Two more COVID-19 cases detected in Kashmir  

Shopian: Two more positive cases were detected in Kashmir on Saturday evening taking the overall count of COVID-19 cases to 94. Two postive cases were reported from south Kashmir’s district Shopian. Officials said that samples of two patients which were taken on Friday and both were found positive after their reports came by Saturday evening.The duo […]

Government allows transportation of high-density plants in Valley to avoid losses

Government allows transportation of high-density plants in Valley to avoid losses

Shopian: The government has decided to allow transportation of plant and root stock meant for high-density plantation of apples to avoid economic losses to growers. But growers have to follow strict guidelines set by the authorities to stop spread of Covid-19. Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat told Kashmir Reader that growers and private agencies […]

Export of apple resumes after remaining suspended for 10 days

Export of apple resumes after remaining suspended for 10 days

Shopian: Export of apple has resumed after it was suspended due to Covid-19 lockdown with owners allowed to send fruit to the different parts of India. A store owner from Shopian told Kashmir Reader that from Friday they are going to start the export of apple with limited quantity to other parts of India. “The […]

People quarantined in Shopian, Pulwama hospitals ‘ill treated’

People quarantined in Shopian, Pulwama hospitals ‘ill treated’

SHOPIAN/ANANTNAG: People put on quarantine in an isolation ward at Shopian hospital have accused health officials and government forces of “ill treating” them. One of the quarantined persons told Kashmir Reader that no doctor visited him for three days while he was kept locked in a room. Shakir Ahmed, a resident of Hirpora, said that […]

Essential goods running out of stock in Shopian villages

Essential goods running out of stock in Shopian villages

SHOPIAN: Essential goods are running out of stock at shops in south Kashmir’s Shopian villages due to Covid-19 lockdown. Aashiq Hussain, a local shopkeeper, who used to go to Shopian market for buying goods, has not come out of his house since lockdown was imposed. People here complain of a shortage of essentials in the […]

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