Budgam’s Model village struggling with water scarcity

Budgam’s Model village struggling with water scarcity

Budgam: Despite being developed as Model village Harde-Sorush in central Kashmir’s Budgam district is facing acute water shortage. Residents told Kashmir Reader that the village has been developed under the Capital Development Authority (CDA) a decade ago but a well equipped water supply scheme was not provided to the village. Adjoining villages Nasarpora, Panjyara, Check, […]

Condolence meet in memory of justice Gowhar held in central Kashmir

Budgam: A day long condolence meeting was held in Kralpora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district in memory of Justice Ghulam Nabi Gowhar. Gowhar apart from serving as a session judge, was a known poet and a writer. He breathed his last on 19th of June. Gulshan Cultural Forum organised this meet. A large number […]

Official apathy turns Doodhpathri forests into ‘hub of illicit activities’

Official apathy turns Doodhpathri forests into ‘hub of illicit activities’

BUDGAM: At a time when the state government claims to have developed various tourist destinations across Jammu and Kashmir on modern lines and claim to have developed the infrastructure, the Doodhpathri resort in central Kashmir’s Budgam district is virtually turning into a hub of anti-social activities, courtesy official apathy and negligence. Even though rupees in […]

Sutharan Drung: population 20,000, doctors nil

Sutharan Drung: population 20,000, doctors nil

Budgam: Notwithstanding the government directives about providing quality health services in the rural areas of the state, the vast area of Sutharan Drung in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, with a population of around 20,000, has no MBBS doctor. There are a few health sub-centres scattered across some hamlets and a Primary Health Centre (PHC) at […]

Budgam residents allege usage of substandard material in road construction

Budgam residents allege usage of substandard material in road construction

Budgam: Residents of Beerwah Budgam district accused Roads and Building (R&B) department of using poor quality material in macadamization of roads. Local’s claimed that only after few days of macadamization, it developed cracks and roads got damaged partially. Citing example of macadamisation of Magam-Beerwah road, locals said that macadamization of road was started after a […]

Clashes in Budgam after tipper driver ‘beaten’, several injured

Clashes in Budgam after tipper driver ‘beaten’, several injured

Budgam: Scores of people including a woman were injured in police action on protestors in Takipora village of Budgam district in wee hours on Saturday. The locals said that in the early hours police resorted to indiscriminate lathi charge and massive tear gas shelling after they came in rescue of a tipper driver who was […]

Water crisis hits several areas in Budgam, locals block Gulmarg road

Water crisis hits several areas in Budgam, locals block Gulmarg road

Budgam: The residents of PHE Colony in Kawoosa in central Kashmir’s Budgam district hit the streets on Saturday to protest acute water shortage they are facing from many years. Villages like Narbal Ghat, Bazar Mohalla, Kawoosa, Chinar Colony, Kanihama, Mazhama, and other small hamlets are facing water crisis from many years. The angry protesters erected […]

Only 4 teachers for 2800 children with special needs in Budgam

Only 4 teachers for 2800 children with special needs in Budgam

Budgam: Despite tall claims by the government to impart inclusive education among children with special needs (CWSNs), only four specialised teachers are available in the district to impart education to over 2800 students. With inclusive education being given emphasis in the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’s […]

PDD Lineman electrocuted to death in Budgam

Budgam: A lineman working with Power Development Department (PDD) Budgam was electrocuted to death in Meerpora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district Thursday afternoon, hospital sources said. The deceased, identified as Abdul Rahman Ganie, son of Abdul Aziz Ganie of Machama Beerwah, received an electric shock while making repairs at a power line in Meerpora […]

Decayed Chinar tree poses risk to Narbal residents

Decayed Chinar tree poses risk to Narbal residents

BUDGAM: The residents of Narbal area here in central Kashmir’s Budgam said they are living under constant threat of a fall of a decayed chinar trees on them. “The decayed Chinar trees are a threat to commuters, school children and the residents of the area as they lie along the Srinagar Gulmarag highway,” they said. […]

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