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Kashmiris stand in a queue to cast their votes during the first phase of District Development Councils election on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. Thousands of people in Indian-controlled Kashmir voted Saturday amid tight security and freezing cold temperatures in the first phase of local elections, the first since New Delhi revoked the disputed region's semiautonomous status. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Kashmir people vote in local polls amid cold and security

Nov. 28, 2020 8:42 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in Indian-controlled Kashmir voted Saturday amid tight security and freezing cold temperatures in the first phase of local elections, the first since New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semiautonomous status. Nearly 6 million people across...

India: Pakistan shelling kills 3 Indian soldiers in Kashmir

Nov. 27, 2020 5:11 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least three Indian soldiers were killed in a barrage of mortar shelling and gunfire by Pakistani soldiers along the highly militarized frontier in Indian-controlled Kashmir, an official said Friday. Indian army spokesman Lt. Col. Devender Anand said two soldiers were killed on...

Kashmiris walk past the site of an attack on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Anti-India rebels in Indian-controlled Kashmir Thursday killed two soldiers in an attack in the disputed region’s main city, the Indian army said.(AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Kashmir rebels kill 2 Indian soldiers in region's main city

Nov. 26, 2020 7:48 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Rebels in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed two soldiers in an attack Thursday in the disputed region’s main city, the Indian army said. Col. Rajesh Kalia, an Indian army spokesman, said militants sprayed bullets at an army patrol on the outskirts of Srinagar city. Two soldiers...

Pakistan says soldier, 4 militants killed in border shootout

Nov. 22, 2020 9:29 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military said a soldier and four militants were killed Sunday in a shootout during a raid near the border with Afghanistan. The military said two soldiers were also injured during the raid in the Spinwam area of North Waziristan, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. North...

Kashmiri men drink tea on a cold day at a local market in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

India says Pakistani shelling kills soldier in Kashmir

Nov. 21, 2020 3:39 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — One Indian soldier was killed and another was wounded Saturday by Pakistani shelling along the highly militarized frontier dividing Kashmir between the two rivals, the Indian army said. Indian army spokesperson Lt. Col. Devender Anand accused Pakistani troops of firing mortar rounds...

Indian security forces inspect the site after a gunfight between suspected rebels and Indian security forces at a checkpoint in Nagrota, outskirts of Jammu, India, Thursday, Nov.19, 2020. Four suspected militants were killed and two Indian police officers were wounded in the gunfight on the main highway linking Jammu and Srinagar police said. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Indian police say 4 suspected rebels killed in Kashmir

Nov. 19, 2020 3:43 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Four suspected militants were killed and two Indian police officers were wounded Thursday in a gunfight in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. Police Inspector-General Mukesh Singh told reporters that the shooting erupted on the outskirts of the city of Jammu and lasted three...

Tasleema Banoo poses for a photograph while plucking crocus flowers, the stigma of which produces saffron, on a farm in Khrew, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Farmers separate purple petals of the flowers by hand and, from each of them, come out three deep crimson-colored stigmas, one of the most expensive and sought-after spice in the world called saffron, also known as “the golden spice.

AP PHOTOS: From a flower in Kashmir comes a precious spice

Nov. 15, 2020 12:40 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Cradled by low mountains and spread across a vast expanse of small, fertile fields, a sea of purple flowers opens in Himalayan Kashmir to produce one of the world's most precious spices, saffron. At the end of autumn, families in the Muslim-majority region race against the clock to...

Local residents gather in a partially damage house caused by shelling of Indian forces at a village in Neelum Valley, situated at the Line of Control in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Pakistani and Indian troops clashed in disputed Kashmir, leaving few people dead and wounding more than 30 others on both sides, officials said Friday. The fighting came amid increasing tension between the South Asian neighbors. (AP Photo/Nisar Mughal)

12 killed as India, Pakistan trade fire in disputed Kashmir

Nov. 13, 2020 11:22 AM EST

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani and Indian troops clashed anew in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, leaving 12 people dead, including three Indian and one Pakistani soldier, and wounding at least 36 on both sides, officials said Friday. The fighting came amid increasing tensions between...

India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate the lead of their party alliance in initial results for the Bihar state assembly polls, in Patna, India, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui)

Modi's party, allies win vote in India's key Bihar state

Nov. 10, 2020 11:16 PM EST

PATNA, India (AP) — India’s ruling party and its allies have won a key state election seen as a barometer of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic downturn. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party and his regional ally Janata...

Villagers celebrate the victory of U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Painganadu a neighboring village of Thulasendrapuram, the hometown of Harris' maternal grandfather, south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. Waking up to the news of Kamala Harris' election as Joe Biden's running mate, overjoyed people in her Indian grandfather's hometown are setting off firecrackers, carrying her placards and offering prayers. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Firecrackers and prayers as Indians celebrate Harris' win

Nov. 8, 2020 7:54 PM EST

THULASENDRAPURAM, India (AP) — Waking up to the news of Kamala Harris’ election as U.S. vice president, overjoyed people in her Indian grandfather’s hometown set off firecrackers and offered prayers on Sunday. Groups gathered at street corners in Thulasendrapuram, a tiny village of 350...