wait and struggle, joy returned to the apple growers and orchardists of this mountainous south Kashmir district, Shopian. A bumper crop rekindled hopes of repaying debits, but the government has failed once again to provide growers and orchardists the necessary services. A hike in freight and no transport for ferrying […]