From The Hindu:
Hyderabad blasts: 38 persons identified
Hyderabad, Aug. 26 (PTI): Thirty-eight persons including six women and two children, out of 40 people killed in the twin blasts, have been identified, hospital sources said today.
The death toll in the blasts was officially put to 40. Earlier, it was put at 42.
The 54 injured, six of them seriously, were undergoing treatment at different hospitals in the city.
Of the 32 bodies, which were shifted to mortuary of Osmania General Hospital, 31 bodies — including that of six women — have been identified while two bodies including a headless one were yet to be identified, hospital sources said.
While all the seven bodies at Gandhi Hospital in Secunderabad have been identified.
Seven students of Amritvahini engineering college of Maharashtra and three railway employees from Madhya Pradesh were among the deceased, police sources said.
The Hindu also reports:
VHP calls Andhra bandh to protest Hyderabad blasts
New Delhi, Aug. 26 (PTI): The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today gave a call for a general strike in Andhra Pradesh tomorrow to protest the Hyderabad twin bombings that killed more than 40 people.
VHP leader Praveen Togadia condemned the bombings as an act of “jehadi terrorism” as he gave the bandh call. He blamed the absence of tough anti-terror laws for terrorist strikes in the country.
Two bombs ripped through a food stall and an amusement park in Hyderabad yesterday, less than six months after an explosion in a city mosque.
“We have called for an Andhra Pradesh Bandh tomorrow against these terrorist attacks”, Togadia said.
HYDERABAD: The police have found 19 unexploded bombs in Hyderabad a day after at least 40 people were killed in blasts Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy blamed on terrorists based in Bangladesh or Pakistan.
New Delhi has sent extra police and special bomb detection equipment to Hyderabad, an IT hub, after bombs packed with metal pellets exploded at a food centre and an amusement park on Saturday night.
About 80 people were wounded by the three blasts that went off within minutes of each other.
Police discovered the unexploded bombs — most fitted with timers and placed in plastic bags — at bus stops, by cinema halls, road junctions and pedestrian bridges and near a public water tap across the capital of Andhra Pradesh state.
VHP Condemns Bomb Blasts
Vijayawada, Aug 26 : The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today strongly condemned the twin bomb blasts at Hyderabad last night, which claimed the lives of 43 people.
Speaking to UNI over phone, VHP Andhra Pradesh Vice-President Y Lokanatha Sarma termed the blasts as a ‘heinous act’ of ISI agents, which they were carrying out across the country for quite sometime.
‘The terrorists were trying to create fissuries between Muslims and Hindus, who were living peacefully in several parts of the country, he lamented.” The VHP leader blamed both the UPA government at the Centre and the Andhra Pradesh government with utterly failing to take precautionary measures to avert such subversive acts in the country, even though Hyderabad, had become the hub of terrorist activities.
Mr Sarma said the VHP had called for a bandh in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad tomorrow against the state government’s soft stand on fundamental groups.