Families in Shopian quarantined after labourer from Rajouri tests positive

Families in Shopian quarantined after labourer from Rajouri tests positive

Shopian: The Covid-19 case reported from Rajouri on Saturday has alarmed villagers in Shopian district where the man was working as a labourer until recently. Two families have now been quarantined at Pinjora and Pehlipora villages of Shopian district while samples from another family, which has also been put under quarantine, have been taken for […]

Early scab infection in apple leaves worries orchardists

Early scab infection in apple leaves worries orchardists

Shopian: Early scab infection in leaves of fruit trees, especially apple trees, has appeared after many years in Kashmir. Horticulture experts believe that the frequent rains in March, which delayed fungicide spraying till after March 27, are among the reasons for this early infection. Hundreds of orchardists in both south and north Kashmir are taking […]

Families demand return of bodies labelled as ‘unidentified’

Shopian: Two families from Shopian on Saturday demanded the return of bodies of two militants labelled “unidentified” by the police and sent to burial in Baramulla. Family members of militant Asif Ahmad Dar of Bongam area of Shopian town told Kashmir Reader that their slain son called them on the phone when he was trapped. […]

Two militants killed in Shopian

Two militants killed in Shopian

Shopian: Two militants were killed in an encounter with government forces at Dairoo village of south Kashmir’s Shopian. Locals from Dairoo village in Keegan belt of the district told Kashmir Reader that gunshots were heard around 6 am. Earlier according to police sources a cordon and search operation was launched by joint team of government […]

In south Kashmir, 1,150 samples tested in a population of 25 lakh

In south Kashmir, 1,150 samples tested in a population of 25 lakh

Shopian: From a population of over 25 lakh, only 1,150 samples have been taken, of which 23 have tested positive, in the region known as south Kashmir. According to official data, Shopian has reported 14 Covid-19 cases out of a total 307 samples taken, the highest among south Kashmir districts. The numbers are followed by […]

Kashmir Apple industry going through ‘worst phase ever’

Kashmir Apple industry going through ‘worst phase ever’

Shopian: Apple growers and traders in Kashmir are having to pay for cold storages but are earning nothing as the coronavirus lockdown has forced all markets and transport shut. As many as one lakh tonnes of apple are lying in cold storages based in Lasipora Pulwama, Aglar Shopian, and some areas in north Kashmir. According […]

Rabid dogs on prowl in Shopian, many injured

Shopian: Rabid dogs are in prowl in Shopian villages and over a dozen people including children have been injured so far. In Voterpora village, one dog was killed by the locals. A paramedic posted at immunization section of district hospital said that 15 people were given anti-rabies vaccination in the hospital so far, while as […]

Rambiara rivulet plundered at night with utter disregard of lockdown

Rambiara rivulet plundered at night with utter disregard of lockdown

Shopian: As the night falls over Rambiara rivulet in south Kashmir, nocturnal activity of men and machinery begins on its banks. The cover of darkness is opportunity for illegal extraction of sand, gravel and boulders, which are carted away in dozens of tractors without giving a fig for the nation-wide lockdown. Locals living near the […]

Shopian admin races to make 2 lakh masks vital to virus fight

Shopian admin races to make 2 lakh masks vital to virus fight

Shopian: District administration Shopian is racing to make two lakh masks for the public which is vital to virus fight. Over 3500 masks have been made so far and one thousand have been distributed among the people. The initiative was taken a few days ago by deputy commissioner Shopian, Choudhary Muhammad Yasin to meet the […]

Poultry farms unable to get feed, sell stock; many have shut down

Poultry farms unable to get feed, sell stock; many have shut down

Shopian: The poultry industry in Kashmir is suffering heavy losses as the Covid-19 lockdown has blocked supply of feed for the birds and access to local markets. About 20 poultry farms in Lasipora industrial area have all sustained losses. Javid Ahmad, a dealer who operates from Lasipora, said that dealers had maintained enough stock ahead […]

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