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    1. Kashmir's famed pashmina threatened by cheap imitations

      IANS via Yahoo Maktoob NewsJul 28 02:06 AM

      Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) One of Kashmir's oldest handicraft legends and legacy, the pashmina, is threatened by its imitations as the high-priced handmade fabric is increasingly being eased out from markets by its cheap, machine-made namesake. There are laws in Jammu and Kashmir to protect the pashmina shawl, which was once presented by Napoleon Bonaparte to his lady love, Josephine. The laws ...

    2. Kashmir: Former India spy chief raises storm with memoir accusations

      Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! NewsJul 23 05:00 AM

      A former Indian spy chief is creating a political firestorm in the Kashmir Valley with charges that key insurgent leaders of the long time resistance movement, as well as pro-freedom sympathizers, have been taking payoffs from Delhi for years. Amarjit Singh Dulat, sent to Kashmir in 1988 to work at top intelligence positions, details in a new memoir how India used money, favors, dialogue, and ...

    3. WED beat Kashmir in thriller

      Khaleej Times via Yahoo Maktoob NewsJul 27 10:35 PM

      WED were reduced to 28 runs for four wickets in 7 overs before a 50 run partnership between opener Ashfaque and skipper Tariq Ansari steadied the innings.

    4. By Athar Parvaiz SRINIGAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Insurance companies in Indian-administered Kashmir, which was hit by a destructive flood last September, have collected substantially higher premiums this year as property owners seek to avoid further financial losses from weather-linked disasters. Ravindra Koul, senior manager with United India Insurance, said its policy numbers ...

    5. 1.45 pm: Five injured in Kashmir grenade blast Three troopers and two civilians were injured on Wednesday in a grenade explosion in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said. "Militants hurled a grenade at a p

    6. Punjab terror strike revives memories of violence in Kashmir

      IANS via Yahoo Maktoob NewsJul 27 06:29 AM

      Srinagar, July 27 (IANS) The terror strike in Punjab's Gurdaspur area on Monday has revived memories of similar strikes in Jammu and Kashmir, besides sending shock waves on whether Sikh terrorism is again on its revival. The fact that terrorists managed to carry out such a deadly attack near the international border and in close proximity of the violence-affected Jammu and Kashmir has thrown up...

    7. Dina Nagar: Jammu and Kashmir Deputy InspectorGeneral of Police A A Wani today said the arms and ammunitionsused in the attack on Dina Nagar police station and the bus,the way it was carried out it indicates that the militantsinvolved may ha

    8. Kashmir looks to Bengal for tourism boost

      Mail Today via Yahoo! India NewsJul 24 05:00 PM

      ALL hopes to bring some life to Kashmir tourism depends on West Bengal now. With efforts of the state government and private tour operators to promote tourism not yielding substantial results, worried trade bodies of Kashmir tourism believe West Bengal to be the only hope. The government did its job and the chief minister also went to several places, including Bollywood, for the promotion of the...

    9. Soon after the militants struck in Gurdaspur, Jammu and Kashmir police reached out to Punjab by offering help and expertise to neutralise the militants who were holed-up in a police station.

    10. Deforestation drives worsening flooding in Kashmir

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsJul 07 06:51 AM

      By Ashutosh Sharma JAMMU, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In April, scores of hillside homes in Fraswad and Shalnand villages in Jammu and Kashmir collapsed in a landslide amid heavy rains. Despite substantial spending to protect its once-thick forests, Jammu and Kashmir is fast losing them to urban expansion, corruption, fires and lack of planning.

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