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Krishna River Boat Tragedy

Search for victims of last week boat mishap ends
64 persons died in the incident

46 boat accident victims recovered
Mechanized boats with special hooks helps in recovery bodies

Chief Minister visits boat tragedy site
Boat tragedy toll rises to sixty one

BJP demands probe into the boat tragedy
Demanded payment of Rs. 3 lakhs ex gratia to each of the families

Boat tragedy on Thursday afternoon
50 persons suspected to be dead

Chief Minister visits boat tragedy site

Boat tragedy toll rises to sixty one

Kurnool, January 19, 2007

It may be recalled that a country boat with over 80 pilgrims on board that capsized in the backwaters of Srisailam reservoir on Thursday. Out of all, only 16, including two women and one child could be rescued while the rest are missing. The Chief Minister, Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy along with the Minister for Commercial Taxes Konatala Ramakrishna rushed to the accident site by helicopter and consoled the families of the victims. He announced a relief package for the next kin of the victims. The package includes an ex gratia of Rs. 2 lakhs for adults while Rs. 1lakh for children. And also two acres of land for each of the 32 affected families.

Five youth who rescued 16 persons in the accident were rewarded Rs. 50,000 each to purchased mechanized boats for commercial operations. The Chief Minister announced that a bridge would be constructed across the river at a cost of Rs. 75 crores connecting the two banks of the Krishna. Telugu Desam Party president and Opposition Leader in the Assembly N. Chandrababu Naidu also visited the site. He demanded that the compensation be increased to Rs. 5 lakhs.

Meanwhile, The President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam who is scheduled to participate in Kurnool Medical College golden jubilee celebrations has cancelled all his engagements in the State on Saturday in view of the boat tragedy and conveyed his deepest sympathies to the members of the bereaved families.

Andhra Pradesh on January 19, 2007

Satyam Q3 net dips 21 percent
Total expenditure increased by 31.6 percent to Rs. 1251 crores from 950 crore

Nuzvid sub jail break through
One criminal arrested while the other at large

Chief Minister visits boat tragedy site
Boat tragedy toll rises to sixty one

BJP demands probe into the boat tragedy
Demanded payment of Rs. 3 lakhs ex gratia to each of the families

Reliance outlets soon in the State
Four fresh outlets launched in the city

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Students needs in the context of liberalization and proposed reforms in higher education

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