Deceased, injured lineman’s family slam admin over discrimination

Union demands regularisation, salary hike and risk allowances

SHOPIAN: On December 13 last year, Ghulam Qadir Mir was electrocuted to death while repairing a high tension line in Kashnabal in Ganderbal. His family was never compensated who say that the department is silent over their ordeal and “apart from customary visits by the higher ups, the promised job for the next of their […]

Even base not ready of Shopian bridge launched in 2016

SHOPIAN: The snail’s pace of work on a vital bridge in Shopian is puncturing tall claims of officials who had said that the bridge will be completed by end of 2019. The bridge at Trenz village was started being built in 2016 after huge demonstrations from the public. According to official data, this 300-meter-long bridge […]

Kashmir apple faces another setback as Iranian apple gluts markets

Iranian apple gluts Indian markets hitting Kashmir fruit trade

Shopian: Influx of Iranian apple to Indian markets has dealt a blow to Kashmir’s apple industry, which is under tremendous economic stress this year. According to apple traders based in the Valley as well as New Delhi, rates have declined this year as large quantity of apples from Iran have reached Indian markets. They said […]

CEO issues notification for Panchayat by-polls

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer Shailendra Kumar on Saturday issued a notification for the conduct of by-elections for Panchayat Polls to elect Sarpanches and Panches. The elections are scheduled to be held in eight phases across Jammu and Kashmir beginning March 5. The elections are conducted on seats which remained vacant in 2018 […]

Kashmir’s indigenous apple ‘Ambri’ to return to orchards after 18 years research

Shopian: After close to two decades of research, Kashmir’s indigenous apple variety, ‘Ambri’, which vanished from orchards long ago, is going to be produced again in the Valley. The once popular apple variety was exported to multiple markets in the world. But it gradually vanished as its production dwindled in the region due to multiple […]

Revival of Hirpora potato variety, after success in seed identification

Shopian: The indigenous Hirpora patato may witness a comeback in future after scientists in SK Agriculture University of Science and technology (SKAUST) have identified the seed and multiplication process. The potato which was known throughout valley and outside for its taste and crunch disappeared from the area from the past decade with a hand full […]

Shopian growers say snow damage compensation insufficient

Reimbursing Rs 900 per Kanal, not enough to by ropes for tying damaged branches

Shopian growers say snow damage compensation insufficient

Shopian: Hoping to receive substantial compensation for the losses suffered to orchards by snow in November last year, growers in Shopian say that they are offered a meager amount, insufficient to purchase ropes for damaged trees. A Rs 900 compensation for Kanal of land is being offered to the fruit growers who will be receiving […]

Bank guard killed in ‘accidental’ fire in Shopian

Shopian: A bank guard was killed on Friday in an accidental fire at Kaprin village of south Kashmir’s Shopian. The incident occurred at Jammu and Kashmir Bank’s Kaprin Branch Shopian. The slain was identified as Majid Ahmad Naikoo, a resident of Dangam village of Shopian. A police official said that the incident took place on […]

NIA conducts more raids in Shopian

Shopian: National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted more raids for second day on Monday at several places in south Kashmir’s Shopian. In the morning, NIA team raided a house of Reyaz Ahmad Thoker at Dragad in Shopian Locals said that Thoker was detained on behalf of his ailing brother who allegedly was an over ground worker […]

DSP arrest case: NIA conducts raids across south Kashmir

Shopian: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday conducted raids at several places in South Kashmir’s district Shopian and adjoining area along with contingent of police and army. The raids according to police sources were carried out in connection with recent arrest of senior police official, Devinder Singh and a militant commander Naveed Babu. Locals from […]

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