Cherry transportation picks up in Shopian amid pandemic

Cherry transportation picks up in Shopian amid pandemic

Shopian: With the arrival of cherry harvest season in Kashmir, Aglar Mandi in Shopian has started limited operations to dispatch the fruit to different parts of the country amid Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. Cherry is the first fruit which is being harvested in Kashmir and like in many areas, orchardists in Shopian have also started […]

Hailstorm damages crops in Pulwama, Shopian

Shopian: Hailstorm wreaked havoc in Pulwama and Shopian villages on Friday causing damage damages to standing crops. Heavy hailstorm was witnessed in Pulwama and Shopian villages including Rajpora, Abhama, Bagh Sangerwani, Drakladan, Achgoza, Drabgam, Pargochi, Losedenow and adjacent villages. An grower from Drabgam told Kashmir Reader that heavy hailstorm caused serious damages to fruit and […]

Shopian patient offered collective Eid prayers, visited neighbours, relatives after sample collection

Shopian patient offered collective Eid prayers, visited neighbours, relatives after sample collection

Shopian: A 50-year-old man from Shopian found positive of the novel Coronavirus a day ago participated in collective Eid-ul-Fitr prayers, visited neighbours and relatives, raising apprehensions of spreading the virus in the village, a senior doctor said. The sample of the patient from Chitragam suffering from kidney ailment was collected at Government Medical College Anantnag […]

Shopian’s Covid active cases reduce to 11 from 109

Shopian’s Covid active cases reduce to 11 from 109

Shopian: Shopian has seen no fresh case for last five days giving respite to administration as well as frontline workers combating Covid-19. The south Kashmir district saw 73 from single village Hirpora causing massive panic among locals. A total of 109 cases were reported in district but so far 98 have recovered reducing the number […]

Shops on wheels become saviours in Covid lockdown

Shops on wheels become saviours in Covid lockdown

Shopian: Thanks to small load carrier vehicles and auto rickshaws, people in rural areas here have not faced scarcity of essential commodities in the two months since the Covid19 lockdown was announced in late March. Transformed into shops on wheels, small load carriers made available vegetables, fruit, rice and other essential commodities at the doorsteps […]

Shopian hospital starts 24×7 OT services, but sorely lacks a blood bank

Shopian hospital starts 24×7 OT services, but sorely lacks a blood bank

Shopian: Doctors with the help of the district administration have started 24×7 operation theatre services for the first time at Shopian district hospital (DH). Unfortunately, the lack of a blood bank and limited space is hindering the smooth functioning of these services. The 24-hour OT services were started from May 7 at the hospital. Three […]

Police act against illegal miners in Shopian

Arrests 27 persons, seize vehicles Shopian: Police on Tuesday cracked down on illegal mineral miners and arrested 27 persons and seized 26 vehicles meant for transporting and sand, boulders and gravel from Rambiara Nallah. According to a police, the drive against mineral mafia was launched by three police stations including Keegam, Zainpora and Imamsahib in […]

Forces beat ambulance driver in Pulwama; ‘DC Pulwama starts inquiry’

Forces beat ambulance driver in Pulwama; ‘DC Pulwama starts inquiry’

Shopian: An ambulance driver of Shopian district was allegedly beaten by government forces at Pulwama late on Sunday night. The driver identified as Tariq Ahmed driving an ambulance bearing registration number JK- 22- 8441 was beaten around Lyceum school in Pulwama, officials in Shopian said. “On receiving the distressed calls from driver, block medical officer […]

Famished street dogs become vicious in Shopian

Famished street dogs become vicious in Shopian

Shopian: The coronavirus lockdown is driving stray dogs to fury, as street food and leftovers of meat have vanished in all towns and villages. In Shopian, almost 60 persons have been treated for dog bites at the district hospital in the past 30 days. A one-year-old girl was recently seriously injured when a suspected rabid […]

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