35 years on, new type of primary health centre at Imamsahib incomplete

SHOPIAN: New type primary health centre (NTPHC) at Imamsahib village in south Kashmir’s Shopian – which was started thirty-five years ago – is incomplete“due to unknown reasons”. Locals said that the centre was sanctioned in 1982. “But due to lackadaisical attitude of authorities, the building of centre was never completed. Even once health minister visited […]

6 bike lifting thieves arrested in Shopain

SHOPIAN: Police here have arrested six thieves and recovered nine bikes from their procession. A police officer said that after many complaints received by the police station Shopian, a team was constituted headed by Station House officer (SHO) Shopian Mudasir Ahmad. He said that investigation was started – which led to the arrest of six […]

Install snow stoppers on buildings: Shopian admin to owners

Says falling snow risks live, impedes traffic congestion

SHOPIAN: To stop sliding of snow from roof tops that endangering live of people and impedes traffic flow in Shopian Town, authorities have asked owners to immediately install snow stoppers on their houses and buildings. The administration has also ordered a drive to lift the accumulated snow out of the town that after public was […]

25 days, 375 men and Rs 8 lakh spent on Mughal road snow clearance

Historic road shut again after last week snow

Shopian: In 25 days, 375 men, seven machines besides Rs 8 lakh were spent on machines and fuel to carry out snow clearance on the Mughal road. The road which connects Shopian in south Kashmir with Pirpanjal region in Jammu was shut for traffic following November 7 heavy snow. Since then, the clearance operation was […]

Shopian admin starts beautification of Jamia Masjid, locals hail move

SHOPIAN: The Shopian administration has started beautification of historical Jamia Masjid here as the court has constituted a committee headed by Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR), Shopian to manage the affairs of Mosque and its maintenance after embezzlement and mismanagement of funds. Locals hailed administration’s move and said that authorities should take concrete steps to resume […]

Population of Markhor declines in Shopian sanctuary

Shopian: Population of Himalayan goat, Markhor, in Shopian’s Hirpora wildlife sanctuary has reached to its lowest leaving the animal on the verge of extinction. A wildlife Trust of India (WTI) official Riyaz Ahmad, who is supervising the revival of Markhor project, told Kashmir Reader that about 25-30 animals were spotted in the sanctuary. This is […]

Burning of fruit tree leaves pollutes atmosphere in Shopian

Environmentalists call for awareness about health hazards, benefits of decomposition

SHOPIAN: The burning of fruit tree leaves by orchardists have created a dense smog in south Kashmir’s Shopian causing air pollution that has left elderly and children susceptible to health hazards. According to horticulture scientists, the fruit tree leaves contain a large amount of chemicals which are being sprayed on the trees throughout the year […]

Shopian post office accused of negligence, poor services

Shopian post office accused of negligence, poor services

SHOPIAN: Indian postal services in Shopian has been accused of providing least or no facilities to the people since the internet blackout. Locals allege that no mails are sent or received and nothing is done to improve the services. Bilal Ahmad one of the locals said that recently he went to the Post Office Shopian […]

Methodical canopy management to save future of fruit trees: Experts

Methodical canopy management to save future of fruit trees: Experts

SHOPIAN: After the recent rains and snowfall experts have called for better canopy management in fruit trees, as the need of hour. They also called for better coordination among horticulture department and district based Krishi Vigyan Kandre (KVKs) to aware fruit growers about the practice. Experts found that mismanagement in branches of fruit trees or […]

Shopian villages without road connectivity

SHOPIAN: Around five tribal villages in south Kashmir’s Shopian are without road connectivity and the locals said they are forced to carry ailing patients and expected mothers on wooden stretches. The villagers said administration has forgotten their villages, and “they have forgotten the concept of road”. “Last year, a temporary bridge was laid on the […]