Tourist park created in forest gathers litter, dirt and plastic

Tourist park created in forest gathers litter, dirt and plastic

Shopian: The tourist park at Padpawan area on Mughal Road which was developed some three years ago by utilising a large chunk of forest land is now filled with plastic bags, food wastes, and dirt. The authorities seem to be not bothered about keeping the place clean and saving the forest area from pollution. Yasir […]

Fear of Alternaria disease, and confusion over fungicide spray, in south Kashmir

Fear of Alternaria disease, and confusion over fungicide spray, in south Kashmir

Shopian: Amid repeated rain showers since Monday morning and humid temperatures, orchardists are apprehensive about breakout of Alterneria in fruit trees, particularly apple, but experts warn against use of any fungicide after the rains. Horticulture experts say that the incubation period of Alterneria is not more than three days and if the disease occurs, it […]

Lashkar’s longest surviving militant commander in Shopian killed

Lashkar’s longest surviving militant commander in Shopian killed

Shopian: Two militants including top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Ishfaq Dar, who was active since October 2017 in the area, were killed in an encounter at Cheki Seediq Khan village of Shopian on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. A cordon and search operation in the village was launched by a joint team of government forces […]

Gunfight erupts in Shopian village

Gunfight erupts in Shopian village

Forces ask trapped militants to surrender Shopian: A gunfight between militants and government forces erupted in Cheki Seediq Khan village in Nagisharan area of Shopian after an intense cordon and search operation was carried out in the village by a joint team of government forces on Sunday. The anti-militancy operation, according to police sources, was […]

Tourism economy suffers as road to Aharbal lies in disrepair

Tourism economy suffers as road to Aharbal lies in disrepair

Shopian: The Shopian-Aharbal road, vital for the local tourism economy, is in a shambles for a long time but the authorities are showing no inclination to repair it, especially the 4-km stretch from Sedow village to Aharbal which was damaged due to soil erosion some four years ago. Besides the damaged four-kilometer stretch, the road […]

BMO doesn’t allow use of generator at PHC Keller to run diagnostic machines, locals complain

BMO doesn’t allow use of generator at PHC Keller to run diagnostic machines, locals complain

Shopian: People in Keller, a far-flung and mostly tribal area of Shopian district, have accused the authorities at the local Primary Health Centre (PHC) of denying them health care and diagnostic facilities that are available at the hospital. A group of aggrieved local patients and their attendants told Kashmir Reader that the Block Medical Officer […]

New building at ITI Shopian ‘languishing’ for 16 years due to dispute over funds

New building at ITI Shopian ‘languishing’ for 16 years due to dispute over funds

Shopian: Sixteen years on, the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Shopian is still awaiting construction of an administrative-cum-workshop block building, due to a dispute over funds between the Technical Education department and the Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC). The construction work on the building was started in the financial year 2006-07 to provide […]

3 Lashkar militants, including district commander, killed in Anantnag

3 Lashkar militants, including district commander, killed in Anantnag

Mobile internet not suspended in unusual decision by administration Shopian: Three militants, including Arif Hajam, the Lashkar-e-Toiba’s district commander, were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Kwarigam Ranipora in Achbal area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday afternoon, police sources said. The gunfight in the area broke out at around 3:30 in […]

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