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Bilk kiln owners violate rates announced by govt

Pulwama: In a total disregard to government fixed rates, bricks across south Kashmir are being sold at highly exorbitant prices. A cross-section of people from various parts of the south Kashmir complained of overcharging by the brick kiln owners. “The kiln owners have unilaterally hiked the brick prices much to the trouble of the common […]

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Locals feel relieved after Water supply scheme commences in Shopian

Say all households must be connected on priority basis

Shopian: A water supply scheme was commenced after four years in Sofipora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district bringing respite for the people from the acute water scarcity they faced since many years now. Locals said that a water supply scheme was sanctioned during BJP-PDP regime with the help of their former MLA Aijaz Ahmad […]

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Adander Shopian residents rue lack of basic facilities

Shopian: Residents of Adander Berthipora village of Shopian district have alleged lacks of basic faciliries in the village. The locals claim that despite living just few kilometres away from district headquarters they have been left behind on the development front. They said that even in 21st century they are without basic amenities as since last […]

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Pulwama residents accuse PHE of supplying contaminated water

Pulwama: The inhabitants of several villages including Zahid Bagh, Darbagh, Rakh and its adjacent areas in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district have accused the Public Health Engineering (Jal Shakti) department of supplying contaminated water to them. Locals said that in absence of filtration plant, authorities are providing them water directly from a local rivulet which is […]

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Kokernag residents face shortage of potable water

Anantnag: The residents of Heergam and Zalangam area in Kokernag hamlet of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district are facing acute shortage of drinking water, the locals alleged. The residents of Heergam and Zalangam said that they are facing lot of problems in absence of potable water as they are forced to drink contaminated water. “A water […]

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Water supply scheme becomes a reality after five decades

Locals thank officials of Jal Shakti department

Shopian: The much awaited water supply scheme in Safanagri village of Zainapora Tehsil of south Kashmir’s Shopian district has finally been commissioned and the people of the area will now get potable water at their doorsteps. Locals from the village said that the scheme was sanctioned in early 70’s and since then people of the […]

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Seven years on, SDH Bijbehara continues to function from ‘unsafe’ building

Anantnag: Even after a lapse of over seven years since a major flood hit Kashmir in 2014, Sub district hospital in Bijbehara town of Anantnag district continues to function from an ‘unsafe’ building. Notably, the Sub district hospital Bijbehara got damaged during the 2014 devastating flood after which it was declared unsafe by the R&B […]

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Tulihalan village in Shopian demands proper road connectivity

Shopian: Tulihalan village situated just about four kilometres from district headquarter Shopian is lacking proper road connectivity, locals have alleged. The residents of Tulihalan village said that a 2 kilometre road from Devpora Shopian connecting this village was constructed some 10 years back but it was never repaired since then. “After the road was constructed, […]

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Maldera Shopian residents face shortage of potable water

Pulwama: the residents of Maldera village in Chitragam tehsil of south Kashmir’s Shopian district are facing shortage of potable water since last several years now, the locals have alleged. Residents of the area said that Maldera which consists of over 400 households are facing shortage of water since last several years but no attention is […]

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Poor cellular network irks Tral residents

Pulwama: The subscribers of private telecommunication companies like Jio and Airtel have complained about erratic calling and Internet services in several villages of Tral sub division of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Locals from Bargam, Nagpathri and its adjacent villages of Tral said that the weak signal is giving the subscribers a tough time. They said […]

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