Sindh

  • Hindu ashram attacked in Pakistan 31-03-2014 05:01 PM

    A Hindu ashram was attacked in Pakistan's Sindh province by about four persons who also stole a 'trishul', triggering protests and a partial shutdown of businesses at several places, a media report said on Monday. The violators also desecrated parrh (a piece of cloth wrapped around the idol) at Faqir...
  • Hindu temple attacked, set on fire in Pakistan 29-03-2014 02:24 PM

    A Hindu temple has been desecrated and set on fire by unidentified persons in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, two weeks ahead of an annual fair at the holy site. The caretaker of the temple of Hindu deity Hanuman, in Latifabad town told police that three men came on Friday to...
  • My goal is to fulfil my mother's dream: Benazir Bhutto's son Bilawal 05-02-2014 01:42 PM

    In Pakistan, former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's son Bilawal Bhutto is in the spotlight. Just a month after he turned 25, the legal age to stand for election, Bhutto is making a splash with the Sindh Festival at Mohenjodaro. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Bhutto said that his goal...
  • Pakistan government asks SC to launch Musharraf's trial for treason 18-11-2013 07:57 PM

    The Pakistan government, on Monday, asked the Supreme Court to launch treason proceedings against former dictator Pervez Musharraf for imposing emergency in 2007, the first time the civilian administration has sought the criminal prosecution of a military ruler. A letter sent by the Law Ministry to the apex court Registrar's...
  • Bilawal may contest from Bhutto family stronghold in Sindh 18-10-2013 06:40 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari may contest from a national assembly seat which has traditionally been the stronghold of the Bhutto family in hometown Larkana in Sindh province. Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday addressed a public rally in Naudero as part of Eid celebrations...
  • Ratangarh stampede: 21 officials, policemen suspended 15-10-2013 10:49 PM

    Datia:A total of 21 officials and policemen including Datia district Collector and Superintendent of Police were suspended by Madhya Pradesh government in the wake of stampede at Ratangarh temple, in which 115 people were killed and scores injured. Besides Collector Sanket Bhondwa and SP CS Solanki, the State government also...
  • MP temple stampede: CPI slams govt for administrative lapse 14-10-2013 11:52 AM

    The Communist Party of India slammed the Madhya Pradesh government for its administrative lapse in preparing with the Dussehra rush. The death toll in the temple stampede in Ratangarh in Madhya Pradesh has risen to 112 while more than 100 people have been injured. At least 30 of those dead...
  • Pak: Senior police officer arrested for raping two teenaged sisters 14-10-2013 07:27 AM

    Karachi: A senior police officer and two of his subordinates have been arrested in interior Sindh after being accused of raping two teenage sisters at a police station. The alleged incident took place at a police station in Khimbra in Ghotki district. The mother of the sisters, aged 18 and...
  • Ratangarh stampede: Death toll reaches 90, over 100 injured 13-10-2013 01:58 PM

    At least 90 people have been confirmed dead and more than 100 others injured in a stampede on Sunday morning at Ratangarh temple in Datia, police said. Madhya Pradesh government announces compensation of Rs.1.5 lakh forRatangarh stampede victims. A large number of devotees had gathered at the temple, located around...
  • Massive aftershocks jolt Pakistan's quake-hit areas again, tremors felt in Delhi 28-09-2013 02:16 PM

    Several cities of Pakistan's Sindh and Balochistan provinces were on Saturday hit by a massive aftershock measuring 6.8, three days after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck the region killed over 500 people. Tremors were also felt in Delhi late on Saturday morning. The India Meteorological Department said the quake struck...
  • Pakistan hit by 7.7 magnitude earthquake 25-09-2013 10:15 AM

    Pakistan was hit by the earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale. The massive quake was also felt in the adjoining province of Sindh and as far as Karachi. North India too felt the tremors in the aftermath of the quake. ...
  • Peshawar Church Blast: Death toll rises to 81, 150 injured 23-09-2013 05:30 PM

    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...
  • 8,000 affected in Pakistan as Indus river continues to be in spate 31-08-2013 02:46 AM

    About 8,000 people have been affected by flood in Matiari district of Pakistan's Sindh province as the Indus river continues to be in spate, Online News Agency reported on Friday. In an interview with state-run radio, Matiari's deputy commissioner said that people from 32 villages have been accommodated in relief...
  • 15-year-old MP boy 'accidently' crosses over into Pakistan, arrested 22-08-2013 01:19 PM

