Unexploded shell found in Budgam village, diffused

Unexploded shell found in Budgam village, diffused

Budgam: An unexploded shell was found in Shunglipora village of Tosamaidan area in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday. Sources said the shell was spotted by the locals who later informed the police. Deputy Superintendent of Police Magam, Showkat Ahmad told Kashmir Reader said that police received information regarding the presence of an unexploded shell […]

Budgam protesters block tracks against R&B ‘delaying tactics’

Budgam protesters block tracks against R&B ‘delaying tactics’

BUDGAM: Hundreds of residents staged a protest Saturday against the “delaying tactics” of the Road and Building department in carrying out the macadamisation of a six kilometre-long road stretch in Budgam district. The people of different villages, including Bandgam, Nadigam, Razwan, Charhar, Wahabpora and many other villages, hit the streets on the early morning of […]

Budgam residents block railway track to protest ‘dilapidated’ roads

Budgam residents block railway track to protest ‘dilapidated’ roads

Budgam: Hundreds of residents of Bandgam and its adjoining villages here in this central Kashmir district on Saturday blocked the railway track to mark their protest against the ‘dilapidated ‘ road conditions. Early morning, hundreds of residents of different villages including Nadigam, Panchas, Wahabpora, Charhar, Raizwan and Bandgam came out on streets and staged protest […]

Two burglars arrested: Police

Two burglars arrested: Police

BUDGAM: Police on Monday claimed to have apprehended two non-local persons allegedly involved in burglaries in Humhama and adjacent areas. The two were identified as Mohammad Alyas Khan son of Zahid Khan, a resident of Calcutta, who is currently residing at Ganderbal, and Imran Ahmad Sheikh, alias Billu son of Afzal Sheikh, a resident of […]

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 […]