Sanitization drive launched to clear Tosamaidan of unexploded shells

Sanitization drive launched to clear Tosamaidan of unexploded shells

Budgam: Weeks after a youth died and another lost his leg, when an littered shell exploded at Tosamaidan, the government has launched a fresh sanitisation drive to clear Tosamaidan of any littered shells. The move comes after public outcry over the loss of human life in the explosion. Sub-district Magistrate Beerwah Abdul Majeed Lone told […]

Home on vacation, Budgam boy loses leg at Tosamadian

Home on vacation, Budgam boy loses leg at Tosamadian

Wasim Majeed was injured when an unexploded shell went off at Tosamaidan meadow on August 12 ZOOGU (BUDGAM): Shahena, 40, is using a hand-fan to comfort her son, Wasim Majeed Ganie, lying on a bed at his home in Zoogu, a remote tribal village in Budgam district. Wasim, 14, a class-8 student, has been feeling […]

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 […]

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 […]

Locals express shock over Tosmaidan explosion

Srinagar: The residents of Budgam on Sunday said they are shocked after an explosion at Tosa Maidan here in which a resident was killed and three others were injured. In a statement, they said, “We convey our heartfelt condolences to the family members of deceased and expresses solidarity with the three community members who were […]

Trees’ silent tragedy: Once verdant Tosamaidan laid waste by triad of timber smugglers, porters, militants

Trees’ silent tragedy: Once verdant Tosamaidan laid waste by triad of timber smugglers, porters, militants

BUDGAM: The picturesque meadow of Tosamaidan in central Kashmir’s Budgam district and the vast forest surrounding it have, with the passage of time, turned into what could be called a ‘graveyard of forests’. The forests of these areas are dying a silent death due to deforestation caused by timber smugglers both in the past and, […]

Cable car proposed for Loran, Tosamaidan: MoS

Cable car proposed for Loran, Tosamaidan: MoS

Govt making concerted efforts to promote tourism destinations in Bhaderwah, Doda JAMMU: Minister of State for Tourism Priya Sethi on Wednesday said the government is contemplating to develop cable car in Loran and Tosamaidan to tap tourism potential of these areas. Responding to a question raised by legislator Shah Mohammad Tantray in the House, the […]

HC disposes of petition on Tosa Maidan firing range

HC disposes of petition on Tosa Maidan firing range

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High court on Tuesday disposed of a public interest litigation on injuries due to artillery firing and shell explosions at Tosa Maidan, saying all court directions have been complied with and there is nothing left in the matter. Mohammad Altaf Khan representing the petitioners had said, “There is no detailed […]

Human, eco losses in Tosa Maidan: HC asks govt to reply to a PIL

Human, eco losses in Tosa Maidan: HC asks govt to reply to a PIL

Srinagar: The J&K high court on Monday issued a notice, calling Indian Home Secretary and state’s chief secretary, to file response within six weeks to a Public Interest Litigation, seeking directions for a detailed survey to assess loss and damage to human life and the environment of the Tosa Maidan due to artillery and other […]

Kashmir Reader Bureau Chief awarded by Transparency International

Kashmir Reader Bureau Chief awarded by Transparency International

Srinagar: Transparency International India on Tuesday awarded Kashmir Reader Bureau Chief Moazum Mohammad for his work on public issues, especially RTI, corruption and stories about the victims of unexploded explosive shells at the erstwhile Tosamaidan firing range. The award was given away by Justice (Retd) Bashir Ahmad Kirmani at the IMPA in presence of Transparency […]