15 killed in suicide attack on Pakistan hospital
Peshawar, Dec 10: A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden pick-up truck into a hospital being built by the minority community at Hangu in northwest Pakistan today, killing 15 people and injuring 10 others.
The Hazara Hospital in Hangu Chowk collapsed following the blast and several persons were buried under the rubble, witnesses said.
Rescue workers and local residents pulled bodies and the injured out of debris.
Fifteen people were killed and 10 others injured in the attack, officials said. Several nearby buildings were damaged by the powerful blast.
Hangu is located near Kohat, where a suicide bomber struck a crowded bus terminal on Wednesday, killing 19 people and injuring over 30 others.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack. PTI
DoPT announces RTI fellowships
New Delhi, Dec 10: The Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has invited proposals from professionals in journalism, civil society and research and training in the field of Right to Information (RTI) for grant of five short-term fellowships.
According to PIB communiqué, the fellowships are for conducting field based research on issues relating to RTI. The fellowships will be under a plan scheme titled ‘Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government through effective Implementation of the Right to Information Act,’ it said adding the primary goal of the scheme was to contribute towards more accountable and transparent government.
RTI fellowships would be granted for researching any theme relating to RTI with the objective of contributing towards better understanding of the successes of RTI and/or constraints in its implementation and as to how implementation of the Act could be strengthened, it said adding the guidelines of the scheme and application form may be downloaded from website http://www.persmin.nic.in. The applications must reach DoPT by January 3, 2011 at 5 PM.
Zaroo grieved at demise
Srinagar, Dec 10: Islamic Dawah Centre director, Fayaz Ahmad Zaroo has expressed grief over the death of the rector of Darul-Uloom Deoband, Maulana Marghoob-ur-Rehman.
In his message, Zaroo said, “Late Maulana was not only a righteous scholar of Islam, but also a dynamic personality whose services to the Muslim community will remain memorable,” adding “It is indeed very difficult to fill the gap created by the death of Moulana Marghoob.”
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