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Pakistan: Commemmoration of Imam Husayn’s martyrdom: 12 Shi’as injured in Karachi bomb attacks
14th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Commemmoration of Imam Husayn’s martyrdom: 12 Shi’as injured in Karachi bomb attacks

  [The bomb blasts took place outside an imambargah in the city’s North Nazimabad locality where a gathering of mourners had concluded an hour ago. PHOTO: EXPRESS NEWS screenshot] KARACHI, (Express Tribune): At least 12 people including law enforcers and media … Continued

13th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Three terrorists and one security man killed in Karachi Rangers’ encounter

KARACHI, (The News):  Three terrorists were killed and one security man martyred, as Rangers during search operation traded fire with the terrorists at Gulshan-e-Boner area on Wednesday here, Geo News reported.   Rangers’ spokesman said that the accused opened fire … Continued

13th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Blast near checkpost in Jamrud kills two Khasadar personnel

BANNU, (Dawn): Two members of the Khasadar force were killed in an explosion that occurred near a security checkpost in Takhta Beg area of Khyber tribal region’s Jamrud Tehsil on Wednesday, DawnNews reported. Political administration sources said that unknown persons … Continued

11th Nov 2013

India: Four killed, eight injured in Mumbai building fire

Mumbai, (PTI): Four persons were killed and eight others got injured when a fire broke out in a seven-storey building in suburban Vikhroli early today, officials said. Fire brigade sources said the fire broke out in the building located in Siddharthanagar … Continued

11th Nov 2013

India: Two persons shot dead, one injured in firing at disputed site

Kolkata, (PTI): Two persons were shot dead and another injured when unidentified assailant opened fire at a disputed property site in Short Street area of the city on Monday. Joint Commissioner of Police (crime) Pallab K Ghosh said at around … Continued

11th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Security tightened for Muharram in Balochistan

QUETTA, (The News): Balochistan Chief Minister Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch has stressed the need for maintaining peace during Muharram-ul Haram.   Speaking at a high level meeting here Sunday‚ the chief minister said security has been beefed up in the … Continued

10th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Road accident near Sehwan leaves four dead

SEHWAN, (The News): Four persons were killed and two injured when a car with pilgrims on board rammed into a dumper on Sunday near here, Geo News reported.   Police said that the pilgrims from Kharadar, Karachi were on way … Continued

9th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Attacks on Shi’a Muslim religious centres kill three in Gujranwala

[Photo: Jang newspaper]   GUJRANWALA, (Agencies): At least three worshipers were killed early Saturday morning when gunmen opened fire at two different Imambargahs in Gujranwala, sparking protests from mourners and enraged members of the Shia community. According to police reports, … Continued

7th Nov 2013

India: One killed, 6 injured in twin-bomb explosions in Manipur

(PTI): A labourer was killed and six others were injured when suspected militants exploded two bombs in Thoubal district of Manipur, police said on Thursday. The remote-controlled bombs went off at around 11.45pm  last night killing Lali Kumar (30), who … Continued

6th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Passenger bus overturns near Khairpur; 23 injured

  File photo shows the wreckage of a passenger bus following a traffic accident. File photo KHAIRPUR, (APP): At least 23 people, including women and children, were injured as a passenger bus turned turtle in Khairpur on Wednesday morning. According … Continued

Paksitan: Karachi violence claims eleven lives
5th Nov 2013

Paksitan: Karachi violence claims eleven lives

  [The recent wave of violence appears to have intensified with the month of Muharram beginning on Wednesday. File Photo] KARACHI, (Dawn): At least 11 people were killed in separate incidents of violence in Karachi on Tuesday, DawnNews reported. The recent … Continued

4th Nov 2013

India: 16-year-old forced to drink alcohol, raped by four

Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): A 16-year-old girl from Mumbai’s Goregaon (East) was allegedly raped by four men after being forced to drink alcohol, on Friday. Two others have been booked for their roles as accomplices. All the accused, who are in … Continued

India: 10 dead as passengers jump out of train
3rd Nov 2013

India: 10 dead as passengers jump out of train

By Prasad Nichenametla Gotlam, (Hindustan Times): At least 10 people were killed and many more injured in a train mishap in Vizianagaram district at about 7pm on Saturday. Following a rumour that the train had caught fire, passengers of the … Continued

3rd Nov 2013

Pakistan: Interior Minister terms Mehsud’s murder a fatal blow to peace process

ISLAMABAD, (The News): Interior Minister, Chaudjry Nisar Ali Khan Saturday said  the death of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, in the US drone attack, was in fact a fatal blow to the peace process in the region, Geo News reported. … Continued

2nd Nov 2013

Pakistan: Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud killed in US drone attack

  [TTP chief Hakimullah Mehsud]                                      By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR/KARACHI, (Dawn): Hakimullah Mehsud, chief of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), was killed in a US drone strike in the North Waziristan tribal region on Friday, intelligence officials and the Pakistani … Continued

Bangladesh: 2 killed, 40 wounded in train accident in N E Bangladesh
31st Oct 2013

Bangladesh: 2 killed, 40 wounded in train accident in N E Bangladesh

  [A compartment of Chittagong Mail train derails from rail tracks at Akhaura Railway Junction in Brahmanbaria early today, leaving two people dead on the spot. Photo: STAR]   (The Daily Star): Two passengers were killed and 40 injured when … Continued

31st Oct 2013

India: Where are Muslim ministers? Community finds little representation in power

Just 57 of the total 609 ministers across various states, or 9.35 per cent, are Muslim. (PTI) By Zeeshan Shaikh Mumbai, (Indian Express): The battle for the Muslim vote has now been joined by the BJP, led by Narendra Modi. … Continued

31st Oct 2013

Pakistan: Labourer killed in factory explosion in Hub

HUB, (The News): A man was killed when one of the walls collapsed due to an explosion occurred at a factory in Hub’s industrial area Thursday morning, Geo News reported.   According to the rescue sources, one worker was killed … Continued

31st Oct 2013

Pakistan: US drone strike kills three in Miranshah

MIRANSHAH, (The News): A US drone strike targeting a house Thursday in Miranshah area of North Waziristan killed three people and injured three more.   An official in the city of Peshawar confirmed the attack, saying the identities of the … Continued

India: 44 charred to death as bus catches fire in Andhra Pradesh
30th Oct 2013

India: 44 charred to death as bus catches fire in Andhra Pradesh

Mehaboobnagar, (Hindustan Times and Agencies): At least 44 passengers on board a Hyderabad-bound   Volvo bus were feared killed when it caught fire after hitting a roadside barrier on the way in the wee hours of Wednesday. India has the highest … Continued

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