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March 7, 2002

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The Prathyusha Episode

Andhra Pradesh News on March 7, 2002

Opposition parties said that the Government has no control over the transport of ammunition in the state and yesterday's accident in Karimnagar is an example for this. Discussions on this rocked the Assembly today. Congress MLA Mr. D Sridhar Babu asked the Government to hold a judicial committee into the issue since these type of accidents became common in the area. BJP MAL Mr. Venkataraman Reddy argued that police are supporting the issue of ammunition transport instead of resisting for money. R Papa Rao of TRS also felt that the Government has to move immediately in regard to this dangerous problem.
Chief Minister said that action will be taken and strict action will be taken against any police authority involved into this type of issue but rejected the need for a judicial enquiry into the issue. Congress and other Opposition parties expressed dissatisfaction with the reply.
Police began their investigating into the blast of ammunition in the Kodimujaru Village of Vemulawada in Karimnagar and were able to identify 11 people among the dead. The person (Mr. Srinuvas) who brought the ammunition near the area was also identified. His wife was contacted and other persons involved in the same of Gelatin sticks were also being traced after. DSP of Karimanagar said that they were investigating from all angles. Meanwhile, 25 kgs food grains was distributed to the families who lost their houses in the accident.
PCC President Sri M Satyanarayana Rao also visited the area and felt that the Government has not regularised the movement of explosives.
Left Parties including the CPI and CPM staged dharna at Visakhapatnam Collectorate against clashes between religious groups in Gujarat and other northern states. They said that the BJP Party is responsible for all these.
The 2-day Para Athletics Meet for mentally handicapped students began in Hyderabad today. The selected candidates will be sent for National Para Olympics to be held in May.
The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Mr. N Chandrababu Naidu, has announced CBI Probe into the death of actress Pratyusha. He said that he will be writing to the center asking for a time-frame bound investigation.
The All - India Democratic Women's Association AIDWA has demanded a judicial probe into the death of Acress Pratyusha. They submitted a memorandum to the Speaker of the Assembly, K Prathibha Bharati, the Home Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
A National Seminar on India's population Census - 2001 - implications for the human poverty', began at the Department of Economics at Andhra University.
Former Indian Wicket Keeper Mr. Sayed Kirmani was felicitated by the Tirupati Branch of SBH. Speaking at the function, Mr. Kirmani felt that dedication is required for players of the new generation cricket.
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