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Those who ordered Andrabi’s killing still at large, says brother


June 12th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 12 (IANS) For most Kashmiris the news of the suicide by former major Avtar Singh, accused in the 1996 murder of rights activist Jaleel Andrabi, is nothing short ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s spiral-horned Markhor goat in peril (With Images)


May 10th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Srinagar, May 10 (IANS) It is an animal that is as much an icon of Kashmir as the beautiful Dal Lake and its shikaras. The magnificent spiral-horned Markhor, the ... Read more...

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Pond revered by Hindus drying up in Pakistan


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) A pond considered sacred by Hindus abutting a 900-year-old temple complex in Pakistan is drying up after tubewells began supplying the water to a cement factory ... Read more...

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Srinagar to get its first joggers park


April 17th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) Musical fountains, a modern gymnasium, jogging tracks, lawn tennis and basket ball courts, multi-cuisine continental restaurant, library and a swimming pool -- the scenic Srinagar city ... Read more...

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Fond memories abound as Zero Bridge dismantled


April 4th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 4 (IANS) History flowed down the Jhelum River in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital WEdnesday as the authorities started dismantling the six-decade-old Zero Bridge - said to ... Read more...

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Tulbul project: India to provide more data to Pakistan


March 28th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Buoyed by the common resolve of their leaders to intensify their dialogue, India and Pakistan Wednesday concluded their two-day talks to resolve differences over the ... Read more...

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Kashmir begins dredging of Jhelum river after 26 years


March 24th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 24 (IANS) After 26 years, the Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday re-started the dredging of the Jhelum river to address the annual flood threat in the Valley.Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Floating protest: Kashmir houseboat owners cry foul (With Images)


March 19th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's famed houseboats were the focus of a unique protest here Monday with dozens of owners moving around in shikaras (boats) on the Jhelum ... Read more...

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Pakistanis to witness increased power outages


March 10th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) People across Pakistan are likely to witness increased electricity outages as the country's Tarbela and Mangla water reservoirs have touched dead level, affecting hydel power generation, ... Read more...

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Cross LoC trade hampered by barter system, lack of banking (With Image)


March 1st, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Uri (Jammu and Kashmir), March 1 (IANS) More than three years after it was launched, trade along the Uri-Muzaffarabad route across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir has ... Read more...

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Of the magic of Zaina Kadal in old Srinagar (Letter from Kashmir) (With Images)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 26 (IANS) It was the hub of the city once, a place where wholesale traders did business and people flocked to visit the nearby shrines. But, in ... Read more...

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Omar hopes Anna calls off fasts permanently


December 29th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 29 (IANS) Accusing Anna Hazare of directing his agitation against the Congress, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said he hoped the activist calls off ... Read more...

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US forecast of impending mega quake worries Kashmiris


December 10th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) It is like the doomsday prophecy for the Kashmir Valley. Intense debate Saturday followed an American seismologist's predictions of a magnitude-9 earthquake.Local newspapers carried front page ... Read more...

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Kashmir: Nostalgically frozen in time


October 16th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) The salubrious heights of Kashmir stand frozen -- somewhat early in the year perhaps -- but with a difference. An exhibition of photographs, dated between 1857 and ... Read more...

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India to give Tulbul project data to Pakistan


May 14th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) India has agreed to provide "comprehensive data" on the Tulbul navigation project in Indian Kashmir to Pakistan, following talks between the two countries' water resources secretaries ... Read more...

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No flood threat in Kashmir Valley


April 19th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) Water levels in most rivers in the Kashmir Valley have risen following continuous rains over the last three days, but the weather office here Tuesday discounted ... Read more...

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Historical Chattabal weir in J-K restored


December 5th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Dec.5 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir government has planned to start water transport as the historical Chattabal weir has been restored in the valley."This is a humble effort of the incumbent ... Read more...

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Pak moves International Court of Arbitration to resolve Kishanganga dispute with India


October 9th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 9 (ANI): Pakistan has instituted proceedings in the International Court of Arbitration to resolve the Kishanganga Dam dispute with India, a Pakistani federal minister has stated.Minister for Water and Power, ... Read more...

