Soon after opening, ‘killer’ Gurez Road consumes two more lives

Soon after opening, ‘killer’ Gurez Road consumes two more lives

BANDIPORA: The “prone to accidents” Gurez Road in Bandipora consumed two more lives, one a child’s, on Saturday when a passenger cab rolled deep into the Nallah near Zed-Khushi. It is not so long since the 84-kilometre road was thrown open for traffic earlier this month, following the administration’s “arduous” efforts for the “earliest opening […]

BRO surges against harshest winter to open road to Gurez

BRO surges against harshest winter to open road to Gurez

RAZDAN TOP: Snowfall in the mountains’ lower reaches is always a joyous experience. It brings a sense of calm, and the world seems to come to a standstill. But there are men out there with little to protect them against the chill who daily brave nature in all its might. They fall only to get […]

Snowfall in Gurez streamed live on social media

Snowfall in Gurez streamed live on social media

Bandipora: Physically cut-off from the world due to roads blocked by snow, the remote Gurez valley connected to the world by virtual means on Saturday as locals broadcast the mesmerising snowfall on live videos and pictures on social media. Winter season is usually the beginning of the months-long isolation of Gurez, with roads buried under […]

Announces new highway from Kargil to Gurez

Announces new highway from Kargil to Gurez

SRINAGAR: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday announced that a new highway would be constructed in Jammu and Kashmir along the border from Kargil to Gurez. He made this announcement at a high-level meeting convened here to review the implementation of various developmental initiatives in the state. Governor Satya Pal Malik, advisors to Governor, B […]

Of 34 doctors appointed, only 7 working in Gurez hospitals

Acute shortage of doctors forces DC Bandipora to appeal for volunteers SRINAGAR: The hospitals of Gurez area in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district are facing an acute shortage of doctors. Only seven doctors are presently working in the health centres of the tehsil as against the 34 appointed for it. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that […]

Gunfight at night kills 4 army men, 2 militants in Gurez

Gunfight at night kills 4 army men, 2 militants in Gurez

Bandipora: A gun battle that began at 1am in the night along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez valley left four army men, including a Major-rank officer, and two unidentified militants dead in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Tuesday. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that a group of eight militants infiltrated to this side […]

Residents confront army with Azadi cry in Gurez

Residents confront army with Azadi cry in Gurez

Video goes viral Bandipora: In a video that has gone viral on social media, people from the Dard-Shina tribe living in Gurez near the border with Gilgit in Pakistan, are seen confronting the Indian army and raising pro-Azadi and pro-Islam slogans. People of the Dard-Shina tribe inhabit a remote, mountainous region and live in close […]

Gurez Model village without electricity for five months

Gurez Model village without electricity for five months

Bandipora: A Model village here in Gurez’s Tulail area has been without electricity for the last five months. Budugam, which is some 110 kilometres from the district headquarters in Bandipora, was plunged into darkness in February this year, and since then “no effort has been made to electrify the village again by repairing the defunct […]

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