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Amritsar train tragedy: Magisterial probe gives train driver benefit of doubt

The probe report that was made public by the Punjab Human Rights Organization (PHRO), an NGO, on Saturday, has put light on the role of the loko pilot in 5th section of the report in detail.
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Published on Dec 29, 2019 10:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Amritsar

Amritsar train tragedy: CM says action initiated against 13 police, MC personnel

Captain Amarinder Singh rejects allegations of inaction by state govt, says ‘no question of burying inquiry report’
A magisterial inquiry into the incident wherein about 61 people were mowed down by a train on October 19, 2018, was conducted by divisional commissioner Jalandhar, B Purushartha, on the orders of the chief minister.(HT PHOTO)
A magisterial inquiry into the incident wherein about 61 people were mowed down by a train on October 19, 2018, was conducted by divisional commissioner Jalandhar, B Purushartha, on the orders of the chief minister.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 22, 2019 06:17 AM IST
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Amritsar train tragedy Victims’ kin protest near accident site

As the grieving relatives announced to block rail traffic at the accident site on Tuesday, the police beefed up security on both side of the tracks.
The families of those who were run over by a train during Dussehra celebrations last year stage a protest in Amritsar on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
The families of those who were run over by a train during Dussehra celebrations last year stage a protest in Amritsar on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 09, 2019 06:26 AM IST
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Amritsar train tragedy: Four months on, SIT yet to fix criminal responsibility

Three days after the tragedy, the then Punjab director general of police (DGP) Suresh Arora directed the government railway police (GRP) to hold a probe into the incident.
On October 19, 61 people died and 143 were injured when a train ploughed through a crowd that had gathered on the tracks for Dussehra celebrations at Dhobi Ghat near Jaura Phatak Road.(HT File)
On October 19, 61 people died and 143 were injured when a train ploughed through a crowd that had gathered on the tracks for Dussehra celebrations at Dhobi Ghat near Jaura Phatak Road.(HT File)
Updated on Mar 06, 2019 10:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByAnil Sharma

‘People’s negligence’, says Centre, clears railways for Amritsar train tragedy that killed 61

In the Amritsar train tragedy that took place on the night of Dusshera, October 19, in which 61 people died, the Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS) has given a clean chit to the railways.
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Updated on Nov 22, 2018 11:37 PM IST
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Amritsar train tragedy: Can’t blame elected representatives for mishaps, says Navjot Singh Sidhu

The SAD-BJP is trying to corner the ruling Congress leaders, especially the Sidhus, over the mishap wherein a DMU train on the Jalandhar-Amritsar route ran into Dussehra revellers on October 19.
Navjot Singh Sidhu(HT File)
Navjot Singh Sidhu(HT File)
Updated on Oct 28, 2018 10:01 AM IST
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Rahul Gandhi patronising those responsible for Amritsar train tragedy, says Sukhbir Badal

Former deputy CM uses bhog ceremony of the victims to target Congress and the state government, says party acting just like it did in the case of anti-Sikh riots of 1984.
SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, BJP’s Punjab unit president Shwait Malik and others during a bhog ceremony in memory of those killed in train accident.(HT Photo)
SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, BJP’s Punjab unit president Shwait Malik and others during a bhog ceremony in memory of those killed in train accident.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 28, 2018 09:55 AM IST
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Amritsar train tragedy: Congress councillors come out in defence of Navjot Kaur Sidhu, organiser Mithu

Eyewitness had blamed Mithu and Kaur for the delay in starting the ceremony. The councillor said the organisers had made several announcements asking the spectators to move away from the tracks.
Congress councillors from Amritsar East constituency during a press conference at Circuit House on Friday.(HT Photo)
Congress councillors from Amritsar East constituency during a press conference at Circuit House on Friday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 09:31 AM IST
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Amritsar train tragedy eclipses ‘karwa chauth’ for these women

Navpreet Kaur, 23, who lost her husband in the tragedy, was excited for the festival till about eight days ago.
Sisters Aruna Devi and Sita Devi lost their husbands, Girender Kumar and Pawan Kumar, respectively, who were also real brothers, in the train tragedy.(HT Photo)
Sisters Aruna Devi and Sita Devi lost their husbands, Girender Kumar and Pawan Kumar, respectively, who were also real brothers, in the train tragedy.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 09:05 AM IST
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Amritsar train tragedy: Dussehra organisers, railway officials among 20 summoned

Magistrate yet to call Navjot Kaur for questioning; 51 witnesses record statements
Jalandhar divisional commissioner B Purushartha (left) with cops inspecting the accident site in Amritsar on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Jalandhar divisional commissioner B Purushartha (left) with cops inspecting the accident site in Amritsar on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2018 10:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByAnil Sharma, Amritsar

