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    Old City Hyderabad Riots 2016

  • Shops, vehicles attacked as power riots hit Hyderabad areas

    HYDERABAD: Riots hit several localities of Paretabad late on Monday evening following street protests over power outages continuing in the city for many days...

    The protesters had intermittently been taking to the streets in many areas of Hyderabad every day since the advent of Ramazan against excessive loadshedding and frequent outages which, according to them, had reduced the supply duration to merely a few hours a day...

  • Dozens injured in Indian holy city riots: police

    LUCKNOW: Extra police and paramilitaries were deployed to the Indian holy city of Varanasi Tuesday after nearly 50 people were injured during riots in which a police post was torched and dozens of vehicles damaged...

    Officials in the city, which is Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary seat, said the situation soon escalated as a mob went on the rampage through the streets...

  • PM’s Rs500m package to make Hyderabad modern city: governor

    KARACHI: Sindh Gover­nor Mohammad Zubair said on Friday the Rs500 million development package anno­u­n­ced by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would prove to be a catalyst in the modernisation of Hyderabad, the second largest city of the province...

    He said at a meeting with Hyderabad Mayor Tay­yab Hashmi and Deputy Mayor Sohail Mashhadi at Gover­nor House that the fed­eral government belie­v­ed in equal development and economic agenda for...

  • ‘Hyderabad city has lost its character’

    An IAS officer of the 1955 batch who retired as chief secretary of a united Andhra Pradesh, he is considered an authority on Hyderabad — its history and culture — and has 14 books to his credit...

    His books on the founder of Hyderabad, the Nizami city, the cantonment of Secunderabad, its rockscape, the jewels of the Nizam or the coffee table book on its foremost photographer, Raja Deendayal, all reveal the depths of his attachment...

  • Burned body of woman found in car near Hyderabad city

    The charred body of a woman was recovered from a burnt car in the early hours of Thursday in the Tando Jam area near Hyderabad...

    According to Senior Superintendent Police Hyderabad Pir Muhammad, it is believed that the woman was murdered and her body was placed in the car which was then driven to a street and set on fire...

  • Police targeted, stores looted in Baltimore riots

    Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in the port city of 620,000 and activated the National Guard as rioters prowled in small groups, ransacking shops and trashing police vehicles...

    Fear of unrest prompted the University of Maryland's downtown campus, corporate offices and the city's famous Lexington Market to shut down early...

  • Baltimore mayor lifts curfew after six days of riots

    BALTIMORE: Baltimore’s mayor on Sunday lifted a curfew that was imposed across the East Coast city following widespread riots, as thousands of National Guard troops began withdrawing from the scarred metropolis...

    The riots stemmed from protests over the death of Freddie Gray, 25, who suffered a serious spinal injury while in the back of a police van on April 12...

  • Water disturbances may turn into ethnic riots, warn Muttahida leaders

    KARACHI: Blaming the Pakistan Peoples Party-led Sindh government for what he called an artificial water crisis, a senior leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has warned of disturbances which may turn into ethnic riots in the metropolis...

    it’s their inefficiency in the distribution of water that would lead the city towards chaos,” said Dr Farooq Sattar...

  • Water riots feared as KE-KWSB row over dues continues

    The Sindh government said that action would be taken against the K-Electric for carrying out loadshedding at the KWSB pumping stations in violation of a court order, resulting in water crisis in the city...

    Water supply to the city has been stopped since Tuesday evening for three days after a 72-inch diameter pipeline at the Dhabeji pumping station burst due to a four-hour power outage there as well as at the Gharo, Pipri, Hub and NEK...

  • Rape suspect's death in police custody sparks riots in India

    A man accused of the gang rape and murder of a girl in northern India has been killed in police custody, an official said Thursday, sparking angry riots in the usually tranquil Himalayan region...

    There have been vigils and strikes across the region since the 16-year-old victim was found naked and mutilated in a forest, with many accusing police of bungling the investigation...

  • After violent protests in KP, power riots erupt in Sindh

    KARACHI/HYDERABAD: Like Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, power riots broke out in many cities across Sindh on Tuesday as citizens experienced prolonged power cuts in the prevailing hot and humid weather during the month of Ramazan...

    Enraged people took to the streets at many places in Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Badin, Sukkur, Khairpur and other districts to vent their anger against the K-Electric and Hyderabad Electric Supply Company...

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