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10 Indian soldiers feared dead in Himalayan avalanche: Army

Srinagar - The Indian army said Thursday there was little chance of finding alive any of the 10 soldiers buried in an avalanche at Siachen Glacier in the remote Himalayas, as the rescue effort continued.

10 Indian army soldiers missing in Himalayan avalanche

Srinagar - Rescuers searched Wednesday for 10 soldiers feared buried in an avalanche in India's remote Himalayas near the de facto border with Pakistan, an army spokesman said.

Indian Kashmir chief minister dies

Srinagar - Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, chief minister of India's restive Kashmir region and one of the country's best-known Muslim politicians, died on Thursday, an official said.

Attackers storm Indian army camp in Kashmir

Srinagar - Armed militants stormed an army camp in Indian-administered Kashmir Wednesday near the heavily militarised border that divides the disputed territory with Pakistan, police said.

Protester killed in Indian Kashmir after Modi visit

Srinagar - A protester was killed during clashes with government forces Saturday in Indian-administered Kashmir hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the disputed region, police said.

Top LeT militant Abu Qasim killed in Indian Kashmir: police

Srinagar - Security forces killed a top commander from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in troubled Indian Kashmir on Thursday, striking a blow against the outlawed militant group, the region's police chief said.

Fear and despair in Kashmir as India-Pakistan talks falter

- India and Pakistan aborted rare talks this weekend under a cloud of recriminations, while on the front line of their festering conflict in Kashmir, villagers cowering from artillery in mud huts despair of ever seeing lasting peace.

India urges Pakistan against meeting separatists

New Delhi - India said Friday it has urged Pakistan against meeting Kashmiri separatist leaders ahead of rare weekend talks between the two countries' top security advisers in New Delhi, hiking tensions between the arch rivals.

India summons Pakistan envoy over civilian deaths in Kashmir

New Delhi - India summoned Pakistan's envoy in New Delhi Sunday to protest against civilian deaths in recent troop firings along their disputed border, hiking tensions ahead of talks between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Curfew in Indian Kashmir on eve of independence day

Srinagar - Authorities imposed a curfew in parts of the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday to prevent any move by separatists to celebrate Pakistan's indepedence day, police said.

Soldier, two militants killed in Kashmir gun battles

Srinagar - An Indian soldier and two suspected militants were killed in Kashmir in two separate gun battles along the de facto border that divides the restive territory between India and Pakistan, police said Sunday.

Four killed as India, Pakistan trade fire in Kashmir

Srinagar - Four civilians were killed Tuesday in heavy exchanges of fire between Indian and Pakistani troops along their border in the south of the disputed territory of Kashmir, officials from the rival sides said."One young man died during the shelling.

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.
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