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    Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah not terrorists: Mamata

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:13am on August 07, 2019

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her party, the Trinamool Congress, will strongly oppose the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill that proposes...

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    Refugees in Pakistan scared after abolition of Kashmir autonomy

    Agence-France-Presse . Muzaffarabad | Updated at 12:00am on August 07, 2019

    Refugees in Pakistani-held Kashmir voiced fears for relatives still on the other side of the disputed Himalayan border Monday after India abolished the Muslim-majority region’s...

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    Pakistan PM vows to challenge India over Kashmir move

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 07:41pm on August 06, 2019

    Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan vowed Tuesday to challenge at the UN Security Council India’s decision to strip Kashmir of its special autonomy, and demanded...

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    Kashmir issue triggers global repercussion

    Reuters . United Nations | Updated at 04:38pm on August 06, 2019

    The abrogation of the special status to Jammu and Kashmir by India has triggered international and regional repercussion, with the United Nations urging restraints, the...

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    India detains top Kashmir leaders, clampdown on, no telecom

    Reuters . Srinagar | Updated at 04:06pm on August 06, 2019

    A communications blackout entered its second day on Tuesday in disputed Kashmir, after India snapped television, telephone and internet links to deter protests over its...

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    Maldives ex-VP detained after India escape bid

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:44am on August 06, 2019

    Former Maldives vice president Ahmed Adeeb, who faces attempted murder and corruption allegations, was remanded in custody Monday over a failed attempt to illegally enter...

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    Hundreds stuck as heavy rain disrupts Mumbai rail service

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on August 06, 2019

    Hundreds of passengers were stuck in India’s financial capital, Mumbai, and nearby towns on Monday after two days of heavy rain flooded rivers and undermined...

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    Pakistan condemns India’s step in Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 04:45pm on August 05, 2019

    Pakistan on Monday condemned India’s move to abolish Kashmir’s special status as ‘illegal’, insisting it was an internationally recognised disputed territory. ‘No unilateral step by...

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    India scraps special status for Kashmir

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 03:58pm on August 05, 2019

    India on Monday revoked the special status of Kashmir, the Himalayan region that has long been a flashpoint in ties with neighbouring Pakistan, moving to...

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    India, Pakistan trade attack claims as Kashmir tensions rise

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:25am on August 05, 2019

    The Indian military on Sunday claimed to have killed several Pakistani attackers trying to cross the de facto border in Kashmir, as tensions ratcheted up...