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New Year round-up: India in 2017 can do without these shockers

The year 2016 has been quite interesting. After weighing the pros and cons, lets take a look at few incidents which 2017 can do without.

1. Casualties of security personnel

Jharkhand official admits failure over stampede deaths

Jharkhand official admits failure over stampede deaths

 A Jharkhand government official has admitted administrative failure in handling the rush of devotees at Deoghar that led to a stampede leaving 11 people dead.

MP temple stampede was man-made, says Congress

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has blamed the police for the stampede near Ratangarh Temple in Madhya Pradesh`s Datia district.

Bihar: 12 pilgrims injured in temple stampede

Over ten pilgrims were on Monday injured in a stampede at the Baba Sidhnath temple in Jehanabad district of Bihar, the police said.

Guj stampede: Temple management held responsible

A report by Rajkot district collector presented on Saturday has held management of Vaishnav Haveli (temple) in Dhoraji town responsible for the stampede.

PM announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia to kin of stampede victims

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday condoled the death of scores of people in a stampede in Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh yesterday and announced ex-gratia payment of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased.

Electrocution rumour sparked stampede, killing 63

As a pall of gloom hung over the Bhakti Dham ashram here a day after a stampede killed 63 women and children, an eyewitness said Friday that an electrocution rumour sparked off panic at the gate of the popular spiritual centre.