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9th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Musharraf treason case adjourned to Jan 16

  ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): A special court set up in the federal capital to try former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf for treason charges reserved its decision until 2 pm today on a medical report of the former president and … Continued

8th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Doctors observe strike over Shi’a colleague’s killing

  MULTAN, (Express Tribune): Traders and doctors in Rajanpur on Tuesday observed a strike over the killing of a Shia doctor on Sunday night. Pakistan Medical Association district president Dr Shama Noor had called for a boycott of all medical services … Continued

India: Nine killed as Mumbai-Dehradun Express catches fire in Thane
8th Jan 2014

India: Nine killed as Mumbai-Dehradun Express catches fire in Thane

  Thane (Maharashtra), (Hindustan Times & Agencies): Nine people were charred to death when a fire broke out in three coaches of Mumbai-Dehradun Express train, number 19019, near Dahanu road in neighbouring Thane district in the wee hours today. Among the … Continued

8th Jan 2014

Pakistan: S Arabia, Pakistan pledge regional cooperation

  [Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meeting with Princes Saud- Al-Faisal,Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Photo by INP] By Baqir  Sajjad Syed ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Pakistan and Saudi Arabia agreed here on Tuesday to deepen their defence cooperation and support each other’s position … Continued

7th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Three injured in Lower Kurram Agency explosion

 [File photo] KURRAM AGENCY, (Dawn): At least three people were injured Tuesday when an explosion occurred in Lower Kurram tribal region, DawnNews reported. The explosion took place in a vegetable market in Lower Kurram Agency’s Sada bazaar area. Subsequently, three … Continued

6th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Student killed in suicide attack on Govt school in Hangu

  HANGU, (The News): A student was killed in a suicide attack on the government school on Monday here, Geo News reported.   The banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jahngavi (LeJ) has accepted the responsibility.   Sources said that the suicide attacker blasted … Continued

6th Jan 2014

Bangladesh ruling party glides to easy victory in unopposed election amid deaths

Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina and her Awami League have won an easy victory in national elections after opposition groups boycotted the polls. Violence gripped the country on election day, leaving at least 18 dead. Results from Sunday’s polls gave a … Continued

5th Jan 2014

Iraq: 55 al-Qaida militants killed in western Iraq

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): A total of 55 al-Qaida-linked militants were killed on Saturday in their clashes with security forces and local Sunni tribesmen in western Iraq, state-run al- Iraqiya television reported. Iraqi security forces backed by tribesmen killed 25 militants of … Continued

5th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Blast in Peshawar, no loss of life occurred

  PESHAWAR, (The News): An explosion occurred on Charsadda Road, while the rescue teams rushed to the scene of incident on Sunday morning here, Geo News reported.   Police said that the explosion occurred in the fields on Chasadda Road, … Continued

India: Building collapses in India, killing several people and trapping others
5th Jan 2014

India: Building collapses in India, killing several people and trapping others

At least 14 workers have been killed after a building on a construction site in southern India collapsed. Dozens are feared trapped under the rubble, authorities say. A five-story building in the southern Indian state of Goa collapsed on Saturday, … Continued

5th Jan 2014

India: Two train engines derail in Bangalore

[Special Arrangement Railway personnel clearing the scene at Bangalore City station, where two trains derailed on Sunday [The Hindu Railway personnel taking up the restoration work at Bangalore City railway station on Sunday. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy] Train movement at … Continued

5th Jan 2014

Bangladesh goes to the polls amid protests, violence

Polls have opened across Bangladesh as sometimes deadly violence continues to plague the country. The major opposition parties are boycotting the elections and have called on voters to stay home. At least four people, including an election official, have died … Continued

4th Jan 2014

Pakistan: At least 11 people were killed in Karachi

KARACHI, (Dawn): At least 11 people were killed in different incidents of violence in Karachi on Saturday, DawnNews reported. Unknown gunmen opened indiscriminate fire at a juice shop near Maskan Chowrangi in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, killing the shop owner and two other … Continued

3rd Jan 2014

India: Manmohan alleges Narendra Modi ‘presided over 2002 massacre’

  PM Manmohan Singh blames Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi (below) of massacre of Muslims in 2002 New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): In a strongest ever attack on Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Friday … Continued

2nd Jan 2014

Pakistan: Rangers kill two banned TTP members during raid in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): Two commanders of banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in an encounter when Rangers conducted a raid in Manghopir area of Karachi, Geo News reported Thursday.   According to Rangers spokesman, Rangers personnel conducted a raid in … Continued

2nd Jan 2014

Pakistan: Strike in Quetta after attack on pilgrims

QUETTA, (Dawn): In wake of the Wednesday’s suicide attack on a bus of pilgrims in Quetta, a strike was being observed on Thursday in the violence prone capital of Balochistan, DawnNews reported. At least three people were killed and 31 … Continued

1st Jan 2014

Pakistan: 1,532 killed, 4,094 injured in 324 bomb attacks across Pakistan in 2013

By Jamil Bhatti ISLAMABAD,  (Xinhua): At least 1,532 people were killed and 4,094 others injured in 324 bomb attacks including 39 suicide ones that ripped through Pakistan during 2013, according to official and local media statistics. According to the data, … Continued

1st Jan 2014

Pakistan: Five killed as jeep plunges into canal in Ghotki

GHOTKI, (The News): Six persons drowned when their jeep plunged into a canal near Ghotki on Wednesday while rescue team has recovered five bodies, Geo News reported.   According to police, a jeep enroute to Jahan Pur from Ghotki met … Continued

30th Dec 2013

Pakistan: At least three killed in Charsadda blast

PESHAWAR, (Dawn): A bomb planted outside a house in Charsadda exploded on Monday and killed at least three people, including a woman and two children, DawnNews reported. According to police, unknown miscreants planted the bomb outside the home of a … Continued

29th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Death toll in Islamabad traffic accident rise to 7

  ISLAMABAD, (The News): Three more succumbed to their injuries taking the death toll to seven in the tragic traffic accident near the Motorway Toll Plaza on Sunday here.   Police said that the driver of the ill-fated passenger bus … Continued

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