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28th Dec 2013

India: Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi chief minister; keeps crucial home, power, finance ministries

New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal sought the help of commoners to root out corruption after he was sworn in as the seventh chief minister of Delhi at a packed Ramlila Maidan on Saturday. After … Continued

27th Dec 2013

India: Muzaffarnagar camp deaths: Akhilesh slams UP home sec for ‘nobody dies of cold’ comment

New Delhi (Hindustan Times): A top Uttar Pradesh government official is under fire for his “nobody can die of cold” remark over the deaths of 34 children in relief camps for riot victims in the state. Ikhlaq lost his grandfather … Continued

27th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Six kidnapped, tortured, gunned down in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): The six bodies found from Pak Colony area on Friday morning here have by now been identified as residents of the same colony, Geo News reported.   Those identified include Gulzar, Dilawar, Shahzad, Sajid, Rizwan, and Amir … Continued

27th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Hand grenade attack kills minor girl in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): A minor girl died in a hand grenade attack in PECHS on Friday here, Geo News reported.   Police said that a hand grenade was hurled at a house located in Block 2 of PECHS, which resulted … Continued

Pakistan: US drone strike kills three in North Waziristan
26th Dec 2013

Pakistan: US drone strike kills three in North Waziristan

MIRANSHAH, (The News): A US drone strike targeting a militant compound killed at least three suspected insurgents in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border late Wednesday, officials said.   The attack took place around midnight in Qutab … Continued

23rd Dec 2013

Pakistan: 5,000 security men to be deployed for Chehlum in Quetta

QUETTA, (The News):  The security arrangements on the occasion of the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) have been finalized by the provincial government here, Geo News reported on Monday.   Sources said that the Balochistan home ministry has already … Continued

22nd Dec 2013

Jammu & Kashmir: Nine killed after taxi falls into gorge

SRINAGAR, Jammu & Kahmir, Indian-controlled Kashmir, (Xinhua): At least nine people were killed and two others injured after a taxi they were traveling in skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Sunday. … Continued

India: Prophet Shish shrine damaged, youth murdered at mosque in Ayodhya
21st Dec 2013

India: Prophet Shish shrine damaged, youth murdered at mosque in Ayodhya

  By Abu Zafa   New Delhi/Ayodhya, (India Tomorrow): About six unidentified men on Friday evening broke an outer wall of an ancient Muslim shrine in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya town and brutally murdered a 22-year-old undergraduate student at a mosque … Continued

Pakistan: Attacks on polio teams kill three in northwest Pakistan
21st Dec 2013

Pakistan: Attacks on polio teams kill three in northwest Pakistan

  SWABI, (Dawn & Agencies): Gunmen attacked two separate polio teams in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing one polio worker and two police guards. The first incident took place in Swabi in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where unknown motorcyclists shot … Continued

Pakistan: One killed, 20 injured, in Quetta blast
20th Dec 2013

Pakistan: One killed, 20 injured, in Quetta blast

[Officials examine the blast site in Quetta, southwest Pakistan (Xinhua/Asad)] QUETTA, (The News): One person was killed and 20 including seven children were injured in a high intensity blast in the Pashtoonabad area of the city on Thursday evening.   … Continued

18th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Woman killed in Khalid Bin Waleed Road explosion in Karachi

  KARACHI, (The News): A woman was killed while another sustained injuries when an explosion occurred at Khalid Bin Waleed Road near Tariq Road, followed by gun shots Wednesday morning, Geo News reported.   According to police, two suspected female … Continued

Pakistan: Three killed in suicide blast in Rawalpindi Shi’a Muslim religious centre
18th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Three killed in suicide blast in Rawalpindi Shi’a Muslim religious centre

  The site of the suicide bomb attack outside an Imambargah in Rawalpindi. -INP Photo RAWALPINDI, (Dawn & Agencies): A powerful blast outside an Imambargah [Shi'a Muslim religious centre] situated in the heavily guarded Gracey Lines area killed three people, … Continued

18th Dec 2013

India: Arrest of Indian diplomat prompts spat with US

India has reportedly ordered a series of reprisals over claims an Indian diplomat was strip-searched following her arrest in the United States. It has removed all concrete barriers outside the US embassy in New Delhi. The row over the treatment … Continued

17th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Four killed in Muzaffargarh, Jahanian fog related traffic mishaps

LAHORE, (The News): Punjab, Khyber Pukhtunkhaw and several areas in Sindh remained blanketed with dense fogs blurring visibility that caused different traffic accidents killing four persons including three brothers on Tuesday morning, Geo News reported.   A truck rammed into … Continued

16th Dec 2013

India: Delhi sees 125% jump in number of rape cases since December 16 rape case

By Jatin Anand New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): In the year since a brutal gang rape took the life of a young woman and made the entire country stand up and say enough is enough, there has been a 125% jump … Continued

16th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Allama Nasir Abbas killed, protest outside Governor House

LAHORE, (The News): A leader of the Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) Allama Nasir Abbas Multani was shot dead by unknown assailants in a drive-by shooting near the Ferozpur Road underpass in the Muslim Town police precincts late on Sunday night.   … Continued

16th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Seven killed in oil tanker, car collision

GUJRANAWALA, (The News): At least seven persons including women and children were killed and three sustained injuries in an unfortunate traffic mishap on Monday morning near here, Geo News reported.   Police said that a head-on collision between an oil … Continued

16th Dec 2013

Pakistan: BDU expert, two others killed in Peshawar explosion

 File photo PESHAWAR, (Dawn, Agencies): A roadside remote-controlled bomb blast in Peshawar Monday killed three personnel of the bomb disposal unit (BDU) who were on their way to defuse another bomb elsewhere in the city, DawnNews reported. Police officer Shahid … Continued

14th Dec 2013

India: Seven dead as fire breaks out on 12th floor of south Mumbai building

[The fire broke out in the 12th floor of the 30-storey Mount Plan Building in August Kranti Marg. (Express photo: Vasant Prabhu)]     By Tabassum Barnagarwala Mumbai, (Indian Express): At least seven people were killed and another seven injured … Continued

14th Dec 2013

Pakistan: One killed in Karachi violence; 19 suspects arrested in raids

File photo KARACHI, (The News): A 15-year-old girl was killed in a firing incident in Karachi’s Gulistan-i-Jauhar area Saturday whereas at least 19 suspects were arrested in a targeted operation conducted by Rangers’ personnel in different parts of the city, … Continued

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