PM announces ex-gratia for Assam blast victims

New Delhi, Jan 3 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday announced an ex-gratia of Rs2 lakhs each to the next of kin of those killed in the serial bomb blasts at Guwahati in Assam. 
An amount of Rs1lakh each would be given to those seriously injured in Thursday's blasts, the Prime Minister's Media Adviser said in a statement.

The assistance would be given from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.

Expressing grief over the loss of lives in the blasts, the prime minister said on Thursday that the government would root out terrorism taking the recent anti-terror measures to their logical conclusion.

"The government will stay steadfast in its determination to root out terrorism and that the measures initiated recently in this direction will be taken to their logical conclusion," he had said.