Palhallan remains shut over youth’s killing

Baramulla: Traders from Palhalan area Thursday met Deputy Commissioner Baramulla and alleged that police was creating law and order problems in the village by provoking youth. Led by President Ghulam Ahmad Ahangar, a delegation of the Palhallan Traders Federation met with the Deputy Commissioner Talat Pervaiz here. “On February 8, we urged SHO Pattan not […]

Baramulla contractors protest delay in payments

BARAMULLA: The contractors in this north Kashmir district Thursday locked the local treasury in protest against the delay in payments. The contractors, who were engaged for construction works by various departments of the government, gathered outside the treasury office in the forenoon and locked its main gate. The protesters told Kashmir Reader that they have […]

Arrested murder suspect dies under mysterious circumstances

Baramulla: A murder suspect was found dead after he allegedly escaped police custody in the neighbouring Kupwara district even as the authorities ordered a probe into allegations by the deceased’s family that he had died due to police torture. Police said 32-year-old Nazir Ahmad Mughal, a resident of Gujjar Pati village of Zirhama, was picked […]

Skiing coach dies in Gulmarg avalanche

Baramulla: A skiing coach was killed on Wednesday in an avalanche at Gulmarg tourist resort here. Bashir Ahmad Bakshi of Watalpora, Tangmarg was skiing on the slopes of Kongdoori and Apharwat when an avalanche hit the area in the afternoon, officials told Kashmir Reader. Bakshi, a prominent skiing coach, was buried under the snow. His […]

2 kg brown sugar recovered from PaK truck; driver, trader held

2 kg brown sugar recovered from PaK truck; driver, trader held

Baramulla: At least 12 kg of brown sugar was recovered Friday from a truck that crossed into Kashmir as part of the weekly Cross-Line of Control trade. Sources told Kashmir Reader that the drug was found in a truck (P-9627) coming from Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) at the checkpoint near Salamabad Uri in this north […]

Sopore traders meet admin, discuss problems

BARAMULLA: Traders from Sopore here Friday met the town’s new Sub District Magistrate (SDM) Dr Nasir Ahmad Lone, seeking solution to the problems confronting the community. “A delegation of the Sopore Traders Federation held a meeting with the SDM, who was recently appointed in the town. We informed him about the problems faced by traders […]

5 houses gutted in fire

Baramulla: Five residential houses were gutted in fire in old town area here . Eyewitnesses said that that fire broke out in the residential house of one Ghulam-u-din Zargar of Mir Sahib Mohla Old town at around 2 PM on Thursday and engulfed the neighbouring houses of Abdul Razaq Bhat, Ghulam Nabi Khan, Ghulam Mohammad […]

Contractors protest delay in payments

Baramulla: Contractors engaged recently by the Irrigation and Flood Control government in this north Kashmir district Thursday protested the delay in release of payments. Under the banner of Flood Control and Irrigation Contractors Association (FCICA) Baramulla, scores of contractors staged protest demonstrations, alleging that the authorities haven’t released the payments due against the works completed […]

Gulmarg Gondola earns Rs 91 lakh in Jan

BARAMULLA: The Jammu and Kashmir State Cable Car Corporation (JKSCCC) has earned Rs 91 lakh since January 1 from its Gondola service at the famous tourist destination Gulmarg in this north Kashmir district. “In last one month, Gulmarg Gondola fetched Rs 91 lakh as revenue. And in the last three days following heavy snowfall in […]

Army conducts search operation in Rafiaabad

Baramulla: Army on Monday conducted a search operation in Saidpora village of Rafiabad here, locals said. They said despite the heavy snowfall and intense cold conditions, the neighbouring unit of army’s 32 RR asked the inhabitants to come out of their houses and searched about two dozen houses. As per reports several army units and other […]