Bomb blast leaves police official injured in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A police official was injured on Tuesday in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast on a police van near Pishtakhara police station in the Safed Dheri area of Peshawar.

According to police sources, personnel from the Pishtakhara police station were on routine patrol on the Dora Road when the roadside bomb exploded.

Constable Aijaz was injured whereas the police van was completely destroyed in the explosion.

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Egypt Muslim Brotherhood chief given new death sentence

An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced to death Muslim Brotherhood General Guide Mohammad Badie and 13 others over violence that killed 10 people in Cairo in summer 2013.

The court referred its decision to the country’s Grand Mufti, who must give an opinion on death sentences before they can be confirmed.

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At least 25 killed, 36 hurt in road accidents

Islamabad: At least 25 people have died and 36 injured in four road accidents on Saturday morning.The deadliest crash occurred in Mansehra, where a passenger bus travelling from Rawalpindi to Skardu plunged into a deep ravine killing 10 people and injuring 10 others at Gandian in Mansehra district.

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Altaf released on bail, addresses Karachi sit-in participants

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain was released on bail four days after he was arrested on the suspicion of money laundering by the London Metropolitan Police, DawnNews reported.Police sources said Hussain was released on a personal bail without any charges framed against him with the condition that he would appear before authorities whenever required.

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CBI court convicts 17 cops in 2009 Dehradun encounter case

A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Friday convicted 17 policemen in connection with the Ranbeer Singh encounter case of 2009, reports said.

According to reports, the court will pronounce the quantum of punishment on Monday.

Among the cops who have been convicted, seven have been held guilty of murder and the rest for related offences.

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Blue Star anniversary: Radical groups clash at Golden Temple, shut down in Amritsar

Amritsar Police on Friday detained at least eight persons belonging to various groups over a clash between task force volunteers of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and radical Sikh activists on Friday during the 30th anniversary of the army’s Operation Blue Star at the Golden Temple.The military’s 1984 assault on the Golden Temple was aimed at flushing out militants holed up inside demanding an independent Sikh homeland.

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MQM workers, supporters observe Youm-i-Dua for Altaf’s recovery

KARACHI: Workers and supporters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) were holding a Youm-i-Dua on Friday to pray for the early recovery of party chief Altaf Hussain who underwent an angiography in London yesterday.

Hussain’s angiography report had also been prepared and is expected to be reviewed by a medical board at a London hospital.

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