Bank guard foils weapon-snatching bid

Bank guard foils weapon-snatching bid

Shopian: A weapon-snatching bid was foiled by the alert bank guard when a person attempted to snatch his service weapon, a 12-bore rifle, outside the Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch in Imam Sahib on Saturday. One person was arrested by the police soon after the incident, police said. The incident according to sources took place […]

Mughal Road to be ready for vehicles in second week of April

Mughal Road to be ready for vehicles in second week of April

Shopian: The Mughal Road is likely be thrown open for vehicular movement in the second week of April as snow clearance process will take a week’s time on both ends, Poonch and Shopian, officials said on Tuesday. The snow clearance on this 84-kilometer road began on March 6, more than a month earlier than in […]

Ban on mining leaves construction work in south Kashmir at a standstill

Ban on mining leaves construction work in south Kashmir at a standstill

Shopian: After the complete ban on manual as well as “illegal excavation” of minerals from rivers and canals, construction works have come to a standstill here in south Kashmir, as even those who had received tenders for excavation are yet to complete the official formalities and obtain the environmental clearances to excavate and sell the […]

Overnight encounter ends with killing of 2 local militants

Overnight encounter ends with killing of 2 local militants

American-made M4 carbine rifle recovered: Police Shopian: In the month’s third encounter in Shopian district, two militants and an army soldier were killed in an overnight gunfight at Dangam village while an American-made M4 carbine rifle was recovered from the militants’ possession besides one AK-47 rifle and a pistol, police said. The gunfight broke out […]

Gunfight underway in Shopian, one militant, soldier killed

Gunfight underway in Shopian, one militant, soldier killed

Shopian: A militant and an army soldier were killed and another trooper was injured in an ongoing encounter at Wangam (Dangam- Wangam) village of Shopian on Saturday night. The gunfight broke out around 8 pm when government forces were carrying out cordon and search operation in the village and hiding militants fired upon search party […]

Despite ‘Iranian’ rival, Kashmiri apple fetching good rates now

Despite ‘Iranian’ rival, Kashmiri apple fetching good rates now

Shopian: The superior quality of the Kashmiri apple has trumped competition from the ‘illegally imported’ Iranian apple, even though it has brought down rates by 20 to 30 percent in Delhi’s markets this year. According to traders who operate from cold storages based in Lasipora industrial area, a box of apple is being sold at […]

Best to follow SKUAST spray schedule after rains: scientists

Best to follow SKUAST spray schedule after rains: scientists

Shopian: With heavy rains for the past four days in Kashmir, it is a crucial time for fruit growers as green tips are just sprouting on the branches and any wrong spraying of fungicides can destroy the whole crop Horticulture experts and scientists caution fruit growers to be very vigilant during this period. Last season, […]

4 militants killed in Shopian village

4 militants killed in Shopian village

Video shows wife, kid of one militant pleading to him to surrender Shopian: After six days of relentless search operations in Shopian district, government forces killed four militants – holed up in a residential house in Batpora locality of Manihal village – while an army soldier sustained bullet injuries in the overnight gunfight. A residential […]

Orchardists adopting fertilizer management get better yield

Orchardists adopting fertilizer management get better yield

Scientists warns against use of fertilizers without soil and leaf test Shopian: Though the use of fertilizers for the commercial horticulture sector acts like a lifeline, however, scientists are warning against its excessive use particularly without soil and leaf tests. The recommendations of self-styled experts and fertilizers, according to them, is taking a huge toll […]

6-year-old administered ‘expired’ injection at Shopian hospital

6-year-old administered ‘expired’ injection at Shopian hospital

Shopian: A six-year-old girl is battling for her life at the district hospital Shopian after eight to ten doses of expired Monocef injections were injected to her for four consecutive days, her family said. Muhammad Iqbal Khatrai, father of the young girl told Kashmir Reader that expired injections of Monocef for four days were injected […]