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Railway tracks near the site of the train accident at Jaura Phatak in Amritsar on October 21.(HT File Photo)
Railway tracks near the site of the train accident at Jaura Phatak in Amritsar on October 21.(HT File Photo)

Govt job for family members of those killed in Amritsar train accident: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Amritsar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 07:08 PM IST
The minister also said the people falling in the old age category would be given pension by the government.
Security personnel stand guard near a railway crossing, three days after the Dussehra train mishap at Jaura Phatak in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Security personnel stand guard near a railway crossing, three days after the Dussehra train mishap at Jaura Phatak in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Magisterial probe begins into Amritsar train accident

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma, Amritsar
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 10:36 AM IST
Special executive magistrate says role of event organiser, train driver, police, and Sidhu’ wife to be probed; eyewitnesses, victims’ kin asked to record statements, share evidence on Oct 25, 29.
Security personnel at Jaura Phatak in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Security personnel at Jaura Phatak in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Amritsar train accident: ADGP forms SIT to probe role of cops at mishap site, get details of train speed

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma, Amritsar
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 10:21 AM IST
Sahota said the SIT will probe the role of the policemen present at the event, railway employees, and the function organisers.
Security on high alert as the first train passes by before resumption of railway services since the train accident, in Amritsar, Sunday, Oct 21, 2018.(PTI)
Security on high alert as the first train passes by before resumption of railway services since the train accident, in Amritsar, Sunday, Oct 21, 2018.(PTI)

Amritsar train accident: Warned people 10 times not to stand on tracks, says event organiser

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 07:31 PM IST
Saurabh Madan alias Mithu, who went into hiding after kin of the victims in Friday’s tragedy blamed him, said there were no lapses from his side.
Relatives stand next to the burning pyres of Rammilan, who was killed when a train ploughed into a crowd of revellers, at a cremation ground in Amritsar on October 20, 2018.(AFP)
Relatives stand next to the burning pyres of Rammilan, who was killed when a train ploughed into a crowd of revellers, at a cremation ground in Amritsar on October 20, 2018.(AFP)

Amritsar train accident: No action yet against organiser of Dussehra function

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 12:09 AM IST
CCTV footage of Saurabh Madan leaving his house in an SUV surfaced on the social media on Sunday. His house has been locked ever since the accident.
Police officers chase away protestors after stones were pelted on them while preparing the resumption of railway services, at Dhobi Ghat near Jaura Fatak in Amritsar on Sunday.(Sameer Sehgal / HT photo)
Police officers chase away protestors after stones were pelted on them while preparing the resumption of railway services, at Dhobi Ghat near Jaura Fatak in Amritsar on Sunday.(Sameer Sehgal / HT photo)

Police commando, photojournalist injured during clashes in Amritsar

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 12:09 AM IST
Earlier in the day, Punjab Police removed protesters staging a sit-in on the tracks, demanding action against the driver and resignation of local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Security on high alert as the first train passes by before resumption of railway services since the train accident, in Amritsar, Sunday, Oct 21, 2018.(PTI)
Security on high alert as the first train passes by before resumption of railway services since the train accident, in Amritsar, Sunday, Oct 21, 2018.(PTI)

Amritsar train tragedy due to negligence, will fix accountability: Punjab Police

Jalandhar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 06:29 PM IST
Punjab DGP said ADGP Sahota would also conduct an inquiry to ensure that those responsible for the accident are nailed.
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, who visited the accident site on Saturday, has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident.(HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, who visited the accident site on Saturday, has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident.(HT Photo)

Locals continue sit-in protest at Amritsar train accident site

Amritsar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 10:46 AM IST
Locals had started protesting on Saturday, raising slogans against the state government and demanding action against the train’s driver, a day after the accident in Amritsar. Police said locals are sitting on railway tracks and do not want to leave.
Activists participate in a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the victims of the Amritsar train accident, in Amritsar, Punjab on Saturday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)
Activists participate in a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the victims of the Amritsar train accident, in Amritsar, Punjab on Saturday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Injured robbed of belongings, even the dead weren’t spared after Amritsar train accident

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Mandeep Kaur Narula, Amritsar
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 07:41 AM IST
According to relatives and survivors of the horrific Amritsar train tragedy, while they got their kin’s bodies back, they did not find the ornaments, mobile phones or wallets belonging to them.
Relatives mourn during the cremation of a young boy, victim of Friday's train accident, in Amritsar, India, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.(AP)
Relatives mourn during the cremation of a young boy, victim of Friday's train accident, in Amritsar, India, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.(AP)

Amritsar train accident: Within minutes, festival turned into tragedy

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 09:02 AM IST
Police admit to giving permission for the event; Centre says Railways not informed about the festivities near the tracks
A man cries as he stands next to the burning pyre of a family member who died after a train travelling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks on Friday, at a cremation ground in Amritsar, October 20, 2018.(REUTERS)
A man cries as he stands next to the burning pyre of a family member who died after a train travelling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks on Friday, at a cremation ground in Amritsar, October 20, 2018.(REUTERS)

Amritsar train accident triggers political slugfest

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 11:02 AM IST
Both SAD-BJP and Sidhu loyalists posted videos making claims and counter-claims over what happened.
Navjot Kaur Sidhu, wife of Punjab minister of Tourism, Cultural Affairs comes out of a hospital after enquiring about the well being of train accident victims, in Amritsar, Friday, Oct 19, 2018.(PTI)
Navjot Kaur Sidhu, wife of Punjab minister of Tourism, Cultural Affairs comes out of a hospital after enquiring about the well being of train accident victims, in Amritsar, Friday, Oct 19, 2018.(PTI)

