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Alasdair Pal

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9 Apr 2019 | 8:50 PM

Attacked by both sides - journalists caught in the crossfire of Kashmir conflict

SRINAGAR (Reuters) - Most nights in recent weeks, journalist Asif Qureshi’s phone vibrates with a message from a known number of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a Pakistan-based militant group that killed 40 Indian paramilitary policemen in a suicide attack in Kashmir in February: "Allah always keeps you in safety and security".

3 Apr 2019 | 12:19 PM

Facebook, Twitter sucked into India-Pakistan information war

Pakistani social media campaigner Hanzala Tayyab leads about 300 ultra-nationalist cyber warriors fighting an internet war with arch-foe India, in a battle that is increasingly sucking in global tech giants such as Twitter and Facebook.

2 Apr 2019 | 8:37 PM

Facebook, Twitter sucked into India-Pakistan information war

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Pakistani social media campaigner Hanzala Tayyab leads about 300 ultra-nationalist cyber warriors fighting an internet war with arch-foe India, in a battle that is increasingly sucking in global tech giants such as Twitter and Facebook.

22 Mar 2019 | 3:19 PM

Guns and tourists: Aboard the unlikely India-Pakistan 'friendship bus'

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - One Friday morning before dawn, a half-empty Volvo coach slipped out of New Delhi's Ambedkar bus terminal under armed guard, the sirens of a police convoy wailing.

11 Mar 2019 | 3:45 PM

Modi government advertising blitz dries up as Indian poll rules kick in

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An advertising blitz by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration, which saw more than 150 newspaper ads exulting over its performance in 10 days, stopped on Monday, a day after the schedule for the next general election was announced.

28 Feb 2019 | 8:12 PM

India welcomes Pakistan's return of captured pilot, as powers urge de-escalation

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Indian military officials said on Thursday they welcomed Pakistan's planned return of a captured pilot, but refused to confirm they would de-escalate a conflict between the two nuclear powers.

27 Feb 2019 | 10:16 PM

India, Pakistan claim to down each other's jets as Kashmir conflict heats up

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and Pakistan both said they shot down each other's fighter jets on Wednesday, with Pakistan capturing an Indian pilot a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan for the first time since a 1971 war, prompting world powers to urge restraint.

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23 Feb 2019 | 3:55 PM

More than 100 separatists detained in Kashmir raids in pre-election crackdown

SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - More than 100 separatists in Kashmir were detained in overnight raids, police officials said on Saturday, as part of a crackdown on groups that might cause trouble ahead of nationwide elections set to be held by May.

22 Feb 2019 | 11:07 PM

India, Pakistan crank up war of words over Kashmir bombing

NEW DELHI/RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (Reuters) - India will use "all instruments at its command" to respond to Pakistan over its alleged role in a deadly bombing in Kashmir, a government minister said on Friday, hours after Islamabad warned it would respond with "full force" if attacked.

15 Feb 2019 | 6:16 PM

Fire alarms "faulty" at Delhi blaze hotel, prompting mass reinspections

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A hotel that caught fire in the Indian capital on Tuesday, killing 17 people, passed safety checks 14 months ago, but an investigation has revealed breaches of regulations, such as faulty alarms, prompting a mass reinspection of other hotels.