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‘Kashmiri separatists not taking part in assembly polls’


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 3 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah Thursday refuted reports that the separatists might participate in the 2014 assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir."There is ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz Umer condemns efforts to trigger sectarian strife


April 27th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, Friday said his group would oppose and expose religious institutions being supported by the government to create ... Read more...

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Imran Khan wants open border with Afghanistan


February 14th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan Tuesday told the Afghan envoy here that it was his dream to see an open border between the two neighbours.Imran, also the ... Read more...

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Pakistan for better ties with Afghanistan


January 4th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) Pakistan wants to reach out to its neighbours, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said, while advocating better relations with Afghanistan.Khar made the observation when Afghanistan's ambassador ... Read more...

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Stones pelted at Mirwaiz Umer in Sopore


December 16th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 16 (IANS) Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, was Friday attacked with stones by some assailants in north Kashmir's Sopore town, police sources said here.Mirwaiz ... Read more...

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Disappointed, say Kashmiris to interlocutors’ report


October 15th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 15 (IANS) Meaningful autonomy, speedy development and a massive economic package...central interlocutors may have suggested all this as a balm for insurgency-hit Jammu and Kashmir, but common ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz warns of serious fallout if Afzal is hanged


August 12th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) Moderate Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq Friday said if parliament attack convict Afzal Guru is hanged, the peace process between India and Pakistan would be ... Read more...

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Kashmiri separatist leaders under house arrest


August 11th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) The authorities Thursday imposed restrictions on the movement of senior separatist leaders in the Jammu and Kashmir summer capital to scuttle a gathering at the Eidgah ... Read more...

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Separatist leaders under house arrest in Srinagar


August 2nd, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 2 (IANS) Senior separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, were Tuesday placed under house arrest to prevent them from visiting the restive Kashmir town ... Read more...

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Restrictions affect life in Srinagar on martyrs’ day


July 13th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 13 (IANS) The authorities imposed restrictions in the old city areas of Srinagar to scuttle a proposed separatist march Wednesday, known as martyrs' day here. Hurriyat leaders like ... Read more...

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Restrictions in Srinagar to foil separatist march


July 13th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 12 (IANS) Authorities in Srinagar Tuesday decided to enforce restrictions in the old city areas to foil a separatist march to the martyr's graveyard Wednesday.The moderate Hurriyat Conference ... Read more...

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Germany may modify travel advisory on Kashmir


June 22nd, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 22 (IANS) Germany will seriously consider modifying its travel adivosry on the Kashmir Valley.German ambassador Thomas Matussek told IANS: "There is wonderful peace in the valley. I find ... Read more...

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Geelani, Mirwaiz placed under house arrest


May 27th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Hardline senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, were placed under house arrest by the authorities Friday ... Read more...

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Pakistan determined to win Azlan Shah Cup, says Imran


May 1st, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 1 (IANS) Pakistan'a new hockey captain Muhammad Imran said the team was determined to win the Azlan Shah Cup to be played in the Malaysian city of Ipoh ... Read more...

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Hurriyat suspends Ansari for meeting interlocutors (Lead)


April 20th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) The moderate Hurriyat group led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq suspended its senior leader Molvi Abbas Ansari from the separatist conglomerate taking strong exception to his meeting ... Read more...

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Religious leader killed in Srinagar blast, city shuts down (Second Lead)


April 8th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 8 (IANS) Prominent religious leader Maulana Showkat Shah of the Jamiat-e-Ahilhadith was killed in a blast as he entered a mosque in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar ... Read more...

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Girls draw a blank in AMU students union poll


January 20th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Jan 20 (IANS) None of the girls won when they contested for the top posts in the Aligarh Muslim University Students Union for the first time, despite women students comprising ... Read more...

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International media watchdog calls on Taliban to stop bombing public places in Pak


December 8th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec 8(ANI): International media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RWB) has called on the Taliban to stop bombings at public places after two journalists were killed in Monday's suicide attack in ... Read more...

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Parliamentarians, civil society members meet Mirwaiz


December 4th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) A 10-member parliamentarian and civil society delegation on a three-day visit to the Kashmir Valley Saturday called on moderate Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq.The delegation comprising parliamentarians ... Read more...

