Heavy vehicles, street vendors jam roads of Shopian town

Heavy vehicles, street vendors jam roads of Shopian town

Municipal officer says working on solution while daily hassle for commuters continues Shopian: Traffic jams continue to plague Shopian town as entry of heavy vehicles in the town premises remains unchecked despite repeated orders from the district administration. Once the heavy vehicles enter the town between 9am and 5pm, rows of passenger vehicles can be […]

Civilian, 2 militants killed in Shopian encounter: Police

Civilian, 2 militants killed in Shopian encounter: Police

Shopian: Two militants belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit and a civilian were killed in an encounter with government forces at Amshipora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian. According to police, a cordon and search operation in the village was launched by a joint team of government forces including 44 Rashtriya Rifles of army, 14th battalion of CRPF […]

Work on to restore services disrupted by snowfall in Shopian, Pulwama

Work on to restore services disrupted by snowfall in Shopian, Pulwama

Shopian: With almost three feet snowfall in most upper areas of Shopian and Pulwama districts in south Kashmir, normal life was disrupted in the twin districts on Wednesday. It will take more than 24 hours to fully restore electricity in both the districts, Power department officials say, as in Shopian faults have developed in transmission […]

Expert advice: How to plant a new tree or lay a new orchard

Expert advice: How to plant a new tree or lay a new orchard

Shopian: Spring is expected to arrive early in Kashmir this year, and orchardists are preparing to go to work. The work starts with plantation of new fruit plants, but many still use outdated techniques or are unaware of the dos and don’ts of how to plant a new tree or lay a new orchard. Till […]

Two army soldiers, militant killed in Shopian gunfight

Two army soldiers, militant killed in Shopian gunfight

Shopian: Two army soldiers and a militant were killed in an encounter at Chermarag village in Zainpora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian on Saturday. A police official said a cordon and search operation was launched by a joint team of government forces including 1 Rashtriya Rifles of army, 178th battalion of CRPF and Police in […]

Protest held in Shopian against Karnataka hijab ban

Protest held in Shopian against Karnataka hijab ban

Shopian: A peaceful protest was held on Friday in district Shopian against the hijab ban faced by Muslim students at a college in Karnataka state. Scores of people were seen holding placards in support of hijab and against the saffron-clad men who ambushed a Muslim girl for wearing head scarf at the Karnataka college. The […]

Less snowfall this winter may cause water scarcity in summer

Less snowfall this winter may cause water scarcity in summer

Shopian: Less snowfall this year may have repercussions on agriculture and horticulture sectors in the coming summer. It may also affect the quality and quantity of crops this year, experts say. Though Kashmir witnessed untimely snowfall in the month of October, which brought havoc on horticulture sector, and later moderate snowfall was witnessed in January, […]

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