Two grenades lobbed at forces in Shopian

Two grenades lobbed at forces in Shopian

Shopian: Militants on Wednesday lobbed two grenades at government forces in Shopian without causing any damage or loss. Police sources said that the first grenade was hurled at forces at around 11:30 am by suspected militants followed by gunshots at Bonbazar near Sangloo bridge. They said that the grenade exploded on the roadside without causing […]

Shopian admin to act tough over misuse of potable water

Shopian admin to act tough over misuse of potable water

Shopian: To tackle the growing menace of misuse of potable water and frequent diversion of this for irrigation, the district administration Shopian has decided to act against offenders by imposing fines and even initiating legal action against them. The move comes after a fight between two villages erupted in Pinjora village where authorities tried to […]

DC Shopian warns of legal action for using drinking water for irrigation

DC Shopian warns of legal action for using drinking water for irrigation

Shopian: Amid drought-like conditions in Kashmir triggered by a poor rainfall, authorities in south Kashmir’s Shopian district have warned people of legal action for using drinking water for irrigation purposes. The move comes in the face of a law and order situation that arose at Pinjora village of the district where authorities tried to restore […]

Expecting mothers kept in isolation centres while Covid reports get delayed

Expecting mothers kept in isolation centres while Covid reports get delayed

Shopian: Delay in Covid-19 test reports is putting expecting mothers to great discomfort in Shopian district. Many expecting mothers have been put under isolation despite their samples for Covid-19 tests having been taken many days ago. Family members of Saleema Bano (name changed) said that she was reported Covid-19 positive on 6 July and was […]

3 Shopian village face acute water crisis for want of supply, contamination

3 Shopian village face acute water crisis for want of supply, contamination

Shopian: Three Shopian villages in South Kashmir are facing drinking water problems since a decade, with locals from these areas saying that the government is insensitive in providing a proper water supply with one of the villages being fed contaminated waters . Villagers of Checki-Sangran, a locality comprising hundreds of souls told Kashmir Reader that […]

Three militants killed in Shopian orchards

Three militants killed in Shopian orchards

Shopian: After a month’s lull, guns boomed in Shopian again on Saturday as government forces killed three militants in a pre-dawn encounter at a Shopian village. The encounter between a joint team of government forces and militants broke out in the orchards of Amshipora village which is situated some six kilometers from district headquarters. Police […]

Situation better in Shopian but doctors warn against complacency

Situation better in Shopian but doctors warn against complacency

Shopian: Despite the least population (about 3 lakh) among south Kashmir districts, Shopian has had the second-highest number of Covid-19 cases detected in the region (901). There have also been 17 deaths of Covid-19 patients, again second-highest in the region. Doctors in Shopian strictly warn against violations of guidelines such as wearing of masks and […]

Shoipan Ahrabal road damaged due to subsidence at various spots

Shoipan Ahrabal road damaged due to subsidence at various spots

Locals demand early repairs, officials say sought expert advice on this occurrence Shopian: The key road from Shopian to tourist resort and famed water fall of Aharbal is in deplorable condition as this 15 kilometer road has developed massive fissures at over a dozen places due to subsudence. The road via Chottipora and Sedow village […]

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