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Clashes in Valley amid shutdown

Sunday 15 September '13

Shopian was curfewed for the sixth consecutive day.
Separatist leaders, civil society members oppose Zubin's concert

Tuesday 27 August '13

Mehta is scheduled to perform in Kashmir’s Mughal garden — Shalimar Bagh, on September 7
Valley stays shut, Internet blocked

Sunday 11 August '13

Kishtwar effect: Geelani appeals for calm, Mirwaiz slams political parties
J&K girl says denied passport because of uncle's militant links

Tuesday 6 August '13

A Jammu and Kashmir girl, Sufaira Jan, has claimed that she was denied a passport by the government because her uncle was a militant
Konan Poshpora mass rape: The silence of a night

Sunday 21 July '13

It's been 22 years since the Konan Poshpora mass rape.
Protests in Valley as youth dies in Rajasthan

Tuesday 16 July '13

Protests erupted in several parts of Kashmir Monday, as the news of death of another youth from the valley
J&K 'mass-rape' victims break silence, vow to fight

Sunday 23 June '13

After suffering silently for more than two decades, Kunan Poshpora victims alleged mass rape
On mother's day, she waits for son jailed for 17 yrs

Sunday 12 May '13

Today is mother's day and most mothers would expect gifts from their children.
In a first, 8 from Valley crack IAS exam

Sunday 5 May '13

For the third straight year, a record number of Kashmiris have cracked the IAS exam.
In a first, 8 from Valley crack IAS exam

Sunday 5 May '13

For the third straight year, a record number of Kashmiris have cracked the IAS exam.
Fake drug scam: Govt dept delayed test, took years

Thursday 25 April '13

Even as protests against spurious drugs grow louder in Jammu and Kashmir, government documents reveal that the Drug and Food Organisation
Drug scam: Geelani gives shutdown call

Wednesday 17 April '13

A day after doctors sought support from separatists to protest against fake drug scam in the Valley, Hurriyat hardline chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for a complete shutdown on April 20
Army jawan killed as grenade explodes accidentally in Valley

Friday 12 April '13

They said that the grenade was among the weapons recovered from a militant hideout on Wednesday
Mysterious death sparks protest in Valley

Wednesday 27 March '13

Protests erupted in south Kashmir on Tuesday after a villager was found dead under mysterious circumstances. While villagers
Man killed by CRPF in wake of Srinagar attack was a poor father of 3 young girls

Friday 15 March '13

Altaf Ahmad Wani was the sole breadearner of a family of ailing parents, a wife and young daughters.
Keeping valley posted, 24/7

Sunday 24 February '13

Once defunct, the J&K General Post Office is thriving, with faster services, a night post office and even a floating one on the Dal
Kashmir: Doctors allege work hampered by paramilitary forces

Tuesday 12 February '13

Continued and stringent curfew across Kashmir for last three days has caused acute shortage of essential supplies.
Dailies’ publication stopped, anger spills over Internet

Monday 11 February '13

For the past two days, with the government snapping mobile Internet connections, cable networks and newspapers, some people have been venting their anger on the Internet.
Valley dementia patient on ventilator, doctors want kin to vacate bed

Sunday 3 February '13

They are forcing me to remove her from the ventilator, says Sameena's husband.
J&K: Killings continue, sarpanch shot dead

Saturday 12 January '13

Unidentified gunmen shot dead a sarpanch outside Sopore town in north Kashmir, the first killing of a panchayat member this year.


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