Latest Kashmir News

Apple economy latest casualty in strife-torn Kashmir

Oct. 17, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

SHOPIAN, India (AP) — Kashmir's apple orchards, backbone of the economy and livelihood for nearly half the people living there, are deserted with fruit rotting on the trees at a time when they should be bustling with harvesters. Losses are mounting as insurgent groups pressure pickers, traders and drivers...

Troops in Kashmir exchange fire, 4 civilians killed

Oct. 16, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani and Indian troops exchanged gunfire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing four civilians and wounding nearly a dozen others, officials from both sides said Wednesday, as tensions remain high between the two South Asian countries. Kashmir is split between Pakistan...

Police arrest Kashmir protesters, rebels kill truck driver

Oct. 15, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir arrested 13 women for holding an anti-India protest and two suspected militants shot and killed a truck driver near an apple orchard where he had picked up fruit boxes, police said Tuesday. The women, carrying placards reading "Respect Fundamental...

India restores post-paid cellphone services in Kashmir

Oct. 14, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Postpaid cellphone services were restored in India-administered Kashmir on Monday, more than two months after India's government downgraded the region's semi-autonomy and imposed a security and communications lockdown. Landline phones were restored in the region last month, but the...

Xi becomes 1st Chinese president in 2 decades to visit Nepal

Oct. 12, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Xi Jinping on Saturday became the first Chinese president in more than two decades to visit Nepal, where he is expected to sign agreements on several infrastructure projects. Xi arrived Saturday from India, where he met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Nepal is expected to...

India to restore post-paid cellphone connections in Kashmir

Oct. 12, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Around 4 million post-paid cellphone connections will be restored in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday, more than two months after New Delhi downgraded the region's semi-autonomy and imposed a security and communications lockdown, an official said Saturday. Rohit Kansal, a government...

Modi tells Xi relations are stable, differences manageable

Oct. 12, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

MAMALLAPURAM, India (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday that relations between their countries have attained stability and momentum in the past year, and that it should enable them to manage their differences and avoid disputes. The two leaders...

China's president in India for summit amid Kashmir tensions

Oct. 11, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

MAMALLAPURAM, India (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a time of tensions over Beijing's support for Pakistan in opposing India's downgrading of Kashmir's semi-autonomy and continuing restrictions on the disputed region. Xi was greeted at the...

Q&A: How is China-India summit affecting Asia rivalry

Oct. 10, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to India to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, just weeks after Beijing supported India's rival Pakistan in raising the issue of New Delhi's recent actions in disputed Kashmir at the U.N. General Assembly meeting. It was just the latest...

India releases 3 low-ranking Kashmiri politicians

Oct. 10, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian authorities on Thursday released three low-level pro-India politicians in disputed Kashmir amid international pressure to ease a clampdown imposed more than two months ago when New Delhi downgraded the autonomy of the area it administers and imposed tighter controls. The...