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Nearly Two Dozen Police, CRPF Men Injured in South Kashmir Clashes: IGP

SRINAGAR: The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range today said that that nearly two dozen police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men were injured in south Kashmir clashes. Answering the questions of media person in Banquet Hall during press briefing of CEO, the IGP said that “Nearly 12 police and 12 CRPF men were injured in clashes in various parts of south Kashmir.” He said that police exercised maximum restraint while dealing with protesters. [caption...

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Boycott, Electoral Loyalty Go Hand In Hand In South Kashmir

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Sameer Arshad ANANTNAG: "Where are you going?" a police officer asked before offering an unsolicited advice. "There is no point going there, everything is closed," he added, referring to a bandh called in support of separatist election boycott call in south Kashmir's Anantnag constituency, which went to the polls on Thursday. The cop's warning made sense as Pampore town, a little ahead, wore a deserted look. Dozens of soldiers carrying automatic rifles patrolled empty...

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In Pictures: South Kashmir Goes to Polls Amid Violence, Protests

ANANTNAG: Clashes, shutdown, and violence marked the day of polling in Parliamentary Constituency of Anantnag on Thursday. Amid a total shutdown and stone-pelting, massive anti-election protests rocked in scores of areas of South Kashmir on the polling day as protesters attacked Parliament member and senior National Conference leader Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri and his followers near Parigam Pulwama. The agitated protesters also attacked Peoples Democratic Party leader Showkat Gayoor....

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Blast From The Past

U.S. condemns election violence in Indian Kashmir.

NEW DELHI, April 24 (2004): The United States on Saturday condemned rising poll violence in Indian Kashmir and said it was a "cynical attempt" to scare away voters from the democratic process in the revolt-torn region. Militant groups, who have called for a boycott of national...

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    Anniversary: Siachen Glacier, World's Highest...

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    Andrew North NEW DELHI: On 13 April 1984, Indian troops snatched control of the Siachen glacier in northern Kashmir, narrowly beating Pakistan. Thirty years later,...

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    Business

    War-weary Kids Toil In Kashmir's Dying Carpet Art

    Young Children Weaving Carpets in Kashmir

    Kainaat Mushtaq SRINAGAR: Inayat Hussain is only eight, but his eyes are failing. Working in dim light from dawn to dusk for 13 hours every day, six days a week...

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    Life & Culture

    Kashmir: Lone Crusader To Pariah

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    Muzaffar Raina SRINAGAR: The lone candidate who dared to join the parliamentary poll fray at the beginning of militancy in Srinagar is a lonely man. Mohammad Shafi...

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