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15th Jan 2014

Pakistan: One killed, 8 injured in Lahore vendetta shootout

LAHORE, (The News): An armed clash between two rival groups claimed one man’s life while it landed as many as eight others in the hospital here on Tuesday night, Geo News reported.   The deadly shootout was reported from the … Continued

14th Jan 2014

Pakistan: SHO among seven policemen injured in D.I Khan explosion

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, (Dawn): Seven police personnel including Station House Officer (SHO) Kolachi sustained injuries in a blast near their mobile van, Geo News reported.   Police have confirmed the blast, however its nature was yet to be ascertained.   … Continued

12th Jan 2014

Pakistan: PML-N’s Amir Muqam attacked in Swat; six killed

SWAT, (Dawn): At least six people were reportedly killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swat Valley, when an explosion occurred near Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Amir Muqam’s vehicle, DawnNews reported. Sources said that it details of the type of device are … Continued

11th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Four killed in fog related incident in Gujranwala

GUJRANWALA, (The News): Four persons were killed and two others were injured when an accident occurred due to fog near Gujranwala, Geo News reported Saturday.   According to the police, the accident occurred at GT Road near Gujranwala where a … Continued

11th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Gas pipeline blown up in Balochistan

According to police sources, unidentified man planted explosive material under the gas pipeline which blew up and caught fire. — File photo QUETTA, (Dawn): An 18-inch Sui gas pipeline was blown up on Saturday by unknown miscreants in the Dera Murad … Continued

Pakistan: Saving lives: A teenager’s sacrifice for hundreds of mothers
10th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Saving lives: A teenager’s sacrifice for hundreds of mothers

  [Aitiza­z Hasan gave his life to preven­t a suicid­e attack at his school in Hangu.] HANGU, (Express Tribune): As the news of Aitizaz Hasan – a student who sacrificed his life while trying to prevent a suicide attack on his … Continued

Pakistan: At least 12 killed as two buses collide, fall into ravine near Murree
9th Jan 2014

Pakistan: At least 12 killed as two buses collide, fall into ravine near Murree

  RAWALPINDI, (The News): More than a dozen passengers died and over 38 were injured when two passenger buses fell off a cliff into a gorge during rainy weather near Saalgran, some 25 kilometres from Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Wednesday. … Continued

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

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