Dairy business started by Pandit-Muslim duo in Shopian a great hit

Dairy business started by Pandit-Muslim duo in Shopian a great hit

Shopian: At the time when a lot is being commented on the recent killings of Hindu and Sikh civilians in Kashmir, two Shopian friends, one a Hindu, the other a Muslim, are running a dairy farm together. Mohammad Rafiq Malik, a Muslim from Palpora village and Shubam Bhat, a Kashmiri Pandit, a resident of Chodergund […]

This year, ‘high quality apple’ abundant in Kashmir

This year, ‘high quality apple’ abundant in Kashmir

Shopian: Apple growers in south Kashmir this year are more than happy, for they have produced “high quality apple” after many years. Last year, almost 50 percent of the crop was affected by scab infection. Experts believe that several reasons are responsible for the quality crop this year, among them dry weather in late spring, […]

Five militants killed in twin encounters in Shopian

Five militants killed in twin encounters in Shopian

Shopian: Five militants including four from Shopian were killed in two separate encounters at different villages of south Kashmir’s Shopian district within the last 18 hours. All the five militants according to police were affiliated with The Resistance front (TRF). On Monday afternoon a joint team of government forces including 34 Rashtriya Rifles of army, […]

Rashid’s roof becomes a shining light for organic farmers in Shopian

Rashid’s roof becomes a shining light for organic farmers in Shopian

Agriculture dept provides seeds of high-yielding vegetables, trial of saffron now on Shopian: To overcome the problem of vegetables getting contaminated by chemical fertilisers, pesticides and fungicides, a 52-year-old Shopian man has come up with the innovative idea of growing vegetables on the terrace of his single-storey house. Haroon Rashid, 55, a resident of Vehil […]

Encounter on in Shopian with 3 militants

Encounter on in Shopian with 3 militants

Another CASO in Vehil area set up for the night Shopian: Three militants are trapped in an ongoing encounter with government forces at Tulran village in Imamsahib belt of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. This encounter is the fourth in Jammu and Kashmir in less than 24 hours. Official sources confirmed that exchange of fire with […]

Register non-local buyers with govt: Advisory to fruit traders in Shopian

Register non-local buyers with govt: Advisory to fruit traders in Shopian

Shopian: After complaints from many apple growers and traders of being cheated by non-local buyers, the area marketing authorities in Shopian have advised growers and traders to sell their fruit to non-local buyers only after getting them registered with the area marketing office. Recently, the office bearers of mega fruit mandi Aglar Shopian held a […]

Cold storages filling fast with apples this year

Cold storages filling fast with apples this year

Shopian: A record two lakh metric tonnes of apple, particularly the Kulu Delicious apples, are being stored this year in cold storage units, with 30 percent to 40 percent of the total number of units in Kashmir already full. Last year the cold storages went mostly empty due to decline in apple production, but 2021 […]

NET and JKPSC exams on same date, candidates in a fix

NET and JKPSC exams on same date, candidates in a fix

Shopian: The National Eligibility Test (NET), conducted by the University Grants Commission (UGC), and the civil services preliminary exam 2021 conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) are falling on the same date, that is, 24th of October. Many candidates have appealed to JKPSC authorities to postpone the exam date so that they […]

Militant killed, another arrested in Shopian

Militant killed, another arrested in Shopian

Shopian: In a predawn encounter at Rakhama village of Shopian, a militant was killed in a brief exchange of gunfire with government forces. The slain militant was identified as Mujeeb Ahmad Lone son of Muhammad Amin Lone resident of Redwani Bala of district Kulgam. He, according to police, had recently joined militant ranks and was […]

Cannabis still being grown in Wachi area, raids find

Cannabis still being grown in Wachi area, raids find

Shopian: Though locals of Wachi, Melhura and Wandanoo villages claim that they have ended the cultivation of cannabis, recent raids by the revenue and excise departments have found cultivated cannabis in the area. The cannabis plants were later destroyed by the authorities. According to an excise official, cannabis on 90 kanals of land was destroyed […]

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