15 killed, 80 injured in bomb blast at Dilsukhnagar At least 11 people were feared killed while 23 others were injured in two high-intensity bomb explosions in Dilsukhnagar area on Thursday evening.....Page.8 Thursday, February 21, 2013 | Hyderabad
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Politics Thursday, February 21, 2013 | Hyderabad
Bandh: Banking, Dharmana attends office Transport sectors affected
Hyderabad, February 2: Banking and other Public Sector Units remained closed for the second day in response to the 48-hour bandh called by nine Trade Union Ogansations demanding immediate settlement of their charter of demands. While Banking, Insurance and other industries where the Trade Union presence is strong, the strike was more pronounced. Banking and transport sectors were severely hit and workers of Singereni
Collieries, various jute mills and units boycotted work. In districts, the RTC buses did not ply to the capacity as many of the Opposition parties extended support to the general strike. The Left Parties and Trade Unions took out rallies at various places pressing for their demands. AITUC state unit president P J Chandrasekhar Rao said that the strike was a success with Singareni Collieries and RTC joining the stir.
Bengaluru police serves summons to Akbar Owaisi Hyderabad, February 21: The Bengaluru police Thursday served summons to MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi asking him to appear before a Bengaluru court on February 23. The summons were served at Akbar Owaisi's residence on Thursday following the orders of Bengaluru Chief Metropolitan Magistrate who accepted a petition filed by two lawyers - Dilip Kumar and Dharampal against the alleged hate speech delivered by MIM leader in Nirmal and Adilabad. On January 24, the court asked the local police to produce Akbar Owaisi before it on January 23. However, it was not known whether the MIM leader would
Hyderabad, February 21: Minister for Roads and Buildings Dharmana Prasada Rao today attended office after a gap of six months. He entered the D Block Chamber for official duty signaling that all is well. Dharmana has resigned after being named in the Vancpic case. His resignation was not accepted and the cabinet adopted a resolution not to give permission to the CBI court to prosecute him. The resolution was sent to
Governor ESL Narasimhan, who returned it asking the Government to seek legal opinion. The CBI contended that there need not be any permission as there was precedence. Dharmana attended the court during Vanpic hearing. Ahead of the budget session the minister attended office putting at rest all speculation about his resignation. Mopidevi Venkatarama, another accused in the same case, is in jail.
No mention of T in Prez speech; Mps feeble protest New Delhi, February 21: Telangana Congress MPs reiterated that they will mount pressure on the high command for expediting the separate statehood issue. They said that Telangana issue is not linked to Gurkhaland. â€œWe are not under pressure from any quarter and we raised the slogan of Jai Telangana during the Presidentâ€™s address in the Central hall of Parliament. However, there
a r e d i ff e r e n c e s a m o n g t h e Telangana MPs with some of them keeping away from the sloganeering. There was no mention of Telangana in the speech of President Pranab Mukherjee.
HC rejects plea: Satyam case attend the court or seek exemption from personal appearance. It may be mentioned that Akbar Owaisi has already approached the High Court on Wednesday seeking relief from numerous cases filed against him for making alleged hate speeches.
Hyderabad, February 21: Andhra Pradesh High Court today rejected the appeal against the penalty in the Satyam case. The petition filed by Vadlamani Srinivas and Ramakrishna challenging the penalty was rejected by the single-judge bench of the High court.
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Coop polls unfair, alleges YSRCP Hyderabad, February 21: Coming down heavily on the large scale misuse of official machinery in the Kadapa cooperative elections, YSR Congress has said Congress is using these polls as a testing ground for rigging the future local bodies’ elections. “With defeat staring at the ruling party, the Government has pressed all its force into service to manipulate the election and when it was clear that YSRC is winning the DCCB Chairman post it has postponed the elections to February 28 which only shows the extent to which Congress can stoop to,” Party MLA Srikanth Reddy told reporters here on Thursday. What we have seen in Kadapa is the height of manipulation of public opinion and democratic process. The elections were neither free nor fair in Kadapa or in the entire state. After concluding that it cannot win the YSR Kadapaa citadel, on the
first day the Congress has postponed the election on the ground of lack quorum, citing some impossible conditions, on the second day it was the kidnap of the District Cooperative Officer (DCO) and on the third day it has postponed the election in the name of law and order problem, he said. The order was faxed to the district
administration late in the night. This clearly shows that the Congress government is experimenting with its manipulative skills for future use and the ruling party has won majority of the seats though such coercion, intimidation and undemocratic methods elsewhere in the state. The misappropriation began from enrollment itself and bringing in stay for 22 of the 77 posts and with YSRCP sympathisers winning 32 of the 54, the Congress government has been hell-bent to win the Chairman’s post and has been playing foul though it has no majority, he said. “Perhaps the unfair practice could be its model and wants to follow the same methodology of rigging in the future polls, but it had to bite dust in the direct elections earlier and the result will be the same in future elections as well,” he said. When a government official is kidnapped, no action was initiated and government servants are been
terrorised to the point maintaining stoic silence. We demand that an inquiry should be ordered into the incident by a senior IPS officer, he said. The governance of the State stands to be ridiculed if cannot facilitate 12 to 14 persons to vote for the DCCB Chairman post and cannot maintain law and order. The Congress Party should gracefully accept defeat as it has no numbers, instead of trying to play manipulative politics, he said. The Kiran Kumar Reddy government should realise that there is no reason as to why farmers should vote for Congress as they are in distress. If the elections are held in a free and fair manner, we will win majority of the districts, he said. For the State to progress, agriculturally and industrially, only YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has the will and vision and not the Congress and TDP that have pushed the State development backwards, he said.
