Abid Hussain

PDD lineman dies of electrocution in Budgam, second death in last 5 months

PDD lineman dies of electrocution in Budgam, second death in last 5 months

Budgam, Oct 18: An employee working in the Power Development Department (PDD) died of electrocution while installing an electric transformer here in Zogoo village of Khansahib on Thursday, a PDD official said. The official said that the deceased received severe electric burns when he was repairing an electric transformer in Zogoo village. “He was shifted […]

 Abid Hussain

34 posts vacant at Budgam district hospital, reveals RTI

34 posts vacant at Budgam district hospital, reveals RTI

Budgam, Oct 17: Budgam’s Aga Syed Yousuf Memorial district hospital lacks adequate staff as 34 posts are lying vacant, reveals a reply to Right to Information (RTI) query. An RTI application filed by this reporter has revealed that around three dozen posts here lie vacant including that of doctors, paramedical and nursing staff. Among 125 […]

 Abid Hussain

Vehicle catches fire after coming in contact with low-lying wires on Budgam Khanpora road

Vehicle catches fire after coming in contact with low-lying wires on Budgam Khanpora road

PDD fails to learn lessons, third incident in last two years

Budgam, Oct 13:  Power Development Department (PDD) in Budgam township do not seem to have taken any lesson from the past as another  load carrier vehicle caught fire here on Sunday last week after coming in contact with the low-lying electric wires on Budgam’s Khanpora road. Last year, according to farmers, two load carrier vehicles […]

 Abid Hussain

Wildlife Department lodges FIR as tranquilized bear killed by mob in Budgam

Wildlife Department lodges FIR as tranquilized bear killed by mob in Budgam

The bear had injured 4 persons in Shunglipora

Budgam, Oct 10: In an unfortunate incident, a tranquilized bear was beaten to death by a mob after it injured four persons in Shunglipora village of Budgam district on Tuesday. A Wildlife official told Kashmir Images that angry people killed the bear after it was tranquilized. “We fired tranquilizing darts at the animal and injected […]

 Abid Hussain

Budgam’s lone ward records 16.97% polling

Budgam’s lone ward records 16.97% polling

Budgam, Oct 08: While most of the voters in Budgam’s lone ward decided to boycott Urban Local Bodies polls, around 17 percent voters exercised their franchise to elect Councillor for Ward 5 – Bazar Mohalla – here on Monday, officials said. “Out of 642 eligible voters, 109 cast their ballot including 69 males and 40 […]

 Abid Hussain

35 votes polled till 12 pm in Budgam’s lone ward 

35 votes polled till 12 pm in Budgam’s lone ward 

Budgam: A total of 35 votes were polled here in central Kashmir’s Budgam district where polling is underway in a lone ward among 72 wards, sources in the polling station said. The voting for ward 5- Bazar Mohallah began from 7 am and in first five hours of polling, 35 votes were casted, taking percentage […]

 Abid Hussain

Fire damages septuagenarian Chinar tree in Budgam

Fire damages septuagenarian Chinar tree in Budgam

Budgam: A green Chinar tree- believed to be more than 70-years-old, suffered damage in a fire incident here at Safdar Mohalla on Sunday. Eye witnesses told Kashmir Images that fire broke out from haystack placed on Chinar at around 2 pm and left septuagenarian tree partially damaged. They said that fire tenders from Fire and […]

 Abid Hussain

642 electors eligible to vote in Budgam’s lone ward

642 electors eligible to vote in Budgam’s lone ward

Budgam: In absence of candidates and opponents in 71 wards of the district, the municipal elections for Budgam’s lone ward among 72, would be held here Monday at Government Girls Higher Secondary School in the first phase. According to official notice, the polling for ward 5- Bazar Mohalla would start from 7 am to 2 […]

 Abid Hussain

Among 72 wards of Budgam, polling to be held only in 1 ward

Among 72 wards of Budgam, polling to be held only in 1 ward

Budgam: In a first of its kind, central Kashmir’s Budgam district would see no rivalry between candidates fighting forthcoming municipal elections, either no candidate has filed nominations or nominees have won the elections unopposed. Budgam district has a total of 72 wards and is divided into six municipal committees. Among 72 wards, polling would be […]

 Abid Hussain

Around 300 patients shown door as Biochemistry Analyzer lie defunct at Budgam hospital

Around 300 patients shown door as Biochemistry Analyzer lie defunct at Budgam hospital

Budgam, Oct 05: Yet again, patients at Aga Syed Yousuf Memorial District hospital are suffering due to apathy of hospital administration as the Biochemistry Analyzer — an instrument used to conduct vital tests – is lying defunct from last six days here. The instrument, hospital sources said, developed a technical snag before six days, however, […]

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