Patna stampede: Home Ministry seeks report from Bihar govt, relatives hold protest ​

Stampede at Gandhi Maidan in Patna during 'Ravan Dahan', at least 32 dead, says Bihar Home Secretary Amir Subhani.

Patna stampede: Home Ministry seeks report from Bihar govt, relatives hold protest ​
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  • With opposition BJP leaders flaying the state government on the stampede which left 32 dead and 26 injured, a senior minister said responsibility would be fixed on the guilty after a probe.
  • Angry over the incident, hundred of people, including relatives of those killed and seriously injured, protested against the administration at Ramghulam square near Gandhi Maidan and outside the Patna Medical College and Hospital, where all injured were admitted for treatment.
  • Home Ministry seeks report from Bihar government over the stampede incident.
  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh tonight spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi about the stampede in Patna which left 32 people dead after the Dussherra celebrations, sources said.
    Singh is understood to have sought a report from the state government on the incident. 
  • CCTV footage outside Gandhi maidan to be examined to ascertain cause of stampede, as per reports.
  • Eyewitnesses quoted by TV news channels said that the stampede started after word spread through the crowd that an electrical wire had snapped off and fallen down.
  • Bihar CM announces compensation of Rs 3 lakhs to next of kin of dead. Rs 50,000 to seriously injured & Rs 20,000 to injured.
  • Paswan, MP from Bihar, will be visiting the state tomorrow to take stock of the situation.
  • Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan expresses sadness over the incident and attacked the JD(U) government in Bihar for allegedly failing to put in place measures to prevent the tragedy.
  • Police issues helpline numbers: 9431800675, 0612-2219810
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  • Dussehra which is also called 'Vijayadashami' was celebrated all over East Godavari district with traditional gaiety and religious fervor in Andhra Pradesh today. State Deputy Chief Minister N Chinarajappa, Thota Narasimham (MP) and District Collector Neetu Prasad also greeted people on the occasion. 
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh witnesses burning of the effigy of 'Ravana' at Lav Kush Ramlila Committee in Delhi. 
  • "A 40-feet high black-robed effigy of drugs was set up and burnt along with effigies of Ravana, Meghnad and Kumbhkaran so that the state could get rid of evil of drugs and intoxicants, plaguing youths of Punjab," said Darshan Lal Dharamshot, Chairman of Maharana Partap Kala Manch Dussehra Committee, PTI reported.
  • In an attempt to discourage drug use among the youth in Punjab, an effigy of drugs raised along with effigies of Ravana, Meghnad, and Kumbhkaran was set ablaze on the occasion of Dussehra festival today.
  • Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi also witnesses burning of the effigy of Ravana at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi.
  • PM Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukhejee, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi witness setting of effigies on fire. 
  • Raavana's effigy is being burnt at Subash Maidan in the national capital. 
  • Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi & Manmohan Singh also took an aim at the effigy of Ravana.
  • A symbolically bow and an arrow is being handed over to PM.
  • Let us all work together for the progress of our nation & also maintain brotherhood in the country, says Prez.
  • Celebration of Dussehra is the symbol of victory of good over evil: Pranab Mukherjee 
  • President Pranab Mukherjee addresses gathering at Delhi's Subhash Maidan.   
  • 'Ravan Dahan' taking place at Subhash Maidan.   
  • The organisers ofl the event greets the eminent guests with garlands and presents.
  • The dignitaries lit a ceremonial lamp at the event.
  • Prime Minister Modi exchange pleasantries with Dr Singh and Sonia Gandhi.
  • Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh are also present at the event.
  • High security around Red Fort and Subhash Maidan
  • President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari also present at the event.
  • PM participates in Dussehra festivities at Delhi's Subhash Maidan.   
  • Also Read: PM Modi, Manmohan, Sonia come together at Dussehra celebrations

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended his greetings to the nation on Dusshera.

    "Greetings to everyone on Vijaya Dashmi. May good always prevail over evil," he tweeted.

    Modi today also addressed the countrymen over radio for the first time, giving a pep talk about how to shed despondency and use their skills for betterment and prosperity of the country.

    PM's speech on the state-run All India Radio (AIR) was praised by many people with some describing it as "inspiring".

    Modi touched upon various issues in his 15-minute address - 'Man ki baat' - which he promised to do twice in a month on Sundays.

    "His speech was really mesmerising and inspiring," Aditya Jaiswal, an IT student tweeted.

    "It was a small speech of only about 15 minutes aired on AIR but was a simple, crisp and clear message to rural Bharat," Ranga Nathaathan, a blog writer tweeted.

    Govind Kini from Bangalore supported Modi who urged people to buy khadi products.

    "Trust me no brand can match the comfort of khadi clothes," Kini tweeted.

    KSM Sundara, an IT professional, found Modi's narration of a fable as "relevant". 

    "He (Modi) told a relevant story about lioness and cubs," Sundara tweeted.

    Rachel White, Mumbai-based model, appreciated the prime minister's initiative, calling it cool and tweeted that her love and respect has increased for Modi.

     

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