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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

28th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Polio worker killed, two others injured in Peshawar firing

  File photo By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn): A polio worker was killed and two others injured Saturday when unknown gunmen attacked Peshawar’s Matni Hospital. According to the police, unknown gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on entering the hospital and … Continued

India: Sleeping passengers caught in Nanded-Bangalore Express fire; 26 die, 15 injured
28th Dec 2013

India: Sleeping passengers caught in Nanded-Bangalore Express fire; 26 die, 15 injured

  [Fire-fighters in rescue operations at the fire-ravaged air-conditioned coach of the Bengaluru-Nanded Express near Anantapur Photo: TV Grab]   Anantapuram,  (Hindustan Times & Agencies): As many as 26 people, including two children, are feared dead, and 15 others injured after a … Continued

28th Dec 2013

India: Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi chief minister; keeps crucial home, power, finance ministries

New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal sought the help of commoners to root out corruption after he was sworn in as the seventh chief minister of Delhi at a packed Ramlila Maidan on Saturday. After … Continued

27th Dec 2013

India: Muzaffarnagar camp deaths: Akhilesh slams UP home sec for ‘nobody dies of cold’ comment

New Delhi (Hindustan Times): A top Uttar Pradesh government official is under fire for his “nobody can die of cold” remark over the deaths of 34 children in relief camps for riot victims in the state. Ikhlaq lost his grandfather … Continued

27th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Six kidnapped, tortured, gunned down in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): The six bodies found from Pak Colony area on Friday morning here have by now been identified as residents of the same colony, Geo News reported.   Those identified include Gulzar, Dilawar, Shahzad, Sajid, Rizwan, and Amir … Continued

27th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Hand grenade attack kills minor girl in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): A minor girl died in a hand grenade attack in PECHS on Friday here, Geo News reported.   Police said that a hand grenade was hurled at a house located in Block 2 of PECHS, which resulted … Continued

Pakistan: US drone strike kills three in North Waziristan
26th Dec 2013

Pakistan: US drone strike kills three in North Waziristan

MIRANSHAH, (The News): A US drone strike targeting a militant compound killed at least three suspected insurgents in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border late Wednesday, officials said.   The attack took place around midnight in Qutab … Continued

23rd Dec 2013

Pakistan: 5,000 security men to be deployed for Chehlum in Quetta

QUETTA, (The News):  The security arrangements on the occasion of the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) have been finalized by the provincial government here, Geo News reported on Monday.   Sources said that the Balochistan home ministry has already … Continued

22nd Dec 2013

Jammu & Kashmir: Nine killed after taxi falls into gorge

SRINAGAR, Jammu & Kahmir, Indian-controlled Kashmir, (Xinhua): At least nine people were killed and two others injured after a taxi they were traveling in skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Sunday. … Continued

India: Prophet Shish shrine damaged, youth murdered at mosque in Ayodhya
21st Dec 2013

India: Prophet Shish shrine damaged, youth murdered at mosque in Ayodhya

  By Abu Zafa   New Delhi/Ayodhya, (India Tomorrow): About six unidentified men on Friday evening broke an outer wall of an ancient Muslim shrine in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya town and brutally murdered a 22-year-old undergraduate student at a mosque … Continued

Pakistan: Attacks on polio teams kill three in northwest Pakistan
21st Dec 2013

Pakistan: Attacks on polio teams kill three in northwest Pakistan

  SWABI, (Dawn & Agencies): Gunmen attacked two separate polio teams in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing one polio worker and two police guards. The first incident took place in Swabi in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where unknown motorcyclists shot … Continued

Pakistan: One killed, 20 injured, in Quetta blast
20th Dec 2013

Pakistan: One killed, 20 injured, in Quetta blast

[Officials examine the blast site in Quetta, southwest Pakistan (Xinhua/Asad)] QUETTA, (The News): One person was killed and 20 including seven children were injured in a high intensity blast in the Pashtoonabad area of the city on Thursday evening.   … Continued

18th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Woman killed in Khalid Bin Waleed Road explosion in Karachi

  KARACHI, (The News): A woman was killed while another sustained injuries when an explosion occurred at Khalid Bin Waleed Road near Tariq Road, followed by gun shots Wednesday morning, Geo News reported.   According to police, two suspected female … Continued

Pakistan: Three killed in suicide blast in Rawalpindi Shi’a Muslim religious centre
18th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Three killed in suicide blast in Rawalpindi Shi’a Muslim religious centre

  The site of the suicide bomb attack outside an Imambargah in Rawalpindi. -INP Photo RAWALPINDI, (Dawn & Agencies): A powerful blast outside an Imambargah [Shi’a Muslim religious centre] situated in the heavily guarded Gracey Lines area killed three people, … Continued

18th Dec 2013

India: Arrest of Indian diplomat prompts spat with US

India has reportedly ordered a series of reprisals over claims an Indian diplomat was strip-searched following her arrest in the United States. It has removed all concrete barriers outside the US embassy in New Delhi. The row over the treatment … Continued

17th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Four killed in Muzaffargarh, Jahanian fog related traffic mishaps

LAHORE, (The News): Punjab, Khyber Pukhtunkhaw and several areas in Sindh remained blanketed with dense fogs blurring visibility that caused different traffic accidents killing four persons including three brothers on Tuesday morning, Geo News reported.   A truck rammed into … Continued

16th Dec 2013

India: Delhi sees 125% jump in number of rape cases since December 16 rape case

By Jatin Anand New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): In the year since a brutal gang rape took the life of a young woman and made the entire country stand up and say enough is enough, there has been a 125% jump … Continued

16th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Allama Nasir Abbas killed, protest outside Governor House

LAHORE, (The News): A leader of the Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) Allama Nasir Abbas Multani was shot dead by unknown assailants in a drive-by shooting near the Ferozpur Road underpass in the Muslim Town police precincts late on Sunday night.   … Continued

16th Dec 2013

Pakistan: Seven killed in oil tanker, car collision

GUJRANAWALA, (The News): At least seven persons including women and children were killed and three sustained injuries in an unfortunate traffic mishap on Monday morning near here, Geo News reported.   Police said that a head-on collision between an oil … Continued

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