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Four Indian troops killed in new Kashmir clashes

Srinagar - Indian troops fought a gun battle with Kashmir rebels Tuesday after a car bomb attack and other clashes left four soldiers and three militants dead in 24 hours, military officials said.

Three killed in Kashmir militant gunbattle

Srinagar - Three militants were killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Indian Kashmir on Friday amid widespread protests across the divided Himalayan region, police said.

Rights groups seek UN investigation into Indian Kashmir 'torture'

Srinagar - Tens of thousands of people in Indian Kashmir have been subjected to torture in the past three decades, according to a report released Monday by two prominent human rights groups which called for a UN investigation.

Muslim man killed in new suspected India 'cow lynching'

Srinagar - Indian police said Thursday they are probing a suspected fresh case of a Muslim man being killed by so-called Hindu cow vigilantes.

UN adds Pakistani militant chief Masood Azhar to terror list

New York - The United Nations on Wednesday added Masood Azhar, the leader of a Pakistan-based Islamist group, to its list of global terrorists after China lifted its objections to the move.

Modi says India undermined Pakistan nuclear threat

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that India had called Pakistan's nuclear bluff in recent cross-border air strikes that almost triggered a new war between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Pakistan says it found no links to Kashmir suicide blast

Islamabad - Pakistan Thursday said it had found no links between militants swept up in a recent dragnet and a suicide attack in Indian-administered Kashmir last month that brought the nuclear-armed rivals to the brink of war.

US sets up UN clash with China over bid to blacklist JeM leader

New York - The United States on Wednesday circulated a draft resolution to the UN Security Council that would blacklist the leader of a Pakistan-based Islamist group as a terrorist, setting up a potential clash with China over the move.

Pakistan's crackdown on militants fails to convince sceptics

Islamabad - At a mosque on a quiet Islamabad street, any reference to the UN-listed terror group which runs it has been removed as Pakistan -- once again -- comes under pressure to demonstrate its sincerity about eliminating militancy.

India disappointed as China blocks bid to ban JeM chief

New Delhi - India said Thursday it was "disappointed" by China again delaying a bid to blacklist the leader of a Pakistan-based militant group that claimed a massive suicide bombing in Kashmir last month.

China delays UN bid to blacklist JeM leader as terrorist

New York - China on Wednesday put on hold a request by Britain, France and the United States to add the leader of a Pakistan-based Islamist group behind a suicide attack in Kashmir to the UN terror blacklist, diplomats said.

Pakistan insists will deal 'firmly' with militants: Trump advisor

Washington - Pakistan promises to crack down on militant groups attacking Indian rule over Kashmir, President Donald Trump's national security advisor John Bolton said Monday.

'Key conspirator' of Kashmir attack shot dead: Indian police

Srinagar - Indian police said Monday that one of the "key conspirators" behind a suicide attack that killed at least 40 troops in Kashmir had died in a shootout with government forces.

For Pakistani Kashmiris, a sense of the grave inside their bunkers

Chaudhry Hakam Deen has a bunker -- a cold, damp hole dug in the ground -- next to his home where he and his family have often taken refuge amid soaring tensions with India.Spending the night inside, he said, "feels like sitting in a graveyard".

India slams Pakistan action against militants

New Delhi - India said Saturday that its army is on a "strict vigil" for new attacks from Pakistan and renewed warnings to its neighbour to take concrete action against militant groups.

Modi and Imran bask after 'good' Kashmir crisis

New Delhi - As tempers cool after an alarming confrontation between India and Pakistan, analysts say their leaders have emerged stronger -- with Narendra Modi burnishing his nationalist credentials and Imran Khan cast as a peacemaker.

India, Pakistan exchange heavy border fire

New Delhi - Tensions between India and Pakistan raged Saturday as heavy firing by their armies killed at least seven people on either side of their fiercely disputed Kashmir border.

Anger over 'forced' video of Indian pilot amid new Kashmir deaths

New Delhi - A furious backlash erupted in India Saturday over a video of an Indian pilot shot down by Pakistan praising his captors, as deadly tensions simmered between the neighbours with fierce shelling across their Kashmir frontier.

Kashmir braces for the worst as shelling, gunbattles escalate

Indian forces on Friday fought battles with militants in Kashmir that left seven dead, whilst being dragged into fierce artillery barrages with Pakistani rivals along the troubled territory's angry ceasefire line.

Kashmir braces for worst as shelling, gunbattles escalate

India and Pakistan fired barrages of shells at each other across their angry Kashmir frontier Friday, leaving at least one dead as the troubled region braces for more violence amid renewed hostilities between the arch-rivals.

India-Pakistan tensions ground thousands of air travellers

London - Thousands of air travellers worldwide were left stranded on Thursday after Pakistan closed its airspace in response to escalating tensions with India.Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said it would keep airspace shut until 11.

Pakistan promises to free Indian pilot as 'peace gesture'

Islamabad - Pakistan promised to free a captured Indian pilot on Friday as a "peace gesture" aimed at its nuclear arch-rival, but New Delhi insisted it would remain on "heightened" military alert for attacks.

Indian pilot captured in Pakistan becomes face of escalating conflict

New Delhi - An Indian pilot shot down over Pakistan and paraded by his captors has become a hero in his own country, a trump card for Islamabad and perhaps the key to bringing the arch-rivals back from the brink.

Pakistan ready to free India pilot if leads to 'de-escalation'

Islamabad - Pakistan said Thursday it is prepared to release a captured Indian pilot if doing so will ease soaring tensions with India that have fuelled fears of conflict between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Indian pilot captured in Pakistan becomes face of escalating conflict

New Delhi - An Indian pilot shot down over Pakistan and paraded by his captors has become a hero in his own country, a trump card for Islamabad and perhaps the key to bringing the arch-rivals back from the brink.

US patience thins with Pakistan as India goes on offense

Washington - As conflict between India and Pakistan escalates to near all-out war, the United States has been thrust into a familiar position of hoping to defuse tensions -- but is making no secret it faults Islamabad.

China urges India, Pakistan against 'expansion' of tensions

Bejing - China's foreign minister has called on Pakistan and India to avoid escalating tensions, expressing to his Pakistani counterpart "deep concern" over the Kashmir crisis amid fears aerial battles could snowball into an all-out conflict.

Pakistan, India say shot down each other's warplanes

Islamabad - Pakistan and India said Wednesday they had shot down each other's warplanes, in a dramatically escalating confrontation that has fuelled concerns of an all-out conflict between the nuclear-armed rivals.

China urges India, Pakistan to 'exercise restraint' after air strike

Bejing - China urged India and Pakistan on Tuesday to "exercise restraint" after New Delhi said its warplanes attacked a militant camp, in a move that sent tensions soaring between the arch-rivals over disputed Kashmir.

India 'air strikes' send Pakistan tensions surging

New Delhi - India said Tuesday it had launched air strikes against militant camps in Pakistan’s territory, triggering international concern over a dangerous escalation between the nuclear-armed rivals.
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Basharat lends a helping hand.
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Filmmaker Ashvin Kumar gestures on location.
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Anti-India sentiments have reached a feverish pitch in Kashmir Valley.
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The latest surge in violence began in June when regular street battles between Kashmiri youths and the Indian security forces intensified. Hundreds of people were injured and more than 100 civilians killed. The Kashmir Valley has seen over 80 days of curfew since the end of June.
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Parveena Ahangar, chairperson of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons, Kashmir.

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