Army shuts down youth club, effaces its name from town hall building

Army shuts down youth club, effaces its name from town hall building

Bandipora: It seems that news of ambulance drivers effacing the names of politicians from their vehicles to avoid public anger has reached the defence forces too. The army in Bandipora has effaced the name of its ‘youth club’ from the town hall building and has also removed its sign boards around the building. The town […]

Indian channel’s ‘propaganda’ news report evokes criticism, protest

Indian channel’s ‘propaganda’ news report evokes criticism, protest

Bandipora: People in Bandipora, including the traders’ federation, on Wednesday condemned a New Delhi-based Hindi news channel for its “propaganda” report on Gurez, even as protests were also staged in the north Kashmir tehsil. The local president Mohammad Yousuf Para said that the interview of a few men in an army camp at the Line […]

Bandipora dairy: protests, harassment followed Burhan’s killing

Bandipora dairy: protests, harassment followed Burhan’s killing

Bandipora: With the government enforcing communication blockade by disabling mobile telephony and mobile internet services in Kashmir, journalists are not able to contact their offices or dispatch their stories. Kashmir Reader reporter Owais Farooqi could not dispatch his stories too for a week. As such, we are producing Bandipora dairy. It covers the events that […]

Locals block highway to demand arrest of ‘psychopath’

Locals block highway to demand arrest of ‘psychopath’

BANDIPORA: A “psychopath” government teacher who was arrested by police after he attacked three persons with a knife last week, came out of police custody on Monday and the same night barged naked into a house where a lone woman was reciting Tarawih prayers. After the incident, residents of Bagh Bandipora came out on the […]

Raheemiya hosts largest Aetkaaf in Valley

Raheemiya hosts largest Aetkaaf in Valley

Bandipora: Darul Uloom Raheemiya, Kashmir valley’s largest Islamic seminary at Bandipora, has been hosting about 1200 people for Aetkaaf this Ramadhan. Aetkaaf is a ritual in which men shun contact with the society in the last 10 days of the holy month and pray in a secluded, designated part of a mosque during this time. For […]

Land in Bandipora for Pandits too risky, another site being searched

Land in Bandipora for Pandits too risky, another site being searched

Bandipora: The land identified by the Bandipora administration to make transit colonies for Kashmiri Pandits at Shahtul Pora in Sarai Dangerpora in Sonawari division is disputed land and revenue officers are now looking for another site. Officers in the Bandipora administration said that about 100 kanals of land, of which 64 kanals had been identified […]

Indian govt indifferent to Kashmir Budshah’s Zainalank

Indian govt indifferent to Kashmir Budshah’s Zainalank

Bandipora: The apathy of the Government of India has allowed the ruin of one of the most important historic landmarks in Kashmir. Zainalank, the island created by Kashmir’s ‘Budshah’, the 15th-century emperor Sultan Zainul Abidin, is now in a shambles. Situated amid the pristine waters of Wular lake and surrounded by the lofty snow-capped Harmukh […]

Hailstorm damages crops at Bandipora

Hailstorm damages crops at Bandipora

Bandipora: A heavy hailstorm hit Bandipora district in north Kashmir on Wednesday evening and caused damage to the crops. The hailstorm, which lasted for around 10 minutes at about 4: 45 pm, escalated the damage already caused to the agriculture by a windstorm on Tuesday. The windstorm had also resulted in death of a minor […]

Windstorm hits Kashmir Valley

Windstorm hits Kashmir Valley

Bandipora/Budgam: A windstorm hit Kashmir Valley on Tuesday evening and caused damages to properties and crops. The thunderstorm accompanied by heavy winds and rain wrecked havoc in Bandipora district of north Kashmir. At around 4 pm, the sky turned dark grey at Bandipora and wind started to blow. It was followed by rains amidst lightning […]

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