Kashmiri shawl seller wounded with sword, robbed in centre of Kolkata

Kashmiri shawl seller wounded with sword, robbed in centre of Kolkata

BUDGAM: In a horrific incident, a Kashmiri shawl seller was allegedly attacked with swords and looted of almost Rs 2 lakh by a group of people in Kolkata city Friday evening. Shakoor Ahmad Shah, hailing from Daharmuna village of Budgam district, was returning from Sealdah to his rented accommodation in Jadavpur when he was intercepted […]

CASOs in Budgam, Baramulla yield nothing after massive searches

CASOs in Budgam, Baramulla yield nothing after massive searches

BUDGAM: Villagers living on the border of Budgam and Baramulla districts saw a cordon and search operation (CASO) by government forces that they described as similar to those that took place during the peak of armed insurgency in Kashmir in the 1990s. The CASO, according to local sources, lasted for more than ten hours. Residents […]

Despite its large population, Khag only tehsil without an SDH

Despite its large population, Khag only tehsil without an SDH

BUDGAM: Despite the authorities’ claiming to have provided health care facilities at people’s doorsteps across the length and breadth of the valley, Khag in central Kashmir’s Budgam district has belied their tall claims as it is the only Tehsil headquarters in the state that still lacks a sub-district hospital (SDH). Declared a tehsil headquarter decades […]

District office Budgam sealed

District office Budgam sealed

BUDGAM: The authorities on Saturday sealed the district office of Jama’at-e-Islami in Wadipora area of Budgam district. The office has been sealed on the Government of India’s directions to ban the prominent socio-religious organisation. Earlier, scores of Jama’at leaders and activists have been arrested in a massive crackdown across Kashmir. An official said that the […]

No degree college for Waterhail; residents come out in protest

No degree college for Waterhail; residents come out in protest

BUDGAM: The residents of Watrehail area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district staged a massive protest Saturday against the failure of successive regimes to establish a promised degree college in the area. A large number of people assembled on the main road and chanted slogans against the government for “misleading” them. Carrying placards reading “we want […]

Jama’at chief, several others sent to Central Jail Srinagar

Jama’at chief, several others sent to Central Jail Srinagar

BUDGAM: Abdul Hameed Fayaz, the president of Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu & Kashmir, along with scores of Hurriyat and Jama’at leaders were shifted to Srinagar Central Jail on Monday from various police stations they were detained at after being arrested in night raids at their homes two days ago. Senior Superintendent of Police Budgam, Amod Kumar Nagpure, […]

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