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India says troops ‘disengaging’ from stand-off with China

India said on Monday it had agreed with China to end a months-long military standoff at a strategically important disputed area in the Himalayas and troops had begun disengaging. India’s foreign ministry said it had reached an “understanding” after talks with Beijing about the tense …

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Indian city barricaded as ´rape guru´ awaits sentencing

SIRSA: Supporters of an Indian guru ended a tense standoff with soldiers Sunday after the “godman” was convicted of rape, but authorities are bracing for more trouble on the eve of his sentencing after rioting by devotees left 36 dead. Thousands of followers of Ram …

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Indian city under siege after clashes over ‘rape guru’ kill 36

Hundreds of troops Saturday laid siege to the headquarters of a sect led by a controversial Indian guru whose conviction for rape triggered deadly clashes that have killed at least 36 people. Soldiers and riot police cordoned off the routes leading to the sprawling premises …

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Over 28 killed in Indian Clashes as court convicts guru of rape

PANCHKULA -UNS/AFP – At least 28 people were killed Friday when clashes broke out in northern India after a court convicted a controversial religious leader of raping two of his followers, sparking fury among tens of thousands of supporters who had gathered to await the …

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AJK protesters rally to condemn blacklisting of Hizbul Mujahideen by US

MUZAFARABAD -UNS- A rally to condemn the United States’ recent decision to blacklist Hizbul Mujahideen as a ‘terrorist organisation’ was held in Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), on Thursday. The US decision came weeks after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Syed Salahuddin was designated a global …

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Clashes between Chinese,Indian troops started on disputed border

SRINAGAR -UNS/AFP  : Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long stand-off between the two armies. Chinese troops threw stones at Indian soldiers near Pangong Lake, a major tourist attraction …

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US blacklists Kashmir’s Hizbul Mujahideen as ‘terrorist’ group

NEW YORK-UNS- The United States added the Kashmiri separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen to its blacklist of terrorist organisations on Wednesday, amidst renewed protests against Indian oppression in the region. US authorities had already designated the group’s leader, Syed Salahuddin, a “global terrorist”, but he is …

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Kashmiris to observe Black Day on August 15

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world will observe the India’s Independence Day, on Aug 14, as Black Day to convey the message to international community that India has usurped their inalienable right to self-determination by the …

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APHC leader Ali Gilani greets Pakistan on Independence Day

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has greeted the people and government of Pakistan on their Independence Day, saying that after Allah Almighty, Pakistan is the only visible support to people of Kashmir. According to Kashmir Media Service, Ali Gilani …

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200,000 protesters grind India’s financial capital to halt

An estimated 200,000 protesters brought India’s financial capital Mumbai to a halt Wednesday as they demanded set quotas for government jobs and colleges amid unemployment and reduced farm incomes. Many businesses in the southern part of Mumbai were closed and traffic was diverted as the …

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