Hirpora wildlife sanctuary: Transmission towers coming up at the cost of wildlife

Hirpora wildlife sanctuary: Transmission towers coming up at the cost of wildlife

SHOPIAN: After Mughal road construction through the premises of wildlife sanctuary, government now using heavy blasts to deface the slopes to raise transmission towers. The Hirpora Wildlife Sanctuary is home to endangered Pir Panjal Markhor, musk deer, endangered brown bear, endangered wolf and endangered leopard. Wildlife sanctuary is not only a sanctuary but a habitat […]

Businesses, students suffer as govt snaps internet services to ‘maintain law and order’

Businesses, students suffer as govt snaps internet services to ‘maintain law and order’

DIGITAL INDIA – A MYTH IN KASHMIR SHOPIAN: As different board examinations are nearing, government has once again snapped internet services in south Kashmir districts of Anantnag, Kulgam and Shopian, especially putting students and traders to a disadvantage. In Anantnag and Kulgam, authorities have barred the services since Wednesday while in Shopian, the services were […]

Grenade thrown at house of PDP legislator

Grenade thrown at house of PDP legislator

SHOPIAN: Unidentified person/s hurled a grenade at the house of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Wachi, Shopian, Aijaz Ahmad Mir, in the district’s Zainpora village. Local sources told Kashmir Reader that, at around 5.30 pm, they heard a blast followed by several rounds of firing. Senior superintendent of […]

Homes of 6 militants vandalised in Shopian, kin arrested

SHOPIAN: Family members of six militants were arrested and their homes raided and property vandalised by government forces on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday in Shopian villages, the families said. The families whose homes were vandalised and family members arrested include those of cop-turned-militant Syed Naved of Nazneenpora, Adil Ahmad Malik and Umar […]

Thousands gather at funerals of Shopian militants

Thousands gather at funerals of Shopian militants

Drones used to keep watch; people carry banners, shout slogans in praise of militants; army says informers playing ‘vital role’ SHOPIAN: The three militants killed in a gunfight in Gattipora village of Shopian on Monday evening were buried in their native villages in the district on Tuesday. Zahid Ahmad Mir was laid to rest at […]

Three militants killed in Shopian village

Three militants killed in Shopian village

Several injured during clashes that began even before the gunfight started Shopian: Three militants believed to be members of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed by government forces in a gunfight that started Monday afternoon in Gattipora village, about 11 km from main town Shopian. Police confirmed the killing of the militants but said […]

Dry spell takes toll on apple harvest in south Kashmir

Dry spell takes toll on apple harvest in south Kashmir

Shopian: The prevailing dry spell in Kashmir coupled with piercing sunshine is likely to take a heavy toll on apple production and its marketing in the south Kashmir districts. The peculiar climatic condition has already expedited harvesting ahead of its schedule. Orchardists say that the southern districts of Kashmir are bracing with an imminent crisis […]

Shopian villages face water scarcity, Officials blame dry spell

Shopian villages face water scarcity, Officials blame dry spell

SHOPIAN: The residents of several villages in Chitragam Kalan tehsil in Shopian district are complaining of water scarcity in the area and said that taps in the villages were running dry for more than six weeks. They said that despite commitments from officials water supply was not restored. “Callous attitude of PHE department has left […]

Shopian sub-district hospital “worst in healthcare”

Shopian sub-district hospital “worst in healthcare”

A decade after Shopian became a district, SDH yet to be upgraded SHOPIAN: A decade after Shopian was given a district status, its sub-district hospital is yet to be upgraded to a district hospital. But what pains the residents more is that hospital doesn‘t even have facilities of a sub-district level while its unsecured compound […]

1 60 61 62 63 64 74