Budgam villages face acute water crisis, womenfolk suffer

Budgam villages face acute water crisis, womenfolk suffer

BUDGAM: For decades the people of central district Budgam are craving for portable water and womenfolk are forced to walk miles to fetch drinking water. Every day the womenfolk could be seen with buckets and pitchers filled with water carrying home on dilapidated road. Though the officials hope that the new master plan may end […]

Sukhnag villagers demand bridges, drinking water

Sukhnag villagers demand bridges, drinking water

BUDGAM: People living along the banks of Sukhnag nallah are being deprived of several basic amenities like roads, water, and health. Several bridges, washed away by 2014 floods, are yet to be constructed. Villagers from Kangripora, Zanigam, Kanigund to Takyibal, Rawathpora, Sutharan, Drung, Khag, Habber and many other hamlets claim that lack of connectivity was […]

Kawoosa residents protest water scarcity

Kawoosa residents protest water scarcity

BUDGAM: Residents of the Peth Kawoosa village in Budgam district Saturday blocked the Srinagar-Gulmarg highway to protest water scarcity in their village. The protestors assembled on the highway, shouting anti-government and anti-department slogans and said that they have to ferry water on carts and bicycles from a water reservoir two kilometers away from their village. […]

Gulshanabad residents protest against unattended dug up road

Gulshanabad residents protest against unattended dug up road

BUDGAM: Residents of Gulshanabad in Chrar-e-Sharief Budgam held a protest on Friday after a patient from the locality had to be ferried to hospital on a cot because of a damaged and dug up road. A large patch of the road had been dug up by an earth mover, to check for water seepage and […]

Forsaken Poshker-Khag road leave residents in lurch

Forsaken Poshker-Khag road leave residents in lurch

Budgam: The 5-kilometer road stretch from Poshker to Khag in Budgam seems to be forsaken by authorities, leaving residents to trudge the potholes and ditches dotted along the whole stretch. Residents complain that the “indifferent attitude” of officials has created problems for the commuters, especially school going children and the elderly. “The road built about […]

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 […]

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