Sopore remembers Bulla, first custodial killing victim

Sopore remembers Bulla, first custodial killing victim

SOPORE: People of Sopore town in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and pro-freedom activists on Monday paid tributes to Ghulam Mohammed Bulla on his 41st death anniversary. Amidst shutdown against the Pulwama killings and restrictions imposed by the state, people from Sopore and activists from across the Valley paid tributes to Bulla. According to his close […]

Sopore residents allege embezzlement in link roads maintenance project

Sopore residents allege embezzlement in link roads maintenance project

Sopore: The residents of Adipora village of Sopore accused the Block Development Department of Sopore of embezzlement of funds provided under MGNREGA Scheme during 2013-14. The residents said an amount of Ts 1.50 lakh was sanctioned for maintenance of three link roads connecting Rehmatabad, Parpora, and Dar Mohalla localities in the village. However, they said […]

Records show drug abuse is on rise in north Kashmir

Records show drug abuse is on rise in north Kashmir

Sopore: If the official figures alone are to be believed, drug abuse is on the rise in north Kashmir areas. As per the records accessed by Kashmir Reader, the number of drug abuse-related cases has tripled since 2014. In 2014, at least 40 cases were registered by police in north Kashmir under the Narcotic Drugs […]

Burglars’ gang busted in Sopore, property worth lakhs recovered

Sopore: Police on Wednesday said it have arrested nine local burglars from Sopore town and recovered stolen property worth lakhs of rupees from their possession. Acting against the growing incidents of burglaries in Sopore town and its adjacent areas, efforts were made by the police in which full night patrolling and nakas were intensified in […]

Sopore residents up in arms over power cuts

Sopore residents up in arms over power cuts

SOPORE: Power outages in north Kashmir’s Sopore town and its adjacent villages in the last about two months have left the residents fuming. The residents of Dangerpora village in Sopore on Tuesday blocked the Sopore-Dooru link road to protest the unscheduled power cuts They accused the Power Development Department for neglecting the area. “This year […]

Sopore hospital accused of negligence after woman’s death

Sopore hospital accused of negligence after woman’s death

SOPORE: A woman suffering from asthma died at Sub-District Hospital Sopore, with her family alleging that she died of medical negligence. Reports said that the patient, Afshana, wife of Bashir Ahmad, a resident of Takiyabal, Sopore, was admitted in the hospital on Saturday. She breathed her last on Sunday. “My mother died due to the […]

Apple town now also sells coffins

Apple town now also sells coffins

Sopore: The northern Kashmir town of Sopore, known as a centre of the apple trade, is emerging as a hub in a rather different area: making aluminum coffins. And minarets for mosques made from the metal. Currently there are orders coming in from all district centers in North Kashmir — Srinagar, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora and […]

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