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Bangladesh: Launch sinks in Padma with 250 passengers
4th Aug 2014

Bangladesh: Launch sinks in Padma with 250 passengers

A overcrowded launch in the Padma river. Star file photo     Star Online:  A launch capsized with 250 passengers in Padma river in Lauhajang upazila of Munshiganj due to heavy current this morning. Local people rescued 44 passengers from the … Continued

Pakistan: Two killed in firing at Lahore actress residence
4th Aug 2014

Pakistan: Two killed in firing at Lahore actress residence

  LAHORE, (The News): At least two people including a woman were killed and two children were injured as unknown gunmen opened fire at the residence of local stage actress Shehzadi on Monday, Geo News reported.   Police said that … Continued

India: People in village near Pune slept in their homes as landslide buried them; 158 feared trapped
31st Jul 2014

India: People in village near Pune slept in their homes as landslide buried them; 158 feared trapped

    [Heavy machinery has been mobilised to try to rescue those feared trapped  at Malin village in Pune district, Maharashtra. (HT Photo)] By Yogesh Joshi   Malin, Ambegaon, (Hindustan Times): It had been raining heavily in Malin village in Ambegaon … Continued

Pakistan: Nine drown off Karachi beach
30th Jul 2014

Pakistan: Nine drown off Karachi beach

  KARACHI, (The News): Nine people drowned in sea off Clifton beach on Wednesday, the second day of Eid-ul-Fitr here in the provincial capital.   According to sources at rescue services, the bodies of the deceased were shifted to a … Continued

Pakistan: Six women injured in acid attack in Balochistan’s Pishin district
30th Jul 2014

Pakistan: Six women injured in acid attack in Balochistan’s Pishin district

    By Syed Ali Shah   QUETTA, (Dawn): Six women were injured in an acid attack in Balochistan’s Pishin district, a senior administration officer said. Deputy Commissioner Pishin Bashir Bazai told Dawn that six women were injured in the … Continued

India: Nadwa cleric asks Saudi govt to prepare an army of Sunni youth for Iraq
29th Jul 2014

India: Nadwa cleric asks Saudi govt to prepare an army of Sunni youth for Iraq

    [Photo: Maulana Nadvi of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama ] LUCKNOW/MUMBAI: After hitting the headlines for greeting Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-appointed caliph and head of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Sunni theologian Maulana Salman Nadvi of Darul … Continued

Pakistan: More rain with thunder, lightening forecast in next 24 hours in Rawalpindi
27th Jul 2014

Pakistan: More rain with thunder, lightening forecast in next 24 hours in Rawalpindi

  RAWALPINDI, (The News): Strong windstorm followed by heavy rain wreaked havoc in different localities of the city, as several low lying areas went into knee-deep water, while a boy, 13 was killed on Adiala Road when roof of a … Continued

Pakistan: Allama Talib Jauhri’s son-in-law shot dead in Karachi
24th Jul 2014

Pakistan: Allama Talib Jauhri’s son-in-law shot dead in Karachi

      [A policeman at the Aziz Bhatti police station points to the bullet hole on Mubarak Kazmi's car. PHOTO: ONLINE]   By Web Desk / Faraz Khan   KARACHI, (Express Tribune): Lawyer Mubarak Ali Kazmi was shot dead … Continued

India: Shiv Sena MP caught force-feeding fasting Muslim employee, sparks outrage
24th Jul 2014

India: Shiv Sena MP caught force-feeding fasting Muslim employee, sparks outrage

    (India Times): The parliament erupted in anger after television footage showed a Shiv Sena leader apparently trying to force-feed a Muslim man during the fasting month of Ramadan. Opposition Congress MPs launched raucous protests in the parliament, saying … Continued

Pakistan: 13 suspected militants killed in fresh North Waziristan airstrikes
23rd Jul 2014

Pakistan: 13 suspected militants killed in fresh North Waziristan airstrikes

    By Zahir Shah Sherazi   PESHAWAR, (Dawn):  At least 13 suspected militants were killed and their hideouts were destroyed Wednesday in air strikes carried out by fighter jets in the Shawal tehsil of North Waziristan. Sources claimed that … Continued

