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  • 152 hospitalised with tear gas, pellet injuries in Kashmir

    At least 152 people have suffered injuries from tear gas and pellets in disputed Kashmir since Indian security forces this month launched a sweeping crackdown, data from the Himalayan region's two main hospitals shows.

  • Indian soldier killed in Pak firing

    India says one of its soldiers was killed as Pakistan violated the ceasefire by resorting to mortar shelling and small arms firing on forward posts and villages along the de facto border in Rajouri district of Jammu.

  • Restrictions partially eased in Kashmir valley: Officials

    Restrictions on the movement of people in Kashmir valley were partially eased today with landline phone services being restored in some areas of Srinagar city even as stringent security remained in place, officials say.

  • Kashmir entirely internal matter: India

    After the rare “closed consultation” at the United Nations Security Council on Kashmir, India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN, Syed Akbaruddin said the issue “entirely is an internal matter”.

  • Restrictions in Kashmir to be lifted in next few days: Centre to SC

    The Centre tells the Supreme Court that the restrictions imposed in the Kashmir Valley will be lifted in the next few days, adding that the security agencies must be trusted as the ground situation is being reviewed daily.

  • UN Security Council to meet today on Kashmir

    The UN Security Council is due to meet behind closed-doors at the request of China and Pakistan to discuss India's decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, diplomats say.

  • Kashmir: Pakistan asks UN Security Council to meet

    Pakistan asks the United Nations Security Council to meet over India's decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, the Himalayan region that has long been a flashpoint in ties between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

  • Eid celebrated in Kashmir amid massive security

    Eid-ul-Azha prayers were offered in mosques across the Kashmir valley amidst no reports of any violence, police say.

  • India scraps special status for Kashmir

    The Indian government yesterday stripped Kashmir of the special autonomy it has had for seven decades, prompting a furious response from nuclear-armed rival Pakistan and raising fears of further violence in the Muslim-majority Himalayan region.

  • India scraps Article 370 which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir

    In a landmark decision, the Bharatiya Janata Party government headed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that Article 370 of the Constitution, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir state, has been removed.

  • 35 killed as bus falls into gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar

    At least 35 people were killed and 17 others injured as a minibus fell into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district, police officials say.

  • Soldier, 3 terrorists killed in gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir

    A soldier and three terrorists have been killed in a gunfight in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir in India, police said.

  • 3 Pakistan soldiers killed in India firing

    Three Pakistan Army soldiers have been killed and one injured in Rakhchikri sector of Rawalkot as Indian Army retaliated strongly to unprovoked shelling by Pakistani troops in Poonch of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that had on Monday claimed three lives, including a 5-years old girl.

  • Indian soldier, 4 terrorists killed in encounter

    An Indian soldier and four terrorists are killed today in an encounter between ultras and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir state in India, officials say.

  • 16 killed as bus plunges into river in Jammu and Kashmir

    At least 16 passengers are killed and 13 more are injured when a mini bus skids off the road and into the turbulent Chenab river near Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir of India, a senior police officer says.

  • End of an uneasy alliance in Jammu and Kashmir

    Power politics makes strange bedfellows. But perhaps none stranger than the coming together of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the terrorism-hit state of Jammu and Kashmir. After a little more than three years of uneasy co-existence, the alliance is in tatters. There is no popularly elected government in the state now under the rule of the federal BJP government.

  • 4 BSF men killed on Jammu border

    Four Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an officer, are killed and five wounded in firing by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir state, a senior BSF officer says.

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    India, Pakistan trade fire in Kashmir

    Two paramilitary soldiers are killed and eight civilians wounded on Sunday when Pakistani soldiers attacks dozens of forward posts along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir, Indian officials said.

  • Will peace get another chance in Jammu and Kashmir?

    By announcing the conditional unilateral cessation of pro-active operations by security forces against militants in Jammu and Kashmir during Ramadan, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a decision that is fraught with as much risk as a potential turnaround for the better. This is the first such peace initiative by the Modi government since coming to power four years ago.

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    Bomb blast kills 4 police in Indian Kashmir

    Four policemen are killed in a bomb blast set off by suspected Islamist militants in Indian Kashmir, police and reports say, marking a deadly start to the new year in the restive valley.

  • India initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation: Pakistan ISPR

    Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) blames Indian forces for initiating an "unprovoked ceasefire violation" that led to an exchange of fire between the border forces of the two countries, leaving three Pakistan Army personnel killed and one injured.

  • India ‘hits back’, kills 3 Pakistan soldiers

    Indian security forces hit back at Pakistan hard killing three Pakistani soldiers across the LoC in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, and neutralise a wanted Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

  • Three militants are killed in an encounter with the security forces near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri area of north Kashmir, police say.

    3 militants killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Uri

    Three militants are killed in an encounter with the security forces near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri area of north Kashmir, police say.

  • India to deport Rohingyas to Myanmar

    India has said that Rohingya refugees living in Jammu and Kashmir states will be sent back to Myanmar

  • 7 Hindu pilgrims killed in Kashmir attack

    Seven Indian pilgrims, mostly women, were killed yesterday night in Jammu and Kashmir in a “terror attack”, reports NDTV.

  • 8 soldiers killed in terrorist attack in Kashmir's Pulwama

    Eight soldiers have been killed and over 20 injured in a terrorist attack on a Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

  • One of the world’s most dangerous roads

    If driving in Dhaka frustrates you, have a look at one of the most dangerous roads in the world, in Jammu, Khasmir where you two motorbikes are slowly trying to ascend a mountain.

  • India still not accountable for HR violations in Jammu and Kashmir

    If doing something usually results in punishment, but you do it with impunity, you will not be punished for the deed. Indian security forces are given impunity by the government to do-as-they-please in the violently disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Admit card issued for a cow in India

    A brown cow gets an admit card issued by authorities on her name to write a professional entrance examination next week in Srinagar, India

  • Kashmir floods: Srinagar residents told to move to safety

    A flood alert issues in Indian-administered Kashmir following torrential rain and a surge in the water level of the Jhelum river

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