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 […]

Pulwama man with 40 percent disability languishing under PSA

Pulwama man with 40 percent disability languishing under PSA

PADGAMPORA: A 30-year-old man with 40 percent disability booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) is languishing in jail for more than two months. Shabir Ahmad Wani, a tailor hailing from Padgampora village of police district Awantipora, is also the lone bread earner for a family of nine. Shabir was picked up from his home in […]

Non-locals trickle back, but locals reluctant to rent out spaces

Anantnag: Even as the skilled and unskilled laborers from other states are making their way back to Kashmir, locals here are reluctant to rent out their properties to them following abrogation of Article-370. Tens of thousands of people from states like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have been coming to Valley every year, since late nineties. […]

3 militants killed, army man injured in Bijbehara gunfight

3 militants killed, army man injured in Bijbehara gunfight

Bijbehara: Three local militants, one of them a commander of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), were killed Wednesday in a fierce gunfight between with government forces, here in Bijbehara town of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district. An army man was also injured during the gunfight, who was evacuated to a hospital and is said to be stable. Defense […]