Villagers say they're tired of living dangerously in Kashmir

Asia Pacific / Social Issues Aug 30, 2019

Villagers say they're tired of living dangerously in Kashmir

Villagers in Chakothi in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir said Thursday they are frustrated with living in constant fear of fighting along the heavily militarized frontier in the disputed Himalayan region. Their situation has been exacerbated since India's government, led by the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, imposed a ...

Former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley dies at 66

Business Aug 24, 2019

Former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley dies at 66

Former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, a key member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first-term Cabinet, died in a New Delhi hospital Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was 66. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences announced Jaitley's death in a statement, but did ...

Change in Kashmir's status deepens region's divisions

Asia Pacific | ANALYSIS Aug 16, 2019

Change in Kashmir's status deepens region's divisions

India's move to carve up Kashmir and curtail its autonomous powers has caused division and anger in parts of the far-flung Himalayan region even as followers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi rejoice. Since Modi's shock decree last week, protests and celebrations in many towns have ...