Peshawar

  • Kapoors' ancestral home in Peshawar crumbling: Report July 20, 2014

    Islamabad: The dilapidated ancestral home of Indian film industry's celebrated Kapoor family in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar may crumble soon, according to a media report. The Kapoors lived in Dhakki near Peshawar's Qissa Khwani Bazaar -- the famous street of storytellers - before partition. A Dawn report today delved on...
  • Dilip Kumar's ancestral home declared national heritage in Pakistan July 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has declared as national heritage the ancestral home in Peshawar of Hindi moviedom's thespian actor Dilip Kumar. He has directed the ministry of information, broadcasting and national heritage to acquire the house. The prime minister's approval was sent to the information ministry, which has forwarded...
  • Peshawar: 1 dead, 2 injured in firing at passenger plane just before landing June 25, 2014

    Peshawar: One woman passenger was killed and two fight stewards injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a passenger plane landing at Peshawar's Bacha Khan airport. The PIA flight PK756, with 196 passengers on board from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia to Peshawar, was fired upon for two minutes before landing...
  • Pakistan: 16 terrorists killed in fresh infighting April 12, 2014

    Peshawar: At least 16 militants were on Friday killed in Pakistan's restive northwest in the latest bout of violence in nearly a week of infighting between rival factions of the banned Taliban that has claimed 40 lives so far. The clash started between two rival Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) factions a few days...
  • US consulate employee shot dead in Pakistan February 10, 2014

    A Pakistani employee in the US consulate was shot dead on Monday by unidentified gunmen here in this Pakistani northwest city. Faisal Saeed, 33, was killed while he was coming out of his house in Gulbahar Colony, police sources said. Saeed was employed at the US consulate in Peshawar. Further probe into the...
  • 9 killed in blast at religious centre in northwest Pakistan January 16, 2014

    At least nine persons, including two children, were killed and nearly 70 injured in a major blast at a proselytising centre in Pakistan's restive northwest on Thursday. The explosion ripped through the "Tableeghi Markaz" in Bashirabad area of Peshawar district when worshippers were offering evening prayers, police said. Nine persons, including two...
  • Shah Rukh Khan: Want to take my kids to Peshawar December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan wants to take his children, Aryan, Suhana and AbRam, to Peshawar, where his family hails from. Shah Rukh, who was in the capital to be a part of Agenda Aajtak conclave, did not refuse the request of Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar...
  • Pakistan: 2 killed after a bomb explodes near polio vaccination team in Peshawar October 7, 2013

    A bomb that exploded near a polio vaccination team in the volatile northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Monday killed at least two people, and possibly as many as six, police said, the latest in a string of attacks against health workers. Islamist violence has been on the rise in Pakistan,...
  • Pakistan: Blast victim 'recovers' in grave but succumbs to injuries later September 30, 2013

    A victim of a bomb attack was on Monday rushed to hospital from a cemetery in northwest Pakistan after people saw his "body" move as it was being lowered into the grave, but the reprieve was short-lived as he died soon after. Sohrab Khan was pronounced dead by doctors at Lady...
  • Pakistan: 36 killed, 70 injured in Peshawar car bomb blast September 29, 2013

    Peshawar: At least 36 people were killed and over 70 injured in a car bomb blast in Peshawar in Pakistan's restive northwest on Sunday, the third bombing since last Sunday. The blast occurred in Qissa Khawani bazaar near a police station in Peshawar. Media reports say the blast took place in a...
  • Bomb blast in Pakistan bus kills 12, injures 25 September 27, 2013

    Peshawar: At least 12 people were killed and 25 others injured on Friday when a bomb exploded inside a bus carrying government employees in Peshawar in Pakistan's restive northwest. The incident occurred on Charsadda road in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The bus was carrying government employees of the civil secretariat, local police said. The...
  • Kenya mall attack fallout: Security stepped up in malls, places of worship in India September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Security has been beefed up in cities across India in the wake of recent terror attack in a mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Over 60 people lost their lives. The police have stepped up security in malls and places of worship as a precautionary measure. In the backdrop of...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 23, 2013

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  • Germany condemns attacks on Nairobi, Peshawar September 23, 2013

    Condemning the recent attacks in Nairobi and Peshawar, Germany, on Friday, batted for strengthening cooperation with India and other like minded democracies to counter terrorism. German Ambassador Michael RPT Michael Steiner said while it is encouraging that the democracies think alike when it comes to terrorism, there is a need for...
  • Germany condemns attacks on Nairobi, Peshawar September 23, 2013

    Condemning the recent attacks in Nairobi and Peshawar, Germany, on Friday, batted for strengthening cooperation with India and other like minded democracies to counter terrorism. German Ambassador Michael RPT Michael Steiner said while it is encouraging that the democracies think alike when it comes to terrorism, there is a need for...
  • Nairobi to Peshawar: Is this the new chilling face of 26/11 like global terror? September 23, 2013