Amritsar train accident: Gateman should have alerted driver to slow train down, says Navjot Kaur Sidhu

Amritsar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 10:31 PM IST
Navjot Kaur Sidhu said before she went on the dais, four to five announcements were made from the stage, urging people not to stand on railway tracks.
Relatives of victims of train accident at Amritsar mourn, in Gopalganj, Saturday, Oct 20, 2018.(PTI)
Relatives of victims of train accident at Amritsar mourn, in Gopalganj, Saturday, Oct 20, 2018.(PTI)

Most killed in Amritsar train accident from UP and Bihar, worked near site: Officials

Amritsar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 07:12 PM IST
A senior official in the district administration said most migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar work in an industrial area at a stone’s throw away from the accident site and live nearby.
Relatives grieve for the victims of the Amritsar train accident.(HT Photo)
Relatives grieve for the victims of the Amritsar train accident.(HT Photo)

61 killed in Amritsar train accident, inquiry report within four weeks: Punjab CM

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 03:12 PM IST
The Punjab chief minister said 61 people were killed in the Amritsar train accident Friday when they were crushed by a speeding train.Visiting the injured in various hospitals, along with his ministers and senior officials, he announced a magisterial inquiry by the police commissioner.
A train crashed into people watching Dussehra in Amritsar, killing at least 60 people.(AFP)
A train crashed into people watching Dussehra in Amritsar, killing at least 60 people.(AFP)

Amritsar train accident: Shocked Bollywood demands better safety in public places

By ANI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 10:55 AM IST
Alia Bhatt, Farhan Akhtar and Anil Kapoor led Bollywood in condoling the death of over 60 people in Amritsar train accident.
Family members grieve for the victims of the Amritsar train accident.(Reuters)
Family members grieve for the victims of the Amritsar train accident.(Reuters)

Amritsar train accident: Driver says was given green signal to go on, detained

Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 11:39 AM IST
The Punjab and Railway Police on Saturday questioned the driver of the train that crushed at least 60 people while they were watching the burning of a Ravana effigy from a railway track Friday night in Amritsar.
Relatives grieve for the victims of the Amritsar train accident.(PTI)
Relatives grieve for the victims of the Amritsar train accident.(PTI)

Amritsar train accident: Unsafe venue, yet police gave go-ahead for festivity

Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 08:11 AM IST
Police had given clearance to the Dussehra organising committee of Amritsar East for burning the effigy of Ravana at dhobi ghat near Joda Phatak railway crossing despite it being too small to accommodate such a huge crowd.
The site of a train accident near the venue of Dussehra festivities, at Joda Phatak in Amritsar.(PTI Photo)
The site of a train accident near the venue of Dussehra festivities, at Joda Phatak in Amritsar.(PTI Photo)

Amritsar train accident updates: 40 of dead identified, 36 bodies cremated, say officials

Liveblog | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 06:47 PM IST
Amritsar train accident: Tragedy struck at a Dussehra celebration in Amritsar on Friday when a speeding train ran over a festive crowd that spilled on to the tracks while watching the customary burning of a giant Ravana effigy.
Navjot Kaur Sidhu further said that she did not expect such an incident to take place when the police were present all around the area.(ANI Photo)
Navjot Kaur Sidhu further said that she did not expect such an incident to take place when the police were present all around the area.(ANI Photo)

Amritsar train accident: Navjot Kaur Sidhu hits back at critics, says people politicising issue should be ashamed

Amritsar | By Agencies
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 01:25 AM IST
Former MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who was the chief guest at the Dussehra celebrations in Amritsar where over 61 people were killed in a mishap.
Relatives of victims after a train accident at Civil Hospital in Amritsar, India, on Friday, October 19, 2018.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Relatives of victims after a train accident at Civil Hospital in Amritsar, India, on Friday, October 19, 2018.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Amritsar train accident: Hospitals battle confusion, chaos to treat victims

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Kumar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2018 12:03 AM IST
Eyewitnesses said it took a long time for ambulances to reach the congested area that became even more inaccessible because of the rescue operation by volunteers and the state police.
Hours after the Amritsar train accident Friday, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal cancelled all his engagements in the US and said he is immediately returning to India.(PTI)
Hours after the Amritsar train accident Friday, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal cancelled all his engagements in the US and said he is immediately returning to India.(PTI)

Amritsar train accident: Rail Minister Piyush Goyal says immediately returning from US

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 10:27 PM IST
The minister, who is in the US to receive the prestigious Carnot prize for his contribution towards sustainable energy solutions, said Railways is proving all possible assistance at the accident site.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced compensation of Rs five lakh each to the kin of the deceased in the Amritsar train accident Friday and said he was rushing to the spot to personally supervise rescue and relief operations.(AFP)
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced compensation of Rs five lakh each to the kin of the deceased in the Amritsar train accident Friday and said he was rushing to the spot to personally supervise rescue and relief operations.(AFP)

Amritsar train accident: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh announces Rs 5 lakh aid to kin of dead

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 09:10 PM IST
At least 50 people were killed when a crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching burning of Ravana effigy was run over by a train near here, officials said.
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