Pakistan: Two killed in Khuzdar blast
19th Jul 2014

Pakistan: Two killed in Khuzdar blast

KHUZDAR, (The News): At least two people were killed and 11 injured in a suicide blast on Jinnah Road here on Saturday. Police sources said the target of the blast was a vehicle of the security forces. The blast also … Continued

Pakistan: US drone strike kills eight people in North Waziristan
19th Jul 2014

Pakistan: US drone strike kills eight people in North Waziristan

Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least eight suspected militants were killed in a drone strike in Dattakhel tehsil of North Waziristan tribal region early Saturday. Intelligence sources said that around 3am, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fired two missiles … Continued

Pakistan:18 suspected militants killed in North Waziristan US drone attack
16th Jul 2014

Pakistan:18 suspected militants killed in North Waziristan US drone attack

    By Zahir Shah Sherazi   PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least 18 suspected militants were killed on Wednesday in a US drone attack in the North Waziristan tribal region’s Dattakhel area. Intelligence sources said the drone fired missiles on a … Continued

Pakistan: Road accident claims eight lives in Azad Kashmir
13th Jul 2014

Pakistan: Road accident claims eight lives in Azad Kashmir

    [File photo]   MUZAFFARABAD, (Dawn): At least eight people were killed and 14 others were injured when a passenger bus plunged into a ravine in the Bagh area of Azad Kashmir, DawnNews reported. The ill-fated bus was traveling … Continued

Pakistan: Three killed in militant attack on Bajaur checkpost
12th Jul 2014

Pakistan: Three killed in militant attack on Bajaur checkpost

    [Photo: The News]   By Zahir Shah Sherazi   PESHAWAR, (Dawn): Militants attacked a security checkpost along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Bajaur tribal agency early on Saturday, killing three security personnel including a captain, officials said. Official sources … Continued

Pakistan: Six killed over land dispute in Kurram
9th Jul 2014

Pakistan: Six killed over land dispute in Kurram

  PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least six people were killed and 13 others were injured when two groups clashed during a jirga in Upper Kurram on Wednesday, DawnNews reported. A jirga was under way to settle a land dispute in Khyber … Continued

Pakistan: North Waziristan jet strikes kill 11 suspected militants
9th Jul 2014

Pakistan: North Waziristan jet strikes kill 11 suspected militants

  By Mateen Haider   MIRAMSHAH: Jet fighters carried out airstrikes on suspected militant hideouts destroying three of them while 11 suspected militants were also killed on Wednesday during the Zarb-i-Azb operation in the North Waziristan tribal region, Inter-Services Public … Continued

Pakistan: Four children killed as truck plunges into ravine in Balochistan
7th Jul 2014

Pakistan: Four children killed as truck plunges into ravine in Balochistan

  QUETTA, (Dawn): At least four children were killed when a truck travelling from Dera Murad Jamali to Mastung fell into a ravine near Dhadar, DawnNews reported. According to Levies personnel, the truck laden with rice was on its way … Continued

Pakistan: Over 400 oil tankers torched by Taliban in Kabul outskirts
5th Jul 2014

Pakistan: Over 400 oil tankers torched by Taliban in Kabul outskirts

    KABUL, (The News): Taliban militants set fire to over 400 oil tankers, which they claimed were supplying foreign troops in Afghanistan, in an attack on the outskirts of Kabul, officials said Saturday.   The fire triggered by a … Continued

Pakistan: Zarb-i-Azb: Five suspected militants killed in NWA airstrikes
5th Jul 2014

Pakistan: Zarb-i-Azb: Five suspected militants killed in NWA airstrikes

  [Photo: The News]   By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR/MIRAMSHAH, (Dawn): Five suspected militants were killed and five militant hideouts were destroyed early on Saturday as jet fighters pounded parts of the North Waziristan tribal region. According to the Inter-Services … Continued

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