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File image of relatives of victims of train accident block the accident site in protest against the incident, in Amritsar | Kamal Kishore/PTI

All the mistakes that led to Amritsar train tragedy on Dussehra

ThePrint brings you excerpts from the report submitted to the Punjab government that details all the mistakes that led to the Amritsar train tragedy.
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Punjab panel blames railway staff & Dussehra event organisers for Amritsar train tragedy

As many as 61 people were killed in the Amritsar train tragedy this October, when they were mowed down while watching Ravan dahan on Dussehra.
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Navjot Kaur Sidhu given ‘clean chit’ in probe into Amritsar train tragedy

Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu was the chief guest at a Dussehra event in Amritsar where a train tragedy claimed 60 lives. 
Relatives of victims of train accident block the accident site in protest | PTI

Two weeks after the tragedy, Indian Railways decides to probe Amritsar train accident

The railways said that even though it was not mandatory for it to probe this case, the Amritsar tragedy had 'become a matter of great public discourse'.
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India moved on so quickly from Amritsar rail tragedy that it forgot to ask key questions

Amritsar tragedy is a wake-up call for govt to stop doling out ex gratia.
Dusshera celebrations in Milerganj, Ludhiana | By special arrangement

Not just Amritsar, several Dussehra events in Punjab are held right next to rail tracks

Organisers of Dussehra events near train tracks tell ThePrint they take several precautions, besides being in touch with railway authorities for coordination.
Relatives of victims of train accident block the accident site in protest | PTI

Public anger mounting over Amritsar train tragedy as authorities play blame game

There’s been no move to track Dussehra event organiser Mithu Madaan. Two inquiries have been ordered — one administrative, the other a criminal probe.
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No action against driver of Amritsar train that killed 59 at Dussehra event: Minister

Railways not at fault in Amritsar and no action will be taken against its driver, says minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha.

The Amritsar train tragedy, and Bishop Franco Mulakkal gets a ‘hero’s welcome’

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One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.


An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.