‘My husband poured kerosene over me and set me on fire’

TRAL: “After my husband set me on fire and I was burning, I asked my mother-in-law whether she was happy now? Instead of trying to save me, she hurled abuses at me,” this is what a 32-year-old woman, a mother of two, had to say in her dying declaration to the police at Srinagar’s SMHS […]

Shopkeeper killed in Tral

Anantnag: A civilian was shot dead on Wednesday afternoon by unknown gunmen in south Kashmir’s Tral, a police official said. The slain was identified as 33-year-old Mehraj-u-Din Zargar of Kawarnag Tral. He was proprietor of a readymade garment shop in the town. A police official said that Zargar was shot at 3:15 pm outside the […]

Work on Anantnag hospital suspended for last five months

Work on Anantnag hospital suspended for last five months

Anantnag: Work on Rehmat-e-Alam hospital in Anantnag has been suspended since June this year because of paucity of funds. Subsequently, the abandoned structure has been occupied by government forces since Amarnath Yatra in June. Located in Sarnal area on the outskirts of Anantnag town, the hospital was taken over from a private trust by PDP-BJP […]

6 years on, Bijbehara Trauma hospital awaits completion

JKPCC blames paucity of funds, says project to be ready within 2 months

6 years on, Bijbehara Trauma hospital awaits completion

Bijbehara: Work on Trauma Hospital in Bijbehara town of Anantnag is yet to be completed more than six years after the construction began. The hospital, along with 11 others, was sanctioned during the National Conference-Congress government in 2009 with an aim to effectively handle trauma cases especially road accident victims. “All these 12 hospitals were […]

Labourers killed in Kulgam were preparing to go home

Labourers killed in Kulgam were preparing to go home

Anantnag: Five labourers who were shot dead in Katrasoo village of Kulgam late on Tuesday evening were packing to leave for their hometown West Bengal on Wednesday. At the accommodation where they were putting up in the south Kashmir district, apples are still strewn on the floor along with their belongings. Soon after their killing, […]

5 labourers from West Bengal killed in Kulgam

5 labourers from West Bengal killed in Kulgam

Anantnag: Five labourers hailing from West Bengal were killed while another was injured when unknown gunmen opened fire at them in Katrasoo area of Kulgam district on Tuesday evening, police said. The slain were identified as Nayeemudin Sheikh, Mursaleen Sheikh, Qamarudin, Mohammad Rafiq and Rafiq-ul-Sheikh. The injured labourer has been identified as Zahoor-ud-Din. He was […]

Unidentified militant killed in Bijbehara after truck driver killing: Police

Anantnag: Shortly after the killing of a truck driver in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district on Monday night, an unidentified militant was killed in a brief shootout with government forces, less than 200 meters from where the truck driver was shot dead, police said. A senior police official from Anantnag told Kashmir Reader that efforts […]

Despite alternatives, Anantnag maternity hospital running from cramped, unsafe building

Despite alternatives, Anantnag maternity hospital running from cramped, unsafe building

Anantnag: The overburdened Maternity and Children Hospital (MCH), here in Anantnag, continues to run from a cramped, shabby, “unsafe” building, putting lives at risk and patients to inconvenience, despite better alternate spaces available for the hospital. The MCH is only one of its kind in south Kashmir witnessing a heavy footfall of patients round the […]

People fear renting properties to non-locals amid killings

ANANTNAG: Following the abrogation of Article-370, people here in south Kashmir were reluctant to rent their properties to non-locals, but with the killings of outsiders by unidentified gunmen in Pulwama and Shopian districts of the region, they are now fearful of doing the same. Non-locals from different states of India flock to Kashmir and work […]