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13th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Five killed as passenger bus overturns in Qila Saifullah

QILA SAIFULLAH, (The News): Five persons were killed and twenty five injured as a recklessly driven passenger bus overturned on National Highway on Sunday near here, Geo News reported. Sources said that the death toll is feared to rise, as … Continued

12th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Journalist Ayub Khattak shot dead

KARAK, (The News): Some unknown persons gunned down a local journalist Ayub Khattak on Saturday here, Geo News reported.   Eyewitnesses said that the unidentified gunmen waiting outside the house of the local journalist Ayub Khattak targeted him no sooner … Continued

12th Oct 2013

India: Strong winds, rains lash Odisha coast; Cyclone Phailin to hit land in few hours

Bhubaneswar (Odisha), [Hindustan Times & Agencies]: The strongest cyclone to threaten India in more than a decade bore down on its east coast on Saturday as authorities bused and trucked tens of thousands of villagers from their mud and thatch coastal … Continued

10th Oct 2013

India: 20 pilgrims dead as truck falls into gorge

Hoshiarpu, (Hindustan Times): At least 20 people were killed when a mini truck in which they were travelling fell into a 100-foot gorge near Manguwal barrier on the Chintpurni road in Hoshiarpur district late on Wednesday. Police officer Sukhchain Singh … Continued

Bangladesh: Nine killed, 50 injured in the fire in garment factory
9th Oct 2013

Bangladesh: Nine killed, 50 injured in the fire in garment factory

[Red Crescent volunteers bring out the body of a fire victim from inside a garment factory early Wednesday. A devastating blaze swept through the factory in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur Tuesday evening killing at least nine people. Photo: Palash Khan] … Continued

8th Oct 2013

India: Telangana turmoil: blackout in all 13 districts in Seemandhra

Hyderabad, (Hindustan Times): Telangana statehood issue is heading towards a political and civic crisis with power employees’ strike in Seemandhra spreading to all the 13 districts on Tuesday. The Vijaywada Thermal Power Station has completely shut down and the public … Continued

8th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Grenade attack at police station injures eight in Quetta

QUETTA, (Dawn): A hand-grenade attack at Quetta’s New Sariab police station on Tuesday wounded eight persons, including policemen, DawnNews reported. Unknown motor-cyclists hurled a hand grenade at New Sariab police station situated in the outskirts of Quetta which exploded causing … Continued

7th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Blast on Peshawar’s outskirts kills two

By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR (Dawn): At least two people were killed and 13 others were injured in an explosion on Monday near a medical facility in Bazid Khel village of Budh Bher’s Suleman Khel area on the outskirts of … Continued

6th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Three killed and 8 injured in Bannu convoy attack

By Zahir Shah Sherazi BANNU, (Dawn): Three security personnel have been killed and 8 others injured as a security forces convey was attacked in Bakakhel area near FR Bannu on Sunday morning. The security vehicle was targeted nar Mirzal Checkpost … Continued

4th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Peshawar: Two policemen injured in Pishtakhara blast

PESHAWAR, (The News): Two policemen were injured in a remote-controlled blast that occurred near a police van in Pishtakhara area of Peshawar on Friday morning, Geo News reported.   According to initial reports, a police mobile was on routine patrolling … Continued

3rd Oct 2013

Pakistan: Bomb targets clinic in Karachi, no casualties

KARACHI, (The News): A bomb targeting a private clinic located in Gulistan e Johar Block 11 exploded on late Wednesday, damaging the property, police said. According to the police, the clinic was closed due to which no casualties took place, … Continued

3rd Oct 2013

Pakistan: Militant attack kills 17 in Orakzai region

[Mullah Hanafi was associated with the Tehrik-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the past but later after developing differences formed his own militant faction to fight against the TTP.  File Photo] BY Zahir Shah Shirazi ORAKZAI, (Dawn): A militant attack in Orakzai tribal … Continued

2nd Oct 2013

Pakistan: Mine blast in Awaran kills two soldiers, injures four

QUETTA, (Dawn): Two soldiers were killed and four others were injured on Wednesday, when a land mine went off on the side of the road in Balochistan’s Awaran district, DawnNews reported. A security forces’ vehicle struck a landmine in Mashkay … Continued

30th Sep 2013

Pakistan: Nine more killed in Karachi fresh violence, firing incidents

KARACHI, (The News): Nine more people were killed in the overnight fresh wave of firing and violence here, Geo News reported.   Three persons were gunned down Monday morning near Jhatpat market in Lyari Town, of them, included the father … Continued

30th Sep 2013

UN: Pakistan, India agree to restore ceasefire on Line of Control

NEW YORK, (The News): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh (seen above), who met on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly, Sunday agreed to task the DGMOs of both the countries to ensure ceasefire on … Continued

30th Sep 2013

Pakistan: Awaran quake death toll reaches 376

QUETTA, (The News): Relief operations continued in the quake-hit Awaran district of Balochistan on Sunday without any untoward incident, with the death toll from last week’s tragedy reaching 376. Around 153 truckloads of relief have reached Awaran and other quake-hit … Continued

30th Sep 2013

Pakistan: US drone kills six people

  MIRANSHAH, (Dawn): A US drone strike killed six militants and injured three others on Sunday in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said. The strike took place in the Dargamandi area, seven kilometres (four miles) … Continued

29th Sep 2013

India: Mumbai building collapse kills 60; 4 under the rubble

By Naresh Kamath Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): In what is turning out to be the worst tragedy of its kind in the city, the toll in Friday’s building collapse in Mazgaon touched 60 on Saturday, with an estimated four people believed to … Continued

29th Sep 2013

Pakistan: US drone strike kills four in North Waziristan

MIRANSHAH, (The News): Drone strike killed at least four people in North Waziristan on Sunday, Geo News reported.   Sources said the unmanned aircraft fire two missiles at a house near Dargah Mandi, killing four people. http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-120324-Drone-strike-kills-four-in-North-Waziristan  

29th Sep 2013

Pakistan: Passenger bus-car collision kills six in Sheikhupura

SHEIKHUPURA, (The News): At least six persons were killed when a passenger bus rammed into a car near Rana Town on G.T. Road on Sunday here, Geo News reported.   Sources said the bus was on way from Lahore to … Continued

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