Government school set ablaze in Kulgam

Government school set ablaze in Kulgam

SHOPIAN: A Government High School was set on fire by unknown persons on late Tuesday evening in south Kashmir’s Kulgam. Official sources said that four rooms of the school’s new building in DH Pora have sustained major damages. They said that the timely intervention of locals and fire and emergency services brought control on the […]

9 years on, Shopian’s mini secretariat awaits completion

SHOPIAN: The mini secretariat at Shopian was started nine years ago by Jammu and Kashmir projects construction corporation (JKPCC), which is yet to be completed as the corporation said that security forces have occupied the block that has halted the work. The foundation stone of mini secretariat Shopian was laid in April 2011 to mitigate […]

Fear in south Kashmir after killings

Shopian: The killing of three non-locals including truck drivers and a trader within three days has created fear among non-local labourers and apple traders in Shopian. Many non-locals have left or begun to leave Kashmir after the latest killing in Trenz Village of Shopian. A truck driver hailing from Punjab was killed and an apple […]

Amid shutdown, bang cultivation on rise in south Kashmir

SHOPIAN: The continuous shutdown has led to rise in bang cultivation in south Kashmir as administration have halted the destruction drive, with experts saying that uncertainty has led this trade to flourish. The police, excise and revenue officials has started bung destruction drives in the month of July which would be ending in October. But […]

Absence of non-local buyers hit apple prices

Absence of non-local buyers hit apple prices

SHOPIAN: The price of C-grade apple has fallen sharply due to the absence of non-local buyers, which is causing a concern among the orchardists, who say that their earnings have been hit. According to the orchardists, traders from other states would set-up camps in villages to buy apples. They said that the load carriers from […]

6170 apple boxes procured under MIS in Shopian

6170 apple boxes procured under MIS in Shopian

Shopian: With mandis shut and local and non-local traders absent, Government’s market intervention scheme has received 6170 apple boxes from Shopian district of southern Kashmir’s district by October 11. According to official data there are 46640 orchardists in district Shopian which produces 3.5 lac metric ton of apple. Some 21669 hectares are under apple cultivation. […]

Amid shutdown, children addicted to smartphone games

Amid shutdown, children addicted to smartphone games

SRINAGAR: The continuous shutdown and communication blackout since August 5 has led children to get addicted to smartphones games, which according to doctors will have adverse effect on their health. In south Kashmir,kids can be seen engrossed in playing offline games. Mudasir Ahmad, a class 8 student spent most of his time in playing games. […]

7 candidates elected unopposed in Shopian

7 candidates elected unopposed in Shopian

Shopian: Eight blocks in Block Development Council (BDC) elections in Shopian will witness no polling as contestants are facing no opponent. The southern Kashmir district has 10 blocks and polling will be conducted in only in two blocks and rest seven blocks have got single nominations, said deputy commissioner Shopian, Choudhary Mohammad Yasin, who is […]

Communication blackout adds to woes of orchardists

Communication blackout adds to woes of orchardists

SHOPIAN: The orchardists in south Kashmir have been hit by communication blackout, which has added to their woes as they are unable to contact the traders outside Kashmir. Apple fall, intervention of diseases and lack of transport for ferrying the produce has already distressed the growers. A group of growers told Kashmir Reader that they […]

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