Nothing found during CASO in Shopian

Nothing found during CASO in Shopian

Shopian: Government forces on Friday carried a cordon and search operation at Pehlipora village of Shopian which was called off after no contact was established. Locals told Kashmir Reader that a joint team of government forces arrived in the village around 11 am when door to door searches in the village was taken place. They […]

Ignoring scientific advice, apple growers spray ‘lethal’ combination recommended by pesticide sellers

Ignoring scientific advice, apple growers spray ‘lethal’ combination recommended by pesticide sellers

Shopian: Some pesticide sellers in Shopian are recommending combinations of sprays which have neither been recommended by SKUAST agricultural varsity nor any horticulture scientist. These self-styled combinations of multiple fungicides may prove “lethal” for young plants, scientists warn. An orchardist when asked why he is spraying a combination of horticulture mineral oil (HMO), fungicide and […]

Day after Afghani’s killing, 2 more CASOs in Shopian amid public shutdown

Day after Afghani’s killing, 2 more CASOs in Shopian amid public shutdown

Shopian: A day after killing top Jaish e Muhammad commander Sajad Afghani, government forces launched two more search operations at two different villages in the same district. One cordon and search operation, according to locals, was launched at Khar-Mohala locality of Trenz village in Shopian district on Tuesday. Locals said dozens of residential houses and […]

Jaish commander Sajad Afghani killed in native village

Jaish commander Sajad Afghani killed in native village

‘Row of houses’ burnt to ashes, IGP and GoC Victor Force conducted ‘aerial monitoring’ of operation Shopian: In one of the longest encounters in Kashmir’s insurgency history, government forces on Monday killed top Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) commander Sajad Afghani at his native village of Rawalpora in Shopian district, a day after a local militant was killed […]

Amid massive clashes, local militant killed, 3 houses burnt in Shopian

Amid massive clashes, local militant killed, 3 houses burnt in Shopian

Shopian: The overnight gunfight in Shopian’s Rawalpora, the native village of top Jaish-e-Mohammad commander Wilayat Ahmad Lone aka Sajad Afghani, entered its third night on Sunday, with one local Lashkar militant killed so far, arms and ammunition recovered, and massive clashes between government forces and civilians that were first of their kind since August 5, […]

Increase in orchards, stray dogs reason for more leopards in human areas

Increase in orchards, stray dogs reason for more leopards in human areas

Shopian: Massive increase in number of stray dogs and widespread growing of horticulture products in the past 20 years in Kashmir is the major reason that leopards are routinely venturing into human habitations. In this winter almost on every day, authorities of the wildlife department have been receiving information of spotting of wild animals, particularly […]

Gunfight begins in Shopian village after 24 hrs of searches

Gunfight begins in Shopian village after 24 hrs of searches

Shopian: A fierce gunfight between militants and government forces has started at Ayend-Rawalpora village of Shopian after a 24-hour-long intensive and through search operation in the village. The village is situated some five kilometers away from district headquarter and two kilometers from nearest military facility. According to police sources, a joint team of government forces […]

Grow irises, spray pepper to keep porcupines at bay

Grow irises, spray pepper to keep porcupines at bay

Shopian: Amid havoc caused by the growing porcupine population in south and central Kashmir districts where the rodents have eaten barks of hundreds of fruit trees, wildlife and horticulture experts have a remedy to keep not only porcupines but all rodents at bay. Experts advise growing of Irises (Mazaar Monji) in the orchards where the […]

Amid rains, search for missing leopard continues

Amid rains, search for missing leopard continues

SHOPIAN: After a leopard was spotted in a Meminder area of Shopian, a search and rescue operation has been started by wildlife department to track down the wild animal. This is for the second time in two months that a leopard was spotted in human habitation at Shopian. Mudasir Ahmad, the in-charge wildlife control room […]