India's government on Monday revoked the special status of Kashmir in a bid to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority region with the rest of the country
India's northern heartland voted on Monday in the fifth phase of a staggered general election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoping his record on national security will win him a second five-year term.
The Hindu nationalist party allied with the regional People's Democratic Party (PDP) in 2016 to rule the Muslim-majority state.
Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India's Jammu and Kashmir state appeared in court on Monday for the first hearing in a case that sparked nationwide outrage and criticism of the ruling party.
Mounting outrage over two rapes, one in the disputed region of Kashmir and another allegedly involving a lawmaker from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party, gripped India on Friday, with government ministers struggling to dampen political fires.
Militants stormed an Indian army camp early Saturday in the country's northern Jammu and Kashmir state, killing at least two army officers and wounding seven people, a senior police official said.
A new batch of Hindu pilgrims left on Wednesday for the cave shrine of Amarnath in India's Jammu and Kashmir state, police said, undeterred by a terrorist attack that killed seven people and injured 19.
An Indian paramilitary trooper, who posted videos on social media claiming soldiers on border duties were being served poor quality food, has been sacked for making false allegations.