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2014-09-14 23:01:36

iYogi, a global software and services company, has launched A Bridge to Kashmir, an initiative to rebuild lives and livelihoods affected by the recent floods in Jammu & Kashmir. The company aims to raise USD 100 million towards this effort over the next two years. New Delhi (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 iYogi has built a crowd sourcing platform http://www.bridgetokashmir.com to support the initiative. Bridge to Kashmir will integrate volunteer activity, with fund raising and the...

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...

2008-02-06 13:43:52

An unexpected heavy snowfall in the Ladakh region of India may mean the death of around 90,000 Pashmina goats. These goats are facing a shortage of food, according to Tsering Dorjay, a government official in Ladakh. These goats typically survive on the grass in Ladakh, but with the temperatures at -29 degrees Fahrenheit and such heavy snowfall, they are not expected to survive much longer. The government provisions of winter food have been consumed already, and Dorjay said, "We have requested...

2006-08-02 09:08:52

JAMMU, India (Reuters) - Suspected militants threw a grenade near a bus stand in Indian Kashmir on Wednesday, wounding over a dozen people, police said, the latest in a spate of similar attacks in recent weeks blamed on Islamist guerrillas. The grenade was aimed at a federal police patrol but missed and exploded among people standing close to a crowded bus stand in Surankote town, 230 km (140 miles) north of Jammu, the winter capital of the restive Himalayan region. Five of the...

2006-08-02 07:20:00

By Palash Kumar SRINAGAR, India -- Twenty-five-year-old Saima Farhad is a Kashmiri woman who has shunned the veil and set out to discuss dating in a region where cinemas showing Bollywood romances are hard to find and beauty parlors scorned upon. But few eyebrows were raised when Farhad and friend Sheeba Masoodi launched "She" -- the first women's magazine in Indian Kashmir, a Muslim majority state where an Islamic revolt against Indian rule since 1989 has killed more than 45,000 people. The...

2006-07-12 02:03:13

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Leading Muslim militant groups operating in Indian Kashmir denied on Wednesday any role in the bomb blasts in India's biggest city Mumbai and described the attacks as "barbaric" or "outrageous." Indian security sources were quoted as naming Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) as the prime suspect for the seven bomb blasts on Mumbai's rail network on Tuesday that killed at least 183 people and wounded close to 700. But Lashkar denied any role. "These are...

2006-07-12 01:28:51

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A leading Kashmiri guerrilla group on Wednesday denounced bomb attacks on India's financial hub, Mumbai, and grenade attacks in Indian Kashmir as "outrageous," saying it abhorred the killing of civilians. "Attacks on civilians are not part of our manifesto. We never carried out such attacks nor will allow anyone to do so," said Ehsan Elahi, spokesman for the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen group. At least 179 people were killed in a string of bomb blasts in commuter trains...

2006-07-08 06:02:35

By Sheikh Mushtaq SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - A woman politician in Indian Kashmir survived a sixth attempt on her life on Saturday when suspected militants threw a grenade, but five of her supporters were killed and 45 wounded in the attack, police said. Sakina Itoo, 36, lawmaker and a leader of the National Conference party, was coming out of a shrine along with dozens of her supporters when the militants struck, a police spokesman said. "Itoo received splinter injuries but she is...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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