Tosamaidan blast raises questions on its sanitization

Tosamaidan blast raises questions on its sanitization

Budgam: A group of women sit in mourning at the home of Wajid Ahmad, a youth who died after an explosive shell went off in Tosamaidan meadows on Sunday. A grim silence hangs upon the sleepy Zoogu village, suddenly broken when Hajira Begum, 85, the dead boy’s grandmother, begins singing dirges for her son. The […]

Central Kashmir’s Chadoora shuts in memory of Hizb commander Itoo

Budgam: Chadoora town of this central Kashmir district is observing a complete shutdown today in memory of prominent Hizb-ul Mujahideen commander Mohammad Yasin Itoo who was slain in a gunfight with government forces last year on this day. All shops, business establishments, schools and colleges, petrol pumps in Chadoora town remained shut today to commemorate […]

Youth killed in explosion at Tosamaidan

Youth killed in explosion at Tosamaidan

BUDGAM: A youth died and two others were injured in a mysterious blast at the picturesque meadow of Tosamaidan in Budgam district on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Wajid Ahmad Ahanger, son of Bashir Ahmad Ahanger, resident of Zoogu area in Arizal. He had suffered multiple injuries in abdomen, legs and arm. Eyewitnesses told […]

Hamlet on way to popular resort a picture of decades of neglect

Hamlet on way to popular resort a picture of decades of neglect

Budgam: Picturesque Arizal, a village in the foothills of the famous tourist resort, Dodpathri, in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, reflects a picture of an area forgotten for ages, devoid of all basic amenities with even roads still a distant dream and potable water an amenity they hardly can think of, despite the area being known […]

Youth injured in Tosa Maidan blast succumbs at SKIMS

Budgam: One of the five youth injured in a mysterious blast in the picturesque Tosa Maidan meadow in Budgam has succumbed to injuries at JVC hospital SKIMS. The slain has been identified as Wajid Ahmad Ahangar son of Bashir Ahmad Ahangar, a resident of Zwogu Arizal. Ahangar had suffered multiple splinter injuries in abdomen, legs […]

Blast injures 5 youth in central Kashmir’s Tosa Maidan

Budgam: Five youth on Sunday were injured in an explosion in the picturesque Tosa Maidan meadow here in this central Kashmir district. Five youth hailing from Arizal area of the district were injured at the Tosa Maidan meadow this afternoon when an explosive device went off, reports said. All the injured were removed to the […]

Roads decrepit in Khag, residents say situation unaddressed for years

Roads decrepit in Khag, residents say situation unaddressed for years

BUDGAM: Nearly all link roads in Tehsil Khag in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district are in bad shape and need the urgent attention of the relevant authorities to start reconstruction and make them fit to facilitate transportation of goods and travel of people. Commuters here, especially school-going children, have been facing great hardship in using these […]

Women commuters in Budgam have miserable time in overcrowded buses

Women commuters in Budgam have miserable time in overcrowded buses

Budgam: In the scorching heat of August, unchecked overloading in buses goes on unabated in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, courtesy official apathy. The overloading not only causes inconvenience to passengers but is also a major cause of women commuters’ sexual harassment. Anjum, a college student, said, “No one can understand the agony a woman faces […]

Land grab, exchange, deprived Magam of feasible dumping site

Land grab, exchange, deprived Magam of feasible dumping site

BUDGAM: Days after Kashmir Reader reported about dumping of solid waste on the banks of a major stream in Magam town, Kashmir Reader has learnt that that actual site meant for the dumping of solid waste in the town was partly grabbed and the rest exchanged. The Municipal Committee Magam is presently dumping solid waste […]

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