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In April, eleven road accidents; five deaths; several injuries

In April, eleven road accidents; five deaths; several injuries

Death on Kulgam roads

  Kulgam: Eleven major road accidents were reported in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district last month in which five persons lost their lives and over a dozen were injured. As per the police reports, eleven road accidents took place in district Kulgam during the month of April in the jurisdiction of four Police Stations (PS) of […]

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Vox Pop: What can be the deterrent to the crime of rape? 

Vox Pop: What can be the deterrent to the crime of rape? 

With the public outcry due to the recent rape and murder case of a Bakarwal girl in Kathua district of Jammu division, the government has shown its concern by enacting harsher legislations. But by doing so, are we really going to arrive at a socio-psychological condition that could work as a strong deterrent to such […]

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Students of girl’s school in Kulgam long for a female teacher

Students of girl’s school in Kulgam long for a female teacher

Kulgam, Apr 26: The students of Government Girls Higher Secondary School Katrasoo in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district are facing huge inconvenience in the absence of even a single female teacher in the school. According to the school authorities, taking into consideration various gender-specific issues of girl students, the school administration has requested the district administration […]

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Wokai village’s wait for clean drinking water continues…

Wokai village’s wait for clean drinking water continues…

Kulgam, Apr 25: The residents of village Wokai in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district are awaiting better sanitation and clean drinking from last two decades. The residents of Wokai village that comprise of around 700 households complained that the drinking water is being supplied directly, without any filtration, to their village from a stream flowing through […]

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Seasonal spring of Wasaq Nag -- waiting to make it to tourism map

Seasonal spring of Wasaq Nag -- waiting to make it to tourism map

Kulgam, Apr 21: While numerous charming springs across the Kashmir valley are already a big draw for the tourists, there  are countless others that are yet to make it to the Valley’s tourism map. One such delightful spring, Wasaq Nag, lies under the foothills of high altitude mountains and picturesque forests of famous Pir-Panjal range […]

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4 civilians, soldier killed; 60 youth injured in Kulgam

4 civilians, soldier killed; 60 youth injured in Kulgam

Holed up militants manage to escape

Kulgam, Apr 11: Four civilians and an army soldier were killed and over sixty civilians injured during a gunfight and ensuing clashes in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday. The militants, three in number, managed to escaped as forces were engaged by stone-pelting mobs, sources said. An official said that the gunfight broke out in […]

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Official neglect and apathy of locals take toll on Kulgam’s water bodies

Official neglect and apathy of locals take toll on Kulgam’s water bodies

Kulgam, April 10: The farmers in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district seem to be unmoved by the advisory about imminent water scarcity this farming season issued recently by Kashmir Irrigation & Flood Control Department. Owing to scanty of rainfall and snowfall during winter, IFC department issued an advisory, last month, for some districts of north and […]

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Kulgam mourns death of a local labourer

Kulgam mourns death of a local labourer

… Mout’e Tchooro Karith Khaeli Kam Khana Tai!

Kulgam, Apr 02: Unfortunate but true. South Kashmir has become synonymous with terms like encounters, clashes, CASO and killings. And amid this terminology, people continue to die and families continue to suffer. The death is crudely indiscriminate – it makes no distinction between a militant, civilian, policeman, a paramilitary personnel or an armyman — and […]

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Kulgam loses aspiring entrepreneur …

Kulgam loses aspiring entrepreneur …

  Kulgam, Apr 01: In the death of 20-year-old Zubair, Kulgam has lost a future business leader as the slain youth had just started a soap factory. Zubair Ahmad Bhat, son of Abdul Ahad Bhat of Kulgam district’s Gopalpora village was shot in the chest during clashes at Kachdora Shopian on Sunday morning where an […]

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Meet ‘Jaan Maas,’ a woman with a fighting spirit!

Meet ‘Jaan Maas,’ a woman with a fighting spirit!

… she journeys more than 100 kilometers everyday to earn a livelihood

  Kulgam: Jaana Begum travels more than a 100 kms every day in order to earn a livelihood and she has been doing this from last 17 years. Each morning, Jaana, an elderly fisherwoman from Dargah Hazratbal in Srinagar, travels to south Kashmir’s Kulgam district with a bucket-full of fish and comes back in the […]