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Hurriyat to fight ‘economic exploitation’ of Kashmiris


July 10th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 10 (IANS) The Mirwaiz Umer Farooq-headed faction of the separatist Hurriyat conglomerate Tuesday announced the formation of an economic advisory council to address day-to-day issues of Kashmir's people ... Read more...

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Separatists push Pakistan on Kashmir, divided on dialogue (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A day before the foreign secretary-level talks, separatists Tuesday met Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani and pitched for putting the Kashmir issue at the ... Read more...

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Kashmiri artists and ghazal lovers mourn Mehdi Hassan


June 13th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 13 (IANS) As the news of Mehdi Hassan's death spread in Kashmir Wednesday, a pall of gloom descended on the artistic fraternity and ghazal lovers here.Mir Muneer, a ... Read more...

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Petrol price hike angers Kashmiris


May 24th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) The unprecedented steep hike in petrol price Thursday seems to have hit people in Kashmir hard, the angry protestors saying it would cripple markets, services ... Read more...

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For 12 years, Kashmir widow hunts for missing son (With Image)


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) Twelve years after her son was allegedly arrested by the Nepal police, Zubeida, a 65-year-old Kashmiri widow, has said that she has been running from pillar ... Read more...

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From Hizbul spokesman to Kashmir’s anti-drug campaigner


April 8th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 8 (IANS) He was once among the most wanted separatist guerrillas of the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terror outfit in Jammu and Kashmir. But today Abdul Khaliq Dar alias ... Read more...

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What if India, Pakistan freeze Kashmir issue?


February 29th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 29 (IANS) Have India and Pakistan decided to freeze the Kashmir dispute for 10 years and move ahead on improving relations with each other? A hot debate is ... Read more...

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Of irresistible barbecues at Srinagar’s Khayam Chowk (Feature, With Images)


February 20th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) The aroma of spiced meat, cooked on charcoal fire, hangs in the air. Kashmiris, of late, may have been flooded with trendy coffee shops and restaurants, ... Read more...

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Kashmiri woman’s 15-year wait for husband


February 19th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Keran (Jammu and Kashmir), Feb 19 (IANS) Whenever a postman enters this village in Kupwara district of Kashmir, Jameela Rayees cannot stop herself from rushing to the door in anticipation. ... Read more...

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Madhu Jain turns writer, set to launch book on Jammu and Kashmir


February 17th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Handloom revivalist and designer Madhu Jain, who has been trying to resuscitate craftsmanship for the last 25 years, has turned writer. She is set to ... Read more...

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Kashmir reverberates with prayers on Eid-e-Milad


February 5th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 5 (IANS) Despite rain and snow, thousands of Kashmiris Sunday celebrated the birthday of the founder of Islam, Prophet Muhammad, spending the night in mosques and shrines of ... Read more...

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Human rights watchdog rakes up AFSPA issue


January 24th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 24 (IANS) A global human rights watch group has given teeth to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's now almost forgotten call - for repeal of the ... Read more...

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Not the winter, it’s Kashmiris who have changed (Letter from Kashmir)


January 24th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 24 (IANS) It is not that Kashmiris have seen such heavy snowfall for the first time as they did this winter. What has changed is their own lifestyle, ... Read more...

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Smoked fish, dried vegetables charm Kashmiris in winter


January 11th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 11 (IANS) The temporary blockade on the Srinagar-Jammu highway due to snowfall has come as a blessing for traders selling smoked fish and dried vegetables - a centuries-old ... Read more...

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Kangris and Kashmiris…one can’t be separated from the other (With Image)


December 30th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Khrew (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec 30 (IANS) For 40-year-old Bashir Ahmad Sheikh, it doesn't matter whether the art of weaving the traditional Kashmiri firepot, the kangri, was introduced here during ... Read more...

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Cold comfort: Kashmir battles chill sans power (Lead, with images)


December 28th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 28 (IANS) Perhaps the only thing more numbing than Kashmir's winter is the state government's apathy. Despite official assurances of uninterrupted power supply and of meeting any shortfall ... Read more...

