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Kashmir curfew eased for Eid al-Adha, queues at stores and ATMs

Residents of Indian-administered Kashmir's main city of Srinagar formed long queues outside cash machines and food stores as Indian authorities briefly eased a crippling curfew now into its seventh day to let the Muslim-majority region prepare for the Eid al-Adha festival.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. REUTERS-Aly Song-Pool

Pakistan warns of possible war with India

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked the world community to take notice of Indian moves to change the status of the disputed Kashmir region, and warned that Islamabad and New Delhi could go to war if India repeats a military strike inside his country.

India’s premier strips Kashmir of 70 year-old autonomy

The Indian government on Monday stripped Kashmir of the special autonomy it has had for seven decades, prompting a furious response from nuclear-armed rival Pakistan and raising fears of further violence in the Muslim-majority Himalayan region.

No fewer than 24 people swept away by flood in Kashmir

Flash flooding and landslides caused by heavy rain have claimed at least 24 in Pakistan administered Kashmir on Monday, officials said.

11 students dead as minibus crashes into mountain

Eleven students were killed in India on Thursday after their vehicle fell into mountain gorge, local officials said.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photos by CHANDAN KHANNA and Karel Prinsloo - AFP)

India’s premier Narendra Modi secures second term

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has secured a second term after winning the country's general election.
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Violence mars voting in India’s eastern battleground state

Violence marred voting in India’s West Bengal state, in India’s staggered general election on Monday.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photos by CHANDAN KHANNA and Karel Prinsloo - AFP)

Narendra Modi: India undermined Pakistan nuclear threat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that India had called Pakistan’s nuclear bluff in recent cross-border air strikes that almost triggered a new war between the nuclear-armed rivals.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi addresses a press conference in Multan on April 7, 2019. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on April 7 claimed his government had reliable intelligence that India was planning to carry out aggression against Pakistan between April 16 and 20. SS MIRZA / AFP

Pakistan foreign minister claims India planning military aggression

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Sunday claimed his government had reliable intelligence that India was planning to carry out aggression against Pakistan between April 16 and 20.
Masood Azhar

India ‘disappointed’ as China foils bid to blacklist JeM chief

India said it was "disappointed" by China's move to once again stall its bid to blacklist Masood Azhar, the leader of a Pakistan-based armed group that claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in Kashmir last month.
[FILE] Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi look on during the exchange of agreements and joint press statements ceremony during the Indo-Russia Annual Summit at Taj Exotica hotel in Goa on October 15, 2016. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed lucative defence and energy pacts following talks aimed at reinvigorating ties between the former Cold-War allies. PRAKASH SINGH / AFP

India signs $3 billion submarine deal with Russia

India has signed a $3 billion deal to lease a third Russian nuclear-powered submarine for 10 years, giving Delhi a boost in the Indian Ocean against arch-rivals Pakistan and China, media reports said.

India refuses to share proof of strikes in Pakistan

A top Indian minister said on Saturday the government would not share proof that “a very large number” of militants were killed in air strikes inside Pakistan this week after doubts were raised there were any casualties in the attack that stoked tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.
Pakistan has continued a limited opening of its airspace for commercial flights, after closing it earlier this week at the height of tensions with neighbouring India that saw both countries carry out air raids inside each other's territories for the first time since the 1971 war.

Pakistan continues partial opening of airspace amid India crisis

Pakistan has continued a limited opening of its airspace for commercial flights, after closing it earlier this week at the height of tensions with neighbouring India that saw both countries carry out air raids inside each other's territories for the first time since the 1971 war.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. REUTERS-Aly Song-Pool

Pakistanis sign petition seeking Nobel Peace Prize for Imran Khan

More than 300,000 people have signed online petitions calling for Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to receive a Nobel Peace Prize after he freed an Indian pilot in a bid to defuse tensions with his country’s arch-rival neighbour.
A handout photograph released by Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations on February 27, 2019, shows captured Indian pilot Wg Cdr Abhinandan in the custody of Pakistani forces in an undisclosed location. (AFP)

Pakistan set to free Indian pilot to de-escalate tensions

Pakistan is set to release a captured Indian pilot in a "peace gesture" aimed at easing tensions with its nuclear archrival, after aerial clashes ignited fears of a dangerous conflict in South Asia.
One Indian fighter jet pilot was allegedly captured after his plane was shot down [Aijaz Rahi-AP]

Ministry: Pakistan shoots down two Indian fighter jets

Pakistan confirmed on Wednesday that it had carried out air raids in Indian-administered Kashmir and shot down two Indian jets in its own airspace, capturing one of the pilots as tensions escalate a day after India bombed targets in Pakistan.
The number of deaths in violence in Indian-administered Kashmir had dropped to 99 in 2012 but has since been climbing [Danish Ismail-Reuters]

India bombs Kashmir militants in retaliatory strike

India said Tuesday its warplanes launched a strike on a militant camp that killed a “very large” number of fighters preparing an attack, in a move that worsens tensions with arch-rival Pakistan over disputed Kashmir.
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IOC urges India isolation after Pakistani athletes denied visas

The International Olympic Committee has suspended all Indian applications to host future events and urged international sports federations not to stage competitions in the country after two Pakistanis were denied visas to compete in New Delhi.

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