The greatest victims of man-animal conflict: wildlife workers

The greatest victims of man-animal conflict: wildlife workers

Not paid wages since Aug 5, 2019, casual labourers also receive no money for treatment of injuries sustained in field Shopian: Casual labourers working for the wildlife department are the overlooked victims of Kashmir’s man-animal conflict. In return for meagre wages, they often get critically injured during duty but get no assistance from the government, […]

‘Insane’: Locals aghast at municipal dumping site in Shopian

‘Insane’: Locals aghast at municipal dumping site in Shopian

Unfenced, situated next to fruit mandi, playground, the garbage continues to pollute Rambiara river and the environment Shopian: On the one hand municipal authorities in Shopian are spending Rs 43 lakhs on construction of a clock tower at Gol Chowk in Shopian town, while on the other hand the newly designated dumping site between Aglar […]

Youth allegedly murdered over love affair in Shopian

Youth allegedly murdered over love affair in Shopian

Shopian: Body of 21-year-old youth was found at Turkawangam village of Shopian on Wednesday with his family claiming he was murdered by the family of a girl with whom he was in relationship. He was identified as Shahid Ahmad Ganie son of Manzoor Ahmad of Urpora village in Nagbal area of the district. Police said […]

Pulwama: A town without footpaths

Pulwama: A town without footpaths

Shopian: Pulwama is probably the lone town in Kashmir which has no footpaths at all in the entire town area. What is worse, the authorities have no plans to establish any footpath in the town either. Officials, when asked about this, said that there is a fund of Rs 1 crore for town beautification, but […]

Irrigation canal lying in disrepair frustrates Shopian village’s ‘green revolution’

Irrigation canal lying in disrepair frustrates Shopian village’s ‘green revolution’

Shopian: Safnagri is the lone village in Shopian district where people grow vegetables instead of fruits, on more than 400 kanals of land in the village, but despite their efforts towards a mini green revolution, they have been denied irrigation facilities by a government that doesn’t seem to care. Villagers in Safnagri told Kashmir Reader […]

Words of Sheikh ul Alam come true, with a twist, in Kashmir

Words of Sheikh ul Alam come true, with a twist, in Kashmir

Shopian: ‘Teli maali aasen tithi kaeran, tangg cxonthi papen cxearan seeth’. These lines are from a poem of famous Kashmiri Sufi saint and poet Sheikh Noor ud Din Noorani (Sheikh ul Alam) and they mean: ‘A time will come when pear and apple will ripe with apricot’. Sheikh Noorani was predicting signs of doomsday in […]

Al-Badr militant killed in Budgam, another arrested

Al-Badr militant killed in Budgam, another arrested

Srinagar: A militant from Pulwama affiliated with Al-Badr was killed in an encounter with government forces in Budgam district on Saturday, while another militant, a native of Khrew, escaped cordon but was arrested in Pulwama, police said. The forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Mochuwa area of Budgam, following inputs about the presence […]

Municipal authority in Pulwama dumps garbage near residential houses

Municipal authority in Pulwama dumps garbage near residential houses

SHOPIAN: Municipal authorities in Pulwama are doing the opposite of what they are supposed to do: causing garbage and pollution instead of removing it. A space along the Circular Road in the town, which has no fence or boundary, and which is near residential houses and horticulture land, they have chosen to dump garbage. The […]

‘Massive, man-eater’ bear mauls wildlife dept shooter in Shopian

‘Massive, man-eater’ bear mauls wildlife dept shooter in Shopian

60 stitches, mostly on head, to shooter before being shifted to SMHS Shopian: Two persons, including a wildlife department tranquiliser shooter, were grievously injured by a black bear in Imamsahib area of Shopian on Thursday morning. The bear was later tranquilised by a team of Wildlife Control Room Division Shopian. Locals from Kadgam and Chitterwach […]