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Updated: May 18, 2010 12:37 IST

Ex gratia for stampede victims

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Friday. TV Grab. Photo: PTI
PTI Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Friday. TV Grab. Photo: PTI

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has condoled the deaths in Thursday's stampede at an ashram in Uttar Pradesh.

At the outset of his reply on Friday to the debate on the motion of thanks to the President's address to Parliament, he announced a payment of Rs. 2 lakh to each of the bereaved families from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund. Those with serious injuries will get Rs.50,000.


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