Three days after two powerful bombs killed 16 people and injured 117, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday visited the sites here.
Accompanied by Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, he first stopped at the Anand Tiffin Centre in front of Konark Theatre.
The chief minister briefed him about the incidents. He later visited the scene of the second blast, a few meters away.
Manmohan Singh, who flew into Hyderabad in an Indian Air Force aircraft, will call on the injured at hospitals.
The prime minister drove a distance of about 2.5 km to reach Dilsukhnagar, the area the terrorists targeted.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today arrived here from Delhi in a special aircraft to visit Thursday's blast sites in the city.
Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimham, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and other dignitaries received him at the Begumpet airport.
Singh took a chopper to Victoria Memorial Home and from there he will go to Dilshuknagar where two bombs had exploded within a span of minutes on Thursday killing 16 people and leaving 117 injured.
The Prime Minister will also pay a visit to two private hospitals where some of the blast victims are being treated, a senior government official said.
After visiting hospitals, Singh is scheduled to go back to Victoria Memorial and fly back to the Begumpet airport to leave for Delhi in the afternoon.
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Hosted by the Royal family of Jodhpur, the Sufi music festival started Friday at the Mehrangarh Fort here and will culminate Feb 27 at Ahichhatragarh Fort in Nagaur.
"The footfall is much more than expected. It is the second edition here in Mehrangarh Fort, but the response has been exceptional. I hope it grows in the coming editions," Mehrangarh director, Karni Jasol told IANS Saturday.
Following an ambitious programme to turn desert land into a "flowering garden", Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has ordered the planting of three million trees in the country in 2013.
Half of that number will span the 100-km stretch between the towns of Anau and Baharly in the country's south, according to Turkmenistan.gov.tm.
The other 1.5 million saplings are to be planted across the republic's five regions.
The planting is to comprise unspecified deciduous, coniferous and fruit trees, as well as grapevine, all of which are to be provided with sufficient irrigation.
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The fire was intended to collect "bad energies" which were then to be disposed of by scattering the ashes over the river, said one of ritual's co-organisers, an indigenous "wise woman" identified as Betania.
Chavez, 58, continues his battle with cancer. He underwent extensive treatment, including four operations, over the past two years, and was unable to attend his own presidential inauguration in January.
Singh will visit the hospital where the injured are being treated besides taking a briefing from Chief Minister Kiran Reddy, sources said.
Two bombs exploded within a span of minutes in Hyderabad on Thursday evening, killing 16 people and injuring 117.