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. read more
Fifty people were killed and many others injured when a train ran into a crowd celebrating Dussehra in Punjab’s Joda Phatak, close to Amritsar, subdivisional magistrate Rajesh Sharma said. The crowd was watching a Ravana effigy burn nearby around 7pm, additional district commissioner of police, city-2, Lakhbir Singh said. Some were standing on the track shooting videos of the effigy burning on their mobile phones when the train hit them. Authorities have rushed to the spot of the accident.read more
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2R) holds a bow and arrow at an event as President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind look on, ahead of the burning of an effigy of Ravana at an event marking the end of the festival of Dussehra at Luv-Kush Ramleela Committee in Lal Qila Maidan.
Rahul Gandhi will address meetings at TRS bastions Bhainsa in Adilabad district and Kamareddy in north Telangana, and the stronghold of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM), Charminar on Saturday. read more
An effigy of Ravana goes up in flames at Pune Lokmanya festival as the city celebrates Dussehra on Thursday. The festival, signifying victory of good over evil, will be celebrated in the rest of India on Friday.
These men- members of ‘Patni Pidit Purush Sanghatana’, an organisation of victims of harassment by wives- burned the effigy on Thursday evening at Karoli village near Aurangabad in Maharashtra. read more