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Curfew in Indian Kashmir as killings heighten tensions

Srinagar - Indian Kashmir was largely under curfew on Friday with top separatist leaders detained to halt a planned protest march over a series of recent killings in the restive territory.

Indian Kashmir shuts down over killings

Srinagar - Shops and schools shut down in parts of Indian Kashmir on Wednesday to protest against a string of apparently targeted killings that has triggered fear in the restive region.

Baby among 15 killed by landslide in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Emergency workers in Indian Kashmir have recovered 15 bodies including that of a three-week-old baby after a landslide triggered by heavy rains buried several houses.

Landslides bury 15 in flood-hit Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Landslides buried at least 15 people in Indian Kashmir on Monday as hundreds fled their homes after heavy rain triggered flooding around the mountainous region.

New Delhi imposes direct rule in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Indian Kashmir was brought under New Delhi's direct rule Friday after political rivals failed to agree on a power-sharing coalition, more than two weeks after elections in the country's only Muslim-majority state.

Militants launch deadly raid on Kashmir army camp

Militants hurling grenades stormed an army camp in Indian Kashmir on Friday, killing 11 troops and police in a day of violence in the Muslim-majority state where local elections are being held.

Bollywood's Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years jail for blasphemy

Gilgit - Bollywood actress Veena Malik has expressed her anger at a 26-year jail term imposed on her by an Islamic court in Pakistan. Her "crime" was to appear on television in a mock-up wedding scene.

Indian Kashmir votes with Modi eyeing power

Ganderbal - Indian Kashmir headed to the polls Tuesday under tight security, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party eyeing power for the first time in the tense and disputed Muslim-majority state.

Kashmir strikes ease after days of heavy fighting

Srinagar - Fighting in the disputed Kashmir region eased on Friday after days of cross-border strikes by Indian and Pakistani forces left at least 20 civilians dead and forced thousands more from their homes.

India warns Pakistan over Kashmir strikes as toll hits 17

New Delhi - India told Pakistan on Thursday to stop shelling disputed Kashmir, warning it will make such attacks "unaffordable" for Islamabad as the death toll from this week's cross-border violence rose to 17.

Fresh rain hampers rescue bid in flood-ravaged Kashmir

Srinagar - Fresh rain hampered rescue operations in Indian Kashmir Sunday a week after deadly floods swamped the Himalayan region, with medics and survivors describing nightmarish conditions in the devastated city of Srinagar.

Hundreds of thousands still stranded by killer Kashmir floods

Srinagar - Rescuers struggled to reach more than 200,000 people still stranded on Saturday in Indian Kashmir as deadly floodwaters receded, revealing horrific devastation in the Himalayan region including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said.

200,000 still stranded in killer Kashmir floods

Srinagar - More than 200,000 people remained stranded Saturday in Indian Kashmir even as flood waters receded, revealing the full extent of the horrific devastation in the Himalayan region, including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said.

Pakistan rushes to protect more cities from floods

Multan - Pakistani authorities Thursday moved to protect two major cities from raging floodwaters, readying explosives to divert swollen rivers, in a crisis which has hit nearly two million people.

Anger boils over in Indian Kashmir over flood rescue delay

Srinagar - Anger mounted Wednesday over the slow pace of rescue operations in Indian Kashmir as authorities said they were "overwhelmed" by the scale of deadly flooding that has left hundreds of thousands of people stranded in India and Pakistan.

India-Pakistan flood toll hits 400, thousands still stranded

Srinagar - Emergency workers battled Tuesday to reach hundreds of thousands of people marooned by floods in India and Pakistan that have claimed more than 400 lives, as anger grew over the speed of the rescue effort.

India-Pakistan flood disaster prompts frantic rescue bid

Srinagar - Authorities in India and Pakistan made frantic efforts Monday to pluck tens of thousands of people to safety from floods which have killed at least 350 as desperate residents huddled on rooftops.

Thousands trapped in deadly Indian Kashmir floods

Srinagar - Soldiers were battling Sunday to rescue thousands trapped by Indian Kashmir's worst flooding for half a century which has killed at least 150 people and left the main city of Srinagar under water.

Torrential rains kill more than 230 in Pakistan, India

Srinagar - More than 230 people in Pakistan and northern India have been killed in torrential monsoon rains which triggered flooding, landslides and house collapses, officials in the two countries said Saturday.

Six survive as bus carrying 50 plunges into gorge in India

Srinagar - Flood waters swept an overcrowded bus carrying a wedding party into a gorge on Thursday with all but six of the 50 on board feared dead in Indian Kashmir, officials said.

Four killed in India-Pakistan border fire

Srinagar - Four people were killed when nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan traded heavy fire across their border early Saturday, with each country accusing the other of "unprovoked" military action.

Pakistan rejects Modi's Kashmir 'proxy war' claims

Islamabad - Pakistan on Wednesday dismissed as "baseless rhetoric" claims by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that it was waging a "proxy war" in disputed Kashmir.

India's Modi makes landmark visit to disputed Kashmir

- Narendra Modi accused Pakistan on Tuesday of waging a proxy war in Kashmir as he became the first Indian prime minister to visit Kargil since more than 1,000 died in fighting there 15 years ago.

Pakistani civilian killed in Indian Border Security Force attack Special

Military troops from India reportedly fired upon civilian villages Sunday, killing one civilian and sending four others to the hospital.

Five die in Indian Kashmir gunbattle ahead of polls

Srinagar - Suspected rebels in Indian Kashmir have shot dead a soldier and two policemen, officials said Tuesday, two days before voting begins in the region for the national election.

Students expelled for cheering on opposing cricket team

Cheering for your favorite cricket team is a lot harder to do when you live amid political and state tensions. Sixty-seven students in a university in Uttar Pradesh sent students home from Kashmir for celebrating Pakistan’s win against India.

Soldier shoots dead five colleagues, self in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - A soldier in Indian Kashmir shot dead five of his colleagues in a military camp before turning the gun on himself, an army spokesman told AFP on Thursday."The soldier ran amok, killing five others before shooting himself dead in the camp in Ganderbal d...

Pakistani prisoner found hanging in Indian Kashmir jail

Srinagar - A Pakistani prisoner who was arrested by authorities in India for trespassing more than two years ago has been found hanging inside a jail in Indian Kashmir, an official said Saturday.

Pakistani PM calls for US intervention in Kashmir issue

Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, says he believed that United States intervention would be the key to solving the ongoing Kashmir issue between his country and India.

Three die during violent clashes in Kashmir

Three young men have died during violent clashes in Kashmir organized against the hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru in Delhi's Tihar jail on February 9th, soon after India’s President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his clemency plea.
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The coach makes a point to his wards.
The coach makes a point to his wards.
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Filmmaker Ashvin Kumar gestures on location.
Filmmaker Ashvin Kumar gestures on location.
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Parveena Ahangar, chairperson of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons, Kashmir.
The latest surge in violence began in June when regular street battles between Kashmiri youths and t...
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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Basharat lends a helping hand.
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Anti-India sentiments have reached a feverish pitch in Kashmir Valley.
Anti-India sentiments have reached a feverish pitch in Kashmir Valley.
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The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) office in Hyderpora, Srinagar, Kashmir.