    An Indian teenager, who allegedly left his home after a quarrel with his mother has accidentally crossed over into Pakistan and has been arrested. Jitendar Arjunwar, 15, was sent to Juvenile Prison in the country's Hyderabad city in Sindh province on Wednesday. He had crossed the border near Khokhrapar and...
  • Pakistan: Army deployment for Karachi by-elections 19-08-2013 06:23 AM

    Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to deploy army at all polling stations in the port city of Karachi during the August 22 by-elections, Geo News reported Sunday. The ECP, while calling for deployment of troops inside and outside the polling stations, has sent a letter to...
  • Pakistan set to end moratorium on executions 13-08-2013 08:50 PM

    Karachi:Pakistan's five-year-old moratorium on executions will end with the hanging of four convicts, including three high-profile terrorists, this month, a senior official said on Tuesday. Ejaz Chaudhary, Chief Secretary of southern Sindh province, said the four convicts will be hanged in Sukkur Jail on August 20, 21 and 22. He...
  • Pak Hindus victims of 'religious apartheid': Hindu group 30-06-2013 06:53 PM

    Karachi: Hindus in Pakistan are not equal citizens of the state but victims of a "religious apartheid", a newly formed Hindu group has said, demanding a special session of Parliament to probe persecution of Hindus and other minorities in the country. Hindu community feels insecure in this country due to...
  • Pak polls: PTI will act as a 'solid Opposition', says Imran Khan 12-05-2013 08:55 PM

    Islamabad: Crickter-turned-politician Imran Khan on Sunday said his party would act as a "solid Opposition" even as he alleged that the general elections in Pakistan were marred by rigging in some provinces. "The greatest strength of democracy is a solid opposition, which was not there in Pakistan for the past...
  • Sindhu moves into quarter-finals of India Open 25-04-2013 03:38 PM

    New Delhi: The world No.16 PV Sindhu defeated Yu Sun of China 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 to enter the quarter-final of India Open here on Thursday. In the two matches she has played at the event here, it has not been smooth sailing for the Hyderabad girl. After being one game...
  • Pakistan polls: MQM candidate shot dead in Sindh 11-04-2013 03:35 PM

    Islamabad: A Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader, who was a candidate for Pakistan's upcoming polls, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in southern Sindh province on Thursday, police said. Two gunmen, who were riding a motorcycle, shot at Fakhrul Islam outside his home in Halanaka area of Hyderabad city this afternoon....
  • Zardari seeks report on killing of Hindu doctors 08-11-2011 11:20 AM

    Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari has sought a report on the killing of three Hindu brothers, who were doctors, in Pakistan's Sindh province. Ajit Kumar and his two brothers, Ashok and Naresh, were gunned down in Shikarpur district. Zardari has taken a serious note of the attack and sought an...
  • PML-N offices attacked in Pakistan 30-10-2011 01:00 PM

    Islamabad: Armed men have attacked PML-N offices across Sindh province and burnt alive a party leader two days after the main opposition party staged a major rally against the Pakistan People's Party-led government. PML-N offices were ransacked and set on fire in different cities and towns of southern Sindh province,...
  • Gunmen torch Afghan-bound oil tankers in Pak 13-10-2011 12:21 PM

    Islamabad: Unidentified gunmen in southern Pakistan torched four tankers carrying oil for NATO forces in Afghanistan on Thursday though there were no casualties, police and witnesses said. The gunmen, who were riding motorcycles, first fired at vehicles in a convoy in Shakarpur district of Sindh province and then torched three...
  • No change in National Anthem: Bombay HC 07-10-2011 07:01 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday dismissed a PIL, which sought replacement of word 'Sindh' with 'Sindhu' in the National Anthem. Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Roshan Dalvi dismissed the petition, saying that the apex court had already dealt with the issue. The PIL, filed by retired professor...
  • Over two lakh people affected by floods in Pak 15-08-2011 08:04 PM

    Karachi: Over 2 lakh people have been affected and displaced by a fresh wave of floods that has hit parts of Pakistan's southern Sindh province, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on Monday. The heavy floods that swept away hundreds of villages and damaged rice crops have stirred memories...