9th Apr 2015

Pakistan: PM Sharif & Iranian FM Zarif called for diplomatic soln in Yemen

  [Photo: Iran Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif (L) meeting PM Nawaz Sharif]   ISLAMABAD, (Dawn, The News): Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif, who is on a two-day visit to Pakistan, held a meeting with Premier Nawaz Sharif at Prime Minster … Continued

8th Apr 2015

Pakistan: Five suspected terrorists killed in Karachi ‘encounter’

  By Mohammad Raza KARACHI, (Dawn): At least five suspected terrorists were killed in an alleged encounter with Sindh Rangers in Karachi’s Kaemari Town on Wednesday morning, the paramilitary force said. Acting on a tip-off, the Rangers carried out an … Continued

6th Apr 2015

Bangladesh: Storm kills 35

Severe storms created devastation in Bangladesh’s northwest, killing at least 35 people, officials said Monday .Women and children are said to be among the dead who included some victims in the capital Dhaka.. Rescuers and villagers recovered the bodies of victims after … Continued

5th Apr 2015

Pakistan: 11 militants, incl 4 suicide bombers, arrested in Quetta

Security forces arrested four suspected militants from Kharotabad area of Quetta and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession. — APP/file By Syed Ali Shah   QUETTA, (The News): Security forces claimed the arrest of 11 militants, including four suicide … Continued

30th Mar 2015

India: 10 killed, 30 injured as bus falls into ditch in Jharkhand

  [Ten people were killed and 30 injured after a bus overturned and fell into a ditch in Jharkhand’s Garhwa district. (HT Photo)]   Ranchi,  (Hindustan Times): Ten people were killed and 30 injured after a bus overturned and fell … Continued

29th Mar 2015

Pakistan rejects rumours of sending troops to Yemen

  ISLAMABAD, (The News): Pakistan’s Foreign Office has rejected rumours of sending Pakistani troops to join a Saudi-backed coalition forces fighting Houthi rebels in war-stricken Yemen.   “These are several reports in the media which are completely baseless,” Foreign Secretary … Continued

25th Mar 2015

Pakistan: Bus, truck collision kills 13 in Khairpur

  KHAIRPUR, (The News): At least 13 people were killed and more than 20 injured early Wednesday morning when a passenger bus collided with a truck in Khairpur.   The accident took place on the Mehran National Highway near Setharja … Continued

20th Mar 2015

India: 15 dead, 150 injured in UP train accident

    [People look at the mangled remains of a coach at the site where the engine and two coaches of the Dehradun-Varanasi Janata Express derailed near Bachrawan railway station in Uttar Pradesh on Friday.] Lucknow, (PTI):  At least 15 … Continued

17th Mar 2015

Pakistan: Children among 3 killed in Swat explosion

  By Ali Akbar   Peshawar, (Dawn): A bomb planted in a toy exploded in Swat district on Tuesday, killing two children and their father while injuring three others. According to police, the explosion took place in the Bashigram area … Continued

16th Mar 2015

Pakistan: 5 Rangers injured as militants mount assault

    DIAMIR, (The News): Over two dozen militants mounted an assault on a paramilitary check-post in northern Pakistan, injuring at least five officials, sources said Sunday.   The sources said that at least 30 militants attacked a Pakistan Rangers … Continued

15th Mar 2015

Pakistan: 14 killed, 70 injured as blasts target Lahore churches

    LAHORE, (The News): Twin blasts targeted the Roman Catholic Church and Christ Church during Sunday mass in Youhanabad area of the provincial capital, killing 14 people including two policemen and injuring at least 70 others.   According to … Continued

12th Mar 2015

Pakistan: Attack near security check-post in Peshawar kills two

    PESHAWAR, (The News): At least two people including a militant were killed early Thursday morning when terrorists attacked a security check-post near Gora Qabristan area in Peshawar.   At least seven other people, including a soldier, were also … Continued

9th Mar 2015

India’s only woman Muslim pilot has a message to share

[Photo: Saarah Hameed Ahmed, India’s only Muslim woman pilot] Sudipto Mondal, Bengaluru, (Hindustan Times): “People initially think I’m Christian and then gawk when I tell them my full name,” laughs Saarah Hameed Ahmed (25) the Bengaluru girl who is the only … Continued

6th Mar 2015

Pakistan: In Karachi, a human shield for Hindus celebrating Holi

    [Demonstrators form a human chain at the Swami Narayan Temple in Karachi ─ Photo credit: Muzammil Afzal]   KARACHI, (Dawn): The National Student’s Federation (NSF) organised the formation of a human shield at the Holi celebrations at Swami … Continued

5th Mar 2015

India: 5% quota for Muslims in the state scrapped

      By Sayli Udas Mankikar,   Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): The state government has finally decided not to give 5% reservation to the Muslim community in both jobs and education. With this decision, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government … Continued

3rd Mar 2015

Pakistan: Seven dead, 5 rescued as building collapses in Wah Cantt

    LAHORE: Seven people were killed and five injured when the roof of a two-storey building collapsed in Wah Cantonment late on Monday night.   Seven bodies were taken out of the rubble, according to figures from rescue workers … Continued

2nd Mar 2015

Pakistan: Girls’ school damaged in Karachi bomb blast

KARACHI: The wall of a government-run girls’ school and two vehicles were damaged in a bomb blast here on Sunday, police said. They said an explosive device weighing about half a kg was placed near the boundary wall of Government … Continued

23rd Feb 2015

Bangladesh: Death toll from Padma launch capsize reaches 70

  [Locals and relatives of victims gather on the bank of the Padma river at Paturia ghat in Manikganj after rescuers pull out the ill-fated launch MV Mostafa early Monday. Photo: STAR]   The death toll from the Padma launch … Continued

23rd Feb 2015

Pakistan: 10 killed in Karachi van as gas kit explodes

  [Photo: The News]   By Mohammad Hussain Khan HYDERABAD, (Dawn): At least 10 persons were burnt alive on Sunday late night when a passenger hi-ace van caught fire, following an explosion in its gas kit at the Karachi-Hyderabad Superhighway.. … Continued

22nd Feb 2015

Pakistan: Child killed, 9 injured in Chaman blast

  [The blast occurred in a car laden with explosives. — Photo by Syed Ali Shah]   By Syed Ali Shah     CHAMAN: A car blast killed a child and injured at least nine others in Chaman, Pakistan’s bordering … Continued


The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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