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EU envoys refuse Kashmir visit, say don’t want a ‘guided tour’

NEW DELHI: Envoys from European Union (EU), Australia, Afghanistan and other Gulf countries on Thursday refused India’s invitation to visit occupied Kashmir saying they wanted to meet people of the valley “unescorted”, reported The Hindu. Diplomats from nearly 17 countries were extended an invitation by New Delhi for a two-day …

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India to restore text messaging services in occupied Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Autho­rities in occupied Kashmir will restore text messaging services in the disputed region on Wednesday, almost five months after India’s government downgraded its semi-autonomy and imposed a strict security and communications lockdown, an official said on Tuesday. Local government spokesman Rohit Kansal said the decision was made after …

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India-held Kashmir suffers $2.4bn economic losses since lockdown

SRINAGAR: A lockdown in India-held Kashmir has cost its economy more than $2.4 billion since the Modi government stripped it of its special status, officials of the Himalayan region’s main trade organisation said on Wednesday. “In the last 120 days we have witnessed how each and every sector has bled …

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India restores incoming SMS in occupied Kashmir, mobile internet still cut

INDIAN HELD KASHMIR: India on Tuesday was set to allow some incoming text messages into Kashmir, officials said, four months after they were first blocked when New Delhi moved to strip the region’s autonomy. The August 5 communications blackout — which included cutting landlines, mobile phones and internet access — …

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Indian occupied Kashmir military lockdown enters 116th consecutive day

JAMMU AND KASHMIR: In occupied Kashmir, the Valley of Kashmir and many parts of Jammu region continue to remain isolated from the world as unprecedented military lockdown entered 116th running day, today. According to Kashmir Media Service, though uneasy calm and uncertainty prevail in the Valley yet life remains badly …

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India bans Islamic, Iranian TV channels in Kashmir

KASHMIR: India’s Information and Broadcasting (I&B) has asked cable operators from the Kashmir Valley to block the airing of all television channels from several Muslim countries including Iran and Turkey. An official from the Union Ministry for Information and Broadcasting (I&B) on Sunday asked cable operators from the Valley to …

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India says post-paid cellphone connections restored in occupied Kashmir

KASHMIR: India said it has restored call facilities on post-paid cellphone connections in occupied Kashmir on Monday more than two months after it stripped the region of its semi-autonomous status and imposed a curfew and a communications blackout. However, the ban on more than 2 million prepaid mobile connections and …

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