Andhra Pradesh News on February 22, 2013
February 22, 2013 - Hyderabad
- Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde arrives in Hyderabad. He visited the Dilsukhnagar bomb blast site.
- The death toll of the twin blasts in Hyderabad has reached 16. A native of Rajasthan died while undergoing treatment at Yashoda hospital in the morning. Over 119 were injured in the blasts and the condition of 12 others is said to be critical.
- Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu has taken a break from his 'Vastunna Mee Kosam' padayatra and has visited the blast site in Hyderabad. He also consoled the victims.
- A case has officially being field at the Saroornagar police station on the twin blasts at Hyderabad yesterday. Cases under sections 302, 307, 120(B) of the IPC has been filed. The NAA officials are continuing their probe.
- Both the houses of Parliament were adjourned over the Hyderabad twin bomb blasts incident. Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar and Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari expressed condolences to the victims. The members of both the houses condemned the blasts. The opposition parties insisted on a discussion on the incident which the Lok Sabha Speaker rejected. Lok Sabha session was adjourned till 12 pm, while Rajya Sabha session was adjourned till afternoon.
- The Hyderabad police has increased the police force in old city following the twin bomb blasts yesterday. Rapid Action Forces were also deployed as the BJP sponsored bandh and the Friday prayers coincided today. The Friday prayers ended peacefully giving relief to the police. Bomb squad personnel and metal detectors were used to prevent any untoward incident today.
- Union Tourism Minister of State K Chiranjeevi has met Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy today. He also consoled the victims who were admitted to the Omni hospital in Hyderabad.
- The Union Home Ministry has confirmed that they have alerted the States in the country of a possible terror attacked from militants based in Pakistan. The Home Ministry has confirmed that the police were alerted of possible attacks in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Hubli.
- Opposition Leader in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj criticized the Government for their negligent attitude towards the twin bomb blasts in Hyderabad. She questioned the government on why it could not avert the bomb blasts despite having intel on possible attacks. She also demanded the government to announce the steps it is taking to prevent such incidents in the future. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has given a statement on the bomb blasts in the Parliament. He said that the first blast occurred at 6:58 pm and the second at 7:01 pm. Preliminary investigation revealed that the bombs were attached to cycles, he said.
- Information and Broadcasting minister DK Aruna condemned the twin bomb blasts in Hyderabad. Speaking to media after the cabinet meeting, she said that the government will give a financial assistance of Rs. 6 lakhs to those who became permanently disabled in the blasts yesterday.
- The US Consulate in Hyderabad will remain closed today following the blasts.
- The Hospital authorities at the Yashoda hospital has released a medical bulletin today. The doctors have operated on 9 victims out of 15, the bulletin said.
- PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana has said that the police officials should not be faulted for the bomb blasts. He urged the political parties not to make the incident political. The PCC president also said that the government would take all steps to prevent such incidents in the future.
- Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu has told the media that they would raise the Hyderabad twin bomb blasts issue in the Parliament during the budget session. He said that the party would insist on a discussion on the incident in lieu of the question hour.
- Telugu Desam leader and Rajya Sabha member N Harikrishna expressed shock over the twin bomb blasts. He condoled the loss of lives and blamed the Government for its failure in preventing the blasts. Harikrishna demanded the Government to bear the entire costs of medical treatment of the victims.
- The Telugu Desam Party MPs would give a notice to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar for a discussion on the Hyderabad twin bomb blasts.
- The Hyderabad traffic police are redirecting the traffic towards Dilsukhnagar.
- The injured were admitted to 8 hospitals in Hyderabad and the condition of six is said to be critical.
- The Bharatiya Janata Party and VHP has called for a state wide bandh today protesting the twin blasts.
- BJP president Rajnath Singh will console the blast victims.
- UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon condemned the Hyderabad bomb blasts.
- The Osmania Hospital authorities have handed over 12 bodies of the deceased to their relatives.
- The police officials have appealed to those who will pray at Macca Masjid today not to bring in any items or articles.