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Amritsar train mishap

Indian Railways blames 'negligence of people' for Amritsar train tragedy, which claimed 60 lives

The Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS) on Thursday concluded the inquiry in Amritsar train accident which claimed the lives of around 60 people.

Nov 22, 2018, 18:09 PM IST

Chhath Puja across rail tracks as locals in Punjab 'forget' Dussehra mishap

Despite cops and local authorities urging locals to use designated level crossings, they remained adamant on crossing the rail tracks at randomly.

Nov 16, 2018, 11:14 AM IST

Railway safety chief commissioner begins probe into Amritsar train tragedy

Amritsar MP Aujla said he requested the official to stage a mock accident under the supervision of experienced engineers and experts to ascertain how the accident took place. 

Nov 04, 2018, 23:34 PM IST

Nearly 50,000 killed in train accidents in three years: Railways data

Data provided by the railways states, 49,790 deaths happened because people were hit by trains on tracks from 2015 to 2017.

Oct 22, 2018, 18:54 PM IST

Mission coverup: SAD targets Punjab government over Amritsar train mishap

"CM is abroad, senior leaders who organized the event ran away after the accident."

Oct 22, 2018, 18:42 PM IST

Will adopt families of those killed in Amritsar train accident, declares Navjot Singh Sidhu

Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has declared that he will adopt the families of those who died in the Amritsar train tragedy. Making the announcement at a press conference, Sidhu said, “I will take care of them for the rest of my life”.

Oct 22, 2018, 17:15 PM IST

Amritsar train tragedy: In hiding, organiser releases video claiming innocence

In the video, Saurabh Madan says he is pained by the incident, claiming that he had sought all permissions for the event. He also said that people were repeatedly urged to stay away from the railway track.

Oct 22, 2018, 16:05 PM IST

Amritsar train mishap: Conditional permissions given for events at 20 places, including Dhobi Ghat ground

Commissioner of Police, SS Shrivastava, said a certain process was followed and the police gave conditional permissions for events at 20 places in the city.

Oct 21, 2018, 17:55 PM IST

Amritsar mishap: Train driver explains why he kept driving despite knowing people were crushed

The Punjab and Railway Police had on Saturday detained the driver of the DMU (diesel multiple unit) at the Ludhiana railway station and questioned him regarding the mishap.

Oct 21, 2018, 16:58 PM IST

Amritsar tragedy: Railways to launch massive anti-trespassing drive, budget to be 'no constraint'

Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani has said that Amritsar mishap was a ''clear case of trespassing."

Oct 21, 2018, 07:45 AM IST

Amritsar train mishap: Councillor behind Dussehra event missing; SAD demands independent probe

SAD has demanded an independent probe into the Amritsar train mishap.

Oct 21, 2018, 06:38 AM IST

Amritsar Mishap: Over 5000 people standing on tracks, organiser told Sidhu's wife before accident

An organiser of the Dussehra event had boasted on stage before former MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu that over 5,000 people were standing on train tracks

Oct 20, 2018, 23:10 PM IST

Most dead are from UP and Bihar, lived in Amritsar to earn their livelihood

Angry people are raising slogans against the state government, saying that it did nothing to ensure proper security arrangements for the Dusshera event. 

Oct 20, 2018, 17:28 PM IST

Amritsar train mishap: Many announcements were made, there was no stampede, Sidhu's wife defends organisers

Navjot Kaur is facing the wrath of people for having allegedly left the accident site without bothering about the victims.

Oct 20, 2018, 17:07 PM IST

Amritsar train mishap: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan offers condolences to families of deceased

The train was going from Jalandhar to Amritsar when the incident occurred at Joda Phatak.

Oct 20, 2018, 13:24 PM IST

Amritsar train mishap: CM Amarinder orders magisterial inquiry, wants report in 4 weeks

Captain Amarinder Singh also defended Navjot Singh Sidhu, whose wife was the chief guest at the event where the tragedy occurred.

Oct 20, 2018, 13:06 PM IST

Amritsar train mishap: MoS Railways Manoj Sinha defends driver, questions basis for inquiry

The senior BJP leader advised the people to restrain from organising any such events near the railway tracks in the future. 

Oct 20, 2018, 12:41 PM IST

Amritsar train mishap: Russian President Putin expresses grief

At least 60 people were killed when a train ran over a crowd gathered to watch Dusshera celebrations.

Oct 20, 2018, 11:45 AM IST

Amritsar train mishap: FIR against unknown persons, probe ordered

On Friday evening, during the Dussehra celebrations, more than 60 people were killed and over 70 injured when the people were watching the burning of the Ravana effigy from a railway track.

Oct 20, 2018, 10:22 AM IST

Amritsar train mishap updates: Schools, offices to remain shut today; CM Amarinder Singh meets victims

A day after a train at Amritsar in Punjab ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks killing and injuring over hundreds, an air of gloom prevailed amongst the people in the state on Saturday.

Oct 20, 2018, 09:19 AM IST