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2006-05-25 04:25:19

JAMMU, India (Reuters) - Suspected militants may have killed 10 people in Indian Kashmir on Thursday, police said, as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held peace talks with Kashmiri groups in the restive region, police said. "Initial reports suggest that 10 people may have been killed," senior police official M. Anjum told Reuters, saying the attack occurred at Delara village in Rajouri district in northwest of Indian Kashmir.

2006-05-25 05:22:08

By Palash Kumar SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held a second day of round-table peace talks in Kashmir on Thursday, but the main militant group warned there could never be peace as long as they were excluded. As the final day's session began, initial police reports said suspected militants may have killed 10 people in a district in the northwest of Indian-administered Kashmir. Police said they had sent a team to investigate. The state's summer...

2006-05-25 03:23:02

By Palash Kumar SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began the last of two days of peace talks in Kashmir on Thursday, a day after appealing to militants to come home and telling his own troops to be more humane. The summer capital, Srinagar, a normally bustling city of steep pitched brick-and-timber buildings, was largely deserted after a strike called by separatist leaders and rebels and amid tight security for Singh's overnight stay. As Singh and local...

2006-05-25 00:20:00

By Abu Arqam Naqash LAMNIAN, Pakistan - Kashmiri villager Jamal Din Chaudry lost his dairy cow and his bullocks in last year's earthquake, and now can only count his blessings as he prepares to sow maize on the terraced mountainside. "When the quake hit, I thought life would never return to normal here," said the 56-year-old farmer as he surveyed his small plot and the makeshift tin-roofed dwelling partially built from the rubble of his ruined two-story home. He was lucky. None of his family...

2006-05-25 00:14:51

By Palash Kumar SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was to end his two-day peace roundtable in Kashmir on Thursday, a day after appealing to militants to come home and telling his own troops to be more humane. The summer capital, Srinagar, a normally bustling city of steep pitched brick-and-timber buildings, was largely deserted after a strike called by separatist leaders and rebels and amid tight security for Singh's overnight stay. The mountain-ringed...

2006-05-24 12:45:25

By Palash Kumar SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed on Wednesday to Kashmiri militants in Pakistan to "come home," at the same time telling his troops to be more humane as he pressed forward with peace talks. Despite some of the tightest security in years in one of the world's most militarized cities, Islamist rebels set off five grenades in the summer capital, Srinagar, injuring at least 19 civilians and nine policemen. None of the attacks were...

2006-05-24 00:40:41

By Palash Kumar SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of troops sealed off the summer capital of Indian Kashmir on Wednesday as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived for a peace meeting which Islamist militants have threatened to disrupt. Troops took positions along roads blocked by barbed wires as Srinagar almost shut down a day after a suicide bomber blew himself up in the city, wounding over two dozen soldiers. Singh flew into heavily guarded Srinagar airport and took a helicopter...

2006-05-23 00:39:00

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Nuclear rivals India and Pakistan started a fresh round of talks on Tuesday over the Siachen glacier in Kashmir, where thousands of troops are holed up in freezing temperatures in a costly standoff. The two-day talks in New Delhi over the world's highest battlefield follow local media reports in the past few months that the two sides were inching toward a blueprint for a troop pullout, though officials are tightlipped. Both sides fielded large teams of...

2006-05-21 08:40:47

By Sheikh Mushtaq SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Eight people including two Islamist militants were killed and more than 20 wounded when a gunfight broke out at a rally in the heart of Indian Kashmir's main city on Sunday, police and witnesses said. Police said militants, one of them in police uniform, sneaked into a gathering of hundreds of Congress Party supporters in Srinagar and opened fire. "We eliminated two militants," A.P. Maheshwari, Inspector General of the federal police...

2006-05-21 05:44:06

By Sheikh Mushtaq SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Seven people including an Islamist militant were killed and over a dozen wounded when a gunfight broke out at a rally in the heart of Indian Kashmir's main city on Sunday, police and witnesses said. Police said militants, one of them in police uniform, sneaked into a gathering of hundreds of Congress Party supporters in Srinagar and opened fire. "So far we have received information of seven people dead. That includes four civilians, two...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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