Talking to reporters, Rijiju said he had spoken to Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and it was decided that the central and state agencies will jointly probe the matter in depth and strong action will be taken against those behind the dastardly act.
Channi said he had spoken to Home Minister Amit Shah hours after the explosion and that the Centre has dispensed teams to Punjab to investigate the case.
According to Ludhiana police, an explosion inside Ludhiana Court Complex has killed two people so far and three injured. The area has been sealed and forensic teams will collect samples from the blast site.
Some unidentified motorcyclists lobbed a grenade in front of the Triveni gate of the Pathankot army cantonment, the police said.
The Islamic State group has been waging a campaign of violence in Nangarhar Province, where shootings and bombings against Taliban fighters take place frequently.
At least 36 people were also injured in the incident that occurred in Kohistan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistani officials said
The incident occurred on Monday and the accused has been arrested, police said
Most of the victims were students aged 11-15 years, officials said.
The UN condemned an “alarming” increase in attacks in the country targeting civilians.
Family members of the injured people claimed that the six are supporters of the BJP and were attacked by Trinamool Congress activists.
Jakir Hossain, Trinamool Congress MLA and the minister for state for labour, was attacked while waiting to catch a train to Kolkata around 10 pm on February 17.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday alleged that the bomb attack on Hossain was part of a conspiracy as certain people were "pressuring" him to switch over to another party.
Many among the wounded were in serious condition and there was material damage.
The explosion was planned and intended to create fear and chaos, police said adding that no motive has been established yet
There was no immediate word from Israel on Friday's flights and alleged attacks on Syria.
Unknown gunmen shot and killed Mohammad Yousuf Rasheed, executive director of Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan, officials said
Member of Parliament, Khan Mohammad Wardak was also wounded during the explosion, officials said
Bomb went off after a man driving a motorized rickshaw entered a village to sell goods and was soon surrounded by kids, casualty may rise: Official
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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