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14th Dec 2013

Pakistan: One killed in Karachi violence; 19 suspects arrested in raids

File photo KARACHI, (The News): A 15-year-old girl was killed in a firing incident in Karachi’s Gulistan-i-Jauhar area Saturday whereas at least 19 suspects were arrested in a targeted operation conducted by Rangers’ personnel in different parts of the city, … Continued

13th Dec 2013

Bangladesh: Execution of Abdul Qadir Molla, ‘a gross injustice’

JUST: The International Movement for a Just World (JUST) strongly feels that the execution of Abdul Qadir Molla, an opposition leader in Bangladesh, would be a gross injustice to humanity. Mr Molla has been convicted of mass killing and other … Continued

13th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Policeman shot dead in Swabi

SWABI, (The News): A policeman guarding a polio team in Swabi was gunned down by unknown assailants while the other sustained injuries, Geo News reported Friday.   According to police, unidentified culprits opened fire on policemen – Iftikhar and Aijaz … Continued

12th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Karachi: 7 Rangers personnel injured in Landhi blast

KARACHI, (The News): Seven Rangers personnel sustained injuries when a remote controlled bomb blast targeted their vehicle in Landhi no.89 Thursday morning, Geo News reported.   According to police, seven Rangers men were injured when a blast occurred in Landi … Continued

12th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Justice Tassaduq Jillani takes oath as new chief justice

Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani. File photo ISLAMABAD, (AFP & Dawn): Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani took oath on Thursday as the 21st Chief Justice of Pakistan. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath of office to Justice Tassaduq, the senior most judge … Continued

11th Dec 2013

India: Supreme Court rules gay sex is illegal

[Human rights activists and the LGBT community are disappointed with the SC judgement. (PTI photo)]   New Delhi, (Agencies): In a jolt to the gay community in India, the Supreme Court on Wednesday held that consensual sex between adults of the … Continued

11th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry retires today

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry retires today leaving behind a legacy of broken myths, shaking the archaic political order and bringing into public spotlight the spy chiefs who had remained shrouded behind the wall of secrecy, never to be … Continued

9th Dec 2013

Singapore: 27 suspects arrested over riots in Singapore’s Little India

SINGAPORE, (Xinhua): Singapore’s authorities arrested 27 suspects from South Asia over a rare riot happened on Sunday evening in an ethnic neighbourhood, Little India, the police said in a press conference before dawn on Monday morning. The riot, which was … Continued

8th Dec 2013

India’s extreme nationalist BJP party makes gains in state elections

India’s ruling Congress party has found itself sidelined in key regional elections seen as a test ahead of next year’s general election. The Hindu nationalist opposition has made big gains. Preliminary results showed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had … Continued

5th Dec 2013

India: UP turns its back on Muzaffarnagar’s gang-rape victims

By Furqan Ameen Siddiqui   Muzaffarnagar, (Hindustan Times): Sixteen killed, six gang-raped, 24 accused – but not a single arrest has taken place even two months after the horror of riots visited Fugana village in Muzaffarnagar. The women of the … Continued

India: Hounded out of home, death stalks UP riots victims
3rd Dec 2013

India: Hounded out of home, death stalks UP riots victims

[Shehnaaz, 34, and husband Mohd Shehzad, 38, show a local newspaper’s cutting which carried the photograph of their son who died because of dengue at a relief camp. (Raj k Raj/ HT Photo)] By Furquan Ameen Siddiqui Muzaffarnagar, (Hindustan Times): … Continued

3rd Dec 2013

Pakistan: Karachi violence claims six more lives

  KARACHI, (The News): At least six people including political and religious workers were killed in different areas of Karachi as the incidents of target killing are emerging again, Geo News reported.   According to reports, a worker of a … Continued

3rd Dec 2013

Paksitan: Ulema of different schools of thought devise code for harmony

Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Asharfi. — File photo By Khalid Hussain   LAHORE, Dec 2: Ulema of different schools of thought have unanimously agreed on a nine-point code of conduct (COC) to maintain sectarian harmony. They signed … Continued

2nd Dec 2013

Paksitan: Bus plunges into ravine, 10 killed, 5 hurt in Azad Jammu and Kashmir district

MUZAFFARABAD, (The News): Ten passengers were killed and five injured as a bus plunged into a ravine in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) district on Monday early morning here, Geo News reported.   Police said that the ill-fated passenger bus … Continued

29th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Gen Raheel Sharif assumes Pak Army’s command

RAWALPINDI, (The News): Outgoing Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani handed over the command of Pakistan Army to the new army chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday. In this connection, a change of command ceremony was … Continued

29th Nov 2013

Pakistan: US drone attack kills one in North Waziristan

PESHAWAR, (The News): A US drone fired two missiles in Miranshah area of North Waziristan, tribal region near Afghan border, targeting a residential compound that killed one person and injured another, Geo News reported Friday.   Sources said that the … Continued

28th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Kayani spends last day as army chief

KARACHI, (The News): General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani will spend last day today as Chief of the Army Staff  before his successor General Raheel Shareef assumes charge on Friday.   Taciturn general General Kayani, who led the army for six years, … Continued

28th Nov 2013

Pakistan: Firing, violence claim three lives in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): Three persons lost their lives in firing and other violent incidents across the metropolis since midnight, Geo News reported Thursday.   According to police, a body bearing bullets wounds was found from Gadap Town near a bridge. … Continued

27th Nov 2013

India: Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh, four security forces killed

New Delhi, (Express News Service) :   At least four CRPF jawans were killed in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district.   According to reports, the jawans, who were part of the 168 Battalian, were carrying out a civic … Continued

27th Nov 2013

Iraq: 14 killed, 30 wounded in attacks against security forces in central Iraq

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 14 people were killed and 30 others wounded in attacks against Iraqi security forces in central Iraq on Tuesday, police said. At least eight people were killed and 20 others wounded on Tuesday evening when two … Continued

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