18th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Five killed in road accident in Khushab

KHUSHAB, (APP & Dawn): Five people, including three women, were killed as a result of a collision between a bus and a rickshaw at Gerot Road here on Thursday. Police said eight members of a family from officers’ colony Jauharabad … Continued

17th Oct 2013

Pakistan: KP law minister among eight killed in DI Khan suicide attack

  [Israrullah Gandapur is the most senior member of the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) to have been killed so far. Photo: KP Govt.] PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least eight people, including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa law minister Israrullah Gandapur, were killed Wednesday when a … Continued

15th Oct 2013

India: Stampede survivors claim they were thrown off bridge, cops deny

Bhopal, (Hindustan Times): Many people who survived the stampede on a bridge to a temple in a Madhya Pradesh town on Sunday today accused the police of throwing bodies into the river beneath, while the police denied such allegations as “absurd”. … Continued

15th Oct 2013

Pakistan: 12 injured in Quetta hand grenade attack

QUETTA, (The News): At least twelve persons including four children sustained injuries in a hand grenade attack near the vehicle of Balochistan Constabulary in the outskirts on Tuesday here, Geo News reported.   Police said that some unknown persons hurling … Continued

India: Temple stampede toll climbs to 115
14th Oct 2013

India: Temple stampede toll climbs to 115

[PTI:  People gather near the bridge on the Sindh river leading to the Ratangarh temple, where a stampede killed over 100, in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh.] PTI: The death toll in the stampede during Navratri festivities near a temple in … Continued

14th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Two killed in violent incidents in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): Two persons fell prey to the firing and violent incidents in the metropolis, Geo News reported Monday.   According to the police, a man’s body bearing bullet wounds was found from Lyari area while another corpse was … Continued

13th Oct 2013

India: 3 killed after Cyclone Phailin hits Odisha, leaves trail of destruction

Bhubaneswar/Srikakulum, (Hindustan Times): Cyclone Phailin, the most powerful storm to hit India in more than a decade, waned considerably on Sunday morning, nearly 12 hours after it made landfall at the port town of Gopalpur in Odisha. Trees are uprooted … Continued

13th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Five killed as passenger bus overturns in Qila Saifullah

QILA SAIFULLAH, (The News): Five persons were killed and twenty five injured as a recklessly driven passenger bus overturned on National Highway on Sunday near here, Geo News reported. Sources said that the death toll is feared to rise, as … Continued

12th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Journalist Ayub Khattak shot dead

KARAK, (The News): Some unknown persons gunned down a local journalist Ayub Khattak on Saturday here, Geo News reported.   Eyewitnesses said that the unidentified gunmen waiting outside the house of the local journalist Ayub Khattak targeted him no sooner … Continued

12th Oct 2013

India: Strong winds, rains lash Odisha coast; Cyclone Phailin to hit land in few hours

Bhubaneswar (Odisha), [Hindustan Times & Agencies]: The strongest cyclone to threaten India in more than a decade bore down on its east coast on Saturday as authorities bused and trucked tens of thousands of villagers from their mud and thatch coastal … Continued

10th Oct 2013

India: 20 pilgrims dead as truck falls into gorge

Hoshiarpu, (Hindustan Times): At least 20 people were killed when a mini truck in which they were travelling fell into a 100-foot gorge near Manguwal barrier on the Chintpurni road in Hoshiarpur district late on Wednesday. Police officer Sukhchain Singh … Continued

Bangladesh: Nine killed, 50 injured in the fire in garment factory
9th Oct 2013

Bangladesh: Nine killed, 50 injured in the fire in garment factory

[Red Crescent volunteers bring out the body of a fire victim from inside a garment factory early Wednesday. A devastating blaze swept through the factory in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur Tuesday evening killing at least nine people. Photo: Palash Khan] … Continued

8th Oct 2013

India: Telangana turmoil: blackout in all 13 districts in Seemandhra

Hyderabad, (Hindustan Times): Telangana statehood issue is heading towards a political and civic crisis with power employees’ strike in Seemandhra spreading to all the 13 districts on Tuesday. The Vijaywada Thermal Power Station has completely shut down and the public … Continued

8th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Grenade attack at police station injures eight in Quetta

QUETTA, (Dawn): A hand-grenade attack at Quetta’s New Sariab police station on Tuesday wounded eight persons, including policemen, DawnNews reported. Unknown motor-cyclists hurled a hand grenade at New Sariab police station situated in the outskirts of Quetta which exploded causing … Continued

7th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Blast on Peshawar’s outskirts kills two

By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR (Dawn): At least two people were killed and 13 others were injured in an explosion on Monday near a medical facility in Bazid Khel village of Budh Bher’s Suleman Khel area on the outskirts of … Continued

6th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Three killed and 8 injured in Bannu convoy attack

By Zahir Shah Sherazi BANNU, (Dawn): Three security personnel have been killed and 8 others injured as a security forces convey was attacked in Bakakhel area near FR Bannu on Sunday morning. The security vehicle was targeted nar Mirzal Checkpost … Continued

4th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Peshawar: Two policemen injured in Pishtakhara blast

PESHAWAR, (The News): Two policemen were injured in a remote-controlled blast that occurred near a police van in Pishtakhara area of Peshawar on Friday morning, Geo News reported.   According to initial reports, a police mobile was on routine patrolling … Continued

3rd Oct 2013

Pakistan: Bomb targets clinic in Karachi, no casualties

KARACHI, (The News): A bomb targeting a private clinic located in Gulistan e Johar Block 11 exploded on late Wednesday, damaging the property, police said. According to the police, the clinic was closed due to which no casualties took place, … Continued

3rd Oct 2013

Pakistan: Militant attack kills 17 in Orakzai region

[Mullah Hanafi was associated with the Tehrik-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the past but later after developing differences formed his own militant faction to fight against the TTP.  File Photo] BY Zahir Shah Shirazi ORAKZAI, (Dawn): A militant attack in Orakzai tribal … Continued

2nd Oct 2013

Pakistan: Mine blast in Awaran kills two soldiers, injures four

QUETTA, (Dawn): Two soldiers were killed and four others were injured on Wednesday, when a land mine went off on the side of the road in Balochistan’s Awaran district, DawnNews reported. A security forces’ vehicle struck a landmine in Mashkay … Continued

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