Woman foils braid-chopping bid in Budgam village

Woman foils braid-chopping bid in Budgam village

Budgam: A woman foiled an attempt to chop off her braid in Habber village of Khag tehsil of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday. Locals told Kashmir Reader over phone that an unidentified man attacked a thirty-year-old woman (name withheld) at her house in the morning. However, the woman raised an alarm, forcing the attacker […]

‘High tension schools for sub-ordinate officials’

‘High tension schools for sub-ordinate officials’

Politically connected teachers amass in Budgam’s urban schools, bringing rural schools to the verge of closure Budgam: Dozens of schools in urban areas of this central Kashmir’s district have been listed as “high tension schools for sub-ordinate officials” by the education department. Teachers in these schools, instead of going to their original postings in rural […]

Pregnant women wait for hours on pavements in SKIMS Bemina

Pregnant women wait for hours on pavements in SKIMS Bemina

Hospital has no waiting lounges, parks are off bounds for waiting patients SRINAGAR: Patients who come for consultations at the Sheri Kashmir Institute Medical Sciences Bemina find themselves standing in long queues, sometimes for hours, as the hospital lacks seating areas for patients in wait. These patients and their attendants can sometimes be seen sitting […]

Abandoned by owner, horse felled by speeding car dies painfully

Magam: A wounded horse was left to die on roadside as the authorities failed to provide medical aid to the immobile horse for several days. A dog was spotted near the gasping horse on Wednesday, apparently waiting for the death of ill-fated steed who was hit by a speeding car at Waripora on Srinagar Gulmarg […]

Army says JCO killed in Budgam by militants, SSP says not sure

Army says JCO killed in Budgam by militants, SSP says not sure

Budgam: An officer of the Indian Army succumbed to his injuries on Monday after being shot at during an attack on a patrolling party by suspected militants Sunday night in Drang area in Khag Tehsil here, the army said. The slain was identified as Subedar Raj Kumar, a junior commissioned officer (JCO) of 24 Punjab […]

Unclean water leading to diseases in Budgam villages

Unclean water leading to diseases in Budgam villages

Budgam: The residents Ultigam and several far flung villages in Budgam are demanding clean drinking water supply and asking the government to install water aupply plants for their villages. “We are forced to make do with unclean water,” says Abdul Rahman Bhat, resident of Utligam. Bhat laments the deplorable condition of his area, where clean […]

Man’s ‘braid’ chopped off in Budgam village on Friday

Man’s ‘braid’ chopped off in Budgam village on Friday

Budgam: After several braid chopping attacks on women across Kashmir, a man found his hair mysteriously chopped off by unknown assailants Friday evening at Arizal village here. Mushtaq Ahmad, a resident of Zampora Arizal, was on way home at around 7 p.m., when he was intercepted by some persons who chopped off his hair. “I […]

Police clueless in Budgam

Police clueless in Budgam

Budgam: The braid-chopping incidents left police clueless in central Budgam district as panic gripped the area following two incidents in Hanjigund village of Chadoora. While one incident of braid cutting involving an old aged woman identified as Zubaida Begum took place late on Wednesday night, another such incident occurred at the same village when Raja […]

A kitchen, a cowshed and 101 students

A kitchen, a cowshed and 101 students

Primary School Meeripora operates from a decrepit house BUDGAM: From a distance, it looks like an abandoned, decrepit structure, but the ramshackle house houses more than a hundred students. While government talks of taking public schools to new heights, the Government Primary School Meeripora in Narbal education zone of district Budgam mocks at the claims. […]

Admin tells Wadwan youth not to demolish structures

Admin tells Wadwan youth not to demolish structures

Budgam: Youth in Wadwan village here are demolishing “illegally-erected” structures, even as the district administration has cautioned them against taking law into their own hands. Deputy Commissioner Budgam Harun Malik told Kashmir Reader that the owners of these structures should themselves demolish and vacate the illegal occupation. “We have started a drive at the administrative […]

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