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2006-04-07 05:59:32

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Six months after an earthquake devastated northern Pakistan, some 300,000 people are preparing to return to their villages after spending the winter in tent encampments, relief agency Oxfam said on Friday. "You can see things getting better for the people here. They've started moving to their old houses, their old villages," said Britain's Olympics boxing silver medallist, Amir Khan, who is working with Oxfam to raise money for destitute Pakistanis. "I don't...

2006-04-07 03:20:05

JAMMU, India (Reuters) - Up to 45 people are feared to have died after a bus skidded off a mountainous road in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday and plunged into a fast-moving river, a senior government official said. "Thirty-eight people were booked on the bus initially and more boarded later," Vijay Bakaya, chief secretary of the Jammu and Kashmir state government told Reuters. "Up to 45 people are feared dead." But police, who said they were struggling to locate...

2006-03-31 08:10:00

By Sheikh Mushtaq SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Bulldozers flatten houses on the banks of Dal Lake in Indian Kashmir while armed police officers in body armor stand guard. Despite the show of force, this is not part of India's fight against Muslim guerrillas who oppose New Delhi's rule over the troubled but scenic Himalayan region. Rather, the authorities are battling to save the freshwater lake, which tops most lists of the state's major tourist draws but which has nearly halved in size over...

2006-03-30 08:10:00

By Zeeshan Haider KUTCHA SYEDAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - For a small Kashmiri community of Shia Muslims, October's earthquake has brought them closer to another tragedy -- the conflict in Iraq. Living on the banks of the Jhelum river, just a few miles inside Pakistani-held territory, the people of Kutcha Syedan have an ayatollah from Iraq to thank for the tents that have sheltered them through the Himalayan winter. The canvas sides bear the message "Donated by Ayatollah Sistani." Iraq's top Shia...

2006-03-26 02:18:22

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - An Indian soldier was killed and seven wounded when Muslim guerrillas attacked an army convoy on Sunday on the outskirts of Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital, the army said. A spokesman from the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba group called up newspaper offices in Srinagar, claiming responsibility for the attack which came two days after Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh proposed a peace treaty with Pakistan. "There was a heavy exchange of fire," army...

2006-03-24 06:45:29

AMRITSAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called on Friday for a "treaty of peace, security and friendship" with Pakistan that would replace decades of hostility with a common quest for progress. "The time has come to leave behind the animosities and the misgivings of the past and to think the unthinkable of moving together in pursuit of our common objective of getting rid of chronic poverty, ignorance and disease," Singh said. "I make this offer to the people...

2006-03-09 07:23:19

By Sharat Pradhan VARANASI, India (Reuters) - Indian police released sketches on Thursday of two men wanted in connection with bomb blasts that killed 15 people in one of Hinduism's holiest cities, an attack claimed by Kashmiri separatists. Lashkar-e-Kahar (Army of Fury), a previously unknown Islamist group fighting Indian rule in Kashmir, said it was responsible for Tuesday's twin bomb blasts in Varanasi city and vowed to carry out more attacks if New Delhi did not "stop excesses"...

2006-03-09 03:00:31

By Sharat Pradhan VARANASI, India (Reuters) - The northern Indian city of Varanasi showcased its standing as one of the country's most vibrant pilgrimage centers on Thursday, two days after bomb blasts killed 15 people and triggered protests. Markets across the Hindu holy city opened, streets bustled with traffic and tourists, Indian and foreign, returned to the ancient bathing ghats and temples by the holy Ganges river a day after Hindu groups shut the city in protests....

2006-02-28 06:40:06

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Police in Indian Kashmir fired teargas on Tuesday to disperse hundreds of Muslims protesting the magazine publication of a picture of a playing card showing an image of Mecca, police and witnesses said. They said at least 10 protesters were detained. More than 400 Muslim youths gathered near Lal Chowk, in the heart of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, shouting "La Ilaha Illallah" (there is no god but Allah) ... down with India Today." In...

2006-02-26 04:49:56

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Suspected Muslim militants set off a car bomb on Sunday wounding three soldiers and a civilian in Kashmir's biggest city where police have tightened security ahead of U.S. President George W. Bush's visit to India. Witnesses said the blast shook buildings in Bemina, a residential area in Srinagar, summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, mainly Hindu India's only Muslim-majority state. "The explosives-laden car was parked on the highway and went off as...


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