Body of drowned Sopore girl recovered after 5 days

Sopore: Body of Falak Jaan, who drowned along with her brother in the river Jhelum on May 27 at Sopore, was recovered on Monday. A senior police official said some residents spotted her body floating near Upper Ashpeer area of the river. They informed the police, which rushed to the spot and fished out the […]

Abdul Subhan Janwari remembered

Abdul Subhan Janwari remembered

SOPORE: Rich tributes were paid to Abdul Subhan Janwari, a former footballer, on Sunday during a condolence meet held at Sopore’s ‘College ground’ in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Janwari, passed away last month following a prolonged illness, was not only the elite player to wear the spikes (boots), but also was the second Kashmiri to […]

Sopore gives hero’s farewell to Hizb militant

Sopore gives hero’s farewell to Hizb militant

Sopore: Several thousand people poured onto streets of Brath Kalan, Sopore, when the body of Adil Ahmad Mir (24) son of Mohammad Sultan Mir reached home. Adil was one of the two militants killed in a gunfight in Tangmarg on Friday. Adil had left his home on 12 May 2014 to join Hizb. He was […]

Brother attempts to save drowning sister, both die

Brother attempts to save drowning sister, both die

Sopore: Two minor siblings drowned in the river Jhelum near the historic Jamia Masjid at Sopore, Baramulla, on Thursday. Falak Majeed (8) and Rashid Majeed (12), children of Abdul Majeed Sheikh of Sheikh Mohalla Shahabad, Sopore, drowned about an hour after they left their home. Falak was washing her feet when she slipped into the […]

For a change, Music enthralls students in Sopore

Sopore: Day long inter college Music festival Tarana 2016 organised by Degree College, Sopore was held today. Representatives from sixteen different colleges of the valley took part in the musical bonanza which was presided by Education Minister Naeem Akhtar and attended by Director School Education Dr. Shah Faesal and others officials of district administration. Popular […]

Villagers say how Drugmulla gunfight was ‘staged’

Villagers say how Drugmulla gunfight was ‘staged’

Govt snaps Internet services in Kupwara, blocks road to the village to prevent people from attending funeral of 5 militants Kupwara: The five militants, who the army claimed were killed in Check village of Drugmulla area in a ‘daylong gunfight’ on Saturday, were buried on Sunday amid pro-freedom sloganeering by the residents who rubbished army’s […]

Sopore’s railway colony un-electrified since 2010

Sopore’s railway colony un-electrified since 2010

Sopore: The residents in railway colony complain that lack of power supply has become a major issue that hampers their day to day working. The colony with a population of two hundred souls has not been connected to power grid despite repeated pleas. The residents recharge their electric gadgets in the neighbourhood to illuminate their […]

SRM Welkin school organises cross country run

SRM Welkin school organises cross country run

SOPORE: Shah Rasool Memorial Welkin School Sopore Saturday organised its Annual Cross Country Run. The race was flagged off by Superintendent of police Sopore Harmeet Singh and DSP Ashish Mishra was also present on the occasion. The run was held in two phases in the first phase the students from 1st to 6th standard took […]

Urs of Ahad Sahib observed

Urs of Ahad Sahib observed

The reverend Sufi has a huge following that cuts across caste, creed and colour Sopore: The town on Saturday witnessed heavy traffic jams as thousands of devotees and mureeds of Ahad sahib thronged his home in Noor Bagh area of Sopore in north Kashmir. Ahad Bab, one of the most reverred Sufi saints, was born […]

Resettlement of Pandits in composite townships is ‘defective policy’, opines a Pandit who never migrated

Resettlement of Pandits in composite townships is ‘defective policy’, opines a Pandit who never migrated

When majority of the Pandit families living in Kashmir Valley emigrated in the early years of militancy, a few households from the minority community decided to stay put. All these years, they have been surviving the vicious turmoil with the support of their Muslim friends and neighbours. Amidst the controversial proposal to resettle Pandits in […]

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