A fable for the faithful: How a manual scavenger went on Hajj

A fable for the faithful: How a manual scavenger went on Hajj

Sopore: A rich Muslim can easily afford Hajj, and because of his wealth, he is absolutfely required to do Hajj. A poor Muslim can only dream of going on Hajj, and often dies with the dream still lingering in his eyes. The story of Haji Ghulam Mohiuddin Sheikh, popularly known as Mahad Sheikh, a resident […]

No trace of Sopore man picked up from his home three years ago

No trace of Sopore man picked up from his home three years ago

Sopore: For the two sisters of Mushtaq Ahmad Changa of Sopore town, every day begins with a search for their brother. This has been their routine for the past three years. In January 2014, Mushtaq, 34, was picked up by men in uniform from his home in Hyder Colony, Arampora Sopore, in Baramulla district, according […]

Govt schools in Sopore at mercy of the elements

Govt schools in Sopore at mercy of the elements

Sopore: The government girls’ middle school in Adipora area of Sopore was upgraded 13 years ago from primary to middle standard, but the infrastructure has deteriorated rather than improved since then. Headmaster Ghulam Ahmad Bhat said that the school has 120 students from KG to Class 8, but only three classrooms and eight teachers are […]

Sopore students stage protest

Sopore students stage protest

Sopore: Scores of students on Thursday staged a protest demonstration at government degree college Sopore against Kashmir University for declaring ‘false’ results. The evaluation results of 3rd-year annual examination of Kashmir division were declared on Monday. Shouting anti-university and anti-college slogans, the students demanded to recheck of papers. The protesting students blamed Kashmir University of […]

Apple juice factory gutted in Sopore

Apple juice factory gutted in Sopore

SOPORE: A government-owned apple squash factory was gutted in a fire incident at Jagir Ghat area of Sopore in Baramulla district on Tuesday night. Reports said the factory located at Jagir Mazbug caught fire due to unknown reasons and suffered major damage. Sources said the short circuit could be a possible reason for the inferno. […]

Burglars rule the roost in Sopore, police ‘clueless’

Burglars rule the roost in Sopore, police ‘clueless’

Sopore: People of Sopore town in Baramulla district on Tuesday complained of frequent burglaries during the last several days and alleged that police have failed to curb these incidents. Local traders said that at least one dozen shops have been looted in several markets during in the areas of Arampora, Chinkipora, Rahim Sahib and Kaloo […]

Now, portable plaques for the ‘development spree’

Now, portable plaques for the ‘development spree’

Sopore: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday laid the foundation of several roads up-gradation and widening projects in the twin north Kashmir districts of Baramulla and Bandipora involving an investment of Rs 60 crore. In Sopore, instead of laying traditional foundation stones, the portable wooden plaque was used to kick-start a new trend. A large […]

Ten shops burgled in Sopore

Ten shops burgled in Sopore

Spore: At least ten shops were burgled at different locations in north Kashmir’s Sopore town during the intervening night of 10 and 11 March. According to reports burglars struck at Chota Bazar, Shalpora and Muslim Peer areas of Sopore decamped with money and different goods worth lakhs of rupees. Mohammad Sultan Kana one of the […]

Sanitation campaign concludes in Sopore

Sanitation campaign concludes in Sopore

Sopore: A week-long sanitation campaign with the theme ” Save Water, Stop Pollution” initiated by Municipal Committee Sopore concluded at Welkin Institute Sopore on Tuesday. Students of the institute and other speakers highlighted the importance of sanitation in promoting a healthy life. Besides informing the audience about the benefit of using proper toilets and soap […]

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