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2008-08-25 09:00:42

The authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in Indian Kashmir on Sunday before a separatist rally, the latest in a series of protests against Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region. In the past two weeks, Kashmir has seen some of the biggest pro- independence demonstrations since a separatist revolt against New Delhi broke out in the region in 1989. Separatist leaders plan to address a huge rally on Monday in Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir, where...

2008-07-01 09:00:35

Protests over plans to give land to a Hindu shrine trust in Indian-ruled Kashmir threatened to bring down the Congress-led coalition in the Himalayan state. The region's Muslim majority remains agitated even after the state government rescinded its decision to transfer the land to the trust in charge of the highly sacred Amarnath temple visited every year by hundreds of thousands of Hindus. That decision has drawn the ire of the Hindus in the state's Jammu region, whose protesters have...

2006-06-12 09:05:15

By Ashok Pahalwan JAMMU, India (Reuters) - At least nine people were killed in a series of attacks in Indian Kashmir on Monday, including one close to a camp housing Hindu pilgrims, while a boy died in police firing. Suspected Islamist militants threw three grenades at a crowded bus station in Jammu city, the state's winter capital, police said, killing one person and wounding 22. The station is close to a camp where hundreds of pilgrims are staying before embarking on a long...

2006-06-12 06:22:20

By Ashok Pahalwan JAMMU, India (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and 22 wounded in Indian Kashmir on Monday when suspected Islamist militants threw three grenades at a crowded bus station, police said. The bus station in Jammu city, winter capital of the state, is close to a camp where hundreds of pilgrims stay before a long journey to Amarnath, a Hindu shrine deep in the Himalayas. "I was about to board a bus when something exploded between some buses," said Manoj Kumar,...

2006-06-11 23:24:54

JAMMU, India (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and 20 wounded in Indian Kashmir on Monday when suspected Islamist militants threw a grenade at a crowded bus station, police said. The bus station in Jammu city, winter capital of the state, is located close to a camp where hundreds of pilgrims stay before a long journey to Amarnath, a Hindu shrine deep in the Himalayas. "I was about to board a bus when something exploded between some buses," said Manoj Kumar, who sustained...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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