Having staged twin suicide attacks near two churches in Lahore's Yohanabad area that killed 15, the splinter group of Pakistan Taliban, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar threatened of more similar attacks in the country.
The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued a notice to the Maharashtra government over reports that families of 2,731 farmers, who committed suicide in the state, were held "ineligible" to get compensation.
A Delhi court, which held a man guilty of attempting to commit suicide after being allegedly harassed by a policeman, said "it is unfortunate" that such "arbitrary, barbaric and anti-human" penal provision still stands in the statute book.
The Philippines investigated a report that a Malaysian suicide bomber was planning to try to kill Pope Francis during the pontiff's visit to Manila this month, Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas said on Tuesday.
The UN voiced "serious concern" about the Taliban`s persistent threat after the group killed seven people in two suicide attacks in Kabul on Thursday, including one targeting a play at a French-financed high school.
Even as the authorities in Pakistan continue investigation to ascertain who was behind the deadly Wagah border crossing blast that killed at least 60, a fresh report compels to re-think who was the actual target of the attack.
Defence analyst Commodore (retired) C Uday Bhaskar on Monday said that the bomb blast, which took place near the Wagah border in Pakistan, poses a very serious internal security challenge for Pakistan, adding that India would have to acquire the capacity for surveillance on both sides of the border.
Rubbishing the claims of other terror outfits, former Tehreek-e-Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan has asserted that its Jamat-ul-Ahrar group was responsible for the deadly suicide attack at Wagah border crossing that killed at least 60 people.