Welcome to Covid-19 ‘vacinaion’ in Shopian ‘dictrict’

Welcome to Covid-19 ‘vacinaion’ in Shopian ‘dictrict’

Shopian: The health department in Shopian has found itself in an embarrassing situation after misspelling simple words on banners related to a dry run for Covid-19 vaccination. The flex banners put up by the staff announcing the event misspelt “vaccination” as “vacinaion” and “district” as “dictrict”. After the mistake was brought to the notice of […]

Shopian officials seek panel to solve problem of snow sliding down roofs

Shopian officials seek panel to solve problem of snow sliding down roofs

Shopian: To meet the challenges caused by snow sliding down roofs on to roads, officials in Shopian have asked for the constitution of a committee which would make a road map for future constructions and come up with solutions for the existing roofs. The Roads and Buildings (R&B) department in Shopian has been removing snow […]

Blocked by snow, water from stream submerges houses

Blocked by snow, water from stream submerges houses

Shopian: A cluster of houses was submerged in water and two cattle died when a cowshed collapsed due to flooding from a nearby stream at Thairan village, some nine kilometers from district headquarters Shopian, on Sunday. Locals from the village said that eight households were submerged in water after a nearby stream overflowed in the […]

Snow clearance in Shopian proving to be tough task

Snow clearance in Shopian proving to be tough task

Will take two more days to make roads feasible for traffic: Executive Engineer Shopian: It has been a week now that transport in Shopian is still off the roads, with snow sliding down roofs on to roads adding to the difficulties of snow clearance. Even after day and night efforts put in by the Mechanical […]

Husband, wife, two kids found unconscious in room with heater on

Husband, wife, two kids found unconscious in room with heater on

Shopian: Four members of a family were hospitalised on Saturday morning after they lost consciousness in their sleep at a village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. A police official said that Javed Ahmad Thoker, his wife and their two children were found unconscious inside a room of their house in Nusipora village in Keegam area […]

CASO in Shopian yields nothing

CASO in Shopian yields nothing

Shopian: Government forces carried out a search operation after laying a nocturnal cordon around a cluster of houses in Turkwangam village of Shopian on Friday night. The operation, according to a police source, was launched by a joint team of government forces on the inputs about the presence of militants in the locality. However, nothing […]

Shopian villagers continue to clear snow from roads

Shopian villagers continue to clear snow from roads

Shopian: Fed-up with the promises, thousands of villagers in Shopian again on Friday left their homes with shovels to remove the snow from roads on the third consecutive day. However, locals urged the district magistrate and higher officials that they should not show any expenditure on snow clearance operations in the area. “After we removed […]

Poor man with no power connection receives bill of Rs 1,41,692

Poor man with no power connection receives bill of Rs 1,41,692

Shopian: Though his house does not even have a power supply connection, this Shopian man is receiving electricity bills of nearly one-and-a-half lakh rupees every month. Hashmat Kalas, a resident of Mukami-Dunaroo in Keller belt of district Shopian, told Kashmir Reader that he is receiving these electricity bills every month despite the fact that there […]

Their life on the line: PDD’s ‘casual’ workers get not even shoes for being on their toes all winter in deep snow, or atop an electric pole in bone-chilling cold

Their life on the line: PDD’s ‘casual’ workers get not even shoes for being on their toes all winter in deep snow, or atop an electric pole in bone-chilling cold

Shopian/ Srinagar: Line men working on ‘temporary’ basis for the Power Development Department (PDD) have been risking their lives without any safety gear, not even shoes provided by the department, to restore power supply in south Kashmir amid the heaviest snowfall witnessed in years. The line men are being hailed as “heroes” for being at […]

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