Latest Kashmir News

Avalanche kills a Russian skier while 5 others are rescued at a resort in Indian-held Kashmir

Feb. 22, 2024 14:34 PM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A Russian skier was killed and five others were rescued, along with their local guide, after an avalanche hit a popular Himalayan ski resort in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday, officials said. The officials said that at least six Russian skiers and...

Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir say militants fire on workers from Punjab state, killing 1

Feb. 07, 2024 12:12 PM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir fired at two workers from the northern state of Punjab, killing one and wounding another, police said Wednesday. Police blamed militants fighting against Indian rule in the disputed region for the attack in Srinagar....

Kashmir residents suffer through a dry winter waiting for snow. Experts point to climate change

Jan. 13, 2024 08:05 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A prolonged dry spell is sweeping across the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir during the harshest phase of winter, leaving many people sick and farmers worried about impending water shortages. Daytime temperatures have been high­ for about a month now,...

AP PHOTOS: In idyllic Kashmir's 'Great Winter,' cold adds charm but life is challenging for locals

Jan. 06, 2024 00:53 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The skies are overcast. On the plains, temperatures have dropped below freezing. High on the mountains, peaks are draped in thick snow. This is the time of “Chillai Kalan,” also called “The Great Winter,” a Kashmiri phrase that defines the harshest 40...

Anger in remote parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir after 3 are killed while in army custody

Dec. 23, 2023 09:08 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Anger has spread in some remote parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir after three civilians were killed while in army custody, officials and residents said Saturday. Locals said the Indian army detained at least eight civilians on Friday for questioning, the day...

4 Indian soldiers killed and 3 wounded in an ambush by rebels in disputed Kashmir

Dec. 21, 2023 13:37 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Four Indian soldiers were killed and three others were wounded in an ambush by militants fighting against New Delhi’s rule in disputed Kashmir, officials said on Thursday. The Indian military said militants fired at two army vehicles in southern Poonch district...

India's Supreme Court upholds government's decision to remove disputed Kashmir’s special status

Dec. 11, 2023 09:33 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India’s top court on Monday upheld a 2019 decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to strip disputed Jammu and Kashmir’s special status as a semi-autonomous region with a separate constitution and inherited protections on land and jobs. The...