Pandits, Muslims, armymen all robbed of their land

Pandits, Muslims, armymen all robbed of their land

Apple and walnut orchards razed, not a penny paid for land taken in 1992 for power corporation staff quarters that the BSF forcibly occupied Bandipora: Ghulam Muhammad Sheikh was a captain in the Indian Army who fought for India in the three wars of 1962, 1965, and 1971 against Pakistan and China. The army gave […]

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 […]

Saderkoot Massacre: A dark chapter in Ikhwan barbarity

Saderkoot Massacre: A dark chapter in Ikhwan barbarity

Bandipora: The sound of chisels and hammers is omnipresent in the village of Bounpora, in Saderkoot area of Bandipora. The main profession here is stone carving, which sustains a secondary industry: of bakeries. The dozens of bakers around bring the stone-carvers fresh bread to keep them going. All day the chisels and hammers sound, but […]

Court order leads to seizure of Rashid Billa’s property

Court order leads to seizure of Rashid Billa’s property

Bandipore: A team of officers headed by Tehsildar Hajin Moin Kakroo on Tuesday seized the property of notorious Ikhwani Rashid Billa, following court directions in a case of murder of seven persons in Saderkoot, a village in north Kashmir’s Bandipora. The police also seized the property of another accused in the case. The action comes […]

Bandipora hospital CMO removed

Bandipora hospital CMO removed

Bandipora: Following public outrage and news reports of mismanagement and corruption at the district hospital Bandipora, the government on Tuesday removed chief medical officer Bashir Malik and sent him to the office of directorate health service for further posting. Dr Bilques, in charge of medical care at district hospital Pulwama, was posted as CMO Bandipora. […]

25 years on, Bandipora tehsil office remains under CRPF occupation

25 years on, Bandipora tehsil office remains under CRPF occupation

Bandipora: The tehsil office of Bandipora appears more like an army camp than an administrative office. For the past 25 years, soldiers have been manning the gates, barbed wire is spread from wall to wall, and army vehicles roam freely within. The tehsil office at Bandipora was inaugurated in 1985 by Muhammad Kalil Jowhar, the […]

Football tournament begins

Football tournament begins

Bandipora: The first ‘Jamal Memorial Football Tournament’ Kick started at Bandipora on Tuesday. Around 32 teams from every district will participate in the tournament. The opening match of the tournament was played between Jamal Football Club and Novelty Srinagar. The tournament is organised in memory of late Abdul Khaliq Ganai alias Jamal Afghani who was […]