Rates for Kashmiri apple shoot up to almost double of last year’s

Rates for Kashmiri apple shoot up to almost double of last year’s

Shopian: In a year of heavy losses inflicted by fungal diseases, hailstorm, and almost a 30 percent decline in production, Kashmiri apples are at last fetching market rates that are satisfactory for fruit growers and traders in south Kashmir. The demand for the apples is also good despite the Covid19 situation. According to fruit growers […]

Govt scheme to buy apples when all apples have been sold

Govt scheme to buy apples when all apples have been sold

Shopian: Though the government has reintroduced the market intervention scheme (MIS), orchardists and fruit traders call this move too late as most of this year’s produce has either been already sold in markets or stored in cold chains in different parts of Kashmir. Orchardists said that the apple crop this year was the lowest in […]

Gunfight erupts in Shopian, one militant killed

Gunfight erupts in Shopian, one militant killed

Shopian: A militant was killed in an ongoing encounter at Melhura village of Shopian on Monday. Local sources said that firefight is underway in an isolated place surrounded by willow and poplar trees. Police sources said that a cordon and search operation was launched by a joint team of government forces including 55 Rashtriya Rifles […]

Shopian institute accused of ‘radicalising’ students felicitates NEET qualifiers

Shopian institute accused of ‘radicalising’ students felicitates NEET qualifiers

Shopian: After remaining in headlines for many days after the government accused its “former teachers” of militancy activities, an accusation which the institute refuted, the Siraj ul Uloom educational institute in Shopian has again come in the limelight after two of its former students qualified the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). Both the students however don’t […]

Kashmir’s apples destroyed in the guise of protecting them

Kashmir’s apples destroyed in the guise of protecting them

This year’s apple crop ruined by spurious pesticides that officials did nothing to check Shopian: ‘Shaal cxalith bathen loodi’ is a Kashmiri proverb which means there is no use of beating the drums when wolves have already done their work. Similar is the case with Kashmir’s horticulture department which remained silent when spurious, substandard pesticides […]

Jio customers in Pulwama, Budgam irked by services

Jio customers in Pulwama, Budgam irked by services

Shopian: Jio consumers in south Kashmir’s Pulwama and central Kashmir’s Budgam district are facing inconvenience as towers installed in the areas long ago have not been made functional since years. Danish Ahmad Hura, a local from Hanjan village of district Pulwama said that they are facing tough times in terms of network since more than […]

2 unidentified militants killed in Shopian

2 unidentified militants killed in Shopian

Shopian: Two unidentified militants were killed in a brief encounter at Chakoora village in Hajipora belt of district Shopian on Wednesday. The firefight followed after a cordon and search operation was laid by joint team of government forces including 34 Rashtriya Rifles of army, police and 178 battalion of CRPF based on ‘inputs about the […]

No teacher of ours booked under PSA, says Shopian school founder

No teacher of ours booked under PSA, says Shopian school founder

‘Malicious campaign against school, our students have served in police and army’ Shopian: A day after media reports that three teachers of a Shopian school had been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA), Muhammad Yousuf Mantoo, founding chairman of the school, spoke to Kashmir Reader to assert that the persons booked under PSA had nothing […]

1 2 3 23