Ahead of New Year revelry, security was beefed up in the city, hit by an IED blast that killed a woman and injured three others, even as a 17-year-old youth was "secured" for posting tweets claiming responsibility for the explosion and threatening more attacks.
With investigators not ruling out the 'terror angle' in the blast outside a restaurant that killed one woman and injured one, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah have called separate high-level meets on Monday.
An Army jawan was killed on Saturday while another injured when an Improvised Explosive Device believed to be planted by militants went off along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The death toll in the IED blast triggered by insurgents in Meghalaya has risen to three with one more policeman succumbing to his injuries Saturday, while another IED was recovered and defused by a bomb disposal squad, police said.
The bomb that exploded in Pune last week was made by mixing ammonium nitrate with potassium chlorate and small ball bearings were used as shrapnels to inflict injuries, but there was no gelatin or RDX in it, Maharashtra ATS said.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh today called up Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh after a blast killed two persons in the state and asked him to ensure that the culprits involved in it do not go scot free.