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Four railway officials suspended, General Manager sent on leave

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The government on Sunday suspended four railway officials and sent the General Manager of Northern Railway on leave following the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express that killed 22 passengers. Based on prima facie evidence, a Junior Engineer (Permanent Way), a Senior Section Engineer (Permanent Way), an Assistant Engineer and a Senior Divisional Engineer have...

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Negligence suspected cause of deadly UP train crash

Muzaffarnagar/New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday admitted to negligence and ground-level lapses that may have derailed the Kalinga Utkal Express train in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening claiming 22-24 lives. Even as a probe to know the exact cause of the train disaster began, a criminal complaint was lodged against unknown people for causing deaths by negligence. Mo...

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UP train accident death toll is 22: Police

Muzaffarnagar, Aug 20 (IANS) The death toll in the Kalinga Utkal Express train disaster in Uttar Pradesh is 22, a senior police officer said on Sunday. Senior Superintendent of Police Anant Deo told IANS that 20 people died in Muzaffarnagar district and one each in hospitals in Ghaziabad and Meerut where they had been taken by their families. Deo said 20 of the victims had been i...

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Survivors recount train crash, salute Khatauli samaritans

Khatauli (Muzaffarnagar), Aug 20 (IANS) Dazed survivors on Sunday recounted the horrific Kalinga Utkal Express train disaster, saying the death toll would have been much more but for the timely help rendered by residents of this Uttar Pradesh town. Virtually everyone credited the locals with rescuing dozens of trapped passengers from the mangled coaches of the train that was on its way t...

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Dera chief case: Haryana to deploy 35 companies of central forces

Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) Ahead of a court verdict on August 25 in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief, the Haryana government on Sunday said the police was on alert and 35 companies of paramilitary forces would help maintain law and order in the state. Police is fully prepared to tackle any situation. The Centre has provided 35 companies of paramilitary forces, deployment of whic...

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Authorities hint negligence caused UP train disaster

Muzaffarnagar/New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday registered a criminal complaint against unknown people for mischief and causing deaths by negligence and began a probe into the Saturday train disaster in Uttar Pradesh amid conflicting casualty figures. Mohd Jamshed from the Railway Board told the media in New Delhi that the disaster involving the Kalinga Utkal Express at Khat...

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Minister must accept responsibility for train tragedy: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Blaming criminal negligence for the Uttar Pradesh train accident, the Congress on Sunday said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu must accept responsibility since he failed to perform his primary duty to secure passenger safety. The party also demanded a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express in Muzaffarpur distict on Sa...

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Major train accidents in seven years

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A chronology of major train accidents in India in the past seven years: * August 19, 2017: At least 20 people were killed and 92 injured when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh. * January 21, 2017: 29 people were killed and 50 others injured when the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed ...

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President condoles deaths in UP train accident

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday condoled the loss of lives in the Utkal Express accident that derailed at Uttar Pradesh's Khatauli on Saturday, leaving at least 20 people dead and over 156 injured. I am sad to learn about the derailment of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express at Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, as a result of which a number of...

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B-Town celebrities saddened over UP train derailment

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities Anupam Kher, Kailash Kher and Riteish Deshmukh have mourned the deaths in Saturday's derailment of the Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district. They expressed the need for better technology to constantly monitor the rail tracks. Officials in Uttar Pradesh placed the death toll at 24 and have announced an end to rescue work. At l...

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NIA's regional office, residential premises open in Lucknow

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday inaugurated the National Investigation Agency's (NIA) regional office and residential premises here. Speaking at the event, Adityanath said India had been at the receiving end of terrorism for long but now, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the nation ha...

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Army evacuates marooned in Gorakhpur

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) The Army on Sunday rescued people marooned in flood-hit Gorakhpur city in Uttar Pradesh, a military official said. Three teams from the Army have been pressed into service at the request of the state government. All three teams were working relentlessly to rescue people marooned in the flood waters, the official said. They were also distributing relief mate...

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Authorities hint negligence caused UP train disaster

Muzaffarnagar/New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday registered a criminal complaint against unknown people for mischief and causing deaths by negligence and began a probe into the Saturday train accident in Uttar Pradesh amid varying casualty figures. Mohd Jamshed from the Railway Board told the media in New Delhi that the disaster involving the Kalinga Utkal Express at Khatauli...

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Audio clip hints negligence caused train tragedy

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) An unverified telephonic conversation apparently between two railway employees widely circulated on social media on Sunday hints that negligence may have caused the Saturday train accident in Uttar Pradesh. The nearly 15-minute audio clip could not be verified independently. A railway official said they were looking into it. One of the men in the audio cl...

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Tracks to be repaired by night

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Railway tracks damaged by the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh will be repaired by Sunday night and traffic restored, officials said. The busy rail route passing through Muzaffarnagar district has been badly hit since the Saturday evening disaster. Several trains have been diverted after 14 coaches of the train derailed near Khatauli.

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20 dead, 92 injured in train tragedy: Railways

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The train disaster in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district has claimed 20 lives and left 92 injured, 22 in critical condition, the railways announced on Sunday. Our final figures say 20 people lost their lives and 92 were injured, out of whom 22 have sustained grievous injuries, Mohd Jamshed from the Railway Board told the media here. The Kalinga Utkal Express ...

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UP train derailment toll 24, rescue work ends

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) The death toll in a horrific train accident in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district was on Sunday put at 24 as officials announced an end to rescue work. At least 156 people were injured and 10 were in critical condition. An official said the injured were being treated at medical facilities in Muzaffarnagar and Meerut. The Kalinga Utkal Express was on its...

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Fix responsibility on prima facie evidence: Suresh Prabhu

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A day after 24 people were killed in s train derailment in Uttar Pradesh, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said that he has directed the Chairman Railway Board (CRB) to fix responsibility on prima facie evidence by the evening. He also said that he would not allow laxity in operations by the Railway Board. Will not allow laxity in operations by t...

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UP train derailment toll 24, rescue operations conclude

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Rescue operations at Khatauli in Muzaffaranagar, where the Kalinga Utkal Express had derailed, concluded on Sunday morning with the death toll climbing to 24, officials said. At least 156 passengers were injured after 14 coaches of the train bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand derailed on Saturday evening in Meerut-Saharanpur Division in Uttar Pradesh. An off...

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UP survey of rural women: Want to work, watch news, go to parlours

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) A survey of rural women in Uttar Pradesh, Indias largest state, has shown the rising spiral of their aspirations -- 56 per cent want to work, 67 per cent want to study further, at least five per cent visit a beauty parlour regularly, and at least 10 per cent watch the news on television. The survey of 5,000 women -- one of the largest ever of rural women in the sta...

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