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2nd Aug 2013

Pakistan: Contempt of court: Imran Khan gets time till 11:30am to submit revised reply

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has given Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan time till 11:30 am to submit his revised reply in the contempt of court case Friday, Geo News reported.   Imran Khan had earlier submitted … Continued

2nd Aug 2013

Pakistan: Flood water plays havoc in Chitral

  CHITRAL: Torrential rains continued lashing parts of Chitral for the second consecutive day, causing flood in Reshan nullah and destroying as many as 120 houses besides washing away 6 bridges and many roads, Geo News reported Friday.   According … Continued

2nd Aug 2013

Pakistan: Two police officers shot dead in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Two policemen including a Station House Officer (SHO) were killed when unknown gunmen opened fire on a police mobile on late Thursday night.   According to reports, the incident took place in Daudzai area of the provincial capital, in … Continued

1st Aug 2013

Bangladesh: Security forces kill protesters

Human Rights Watch: Bangladeshi security forces have frequently used excessive force in responding to street protests, killing at least 150 protesters and injuring at least 2,000 more since February 2013. While large numbers of protesters have been arrested, the Bangladeshi … Continued

India: Delhi-Amritsar bus plunges into Bhakra canal, 25 feared dead
1st Aug 2013

India: Delhi-Amritsar bus plunges into Bhakra canal, 25 feared dead

[Photo: A crane pulling the bus out from Bhakra Canal at Sondh water works near Sirhind in Fategarh Sahib district on Wednesday. Bharat Bhushan/HT]   By Vishal Rambani and Gupreet Singh Mehak   Sirhind, (Hindustan Times): About 25 people were … Continued

1st Aug 2013

Pakistan: John Kerry opens talks on anti-terror cooperation

ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): Visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday opened talks in Pakistan on cooperation to effectively fight terrorism. The talks also focused on the controversial drone strikes, enhancing economic cooperation and the role the two sides play … Continued

1st Aug 2013

Pakistan: Rangers vehicle targeted in Manghopir blast, 2 injured

KARACHI, (The News): Two Rangers personnel were injured when a blast hit their vehicle in Manghopir area of Karachi on Wednesday, Geo News reported.   According to Superintendent Police (SP) Orangi Chaudhry Asad, the Rangers mobile was on regular patrol … Continued

31st Jul 2013

Pakistan: US Sec of State Kerry to arrive Wednesday night for talks

ISLAMABAD, (The News): The US Secretary of State Senator John Kerry will arrive late on Wednesday night on a day’s visit to resume the dialogue with the Nawaz Sharif government in Islamabad with officials saying that there was a possibility … Continued

31st Jul 2013

Pakistan: Mobile phone services to be suspended for ‘Yaum-e-Ali’

  ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Mobile phone services would remain suspended in most cities of the country on Wednesday as part of security arrangements for Yaum-e-Ali being observed today, DawnNews reported. [Yaum-e-Ali is day of commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Ali] … Continued

30th Jul 2013

India: Six children killed in road mishap in Jaipur

Jaipur, (PTI): At least six school students were killed and 20 injured when their bus collided with a truck in Hanumangarh district Tuesday morning. The bus was on its way to school when the mishap occurred near Goluwala, police said. … Continued

Pakistani Taliban attack central jail in D I Khan, frees 247 inmates
30th Jul 2013

Pakistani Taliban attack central jail in D I Khan, frees 247 inmates

[Photo: Central Jail in Dera Ismail Khan, The News]   By Zahir Shah Sherazi   PESHAWAR, (Dawn): Pakistani Taliban militants in police uniform attacked the Central Jail in Dera Ismail Khan late on Monday and managed to free around 247 … Continued

29th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Four killed in Karachi violence, firing

KARACHI, (The News): Four persons including a policeman lost their lives in the on-going violence and firing incidents across the metropolis, Geo News reported Monday.   According to police, a cop was gunned down in Gurumandir area of Karachi when … Continued

29th Jul 2013

Pakistan: FO condemns latest US drone attack in N Waziristan

An unmanned drone aircraft. ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Monday issued a statement condemning the US drone strike conducted in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region a day earlier. The statement issued by the Pakistani government strongly condemned the US … Continued

28th Jul 2013

Jammu & Kashmir: Minor gang-raped in Kishtwar, two held

Jammu & Kashmir, India, (Greater Kashmir): Two persons were arrested in connection with the alleged gang-rape of a minor girl in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Saturday. Protests rocked the district against the incident. The incident took … Continued

27th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Faisalabad toxic liquor death toll reaches 15

FAISALABAD, (The News): At least fifteen people have died since Thursday night after consuming toxic booze in Warispura, a Christian neighbourhood here, Geo News reported Friday night.   According to sources, a lot of people fell sick after imbibing large … Continued

27th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Death toll in Parachinar blasts rises to 57

PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, (AP, Dawn): Another 12 people wounded in Friday’s twin blasts that ripped through a congested market and a taxi stand in northwestern Pakistan’s Parachinar town succumbed to their injuries on Saturday, increasing the death toll to 57. Hospital official … Continued

27th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Seven security men killed in Gwadar check post attack

QUETTA, (The News): Unknown gunmen attacked a coastguard check post with rockets and heavy weaponry near Pakistan-Iran border in Balochistan’s Gwadar district on Saturday, killing seven officials and wounding seven others, officials said.   The incident happened in the Suntsar … Continued

26th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Multiple blasts in Parachinar kill 12, injure 20

By Mehdi Hussain PARACHINAR, (Express Tribune): At least 12 people were killed and more than 20 injured when two bombs exploded in the central market of Parachinar, in Kurram Agency, followed by one in earlier in the afternoon. The bombs were … Continued

26th Jul 2013

Jammu & Kashmir: Curfew enforces calm in Budgam

By Muddasir Ali Srinagar, J&K, India, (Greater Kashmir): Situation in curfew bound villages of central Kashmir’s Budgam district hit by group clashes continued to remain tense but under control on Thursday while authorities decided against easing the restrictions till normalcy … Continued

26th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Seven members of a family die in Rajanpur house collapse

  RAJANPUR, (The News):  At least seven members of a family including women and children were killed and four more sustained injuries after the roof of a house collapsed due to heavy rains here in the wee hours of Friday, … Continued

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