Auto-rickshaw fuel tank explodes in Mumbai, explosives experts probe

Mumbai, Oct 20 : At least three persons were injured when the fuel tank of an auto-rickshaw suddenly exploded as it was being refuelled at a CNG station in Kandivali West here on Saturday morning, police said. An investigation into the incident has been ordered by the Chief Controller of Explosives (CCoE), pending which operations […]

1 killed, 47 injured in Afghanistan’s polling day bombings

Kabul, Oct 20 : Several blasts were reported from different parts of Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 1 person and wounding 47, as Afghans voted in the long-awaited parliamentary elections. Blasts were reported from Kabul and the provinces of Kapisa and Logar (east), and Ghazni (south). The victims were transported to a hospital run […]

Woman, 52, allowed inside Sabarimala temple after initial protests

Sabarimala, Oct 20 : A woman from Tamil Nadu was allowed inside the Sabarimala temple on Saturday after facing initial protests, as traditionalists presumed her to be below 50 years of age. The Supreme Court on September 28 overturned a centuries-old practice that barred women of menstrual age (10-50 years) from entering the hill temple, […]

Magisterial probe ordered: CM on Amritsar tragedy

Amritsar, Oct 20 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Saturday the Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner will conduct an inquiry within four weeks into the Amritsar train tragedy in which 59 people were crushed by a speeding train. The Chief minister also said that nine of those killed were yet to be identified, while […]

Minister denies Railways’ lapse in Amritsar tragedy

Amritsar, Oct 20 : A day after 60 hapless Dussehra revellers were mowed down by a train here in Punjab, Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Saturday said his ministry is not to be blamed for any lapses leading to the disaster. The Railways was not informed about the Dusshera ceremony near […]

Police begin probe as train mows down 58 Dussehra revellers in Punjab

Amritsar, Oct 20 : The Punjab Police has launched an investigation into the Dusshera tragedy here on Friday evening in which a local train crushed at least 58 people while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy from a railway track. The incident left 72 people injured, some of them in critical condition. They were […]