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PM announces ex-gratia relief of Rs 10 lakh each to next of kin of Mosul victims


New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced ex-gratia payment of Rs 10 lakh each to the next of kin of those who were killed in Mosul, Iraq. This was announced by the Prime Minister's office in a release. Minister of State for External Affairs Gen (Retd) V K Singh had arrived in India on Monday with the bodies of 38 of the 39 Indians killed by the ISIS in Mosul in Iraq. The announcement came a day after the Opposition slammed the remarks by Gen V K Singh that distributing compensation was not "like distributing biscuits'.

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