Kashmir

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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Teacher in Violence-torn Indian Kashmir Starts Makeshift Schools

SRINAGAR, India, Aug 29 – Wedding halls and prayer rooms have been turned into classrooms in Indian-administered Kashmir as families struggle to provide children with a normal life after more than 50 days of the Muslim-majority region’s worst violence in years. At least 68 civilians and two security officials have been killed and more than

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India Ready to Send Top Diplomat to Pakistan for Talks on Terrorism: Sources

NEW DELHI, Aug 17 – India is willing to send its top diplomat to Pakistan for talks focused on fighting cross-border terrorism, sources at India’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after a spike in tension in the disputed northernmost region of Kashmir. Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was willing to attend talks on the invitation

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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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Militants Stage Kashmir Attacks as Modi Gives Annual Address

NEW DELHI, Aug 15 – Two armed militants attacked a police station in Indian-ruled Kashmir on Monday, police said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his annual Independence Day speech in the national capital, New Delhi. The gunmen were unable to take control of the police station in the old city of Srinagar, the summer

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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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Five More Killed in India’s Jammu and Kashmir Protests, Curfews Imposed

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, July 10 – Four protesters and a police officer were killed in India’s northern Jammu and Kashmir state on Sunday, police said, raising the death toll in violence sparked by the death of a separatist militant to 20 since Friday. Protests erupted after security services on Friday evening shot dead 22-year-old

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