Militant killings trigger violent protests in central Kashmir’s Budgam

Militant killings trigger violent protests in central Kashmir’s Budgam

Budgam: The killing of two unknown militants by government forces on Wednesday set off violent protests in Arizal area of this central Kashmir district. Scores of people hit the streets in Harde Panzu and Arizal villages here and staged protests when news spread this morning that government forces have killed two unknown militants in an […]

Internet service snapped in central Kashmir’s Budgam

Internet service snapped in central Kashmir’s Budgam

Budgam: Mobile internet service has been snapped across this central Kashmir district in view of a fierce gunfight between militants and government forces in Zagoo village here. 2G, 3G and 4G mobile internet service has been suspended by all cellular companies, including the state-run BSNL this morning after an encounter broke out between militants and […]

Encroached roadsides make Magam town commuters’ nighmare

Encroached roadsides make Magam town commuters’ nighmare

MAGAM (BUDGAM): With footpaths and roadsides encroached by shopkeepers and street vendors, moving through Magam town is a nightmare for pedestrians as well as motorists. Among all the markets of Budgam district, the worst situation is seen at Magam, where wholesale dealers, crockery sellers, and motor cycle dealers have expanded their showrooms to the middle […]

Five persons injured while dousing fire in Budgam

Five persons injured while dousing fire in Budgam

BUDGAM: At least five people suffered burn injuries in a fire incident at Wahpora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Tuesday, officials said. On Tuesday morning at around 9:30 am fire erupted in Wahpora village, twelve kilometres away from Budgam main town, which engulfed a double storey residential houses, reducing all valuable belongings to ashes. […]

Fertile karewas of Budgam hollowed out by soil mafia

Fertile karewas of Budgam hollowed out by soil mafia

BUDGAM: The greed of man knows no bounds but is there a limit to the degradation that the environment can take? Despite a law in place prohibiting the excavation of soil from Kashmir’s life-nurturing karewa land, the extraction of karewa soil in Budgam is rampant with law-enforcing officials expressing helplessness to stop it. The Land […]

Eight policemen resign after attack on SPO in Budgam

Eight policemen resign after attack on SPO in Budgam

BUDGAM: At least eight Special Police Officers (SPOs) announced their resignation from their jobs on Sunday after suspected militants shot and injured an SPO inside his home in Charwani area of Charar-e-Sharief in this central Kashmir district on Saturday night. Five of the eight SPOs released videos on social media announcing their resignation. “I am […]

SPO shot at in Kashmir’s Chrar-e-Sharief

Budgam: Suspected militants on Saturday night fired upon Special Police Officer (SPO) in Crawni Chrar-e-sharief area of Budgam. The injured SPO identified as Mohammad Hafiz has been shifted to Srinagar for specialised treatment. Reports said militants barged into the house of Hafiz leaving him in a pool of blood. Currently, the wounded policeman was posted […]