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Major News and Events of 24 May 2018

What Happened on 24 May 2018

Suspension of Vaishno Devi yatra from new track after massive fire broke out in Trikuta Hills

The Vaishno Devi pilgrimage was suspended after a sudden fire broke out in the Trikuta Hills in Katra district of Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier, the pilgrims were required to take the new battery car track for the yatra but after this mishappening, they had to use the traditional old track to complete their pilgrimage. The mishap led to the closure of the registration counters to avoid any rush on the old track and more than 20,000 pilgrims, who registered themselves for the yatra were left abandoned in Katra.

13 people dead in police firing in Tuticorin after protest over closure of Sterlite Copper plant

13 people have been declared dead till now in police firing in Tuticorin, who protested against the decision of the government to shut down Vedanta's Sterlite Copper plant over pollution concerns. About 70 people are still undergoing treatment for their injuries. The police force resoted to firing after it lost control over the group of protesters.

Saraswati River to be revived by the Haryana government

The Government of Haryana has decided to revive and rejuvenate the Saraswati River which is regarded as the mythical river of national importance. The state's irrigation and water resources department and Sarasvati Heritage Development Board has signed two MoUs to investigate the hydrological and geomorphological aspects relating to the river.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
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