DUSSEHRA

  • Government probe team holds district administration responsible for Patna stampede November 29, 2014

    Patna: Lack of a detailed crowd management plan, poor civic amenities besides absence of district magistrates from duty were some reasons cited by the Bihar government probe panel for the October 3 stampede in the state capital in which 33 people were killed. "During our probe we found several deficiencies in...
  • Faridabad cracker market fire: Fire station officer suspended, 5 injured October 22, 2014

    Faridabad: A day after a huge fire erupted at a cracker market on the Dussehra ground in Faridabad, the fire station officer has now been suspended. 5 people have been injured and over 200 makeshift stalls and 20 vehicles have been burnt. Police authorities have said that the fire is...
  • Demand for gold surges once again this festive season October 22, 2014

    Bangalore: The demand for gold has surged once again as the festive and wedding season are underway. With the arrival of Dussehra, Dhanteras, Diwali, the excitement of jewellers and goldsmiths is more palpable than it was last year. The 2013 festive season took a hit from multiple fronts - raw material...
  • Faridabad cracker market fire: Vendors helpless, hundreds of onlookers, no police October 22, 2014

    Just a day ahead of Diwali people banking on the sale of crackers in Faridabad are reduced to tears, worried and have just one question - what next? A morning after a huge fire gutted Faridabad's biggest cracker market at the Dussehra Ground, there were hundreds of onlookers gathered at...
  • Faridabad: Cracker market goes up in flames October 22, 2014

    Around 200 shops were reduced to ashes when a massive fire engulfed a cracker market in Faridabad's Dussehra Ground on Tuesday evening. ...
  • Faridabad: A dark Diwali for vendors who sold crackers at Dussehra Ground October 21, 2014

    Faridabad: Ajay Batra, a middle-aged businessman, was one of those who lost their shops and vehicles in the huge fire that gutted over 200 cracker stalls at Faridabad's Dussehra Ground on Tuesday evening. And like anyone in his situation, Batra was rightly outraged. "We paid hefty fire safety charges when we got...
  • Watch: Over 200 stalls gutted in fire at Dussehra Ground in Faridabad October 21, 2014

    Over 200 shops were gutted in a huge fire at a cracker market in Faridabad's famous Dussehra Ground on Tuesday evening. Five people were reportedly injured and 20 cars were damaged in the fire. ...
  • Faridabad: Over 200 stalls gutted in fire at Dussehra Ground, three injured October 21, 2014

    Over 200 shops were gutted in a huge fire at a cracker market in Faridabad's famous Dussehra Ground on Tuesday evening. Five people were reportedly injured and 20 cars were damaged in the fire. ...
  • Faridabad: Over 200 stalls gutted in fire at cracker market at Dussehra Ground October 21, 2014

    Faridabad: Over 200 shops were gutted in a huge fire at a cracker market in Faridabad's famous Dussehra Ground on Tuesday evening. The number of injuries and deaths is still not confirmed as the police say that five people were hurt but eyewitnesses put the figure at 20. Around 20 cars...
  • Patna stampede: Rs 68 lakh released from PM's relief fund October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office has released over Rs 68 lakh from the PM's National Relief Fund to the Bihar government as ex-gratia to be paid to the relatives of those killed in the Patna stampede and those grievously injured. "The total involved amount of Rs 68.50 lakh for 33...
  • Patna stampede: Bihar government removes four senior oficials, admits serious lapses October 5, 2014

    Patna: The Bihar government on Sunday removed four senior official including the District Magistrate of Patna in the aftermath of the stampede at the historic Gandhi Maidan during Dussehra festivities in which 33 people were killed and 29 injured. The Jitan Ram Manjhi government also vowed to punish those responsible for...
  • Prakash Javdekar defends live telecast of RSS chief's address on October 3 October 5, 2014

    Nagpur: Defending the live telecast by Doordarshan of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's address on Dussehra, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar on Sunday said that the Government wants to instill professionalism. The hour-long broadcast on October 3 by DD for the first time of an RSS function had stoked...
  • Patna stampede: Police failed to enforce safety measures despite 2 similar tragedies in the past October 5, 2014

    Patna: Almost like a ritual after every tragedy, the Bihar government has ordered a high level enquiry into the stampede which killed 33 people and injured 29 others at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Friday. But the incident has yet again put the state police in the dock, which despite two...
  • Thousands watch as Mysore celebrates Dasara October 4, 2014

    For the first time in many years, the royal family was forced to place the royal sword on the golden throne on which the scion used to sit and conduct the festival rituals in the Amba Vilas Palace durbar since he succeeded his father and last Mysore Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar...
  • Patna stampede: 24 hours after the tragedy, people still searching for their loved ones October 4, 2014

    Patna: A day after the tragic stampede during Dussehra festivities in Patna, many are still looking for their loved ones. Thirty-three people lost their lives and around 21 others were injured in the stampede at the Gandhi Maidan on Friday night. A 16-year-old girl named Priyanka is one those who is...
  • Patna stampede: CM Manjhi admits administrative lapses, assures punishment for culprits October 4, 2014

