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India: Bihar mid-day meal tragedy: Death toll mounts to 20
17th Jul 2013

India: Bihar mid-day meal tragedy: Death toll mounts to 20

  Chapra/Patna, (PTI): Nine more school students died today due to food poisoning after consuming mid-day meal at a government primary school in Bihar’s Saran district taking the death toll to 20, official sources said. Twenty seven others, including the … Continued

16th Jul 2013

India: 20 men gang-rape four minor tribal girls in Jharkhand

By Brajesh Verma Times  Dumka, (Hindustan Times): A group of around 20 armed and inebriated men forced their way into a girls’ hostel in Maoist-hit Pakur district and gang raped four minor girls on Sunday night. The incident took place … Continued

16th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Strike observed in Quetta on killings of Shi’as

QUETTA, (Dawn): A shutter-down strike was being observed in Quetta on Tuesday as a sign of protest against yesterday’s killings of four Hazara men on the call of the Hazara Democratic Party, DawnNews reported. Four men of the Hazara Shia … Continued

15th Jul 2013

India: Two killed in east Indian poll violence

MUMBAI, (Xinhua): Two people were killed in poll violence during the local elections of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal on Monday morning. One Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate’s husband was killed in the bomb blast set off by … Continued

15th Jul 2013

Pakistan: ten suspected militants killed as Pakistan air force strikes hideouts

By Zahir Shah Sherazi   PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least ten suspected militants were killed and 12 others injured as Pakistani jet fighters targeted nine militants hideouts in Khyber tribal region and Darra Adam Khel. Official sources say that the jet … Continued

14th Jul 2013

Pakistan: US drone attack kills two people in North Waziristan

  MOSKI, (The News): At least two persons were killed in a suspected US drone strike North Waziristan Agency (NWA) near restive Pak-Afghan border region, Geo News reported Saturday.   According to scanty initial reports the unmanned spy plane fired … Continued

14th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Kohat: Seven killed in raid of militants’ hideouts

KOHAT, (The News): At least seven terrorists were killed, several injured and six hideouts destroyed, when the security forces raided militants’ hideouts in the bordering areas of Darra Adamkhel and Orakzai Agency, Geo News reported on Sunday.   Security sources … Continued

14th Jul 2013

Bhutan opposition party wins in landslide election

Bhutan’s main opposition party has won a landslide majority in parliamentary elections. It was the second round of voting in just the second election in the Himalayan kingdom’s history. The official website of Bhutan’s Election Commission says the People’s Democratic … Continued

13th Jul 2013

Bangladesh: Students block highway protesting against cancellation of quota system

[This July 11 file photo shows students of Rajshahi University demonstrate blocking Dhaka-Rajshahi highway in front of their campus in Rajshahi city demanding cancellation of quota system in BCS preliminary test.] Star On Line: Students of Rajshahi University (RU) were … Continued

13th Jul 2013

Bhutan: Voters in Bhutan head to the polls in election’s second round

 [Picture Alliance/dpa] Voters in Bhutan are going to the polls to elect a new government. This is the second round of voting in just the second election in the Himalayan kingdom’s history. Saturday’s vote pits the incumbent Peace and Prosperity … Continued

12th Jul 2013

India: 9 children among 10 killed in Bihar boat tragedy

Madhepura ,(PTI): Nine children were among 10 persons killed when the country boat they were on capsized in Madhepura in a flooded tributary of Kosi river, official sources said on Friday. There were 11 persons aboard the boat and only … Continued

12th Jul 2013

India: Six die in landslide as heavy rains lash Nainital

Dehradun, (IANS): Six people were killed in a landslide in Uttarakhand’s Nainital district, officials said Friday. The landslide came after a heavy spell of rains in Bheemal area late Thursday. Five people of a family and one other person were … Continued

12th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Karachi violence claims two more lives, 4 injured

KARACHI, (The News): Two more lost their lives while four others sustained injuries in different violent incidents in Karachi Friday, Geo News reported.   According to police, a body was found from a house in Defence View phase 2 area. … Continued

12th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Three blasts hit Hyderabad

 [Photo: The News]   HYDERABAD, (Dawn): Three bombs exploded one after another in the early hours of Friday in Hyderabad, but no casualties were reported. According to DawnNews sources, a Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) was targeted in the first … Continued

11th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Two thousand more Lyari people move to Thatta, Badin

KARACHI, (The News): Two thousand more residents of Lyari have moved to Badin and Thatta due to ongoing gang wars and violent incidents in the area.   The migrants affected by deteriorating law and order situation of Lyari said that there … Continued

10th Jul 2013

Jammu & Kashmir: Five militants killed on LoC in Kupwara

By Shabir ibn Yusuf Srinagar, J & K, India, (Greater Kashmir): [Indian] Army Tuesday said it killed five unidentified militants while foiling an infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district Sunday evening. … Continued

10th Jul 2013

India: 11,600 may remain missing in floods in N. India

NEW DELHI, (Xinhua): Indian authorities have said they cannot ignore an estimate by some non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that over 11,600 people may be missing in the monsoon floods which devastated the northern state of Uttarakhand last month. “The government estimates that … Continued

10th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Four killed in violent incidents in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): Four persons were killed in different violent incidents across the metropolis, Geo News reported Wednesday.   According to police, unknown gunmen opened fire in Baldia Town sector 4 and injured a man. He was shifted to hospital … Continued

9th Jul 2013

Bangladesh: Nine die in Gopalganj road crash

(Daily Star): Nine people were killed and 40 injured in a head-on collision between two buses on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Muksudpur upazila of Gopalganj Tuesday morning. The identities of the victims could not be known immediately. The accident took place … Continued

9th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Abbottabad Commission’s report on Osama’s stay in Pakistan, US raid

Osama Bin Laden By Baqir Sajjad Syed ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): The Abbottabad (Osama bin Laden) Commission has concluded that the global terror kingpin’s nine-year-long stay in Pakistan and the May 2011 secret US raid, in which he was killed, were because … Continued

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