Forest loot continues unabated in central Kashmir

Forest loot continues unabated in central Kashmir

BUDGAM: The loot of green gold continues unabated in forest range of central Kashmir’s Budgam as timber smugglers chop off the green trees with impunity and ferry it unhindered for sale posing a serious threat to ecological balance. The once dense green forests of Poshker and Gogaldara, known for the green wealth of kail and […]

Once famous Beerwah jam factory in ruins

Once famous Beerwah jam factory in ruins

BEERWAHH: What was once a major jam producing unit operated by Jammu and Kashmir Horticultural Processing and Marketing Corporation (JKHPMC) in Beerwah is now in ruins, depicting the failure of successive regimes. Inside the gates closed with razor wire, the lawns are full of weeds and wild grass, while the buildings that housed the factory […]

Poshker government school shines in matric results

Poshker government school shines in matric results

Budgam: Recording 96.59 pass percentage in the recently declared class X examinations, the Government High School Poshker stands tall among government schools in Budgam. Of the total of 88 students who had appeared for the exam, 20 secured distinctions and 24 students passed the examinations with first division. Mohammad Dawood, the topper from the school […]

Militant killed in Chadoora, clashes follow

Militant killed in Chadoora, clashes follow

BUDGAM: A local militant was killed and a house blasted to rubble during a fierce gunfight at Zohama Chadoora in Budgam district on Monday afternoon, police said. Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Munir Khan told Kashmir Reader that a local militant, who is yet to be identified, has been killed in an encounter that […]

‘Sumo drivers charge fare at their will in Poshkar Budgam’

‘Sumo drivers charge fare at their will in Poshkar Budgam’

BUDGAM: The residents of Poshker area of central Kashmir’s Budgam have accused transport department of failing to enforce Government prescribed passenger fare charges. The villagers complained that in absence of the proper monitoring mechanism by Transport department, the common man is forced to pay extra fare according to the will of sumo drivers. “Earlier we […]

Khag residents resent lack of fire brigade

Khag residents resent lack of fire brigade

BUDGAM: Residents of Khag Tehsil in Budgam district are resenting the lack of fire brigade in the far flung area, which they said has been a long pending demanding demand. Residents said the area comprising of more than 60 villages has been left on God’s mercy. “Despite repeated requests, neither the previous government nor the […]

Drug peddler arrested by Chrar police

BUDGAM: Budgam police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a drug peddler at Charwani Dardpora during a routine naka. Police said that the peddler named as Tariq Ahmad Shiekh son of Gulam Nabi Shiekh, a resident of Chewa Khurd Pulwama was arrested after a routine naka was held at the Dardpora road by personnel of […]

Asian Karate Championship: Budgam kid Sairhan win gold medal

Asian Karate Championship: Budgam kid Sairhan win gold medal

BUDGAM: Sairhan-ul-Islam young talent from Central Kashmir’s Budgam district won gold medal in Sub-Junior category of Asian Karate Championship held at Talkatora Indoor stadium New Delhi. Sairhan the class third student represented India in the championship. “I am very happy with my performance. I had been practicing very hard for last one year, it was […]

Thousands throng at slain CRPF man’s funeral at Nagam

Thousands throng at slain CRPF man’s funeral at Nagam

BUDGAM: Thousands of people converged at the residence of slain central reserve police force (CRPF) personnel Saifuddin Ganai at Nagam in central Kashmir’s Budgam District. The people waited for hours for the arrival of the dead body in the afternoon. Saifuddin Ganai was killed in a fidayeen attack on a forces formation at Lethpora in […]