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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.
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.

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

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Amritsar train accident

Railways says it had no idea about the Dussehra function near the train tracks

The railways maintains it had no information about the Dussehra function held near the tracks. 
Relatives mourn at the site of a train accident at Joda Phatak in Amritsar, Friday

Amritsar train tragedy: Congress leader behind Dussehra event hadn’t informed railways

Amritsar Congress leader who organised Dussehra celebrations tells ThePrint he had taken police permission but not informed railways.
Ravan effigy

50 killed in Amritsar as train ploughs through crowd watching Ravan effigy burning

As the Ravan effigy was lit, a section of the crowd started retreating towards the tracks and were run over by the train.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses the Vijay Dashmi function in Nagpur | PTI

BJP allies react with unease as RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat calls for law to build Ram temple

Most BJP allies want to let Supreme Court decide the matter, and one says Ram temple was never on NDA’s common minimum programme.
Modi cartoon

Focus on Ram temple, and the difficult road to Sabarimala

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File photo of Uddhav Thackeray | Mandar Deodhar/India Today Group/Getty Images

BJP will be all ears when Uddhav Thackeray addresses Shiv Sainiks on Dussehra

Uddhav Thackeray makes his Dussehra address at Shivaji Park, Mumbai, at a time when the Shiv Sena & the BJP are struggling to look eye to eye.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.


After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?