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10 killed ,dozen injured in bomb blast in Philippines

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Manila:  At least 10 people were killed and another 20 wounded in a Wednesday night bomb blast in central Philippines, the spokesperson for the Philippines President said on Thursday.

Military authorities in the region said that it was a homemade explosive device detonated by a mobile phone during a boxing competition, Efe news reported.The match was part of the celebrations that marked the patron saint festivities in Hilongos city, where the attack took place.An unspecified number of wounded were being treated for serious injuries.

The Presidential Spokesperson, Ernesto Abella, said that a probe was launched into the attack.”As of the moment, initial but unofficial news feed state that there were no (intelligence) reports of bomb threats, nor has anybody claimed responsibility for the bombing,” Abella told the media here.On April 24, during a mass, an unidentified group threw a grenade at a police car parked outside a church in Midsayap city, on the southern island Mindanao, killing 13 people.Several groups of Muslim radicals operate on Mindanao Island, where majority of the population professes Islam in the otherwise predominantly Catholic country, and demand independence from the Manila Government.

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Crime against women: Posters of guilty to be displayed in UP

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Eve-teasers, those guilty of crime against women and habitual offenders in cases of sex-related crimes will now find their posters on road crossings in Uttar Pradesh.

According to the government spokesman, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to launch ‘Operation Durachari’ to check crime against women.

“The Chief Minister has directed that women police personnel should be asked to take firm action against such offenders and their photographs should be pasted on crossings in order to name and shame them,” the spokesman said.

The Chief Minister further said that people should know who are the persons who are vitiating the atmosphere in society and indulging in crime against women.

He further said that in case any incident related to crime against women takes place, the beat in-charge, chowki in-charge, station officer and the circle officer would be held responsible.

The Chief Minister also ordered that anti-Romeo squads should be further activated and strengthened so that the strategy to check crime against women becomes increasingly effective.

It may be recalled that the Yogi Adityanath government had pasted photographs of anti-CAA protesters on crossings in Lucknow in an attempt to name and shame them just before the national lockdown was announced.

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