People stop officials from retrieving illegally extracted minerals in Shopian

shopian: Officials failed to retrieve illegally excavated minerals of Shopian Nala as people stopped them from carrying out their duties at Ayend Rawalpora village in the district. An officer from district administration said that around 150 trucks of minerals including sand, gravel and boulders were excavated from the Nala earlier and arrests were also made […]

Hotspot Hirpora still reporting most of new cases in Shopian

Hotspot Hirpora still reporting most of new cases in Shopian

Shopian: There is no let-up in decline of Covid-19 cases in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, where the tally has reached 89, most of the cases coming from just two villages: Hirpora (58) and Bemnipora (11). According to official data, 19 patients have recovered in the district, reducing the number of active cases to 70. On […]

Cherry crop ready, but lockdown big worry

Cherry crop ready, but lockdown big worry

Shopian: Cherry, this year’s first fruit crop in Kashmir valley, is ready but will it face as many hardships as last year’s apple? The long lockdown last year and frequent closure of the national highway during the winter months kept the apples lying unsold in cold storages in Kashmir. The ones that managed to reach […]

20-hour encounter in Shopian ends, 3 militants killed, army Major injured

20-hour encounter in Shopian ends, 3 militants killed, army Major injured

Shopian: Three militants, said to be locals, were killed in the same village where four others were killed a week ago, while a residential house was razed to the ground, and three forces’ personnel, including an army Major, were injured in a 20-hour-long gunfight at Melhura village in Shopian that ended Wednesday morning. Two civilians […]

Choicest Kashmiri Kulu apples: order for home delivery in Ramadhan

Choicest Kashmiri Kulu apples: order for home delivery in Ramadhan

Shopian: The constraints of a lockdown-confined Ramadan have unexpectedly become occasion for the union of Kashmiris with their apples. Two youths have started delivering fresh premium-quality Kashmiri Kulu apples at people’s doorsteps in Srinagar and Anantnag. Tanveer ul Haq and Asim Iqbal both chose the auspicious beginning of Ramadan for their separate “start-ups”, Tanveer’s named […]

Good news for Shopian as number of cases decline

Good news for Shopian as number of cases decline

Shopian: After a spike in number of Covid19 cases last week, Shopian is now seeing a decline in cases even as more samples are being collected for tests from people in the district. Shopian so far has recorded 63 Covid19 positive cases among whom 11 patients have recovered. According to official data, out of 101 […]

9 more cases in Shopian; doctor says it is community transmission

9 more cases in Shopian; doctor says it is community transmission

InShopian : Covid-19 cases continue to mount in Shopian district with nine more cases reported on Thursday, taking the district’s tally to 55. Of these, 42 are from Hirpora area alone. Eleven patients from the district have recovered so far and have been home quarantined. According to locals of Hirpora, family members, relatives and friends […]

With 14 more cases, situation in Hirpora turns from casual to grim

With 14 more cases, situation in Hirpora turns from casual to grim

Shopian: Despite being declared a Red Zone and sealed from all sides, Hirpora area in Shopian district was observing the lockdown more in the breach, until Wednesday, when 14 more residents tested positive for the novel coronavirus. In recent days, at least two persons had escaped from Hirpora before a non-local labourer managed to sneak […]

4 militants killed in Shopian encounter

4 militants killed in Shopian encounter

Shopian: Four militants were killed in a gunfight at Melhura village in Shopian on Wednesday. A police spokesperson confirmed that four militants were killed. According to locals from Melhura village they heard gunshots late last night. “We were taking dinners when heavy firing started outside and it was very close, we kept the food there […]

Hirpora hotspot in Shopian district

Hirpora hotspot in Shopian district

Shopian: Twenty-two Covid-19 cases have so far been reported from Hirpora village in district Shopian. One of the initially reported cases was found negative when tested for the second time. An official said that Shopian district has total 32 cases reported so far among whom 22 belong to Hirpora village alone. Among the rest of […]

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