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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...

2006-02-04 05:14:40

By Simon Cameron-Moore RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (Reuters) - The U.S. military will end it biggest ever relief mission on March 31 when it withdraws troops helping Pakistani earthquake survivors get through the Himalayan winter, its commander said on Saturday. "This has been by far the largest relief operation the U.S. has been involved in," Rear Admiral Michael LeFever told a news conference at Chaklala air base in Rawalpindi, the garrison town next door to the capital Islamabad. "The...

2006-02-01 11:00:44

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday the issue of Kashmir was vital to better relations with nuclear rival Pakistan. "We are committed to working with Pakistan to create an environment in which India and Pakistan can have the friendliest possible relations," he said in an annual media conference. "I attach great importance to that object." He said there had been movement in the two-year-old peace process between the South Asian neighbors....

2006-02-01 04:40:00

By Sheikh Mushtaq SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - On a cold winter morning a group of Indian soldiers, hardened by months spent fighting Islamic militants in revolt-hit Kashmir, assemble in a camp hall for their first briefing of the day. There is no senior officer to dictate anti-insurgency tactics presiding over the get-together, but in his place sits a yoga guru tasked with trying to settle frayed nerves and relieve stress in the ranks. Relaxing body and mind is a serious business in this...

2006-01-26 07:46:25

By Manish Prasad PATNA, India (Reuters) - Maoist rebels ushered in India's Republic Day on Thursday with a series of attacks across the east of the country which killed two people, but the rest of the nation marked the occasion peacefully. The rebels set ablaze more than a dozen coal-laden trucks in a village in Chhattisgarh state before firing indiscriminately on passing vehicles, killing two people, police said. "It was a hit-and-run strike on a highway running through a very...

2006-01-16 03:00:28

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and Pakistan begin a new round of peace talks this week but the nuclear-armed rivals are unlikely to end a stalemate that has tarnished the process, analysts say. The two-day talks starting on Tuesday in New Delhi between Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran and his Pakistani counterpart Riaz Mohammad Khan mark the start of a third round of negotiations between the neighbors, who were near the brink of war four years ago before launching...

2006-01-08 10:47:53

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - NATO will begin winding down emergency relief operations in Pakistani Kashmir later this week hopeful that stricken communities in the mountainous region are being supported well enough to survive the Himalayan winter. "Our intention is to withdraw from Kashmir by February 1, to have all our personnel and equipment out and then to be out of Pakistan by the middle of February," Air Commodore Andrew Walton, the British commander of the 1,000-strong NATO force in...

2006-01-07 12:23:10

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said he was disappointed with a two-year peace process with India as New Delhi was not responding to his proposals to end nearly 60 years of enmity between the nuclear-armed nations. The wobbly peace process between the old enemies is making slow progress and relations between the two countries face a new chill over New Delhi's charges that Islamabad has done little to stop militant violence directed against India. "There's...

2006-01-05 09:11:47

By Faisal Aziz ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Heavy snow and extreme cold in Pakistan's earthquake zone have increased the risk of illnesses like pneumonia and could lead to more deaths, the United Nations said on Thursday. Up to 18 people have already died of pneumonia in the quake zone in the past six weeks, Mohamud Khalif Bile, senior representative in Pakistan of the U.N.'s World Health Organization, told a news conference. A long-anticipated cold spell struck on Saturday and Jan...

2006-01-04 09:33:56

By Robert Birsel LARI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Helicopters flew again in Pakistan's earthquake zone on Wednesday, allowing aid agencies to reach survivors for the first time since snow blanketed highland villages and rain set off fresh landslides at the weekend. More than 2 million people have been living in tents or crude shelters patched together from ruined homes since the October 8 quake killed more than 73,000 people in northern Pakistan. A long-anticipated cold spell struck on...


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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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