Aripanthan shuts on anniversary

Aripanthan shuts on anniversary

Budgam: Schools and business establishments remained shut in Aripanthan, Beereah on Wednesday as the area observed the anniversary of indiscriminate firing by CRPF that killed four people last year. Black flags were waving on the trees to depict the mourning, while people had placed flowers and wreaths and have been lighting candles. All the schools […]

On first anniversary, Aripanthan villagers recall the cold-blooded murder of four youngsters

On first anniversary, Aripanthan villagers recall the cold-blooded murder of four youngsters

Aripanthan: A pall of gloom has again descended on Aripanthan village of central district Budgam as the villagers recalled the mayhem caused by the indiscriminate firing by the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force troopers exactly a year ago. On August 15, some protesting villagers blocked the road that hampered a local middle-rung officer’s journey to […]

Five forces personnel wounded in grenade attack

Five forces personnel wounded in grenade attack

Budgam: Four CRPF soldiers and a policeman were injured in a grenade attack by militants in Kanihama Magam area of Budgam on Monday afternoon, police said. Superintendent of Police, Budgam, Tejinder Singh, told Kashmir Reader that a grenade was lobbed on at a joint party of police and the CRPF at Kanihama in the afternoon, […]

Long and chequered career of Yasin Itoo comes to end

Long and chequered career of Yasin Itoo comes to end

Budgam: Operational commander of Hizbul Mujahideen and one of the longest-serving militants in Kashmir, Yasin Itoo alias Mehmood Gaznavi, is dead. A resident of Nagam area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district, Itoo had a long association with Hizbul Mujahideen and was involved in keeping alive the prolonged unrest of 2016 that followed the killing of […]

Army conducts household survey in Budgam villages

Army conducts household survey in Budgam villages

BUDGAM: Residents in several villages of Budgam district allege that Indian Army was conducting a household survey. Several families reported that troopers visited them seeking information about number of members, age, occupation, and even relatives. Outraged by the door-to-door survey, residents say the exercise “breached their privacy”. They say that the survey was making them […]

People resent shifting of Tehsil office in Budgam

People resent shifting of Tehsil office in Budgam

Budgam: Visitors to the Tehsil office Budgam are resenting the shifting of the office from the town centre to Degree College Budgam, some two kilometres from the spot. “We will storm the Revenue office if it is not shifted back to its original place,” a delegation told Kashmir Reader on Wednesday. They said the applicants […]

Sozeith cricket ground suffers official apathy

Sozeith cricket ground suffers official apathy

Budgam: The cricket ground at Sozeith village in Budgam district is suffering official apathy despite being the biggest cricket facility in the valley where dozens of teams can play concurrently. This is despite government’s tall claims to strengthen sports infrastructure in the state with the aim of grooming talent. The playground with hundreds of Kanals […]

Beerwah hospital in a shambles

Beerwah hospital in a shambles

Budgam: Housed in a multi-storey building, the sub-district hospital in Beerwah area of central district Budgam is being run to the utter dissatisfaction of the local population. “How could we expect a better healthcare when a neonatal is kept on a bed surrounded by with the dustbins lying aside,” asks Tasleema, a local woman. “I […]