Injured, abandoned horses once again on Shopian streets

Injured, abandoned horses once again on Shopian streets

Several of them found outside the animal husbandry office Shopian: At the end of autumn, when all the chores are done and Kashmiris go into a sort of hibernation for the winter, abandoned horses are let out to fend for themselves in Shopian streets. Some injured, others maimed, and most looking for food, these horses […]

Weekend lockdown in Shopian despite very few cases

Weekend lockdown in Shopian despite very few cases

Shopian: Though Shopian has the least number of active cases of Covid, just 18, among the 10 Kashmir districts, a weekend lockdown was imposed in the district on Saturday with police and other law-enforcing agencies forcing shopkeepers and other business establishments to close down. While Kashmir division on Saturday witnessed 2,122 Covid cases, Shopian recorded […]

In Shopian, snowfall continues: from tin roofs upon roads

In Shopian, snowfall continues: from tin roofs upon roads

Shopian: Mounds of snow are piled alongside roads in Shopian town, causing traffic jams and immense problems to public movement. Locals are demanding that the authorities utilise all men and machinery to remove snow from the town areas, particularly from roadsides. According to officials from the Municipal Committee, all the snow which is creating problems […]

Work on to remove snow from Shopain roads, restore power lines

Work on to remove snow from Shopain roads, restore power lines

Shopian: After 4.5 feet of heavy snowfall in upper belts of district Shopian, authorities are struggling to restore road and power connectivity in many areas of the district. Officials maintain that about 90 percent of priority-first roads and 80 per cent of priority-second roads have been cleared of snow by the Mechanical Engineering department. They, […]

Shopian roads buried under snow as limited machinery unable to cope

Shopian roads buried under snow as limited machinery unable to cope

DC monitoring snow clearance, restoration of essential services: Official Shopian: Snow clearance from roads and streets is proving impossible in the absence of adequate machines in Shopian district, amid continuous snowfall since Friday noon which has completely disrupted road connectivity, power and drinking water supply in many areas. All transport remained off the roads on […]

Continuous snowfall in Shopian disrupts essential services

Continuous snowfall in Shopian disrupts essential services

Shopian: Continuous snowfall since Friday noon in Shopian district has disrupted road, power, and drinking water services, a situation which is likely to remain the same as the weatherman has forecast moderate to heavy snowfall in the district till Saturday evening. After light to moderate snowfall on January 5, the intensity of snowfall in this […]

Kashmiri apples not part of ‘Self-reliant India’?

Kashmiri apples not part of ‘Self-reliant India’?

Kashmir’s apple industry suffers as import of Iranian apples continues, despite poor quality, threat of new fungal disease Shopian: Import of huge quantity of Iranian apple has had a devastating effect on the Kashmir apple industry. Rates have plunged by 40 percent since mid-November, traders based in Kashmir say. The rates of Kashmiri apple started […]

Hamams become household necessity in freezing winters

Hamams become household necessity in freezing winters

Shopian: With the increase in intensity of cold conditions, and abrupt increase in electricity tariffs by the government, Hamams have become vital for many people to save themselves from the bone-chilling cold. Kashmir, like last year, is facing severe cold conditions after recent snowfall. Gulmarg on Thursday froze at minus 9.6 degrees Celsius while Pahalgam […]

MC Shopian removes illegal hoardings, banners in town

MC Shopian removes illegal hoardings, banners in town

Shopian: Municipal authorities in Shopian have finally swung into action to removed posters, hoardings and other advertising banners installed by the private agencies without prior permission from the authorities. The Municipal Committee Shopian during the fiscal year 2020-21, almost spent around crore rupees on town beautification which include Clock tower in Goal Chowk, beautification around […]