Sehar Khans falling out of favour with ‘21-st century people’

Sehar Khans falling out of favour with ‘21-st century people’

Sopore: The era of Sehar Khans of yore is coming to an end. In the towns of Sopore and Baramulla, there are very few Sehar Khans left. The Sehar Khans wake up the faithful to take their pre-dawn Sehri meals before observing the day-long fast during the month of Ramazan. Now that people possess mobile […]

Green gold loot continues in Bandipora, authorities in deep slumber

Green gold loot continues in Bandipora, authorities in deep slumber

Sopore: Unabated timber smuggling in the forests of Rampur and Rajpur in Bandipora district has taken a heavy toll on the green gold of the area, with the authorities allegedly looking as mute spectators. The forests have been left unchecked by the government that has given a free run to the smugglers, the locals complained. […]

BJP activist’s police guard decamps with AK47 service rifle

BJP activist’s police guard decamps with AK47 service rifle

Sopore: A police guard posted at the residence of an activist of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday decamped with his AK-47 service rifle in Baramulla district. Identified as SPO Waseem Ahmad Malla, 28, a resident of Shutloo village in Rafiabad, he was posted as guard of the residence of BJP activist Mohammad […]

Non-Kashmiri beggars profit and proliferate during Ramadhan

Non-Kashmiri beggars profit and proliferate during Ramadhan

SOPORE: At the onset of Ramadhan, huge numbers of non-local beggars have proliferated all through the Kashmir valley. Usually arriving in large numbers, these people can be seen begging for alms at all major places and townships like Srinagar, Sopore, Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara, especially during the holy month. Typically staying in temporary tents made […]

Taking over the airwaves: Kashmiri man sets up FM station in Middle East

Taking over the airwaves: Kashmiri man sets up FM station in Middle East

SP0PORE: Noted businessman of Kashmiri origin Sahil Peerzada has become the first entrepreneur from J&K to set up an FM music station in the Middle East. 89.6 ONE FM Radio has started operating from Doha, capital of gas-rich Qatar. Speaking exclusively to Kashmir Reader, Peerzada, who was born in the North Kashmir township of Sopore, […]

Defunct streetlights keep Sopore shut after sundown

Defunct streetlights keep Sopore shut after sundown

Sopore: Hundreds of street lights in Sopore town have been defunct for a decade now, but the administration has shown no interest in addressing the long-lingering issue. Instead, soon after sundown each day, the town plunges into complete darkness due to its lack of street illumination. “The month of Ramadan is coming in a few […]

Slain cab driver laid to rest, wife battling for life

Slain cab driver laid to rest, wife battling for life

Sopore: Hundreds of people on Saturday morning took part in the last rites of a slain Sumo cab driver who was shot dead by unknown gunmen, and his wife was critically injured, on late Friday evening in an area on Sopore outskirts. Mohammad Ashraf Mir, son of Muhammad Jamaal Mir, resident of Harwan Bomai Sopore, […]

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