26th Jun 2013

India: Chopper crash, bad weather ‘won’t stop’ us helping flood victims in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times: Air Chief NAK Browne talking to reporters in Dehradun on Wednesday said the cause of Tuesday’s rescue chopper crash that killed 20 people, including five crew members, is yet to be determined. ]A youth is consoling his sister … Continued

26th Jun 2013

Pakistan: Seven killed as SHC judge targeted in Karachi bomb attack

KARACHI, (Dawn): At least seven people were killed and 15 others injured on Wednesday when an explosion occurred near Karachi’s Burns Road area, targeting the convoy of Sindh High Court judge Justice Maqbool Baqar. The attack happened as Maqbool Baqar, … Continued

India: Cloudbursts and landslides in Uttarakhand, 8000 stranded
25th Jun 2013

India: Cloudbursts and landslides in Uttarakhand, 8000 stranded

[ITBP personnel rescue victims through a rope bridge fixed on Alaknanda river at Lambagad en route to Badrinath. UNI]   New Delhi, (Agencies): Navy commandos MARCOS on Tuesday have been called in to carry out rescue operations in Rudraprayag even … Continued

24th Jun 2013

India: Four arrested in Karnataka student rape case

Udipi, (Agencies):ref=”http://adnet.affinity.com/adlink/5359/2823994/0/170/AdId=4397975;BnId=2;itime=57452868;key=News;kvafseq=1;kvreqseq=1;kvuniqimp=6a722bc9008746559497203eb46ac4ce0624;kvrit=1372057452513;nodecode=yes;link=http://us-ads.openx.net/w/1.0/rc?cs=51c0180f94422&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” ><img src=”http://us-ads.openx.net/w/1.0/ai?auid=440967&cs=51c0180f94422&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” border=”0″ alt=””></a>    Four people were taken into custody in connection with the rape of a fourth year MBBS student in Udipi on June 21, Karnataka Minister for Home KJ Geroge said on Sunday. Speaking to newsmen … Continued

24th Jun 2013

Pakistan: Two killed in violent incidents in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): Two people were killed and another was injured in fresh incidents of violence and shooting in the metropolis, Geo News reported.   According to police sources, 50 year old Shaikh Masood a resident of DHA phase 2, … Continued

24th Jun 2013

Pakistan: Rivalry claims five lives in Hafizabad

HAFZABAD, (The News): Five persons were killed and four others injured when two rival groups exchanged fire in Mehdiabad area of Hafizabad, Geo News reported Monday.   According to police, old enmity claimed five lives when the members of two … Continued

24th Jun 2013

Pakistan: Police traffic driver shot dead in Peshawar

By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn): Unknown gunmen on Monday shot dead the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) traffic and his driver in Peshawar’s Faqirabad area in a firing incident. Sources told Dawn.com that gunmen opened fire on DSP Amanullah … Continued

23rd Jun 2013

Pakistan: Man, wife, three children killed in Toba Tek Singh

TOBA TEK SINGH, (The News): Unidentified accused killed five persons of a family in Rajana village of Toba Tek Singh on Saturday night, Geo News reported.   Police said the accused barged into a house in village Rajana Chak 264. … Continued

23rd Jun 2013

Pakistan: Gunmen kill nine foreign tourists and their guide in Nanga Parbat

By Zahir Shah Sherazi ISLAMABAD, (Agencies): Gunmen dressed as paramilitary police killed nine foreign tourists in an unprecedented attack in the Himalayas of Nanga Parbat on Sunday, in a security failure bound to embarrass the new government just weeks after … Continued

India: Thousands stranded; rescue work continues
22nd Jun 2013

India: Thousands stranded; rescue work continues

[The Kedarnath Temple is pictured amid damaged surroundings by flood waters at Rudraprayag in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand]   By Anupam Trivedi   Dehradun, (Hindustan Times): Army and paramilitary forces for the fifth day of rescue operations on Saturday … Continued

22nd Jun 2013

Pakistan: Police mobile targeted in Quetta blast

QUETTA, (The News): A blast occurred at Qambrani Road in Quetta Saturday that targeted a police mobile, Geo News reported.   According to Superintendent of Police (SP) Sariab, an improvised explosive device (IED) fixed along the road targeted the police … Continued

21st Jun 2013

Pakistan: Suicide attack at Shi’a Musilm madrasa kills 15 in Peshawar

By Riaz Ahmad PESHAWAR, (Express Tribune): A suicide bomber blew himself up in Gulshan Colony, Peshawar, killing 15 and leaving 22 injured, Express News reported on Friday. The Hussaini Madrassa in the area was the target of the blast. The interior of … Continued

21st Jun 2013

India: Death toll from building collapse near Mumbai rises to 7

MUMBAI, (Xinhua): Death toll from the building collapse near Mumbai has risen to seven while 14 injured people were rescued from the debris, said police on Friday. The three-storey building in Thane city which was built 35 years ago collapsed … Continued

21st Jun 2013

India: 1,000 may be dead in floods, rain rescue turns a nightmare

Dehradun/Shimla, (Agencies): The Army battled on Thursday to reach villages and towns cut off by flash floods and landslides in the rain-ravaged Uttarakhand as officials warned at least 1,000 people may have been killed. Helicopters and close to 10,000 soldiers … Continued

21st Jun 2013

Pakistan: 20 missing after boat capsizes off Karachi

ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): At least 20 people went missing as a fishing boat carrying some 60 people capsized in the Arabian Sea near Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday morning, said rescue officials. Forty people have been rescued after … Continued

21st Jun 2013

Pakistan: 5 more killed in gory incidents of targeted killings in Karachi

  KARACHI, (The News): Five more people lost their lives in the on going spree of targeted killings in the metropolis on Friday.   According to police, five bullet-riddled bodies were found in Kemari, Lyari, Ibraheem Hydri and Sher Shah … Continued

India: Rain horror in north India, 182 dead, thousands missing
20th Jun 2013

India: Rain horror in north India, 182 dead, thousands missing

Army men rescue pilgrims at flood-hit Hemkund in Uttarakhand. (PTI)     Dehradun, (Agencies and HTC): Close to 63,000 people remained stranded or cut off in rain-ravaged Uttarakhand on Wednesday as the toll touched 150 and the rain finally let … Continued

19th Jun 2013

India: Monsoon fury in north India: 131 dead, 70,000 stranded

Dehradun/Shimla, (Agencies): The famous Kedarnath shrine was virtually submerged in mud and slush where 50 people died in the unprecedented flash floods that claimed over 131 lives in Uttarkhand and Himachal Pradesh and left over 70,000 pilgrims for Himalayan shrines … Continued

19th Jun 2013

Pakistan: Five killed in overnight violence in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News) : Five people were killed in overnight violence across the southern metropolis, Geo News reported.   According to police, unknown assailants opened fire on a vehicle killing its driver Imran in the Khwaja Ajmer Nagri police station.   … Continued

Pakistan: Suicide blast at Mardan funeral; death toll rises to 34
19th Jun 2013

Pakistan: Suicide blast at Mardan funeral; death toll rises to 34

    By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn): The death toll from a suicide attack at a funeral in Mardan district of restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province rose to 34 on Wednesday after seven victims died overnight in hospital, police said. … Continued

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