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Cold comfort: Kashmir battles chill sans power


December 28th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 28 (IANS) Perhaps the only thing more numbing than Kashmir's winter is the state government's apathy. Despite official assurances of uninterrupted power supply and of meeting any shortfall ... Read more...

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra urges reopening of theatres in Kashmir


December 13th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra has written an open letter to the Jammu and Kashmir government to reopen theatres in the valley, which were closed in ... Read more...

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ISI agent Fai pleads guilty in US lobbying case


December 8th, 2011 - 2:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) A US-based Kashmiri separatist leader, accused of aiding a "decades-long" operation by Pakistan's spy agency to influence US policy on Kashmir by funnelling money to members ... Read more...

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Kashmir court won’t hear petition against Arundhati Roy


November 24th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 24 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Thursday asked activists of a Kashmiri Pandit organization who had sought action against renowned writer Arundhati Roy for her ... Read more...

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Don’t recruit kids: Malik tells Taliban


November 20th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Help children in their education instead of preparing them for suicide attacks, Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik has advised the Taliban.He urged the insurgents to ... Read more...

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Can Abdullah emerge unscathed from AFSPA logjam?


November 16th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) Is it the end of the road for Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's proposal to partially revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act ... Read more...

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Kashmir Haj pilgrims duped by travel agency


October 31st, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 31 (IANS) Despite paying all expenses, more than 500 Kashmiris cannot perform the Haj pilgrimage this year thanks to a local travel agency that backed out at the ... Read more...

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Politics ain’t cricket: Pakistani leader on Imran rally


October 31st, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 31 (IANS) "Politics is not cricket," a leader of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) said after the huge turnout at a rally addressed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ... Read more...

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Jammu hopes for fair deal in interlocutors’ report


October 12th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 12 (IANS) People across Jammu Wednesday said they hoped for a "fair deal" in the report submitted by the three interlocutors appointed by the central government to ... Read more...

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Politics of death sentences in India (Comment)


October 1st, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Prima facie, it is not easy to refute Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's argument that if the Tamil Nadu and Punjab legislatures can ask for the pardon of ... Read more...

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PM urged to address issue of Kashmir mass graves


September 30th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been urged to set a time-frame for identifying the bodies found in mass graves in Jammu and Kashmir and ... Read more...

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Khar hopes for fruitful India, Pakistan dialogue


September 28th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 28 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has spoken here about the resumption of the India-Pakistan dialogue process, hoping that it will be uninterrupted and uninterruptible."We ... Read more...

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National Conference meet inconclusive as both Abdullahs absent


September 25th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 25 (IANS) The crucial National Conference (NC) legislature party meet Sunday ended without reaching any decision on the party's stand on the Afzal Guru clemency resolution likely ... Read more...

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Delhi blast: All but two detainees released in Kashmir


September 13th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 13 (IANS) Except for two men still being questioned in Kishtwar town, no one is in detention in Jammu and Kashmir for last week's Delhi High Court blast, ... Read more...

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Kashmir police verify facts on those detained over blast


September 10th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 10 (IANS) Investigations related to detention of some people in connection with the Delhi blast are at an advanced stage and Jammu and Kashmir police are verifying facts, ... Read more...

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Kashmiris express shock and anger at Delhi attack


September 8th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 8 (IANS) Wednesday's blast at the Delhi High Court have revived memories of similar tragedies in Jammu and Kashmir, with a cross-section of people here expressing equal condemnation ... Read more...

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Supporters pray for Sonia, rivals say they miss her


September 6th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) As Congress circles hint at the imminent return of party president Sonia Gandhi, who is recuperating abroad from an undisclosed illness, party leaders recall ... Read more...

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Stone-pelting in Britain: Kashmiris are all eyes


August 10th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 10 (IANS) As recurring television images of hooded men who have been hurling stones at police in British cities played out, a Kashmiri police officer said: "Being ... Read more...

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Kashmir participation must in India-Pakistan dialogue: Geelani


July 26th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Geelani met Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar here Tuesday evening, a day ahead of the ... Read more...

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