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World Sep 02Geelani, Kashmir’s staunchest anti-India leader, dies at 91
Geelani was an ideologue and a staunch proponent of the merger of Kashmir with Pakistan. He was seen as the face of resistance against India, widely respected even by pro-India Kashmiri politicians. Kashmir is a disputed region, claimed by both…
World Jun 24India’s Modi meets Kashmir leaders for the first time after altering region
India's prime minister is meeting pro-India politicians from disputed Kashmir for the first time since New Delhi stripped the region's semi-autonomy and jailed many of them in a crackdown.
World Apr 25Virus ‘swallowing’ people in India; crematoriums overwhelmed
The stories are told on social media and in television footage, showing desperate relatives pleading for oxygen outside hospitals or weeping in the street for loved ones who died waiting for treatment.
World Feb 11India, China begin troop withdrawal from contested border
China and India are pulling back front-line troops from disputed portions of their mountain border where they have been in a standoff for months, both countries said.
World Jul 03Modi visits military base close to China amid standoff
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unannounced visit Friday to a military base in a remote region bordering China.
World Jun 16India says 20 soldiers killed in standoff with Chinese troops
The Indian Army late Tuesday night raised the death toll in a clash with Chinese troops on a disputed Himalayan border from three to 20 Indian soldiers. The army also said in a statement that the two sides “have disengaged”…
World Aug 20Thousands detained during lockdown on Kashmir
The crackdown began just before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist-led government on Aug. 5 stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its semi-autonomy and its statehood, creating two federal territories.
World Aug 13Indian-controlled Kashmir under strict lockdown for 9th day
India is trying to stave off a violent reaction to the government's decision on Aug. 5 to strip Kashmir of its autonomy.
World Apr 18India enters 2nd phase of elections with Kashmir in lockdown
Most polling stations in the Srinagar and Budgam areas of Kashmir appeared deserted, with more police, paramilitary soldiers and election staff than voters.
World Mar 028 killed in India-Pakistan fighting amid high tensions
Indian and Pakistani soldiers have again targeted each other’s posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir, killing at least six civilians and two Pakistani troops, officials said Saturday.