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BSF nabs Pak national with carbine, ammunition along Punjab border

Amritsar :  Border Security Force troopers on Monday arrested a Pakistani national near the international border in the Amritsar sector and recovered a US-made 5.56 mm carbine and ammunition from him. “Troops in Ramkot apprehended one Pakistan national along with one 5.56 M4 Carbine (made in United States), two magazines, 28 rounds (of ammunition), three […]

Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu (File Photo/ Facebook)

Amritsar train tragedy: Navjot Singh Sidhu fails to appear before inquiry commission

Amritsar : Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday failed to appear before the one-man commission conducting an inquiry into the Amritsar train tragedy in which 60 people were killed on October 19. Sidhu’s wife, Navjot Kaur, who was also summoned by the commission, however, appeared on Friday and gave her statement. Sidhu, who […]

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Police injured as Amritsar tragedy protesters take to stone-pelting

Amritsar : Protests staged by residents here against the Punjab government and the railways after 59 people were killed when a train crushed them as they were watching Dusshera celebrations, turned violent on Sunday leaving a few policemen injured following stone-pelting. The injured policemen, including Punjab Police commandos, were rushed to a government hospital for […]

People gathered at the site of Amritsar train tragedy (File Photo)

Families wiped out, loved ones perish in Amritsar train tragedy

Amritsar :  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 hospitals on […]

People gathered at the railway track where the train had mowed down the Dusshera revellers

Amritsar train tragedy: Railways deny responsibility

Amritsar : Hours after 60 people were crushed to death by a train while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy here, the Railways on Saturday said it was not responsible for the tragedy. Northern Railways spokesperson Deepak Kumar said in a statement that the event was organised in an area which does not belong […]