Tractors at the centre of traffic mess in Shopian

Tractors at the centre of traffic mess in Shopian

Residents demand restrictions on their movement; Students ask district administration to intervene Shopian: Every morning, when students, businessmen and office goers leave their homes for school and work, their journey is brought to a grinding halt on the streets of the town. Tractors, several dozens of them, carrying construction material to different parts of the […]

Pellets injure 20 during crackdown

Pellets injure 20 during crackdown

Army beats up villagers, militant’s family in Heff Shopian SHOPIAN: At least 20 persons sustained pallet injuries while several others, including women and children, were beaten up by government forces on Wednesday during an intense cordon and search operation at Heff Shirmal village in southern Shopian district. Residents of Heff Shirmal said told Kashmir Reader […]

Shopian fugitive surfaces as militant

Shopian fugitive surfaces as militant

Town remained shut for forth day on his ‘custodial diappearance’ Shopian: Zubair Ahmad Turay, a youngster who fled police custody last week has joined militant ranks. In a video that surfaced on social media on Sunday, the 23-year-old said that he was forced to join militants. “I (am) Zubair Ahmad Turay son of Bashir Ahmad […]

Shutdown in Shopian for third day

Shutdown in Shopian for third day

Protesters demand Zubair’s whereabouts, call disappearance ‘mysterious’ SHOPIAN: A complete shutdown was observed on third consecutive day on Saturdayhere against the ‘mysterious’ disappearance of Zubair Ahmad Turray. The 23-year-old gave police at Keegam police station a slip on May 1, police said. The shutdown brought the life in the town to a standstill. Business establishments […]

Shopian shuts for second day against youth’s disappearance

Shopian shuts for second day against youth’s disappearance

SHOPIAN: A complete shutdown was observed in Shopian for a second straight day on Friday to protest the disappearance of a popular youth from police custody. Zubair Ahmad Turay son of Bashir Ahmad Turay resident of Shopian’s Bonbazar, according to police, fled from Keegam police station on May 1. All the shops and other business […]

Police paste posters of militants, offers reward

Police paste posters of militants, offers reward

SHOPIAN: Police on Friday put up posters of three militants in Shopian, claiming they were involved in the killing of Lieutenant Umar Fayaz, the young army officer of Sudsona village of district Kulgam. The posters also mention a reward for persons providing information about these three militants. Police claimed that three militants were involved in […]

Shopian villages cry hoarse over delay in commissioning HT lines

Shopian villages cry hoarse over delay in commissioning HT lines

SHOPIAN: The transmission line installed in 2015 to give separate power supply to about seven villages of Trenz area of district Shopian has not been commissioned due to ‘callous attitude of the authorities’. Earlier in January, the government assured power supply to the area from Pinjura receiving station when villagers of Sugan village instilled fault […]