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2006-07-11 11:24:37

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - At least 135 people were killed and hundreds injured in seven bomb explosions on packed commuter trains and stations on Tuesday in Mumbai, India's financial hub, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the evening rush hour attacks, the worst in the city for more than a decade. But suspicion was likely to center on Muslim militants fighting New Delhi's rule in disputed Kashmir, who have been blamed for several...

2006-07-11 10:29:35

MUMBAI (Reuters) - More than 100 people were killed and hundreds injured in seven explosions on packed commuter trains and stations during rush hour on Tuesday in Mumbai, India's financial hub, officials said. "There are 104 dead," a police official at the city's central control room who gave his name as Bhavale, told Reuters by phone. Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, the top elected official in the state, said 300 people were injured. Commuters fled suburban rail stations in panic...

2006-07-11 03:17:27

By Kamran Haider MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Voters filed through prefabricated polling centers, tents and buildings scarred by last October's earthquake to cast their ballots for a new legislative assembly in Pakistani Kashmir on Tuesday. Campaigning had been somber after the quake that killed 73,000 people and destroyed the homes of more than three million people in Kashmir and North West Frontier Province. Many residents are homeless and jobless and want the reconstruction...

2006-07-11 01:45:09

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - An election for a new legislative assembly began on Tuesday in Pakistan's part of Kashmir, as early voters trickled into prefabricated polling centers, tents and buildings scarred by last October's devastating earthquake. Campaigning had been inevitably somber following the quake that killed 73,000 people and destroyed the homes of more than three million people in Pakistani Kashmir and North West Frontier Province. Soldiers and paramilitary...

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...

2006-07-08 04:00:44

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 four of her supporters were killed, police said. Sakina Itoo, 36, lawmaker and a leader of the National Conference party, was coming out of a shrine along with her supporters when the militants attacked, a police spokesman said. "Itoo received splinter injuries but she is out of danger" the spokesman said, adding that a...

2006-07-08 03:50:23

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - A woman politician in Indian Kashmir survived a sixth attempt on her life on Saturday when suspected militants threw a grenade at her. Police said Sakina Itoo, 36, a leader of Kashmir's National Conference party and a lawmaker, was coming out of a shrine along with her supporters when the militants attacked. "Itoo received splinter injuries but she is out of danger" a police spokesman said. More than a dozen of her supporters were wounded. No militant...

2006-07-02 22:30:19

By Palash Kumar SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - They are the men who care for Kashmir's dead, but the work is slowly killing them. Since an Islamic insurgency broke out in Indian Kashmir in 1989, Mohammad Maqbool Bhat, now in his late 40s, says he has helped perform autopsies on at least 30,000 corpses. Each time a civilian, militant, soldier or policemen dies, Maqbool is called into action, to cut open their bodies while doctors prepare reports on exactly what killed them: a bullet...

2006-07-02 05:47:46

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian troops shot dead four suspected Muslim guerrillas on Sunday as they tried to cross into Indian Kashmir from Pakistan, the second infiltration attempt to be foiled in past three days, the army said. An army spokesman said Sunday's bid took place in the border district of Baramulla, north of Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital and main city. Indian security forces say violence and infiltration has increased in recent weeks, as it does each year when...

2006-07-01 04:32:00

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Police in Indian Kashmir's main city fired teargas and water canons on Saturday to disperse thousands of demonstrators protesting the alleged killing of a shopkeeper by security forces Authorities said six policemen were injured in a clash. Angry protesters, shouting anti-India slogans, set fire to tyres and roadside police boothes and threw stones at police and government vehicles in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state. "Allah is...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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