Ukraine proposes local elections in separatist east Dec 7

 The Ukrainian government has called for local elections to be held on December 7 in the separatist east under legislation submitted Tuesday offering the area limited self-rule.

J&K floods: Over 1,42,000 people rescued, relief work speed up as water recedes
J&K floods: Over 1,42,000 people rescued, relief work speed up as water recedes

As the armed forces continue to carry out massive relief operations in flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, some separatists, who fear alienation, are making continuous efforts to disrupt relief operations in the Valley.

Separatists force captured Ukrainian prisoners to shovel dirt

Watched over by separatist rebels with automatic weapons, a group of captured Ukrainian soldiers toiled with shovels and brooms on Friday to clear up dirt and rubble from the ruins of an eastern town.

Ukraine leader extends truce with rebels until Monday: Report

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday extended a truce with pro-Russian rebels in the separatist east by another 72 hours, the Ukrainska Pravda news site reported.

Ukraine forces battle separatists after truce "refused"

Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists were locked in fierce fighting in the east of Ukraine on Thursday after rebels rejected a call to lay down their arms in line with a peace plan proposed by President Petro Poroshenko, government forces said.

Second European team missing in east Ukraine

A second team of European monitors was reported missing in restive eastern Ukraine on Friday despite army claims it had regained control over much of the separatist rust belt.

Downing of Ukraine helicopter `disturbs` US

The White House expressed concern Thursday that pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine were using advanced weapons "from the outside" after they shot down an army helicopter killing 12 soldiers.

Ukraine forces suffer new losses in separatist east

Ukrainian forces suffer fresh losses on Wednesday in a rebel raid in the separatist east as the newly-elected president promised to hold his first talks with Russia`s Vladimir Putin on easing the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War.

Chinese police blame separatist group for Urumqi bombing - Xinhua

Chinese police blamed the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) for a train station attack in the western city of Urumqi last month that killed three people, Xinhua said on Sunday, the first time the separatists have been directly linked to the assault.The brief report carried by China`s state news agency did not give more details. Seventy-nine people were also injured in the attack in late April.

Yasin Malik, other separatist leaders arrested in J&K

Over 10 separatist leaders, including JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, were taken into preventive custody and several others were placed under house arrest to scuttle protests after Friday prayers against the Army`s recent decision to close Pathribal fake encounter case.

Srinagar city affected by separatist shutdown

A complete shutdown called by separatists affected life in Srinagar`s city centre Lal Chowk and adjoining areas here on Tuesday.

BJP shocked at Sartaj Aziz-separatists meeting in Delhi

Centre has committed "diplomatic blunder" by allowing Pakistan`s Sartaj Aziz to hold talks with Kashmiri separatist leaders on "Indian soil", Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh said.

Punish Sarabjit’s attackers: Separatist leader

Senior separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday asked Pakistan to act against the attackers of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh.

Separatists call for shutdown to demand Guru`s mortal remains

A united forum of various separatist groups on Monday issued a strike call for Friday to press their demand seeking the mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru.

Hanging of Afzal Guru unfortunate: Yasin Malik

Separatist JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik has said that it was very unfortunate that Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru`s mercy petition was dismissed and he was hanged in secrecy.

Separatist leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan arrested, taken to judicial custody

Senior separatist leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan was on Friday arrested and sent to judicial remand by a court in Pattan town of north Kashmir Baramulla district.

Separatist shutdown hits life across Kashmir

Life in Jammu and Kashmir in the capital here and in other towns of the valley was severely affected Wednesday by a shutdown called by separatists to protest the custodial death of a youth.

`Time for separatists to help resolve K-issue`

Describing the Indo-Pak talks
as "fruitful", Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Thursday asked the
separatists to play their role in resolution of Kashmir issue.

Activists, scribes may be questioned on Fai`s link

Security agencies may soon question human rights activists, a Kashmiri separatist leader and journalists who allegedly enjoyed hospitality of Ghulam
Nabi Fai arrested in America on charges of being an outfit of Pakistan`s ISI.

Pro-separatist rights activist not allowed to enter Valley

New Delhi-based writer and
rights activist Gautam Navlakha, known for his pro-separatist
views, was not allowed by police to enter the Kashmir
Valley, officials said.