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2006-08-04 04:25:45

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Landslides and flash floods caused by torrential rains in Pakistan have forced some 6,000 survivors of last year's devastating earthquake to seek fresh refuge in camps, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday. Scores of people have died due to heavy rain in the past two weeks in areas stretching from the southern port city of Karachi and the high northern mountains. But people living in the quake zone in North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Pakistani Kashmir,...

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...

2006-07-29 21:44:12

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and Pakistan resume a badly bruised peace process this week, hoping that the dialogue does not collapse because of bomb attacks in Mumbai blamed on Islamic militants. The meeting of foreign secretaries and foreign ministers of the two old rivals, on the sidelines of a South Asian conference on Monday and Tuesday, comes after India put off talks scheduled for earlier this month in the wake of the July 11 train attacks. More than 180 people...

2006-07-26 07:36:48

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Two Indian Muslims, one of them a chemical engineer, have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in this month's Mumbai train bombings that killed more than 180 people, police said on Wednesday. The latest arrests take the number of people in police custody to six in an investigation that has straddled several Indian states as well as neighbouring Nepal and Bangladesh. Police have raided slums and Muslim quarters across India, and questioned hundreds of people,...

2006-07-13 08:12:45

By Y.P. Rajesh and Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Deadly bombings in Mumbai and rising violence in Kashmir show Islamist militants continue to have bases in Pakistan and this could hurt a peace process with New Delhi, India's junior foreign minister said on Thursday. The comments by Anand Sharma came as officials in Mumbai named Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba as prime suspect for Tuesday's wave of blasts in India's commercial hub in which 186 people were killed....

2006-07-13 06:12:40

By Sheikh Mushtaq SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Holidaymakers are fleeing Indian Kashmir after a series of attacks by suspected Muslim militants on tourists in the Himalayan region killed eight visitors, tour operators and officials said on Thursday. The famed houseboats on Dal lake, at the heart of the region's summer capital, Srinagar, are quiet, and normally packed flights are arriving with rows of empty seats as fears grow of a concerted campaign to scare off visitors. "Planes...

2006-07-12 22:09:41

JAMMU, India (Reuters) - Suspected Islamic militants shot dead four Hindus, including two women, in Indian Kashmir, police said on Thursday, following a series of grenade attacks in the violent Himalayan region this week. The killings occurred late on Wednesday night in Mangad, a remote mountain hamlet 130 km (80 miles) northwest of Jammu, the winter capital of Indian Kashmir. In the past two days, guerrillas have killed eight people, including seven tourists, and wounded more than...

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 01:32:54

By Kamran Haider MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani Kashmiris shunned hard-line Islamist parties in legislative assembly elections despite their prominent role in reconstruction after last October's earthquake, results on Wednesday showed . Out of 37 declared results in the 41-member assembly, a government backed party won 19, while the rest went to other political parties and independents. Despite problems of joblessness, high property prices, slow construction and water...


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