Ahead of RD, Sopore turned into a fortress

Ahead of RD, Sopore turned into a fortress

Sopore: Deployment of government forces including army in several areas of northern Kashmir, and frequent frisking of commuters in run up to R-Day have turned the area into a virtual garrison. The deployment is most around Sopore, which is traditionally seen as a turbulent hotspot. Concertina wires have also been laid to restrict the movement […]

Inappropriately designed dividers causing accidents in Sopore

Inappropriately designed dividers causing accidents in Sopore

Sopore: Road dividers in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district are not appropriately designed, and are devoid of any reflective paints and signage, causing accidents on almost daily basis. Even today, a car turned turtle after hitting a divider. In the main town of Sopore, the road dividers built in 2015 to ease and […]

Kupwara bears the brunt of snowfall

Kupwara bears the brunt of snowfall

Sopore: Blocking access to roads and hospitals and snapping electricity supply, snowfall has brought with it miseries for many in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. There are reports of employees finding it hard to make it to offices on time. The sub-district hospitals of Handwara and Sopore, district hospitals of Baramulla and Kupwara, courts and other […]

Khan Sopori released after paralytic stroke in Haryana jail

Khan Sopori released after paralytic stroke in Haryana jail

Sopore: After spending 22 months in detention, 75-year-old senior Hurriyat leader from Sopore, Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori has been released last Friday, after he faced a paralytic stroke at Jajir jail in Haryana. Khan Sopori had been moved to Jajir jail in December from Kot Balwal Jail in Jammu. A resident of Badambagh in Sopore […]

Jhelum banks in Sopore town become garbage dump as Municipality fails

Jhelum banks in Sopore town become garbage dump as Municipality fails

Sopore: The apple town of Sopore is faced with a grave municipal challenge as authorities turn the banks of River Jhelum into a garbage dump. The river Jhelum runs through the heart of the town and is inhabited on both banks but the presence of huge garbage everywhere in across the river bank especially near […]

Sopore remembers 1993 massacre with tears in eyes, prayers on lips

Sopore remembers 1993 massacre with tears in eyes, prayers on lips

Sopore: People in Sopore paid tributes on Sunday to the martyrs of 6th January 1993, on the 26th anniversary of the incident known as “Sopore Massacre” in Kashmir. The Traders Federation of Sopore organised a prayer meeting, Dua Majlis, at their office. Prominent persons of Sopore and family members of the martyrs took part. Speakers […]

Transporters allege army harassing, snatching cabs in north Kashmir

Transporters allege army harassing, snatching cabs in north Kashmir

Sopore: Transporters, especially cab drivers, in northern Kashmir districts are alleging the army is harassing them and at times forcing them to handover their vehicles. The “continuous harassment” had created resentment among the transporters, who complain of highhandedness by army, especially in areas like Seelu, Sopore and Wadoora. “Although it has been prevalent since the […]

Lack of proper transport facility hurts business at Sopore mandi

Lack of proper transport facility hurts business at Sopore mandi

SOPORE: Situated on the outskirts of Sopore town, known also as the apple town of Kashmir, the Sopore Mandi is Kashmir’s, and India’s, largest fruit market and the second-largest in Asia. The fruit traders there are presently encountering umpteen hardships and huge losses to their business due to the lack of better transport facilities at […]

North Kashmir: Sopore village residents protest against erratic electricity supply, water scarcity

North Kashmir: Sopore village residents protest against erratic electricity supply, water scarcity

Sopore: The residents of Shankergund area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday staged a protest demonstration against Power Development Department and Public Health Engineering department against erratic electricity supply to area and water crisis. Witnesses said that scores of residents hit streets to protest and blamed the administration for failing to address their grievances. […]

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