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25th Apr 2013

Bangladesh: Cracks in another commercial building, 5000 evacuated

Star on line: Over 5,000 garment workers were evacuated from a six-storey building in Mohammadpur of the capital Thursday morning after cracks developed in it. The evacuation comes a day after cracks led to the collapse of a nine-storey building … Continued

Bangladesh: Savar building collpase death toll jumps to 175
25th Apr 2013

Bangladesh: Savar building collpase death toll jumps to 175

[Rescuers are seen pulling out a woman alive from the debris of Rana Plaza in Savar. Photo: STAR]   Star on line: The death toll from Savar building collapse reached to 175 Thursday morning as the rescuers continued their frantic … Continued

Bangladesh: 36 dead, over 300 hurt, several hundred trapped, casualty set to rise
24th Apr 2013

Bangladesh: 36 dead, over 300 hurt, several hundred trapped, casualty set to rise

Daily Star: At least 36 people were killed and over 300 injured in Savar on the outskirts of the capital Wednesday morning when an eight-storied building housing four garment factories collapsed.   With few hundred more believed to be trapped … Continued

24th Apr 2013

Pakistan: Blast injures 13 in SW Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): At least 13 people were injured when a bomb went off outside a hospital in Pakistan’s southwest Quetta city on Wednesday morning, local media reported.   Geo TV said that the incident happened at about 8:10 a.m. ( … Continued

24th Apr 2013

Bangladesh: Three bodies recovered, scores feared dead in building collapse

DHAKA,  (Xinhua): At least three people were killed and scores feared dead after an eight-storied building at Savar on the outskirts of capital Dhaka collapsed on Wednesday morning.   “Three bodies have so far been recovered,” Niilufar Yasmin, a fire … Continued

Pakistan: Acid thrown on three women in Multan
23rd Apr 2013

Pakistan: Acid thrown on three women in Multan

MULTAN, (Dawn): Two people have thrown acid on three women, a mother and two daughters, in village Nauranga on the outskirts of Multan. Police said that they have arrested one suspect and the injured were shifted to Nishtar Hospital Multan. … Continued

India: Delhi minor rape victim stable, PM calls for women’s safety
21st Apr 2013

India: Delhi minor rape victim stable, PM calls for women’s safety

IANS: The latest medical bulletin issued by AIIMS on Sunday said the five year old rape victim is conscious and talking to parents, doctors and nurses even as protests continue across Delhi. The doctor said her vital parameters are normal … Continued

20th Apr 2013

Pakistan: Anti Terrorist Court sends Musharraf on 14-day judicial remand

ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): The anti-terrorist court in Islamabad on Saturday sent former military strongman Pervez Musharraf on a 14-day-long judicial remand in the judges’ detention case. Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi of the anti-terrorist court issued the order which makes it imperative … Continued

18th Apr 2013

Pakistan: Musharraf on the run after bail cancellation

ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Thursday escaped from the premises of the Islamabad High Court after the cancellation of his bail application by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui in the judges detention case. Immediately after the bail cancellation, police … Continued

17th Apr 2013

India: Explosion outside BJP office in Bangalore, 15 injured

Agencies: An explosion outside a BJP office in Bangalore injured at least 15 people and damaged vehicles on Wednesday morning, TV channels are reporting. Cars gutted in the blast outside BJP office in Bangalore. (ANI)Unconfirmed reports said one person died … Continued

17th Apr 2013

Pakistan: 15 killed, over 45 injured in suicide blast in NW Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): At least 15 people were killed and over 45 others injured in a suicide blast that targeted a political gathering of Awami National Party (ANP) in Pakistan’s northwest Peshawar city on Tuesday night, local media reported. Local Urdu … Continued

17th Apr 2013

Pakistan: US drone strike in South Waziristan kills five

PESHAWAR, (Dawn): Missiles fired from US drone aircraft killed at least five people on Wednesday in Babar Kot’s Sararogha village, area of South Waziristan. According to official sources, US drone strike fired two missiles on a compound, owned by Tehrik-i-Taliban … Continued

17th Apr 2013

Major quake hits Iran-Pakistan border, kills dozens

TEHRAN/ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): A major earthquake on Tuesday jolted Iran-Pakistan border region, killing at least 47 so far, and strong tremors were also felt in parts of northern India. Iran’s ISNA news agency described the quake, measured at least magnitude 7.7 … Continued

16th Apr 2013

Jammu & Kashmir: Three die in Uri avalanche

By Altaf Baba Srinagar, J & K, India, (Greater Kashmir): Three persons were killed after being buried under huge mound of snow as an avalanche struck a forest area in Uri sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district Monday,, police said. … Continued

16th Apr 2013

Pakistan: Four gunned down in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): Four persons were mercilessly gunned down including a policeman in various areas of the metropolis, Geo News reported Tuesday. According to DSP Qasim Ghauri, policeman who was identified as Javed Iqbal was shot dead in Bilal Colony … Continued

16th Apr 2013

Talk of rift among Bohras over Syedna’s successor

By Mugdha Variyar Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): Mohammad Hasan (name changed), a Dawoodi Bohra from Godhra, has been having serious discussions with some fellow community members over the past six months on joining a newly emerging group within the community. Rumours … Continued

15th Apr 2013

India: 10-yr-old girl sexually assaulted inside bus in New Delhi

New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): In two cases of crimes against woman, a 10-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while another minor girl and a nurse were molested in a hospital. The first incident was reported from outer Delhi’s Sultanpuri on Saturday … Continued

15th Apr 2013

Pakistan: US drone strike kills four in North Waziristan

By Zahir Shah Sherazi MIRANSHAH, (Dawn): A US drone strike in Datakhel area of North Waziristan tribal region killed four people on Sunday. Political administration sources told Dawn.com that the drone targeted a compound with two missiles killing at least … Continued

13th Apr 2013

Pakistan: Primary school destroyed in Khyber Agency

BARA, (The News): Militants destroyed another primary school in Tehsil Bara of Khyber Agency with explosives and also set two houses on fire, Geo News reported Saturday. According to official sources, militants destroyed a boys’ primary school in Aka Khel … Continued

13th Apr 2013

Pakistan: Four children die of measles in Lahore

LAHORE, (The News): Four children died after they suffered from measles in Lahore’s Mayo Hospital, Geo News reported Saturday. According to hospital sources, four children who belonged to Lahore succumbed to measles in Mayo Hospital. The victims included Amanullah, Imran, … Continued

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