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CID and Forensic on job finding clues of fire accident
The State CID and the Forensic Science Department went into action finding clues in the recent fire accident of an APSRTC bus in Kurnool. The inspectors said that it was unclear as to whether the fire was a result of an accident or was it an attack. The presence of Chemical paint in the area was believed to be the reason for the spreading of fire all over the bus. Meanwhile, police arrested 5 people who were well-known thieves from Uttar Pradesh who traveled in the bus. A Watch that stopped working at the time of the accident was also recovered.

High Court takes food-for-work case for hearing
The State High Court gave October 4 as the deadline for filing a counter by the Government upon the request by Additional Controller Mr. Pratap Reddy. The High Court has taken up a case filed against the Government on the Food-for-Work program in which even Minister for Power Mr. K Subba Raidu was believed to be involved. The High Court asked for reports from the District Collector of West Godavari, SP and MD of Housing Corporation.

CM inaugurals workshop on Transport and Fisheries Departments
A 3-day State level workshop on the Transport and Fisheries Department was inaugurated by Chief Minister Mr. N Chandrababu Naidu. He suggested about the need for modifications that were necessary for Motor Vehicles Act. He said that the Motor taxes should be on part with the levels from other states. He said that the Department has to begin using Information Technology at the best level and concentrate their work time on how to keep pollution under control. He also asked the authorities to look into the reasons for the loss making APSRTC - the state owned public transport system. He said that the standards are not at All-India levels and that the performance was not on par with the projections. Speaking at the workshop on fisheries, he suggested for the use of much modern technologies to come out with better profits.

Senior TDP member Mr. Siva Prasada Reddy said that Dr. YS Rajasekhar Reddy has to stop his tour and stop stating or giving statements of free power to farmers. He said that the Congress itself was not clear on the topic and that this was evident from Mr. MSR's statement yesterday. He suggested that the CLP Leader has to stop dreaming of being a Chief Minister.

Security at Tirupati beefed up
Security at Tirupati - the town of the holy shrine of Lord Sri Venkateswara was beefed up in view of intelligence reports of possible attacks from LTTE and other terrorist group which were primarily targeted at Hindu Temples. Checking's were increased both at the Alipiri gate and at the Temple. Meta detectors were deployed. Mr. Venkata Ramayya - Security Officer of the Temple said that even the footpath security was beefed up with the use of Special Police Force.

Girija, the lady doctor who was the main accused in the 'girl child selling case' died of severe chest pain in judicial custody. According to Sub Inspector Mr. V.C.Sajjanar, Dr. Girija is a diabetic and heart patient.

The State CPI(M) has submitted a memorandum on the drought conditions in the State to Governor Dr. Rangarajan. The CPI(M) appealed to the Governor to direct the State Government to take steps to ensure nine-hour electricity to farms and stop collection of power and crop loan dues.

P.N.V. Prasad has been appointed Chairman of the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh (SAAP).

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