Shopian school functioning from rented premises since 1966

Shopian school functioning from rented premises since 1966

Shopian: Established in 1966, a vital government school at Dangarpora village in Turkwangam hamlet of district Shopian has been without its own building since its establishment. The rented space provided by the authorities is too small and lacking in basic infrastructure. Education Department insiders told Kashmir Reader that this school was established over fifty years […]

Jailed Pulwama man’s family worried about his deteriorating health

Jailed Pulwama man’s family worried about his deteriorating health

SHOPIAN: The family of a Pulwama man detained under Public Safety Act is worried about his deteriorating health, and said the jail authorities were neglecting medical assistance to him. Zaheer Abas, son of Abdul Gani Lone of Inder village of Pulwama, has been in Kathua jail since June. The family said he was summoned by […]

Put a local spring to use, say Shopian villagers

Put a local spring to use, say Shopian villagers

SHOPIAN: More than a dozen villages around Chitragam area of Shopian are facing water scarcity, while fresh water from a spring nearby gets mixed into a dirty canal. Utilizing the spring at Kadshiv village for water supply can end the water woes of dozens of villages in Chitragam, residents said. The Nilnag spring is situated […]

Diseases after unseasonal rains threaten apple crop

Diseases after unseasonal rains threaten apple crop

Shopian: The outbreak of various crop diseases after the heavy summer rainfall this year may take a toll on south Kashmir’s apple districts as most of the orchards here were affected with these diseases. from the Horticulture Department said that these diseases lead to the leaf fall of apple trees, which adversely affects the normal […]

Sudden explosion kills child in Shopian, 4 others injured

Sudden explosion kills child in Shopian, 4 others injured

SHOPIAN: The courtyard of a village house was drenched with the blood of five children, among them one who lived in the house and who died in his mother’s arms, after an explosive device that the children may have picked up from Tuesday’s encounter site in Kundalan village, exploded. The child’s mother, however, says she […]

Forces broke my back, says slain youth’s father

Forces broke my back, says slain youth’s father

Shopian: Hordes of mourners are visiting the house of Khursheed Ahmad Khan at Vehil village to condole the killing of his 14-year-old son Tamseel Ahmad Khan. Tamseel was killed by government forces in clashes during a gunfight in nearby Kundalan village on Tuesday, in which two JeM militants were also killed. According to witnesses, Tamseel […]

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