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U.S., India to Discuss Business Ties, Tensions with Pakistan

By Lesley Wroughton NEW DELHI, Aug 30 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker began two days of talks on Tuesday with the Indian government to boost business ties, and to encourage dialogue with Pakistan over the disputed region of Kashmir. Kerry arrived in New Delhi on Monday night for

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Protests Intensify in Indian Kashmir, Security Forces Kill Five

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, Aug 16 – Indian security forces on Tuesday killed five protesters and injured 10 in clashes that erupted after crowds angered by the killing of a separatist militant in disputed Kashmir pelted them with stones and defied a curfew, officials said. Indian-ruled Kashmir has witnessed violent protests since July 8,

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Pakistani Activists Blocked in Bid to Deliver Aid to Indian Kashmir

By Abu Arqam Naqash MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, Aug 3 – Hundreds of Pakistani supporters of a militant-linked charity tried to cross into the Indian part of the divided Kashmir region on Wednesday to deliver aid after weeks of violent protests there. But the activists from the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), the charitable arm of the anti-India Lashkar-e-Taiba militant

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Kashmir: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

A new wave of unrest in Kashmir threatens a fragile peace BY Shahnawaz Khan Indian-controlled Kashmir is on the boil, again. This time, the spike in violence occurred after the killing of militant commander, Burhan Wani by Indian police and security forces in the Kokernag area of southern Kashmir on July 8. Twenty-one-year-old Wani was more

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India to Attend Regional Meet in Pakistan Amid Kashmir Tension

NEW DELHI, Aug 1 – India’s interior minister will travel to Pakistan for a regional gathering but will not hold bilateral talks at a time when a surge of violence in disputed Kashmir has escalated rivalry between the nuclear-armed neighbours, officials said on Monday. At least 50 people have been killed and more than 6,000

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Indian Kashmir Protests Flare, Three Killed as Army Opens Fire

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, July 19 – Indian soldiers fired on a stone-throwing crowd defying a curfew in the Kashmir region, killing three people, police said on Tuesday, as unrest sparked by the death of a separatist militant flared. Authorities have imposed a curfew in Muslim-majority Kashmir for 11 days, blocked mobile phones and

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Three Indian Police Shot Dead in Kashmir Summer Capital

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, May 23 – Three Indian policemen were shot dead at point-blank range on Monday in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, in the first such attacks in almost three years, a senior police officer said. The attacks followed a weekend shootout in north Kashmir in which five militants

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Kashmir Militants Wage Selfie War Against Indian Crackdown

By Douglas Busvine and Fayaz Bukhari TRAL, India, May 23 – Rebels like Burhan Wani, more adept at spreading their message via smartphone than wielding an assault rifle, are becoming a rallying point in disputed Kashmir for youth who reject the authority of India’s federal government. Wani, a 22-year-old commander of Islamic separatist group Hizb-ul

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