‘90s-style crackdown in Hajin, but no trace of militants

‘90s-style crackdown in Hajin, but no trace of militants

Hajin (Bandipora): Despite being a hub of the government-sponsored Ikhwan militia, militants have been successful in gaining a foothold in Hajin town of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. The entrenched presence of militants in Hajin is clear from the major search and cordon operation that government forces launched on Wednesday in the town and adjacent areas. […]

Grid station ready, transmission line issues preventing operation

Grid station ready, transmission line issues preventing operation

Bandipora: Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Sajad Ganie, on Sunday said that the 50-MVA grid station was ready to deliver services, but could not be made functional because of some right of way issues. “The project is complete but issues in the construction of six towers required for 132 KV DC transmission line from Badampora Ganderbal to […]

Protest against doctor’s ‘negligence’ leading to old woman’s death

Protest against doctor’s ‘negligence’ leading to old woman’s death

Bandipora: Family members of an old-aged woman staged protest against hospital staff alleging negligence of doctors led to her death at district hospital Bandipora on Wednesday. The family members of 80-year old Rehti Begum wife of Mohammad Shaban of Kema Village in Bandipora was brought to Bandipora hospital at around 3 pm on Wednesday after […]

Bandipora schools lack infrastructure, quality education

Bandipora schools lack infrastructure, quality education

Bandipora: The people in Bandipora boast of the region being abode of ilm (knowledge) but complain the education department has miserably failed in safeguarding the title due to its failure in upgrading educational institutes at grass roots level. The condition of the government run middle and primary schools is poorer in imparting quality education. Plagued […]

Man gets 5-year jail for sodomising minor in Bandipora

Man gets 5-year jail for sodomising minor in Bandipora

Bandipora: A local court on Tuesday sentenced a man to five years imprisonment for sodomising a minor 14 years ago. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Bandipora, Raja Muhammad Tasleem sentenced Mohammad Ramzan Sofi alias ‘Cement’ to simple imprisonment of five years with a fine of Rs 20,000, after finding him guilty of unnatural sex with a minor […]