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Suspected ISIS terrorist blows himself up in Turkey, five injured

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Ankara: A suspected ISIS suicide bomber allegedly blew himself up on Sunday during a raid on the terrorist’s hideout in Turkey’s Gaziantep town near the border with Syria, injuring five policemen. The country is currently hosting the G20 summit overshadowed by the deadly attacks in Paris.

A statement issued by the Gaziantep governor’s office said that the raid was conducted on Saturday. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives when police broke down the fifth-floor apartment, The Hindustan Times reported.

Two women have been detained in the raid while three children were taken into state protection. Police seized explosive materials and several machine guns during the raid.

In the wake of deadly attacks in Paris, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday urged “all humanity” to state united against terrorism.

“We stand united in strongly condemning the dreadful acts of terror,” Modi said two days after Islamic State terrorists massacred nearly 130 people in the French capital, adding that “Entire humanity must stand together and be one against terrorism.”

He said the need for a united global effort to combat terrorism has never been more urgent.

“This must also be a priority for BRICS nations,” he said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Modi Inaugurates Patna Metro Rail Project Through Video Conferencing

The Patna Metro Rail project will cost about Rs 13,365.77 crore. It comprises two corridors of a total length 31.39 km.

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Modi also opened the city's gas distribution at Patna and the Patna River Front Development's first phase. Pixabay

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation of the much-awaited Patna Metro Rail through video conferencing from Begusarai in Bihar.

Modi also opened the city’s gas distribution at Patna and the Patna River Front Development’s first phase.

The Prime Minister then launched the expansion work of Barauni’s oil refinery which would be increased to 9 million tonnes and other projects estimated to cost Rs 33,000 crore.

The Patna Metro Rail project will cost about Rs 13,365.77 crore. It comprises two corridors of a total length 31.39 km.

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The project is expected to be completed in five years from the date of commencement. Wikimedia

In the first phase, a 33.1-km-long track having two corridors — east-west and north-south — will come up in Patna.

The west-east corridor would run between Danapur and Patna railway station via Dakbungalow Square while the south-north corridor would run between the Inter-State Bus Terminal and Gandhi Maidan via Rajendra Nagar and Ashok Rajpath.

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The project is expected to be completed in five years from the date of commencement.

Earlier, Modi flew into Patna and was welcomed by Governor Lalji Tandon and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. All of them then took a helicopter to Begusarai, 130 km from Patna. (IANS)