NHPC colony residents protest for electricity

NHPC colony residents protest for electricity

Baramulla: The ‘homeless families’ from NHPC colony at Gunatamulla protested on Friday against the snapping of their power supply. About 32 families that lost their houses in 2005 earthquake at Uri and other villages in Baramulla were shifted by the then-government to the colony. They were provided tin-shed for their temporary residence until the government […]

5 killed in Uri road mishap

5 killed in Uri road mishap

Baramulla: Five people, including a sarpanch and his son, were killed on Thursday in a road mishap at Uri, Baramulla. The mishap occurred when a car travelling from Uri to Silikote skidded and plunged into a stream about 200 feet downhill. Four people including the Sarpanch of Silikote village died on the spot, while the […]

Doctor thrashed at Handwara after infant’s death

Doctor thrashed at Handwara after infant’s death

Baramulla: A medico at District Hospital Handwara was beaten up on Thursday following death of an infant. The incident took place when 3-month-old Mimza, daughter of Mushtaq Ahmad Mir of Turkepora Handwara, died after a doctor at the hospital allegedly refused to see her. “She had fallen ill at home. When she was rushed to […]

Erratic BSNL services irk customers across north Kashmir

Erratic BSNL services irk customers across north Kashmir

Baramulla: Government owned telecommunication company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has turned defunct in almost all the districts of north Kashmir incurring losses to the traders, whose business has been hit by non-availability of mobile and internet services. BSNL services are not available in Baramulla, Kupwara and adjoining areas from last one month, which has […]

300-bed Baramulla hospital has staff only for 100 beds

300-bed Baramulla hospital has staff only for 100 beds

Baramulla: The 300-bed District Hospital Baramulla is reeling under acute shortage of staff, with the patients that visit the hospital daily facing immense difficulties. The hospital is facing shortage of doctors, paramedics, and class IV employees. As per the official records available with Kashmir Reader, the hospital has 263 sanctioned posts out of which 80 […]

Soldier killed during encounter in Kupwara

Soldier killed during encounter in Kupwara

Baramulla: A soldier of the Indian army was killed during an encounter with the militants in a forest area of Kupwara district in north Kashmir. The government forces including the army’s 21 RR and SOG had launched an anti-militancy operation in Watsar forests in Handwara area of the district on Tuesday following information about the […]

Sheeri student killed in road mishap at Chandigarh

Sheeri student killed in road mishap at Chandigarh

Baramulla: An engineering student Zubair Ahmad Rather, a resident of Sheeri village of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, died in a road mishap at Chandigarh. He was perusing civil engineering at Indo Global College of Engineering at Chandigarh. He succumbed to injuries at PGI Chandigarh two days after a speeding car hit and injured him. The […]

Govt begins to identify land for migrant colonies

Govt begins to identify land for migrant colonies

Baramulla: The government of Jammu and Kashmir has started to identify land to construct composite colonies, meant primarliy for Kashmiri Pandits who want to return along with their families, official sources said. They said that in this connection the revenue department has identified 150 kanals of lands in Kanispora area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district […]

Pollen menace persists in Baramulla

Pollen menace persists in Baramulla

Baramulla: Pollen of populous deltoids, vernacularly known as Russian Poplar, is again fast turning into a menace during this time of the year despite the strict ban imposed by the High Court on its further plantation and clear directions to the State Forest department to axe them down. With the onset of summer in Kashmir […]

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