September 16, 1982, forty years ago: New Andhra CM


The final High Command choice for the Congress (I) Party leadership of the Andhra Pradesh Legislature appears to be Lok Sabha member K Vijayabhaskara Reddy, according to reports available in New Delhi.

New Andhra CM, Ceasefire Broken, Farooq Abdullah, Princess Grace Dies, Indian Express, Opinion, Editorial, Congress Legislative Party (I), Jammu and Kashmir, Israeli Troops, West BeirutReddy immediately called the Prime Minister and then left for Hyderabad, where the Legislative Congress (I) party is due to meet to elect a successor to Bhavanam Venkataram.

The final High Command choice for the Congress (I) Party leadership of the Andhra Pradesh Legislature appears to be Lok Sabha member K Vijayabhaskara Reddy, according to reports available in New Delhi. Reddy immediately called the Prime Minister and then left for Hyderabad, where the Legislative Congress (I) party is due to meet to elect a successor to Bhavanam Venkataram.

Anti-corruption unit

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has decided to set up special courts to try corrupt ministers and officials. He will create a special cell within the government which will receive all complaints of corruption in the bureaucracy as well as in public life. He will be responsible for investigating complaints. If there is a prima facie case, the complaint will be brought before the special tribunal.

Ceasefire broken

The fragile ceasefire in Lebanon was shattered by Israeli troops who entered West Beirut after the assassination of Lebanon’s controversial President-elect Bashir Gemayel. Fighting broke out between the invading Israeli forces and Lebanese leftist and Muslim militiamen in West Beirut, whose forces were weakened by the evacuation of Palestinian fighters from this part of the Lebanese capital. The Israelis have already captured the area around the Kuwaiti embassy and the Kola Road junction in West Beirut, the nerve center of the surrounding Palestinian camps.

Princess Grace has died

Princess Grace of Monaco, who ditched the pinnacle of Hollywood stardom for a real wedding to a handsome prince, has died of injuries sustained in a violent car crash, the Royal Palace has announced. She was 52 years old.

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