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2008-08-25 09:00:42

The authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in Indian Kashmir on Sunday before a separatist rally, the latest in a series of protests against Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region. In the past two weeks, Kashmir has seen some of the biggest pro- independence demonstrations since a separatist revolt against New Delhi broke out in the region in 1989. Separatist leaders plan to address a huge rally on Monday in Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir, where...

2008-07-01 09:01:10

SRINAGAR, India _ Ever since he saw his handicapped son shot dead by soldiers in the street outside his home, Rehmatullah Bhat has not been able to sleep. His daughter still cries every day, and his wife experiences prolonged headaches and back pain. Bhat, 53, runs the family's small bakery shop but "only because we would starve without it," he said. "We have not been thinking as we used to think. Almost all of us are ill," he said, fighting back tears. Since his son died two years ago,...

2006-08-16 03:38:05

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian soldiers shot dead five suspected Muslim militants as they tried to cross into Indian Kashmir from Pakistan on Wednesday, an army spokesman said. The incursion attempt took place in the district of Kupwara, northwest of Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital, a day after Pakistan said Indian troops had fired into their part of Kashmir, wounding two youths. Islamabad said the incident was the first violation of a ceasefire that has held since 2003. New...

2006-08-12 04:26:24

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of people took to the streets of Kashmir on Saturday shouting anti-India slogans after troops killed two civilians believing they were separatist militants. More than 1,500 Kashmiri Muslims gathered near Dragmula township, 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital, after villagers found the bullet-ridden bodies of a woman and a man in a nearby forest. The Indian army said they regretted the incident and had...

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...

2006-07-13 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 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...

2006-07-08 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...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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