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Hurriyat revokes suspension of Ittehadul Muslimeen


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 1 (IANS) The nearly two-month-long suspension of the Moulvi Abbas Ansari-led Ittehadul Muslimeen from the moderate Hurriyat Conference in Kashmir was Wednesday revoked by the conglomerate, a press ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz appeals to Kashmiris for restraint in valley over alleged Quran desecration in U.S.


September 13th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Sep 12 (ANI): The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and the Conglomerate's senior Shia leader, Agha Syed Hasan Al-Safivi Ali Mousvi on Monday issued a public appeal to ... Read more...

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PDP stages sit in, wants probe into civilian killings


July 29th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 29 (IANS) The opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) led by its president Mehbooba Mufti Thursday staged a sit in outside the civil secretariat in summer capital Srinagar demanding a ... Read more...

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Separatist leaders detained in Kashmir


June 28th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 28 (IANS) Many separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, were detained Monday in summer capital Srinagar to thwart the proposed separatist march to Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town where a ... Read more...

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Regrouped LeJ planning terror strikes across country, warns Pak intelligence


May 18th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 18 (ANI): Pakistan intelligence agencies have warned that the banned terror group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) has reorganised itself and may carry out attacks on prominent Shia leaders and top police officials ... Read more...

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Iraqi Shia leader dies of cancer in Iran


August 26th, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad/Tehran, Aug 26 (DPA) Abdulaziz al-Hakim, the leader of one of Iraq's most powerful Shia political groups, died at a Tehran hospital Wednesday after a battle with cancer, Iranian media reported. The head ... Read more...

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Kidnappers kill three female aid workers in Yemen1


June 16th, 2009 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a (Yemen), June 16 (DPA) Yemeni kidnappers shot dead three foreign female aid workers Monday, three days after nine foreigners, including seven Germans, were abducted in northwestern Yemen, provincial officials said. They said ... Read more...

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Voting picks up in Srinagar (Second Lead)


May 7th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) Voting began on a dull note but picked up after three hours in Jammu and Kashmir's prestigious Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency amid sporadic incidents of violence Thursday. Polling stations ... Read more...

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Poor initial voter turnout, violence in Srinagar (Lead)


May 7th, 2009 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) A petrol bomb was hurled at a polling station in Jammu and Kashmir's prestigious Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency Thursday but not much damage was caused. Voter turnout in ... Read more...

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Polling begins on dull note in Srinagar


May 7th, 2009 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) Polling began on a dull note in Jammu and Kashmir's prestigious Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency Thursday morning with very few people coming out to cast their votes. Polling stations ... Read more...

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Security tightened to foil possible poll disruption in Kashmir


May 6th, 2009 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 6 (IANS) "Enough security forces" have been deployed to ensure free and fair polling in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital Thursday amid boycott calls by separatists and threats from ... Read more...

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National Conference, PDP will slug it out in Srinagar (Curtainraiser -Kashmir)


May 6th, 2009 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, May 6 (IANS) This prestigious Lok Sabha constituency in the Kashmir valley goes to the polls Thursday amid boycott calls by separatists and armed insurgents and will see the ... Read more...

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Campaigning ends peacefully in Srinagar


May 5th, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 5 (IANS) Campaigning for Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency that goes to the polls Thursday in the staggered Lok Sabha elections ended peacefully Tuesday. "The campaigning came to an end ... Read more...

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Paramilitary officer among 10 injured in Srinagar


May 3rd, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 3 (IANS) Violent anti-poll protests in the Jammu and Kashmir summer capital Sunday left 10 people, including a paramilitary officer, injured, officials said. Deputy commandant of India Reserve Police (IRP) and ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz asks Kashmiris to boycott polls


April 23rd, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) Reversing its earlier stand of "non-interference in elections", the separatist Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday asked people in Jammu and Kashmir to stay away from ... Read more...

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It’s sister versus brother Farooq in Srinagar election


April 18th, 2009 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Their family tussle is back in the political battle field of Jammu and Kashmir. National Conference patriarch Farooq Abdullah is likely to get a tough fight from estranged ... Read more...

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Hurriyat criticises Pakistan-based militants for poll boycott (Lead)


April 16th, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 16 (IANS) The separatist Hurriyat Conference Thursday criticised the Pakistan-based militant conglomerate, the United Jehad Council (UJC), for asking Kashmiris to boycott the Lok Sabha polls. Acting chairperson of the ... Read more...

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Kashmir separatists baffled by high voter turnout


December 25th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 25 (IANS) Was it an unwise decision by Jammu and Kashmir separatist leaders to call for a total poll boycott during the assembly elections? Some senior separatist leaders are beginning ... Read more...

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Kashmir valley starts seventh day under curfew


August 30th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 30 (IANS) The Kashmir valley continued to be under curfew for the seventh consecutive day Saturday, but officials said restrictions would be relaxed in a phased manner in the state's ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Shia community protests deadly hospital bombing


August 20th, 2008 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (DPA) Shia Muslims Wednesday protested a suicide bombing outside a hospital in north-western Pakistan, calling the attack a conspiracy against the country that aimed to fan sectarian hatred.A suicide ... Read more...

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