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Kerosene stove blast: Injured 10th standard girl dies

Kerosene stove blast: Injured 10th standard girl dies

Kasargod: A 10th standard girl who had suffered severe burns after kerosene stove burst into flames breathed her last on Friday February 13 at a private hospital in Mangaluru.

The deceased is Kavya (15), daughter of Ravichandra of Kanchikatte in Kumble here and was studying in government higher secondary school in Kumble.

The incident happened when Kavya was in the kitchen of her house. The kerosene stove burst into flames seriously injuring Kavya. She was rushed to a private hospital in Mangaluru but she failed to respond to the treatment and breathed her last.

A day's holiday was declared for Kumble government higher secondary school on Friday to record grief at her untimely demise.

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Three killed in Bihar court blast

Patna: Three people, including a woman, a police constable and an undertrial prisoner were killed and more than half a dozen injured in a bomb blast in a Bihar court Friday, police said.

A district police officer said a crude bomb exploded within the premises of Ara civil court in Bhojpur district, about 60 km from the state capital.

The injured were rushed to the local civil hospital for treatment.

Security in the court premises was beefed up following the blast.

Additional Director General of Police Gupteshwar Pandey told media here that the bomb that exploded was carried by a woman, one of the victims.

'Police have recovered a mobile phone near the mutilated body of the woman,' Pandey said.

According to an official at the chief minister's office, the union home ministry has sought a report about the incident from the state government.
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Two suspects picked up in Bengaluru blast case from Bhatkal

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths, on Thursday, picked up two persons from Bhatkal on their possible involvement in the Church street blast that rocked the city on December 28.

The duo was picked up from Bhatkal, based on the circumstantial evidence obtained from the scene of the crime. The suspects have been brought to Bengaluru for further questioning.

The police have also searched the houses of the suspects and recovered incriminating materials which will be probed further, a senior police officer said.

They are suspected to a part of the banned Indian Mujahideen group
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At least 55 killed in suicide blast on Pakistani side of Wagah border

At least 55 killed in suicide blast on Pakistani side of Wagah border

Lahore: At least 55 people were killed and more than 150 injured in a lethal suicide attack on the Pakistan side of Wagah border, the only road crossing between Amritsar and Lahore, minutes after the flag lowering ceremony on Sunday evening. Banned terrorist organization Jundullah, responsible for a suicide bombing that killed 78 Christians inside a church in Peshawar last September, claimed responsibility.

Punjab inspector general of police Mushtaq Sukhera said the bomber triggered the explosion outside a restaurant near a paramilitary soldiers' checkpoint at Wagah.

"The parade venue is about 600 metres ahead of the blast site. The suicide bomber detonated the bomb away from the parade venue because of the strict checking," said top Rangers officer Tahir Khan. "If the blast had occurred close to the border gate, the devastation would have been far greater," Khan added.

Nonetheless, the attacker crossed four security checkpoints and was waiting for the public to gather as the flag hoisting ceremony was about to end, said Shuja Khanzada, Punjab's interior minister. "His target was to get close to soldiers at the border but he was unable to cross the last checkpoint," he said.

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NSA Ajit Doval inspects Burdwan blast site, to talk tough with Mamata Banerjee

NSA Ajit Doval inspects Burdwan blast site, to talk tough with Mamata Banerjee

New Delhi: Top security and intelligence chiefs of the country including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Monday visited the blast site in Burdwan and assessed the progress of investigations into it. NIA Director General Sharad Kumar, NSG Director General Jayanta Narayan Chowdhury and Intelligence Bureau director Syed Asif Ibrahim accompanied him during the over 30 minute visit to the house at Khagragarh where the blast took place on October 2, police said.

 Doval and the three top officials visited the room where the blast occurred, during which two suspected terrorists were also killed. They also went to the room, which had served as the laboratory of the suspected terrorists and climbed the rooftop of the house to check the visibility of surrounding areas.

 Doval also inquired where the two children of the suspected terrorists stayed in the house. The children, who are toddlers have since been taken into custody along with their mothers, one of whom is the widow of one of the suspected terrorists who died in the explosion.

 Later, Doval met the district officials and asked about the progress of inquiry into the blast, the police added. The four top officials then left for Kolkata to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat 'Nabanna'.

 Earlier, the security and intelligence chiefs flew in to Burdwan by a chopper from NSC Bose International Airport. They had reached Kolkata in a IAF special aircraft this morning. Today's visit was the second in four days by the NIA director.

 Kumar after his first visit to Burdwan and Murshidabad on Friday had said that the arrested persons in connection with the blast and their associates were members of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh and were making IEDs to be transported to the neighbouring country for possible terror attacks. Today's visit comes ahead of the Union government's decision to send a report to Bangladesh following a request from that country in this regard.

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