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Manmohan Singh's Kollam visit cancelled

The visit is cancelled following some snag in the helicopter the PM was to fly. However, his Kerala trip stands.

india Updated: Oct 28, 2006 15:33 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Kollam has been cancelled following some snag in the helicopter in which he was to fly, authorities said on Saturday. However, his Kerala trip stands, they said.

Manmohan Singh was to lay the foundation stone of a pilot plant at the titanium sponge plant at Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd at Kollam on Nov 1, the day the state celebrates 50 years of its formation.

He was to travel to Kollam, 70 km from here, in a helicopter. "There are some problems in his trip to Kollam on a helicopter, and hence it has been postponed. It will not take place on Nov 1," Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan told reporters here on Saturday.

Singh arrives here on Tuesday night to inaugurate the golden jubilee celebrations on Wednesday. He was earlier slated to take part in four functions. He will now inaugurate three functions - all in the capital city.

Singh's proposed trip to Kerala came under security scanner after the threatening e-mail was sent to 20 top police officials on Thursday from a cyber café in Kochi.

The e-mail said that Singh as well as President APJ Abdul Kalam would be attacked when they come to the state. Kalam is to visit the state in December.

Kerala Police has already taken into custody the owner of the cyber café and her husband Moideen. They are investigating as to who were behind the e-mail.