TPJAC gear up for Sadak Bandh Hyderabad, February 21: Telangana Political Joint Action Committee chairman Prof M Kodandaram appealed to the people to cooperate in conducting the Sadak Bandh (highway blockade) and urged them to keep away from travel on March 24. Ambulances and Pulse polio vans
will be exempted from our dharna, he said adding that they would not give up for coercion and force. In all they will conduct the blockade at 12 places, he said adding that Nagarkurnool MLA Nagam Janardhan Reddy will also take part in the agitation.
State Politics Thursday, February 21, 2013 | Hyderabad
Ponnala appears before HC in election case Group IV results Hyderabad, February 21: The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday posted the next hearing to February 27 in the election case of Information Technology Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah. Meanwhile, Ponnala Lakshmaiah, who appeared before the court on Thursday gave a detailed account of his election in 2009. Ponnala got elected from the Janagaon Assembly segment of Warangal district in 2009 elections. However, his immediately rival TRS candidate Kommuru Pratap Reddy challenged Ponnala's election alleging irregularities.
Protest against misusing Lord Venkateswara’s image Hyderabad, February 21: The inscription of Lord Venkateswara on wrist watches has raised protests from Bajrang Dal and other quarters with the TTD coming under fire for using the Lord for commercial purposes. Some Bajrang Dal activists held dharna at a star hotel in the city, where the watches were being launched, and
when the situation turned serious they were whisked away by police. TTD Executive Officer, LV Subramanyam said there was nothing wrong in embossing the picture of the Lord on watches. People who are interested will buy. It need not be made an issue, he said. Meanwhile, TDP leader Bojjala Gopalkrishna Reddy,
who hails from Chittoor found fault with using the image of the Lord Venkateswara for commercial purpose. “I condemn TTD for allowing a private company to use Lord Ve n k a t e s w a r a f o r i t s publicity,” he said and demanded that Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and Endowments Minister should order an inquiry into the deal.
Hyderabad, February 21: The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission on Thursday released the results of Group IV examination. Following a notification issued by the APPSC in 2008, as many as 9,58,333 candidates had applied for the Group IV examination against the total posts of 1,335. The examinations were conducted at 2,629 centres on August 11 and 12 across the State. The results are likely to be sent to all the districts in the next few days. Based on the merit and reservation, the District Collectors will then fill the posts.
VVS Laxman begins a new innings
Mayor to solve Central Zone’s grievances on Friday, Saturday the GHMC’s Central Zone Office from 3 PM to 5 PM on Friday and Saturday to solve the public grievances including RTI petitions, which are pending since a long time. The Mayor also informed that he would review pending grievances including RTI petitions with all the officials of Central Zone and try to Hyderabad, February 21: solve the issues on the spot GHMC Mayor Mohammed pertaining to various civic Majid Hussain has informed related issues. He said he that he would be available at
would instruct the officials to take appropriate disciplinary action against the officials for their negligent attitude in solving the public grievances. In this connection, the citizens who have their grievances p e n d i n g i n c l u d i n g RT I petitions pertaining to Central Zone have been requested to come along with acknowledgments, if any, to get solved their grievances 3 PM to 5 PM on Friday and Saturday.
New Delhi February 2: Stylish Hyderabadi batsman VVS Laxman will be seen in a new avatar. After retiring from first class cricket now he will be wielding the microphone and will be seen as a commentator. His new innings as a commentator will begin at Chennai where the India-Australia Test series begins from Friday. Laxman will be joining Allan Border, Shane Warne, Mahews Hayeden, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Ravi Sashtri as expert commentators for a
State Politics Thursday, February 21, 2013 | Hyderabad
News in Pictures Thursday, February 21, 2013 | Hyderabad
Bomb blast: pictures of injured at Osmania General Hospital
CM Kiran Kumar Reddy Inspecting the Bomb Blast Sites at Dilsukhnagar.
