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7th Jul 2013

India: Terror attack rocks Bihar’s Bodh Gaya, serial blasts at Mahabodhi temple

Gaya/New Delhi, (HT & Agencies): Nine serial blasts in a coordinated terror attack rocked the Mahabodhi temple complex in south central Bihar’s Buddhist pilgrimage town of Bodh Gaya early on Sunday, injuring two monks.   Union home secretary Anil Goswami … Continued

7th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Blast in Lahore’s old Anarkali area kills five, 50 injured

[Photo: The News/Jang] LAHORE, Dawn): At least five people were killed and 50 others, including women, were injured when an explosion occurred at an eatery situated in Old Anarkali’s food street area of Lahore on Saturday, DawnNews reported. Police identified … Continued

6th Jul 2013

India: Odisha: tribal kills wife after she is unable to conceive

By Priya Ranjan Sahu Bhubaneswar, (Hindustan Times): Police in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district have arrested a tribal man who allegedly killed his wife just because she could not conceive six years after marriage. He was produced before a court in Rairangpur … Continued

5th Jul 2013

China, Pakistan vow to cement cooperation

 [Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in Beijing, capital of China, July 4, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)]   BEIJING, (Xinhua): China and Pakistan on Thursday hailed their traditional friendship and pledged to promote their all-weather … Continued

5th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Six killed, several injured in Chaman blast

CHAMAN, (Dawn): At least six people were killed and several others injured on Friday in a suicide attack that took place at the Pak-Afghan border in the Chaman region of Balochistan. Pakistani security officials, who did not want to be … Continued

4th Jul 2013

China: PM Nawaz Sharif talks business on China visit

BEIJING, (The News): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif started his first foreign visit since his May election in China Thursday looking to secure infrastructure projects to tackle a chronic energy crisis and economic malaise.   Since his victory at the polls, … Continued

3rd Jul 2013

Pakistan: 18 people killed by US drone attacks in N Waziristan

NORTH WAZIRISTAN, (Dawn, The News): Unmanned US drones fired missiles in North Waziristan, killing eighteen people, sources said late Tuesday night.   According to sources, the drones attacked a residential compound and a vehicle in  Miramshah town, Danday Darpa Khel … Continued

3rd Jul 2013

Pakistan: At least six FC persons killed in a militant attack in Peshawar

By Zahir Sherazi PESHAWAR: At least six Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel were killed and seven others injured when militants attacked the Kishan Ganga check-post near Frontier Region (FR), Jina Kor on Tuesday night. Police confirmed the incident and said militants … Continued

2nd Jul 2013

India urged to grant political asylum to Edward Snowden

New Delhi, (ACHR): Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today urged the Government of India to grant political asylum to Mr Edward Snowden, a former technical contractor of the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States. According to Wikileaks, Mr … Continued

2nd Jul 2013

Pakistan: Heavy gunfire shakes parts of Lyari

KARACHI, (The News): Intermittent gunfire shook parts of Lyari late Monday night, spreading panic among the residents of the troubled locality.   According to reports, unknown armed men resorted to firing and roamed freely since Monday evening in Kalri, Mandra … Continued

2nd Jul 2013

Pakistan: Three gunned down in Sahiwal over enmity

SAHIWAL, (The News): A man along with his aides killed his father and two uncles over old enmity and land issue in Sahiwal, Geo News reported Tuesday.   According to police, accused Rizwan’s brother was killed a while ago due … Continued

2nd Jul 2013

Brunei: Sharif, Singh likely to meet in September

BRUNEI, (Dawn): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are likely to meet in September on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the premier’s Special Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Tuesday. Aziz made … Continued

1st Jul 2013

Pakistan: Naseerabad: Three sleeping labourers shot dead; 4 injured

  NASEERABAD, (The News): At least three labourers were killed and four more were injured after militants opened fire on them as they slept by the road here on late Sunday night, Geo News reported.   Sources said the bike-riding … Continued

1st Jul 2013

Pakistan: Four volunteers, three soldiers killed in blasts

WANA/MIRAMSHAH, (Dawn): A “mysterious” explosion near Wana killed four volunteers of an Amn Lashkar (peace committee) and wounded 15 others and a bomb blast claimed the lives of four soldiers and left 12 injured in Miramshah on Sunday. Officials said … Continued

Pakistan: Quetta shuts down to mourn attack of 30 Shi’a Muslims
1st Jul 2013

Pakistan: Quetta shuts down to mourn attack of 30 Shi’a Muslims

By Syed Ali Shah   QUETTA, (Dawn): The death toll in the Quetta suicide bombing reached 30 on Monday morning as two of the injured persons succumbed to their injuries in the Combined Military Hospital. Earlier on Sunday night, at … Continued

India: 10,000 just an estimate, it’s too early to give exact number of deaths: Uttarakhand floods
30th Jun 2013

India: 10,000 just an estimate, it’s too early to give exact number of deaths: Uttarakhand floods

[The Uttarkashi-Gangotri road blocked by alpine trunks, boulders and rubble. (HT Photo/Prasad Nichenametla)]   Dehradun, (IANS): Uttarakhand health minister Surinder Singh Negi on Sunday did not discount the state assembly speaker’s claim that 10,000 people have perished in the rain-flood … Continued

30th Jun 2013

Jammu & Kashmir: Indian army kills 2 civilians in Indian-controlled Kashmir

SRINAGAR, J & K, Indian-controlled Kashmir, (Xinhua): Indian army allegedly shot dead two youth and wounded three others in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Sunday. The killings took place in village Markundal, Sumbal of Bandipora district, around 38 km north of … Continued

30th Jun 2013

Pakistan: Gunmen attack two buses in Balochistan, kill 3

KHUZDAR, (Tribune Express): Three people were killed and many others were injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on two buses in Khuzdar, Balochistan, Express News reported on Sunday. The buses were passing through the National Highway when the armed men opened fire. … Continued

29th Jun 2013

India: Floods: 1000s still stranded in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, (Agencies): Bad weather has compelled authorities to halt the Amarnath Yatra at Pahalgaon and Baltal base camps and stopped retrieval of bodies buried in the debris and cremation at Kedarnath and Guptakashi. About 2000 pilgrims are still stranded in … Continued

29th Jun 2013

Pakistan: Upper Dir: 5 fell in river, 3 rescued, 2 missing in chairlift breakdown

  UPPER DIR, (The News): Five persons fell into the river Panjkora, when the rope suspending the chairlift snapped. Geo News reported.   Three out of the five were rescued, while two are still missing.   Sources confirm that five … Continued

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