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India’s prime minister Narendra Modi flagging off the first train at Katra,  a small town 275km south of Srinagar, while inaugurating a railway line linking a popular Hindu shrine to the rest of the country. Photograph: EPA/government of India information bureau

Prime minister Narendra Modi arrived yesterday to empty streets and a security lockdown on his maiden visit to India’s northern disputed Kashmir prov(...)

Britain’s home secretary Theresa May gestures during her keynote address on the second day of the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester earlier this week. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Cork-born Susan Williams ran for the Conservatives in Bolton West in the 2010 UK general election, losing by 92 votes in a constituency with 14,000 Mu(...)

An injured policeman is rushed to a hospital for treatment after six people were killed in a raid on an Indian police station near the border with Pakistan. Photograph: Reuters

A group of suspected Islamist militants killed 10 people, including five policemen and three soldiers, in a strike in India’s disputed northern Jammu (...)

An injured policeman is taken to a hospital for treatment in Jammu today. Six people were killed in a raid on an Indian police station in Jammu and Kashmir state near the border with Pakistan. Photograph: Reuters

Militants dressed in Indian army uniforms killed eight people in attacks on an Indian police station and army base near the Pakistan border today, tri(...)

Conductor Zubin Mehta during a performance at Shalimar Garden in in Indian-administered Srinagar, Kashmir, last night. Photograph: Manpreet Romana/New York Times

A concert by renowned conductor Zubin Mehta in Indian-controlled Kashmir, where separatist groups are fighting New Delhi’s rule, was mired in controv(...)

Members of India’s Border Security Force talk to soldier who was wounded after Pakistan Rangers opened fire on a post in Kanachak near the disputed Kashmiri border yesterday. Photograph: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters.

Pakistan has accused Indian troops of firing shells across the disputed border in Kashmir after last week’s killing of Indian soldiers set off a wave (...)

Violence has broken out between groups of Hindus and Muslims near Kishtwar in the Indian portion of Kashmir. Image: Google Maps

Fresh clashes have erupted between groups of Hindus and Muslims in the Indian portion of Kashmir, wounding three people.The rival groups also burned s(...)

Surjeet Kaur, 77, displays a telegram which was sent by her husband on her birthday in 1955. Photograph: Mansi Thapliyal/Reuters

India’s last telegram went out at the weekend, marking the end of a 163-year-old colourful era of messaging that was launched by an Irishman working f(...)

Prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfikar talks to journalists outside the anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi,  last month. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

Gunmen have killed Pakistan’s lead prosecutor investigating the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, throwing the case that a(...)

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