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15 school kids die in Pakistan accident (Lead)


September 21st, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) At least 15 children died and several were reported missing when a school van plunged into the Jhelum river in Garhi Dupatta near Muzaffarabad, capital of ... Read more...

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Bus accident kills 15 kids in Pakistani Kashmir


September 21st, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) At least 15 schoolchildren died when their school bus plunged into the Jhulum river in Pakistan-administered Kashmir Tuesday, media reports said. There were at least 30-35 children of Allama ... Read more...

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Kashmir toll 98 in 100 days of unrest


September 18th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley witnessed another bloody day Saturday as three people were killed in firing by security forces on protesting mobs, taking the toll in 100 days of ... Read more...

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Bloody Monday leaves 16 dead across Kashmir (Fourth Lead)


September 13th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 13 (IANS) Sixteen people were killed Monday as furious mobs clashed with security forces and attacked government property across the Kashmir Valley in protests that were initially triggered by ... Read more...

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52 killed in Pakistan bus accident


August 5th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 52 people were killed and 11 injured Thursday after their bus fell into a river in Pakistan, police said. The ill-fated bus coming from Muzaffarabad, the ... Read more...

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Restrictions imposed in Srinagar


July 20th, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 20 (IANS) Restrictions were imposed in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital Tuesday to thwart separatist protests here, police said. Hardline Hurriyat group headed by Syed Ali Geelani called for the ... Read more...

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Restrictions lifted but shutdown hits life in Srinagar


July 19th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) Official restrictions were lifted Monday in the Old City areas of Srinagar but a shutdown called by separatists affected life across the Kashmir Valley. "There are no restrictions anywhere ... Read more...

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Separatist shutdown, restrictions paralyses Kashmir (Lead)


July 18th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Baramulla, July 18 (IANS) A shutdown called by separatists and restrictions imposed by authorities paralysed life in Srinagar Sunday, a day after normalcy was restored following 12 days of turmoil. Baramulla town ... Read more...

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Rains bring respite from scorching heat in north India (Roundup)


May 29th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Overcast skies and rains brought much needed respite from the blistering heat in several parts of northern India Saturday. However, heat wave conditions continued in most ... Read more...

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Flood alert in Kashmir Valley


May 29th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 29 (IANS) Incessant rains in the Kashmir Valley have raised the water level in the Jhelum river to the danger mark, prompting the authorities to sound a flood alert. The ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Leh highway closed after snowfall


May 28th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) The Srinagar-Leh highway was closed Saturday following heavy rains and fresh snowfall in the Zojilla Pass area of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The 475-km long highway connects the ... Read more...

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10 injured in Kashmir clashes


April 15th, 2010 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 14 (IANS) Ten people, including five policemen, were injured as protestors clashed with the security forces Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town, police said. The protests started after a youth ... Read more...

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Youth’s drowning triggers protests in Kashmir


April 13th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 13 (IANS) Tension gripped north Kashmir's Sopore town Tuesday after a youth drowned in the Jhelum river. Zubair Ahmad, 17, drowned after he along with four other youths jumped into ... Read more...

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Martyred marine commando’s body to be taken home Thursday


September 23rd, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The body of the Indian Navy marine commando (Marco) Chandrashekhar, who was killed in a gunfight with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, will be brought ... Read more...

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Pak raises lands drying up issue due to Indian conspiracy with Holbrooke


August 21st, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.21 (ANI): The Pakistan Government is reported to have raised the issue of its agrarian lands drying up due to India's water conspiracy with visiting US Special Representative to Pakistan ... Read more...

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Pak accuses India of reducing its agro-based economy to tatters


August 19th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.19 (ANI): Authorities in Pakistan have once again charged India with reducing the country's agro-based economy to tatters by building the Wullar Barrage/Tulbul Navigation Project on the Jhelum River.The News quotes ... Read more...

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Pakistan to move World Bank against Kashmir hydro project


April 30th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) Pakistan is examining various options, including the appointment of an arbitrator by the World Bank, against India's diversion of the Jhelum river to the Wullar Barrage and what ... Read more...

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