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17th May 2013

Pakistan: Two shot dead in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): Unknown assailants shot dead two people including a woman in Manghopir area of the metropolis Thursday late night.   According to police, armed men entered a house located in Minawali Colony area and shot dead Bakhti Karam,50 … Continued

Bangladesh: 27 Myanmar Muslim bodies recovered in boat capsize in Teknaf
17th May 2013

Bangladesh: 27 Myanmar Muslim bodies recovered in boat capsize in Teknaf

[Raging waves lash upon the sea shores at Cox’s Bazar on Thursday. Maritime ports of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar have been advised to keep hoisted danger signal No. seven in the morning as Cyclone Mahasen moved slightly north-northeastwards over the … Continued

Bangladesh: Cyclone Mahasen hits Patuakhali, Bhola, one death
16th May 2013

Bangladesh: Cyclone Mahasen hits Patuakhali, Bhola, one death

[A satellite image of Cyclone Mahasen hitting Bangladesh shoreline Thursday. Image courtesy: Bangladesh Meteorological Department]     Daily Star: Cyclone Mahasen made landfall at Kuakata in Patuakhali around 9:00am Thursday, after journeying over 1,700 kilometres from its place of origin … Continued

15th May 2013

India: Govt to seek faster trial of Muslims held on terror charges

NEW DELHI, (Times of India): In what seems like a move to cater to sectional sentiments, home minister  Sushilkumar Shinde on Wednesday said the Centre will ask states to set up fast-track courts to take up cases of Muslim youth … Continued

15th May 2013

Pakistan: Sharif steps up bid to widen support base outside Punjab

By Amjad Mahmood LAHORE, (Dawn): The PML-N has reached out to political players in Sindh and Balochistan in its efforts to widen its support base outside Punjab and explore the possibility of forming provincial governments or play the role of … Continued

14th May 2013

India: Renowned Islamic scholar Asghar Ali Engineer passes away

| [Asghar Ali Engineer passed away in Mumbai after a prolonged illness. Times of India]   HYDERABAD, (Times of India): Prominent social scientist  Asghal Ali Engineer passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday. Engineer, 74, was the leader of the Progressive … Continued

Pakistan: Nawaz wants to end mistrust with India, boost ties with US
14th May 2013

Pakistan: Nawaz wants to end mistrust with India, boost ties with US

LAHORE, (Dawn): Nawaz Sharif, poised to become prime minister for a third time after a decisive victory in the elections, said on Monday that the mistrust which had long dogged relations with India needed to be addressed. He also pledged … Continued

13th May 2013

Bangladesh: A few expected left, rescue reaches final stage, 3 bodies recovered, death toll 1127

[“Have the rice I cooked and feed your brother and sister too”. That was the instruction Sabina got from her mother Mita as the latter rushed to work on the morning of April 24. In the photo Sabina is seen … Continued

13th May 2013

India: Fearing China, India pulls out of war games with US, Japan

By Shishir Gupta & Pramit Pal Chaudhuri   New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): Concerned at how it would be perceived by Beijing, India last month suddenly withdrew from the planning of a naval exercise with the US and Japanese navies off the … Continued

Pakistan: Six killed in suicide attack on convoy of IG Balochistan
13th May 2013

Pakistan: Six killed in suicide attack on convoy of IG Balochistan

By Syed Ali Shah QUETTA, (Dawn): At least six people have been killed and more than 60 others injured in a suicide attack on the convoy of Inspector General Police Balochistan on Sunday night. One child is also among the … Continued

12th May 2013

India: Chhattisgarh: Maoists attack Doordarshan office

Raipur, (Hindustan Times) : A group of suspected Maoists killed three security personnel and injured one in a brazen attack on a Doordarshan office in Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur district, 320 km south of Raipur, in the wee hours of Sunday. The Maoists … Continued

11th May 2013

Pakistan: Nawaz declares victory for his party

LAHORE, (The News): Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif late Saturday declared victory for his centre-right opposition Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) party and invited other parties to work with him.   “We should thank Allah that he has given PML-N another … Continued

11th May 2013

Pakistan: Jamaat-i-Islami boycotts elections in Karachi, Hyderabad

Dawn: In an emergency press conference called Saturday, the Jamaat-i-Islami announced that it was boycotting elections in protest against what they called the threatening and scaring of voters in several constituencies of Karachi and Hyderabad. Party chief Syed Munawar Hasan … Continued

11th May 2013

Pakistan: Toll rises to 11 in Quaidabad blast

KARACHI,(The News): A bomb blast targeting an election candidate killed eleven people and wounded dozens near Dawood intersection in Quaidabd area of Karachi as historic elections got underway on Saturday, police said.   “We have received 11 dead bodies and … Continued

11th May 2013

Pakistan: Bombings kill one, injures seven in Balochistan

By Syed Ali Shah (Dawn): At least one person was killed and seven injured in two different bomb explosions in Balochistan’s insurgency hit Naseerabad district on Saturday as people visited polling stations to cast their votes. One person was killed … Continued

11th May 2013

Bangladesh: Rescuers pull out 30 more bodies, death toll 1088 in Savar building collapse

[May 10 photo shows rescuers carrying a body recovered from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza at Savar. The nine-storey building collapsed on April 24.]   Dhaka, (Daily Star): Rescuers pulled out 30 more bodies from the debris of … Continued

Bangladesh: Woman pulled out alive, Savar building collapse
10th May 2013

Bangladesh: Woman pulled out alive, Savar building collapse

[Rescuers gather around the Rana Plaza rubble to bring out a woman spotted alive and almost unhurt on Friday, the 17th day of the deadly collapse. Photo: TV grab] Dhaka, (Daily Star]: Miraculous as it may sound, a woman has … Continued

10th May 2013

Pakistan: Son of former Pakistan PM Gilani abducted at election rally

Police in Pakistan have confirmed that Ali Haider Gilani, a son of former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, was kidnapped in the southern Punjab province on Thursday. A candidate himself, Gilani was at a campaign rally. Police said on Thursday … Continued

Bangladesh: Death toll on Savar building collapse jumps to 1033
10th May 2013

Bangladesh: Death toll on Savar building collapse jumps to 1033

Dhaka, (Daily Star): The death toll from Savar building collapse has reached 1033 on Friday on the 17th day of the disaster.   Twenty bodies were recovered between 6:00am and 10:00am, according to army control room in Savar.   Rescuers … Continued

10th May 2013

Pakistan: Bomb blast in Miramshah market kills four; injures 10

By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn, The News): At least four people were killed and 10 others were injured in a bomb blast on Friday in Miramshah’s Khwaja Jan market in the North Waziristan tribal region, DawnNews reported. According to … Continued

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