Condition of sub-district hospital Shopian going from ‘bad to worse’

Condition of sub-district hospital Shopian going from ‘bad to worse’

SHOPIAN: Even as the residents of Shopian are waiting for the creation of district level hospital, the condition of existing sub-district hospital (SDH) is going from “bad to worse”. The hospital is also a big mismatch for the volatile district, where dozens of persons injured in confrontations with government forces are brought in every other […]

Twelve years on, Shopian ITI incomplete for want of Rs 11 lakh

Twelve years on, Shopian ITI incomplete for want of Rs 11 lakh

SHOPIAN: More than 12 years have passed since construction was started in 2006 on a new building for the Industrial Technical Institute (ITI) Shopian at an estimated cost of Rs 1.75 crore. But despite over a decade having passed, the building is still incomplete, forcing the ITI authorities to run operations from the institute’s hostel […]

Frequent power cuts irks Shopian residents

Frequent power cuts irks Shopian residents

Shopian: Puncturing the tall claims of the government of providing regular power supply in the holy month of Ramdhan, residents of Shopian complained that PDD officials are resorting to frequent power cuts in the area. Residents of different areas of Shopian contacted Kashmir Reader and said that they were facing huge problems due to frequent […]

Shopian-Bijbehara road to be widened beyond estimate: officials

Shopian-Bijbehara road to be widened beyond estimate: officials

SHOPIAN: The 25-kilometre Shopian-Bejbrara road will be developed as a 25-foot, two-lane highway, instead of a 12-ft intermediate road, officials from the Roads and Buildings (R&B) department have announced. The construction and widening of the stretch was started in 2017 after approval of Rs 48.75 crore for a 12-kilometre road stretch. The road is currently […]

Family in distress, Sarjan Barkati completes 600 days in jail

Family in distress, Sarjan Barkati completes 600 days in jail

SHOPIAN: A popular crowd puller of 2016 uprising, Sarjan Barkati, has completed more than 600 days in jail, while his distraught family, back home, desperately waits for his release. Barkati was arrested on October 1, 2016, after earning the sobriquet of “pied piper” during 2016 uprising, for his speeches and peculiar method of sloganeering that […]

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