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Death toll in Thatta boat accident mounts to 17

KARACHI: At least 17 people were killed and more than 20 are still missing after two passenger boats collided in the sea off Thatta in southern Pakistan, officials said Thursday. The boats, carrying more than 60 people in total, were ferrying passengers to visit a popular Sufi Muslim shrine in the Sindh province when they…

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Death toll in Thatta boat capsize mounts to 16

THATTA: The death toll from a capsized boat off Mirpur Sakro coast rose to 16 while 47 people were rescued by divers.  At least fifty people, including women and children, drowned on Thursday when their boat capsized in Arabian Sea in Thatta district of Sindh. The incident occurred near Mirpur Sakro area in the coastal…

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Peace activist goes missing in Lahore

LAHORE: A social activist went missing from his residence in Model Colony in Lahore within the Naseerabad police’s jurisdiction. Raza Mahmood, Pakistan’s convener of Aghaz-i-Dosti, a friendship initiative between the youth of India and Pakistan, went to his residence after a meeting with friends on Saturday but was never heard of after that.   According…

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Police hunt for 11-year-old girl who vanished after leaving school

NEWS DESK: The UK Police are urgently appealing to trace an 11-year-old girl who has been missing since leaving school, reported The Independent. Leah Taylor was last seen in the Holderness Road area of Hull at around 12.10pm on Monday. Humberside Police are appealing for anyone who sees her or knows where she is to…

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Death toll rises to 31 in California wildfires, hundreds missing

SONOMA, Calif.: Firefighters gained ground on Thursday against wildfires that have killed at least 31 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the chaos of mass evacuations in the heart of the state’s wine country, reported Reuters. The death toll, revised upward by eight on Thursday, marked the greatest loss of life from…

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KU professor goes missing

An associate professor of University of Karachi’s Department of Islamic Studies has been missing for the past two weeks, SAMAA reported. Dr Mohammad Ismail was whisked away from his residence in Gulshan-e-Maymar by law enforcement agencies (LEA) on Sept 15, according to his wife Amna Ismail. She said that she had sought help from the…

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Teen hiker lost in Tennessee forest for 11 days turns up ‘looking fine’

NEWS DESK: A teenager who went missing in a dense Tennessee forest for 11 days has been found in “good condition”, reported The Independent. Austin Bohanan got lost after being separated from his stepfather during a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The 18-year-old, who managed to survive for nearly two weeks without…

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Two officials of Pakistan Consul General Jalalabad missing

ISLAMABAD: Two officials of Pakistan Consulate General Jalalabad are missing since 16th June, while commuting to the country by road, foreign office said here Sunday. The matter has been raised with the relevant Afghan authorities for their safety and recovery, at the earliest, a statement of the foreign office said. The Afghan authorities have informed…

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Inquiry underway to trace missing girl with ‘extremist views’

Law enforcement agencies have started its investigation of the disappearance of a female MBBS student who has gone missing in Hyderabad. Read the complete story here: Female MBBS student with ‘extremist views’ goes missing 

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Female MBBS student with ‘extremist views’ goes missing

HYDERABAD: A female student studying MBBS in a Hyderabad medical university has gone missing under mysterious circumstances, police said. According to SSP Hyderabad Irfan Al Baloch, police have launched an investigation into the sudden disappearance of girl named Noreen. Mr Baloch said the girl boarded a Lahore-bound bus last month before losing contacts with her…

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Dozens of Indian commandos go missing: report

Dozens of trainee commandos from India’s elite jungle warfare unit have gone missing on the eve of their first deployment to a restive region considered a stronghold of left-wing rebels. The soldiers were on their way to India’s eastern Bihar state by train on Sunday when they took an unexpected late-night detour without informing their…

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Four rights activists go missing in a week

ISLAMABAD: At least four Pakistani activists known on social media have gone missing this week, relatives and NGO workers told AFP Sunday, as analysts voiced rights concerns. Two of the men — Waqas Goraya and Asim Saeed — disappeared on January 4, according to a cybersecurity NGO, while Salman Haider vanished Friday and Ahmed Raza…

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Police fail to recover Salman Haider

ISLAMABAD: Police failed to recover human rights activist professor Salman Haider, who went missing in Islamabad on Friday. Salman Haider, a professor at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), is popular for his Urdu poetry. According to his family members, Salman Haider went missing from Bani Gala on Friday night and his car was recovered by…

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Thousands of green cards go missing in US

NEW YORK: Thousands of green cards have been mishandled over the past three years, according to a new Department of Homeland Security. Electronic system errors have caused at least 19,000 cards to be issued as duplicates or with incorrect information — such as name, date of birth, photo and gender — the report says. But…

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Dozens of Afghan troops missing from military training in U.S.

WASHINGTON: Forty-four Afghan troops visiting the United States for military training have gone missing in less than two years, presumably in an effort to live and work illegally in America, Pentagon officials said. Although the number of disappearances is relatively small — some 2,200 Afghan troops have received military training in the United States since 2007…

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Saudi student goes missing in Germany

JEDDAH: A Saudi national went missing after going on a cruise on the Neckar River in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, Arab media reported. Ahmad Al-Mishael, a scholarship student, told Arab News that  his brother had gone on a cruise on the Neckar River in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg with his German friends during the…

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Turkish ships, naval chief still missing since attempted coup

ANKARA: Several Turkish navy ships are still unaccounted for, their commanders suspected to be among the plotters who sought to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Admiral Veysel Kosele, the commander of the Turkish navy, has not been heard from since the failed coup on Friday. It is currently unknown whether he was part of the…

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KDA officer goes missing in Karachi

  KARACHI: A Karachi Development Authority (KDA) officer disappeared while on way home after attending his office late Friday , SAMAA reported. According to report, KDA’s anti-encroachment cell in-charge Jameel Baloch left office located in Civic Center for home; but, he did not reach home. Baloch’s vehicle was found abandoned near Aziz Bhatti police station. The…

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Search intensifies for missing EgyptAir plane

CAIRO: A massive search was under way for an EgyptAir plane that disappeared over the Mediterranean with 66 people on board, with suspicions swiftly focusing on a terrorist motive. Egypt’s aviation minister said that while it was too soon to say why the Airbus A320 flying from Paris to Cairo had vanished from radar screens,…

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People take concerns online as Egyptair flight goes off radar

KARACHI: Flight MS804, flying from Paris to Cairo, went off the radar earlier Thursday morning, Egyptair reported. An informed source at EGYPTAIR stated that Flight no MS804,which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST),heading to Cairo has disappeared from radar. — EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) May 19, 2016 It was 10 miles into the Egyptian airspace before it disappeared. Fifty…

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10 Indian troops missing after Siachen avalanche

SRINAGAR: Rescuers searched Wednesday for 10 soldiers feared buried in an avalanche in India’s remote Himalayas near Kashmir border, an army spokesman said. The soldiers were hit as they patrolled a glacier at an altitude of 5,800 metres (19,000 feet), Colonel S. D. Goswami said. “In the early hours of today, 10 soldiers were hit…

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