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Gokul Chat victims still await compensation 8 years after bomb blast
news Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 07:51

1.  It has been exactly 8 years since the dreadful bomb blast at Gokul chat and Lumbini Park and the blast victims are still awaiting  compensation. Although the chief ministers of the state have changed thrice, the victims’ fate remains the same.In the Hyderabad twin bombings that took place on August 25, 2007, 42 people were killed and at least 54 were injured. Read a report in The New Indian Express.

2. The Cyberabad police has told University of Hyderabad students what not to post on social media if they want to stay out of trouble. Flyers of the police were distributed in the university among students, which warns, "You can get expelled, suspended or punished for a social media hate post," Deccan Chronicle reports.

3. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Tuesday produced Noor-ul-Haq alias Shaik Noor, a Myanmar national, before 12th Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate who was then sent to 14-day judicial remand. Noor allegedly used to help members of the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami and he was residing illegally in the country for the past 40 years. Read a Times of India report.

4. Senior Congress lawmaker Patola Kishta Reddy died following cardiac arrest on Tuesday. He was 74 and is survived by his wife and four sons. Reddy was shifted to a private hospital after he complained of chest pain where the doctors pronounced him dead on arrival. He was representing Narayanked constituency of Medak district in the Telangana state legislative assembly. Read more.

5. The Hyderabad City police have decided to set up an outpost inside the Nehru Zoological Park to handle any emergencies following Saturday’s incident of a tiger escaping from its enclosure resulting in panic at the popular tourist attraction. Read The Hindu's report.