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Drone attacks in Pakistan kill 14 in two days

An easing of tensions between the United States and Pakistan does not appear to be in sight, with suspected US drones killing 14 people in two days. Ten alleged militants were killed in a drone attack Thursday in Pakistan near the country’s border with Afghanistan. According to Pakistani security officials, the unmanned aircraft fired two missiles in the village of ... Read More »

2012 Academy Award Winner for Documentary

Every year in Pakistan, many people – the majority of them women – are known to be victimized by brutal acid attacks, while numerous other cases go unreported. With little or no access to reconstructive surgery, survivors are physically and emotionally scarred. Many reported assailants, typically a husband or someone else close to the victim, receive minimal punishment from the ... Read More »

80% of Indians don’t use essential drugs

NEW DELHI: An average Indian suffering from heart attack or stroke is seven times less likely to receive the inexpensive aspirin — the most commonly used anti-platelet drug — and 20 times less likely to receive statins than an average Canadian. In a first-of-its-kind study to quantify use of effective low-cost drug treatments for heart disease and stroke — anti-platelet drugs mainly ... Read More »

More than 42 million displaced by natural disasters in 2010

OSLO, Norway — More than 42 million people were forced to flee their homes because of natural disasters around the world in 2010, more than double the number during the previous year, experts said Monday. One reason for the increase could be climate change, and the international community should be doing more to contain it, the experts said. The Internal Displacement ... Read More »

Terrorists attack Pakistan military base, at least 12 killed

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan security forces regained control of its naval airbase, Pakistan Naval Station (PNS) Mehran, in the port city of Karachi on Monday, after 16 hours of pitched battle with heavily armed militants that resulted in the killing of 10 security officials and four attackers, according to Pakistani officials. The attack, which was launched on late Sunday night and continued into Monday ... Read More »

India releases list of 50 ‘most wanted fugitives’

India on Wednesday came out with a list of 50 “most wanted fugitives” hiding in Pakistan. They include underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, 26/11 mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed and dreaded terrorist Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi. The list, which was given to Pakistan at the Home Secretary-level talks in March, has Hafiz Saeed on top, followed by Major Iqbal, a ... Read More »

Hundreds of terrorists waiting to cross over to India

NEW DELHI: The Line of Control could turn red-hot once again. Even as disclosures by Guantanamo Bay detainees show al-Qaida had plans to bomb an Indian airliner and that Pakistan army and ISI have for long been directly involved in training and directing anti-India terrorists, Indian security forces are bracing for a “hot” summer in Kashmir and elsewhere. Latest intelligence inputs show over 100 terrorists ... Read More »

Harbhajan slams Afridi for remark on Indians

Ace Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday hit out at Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi for his outburst against Indians and their supposed lack of bigheartedness. “If Indians were not largehearted, they wouldn’t have made so much of progress and delivered growth,” an angry Harbhajan said in his hometown Jalandhar, reacting to Afridi’s controversial remarks that Indians cannot be as large-hearted ... Read More »