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24th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Indefinite curfew imposed in Bhakkar, other districts after sectarian killings

BHAKKAR, (The News): In order to ward off any further violence, a strict indefinite curfew that started from 10:00AM has been clamped on Bhakkar and other restive districts on Saturday as the environment continues to remain hostile after sectarian clashes … Continued

23rd Aug 2013

Pakistan: Bomb leaves civilian, soldier dead in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): A soldier and a civilian lost their lives in a bomb blast targeting a Pakistan Army truck here in the Korangi No. 5 area on Thursday night.   10 soldiers were also among the nineteen people injured … Continued

22nd Aug 2013

Pakistan: Karachi violence leaves four dead two injured

KARACHI, (The News): The morgues of metropolis continue to receive bullet-riddled  bodies as violent crime never seems to go out of business in Karachi, the financial center of Pakistan, Geo News reported Wednesday night.   At least four people including … Continued

22nd Aug 2013

Pakistan: By-elections: Former counselor gunned down in Lahore

LAHORE, (The News): In an early morning firing incident in the Shahdara area of Lahore, a former counselor and a candidate in the by-elections was killed before the polling could begin Thursday, Geo News reported.   According to the reports, … Continued

22nd Aug 2013

Pakistan: Three militants killed in Wana explosion

[File photo] WANA, (Dawn): Three militants were killed on Thursday when a remote-controlled bomb targeted the vehicle of an extremist commander in Wana, DawnNews reported. According to DawnNews, the bomb targeted the militant commander’s vehicle in Sholam area of Wana … Continued

21st Aug 2013

Pakistan: Musharraf charged with Benazir’s murder

[Former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf] RAWALPINDI, (AFP and Dawn): Former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf was indicted on three counts Tuesday in Rawalpindi’s anti-terrorism court (ATC) over the 2007 murder of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Musharraf was … Continued

19th Aug 2013

Pakistan: 500 villages in Multan, Jhang inundated with floods as India releases more water

[Photo: Jang/The News]   By Intikhab Hanif LAHORE, (Dawn): Over five hundred villages were inundated in Multan, Jhang and Kamoke on Sunday as floods started threatening more regions in Punjab. According to the flood forecasting centre, India has released another … Continued

19th Aug 2013

India: Train runs over 22 persons in Bihar

The Hindu: At least 22 people, mostly Hindu pilgrims, were killed when a train ran them over in Bihar on Monday, police said. The accident occurred when the Rajya Rani Express hit people who were trying to cross railway tracks … Continued

18th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Karachi firing, violent incidents kill 4

KARACHI, (The News): Four persons including one woman were killed in fresh firing and violent incidents in different parts of the city here, Geo News reported Sunday.   Police said that one person’s trussed up body in bag was found … Continued

17th Aug 2013

India: Mob vandalises art exhibition in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, (Hindustan Times): More than a dozen men allegedly associated with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajarang Dal vandalized an art gallery in Ahmedabad where exhibition of Pakistan artists’ paintings was held. The members stormed gallery “Amdavad no gufa” … Continued

17th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Lahore: 4 killed in various roof collapse

LAHORE, (The News): Four persons were killed and five others injured in various incidents of roof collapse at different places in Lahore, Geo News reported Saturday.   According to rescue sources, a fragile structure came down at Chaudhry Road due … Continued

17th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Rains leave 100,000 affected: Indus, Chenab in high flood

Rescue 1122 workers buys in rescue operation in flood affected areas at Village Jokalian near Head Qadir Abad. — Photo by INP High level flood in River Indus at Guddu Barrage with ranging between 400,000 to 500,000 cubic foot per … Continued

16th Aug 2013

Pakistan: 400,000 cusecs cross Marala without major damage, 96 died across country

  A disabled man crossing the inundated road during heavy rain in the city. — Online photo A view of the River Chenab during passing of 5 lac cusec floodtide. — Online photo Citizens facing hardships due to water inundated … Continued

15th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Fresh violence claims two more lives in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): Two more persons lost their lives in the on-going violence throughout the metropolis Thursday, Geo News reported.   According to Medico-Legal Officer Civil Hospital Aftab Channar, a body with bullet wounds was found from Bihar Colony area … Continued

15th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Rains paralyse life in Punjab cities

(File photo By Intikhab Hanif LAHORE, (Dawn):: Devastating rains in different cities of Punjab and other parts of the country killed a number of people and caused river and urban flooding on Wednesday. Swelling of river tributaries in the Gujranwala-Sialkot … Continued

14th Aug 2013

India: Submarine explosion, sailors feared dead

[TV screen grab of Indian Times Now channel shows an India submarine exploding in Mumbai (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)]   Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): Eighteen Indian sailors were trapped and some killed after an explosion and a fire on a diesel-powered submarine berthed … Continued

14th Aug 2013

Pakistan: 6 trapped under debris after roofs collapse as rain hits Lahore

LAHORE, (The News): At least six people were trapped under debris as roofs of houses collapsed in different areas during the torrential rain that has been lashing the city since early morning, Geo News reported on Wednesday.   Rainwater submerged … Continued

13th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Red alert issued as rain lashes Islamabad, Rawalpindi

ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: Heavy rainfall with thunderstorm lashed the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi Tuesday morning, turning the weather pleasant, Geo News reported.   Rainwater filled the roads and streets of both the cities and presented the view of ponds.   … Continued

13th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Train collides with car, kills four in Rajanpur

RAJANPUR: At least four people were killed in a car-train collision near Muhammadpur area in Rajanpur, Geo News reported.   Police said Peshawar bound Khushhal Khan Khattak Express smashed into the car, crossing the railways line at Jhok Mahar, killing … Continued

12th Aug 2013

Pakistan: One killed from Indian firing in Rawalakot

[This picture shows an Indian army soldier near the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC), the border dividing the disputed Kashmir region between India and Pakistan. — File photo] RAWALAKOT, (DAwn): Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) personnel were firing across … Continued

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