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Stampede
West Bengal  /  Published 23.08.19

‘Crushing sound and the queue broke’

Poushi Mandal, 33, was grimacing in pain as she sat on the stretcher outside the old casualty block of the female ward at Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital on Friday afternoon. Husband La...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

India  /  Published 31.01.20

Day 1 of AC local, stampede-like scene

Chaos and stampede-like situation prevailed at suburban Thane station on Friday, as commuters thronged to board the air-conditioned local on the first day of its regular run.The AC train services star...
By PTI in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 29.10.18

Why do bridges keep collapsing in India?

Timelessness is a concept that comes glibly to Indians; they have a lot to say about the delusions of this time-bound life. Perhaps it is this mode of thought that predominates in their vision of infr...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 08.12.18

6 dead, 35 injured in Itay nightclub stampede

Six people, all but one of them minors, were killed and about 35 others injured in a stampede of panicked concert-goers early on Saturday at a disco in a small town on Italy's central Adriatic coast, ...
By AP in Rome

World  /  Published 07.01.20

40 killed in Soleimani’s burial stampede

Fifty six people were killed in a stampede as mourners packed streets for the funeral of a slain Iranian military commander in his hometown on Tuesday, forcing his burial to be postponed, state-affili...
By Reuters in Baghdad

India  /  Published 21.12.19

Lathi-fuelled stampede kills child

An eight-year-old boy crushed in a stampede set off by a police baton-charge on protesters in Varanasi died in hospital on Friday night as the death toll since Thursday’s protests in Uttar Pradesh r...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.18

Santragachi footbridges 8 years in the making

Two footbridges had been sanctioned for Santragachi station, where a stampeded on the lone, narrow footbridge on Tuesday evening left two men dead, in the fiscal 2010-11.One is barely 20 per cent comp...
By Sanjay Mondal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.08.19

‘I fell and people began running over me’

Namita Sardar was resting under a banyan tree barely a few yards from the serpentine queue that led to Kachua Loknath temple around 2.45am on Friday.She and her husband Sujoy Sardar were about to join...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.10.18

Santragachi station stampede kills two

Two men died after being injured in a stampede on a narrow footbridge at Santragachi station, in Howrah, after several trains arrived in quick succession on Tuesday evening.Sources said the victims ...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.08.19

Baba Loknath Brahmachari temple seeks part of pond

The Baba Loknath Brahmachari temple authorities in Kachua plan to approach the owners of an adjacent pond to “use a part of it” to widen the road leading to the temple.Government officials on Satu...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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