Sopore’s ‘tourist spot’ village has no electricity supply

Sopore’s ‘tourist spot’ village has no electricity supply

Sopore: New Colony Veer is a small, picturesque village in Hygam area only six kilometers from Sopore town. Five years ago, the state government gave it “tourist spot” status. What it forgot to give was electricity supply. This beautiful but neglected village is located near the Srinagar-Baramulla highway in the midst of dense apple orchards. […]

Authorities indifferent even as Sopore bypass bridge deteriorates further

Authorities indifferent even as Sopore bypass bridge deteriorates further

SOPORE: Authorities are turning a blind eye to the dangers posed by deteriorating Sopore bypass bridge, which besides being a lifeline for Sopore and Kupwara is heavily used by fruit laden trucks. The bridge opened for traffic in 2015 has been in news for wrong reasons right since its opening, which came 23 years after […]

Video shows Sopore municipality dumping human waste in open, close to colony

Video shows Sopore municipality dumping human waste in open, close to colony

Sopore: A video showing Sopore Municipality employees dumping human waste in the open has gone viral on social media (Facebook) with netizens expressing outrage over the act. The 3-minute video shows a vehicle of the municipality dumping human waste in open, close to the residential colony of Model Town. Noticing that someone is filming the […]

Marbal village of Sopore cut off from ‘the world’

Marbal village of Sopore cut off from ‘the world’

Sopore: The arduous trek from Hardishiva village of Sopore on bumpy and meandering hill track takes to a tiny village, Marbal, situated in the midst of dense forest, away from the human civilization. A cluster of old-fashioned houses shelters a tiny population of 60 families, which lives a typical primitive life. The tranquility of village […]

Sopore: Police district with no traffic police

Sopore: Police district with no traffic police

Sopore: The apple town, Sopore, may have gained the moniker ‘Chota London’ for being a busy commercial hub, but the authorities haven’t deemed the town worthy of a traffic regulating unit so far.  Despite being a separate police district, Sopore lacks a traffic police unit. In the absence of traffic police, chaos is ruling the […]

Clashes erupt in Sopore after prayers

Clashes erupt in Sopore after prayers

Srinagar: Clashes between the government forces and protesters erupted in the northern apple town of Sopore on Friday. Local sources told Kashmir Reader that soon after the congregational prayers when people came out of the Jamia masjid they started protesting by raising anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. However, police personnel deployed in large numbers swung into […]

Slain Muzaffar laid to rest in Sopore

Slain Muzaffar laid to rest in Sopore

Srinagar: A large number of people Friday attended the funeral procession of slain militant Muzaffar Iqbal Naikoo. Muzaffar was killed in a gun fight at Muchua area of Bagh-e-Mehtab. Braving heavy snowfall and biting cold people assembled in Batpora area of Sopore to participate in the funeral of Muzaffar. They raised pro-freedom slogans while as […]

Make Findings Public

This family in the north Kashmir town of Sopore has been waiting for justice for the past thirty-nine years. On February 15, 1975, one of its members was subjected to extra-judicial execution. The then government had ordered a probe, but the findings have not been made public till date. Hectic political activity was going on […]

Youth found dead

Srinagar: Body of a 25-year-old youth was recovered under suspicious circumstances in apple township of Sopore in north Kashmir’s  Baramulla  district, police said Friday. Locals informed the police after they found a  body in Bomia village, a police spokesman said, adding the deceased was later identified as Irshad Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Ishtengoo, Bandipora. […]