Business Thursday, February 21, 2013 | Hyderabad
Sensex falls 317 points amid global selloff The BSE Sensex plunged over 300 points, its biggest fall since July 2012, amid a global selloff on Thursday. Domestic shares fell in line with weak global equities that declined on market talk that a hedge fund had been liquidating large positions in commodities, as well as worries the Federal Reserve could slow its bond buying program. "There is risk off trade across the globe. Everywhere there is selling, so we are also going down," Piyush Garg, chief investment officer at ICICI Securities said. The Sensex closed 317 points or 1.62 per cent lower while the Nifty declined 91 points to 5,852. The rupee traded at a one-month low of 54.52 to the dollar, while gold prices in India hit a seven-month low. "This is the first sign of a selloff. Private sector banks, ICICI Bank,
Yes Bank, which held out so far have started to fall. A close below 5,825 on the Nifty, which is the 20week exponential average, will send markets to 5,600 levels," Anil
Manghnani, director at Modern Shares & Stock Brokers said. Barring consumer durables, all groups of stocks closed lower on the BSE. The BSE Consumer Durables index managed to stay in green on account of over 5 per cent
gain in Videocon. High beta stocks such as metals and realty saw sharp downsides. The BSE Bankex slipped 2.5 per cent a day after RBI data showed that loan growth continues to remain a concern. Banks' advances grew 8.7 per cent so far this fiscal year, compared with 11.2 per cent a year earlier, while deposit growth was 7.8 per cent compared with 11.4 per cent in the same period a year earlier. Private lender ICICI Bank closed 3.75 per cent lower while State Bank of India shares declined 1.8 per cent lower. 47 stocks ended lower on the Nifty led by Jindal Steel and Power, which plunged 4 per cent. Tata Steel also declined 4 per cent. Infra major Jaiprakash Associates, iron ore miner Sesa Goa, Reliance Infra, aluminium maker Hindalco and infra lender IDFC shed 3-4 per cent.
Drug maker Cipla, state-run Gail India and two-wheeler major Bajaj Auto were the only gainers on the Nifty. Kingfisher Airlines shares close up by their daily limit of 5 per cent for the fourth straight day though other aviation stocks such as SpiceJet fell sharply after Malaysia based AirAsia said it plans to start India operations. (Read full story here) Shriram Transport Finance shares sunk 7 per cent after U.S. private equity firm TPG Capital planned to sell part of its stake in the company to raise about $300 million, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters. Will the markets fall further? Analysts said a sharp fall, like today, is unlikely. Parag Doctor, head (trading strategies) at Keynote Capitals said the Nifty has strong support at the 100 day moving average near 5,840, while 5,925-5,950 is the likely upside.
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15 killed, 80 injured in bomb blast at Dilsukhnagar Hyderabad/New Delhi, February 21: At least 11 people were feared killed while 23 others were injured in two high-intensity bomb explosions in Dilsukhnagar area on Thursday evening. The unconfirmed sources have put the death toll at 15 and 47 injuries. City Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma, who visited the spot, confirmed 11 causalities in the blast. He said 23 people were also injured due to the blasts. He said post-blast investigations team of NIA and other agencies have begun investigation. He said all the concerned departments have been put on alert. According to reports, the first explosion took place near a tiffin centre near Konark Theater in Disukhnagar area killing seven people on the spot. Another blast has been reported near Venkatadiri Theatre in the same area.
Following explosion, people started running helter-skelter leading to stampede in which several people were injured. While 47 people have been reported injured, 22 of them have been sent to Osmania General Hospital for treatment. The other injured have been shifted to Yashoda Hospital and other nearby hospitals. The condition of a few injured is said to be serious. Entire area has been cordoned off while the bomb and dog squads have been pressed into service. Red alert have been sounded in Andhra Pradesh and other neighbouring States. The NSG commandoes have been rushed to the city. Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, PCC president Botsa Satyanarayana along with other ministers, have visited the spot. Senior police officials have also rushed to the spot.
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has convened a review meeting with the senior officials. The National Investigation Agency has sent the post-blast investigation team from New Delhi to Hyderabad while senior Intelligence Bureau officials too have been sent. Talking to reporters in the national capital,
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde did not rule terror attack and said that cycles were used for the blasts. He said that the Union Home Ministry was getting information about a possible attacks and all State were alerted about the State. Shinde also said that the death toll due to blast could increase further.
CM condemns blasts, announces ex-gratia Hyderabad, February 21: Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy announced Rs 6 lakh ex-gratia for the families of those killed in the twin blast at Disukhnagar on Thursday. The injured will be paid compensation from Rs 50,000 to Rs One lakh. Addressing a press conference after visiting the blasts' site, the Chief Minister expressed shock and grief over the incident. "It is an unfortunate incident. We condemn the act of terrorism on innocent people. This is only to disturb the peaceful living of all communities in Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh," he said. The Chief Minister announced that those responsible for the blasts would not be spared. He said that special teams were being constituted to probe into the blasts. However, he said that it would be improper to jump to conclusions on who could be behind the blasts. Kiran Kumar Reddy said officials have been directed to extend all help to the victims. Meanwhile, Union Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that he would be visiting the city on Friday.