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    1. An alleged Pakistani militant, killed en route to court in Indian-controlled Kashmir, was buried Saturday in after his body was returned home by India, officials said. A charged crowd of around 5,000 people including leaders of militant organisation attended the funeral in Rawalakot in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and chanted slogans against India. "It has happened for the first time that India...

    2. Noted former Kashmir bureaucrat Ashok Jaitley dies

      IANS via Yahoo Maktoob NewsJun 30 12:40 AM

      New Delhi/Srinagar, June 30 (IANS) Ashok Jaitley, a renowned civil servant and former chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, died in New Delhi on Tuesday after suffering from a protracted illness. Popular among friends and relatives as Tony, Jaitley joined the IAS (Indian Administrative Service) in 1964 and was assigned the Jammu and Kashmir cadre.

    3. In Kashmir, unexplained killings mount. A repeat of dark times?

      Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! NewsJun 17 01:22 PM

      A decade of relative peace in Indian-controlled Kashmir is being shattered by a sudden spike in murders, some execution-style, that today spurred schools and shops across the territory to go on strike, and raised fears of a return to dark days of turmoil. Indian authorities say the murders are carried out by a shadowy Islamist splinter group they call Lashkar-e-Islam. Recommended: How well do ...

    4. Great game: Polls in Pakistani Kashmir smooth way for epic China pipeline

      Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! NewsJun 23 03:00 AM

      It was also the site of elections earlier this month that saw Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League take a majority in the 24-seat assembly. Pakistan says the election results will provide the necessary stability to keep the pipeline deal on track.

    5. Indian Kashmir shuts down over killings

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsJun 17 07:04 AM

      Shops and schools shut down in parts of Indian Kashmir on Wednesday to protest against a string of apparently targeted killings that has triggered fear in the restive region. Hundreds of police and paramilitary troops in riot gear patrolled Kashmir's mostly deserted main city of Srinagar after separatist groups called a strike over the killings which they have blamed on undercover security ...

    6. Military puts Kashmir under curfew amid unrest over targeted killings

      Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! NewsJun 19 05:20 AM

      Authorities have put India-controlled Kashmir under curfew amid growing concern over a three-week rash of targeted killings in the Kashmiri town of Sopore that has left six dead. Hundreds of police officers and soldiers took to the streets in the regional capital of Srinagar and other Kashmiri towns to block planned protests over the murders of six activists and former separatists by ...

    7. Kashmir rattled by targeted killings after period of calm

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJun 19 03:33 AM

      SOPORE, India (AP) — Four assassination-style killings since last week have shaken this town in Kashmir just as the Himalayan region claimed by both India and Pakistan seemed to be slowly emerging from decades of violence.

    8. Indian-held Kashmir shuts down to protest recent killings

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJun 17 04:48 AM

      SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Stores, businesses and schools slammed shut across Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday after separatists called a strike to protest a series of assassination-style killings over the past week.

    9. Indian Kashmir was largely under curfew on Friday with top separatist leaders detained to halt a planned protest march over a series of recent killings in the restive territory. Hundreds of police and paramilitary soldiers patrolled the main city of Srinagar and schools and shops were closed, while there were similar restrictions in other towns in the Kashmir Valley, police officers and ...

    10. Jhelum water level recedes in Kashmir

      IANS via Yahoo Maktoob NewsJun 26 04:32 AM

      Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) The residents of Kashmir valley on Friday heaved a sigh of relief as the water level in the Jhelum river began receding. "Though the flood concerns have now been eased, the Jhelum continues to flow above the danger mark in the south and central parts of the valley," Irrigation and Flood Control Department Chief Engineer Javed Jaffar told IANS. "The water level at Sangam...

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