Hundreds taken ill as gastroenteritis breaks out in Kupwara village

Baramulla: Hundreds of  people have been taken ill due to the outbreak of gastroenteritis in the neighbouring Kupwara district of north Kashmir, officials told Kashmir Reader Wednesday. The affected include elderly men, women and children of Zirhama village of the frontier district with largely complaints of vomiting and diarrhoea, apparently caused by the consumption of […]

PDD need base employees’ seek regularisation

Baramulla: Scores of need base employees of power development department Tuesday staged protests in this north Kashmir township demanding regularization of their jobs. Reports said that scores of employees assembled in the compound of PDD office, Khawaja Bagh here and staged demonstrations against the department. The protesters alleged that the 259 need based employees, who […]

Rafiabad: Students protest lack of facilities

Baramulla: The students of a government school in Rafiabad area here on Tuesday staged anti-government demonstrations to protest the alleged lack of facilities, especially accommodation. Reports said the scores of students of primary school, Patosa, Rafiabad joined by their parents staged strong demonstrations in the school compound against the education department. Chanting slogans, the protesting […]

Fire damages orchards

Baramulla: Hundreds of apple and walnut trees were Monday damaged in a fire incident in Gantmulla village of this north Kashmir district The fire broke out in the orchard of Ali Mohammad Wani and instantly engulfed the orchards of Abdul Rashid Mir and Abdul Qadoos Mir, leaving over 200 apples and walnut trees completely gutted, […]

Pharmacist dies in mishap

Baramulla: A pharmacist died Monday in a road accident in Sangrama area of this north Kashmir district. Tariq Ahmad Sheikh, son of Ghulam Muhammad, of Khawaja Sahib locality here was on way from Sopore to Main Town Baramulla when his car had a head on collision near Sangrama, eyewitnesses said. Tariq, who was driving his […]

Woman dies after dogs chase motorbike in Sopore

Baramulla: A woman died on Sunday after chased by a pack of stray dogs in Sopore town of this north Kashmir district Zamrooda Bano, of Amargarh, Sopore, was travelling with her son on a motorcycle when a group of canines attacked them on the Srinagar-Bandipora highway, eyewitnesses and officials said. The lady, who was trying […]

Student ends life in Rafiabad

Baramulla: A youth ended his life by strangulation in Rafiabad area of this north Kashmir district, police on Saturday said. Javed Ahmad Khan, son of Ghulam Mohammad of Naribal village of Rafiabad was found hanging in his room by his family members this morning. The deceased was 12th standard student at the government higher secondary […]

Kreeri: DIG visits school, assures action against police officer

Baramulla: A day after two senior government school officials were allegedly manhandled by cops prompting officials to order a probe into the incident, a senior police official Saturday visited Kreeri town of this north Kashmir district. On Friday, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy SP) (operations) Amir Iqbal had entered Government Higher Secondary School Kreeri and […]

Protests after woman’s body recovered from river

Baramulla: Protests erupted in Rohama area here after police recovered the body of a young woman who had jumped into the river Jehlum last week. Locals alleged that Ruqaya Bano had been “forced” to commit suicide by her “abusive” husband . The protesters blocked the road which connects upper belt of Rafiabad with Baramulla and […]

1 killed 4 injured in mishap

Baramulla: One person died and four others were critically injured Friday when the vehicle they were travelling in met an accident at Langate Handwara, officials said here. Police said a Maruti van [JK09/1501] collided with a Tata 407 [JK09/1959] near Langate Handwara resulting in the on–spot death of Tariq Ahmad Mir, son of Sadalullah Mir […]