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India arrests 750 in flashpoint temple clashes

Women are barred from a handful of Hindu temples in India

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January 4, 2019


Clashes after women enter flashpoint Indian temple

Several officers were reportedly injured

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January 2, 2019


Balochistan headlines: Water clashes, dengue, Chinese investment

Samaa Digital brings to you the major headlines from newspapers across Balochistan. 1. Gwadar water paucity triggers violence Daily Azadi, Quetta Gwadar is at the center of multi-billion-dollar CPEC project, but still deprived of clean drinking water. The acute shortage of drinking water is causing clashes among residents of the coastal town these days. At…

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June 27, 2018


10 protesters dead in south India clashes: police

A protester was killed by a rubber bullet in a second day of clashes in southern India Wednesday, after 10 were shot dead when police opened fire on a rally demanding the closure of a copper plant, officials said. Police fired rubber bullets at the crowd and sent volleys of live ammunition overhead, officials and…

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May 23, 2018


Eight more Palestinians killed

Gaza City: Israeli forces killed eight Palestinians as thousands protested and clashes erupted along the Gaza border on Friday. Gaza’s health ministry also reported that some 408 Palestinians had been taken to hospitals and medical centres for treatment. The dead included a 16-year-old, it said. At least six journalists were shot and wounded, according to…

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April 7, 2018


Foreign Office rejects reports of clashes between Pak-Afghan forces

KARACHI: Foreign Office spokesperson on Wednesday categorically rejected the media reports regarding the alleged clashes between Pakistan and Afghan forces, Radio Pakistan reported. In a tweet, Pakistan’s Embassy in Kabul said a news item published in Afghan media regarding the clashes between Pakistan and Afghan forces is false. The embassy said no incident of Pakistan…

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March 28, 2018


Here’s everything you need to know about the Quaid-i-Azam University dispute

By Minerwa Tahir NEWS DESK: You must have seen pictures of protesting students of the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, many of them injured, on social media. We have compiled everything you need to know about what’s happening at the university in Islamabad: 1. Over 70 students of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) were arrested by the police on…

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October 24, 2017


Indian city under siege after 30 die in clashes

India: Hundreds of troops Saturday patrolled a northern Indian city hit by deadly clashes that killed at least 30 people after thousands protested a court’s decision to convict a controversial spiritual leader of rape. The army was deployed in Haryana state’s Panchkula city after tens of thousands of followers of guru Ram Rahim Singh went on…

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August 26, 2017


Trump claims media ‘misrepresented’ comments on Charlottesville violence

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump took a swing at his favorite punching bag Thursday, claiming his comments about the deadly violence in Charlottesville were misrepresented by media. “The public is learning (even more so) how dishonest the Fake News is. They totally misrepresent what I say about hate, bigotry etc. Shame!,” the US president wrote on…

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August 17, 2017


Six dead in worst Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed for years

JERUSALEM: Six people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years, prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem’s holiest site. Three Israelis were stabbed to death in a Jewish settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, hours after three Palestinians were killed in violence prompted by Israel’s installation of metal…

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July 22, 2017


Watch: Violence, rigging and clashes at PS-114

During by-election for Sindh Assembly constituency, PS-114, in Karachi, violence, vote-rigging attempts and clashes between rival political groups disrupted the voting process at many polling stations of the constituency, with all political parties blaming each other for rigging and malpractice. Watch this report…

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July 9, 2017


Political parties clash during campaign for PS-114 by-election

Different parts of the PS-114 constituency witnessed clashes as PPP, MQM-Pakistan, JI, PTI and ANP workers came to face to face during the ongoing election campaign. Nevertheless, a heavy contingent of police took swift action to avoid any serious altercations. Polling is set to be held on Sunday.

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July 7, 2017


Eid in Kashmir marred by clashes

Eidul Fitr was today celebrated across Kashmir as people thronged mosques, shrines and Eidgahs for special prayers but a few incident of stone-pelting and clashes between protesters and security forces were reported in the Valley. Muslims from all walks of life started making a beeline to Eidgahs (prayer ground) or mosques for offering Eid prayers…

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June 26, 2017


Indian troops martyr two more Kashmiri youngsters

SRINAGAR: In Occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state-terrorism have martyred two Kashmiri youth in Budgam district. According to Radio Pakistan, the youth were martyred during a siege and search operation at Hayatpora area of Chadoora. After the killings, intense clashes erupted between rock-throwing protesters and government forces, with police and paramilitary…

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April 23, 2017


Clashes after Turkey detains Diyarbakir mayors

Turkish police clashed with protesters in Diyarbakir on Wednesday, using tear gas and water cannon to prevent them demonstrating against the detention of the Kurdish-majority city’s co-mayors. Gultan Kisanak and Firat Anli were taken into custody on Tuesday night in a surprise move against the leaders of a city hit by renewed fighting between Turkish forces…

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October 26, 2016


Boy’s killing sparks fresh clashes, curfew in Indian occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Indian-held Kashmir’s main city came under curfew again after thousands clashed with government forces during the funeral of boy killed in protests. Police and paramilitary troops fired tear gas, pellets and live rounds into the air to disperse the funeral procession of the 12-year-old as his body was carried to Srinagar’s “Martyr’s Graveyard”, a…

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October 8, 2016


Violence mars PS-127 by-election

Clashes between rival parties resulted in low turnout of voters in by-election in PS-127 constituency at Karachi. Watch this report…

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September 8, 2016


Clashes as Afghan Taliban edge closer to Helmand capital

KANDAHAR: Fighting raged Thursday in Helmand after Afghanistan rushed military reinforcements to beat back Taliban insurgents advancing on the besieged capital of the southern poppy-growing province, as officials downplayed fears the city could fall. Afghan forces fought back insurgents after they stormed Nawa district, just south of Lashkar Gah city, late Wednesday, raising alarm that…

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August 12, 2016


Curfew lifted in occupied Srinagar but clashes spread

SRINAGAR: Authorities lifted a curfew in Srinagar Tuesday after 17 days of lockdown, but protesters continued to clash with police in the main city of Indian occupied Kashmir following two weeks of deadly violence. “There will be no restrictions in any part of district Srinagar today on 26 July,” top administrative official Farooq Ahmad Lone…

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July 26, 2016


Protesters try to storm airbase in Indian occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of protesters tried to storm a military airbase in Indian occupied Kashmir on Monday, the third day of deadly clashes between government forces and demonstrators angered by the killing of a popular young rebel. Police said 30 people had now died in the violence, most of them protesters killed by gunshot wounds as…

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July 11, 2016


24 dead in India clashes

NEW DELHI: Clashes between Indian police and followers of a revolutionary sect have left at least 24 people dead after an operation to evict thousands of people from parkland erupted into violence, officials said Friday. Two police officers were among those killed in the overnight clashes during a move to expel around 3,000 sect followers…

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June 3, 2016