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7 dead, 70 injured after huge explosion rips through seminary in Pakistan’s Peshawar

A bag filled with explosive materials was kept close to wall of the seminary by some unknown person which went off, superintendent of police in Peshawar city Waqar Azeem said.
The Pakistan Democratic Movement rally against the government in Quetta, Balochistan, where the explosion took place. | @MoosaShoro | Twitter

At least 4 killed, 2 injured in bomb blast in Pakistan’s Quetta

The explosion occurred at the third rally organised by 11-party opposition alliance, Pakistan Democratic Movement, against the Imran Khan govt.
Scene of the bomb blast in Chaman, Balochistan | Twitter

5 dead, 10 injured in bomb blast in Pakistan’s Balochistan

Recently, Balochistan has seen an increase in attacks by militants and separatists belonging tobanned outfits.
Bomb blast in Turbat, Balochistan | Twitter

Bomb blast in Pakistan’s Balochistan province kills 1, injures 8

Police said was it yet to be ascertained who was the target of the blast but those injured in it were civilians.

This 3D-printed bone brick can change how bomb injuries are treated

Many of bone-shattering injuries in war zones are untreatable because of the constant risk of infection from procedures in the field. The bone brick can help.
Sanjeev Lodhi (R with raised finger), joint secretary of the Lucknow bar association, along with other lawyers stage a protest after a crude-bomb exploded in the premises of a court, in Lucknow, Thursday. | PTI

Armed men enter Lucknow court complex and hurl crude bombs, 3 lawyers injured

Police scanning CCTV footage to ascertain identity of assailants. Lucknow Bar Association Joint Secretary Sanjiv Lodhi claims he was target of attack.
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Four convicted, one acquitted in 2008 Jaipur serial bombings

Eight serial bomb blasts took place in Jaipur on 13 May 2008 which left nearly 70 people dead and 185 injured

Why Pakistani Taliban keep targeting Lahore’s Data Darbar sufi shrine

ThePrint looks at the significance of Lahore’s Data Darbar shrine and why Pakistani Taliban has targeted it twice, apart from issuing threats.

5 killed in bomb blast outside Lahore Sufi shrine in Pakistan

The shrine was targeted in 2010, in a suicide attack that killed more than 40 people, and is guarded by heavy security.
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Sri Lanka govt warns 3-5 years jail for those who spread fake news of terror attacks

Sri Lankan news outlet Daily News reported a number of disturbances provoked by fake news spread through social media.

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If Joe Biden wins US presidential election — prepare for an epic policy hangover

As pleasant as it might be to have a president who isn’t actively destroying the country, there are many areas where Biden will need a better plan & political will to make progress.
President Xi Jinping (centre) with other leaders of the Communist Party of China | Representational image: Reuters via ANI

China to reveal how it plans to steer economic growth through the 2030s

China’s Communist Party is expected to release two policy blueprints at the end of 4 days of meetings -- Their 5-year plan & a longer strategy document that stretches until 2035.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.