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Thursday, July 14, 2011

13/7 MUMBAI TERROR ATTACKS: Manmohan to visit Mumbai today evening!

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PTI / The Hindu / NEW DELHI, July 14, 2011.

Police officers inspect the debris, covered under blue sheets, at the Opera House, one of the three sites of the explosions, in Mumbai on Thursday morning.
Police officers inspect the debris, covered under blue sheets, at the Opera House, one of the three sites of the explosions, in Mumbai on Thursday morning - PTI.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday announced ex-gratia assistance of Rs. two lakh each for the kin of the deceased in Wednesday’s terror attack and decided to visit Mumbai to personally take stock of the situation there.

He also announced Rs. one lakh each for the seriously injured, a PMO spokesman said.

Dr. Singh will be travelling to Mumbai at 5.30 p.m. to personally take stock of the situation, sources said.

He is expected to visit the blast sites and hospitals to meet the injured.

In view of his visit, a meeting of the Council of Ministers convened this evening has been put off, the sources said.


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