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21st Oct 2013

Pakistan: Blast in train near Dera Murad Jamali kills four, injures 16

[Photo: Jang/The News] DERA MURAD JAMALI, (Dawn): An explosion struck a Quetta-bound Jaffar Express on Monday killing four persons and injuring 16 others, DawnNews reported. The train which departed from Rawalpindi was passing through Dera Murad Jamali district of the … Continued

20th Oct 2013

India: Modi tries to charm Muslims, but they still remain cagey

By Zia Haq & Mahesh Langa New Delhi/Ahmedabad, (Hindustan Times): As he towered over a special meeting at his party headquarters in June, BJP mascot Narendra Modi asked partymen not to consider Muslims “unapproachable”. They must be wooed, and not … Continued

India: Toll in Uttar Pradesh hooch tragedy climbs to 37
19th Oct 2013

India: Toll in Uttar Pradesh hooch tragedy climbs to 37

Lucknow, (IANS): With 15 more deaths reported early on Saturday, the toll rose to 37 in the illicit liquor tragedy in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh district, making it one of the worst hooch tragedies in the state, police said. Uttar Pradesh … Continued

19th Oct 2013

Pakistan: Two killed in Karachi violence

KARACHI, (Dawn): Bodies of two men bearing torture marks were recovered from Karachi’s Surjani Town and Baloch Colony areas, DawnNews reported on Saturday. The bodies, however, could not be identified. Meanwhile, earlier on Friday, Mohammed Majid, 39, was gunned down … Continued

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

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