Sidhu fails to appear before inquiry commission

Amritsar, Nov 2  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, […]

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Sidhu defends wife, questions railways

Chandigarh, Oct 22 Under fire from various quarters, Punjab’s Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday continued to defend his wife and close aides in the Amritsar train tragedy in which 59 people watching Dusshera proceedings died last Saturday. Sidhu raised questions about the railways giving a clean chit to the train driver and other […]

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Police injured as Amritsar tragedy protesters take to stone-pelting

Amritsar, Oct 21 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 […]

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Anger brews in Amritsar after train tragedy

Amritsar, Oct 21 Angry residents blocked traffic around the Joda Phatak area in Amritsar on Sunday to protest against the apathy of the Punjab government and the railways towards the families of 59 people who lost their lives when a speeding train crushed them as they were watching Dusshera celebrations. “The government has not bothered for […]

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Amritsar tragedy: Amarinder orders magisterial probe

Amritsar, Oct 20 Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Saturday that a magisterial probe into the Amritsar train tragedy in which 59 people watching Dusshera effigy burning were crushed to death by a train will reveal if mandatory permissions for holding the function were given. Amarinder, who visited the accident site and the injured in hospitals […]

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Minister denies Railways’ lapse in Amritsar tragedy

Amritsar A day after 60 hapless Dussehra revellers were mowed down by a train here in Punjab, Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Saturday said his ministry is not to be blamed for any lapses leading to the disaster. The Railways was not informed about the Dusshera ceremony near the Jora Phatak vicinity […]

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