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2006-02-25 04:00:40

By Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched a peace conference on Saturday with pro-India parties and minority Hindu groups in restive Kashmir, but the talks are seen as being undermined by a boycott by separatists. Singh opened the conference by calling upon those boycotting the meeting to join talks in the future. "I am also confident that others who are not here will eventually join us once they see the obvious merits in sharing ideas and...

2006-02-24 07:41:03

By Sheikh Mushtaq SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Police in Indian Kashmir fired tear gas on Friday to disperse hundreds of Muslims protesting the killing of four boys, on the eve of a meeting called by the Indian prime minister to discuss peace moves. Shops and businesses were shut in most parts of Kashmir after separatists, who are boycotting the New Delhi conference, called a general strike, blaming the Indian army for the deaths earlier this week. Police said the boys, aged between...

2006-02-24 05:14:19

By Sheikh Mushtaq SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Shops and businesses were shut in most parts of Indian Kashmir on Friday in a protest against the killing of four boys, ahead of a meeting called by the Indian prime minister to discuss peace moves in the region. Kashmiri separatists who are boycotting the New Delhi conference called the strike, blaming the Indian army for the deaths of the boys, aged 8 between 18, earlier this week. Police said the boys were killed when suspected...

2006-02-23 09:38:12

By Sheikh Mushtaq SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Thousands of people in Indian Kashmir staged protests against the army on Thursday, a day after four youths were killed in a shooting incident, police and witnesses said. Police on Wednesday said the four, aged between 8 and 18, were killed when gunmen and soldiers exchanged fire in Doodipora village, near Handwara town, 50 miles north of Srinagar, the summer capital of India's Jammu and Kashmir state. But protesters and villagers...

2006-02-23 03:07:17

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Thousands of people in Indian Kashmir protested against the army on Thursday, a day after four youths were killed in a shooting incident, police and witnesses said. Police on Wednesday said the four, aged between 8 and 18, were killed when gunmen and soldiers exchanged fire in Doodipora village, near Handwara town, 80 km (50 miles) north of Srinagar, the summer capital of India's Jammu and Kashmir state. But the protesters and villagers blamed the army...

2006-02-18 01:58:27

By Aamir Ashraf ZERO POINT, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan and India resumed a train service across the Thar desert on Saturday, 40 years after it was suspended following the second of the three wars between the two South Asian rivals. Sitting on camels, paramilitary troops patrolled the desert as the train carrying around 250 passengers arrived at Pakistan's southern border village of Khokhropar for its onward journey to Munabao in India's Rajasthan state. Many passengers burst into...

2006-02-14 07:55:46

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Hardline Hindu groups and radical Muslims burned Valentine's Day greeting cards and held sporadic protests on Tuesday across India against celebrating the festival of love saying it was a Western import that spread immorality. Saint Valentine's Day has become increasingly popular in India in recent years, a trend led by retailers who do healthy business selling heart-shaped balloons and fluffy teddy bears. But the growing popularity of the day in officially...

2006-02-06 03:15:53

By Kamil Zaheer and Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has withdrawn at least 3,000 troops from Jammu and Kashmir state as the level of violence there falls, the country's defense minister and army chief said on Monday. Earlier, government and military officials said a total of 15,000 troops would be withdrawn in phases, but Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee said only a brigade was being moved for now -- at least 3,000 troops, according to army officials. "One brigade, we are...

2006-02-06 00:58:08

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India said on Monday it would withdraw 15,000 troops from the restive state of Jammu and Kashmir, in a move seen as bolstering a slow-moving peace process with Pakistan. A government official, who declined to be named, said the troop withdrawal would take place in phases, but gave no more details. An estimated half a million soldiers are based in the Himalayan state, many of them fighting Islamic militants opposed to New Delhi's rule there. New Delhi had...

2006-02-06 00:17:08

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India said on Monday it would withdraw 15,000 troops from the restive state of Jammu and Kashmir, in a move seen as bolstering a slow-moving peace process with Pakistan. A government official, who declined to be named, said the troop withdrawal would take place in phases, but gave no more details. An estimated half a million soldiers are based in the Himalayan state, many of them fighting Islamic militants opposed to New Delhi's rule there. New Delhi had...


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