Indian Prime Minister condemns 'dastardly attack'

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has condemned the attacks on Hyderabad and appealed for calm in the city.

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Prime Minister: "This is a dastardly attack, the guilty will not go unpunished".

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Prime Minister: "I appeal to the public to remain calm and maintain peace."

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PM has also directed the central agencies to extend all possible help to the Andhra Pradesh state authorities in relief operations.

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