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Pakistan: Hand grenade blast kills one, injures 15 in Quetta
25th Aug 2014

Pakistan: Hand grenade blast kills one, injures 15 in Quetta

    [Photo: Quetta hotel/restaurant blast. Photo: The News]   By Syed Ali Shah   QUETTA, (Dawn): At least one person was killed and 15 others were injured in a hand grenade explosion in Quetta, the capital of volatile Balochistan … Continued

Pakistan: Eight passengers killed in bus-van collision near Khairpur
24th Aug 2014

Pakistan: Eight passengers killed in bus-van collision near Khairpur

    KHAIRPUR, (The News): At least eight people were killed and 10 others injured in a head-on collision between a passenger bus and a van here early Sunday, Geo News reported.   According to police, the bus en route … Continued

Pakistan: Five militants killed in Orakzai clashes
23rd Aug 2014

Pakistan: Five militants killed in Orakzai clashes

ORAKZAI AGENCY, (The News): Five militants were killed and five others injured in clashes with the Aman Lashkar that took place in Orakzai Agency, Geo News reported on Saturday.   According to the sources, the militants ambushed the Aman Lashkar … Continued

Pakistan: 18 suspected militants killed in fresh NWA, Khyber airstrikes
19th Aug 2014

Pakistan: 18 suspected militants killed in fresh NWA, Khyber airstrikes

    By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least 18 suspected militants were killed and seven hideouts destroyed in fresh air strikes carried out by fighter jets in the Khyber and North Waziristan tribal regions, sources in the Inter-Services … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: 2 BSF men gunned down in Koil attack
17th Aug 2014

Jammu & Kashmir: 2 BSF men gunned down in Koil attack

    By SHOWKAT DAR/SHABIR IBN YUSUF   Koil/Srinagar, J & K, India, (Greater Kashmir): Two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an officer, were killed while four others sustained critical injuries in a militant attack near the Indian Air Force … Continued

India Four lakh people marooned in Uttar Pradesh
17th Aug 2014

India Four lakh people marooned in Uttar Pradesh

  By Atiq Khan   The Hindu: With the floods wreaking havoc in Bahraich, Shravasti, Balrampur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Sitapur and Gonda districts in Uttar Pradesh, a population of about four lakh in the marooned villages has been cut off from the … Continued

India: Uttarakhand: 27 killed as rain wreaks havoc, rescue teams on alert
16th Aug 2014

India: Uttarakhand: 27 killed as rain wreaks havoc, rescue teams on alert

      Dehradun, (Hindustan Times): Twenty-seven people have died in separate incidents of landslide, cloudburst and flood in ecologically fragile Uttarakhand in the past 24 hours as heavy monsoon rain continues to lash the state, according to the disaster management … Continued

Pakistan: Seven killed in Rajanpur shootout over irrigation water sharing dispute
16th Aug 2014

Pakistan: Seven killed in Rajanpur shootout over irrigation water sharing dispute

    RAJANPUR, (The News): Seven persons were killed and four wounded as two groups traded gunfire over the dispute arising on the issue of sharing irrigation water on Saturday here, Geo News reported.   Police said that the incident … Continued

Pakistan: Imran Khan says Nawaz has no option but to resign
16th Aug 2014

Pakistan: Imran Khan says Nawaz has no option but to resign

  ISLAMABAD, (The News): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has demanded of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign as he has no other option.   Addressing huge crowd of the PTI on Saturday morning (see photo), Khan said that there … Continued

Pakistan: Security forces kill four suspected militants in Khyber
15th Aug 2014

Pakistan: Security forces kill four suspected militants in Khyber

    [Photo: Pakistani forces. File photo]   By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least four suspected militants were killed on Friday when security forces opened fire on an explosives-laden vehicle in the Fort Slope area of Bara tehsil in the … Continued

Pakistan: Airbases in Quetta targeted, 10 militants killed
15th Aug 2014

Pakistan: Airbases in Quetta targeted, 10 militants killed

    By Syed Ali Shah QUETTA, (Dawn): The Ghalib Mehsud faction of the outlawed Tehrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack on the Samungli and Khalid airbases in Quetta in which 10 militants were killed by security … Continued

Pakistan: Capital braces for Azadi march as Pakistan celebrates independence
14th Aug 2014

Pakistan: Capital braces for Azadi march as Pakistan celebrates independence

      Rawalpindi, (Dawn): As Pakistan celebrates Independence Day today, activists and supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehrik remain determined to march toward the capital to protest against alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections. It … Continued

Pakistan: Karachi: Preedy police station SHO gunned down
13th Aug 2014

Pakistan: Karachi: Preedy police station SHO gunned down

KARACHI: Unknown gunmen shot dead Station House Officer of Preedy Police Station after midnight. According official sources, SHO Ghazanfar Kazmi was heading towards his home located in the precincts of Garden Police Station when the gunmen attacked him near a … Continued

India: Eight Indian soldiers wounded in attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir ahead of Modi visit
12th Aug 2014

India: Eight Indian soldiers wounded in attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir ahead of Modi visit

[Indian PM Narendra Modi visiting Indian held Kashmir]   SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, (Xinhua): At least eight Indian border guards of India’s Border Security Force (BSF) were wounded after militants attacked their convoy in Indian- controlled Kashmir, police said Tuesday. The attack … Continued

Pakistan: Gunmen kill four in Landhi
12th Aug 2014

Pakistan: Gunmen kill four in Landhi

  KARACHI, (The News): At least four people were killed and another injured when unknown gunmen opened fire in Landhi area of the city on late Monday night.   Sources said that unknown motorcyclists opened fire on five people sitting … Continued

Pakistan: Several injured in Chaman blast
11th Aug 2014

Pakistan: Several injured in Chaman blast

    CHAMAN, (The News): A blast occurred in Qandhari Bazar area of Chaman Monday morning and reports suggested that several persons were injured in the explosion, Geo News reported.   According to the sources, a powerful explosion occurred in … Continued

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

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

Palestine: 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

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