    Patna: Under attack from opposition parties over the stampede incident that killed 33 people and injured 21 others, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manhjhi on Saturday admitted that there have been lapses on the part of his team. Manjhi has also promised action it has come at a...
  • Patna stampede: Families search for their loved ones October 4, 2014

    Stampede in Patna killed 32 people and left many others injured. CNN-IBN's Prabhakar kumar spoke to the brother of 16-year-old Priyanka, who went missing during the stampede. "We went looking everywhere for my sister but couldn't find her. We even searched in the hospital but could not find her." ...
  • Patna stampede: Muslim woman saves Hindu child October 4, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Prabhakar Kumar met the family of four-year-old girl Chahat who went missing during the stampede in Gandhi Maidan in Patna. She was found by a Muslim lady who took chahat to her house. The rescuer said, "I found her on the road. I took her to my house and...
  • The black shadow of death won and snatched our loved ones, says Patna stampede victim October 4, 2014

    Patna: It was supposed to be an evening full of fun and excitement. The entire family was ready to witness the magnificent Dussehra celebrations at Patna's historic Gandhi Maidan. My friend Vinod Singh and I made the arrangements to take our families to Gandhi Maidan. We hired a tempo (autorickshaw)...
  • Patna stampede: Gandhi Maidan gates were reportedly shut October 4, 2014

    Several exit gates of the Gandhi Maidan where the stampede took place soon after teh burning of Ravana effigy were either shut or blocked and that is perhaps what led to the tragedy. ...
  • Mysore celebrates Dasara without its Maharaja October 4, 2014

    Mysore: City of palaces Mysore is celebrating its famous 10-day Dasara festival in the absence of scion Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, who passed away last December in Bangalore. For the first time in many years, the royal family was forced to place the royal sword on the golden throne on which the...
  • 'Raavan' effigy with officials' name on it burnt in Jodhpur October 4, 2014

    Jodhpur: Protesting against non-payment of dues by Jodhpur Development Authority (JDA), an association of contractors burnt an effigy of 'Raavan' with names of the agency's officials on it on the occasion of Dusshera on Friday. Celebrating Dusshera, which marks the defeat of the demon king Raavan, members of Contractor Sangharsh Samiti...
  • Patna stampede: Centre assures all help to victims' families October 3, 2014

    At least 32 people were killed and 21 injured after a stampede at Patna's Gandhi Maidan during the Ravan Dahan ceremony. The incident occurred soon after the effigy of Ravana was burnt. ...
  • Week-long Kullu Dusshera starts with Lord Raghunath's rath yatra October 3, 2014

    Kullu: The week-long Dusshera festival got off to a spectacular start with the traditional rath yatra of principal deity Lord Raghunathji from Sultanpur Temple to Dhalpur Maidan, even as Dusshera and Navratras festivities concluded in rest of the state. Over 200 local deities of Kullu Valley arrived to pay obeisance to...
  • Patna: 32 dead, 21 injured in stampede at Gandhi Maidan during Dussehra festivities October 3, 2014

    Patna: Tragedy struck Dussehra festivities in Patna, the capital of Bihar, on Friday evening when a stampede at the city's famous Gandhi Maidan resulted in the death of at least 32 people and left 21 others injured. The incident happened soon after the effigy of Ravan was burnt during Dussehra festivities...
  • PM shares stage at Ravan Dahan with Manmohan, Sonia October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening shared stage with his predecessor Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi when they joined thousands of people to celebrate Dussehra. President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari led the celebrations at Subhash Maidan in north Delhi in...
  • Watch: PM Modi attends Ravan Dahan along with Sonia and Manmohan at Subhash Maidan October 3, 2014

    Tight security measures were in place around the Red Fort in view of the festivities and VIP movement. To avoid inconvenience to the public, traffic restrictions came into effect only minutes before PM Narendra Modi's arrival. ...
  • Delhi: Ramleela unites Hindus, Muslims October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The 90-year-old Dharmik Leela Commitee Mandal in Old Delhi has seen Muslim men and women playing important characters like Sita, Kaushalya and Ravan for years now. Eighteen-year-old Faisal Khan is a devout Mulsim as well as a Ram leela enthusiast. But this contradiction doesn't end here. This young Muslim...
  • 27 drown during Ganga Dussehra celebration June 9, 2014

    At least 27 people were killed in separate incidents while taking dip in rivers on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Monday. The annual festival, which is celebrated as the day when the Ganga river is believed to have to descended on the earth, saw lakhs...
  • Heavy rains wreak havoc post Phailin; Bhojpur, Siwan, Patna worst affected October 15, 2013

    Cyclone Phailin triggered heavy rains in Bihar in the last two days averaging 125.3 mm with Bhojpur, Siwan and Patna bearing the brunt of the continuous downpour. However, there was a let up in rainfall since Tuesday morning. According to Met office report, the rain bearing clouds have moved to neighbouring...