    The terror attack in Nairobi is still on with ten people still being held as hostage. 69 people have died so far in the attack and the fear of an increase in the death tolls persists while at least 60 died in Pakistan after two suicide bombers on Sunday morning...
  • Peshawar Church Blast: Death toll rises to 81, 150 injured September 23, 2013

    The death toll in the twin suicide bombings near a church in Peshawar rose to 81 on Monday, officials said. The dead include 34 women and seven children. Those injured in Sunday's twin explosions numbered 150. Meanwhile, at least 67 victims were discharged on Monday from the Lady Reading Hospital after their...
  • Peshawar church blast: 78 dead, Pak govt still committed for peace talks with terrorists September 23, 2013

    Hours after a deadly suicide bombing killed 78 people, Pakistan's Federal Interior Minister on Sunday said that the government was committed to the difficult choice of pursuing negotiations with the Taliban. Chaudry Nisar Ali Khan said Pakistan has opted for talks with the terrorists in the quest for peace as picking...
  • Over 60 killed, 200 others injured in Peshawar church bomb blast September 23, 2013

    Peshawar: Over 60 people have died in Peshawar after two suicide bombers on Sunday morning blew themselves up near a church in the city, injuring more than 200. Bomb disposal squad chief Shafqat has confirmed that two bombers exploded themselves up in the vicinity of the church, named "Pakistan Church", during...
  • Peshawar church blast: Death toll rises to 56, over 100 injured September 22, 2013

    Peshawar: At least 56 people were on Sunday killed and over 100 injured, including women and children, in twin blasts outside a historic church packed with worshippers in Peshawar's Kohati gate district. Commissioner Peshawar Sahibzada Muhammad Anis said the bombers targeted worshippers when they were coming out of one of the...
  • Court orders re-polling on booths which banned women voters August 26, 2013

    A court on Monday ordered re-polling in all polling stations where women were barred from voting in last week's by-elections in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The order was given by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, Express News reported. Election Commission of Pakistan had earlier decided to conduct re-polls in...
  • Pakistani seminary furious over US 'terrorist' tag August 22, 2013

    Peshawar: Students and teachers at a Pakistani Islamic school designated as a "terrorist training centre" by the United States furiously rebutted the charges Wednesday and said they had not had a chance to defend themselves against the accusations. The US Treasury imposed economic sanctions on the Ganj madrassa, or Islamic school,...
  • US sanctions top Al Qaeda official, madrassa for aiding LeT August 21, 2013

    The US has sanctioned a top Al Qaeda official and a madrassa in Peshawar, serving as a terrorist training centre supporting Lashkar-e-Taeba, the Pakistan based terrorist group behind the Mumbai attack, and the Taliban. Targetting Jamia Taleem-Ul-Quran-Wal-Hadith Madrassa, also known as the Ganj Madrassa, the Treasury department Tuesday said the Peshawar...
  • Pakistan: 43 killed, over 100 injured in separate attacks June 30, 2013

    Peshawar: At least 43 people were killed and over 100 injured in Pakistan on Sunday in different attacks, including a powerful bomb blast that targeted a passing convoy of security forces. In the first incident, at least 17 people, including four children, were killed and nearly 50 injured when the...
  • Pakistan: Blast in Peshawar kills nine, wounds 20 June 30, 2013

    Peshawar: At least nine persons, including three children, were killed and over 20 others injured on Sunday in a powerful blast targeting a convoy of security forces in Peshawar city in northwest Pakistan. The blast, believed to be an IED explosion, targeted the convoy of security forces on their way to...
  • Pakistan: Terrorists kill police officer, driver in Peshawar June 24, 2013

    Peshawar: A senior police officer and his driver were gunned down by suspected terrorists in the restive Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan on Monday, officials said. Deputy Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Amanullah Khan and his driver were killed in an attack in Dalazak area. Khan was being driven from his home...
  • Terror bid foiled, 15,000 kg explosives found in Pakistan June 9, 2013

    Islamabad: An imminent terrorist attack was averted on Saturday in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar, when police recovered 15,000 kg of explosive material from a warehouse, a media report said. Police found the explosive material and two pick-ups vans during an operation on Peshawar's Ring Road, Dawn News reported. Two suspects...
  • Pak court bans Musharraf from contesting polls for life April 30, 2013

    Islamabad: Virtually sealing his political comeback plans, a provincial High Court on Tuesday banned former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf from contesting elections for the rest of his life on a day another put him in judicial custody till three days after the General elections on May 11. A four-judge...
  • Pakistan: Suicide bomber targets police van, kills six April 29, 2013

    Islamabad: A suicide bomber on Monday targeted a police van in restive Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan, killing six persons and injuring nearly 40 others, officials said. The attacker, reportedly riding a motorcycle, detonated his explosives near the police van on University Road this morning. The van was close to a...
  • Pak polls: 22 people killed as terrorists target leaders April 17, 2013

    Islamabad: Terrorists targeted senior politicians campaigning for Pakistan's upcoming General Election in Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces on Tuesday, killing 22 people and injuring dozens more and triggering concern about security for the landmark polls. Six persons were killed and about 30 injured when PML-N leader Sanaullah Zehri's motorcade was targeted...