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Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha activists attack Mirwaiz in New Delhi


November 30th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0New Delhi, Nov.30 (ANI): Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists on Tuesday attacked the All India Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq in New Delhi when ... Read more...

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‘British responsible for bringing Taliban imposter to Karzai’s palace’


November 26th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 26 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai's chief of staff Mohammad Umer Daudzai has alleged that British authorities were responsible for bringing a Taliban imposter into the presidential palace.The British ... Read more...

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Restoration work of flood channel Padshahi Bagh starts in Kashmir


November 23rd, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal BhatSrinagar, Nov.23 (ANI): Restoration work of the historical Padshahi Bagh flood channel has started here, to divert the excess water from the River Jhelum whenever flood situations arise.The Irrigation and ... Read more...

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Making sacrifices, feeding poor, Indian Muslims mark Eid-ul-Azha (Roundup)


November 17th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) If there was sporadic violence in Kashmir Valley, there was also the heartwarming gesture of Muslims in a Maharashtra town deferring the traditional goat sacrifice as a ... Read more...

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Thousands offer Eid prayers amid sporadic violence in Kashmir


November 17th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims offered Eid-ul-Azha prayers across the Kashmir Valley Wednesday even as youth at some places clashed with the security forces, pelting stones and raising pro-freedom slogans.Some ... Read more...

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Kashmiri politicians welcome Barack Obama’s statement


November 8th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 8 (IANS) Both mainstream and separatist Kashmiri politicians Monday welcomed US President Barack Obama's description of Kashmir as a "long-standing dispute between India and Pakistan".Chief Minister Omar Abdullah told ... Read more...

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Curfew in Srinagar to scuttle separatist march


October 27th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 27 (IANS) Curfew was imposed in Srinagar and some major towns of Kashmir Valley to scuttle a protest march called by separatists Wednesday."Curfew has been imposed in Srinagar city, ... Read more...

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Interlocutors meet Shabir Shah’s family in Srinagar


October 25th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 25 (IANS) The three interlocutors on Kashmir Monday met family members and aides of detained separatist leader Shabir Shah at his uptown residence in summer capital Srinagar.The chairman of the ... Read more...

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Permanent Kashmir solution not without Pakistan: Padgaonkar (Lead)


October 23rd, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Noted journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, who arrived here Saturday along with the other two interlocutors on Kashmir, said the team would look at a permanent solution to the ... Read more...

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Interlocutors to begin Kashmir mission Saturday


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) The three newly appointed interlocutors on Kashmir are expected to arrive here Saturday amid boycott calls from separatists."Noted journalist Dilip Padgaonkar, academician Radha Kumar and information commissioner ... Read more...

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Pak politicians dismiss Gilani’s ‘evasive’ address to nation ‘mere eye wash’


October 18th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 18 (ANI): Leaders of various Pakistani political parties have pointed out the lack of substance in Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani's address to the nation, and have called ... Read more...

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All party team meets wounded, anguished Kashmiris (Afternoon Lead)


September 21st, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian political leaders Tuesday spoke to some of those wounded in firing by security forces to understand the agony of the still curfew-bound Kashmir Valley before flying ... Read more...

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Omar hopes ’something substantial’ after meetings


September 21st, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday hoped that the Indian government would come out with "something substantial" following an ice-breaking visit to the Kashmir Valley by ... Read more...

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All-party team visits Kashmir hospitals, Hazratbal


September 21st, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) The all-party delegation from Delhi Tuesday visited the Hazratbal shrine and hospitals, continuing its assessment of the ground situation in Kashmir, even as curfew was in place ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz, Yasin Malik want Kashmir committees be set up in India, Pakistan


September 20th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Sep.20 (ANI): The moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Monday demanded setting up of Kashmir committees in India and Pakistan to reach an ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz, Malik not to meet MPs’ team, list dialogue conditions (Lead)


September 20th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) Separatist leaders Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik Monday refused to meet the all-party delegation visiting Jammu and Kashmir but sent a memorandum listing two separate Kashmir ... Read more...

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