Families wiped out, loved ones perish in Amritsar train tragedy

Amritsar, Oct 20 : In the death of 59 people in the Amritsar train tragedy on Friday evening, a bigger tragedy has struck many families: their sole breadwinners have died; and in several cases, children are still trying to find their parents. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who visited the accident site and the injured in […]

Amritsar train tragedy similar to Thalaserry’s in 1986

Chennai, Oct 20 : Friday’s Amritsar’s train tragedy is similar to the one that happened in 1986 in Kerala’s Thalaserry, where an Express train ran through revellers, leaving several dead and injured in its trail, recalled a senior journalist here on Saturday. “I was 20 and working in a private company. The rail track was […]

Indonesia ignored warning about soil instability before quake

Jakarta, Oct 20 : Geologists had warned Indonesian authorities regarding soil instability in the region on Sulawesi Island that was affected by an earthquake and a tsunami in September, experts said on Saturday. Indonesian Association of Geologists (IAGI) head Sukmandaru Prihatmoko said that an agency of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in 2012 […]

Amritsar tragedy: Amarinder orders magisterial probe

Amritsar, Oct 20 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Saturday that a magisterial probe into the Amritsar train tragedy in which 59 people watching Dusshera effigy burning were crushed to death by a train will reveal if mandatory permissions for holding the function were given. Amarinder, who visited the accident site and the […]

58 dead as train runs over Dussehra revellers in Punjab

[New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah during the BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting for the upcoming Assembly elections in 5 states, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday, Oct 20,2018.( /PTI] Amritsar, Oct 20 : In a terrible disaster, 58 people watching the burning of a Ravan effigy […]

58 dead as train runs over Dussehra revellers in Punjab

[New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers condolences to family members of Lok Sabha MP from Begusarai, Bhola Singh after his death due to prolonged illness, in New Delhi, Saturday, Oct 20, 2018. ( /PTI] Amritsar, Oct 20 : In a terrible disaster, 58 people watching the burning of a Ravan effigy from a railway […]