Fireworks, LED lighting mark ‘Bandi Chhor Diwas’, Diwali at Golden Temple

Amritsar :  A fireworks display and LED lighting marked the celebrations of ‘Bandi Chhor Diwas’ and Diwali as thousands of devotees flocked to the Golden Temple complex here on Wednesday. The traditional fireworks display was a spectacular event even though its timing was reduced to just 10 minutes this year owing to pollution concerns. The […]

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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 […]

A day after train tragedy, rail traffic on Amritsar-Jalandhar route still blocked

Amritsar :  A day after the train tragedy in which 59 people watching Dusshera effigy burning were crushed to death by a speeding train, the traffic on the Jalandhar-Amritsar route has not yet been restored, officials said. Northern Railway spokesperson Deepak Kumar told IANS: “The train services on the Amritsar-Jalandhar route have not been restored […]

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 […]

Punjab CM visited hospital to see the injured

Magisterial probe ordered: CM on Amritsar tragedy

Amritsar : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Saturday the Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner will conduct an inquiry within four weeks into the Amritsar train tragedy in which 59 people were crushed by a speeding train. The Chief minister also said that nine of those killed were yet to be identified, while 57 other […]

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 […]

People gathered at the accident spot soon after the mishap

Amritsar train tragedy: Train driver detained, questioned

Amritsar : The Punjab and Railway Police on Saturday questioned the driver of a train that crushed at least 60 people to death here while they were watching the burning of a Ravana effigy from a railway track. Punjab Police officials said that the DMU (diesel multiple unit) driver had been detained at the Ludhiana […]