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Indian troops kill militants, triggering clashes across Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India – Indian troops killed four militants in gun battles in Kashmir on Wednesday, including the commander of the biggest separatist group fighting New Delhi, a police official said, triggering clashes across the disputed region that left dozens injured. Hundreds of Indian soldiers launched an operation late […]

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AP PHOTOS: Kashmir athletes struggle during virus lockdown

SRINAGAR, India — The coronavirus pandemic has restricted athlete Afreen Hyder to a small space in Indian-controlled Kashmir where she finds it difficult to do the martial arts routines she needs to keep fit. The 20-year-old shares a two-bedroom apartment with her parents in the disputed region’s main […]

Union ministers to visit Kashmir to spread awareness about positive impact of scrapping Art 370

New Delhi, Jan 15: A group of Union ministers will visit Jammu and Kashmir later this month to spread awareness about the positive impact of abrogation of Article 370 provisions and the development measures taken by the government for the region, sources said on Wednesday. The schedule for the […]

Encounter breaks out between militants, security forces in J-K’s Pulwama

Srinagar, Jan 12: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Gulshanpora area of Tral in the south Kashmir district Sunday morning after receiving specific intelligence about the […]

India grants diplomats access to Kashmir for first time in months

SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI – Foreign diplomats visited Kashmir on Thursday for the first time since New Delhi stripped the region of special status in August, but some European nations and others declined to go after being refused permission to travel independently. India’s portion of the Muslim-majority Himalayan region, also […]

65-year-old PSA detainee from J-K dies in Allahabad jail

Srinagar, Dec 22: A 65-year-old detenu, a member of the banned Jamaat-I-Islamia, booked under the stringent Public Safety Act and sent outside Jammu and Kashmir has died in a jail at Allahabad, officials said on Sunday. Ghulam Mohammed Bhat, a resident of Kulangam in frontier district of Handwara in […]

Prayer at Kashmir’s biggest mosque for 1st time in 4 months

SRINAGAR, India — A call to afternoon prayer rang out from the central mosque in disputed Kashmir’s largest city for the first time in more than four months on Wednesday, ending a virtual ban on religious practice in the Muslim-majority region’s biggest mosque. The Jamia Masjid in Srinagar was shut […]

Kashmir sees more than $2.4 billion losses since lockdown – group

SRINAGAR, India – A lockdown in Indian-administered Kashmir has cost its economy more than $2.4 billion since the government stripped it of its special status, officials of the Himalayan region’s main trade organisation said on Wednesday. “In the last 120 days we have witnessed how each and every […]

Grenade attacks kill two in Kashmir, several wounded

SRINAGAR – Suspected militants threw grenades in Indian Kashmir on Tuesday killing two people and wounding eight, police said, the latest outbreak of violence in the disputed Himalayan region months after New Delhi revoked its autonomy and statehood. Two people – including a government official and a member […]

Kashmir shuts down: Shops, business establishments closed for third consecutive day

Srinagar, Nov 22:  Most shops and other business establishments in Kashmir were closed on Friday, the third consecutive day of a Valley-wide shutdown following a brief semblance of normalcy. On Wednesday, posters warning shopkeepers against opening their shutters as well as public transport operators appeared at several places […]

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