Amritsar Train Accident
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Amritsar train tragedy: Magistrate court gives clean chit to Navjot Singh Sidhu, wife; says security not chief guest's responsibility
A magistrate court on Thursday gave a clean chit to Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife in the tragic train accident in Amritsar in which around 60 people lost their lives.
Amritsar train tragedy: People on tracks were negligent, finds probe report; gives clean chit to Indian Railways
"Negligence" of people led to last month's Amritsar tragedy in which 60 people were mowed down by a train as they watched Dussehra celebrations while standing on a railway track, the Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety said in his provisional report on Thursday, virtually giving the railways a clean chit in the case.
Amritsar train tragedy: Punjab minister defends Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife, blames railway gateman for incident
Navjot Singh Sidhu had targeted the Indian Railways over the tragic incident in Amritsar, raising several questions about the national transporter's functioning.
Amritsar train tragedy highlights public's self-destructive impulses and contempt for authority figures
There is a cussed Indian gene that makes us act boorishly.
Debate rages over engine driver's role in Amritsar train accident: A look at the life of driver on railway tracks
The Indian Railways are a hot topic of discussion ever since the train accident that killed 60 people on Friday in Amritsar. Perhaps no engine driver has ever been so ardently discussed as the one who was driving that train.
Amritsar train tragedy: Congress criticises Railways for shirking responsibility; Navjot Singh Sidhu vows to adopt affected families
The Congress listed out several lapses which it said led to the Amritsar train tragedy on Dussehra, including a non-functional train headlight and inattentive Government Railway Police officials.
Amritsar tragedy: Used to crossing tracks at will, Joda Phatak locals say 'we're victims, why treat us as criminals'
For, living right next to the railway tracks, the locals of Joda Phatak in Amritsar have become accustomed to crossing them at will. They are also angry because they feel that no government agency - the railways, police or administration - has accepted any responsibility for the incident.
Amritsar train accident: Eyewitnesses, locals rubbish train driver's claims of being pelted with stones
In a statement given to police as well as the railway authorities, the driver of the train, which mowed down 59 people watching a Ravan effigy being burnt on 19 October, said he had not stopped his train because of stone pelting from the crowd at the accident spot. "I was at the spot. Leave alone stopping, the train did not even slow down. It seemed as if the driver wanted to mow us down. The train passed us in a matter of seconds.
Daily Bulletin: Modi to inaugurate Azad Hind Fauj museum; organisers of Dussehra event in Amritsar go underground; day's top stories
Today's top stories: Narendra Modi to mark the 75th anniversary of the 'Azad Hind government'; Manisha Koirala, Perumal Murugan and Vikram Chandra to speak at 2019 Jaipur Literature Festival; search for organisers of Dussehra event in Amritsar underway; and more.
After Amritsar train tragedy, kin of injured and killed frantically search for loved ones at hospitals
At least 59 people were killed Friday evening after a crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching the burning of the Ravana effigy was run over by a train near Joda Phatak in Amritsar.
Amritsar train tragedy: Worst accident caused by 'trespassing' in history of Indian Railways, say officials
The accident in Amritsar Friday night in which at least 59 people were mowed down by a train during Dussehra celebrations was the worst due to trespassing on the tracks, railway officials said.
Amritsar train tragedy: Most dead are migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, say officials
The accident has claimed 59 lives so far out of which 39 bodies have been identified by the authorities.
Amritsar train tragedy: How poor crowd management, official apathy and overcrowding led to Dussehra disaster
The Ram Lila was staged this week—like it has been for at least 14 years—not on an open ground but within the four-walled compound of a rustic dhobhi ghat.
Manoj Sinha rules out action against driver of train that killed 59, says railways not at fault in Amritsar tragedy
Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha Saturday ruled out any punitive action against the driver of the train that mowed down Dussehra revellers in Amritsar, saying there was no negligence on the part of the national transporter.
Amritsar train accident: Let's not railroad engine driver; public, politicians and police deserve fair share of blame
The fear is that bureaucratic indifference, political sycophancy and arrogance, poor planning at the venue, a lack of basic safety norms will all be ignored
Amritsar train tragedy: Securing assets like railways key to avoiding mishaps; 1,400 killed in 2016 on Mumbai tracks
What happened in Punjab, is an outcome of Indian Railways' lackadaisical attitude towards its right of way. Had it fenced the railway lines like it did along the route of the high-speed Gatiman Express, the tracks where the mishap took place on Friday would have been completely fenced by now.
Amritsar train tragedy: UN chief Antonio Guterres, Canada PM Justin Trudeau express condolences on Twitter
UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed his deepest condolences to the families and friends of over 60 people who died in a train accident in Amritsar, terming the incident as "tragic". Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also condoled the accident in which 39 of the total 61 people killed have been identified so far.
Amritsar train tragedy: Police begin probe as train mows at least 59 Dussehra revellers in Punjab; train driver held
Punjab Police has launched an investigation into the Dussehra tragedy in Amritsar on Friday evening in which a local train crushed at least 59 people while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy from a railway track
Daily Bulletin: At least 59 killed in Amritsar train accident; Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate; day's top stories
Today's top stories: 61 killed in Amritsar train accident, Rahul Gandhi to visit Telangana today, India to play Pakistan in 2018 Asian Champions Trophy, and more.