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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

29th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Seven killed as tribal leader’s house attacked in Dera Bugti

DERA BUGTI, (The News): Unknown assailants attacked the house of a local tribal leader that killed seven persons, including women and children while five others sustained injuries on Tuesday, Geo News reported.   According to the Levies sources, unidentified armed … Continued

28th Oct 2013

India: Patna blasts: Police detain 4 suspects, probe Ranchi link

  Patna/Ranchi, (Hindustan Times): The police have detained four persons in connection with the blasts in Patna that killed at least five persons and left more than 90 injured on Sunday. They were also investigating a possible Ranchi connection to the … Continued

28th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Quetta-Karachi long march for Baloch missing persons begins

QUETTA, (The News): The long march to Karachi under the auspices of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) and Baloch Human Rights Organization (BHRO) has started from the Quetta press club Monday morning here, Geo News reported.   Winding up … Continued

27th Oct 2013

India: Serial blasts in Patna ahead of Modi’s rally; 6 dead and 20 hurt

[People gathered at Gandhi Maidan in Patna where Gujarat CM Narendra Modi is to address a rally. (HT Photo)]   Patna, (Hindustan Times): The BJP’s  Hunkar rally in Patna on Sunday was overshadowed by series of bomb blasts starting off … Continued

India: Andhra Pradesh battered by rains, death toll rises to 35
26th Oct 2013

India: Andhra Pradesh battered by rains, death toll rises to 35

[Roads are flooded as heavy rains continue to lash Srikakulam and Nalgonda districts in Andhra Pradesh. (PTI photo)] Hyderabad, (Hindustan Times  & Agencies): Hundreds of villages across Andhra Pradesh and Odisha remained submerged while road and rail was disrupted by the … Continued

26th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Three including an ASI killed in Karachi firing

KARACHI, (The News): Three persons including a police officer lost their lives in the recent firing and other violent incidents that occurred Saturday morning, Geo News reported.   According to police, unknown gunmen opened fire in Moach Goth area of … Continued

26th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Bomb targeting Shi’a Muslim pilgrims kills two FC personnel in Mastung

  [File photo] MASTUNG, (Dawn & AFP]: At least two soldiers were killed when a roadside bomb hit a paramilitary van escorting a bus of Shia Muslim pilgrims in the Mastung district of Balochistan on Saturday, officials said. The incident … Continued

25th Oct 2013

India: Flood situation worsens in Odisha, Andhra, many killed, 66,000 evacuated

By Priya Ranjan Sahu Bhubaneswar/Hyderabad, (Hindustan Times & Agencies): At least four more people have been killed and 66,000 evacuated as the flood situation worsened in Odisha following incessant rain in most parts of the state for the fifth consecutive … Continued

25th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Muslim leaders condemn Rahul Gandhi’s statement on Muzaffarnagar riot victims

Lucknow, (Agencies): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said it would file a complaint before the Election Commission (EC) against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s remark that the saffron party followed “politics of hate”. Maulana Saif Abbas Naqvi, a prominent … Continued

24th Oct 2013

China: Border pact with China will help sort out many irritants

Hindustan Times: The Sino-Indian border is the longest undemarcated boundary in the world. It also happens to be disputed, has thousands of troops massed along its length and been the site of one modern-day war. What has been striking about … Continued

24th Oct 2013

US: Nawaz says he urged Obama to end drone strikes in Pakistan

WASHINGTON, (Agencies, Dawn): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Wednesday he urged US President Barack Obama to end drone strikes in Pakistan, touching on a thorny subject in relations between the two countries. Prime Minister Sharif and President Obama were speaking … Continued

21st Oct 2013

Pakistan: Blast in train near Dera Murad Jamali kills four, injures 16

[Photo: Jang/The News] DERA MURAD JAMALI, (Dawn): An explosion struck a Quetta-bound Jaffar Express on Monday killing four persons and injuring 16 others, DawnNews reported. The train which departed from Rawalpindi was passing through Dera Murad Jamali district of the … Continued

20th Oct 2013

India: Modi tries to charm Muslims, but they still remain cagey

By Zia Haq & Mahesh Langa New Delhi/Ahmedabad, (Hindustan Times): As he towered over a special meeting at his party headquarters in June, BJP mascot Narendra Modi asked partymen not to consider Muslims “unapproachable”. They must be wooed, and not … Continued

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