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Pakistan PM Khan slams 'oppressor' India on Kashmir anniversary

Muzaffarabad - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan branded India an "oppressor and aggressor" on Wednesday, a year after New Delhi imposed direct rule on Indian-administered Kashmir.

Indian Kashmir under curfew ahead of 'black day' anniversary

Srinagar - Thousands of Indian troops imposed a curfew in Kashmir on Tuesday, with razor wire and steel barricades blocking main roads a day ahead of the one-year anniversary of the restive region being stripped of its autonomy.

India imposes curfew in Kashmir ahead of clampdown anniversary

Srinagar - A curfew has been imposed across Indian Kashmir just two days before the first anniversary of New Delhi's abolition of the restive region's semi-autonomy, officials said late Monday, citing intelligence reports of looming protests.

In Kashmir, the hills are alive with the sound of schooling

Srinagar - Sitting cross-legged and hunched over her textbooks in a lush meadow surrounded by mountains and pine trees, Tasleem Bashir can hardly contain her joy at being back at school.

Protests in Indian Kashmir over civilian death during attack

Srinagar - Hundreds of people in Indian-administered Kashmir staged protests on Wednesday, accusing government forces of killing a man during a rebel attack which also left a trooper dead.

Indian forces kill 3 militants in Kashmir's main city: police

Srinagar - Three militants were killed in a shootout with Indian government forces in the heart of Kashmir's main city Srinagar, police said Sunday, two days after eight rebels died in another gun battle.

Five Kashmir rebels killed as India steps up operations

Srinagar - Five suspected rebels were killed Wednesday in a dawn firefight with hundreds of troops in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said, as New Delhi escalates counter-insurgency efforts in the disputed territory.

Four rebels killed in second Indian Kashmir clash in two days

Srinagar - Four suspected rebels were killed by government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday just hours after five militants died in a firefight in the same area, officials said, as deadly clashes increase in the restive valley.

India uses disputed law to extend detention of former Kashmir leaders

Srinagar - Indian authorities have extended the detention of two former Kashmir chief ministers, held for the past six months under a security clampdown, using a law allowing for them to be locked up for two years without charge, police said Friday.

Overload on train to Kashmir's internet oasis

Banihal - Every day the train to Kashmir's remote cyber oasis Banihal is packed as people travel for hours to get online in the disputed region where internet has been cut for five months.

Back to pre-internet stone age in offline Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - In remote Indian Kashmir people have been offline since August, queuing for hours to pay bills or using government "internet kiosks".

Grand mosque re-opened months after Kashmir autonomy stripped

Srinagar - Kashmir's main mosque re-opened for prayers Wednesday for the first time since the restive valley's semi-autonomous status was axed by New Delhi in August and a curfew imposed.

Two killed, seven injured in Kashmir grenade attacks: police

Srinagar - At least two people were killed in grenade attacks in Kashmir on Tuesday and two militants shot dead by Indian forces, officials said, in one of the region's most violent days since New Delhi imposed a security clampdown.

Restive Kashmir marks 100 days since India stripped autonomy

Srinagar - Kashmir on Tuesday marked 100 days since India stripped the restive Himalayan valley of its autonomy and imposed a strict communications blackout, with local journalists protesting the internet blackout.

Pakistan installs statue of Indian pilot shot down over Kashmir

Karachi - Pakistan has put on display a statue of an Indian pilot whose plane was shot down over Kashmir earlier this year, invoking the ire of India's media.

Indian Kashmir formally ceases to be a state

Srinagar - India's Muslim-majority region of Kashmir was formally divided on Thursday, almost three months after losing its autonomy in a move that triggered violence and stoked tensions with arch-rival Pakistan.

Gunmen kill five migrant workers in Kashmir as EU lawmakers visit

Srinagar - Unidentified gunmen shot dead five migrant labourers in Indian-administered Kashmir on Tuesday, police said, in the bloodiest incident since New Delhi moved to strip the region of its autonomy.

Clashes as far-right EU lawmakers visit Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Dozens of clashes erupted in Indian Kashmir on Tuesday, officials said, as a delegation of mostly far-right European lawmakers paid a contentious visit to the restive region stripped of its autonomy in August.

Far-right Euro MPs lead landmark trip to Indian Kashmir

New Delhi - Nearly 30 Euro MPs, drawn mainly from extreme right-wing parties, will on Tuesday be the first international delegation to visit Indian Kashmir since authorities imposed a security clampdown in August to back the ending of the region's autonomy.

Nine killed in fresh firing across Kashmir border

Srinagar - At least nine people were killed Sunday in firing along the de facto India-Pakistan border in Kashmir, officials said, adding to the spike in deaths in recent days as New Delhi eased a curfew in the disputed region.

Internet shutdown fuels Kashmir fake news battle

New Delhi - A communications blackout in India's powderkeg Kashmir region is fuelling a fake news war with Pakistan, as both sides unleash a deluge of disinformation to fill the vacuum and shape opinion.

India blocks SMS services in Kashmir after trucker killed

Srinagar - Text messaging services were blocked in Indian Kashmir just hours after being restored when a truck driver was killed by suspected militants and his vehicle set ablaze, authorities said Tuesday.

Mobile phones back in Indian Kashmir, but internet still down

Srinagar - Mobile phone networks were restored in Indian Kashmir on Monday after a 72-day blackout, authorities said, but the internet remains off-limits to the region's seven million-plus people.

India eases mobile phone shutdown in Kashmir amid grenade strike

Srinagar - The Indian government said Saturday it would unblock most mobile telephone lines in Kashmir in a major easing of a two-month-old security clampdown since cancelling the region's autonomy, but a grenade attack in the main city highlighted tensions over ...

Kashmir hotels empty or shut as tourist restrictions lifted

Srinagar - India lifted on Thursday restrictions on tourists visiting Kashmir, but for hotels around the picturesque lake in Srinagar two months into a lockdown it was still far from business as usual.

India admits friendly fire downed helicopter in Kashmir clash

New Delhi - The Indian Air Force confirmed for the first time on Friday that it shot down one of its own helicopters during clashes with Pakistan in February over Kashmir, killing all six on board.

Pakistani Kashmir leader sees hope in US, China response to India

Washington - The leader of the Pakistani side of divided Kashmir is hopeful that India's clampdown in the Himalayan territory has reached a turning point -- bringing US pressure.

Kashmir crisis leaves lucrative apple orchards to rot

Srinagar - Farmers in Kashmir are deliberately leaving their apples to rot, undermining the restive territory's most lucrative export as bitterness towards the Indian government grows.

Rescuers scramble to reach survivors as Pakistan quake toll climbs

Jatlan - Rescuers battled along badly damaged roads and combed through toppled buildings Wednesday to reach victims of an earthquake that killed at least 38 people and injured hundreds more in northeast Pakistan.

Death toll in Pakistan quake climbs to 22 as rescuers assess damage

Mirpur - Rescue workers battled on Wednesday to reach people affected by a shallow earthquake that rocked northeast Pakistan a day earlier, killing at least 22 people and injuring hundreds more as it tore roads apart and felled buildings.
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