Lacking academic infrastructure, ITI Shopian trains students in hostel

Lacking academic infrastructure, ITI Shopian trains students in hostel

Shopian: Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Shopian, founded in 1979, has yet to get an academics building; the students at the institute receive trainings in the hostel building. A new building for academic trainings was inaugurated in 2006. Eleven years after construction was taken up by Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC), the building is […]

Fruit growers and traders left fuming at inaction on Shopian mandi

Fruit growers and traders left fuming at inaction on Shopian mandi

Shopian: Established by huge public demand over 32 kanals of land in 2005, the fruit mandi of Arhama in Shopian now faces problems because it lacks the capacity to absorb the autumn rush of fruit boxes. Rayees Ahmad Khan, general secretary of the Arhama Mandi traders’ association, told Kashmir Reader that they were facing problems […]

Shopian lacks effective connectivity due to dilapidated roads and damaged bridges

Shopian lacks effective connectivity due to dilapidated roads and damaged bridges

SOPIAN: Two vital bridges and an equal number of essential roads in south Kashmir’s Shopian district crave for reconstruction since 2014 floods. The locals said that the dilapidated condition of roads is causing umpteen hardships to the population. The vital bridge at Batpora on Rambiara rivulet which bonds dozens of villages including Keller sub-district with […]

Army terrorises another Shopian village

Army terrorises another Shopian village

SHOPIAN: Army soldiers from a newly-established garrison at Nagisharan in Shopian allegedly attacked Kundalan village on Friday afternoon, beating up villagers, looting shops and damaging property, and then returned again in the night to damage more vehicles and windows of residential houses. A boy of the village, Amir Rashid Dar, was traumatised when he saw […]

Students clash with forces in Shopian

Students clash with forces in Shopian

Shopian: Clashes erupted in Shopian after students threw stones on deputy commissioner’s residence near the Government Boys Higher Secondary School here. Earlier in the day, students tried to enforce a shutdown against the killing of militants in Kakpora where an encounter had taken place early in the morning. As government forces were deployed the take […]

Rains wash hopes of a bumper cherry crop

Rains wash hopes of a bumper cherry crop

Shopian: Fresh rains for the last two days have washed away hopes of a bumper cherry crop in southern Kashmir. Orchadists from Shopian told Kashmir Reader that they were expecting a bumper crop this year but continuous rains took a heavy toll. “This year I had expected to harvest 1500 boxes of cherry but when […]