Wildlife dept employees face dearth of safety gears to track animals

SHOPIAN: Amid harshest winter when wild animals are forced to roam in human habitations for want of food, the wildlife personnel are lacking on key safety gadgets to catch, tranquillise and drive back the wild animals back in forests. An official from wildlife said that there is a dearth of safety gadgets for employees and […]

Shopian villages face water crisis

Shopian: Twenty water supply schemes meant for over a hundred villages in South Kashmir’s district Shopian were affected due to recent heavy snowfall and freezing. Official sources said that almost all the habitations in this hilly district were affected due to the intense freezing of pipelines in the forested areas. More than 35 villages of […]

Snow clearance yet to be undertaken in Shopian

SHOPIAN: Shopian residents are outraged over non-clearance of snow from roads, saying that authorities are least interested in lessening the miseries of people. The roads in main town are filled with many inches of snow despite the authorities claim that they have cleared the snow from roads. According to locals only a few vehicles are […]

Traffic violators get roses in Shopian as good-will gesture by MVD

SHOPIAN: Motor vehicle department Shopian on Thursday distributed roses to law violators as a good-will gesture. Official said that the roses were distributed to the people who were found violating one or the other traffic law. Muhammad Irfan, Inspector Motor Vehicle department Shopian told Kashmir Reader that it was a goodwill gesture to aware the […]

Technical course in horticulture has no prospects for job recruitment

ITI Pass outs say government did not amend rules for over a decade to give weightage to this course

SHOPIAN: While the government says that it is keen on promoting of horticulture sector across Jammu and Kashmir, its has “disregarded” the pass outs from lone Industrial Training Institute at Shopian where this subject is introduced to generate technicians who well versed with horticulture practices. The government according to those who have completed this at […]

Kashmiri Qawali forgotten as other music genres gain momentum

SHOPIAN: Very few people in Kashmir know about Kashmiri Qawali and its founder has been forgotten with the passage of time as other music genres have gained momentum over the time. Ghulam Mohidun Balpori, founder of Kashmiri Qawali, expired almost two decades ago at his ancestral village Balpora situated on bank of Rambiara rivulet in […]

Water supply affected in Shopian

Shopian: Hundreds of inhabitants are facing acute shortage of water supply in south Kashmir’s Shopian as water supply lines are frozen because of freezing temperatures. Locals said there is no taps are running dry for a fortnight as water pipes froze as temperature has dipped to minus 6.5 degree Celsius. Shahid Ahmad of Aram-Mohalla area […]

Man charged with murder of his daughter-in-law in Shopian

SHOPIAN: Shopian Court on Friday charged a man with murder of his daughter-in-law after 12 years and sentenced him with life imprisonment and Rs 10,000 penalty. The court found Ghulam Hassan Malik son of Fateh Mohammad Malik, resident of Chek-Saidpora guilty of murder of his daughter-in-law, Gulshana Banoo in 2008 case. Principal Sessions judge Shopian, […]

Official data suggests significant decline in man-animal conflict incidents in Shopian this year

Shopian: There has been a significant decline in man-animal conflict this year in south Kashmir’s Shopian with wildlife department attributing it to their measures in bringing down the confrontation. South Kashmir’s Shopian has a vast wildlife sanctuaries spread over 341 square kilometres where animals were heavily disturbed since many years due to human intrusion and […]

Outcry over disappearance of public transport in Shopian before evening

SHOPIAN: There commuters in south Kashmir’s Shopian have voiced concern over disappearance of public transport after 3 pm “that is putting them to inconvenience”. Students, government employees and workers face problems to reach homes in the evening due to the lack of transport facilities. Many say they walk by foot to reach to their destinations. […]

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