Death on tracks in Punjab, no lessons learnt from Amritsar train tragedy

A week on, HT ran a reality check across Punjab to find that people, young and old, have learnt no lesson and continue to flout safety norms by crossing closed railway crossings or walking on tracks despite the rail traffic.
Barely a week after the Amritsar rail tragedy, a school girl is unmindful of the approaching train as she crosses the tracks in Jalandhar on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Barely a week after the Amritsar rail tragedy, a school girl is unmindful of the approaching train as she crosses the tracks in Jalandhar on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2018 09:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByAnil Sharma

Amritsar train tragedy: Complaint filed against Mithu, Navjot Kaur

The tragedy claimed 61 lives leaving 143 injured.
Former minister Bikram Singh Majithia led the SAD-BJP delegation to hand over the complaint to police in Amritsar.(HT Photo)
Former minister Bikram Singh Majithia led the SAD-BJP delegation to hand over the complaint to police in Amritsar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 10:52 AM IST
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Amritsar train tragedy: Dussehra event organiser Mithu surfaces, denies responsibility

He says that he had not taken permission from the railways as it was not required. Previously, he had said all permissions were taken.
Saurabh Madan Mithu(HT File)
Saurabh Madan Mithu(HT File)
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 09:33 AM IST
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Badals lead delegation to Punjab governer, say ‘Oust Sidhu, book wife’ for Amritsar train tragedy

He said the tragedy could have been avoided had the local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and his spouse Navjot Kaur Sidhu displayed sense of responsibility by refusing to get associated with an event that didn’t have due permissions.
(From left) Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal, former CM Parkash Singh Badal, BJP state president Shwait Malik, former minister Daljit Singh Cheema and others after meeting Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore in Chandigarh on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
(From left) Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal, former CM Parkash Singh Badal, BJP state president Shwait Malik, former minister Daljit Singh Cheema and others after meeting Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore in Chandigarh on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 24, 2018 09:33 AM IST
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Amritsar train tragedy: Captain govt trying to save Sidhu, his wife, says SAD-BJP

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal alleged that the Congress government has launched a “cover-up” exercise to save the duo and also attacked Khaira for underplaying the train tragedy.
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 11:08 PM IST
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The Amritsar train tragedy was waiting to happen

There are several learnings from this tragedy. Organisers of such events must regulate permission. Events should only be held in grounds that are safe for attendees. The police must ensure proper crowd control and management at large events.
Relatives of a victim the train accident, Shiv Puri cremation ground, Amritsar, October 21, 2018(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Relatives of a victim the train accident, Shiv Puri cremation ground, Amritsar, October 21, 2018(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 07:37 PM IST
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Victims of Amritsar train tragedy say private hospitals charged fee for treatment

DC says one of the hospitals has been found guilty during probe, told to refund money to patient
One of the injured, Pamma, with his relatives during the protest.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
One of the injured, Pamma, with his relatives during the protest.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 11:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByMandeep Kaur Narula, Amritsar

Magisterial inquiry to also look into railways’ role in Amritsar train tragedy

Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani had also ruled out any statutory inquiry into the incident, saying it was a case of trespass on rail tracks.
Security on high alert as a train passes by after resumption of railway services since the train accident, in Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal /HT)
Security on high alert as a train passes by after resumption of railway services since the train accident, in Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal /HT)
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 10:34 AM IST
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Train driver lied, say witnesses of Amritsar train tragedy that killed 61

The driver of the train which was involved in the Amritsar train tragedy, which mowed down 61 people watching a Ravan effigy being burnt on October 19, said he had not stopped his train because of stone pelting from the crowd at the accident spot.
Relatives of injured victims of railway accident protest in demand of proper medical treatment, in Amritsar, Sunday, Oct 21, 2018.(PTI)
Relatives of injured victims of railway accident protest in demand of proper medical treatment, in Amritsar, Sunday, Oct 21, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 05:19 PM IST
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Amritsar train tragedy: Govt doctors from four districts join in to treat injured

Non-government organisations have set up camp at the GND Hospital and the civil hospital and are providing meals to the attendants of the injured.
More than 90 people were injured in the Friday’s train accident.(HT photo)
More than 90 people were injured in the Friday’s train accident.(HT photo)
Updated on Oct 21, 2018 09:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByAnil Sharma, Amritsar

Two days before marriage anniversary, woman dies in Amritsar train tragedy

Her husband blamed the Amritsar administration for poor management and demanded strict action against the erring officials.
Rajni(File picture)
Rajni(File picture)
Updated on Oct 20, 2018 03:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Phagwara | ByHT Correspondent

Man who played Ravan at Ramlila dies in Amritsar train tragedy

Dalbir had got married last year and has an eight-month old daughter.
Dalbir Singh(File picture)
Dalbir Singh(File picture)
Updated on Oct 20, 2018 12:48 PM IST
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