4 policemen killed 11 injured in blast near mosque in Pakistans Quetta

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:43Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:42?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … At least four policemen were killed and 11 other people got injured in a bomb blast near a mosque in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province on Monday. The explosion in the provincial capital Quetta’s Satellite Town area occurred when people were assembling for prayers near the mosque.The bomb was apparently planted on a motorcycle, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Police Abdul Razzaq Cheema said. “Four policemen were killed,” he said as quoted by a news agency.Another 11 people were injured in the attack, Provincial Home Minister Ziaullah Langov said. The explosion near a mosque in the western Pakistani city of Quetta killed four police officials.TwitterSecurity forces cordoned off the area. There has been a sudden spike in violence in Balochistan in recent weeks.Forces have been on high alert during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with extra security set up at major sites around the country. ReutersIn an emailed statement, Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the blast. The attack came two days after a terrorist attack on a luxury hotel in the coastal town of Gwadar in which five people were killed while security forces gunned down the three terrorists who stormed the facility.(With inputs from agencies) 4 policemen killed, 11 injured in blast near mosque in Pakistan’s Quettacenter_img Closelast_img read more

Elderly couple killed in road crash

first_imgRoad Accident LogoAn elderly couple was killed following head-on collision between a goods-laden truck and an engine-run van at Toildhara Bhatabari intersection in Safipur upazila of Tangail on Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased is Motiur Rahman, 85, a retired school teacher and his wife Achia Khatun, 75, residents of Indarjani area.Safipur police station officer-in-charge Amir Hossain said that when Motiur along his wife was going Safipur upazila headquarters to collect his pension, the truck hit the vehicle, leaving five people, including the couple injured.The injured were taken to SafipurUpazila Health Complex where physicians declared the duo dead.Police seized the truck.last_img read more

Reconversion to continue till Centre bans it says Togadia

first_imgDelivering a keynote address at ‘Virat Hindu Hridaya Sangama’ at Puttur near here on Friday evening, Praveen Togadia said Hindus could no longer be silent on conversions which resulted in the “dwindling” of their population. “We want the government to either ban religious conversions or allow us to go ahead with our re-conversion programmes,” he said. The NDA government, facing opposition heat over the ‘ghar vapsi’ (home coming) programme of Sangh parivar outfits in some parts of the country, has already stated its willingness to bring an anti-conversion law and called for the support of all parties to the law. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJITogadia said a uniform civil code should be introduced in the country and the government should bring in a rule to ensure that every couple, irrespective of religion, could have only two children.He also called upon the Hindus to fight what was being called ‘Love Jihad’ which was “ruining” the identity of the nation. Over four lakh Hindu families in Kashmir who got converted under “pressure”, should be brought back to their religion, he said.last_img read more