Bantwal, Jan 26: The Vittla police have arrested leaders of two groups over a clash that took place between their groups.

It has been learnt that eight persons, including the leaders of Bajarangadal and PFI, have been arrested.

Incident details:

Livestock was reportedly being transported by a vehicle through Vitla Saletturu on Friday night. Based on the information, Bajarangadal activists followed the vehicle and examined it at Kadambu. They later informed the police who reportedly took the vehicle into their custody.

As hundreds of people gathered at the spot, the two groups exchanged heated arguments forcing the police to resort lathi-charge.

Then a mob gathered at Kadambu junction, and leaders of the two groups exchanged heated verbal. Subsequently, additional police force rushed to the spot and resorted to lathicharge.

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ABU DHABI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Saturday honoured with the "Order of Zayed", the UAE's highest civilian award, for his efforts to boost bilateral ties between the two nations.

Several world leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Queen Elizabeth II and Chinese President Xi Jinping have been honoured with the award in the past.

"The award in the name of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, acquires special significance as it was awarded to Prime Minister Modi in the year of the birth centenary of Sheikh Zayed," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement ahead of his visit.

India and the UAE enjoy warm, close and multi-faceted relations underpinned by cultural, religious and economic linkages which, during the prime minister's previous visit to the UAE in August 2015, stood elevated to a comprehensive strategic partnership, it said.

The award to PM Modi was announced in April this year.