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Indian army reports deadly gun battle in Kashmir

The Indian army in Kashmir says a gunbattle has killed 11 suspected rebels and one soldier along the military Line of Control separating Indian and Pakistani territory.

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I read A C Grayling's advocacy for a global gun ban in the mid-day heat at a petrol station less than 100 miles from the South Sudan border and a few miles from home ("What would this man be without a gun?", 31 July).

Cultural rebirth as Kashmir holds its first literary festival

Arts lovers hope event will turn the focus from politics to books in region plagued by conflict

Pakistan gave $4m to illegal Kashmiri lobby group in Washington

Pakistan's powerful spy agency is under renewed pressure after an investigation by the FBI revealed that it ploughed over $4m into an illegal pro-Kashmiri lobby outfit in Washington.

Terror attack kills 21 in Mumbai

Three coordinated bombings tore through the heart of India's busy financial capital during rush hour Wednesday, killing 21 people and wounding 141 in the worst terror attack in the country since the 2008 Mumbai siege.

Compound haul reveals links to security service

US investigators say that they are closer to uncovering the mystery of how Osama bin Laden was able to hide in plain view in a Pakistani garrison town after phone records belonging to the al-Qa’ida leader’s courier revealed a link to a banned local terrorist group.

Terror leader lives freely near Pakistani capital

On the outskirts of the Pakistani capital lives a militant considered so powerful that Osama bin Laden consulted with him before issuing a fatwa to attack American interests.

Hindus reclaim 5,000 years of history

By restoring temples in the Muslim region of Kashmir, the Pandit community is also preserving its past. Andrew Buncombe reports

Heavy-handed Kashmir police take lessons in how not to kill

After 114 unarmed protesters die, securityforces are desperate to improve their image

India mosque blast kills Muslim leader

A prominent Muslim religious leader was killed in a blast outside a mosque in Indian Kashmir today.

World Cup gives Kashmir bat industry shot in arm

Willow business is booming yet most people in troubled Indian state will be hoping Pakistan reach final today

Curfewed Night, By Basharat Peer

Basharat Peer was 13 when a pro-Kashmiri protest turned into a massacre after Indian troops opened fire. The subsequent insurgency brought his quiet, rural childhood to an end: "The war of my adolescence had started... I fail to remember who told me about aazadi, or freedom".

Calendar man documents Kashmir separatists' fight

Within the Kashmir valley, many refer to the separatist Sayeed Ali Geelani as "the calendar leader" because of his practice of naming days to be observed by a strike.

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