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19 October 2018 Current Events Train runs over people watching Ravan's effigy burn in Punjab; 50 dead

At least 50 people were killed in a major train accident that occurred near Jora Phatak in Amritsar.  The train ran over hundreds of people who had gathered on the railway track to watch the effigy of Ravan being burnt. According to media reports, the effigy of Ravan had been erected in close proximity to the railways track and due to the noise of firecrackers people could not hear the approaching train and move out of the way. The train was heading from Jalandhar to Amritsar. It has been estimated that around 700 people were present at the site where the accident took place. The injured have been hospitalized. 

Click here to find out the location of the accident near Amritsar.

 



India's first cruise service to start from October 20

The first ever cruise of India “Angriya” is all set to sail from Mumbai to Goa on October 20. The cost of the ticket for the cruise is Rs. 4300 which can go up to Rs. 12000. The domestic cruise is a luxurious 7-deck, 131-meter passenger ship which has two restaurants named Ancora and Coral Reef. Made in Japan, this cruise also has six bars and amenities like spa, infinity pool, open deck and also a lounge. 


Former Chief Minister of UP, N. D. Tiwari dies at 93 on his birthday

Veteran politician N. D. Tiwari died on Thursday on his 93rd birthday. Tiwari was suffering since a long time and was admitted at Max Super Speciality Hospital since September 2017 after suffering a brain stroke. Tiwari served as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.


Train runs over people watching Ravan's effigy burn in Punjab; 50 dead

At least 50 people were killed in a major train accident that occurred near Jora Phatak in Amritsar.  The train ran over hundreds of people who had gathered on the railway track to watch the effigy of Ravan being burnt. According to media reports, the effigy of Ravan had been erected in close proximity to the railways track and due to the noise of firecrackers people could not hear the approaching train and move out of the way. The train was heading from Jalandhar to Amritsar. It has been estimated that around 700 people were present at the site where the accident took place. The injured have been hospitalized. 

Click here to find out the location of the accident near Amritsar.

 

India's first cruise service to start from October 20

The first ever cruise of India “Angriya” is all set to sail from Mumbai to Goa on October 20. The cost of the ticket for the cruise is Rs. 4300 which can go up to Rs. 12000. The domestic cruise is a luxurious 7-deck, 131-meter passenger ship which has two restaurants named Ancora and Coral Reef. Made in Japan, this cruise also has six bars and amenities like spa, infinity pool, open deck and also a lounge. 

Former Chief Minister of UP, N. D. Tiwari dies at 93 on his birthday

Veteran politician N. D. Tiwari died on Thursday on his 93rd birthday. Tiwari was suffering since a long time and was admitted at Max Super Speciality Hospital since September 2017 after suffering a brain stroke. Tiwari served as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.




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