12 years on, Shopian hospital in limbo

12 years on, Shopian hospital in limbo

SHOPIAN: Lack of funds has halted the work of district hospital Shopain started in the year 2008, which according to doctors and locals has affected patientcare. People blame government for intentionally delaying the construction of hospital building. The hospital building is being constructed by Jammu and Kashmir projects construction corporation (JKPCC) with an estimated cost […]

Detained Yasin Khan’s mother passes away, KCCI pleads for release

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Chamber of Industry and Commerce (KCCI) has urged the authorities to immediately release the Chairman of Kashmir Traders and Manufacture federation (KTMF) Mohammad Yasin Khan whose mother passed away Thursday. Khan is under detention in a jail outside Jammu and Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370 on August 5. Sheikh Ashiq, President of […]

‘Safe zones’ hurts growers as transport charges increase

‘Safe zones’ hurts growers as transport charges increase

Shopian: The secured zones established in Shopian after the three killings has resulted in additional costs to growers hurting the apple trade. The three killing of non-locals since October 14 comprised a Rajasthan truck driver Mohammad Sharief, Chhattisgarh labourer and apple dealer from Punjab Charanjeet Singh. Since then, the government has set up six secured […]

Government school set ablaze in Kulgam

Government school set ablaze in Kulgam

SHOPIAN: A Government High School was set on fire by unknown persons on late Tuesday evening in south Kashmir’s Kulgam. Official sources said that four rooms of the school’s new building in DH Pora have sustained major damages. They said that the timely intervention of locals and fire and emergency services brought control on the […]

9 years on, Shopian’s mini secretariat awaits completion

SHOPIAN: The mini secretariat at Shopian was started nine years ago by Jammu and Kashmir projects construction corporation (JKPCC), which is yet to be completed as the corporation said that security forces have occupied the block that has halted the work. The foundation stone of mini secretariat Shopian was laid in April 2011 to mitigate […]

Fear in south Kashmir after killings

Shopian: The killing of three non-locals including truck drivers and a trader within three days has created fear among non-local labourers and apple traders in Shopian. Many non-locals have left or begun to leave Kashmir after the latest killing in Trenz Village of Shopian. A truck driver hailing from Punjab was killed and an apple […]

Amid shutdown, bang cultivation on rise in south Kashmir

SHOPIAN: The continuous shutdown has led to rise in bang cultivation in south Kashmir as administration have halted the destruction drive, with experts saying that uncertainty has led this trade to flourish. The police, excise and revenue officials has started bung destruction drives in the month of July which would be ending in October. But […]

Absence of non-local buyers hit apple prices

Absence of non-local buyers hit apple prices

SHOPIAN: The price of C-grade apple has fallen sharply due to the absence of non-local buyers, which is causing a concern among the orchardists, who say that their earnings have been hit. According to the orchardists, traders from other states would set-up camps in villages to buy apples. They said that the load carriers from […]

6170 apple boxes procured under MIS in Shopian

6170 apple boxes procured under MIS in Shopian

Shopian: With mandis shut and local and non-local traders absent, Government’s market intervention scheme has received 6170 apple boxes from Shopian district of southern Kashmir’s district by October 11. According to official data there are 46640 orchardists in district Shopian which produces 3.5 lac metric ton of apple. Some 21669 hectares are under apple cultivation. […]