For 10 Long Years, School Authority Denied Compensation to Landowner

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali Budgam: In Village Navagam Khag, the Government Boys Middle school is running on Abdul Aziz’s 2 Kanal land. Abdul Aziz, an octogenarian, is a local resident of the village. As per the family of Abdul Aziz, they are directed by the school authority to clean as […]

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Budgam Brick-Kilns a Threat to Environment and Human Life

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Sajad Rasool According to the official data, 66% of the brick kilns are located in Budgam district. Most of these kilns operate without Govt license and play a significant role in increasing the carbon footprint. The locals at several places have been voicing their concern about this matter […]

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10 years On, Budgam School Building Still Incomplete

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali A middle school in Gund Momdar Village of Budgam has been incomplete from years because of manhandling by Government authorities, the owner of the school land has not been compensated and a feud between owner and Government is delaying things more. The school is located 12 […]

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Rameez Raja – A Budding Cyclist Shines at National Level

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali Rameez Raja, a 20-year-old boy is a budding cyclist. Hailing from Razwen village which is 16 km away from district headquarters Budgam, Rameez did his schooling in Budgam only. He is now pursuing Bachelors in Physical Education and Sports from Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, Punjab. […]

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IMPACT: Sonpah Village Gets New Pipelines and Access to Safe Drinking Water

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali Sonpah village located in Budgam district was facing acute shortage of water for drinking. Despite having a good number of springs available, the authorities had not maintained them and the pipelines, which had resulted in shortage of water. People were forced to take contaminated water which […]

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Man-Animal Conflict: Conflict On Rise as Space For Animals Shrink

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali As human populations expand and natural habitats shrink, people and animals are increasingly coming into conflict over living space and food.  The man-animal conflict has been increasing over the period of 30 years in Kashmir due to the shrinking of buffer spaces between forests and human […]

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Huzaif: Kashmir’s Budding Football Trick-shot Artist

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Huzaif Shah of Central district Budgam’s Charari Sharif is a football trick shot artist. He developed his skills watching football videos online. Huzaif started to showcase his talent by uploading the videos across social media platforms. Huzaif has been working hard to make his tricks successful. […]

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Young Boy Killed By Army After Bang of a Juice Pouch Was Mistaken For Grenade in Budgam

Video By: Rafiqa Bano Article By: Nusrat Ali 18 year old Tanveer Ahmad Wani of Beerwah Budgam was shot dead on 27 July 2017 by Indian Army’s 53 RR men. The incident took place on Friday in the market, when army was patrolling on the road and young student (according to locals) was grabbed and […]

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