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Death toll in Indore-Patna Express derailment rises to 149

Hundreds of people were trapped after 14 carriages of the express train, travelling from Indore to Patna, crumpled into one another as they came off the tracks on Sunday. The immediate task ahead of us is to provide relief to people and help them in every way possible. An ex-gratia compensation of Rs 2 lakhs from the PMNRF has been announced for the next of kin of the deceased, while an amount of Rs 50,000 has been announced for those who were seriously injured in the incident.


Judicial committee says 'knees together' judge Robin Camp should lose his job

Judicial committee says 'knees together' judge Robin Camp should lose his job

The 64-year-old judge apologized for his remarks, claiming he had not understood the particularities of Canadian laws aimed at sheltering sexual assault victims from discriminatory attitudes. The inquiry had stalled in 2012 amid procedural wrangling and complaints from her lawyer that the inquiry panel had shown bias against Douglas. Camp has since been publicly censured and soundly criticized, and in September, he was forced to explain his neanderthal mid-trial natterings in front of a ...


Sidhu's wife Navjot, ex-Olympian Pargat join Congress

Sidhu's wife Navjot, ex-Olympian Pargat join Congress

Sidhu, who is now the leader of his new party "Awaaz-E-Punjab" is also expected to join Congress soon as it seemed apparent after Amarinder's comment. Asked if the party would also Mr Sidhu would also join the Congress, the Congress PCC chief said, "If Ms Sidhu is here, then can he stay behind?" Thirteen Congress leaders from Amritsar who have applied for party tickets from the two seats have already warned the party's central leadership against such a move, a source in the party said.


Turkish girls dormitory fire kills 12

Turkish girls dormitory fire kills 12

Dogan said most of the dead would be identified using DNA tests, in a sign that the victims were too badly burned to be identified visually. A FIRE ripped through a school dormitory for girls - burning 12 people alive. The dorm had capacity for 54 students and was open to both secondary and high school students. It took firefighters three hours to contain the fire, which broke out around 7:25 p.m.



SNP Chilcot motion on Tony Blair gets cross-party support

The motion has been tabled by the SNP, which has 54 seats in the Commons, while MPs from other parties like Caroline Lucas of the Greens and Kate Hoey of Blair's own Labour Party have signed the motion in support. Citing documents released under the Freedom of Information Act, The Guardian reported last week that the Chilcot Inquiry was designed by senior British civil servants to "avoid blame" and reduce the risk that individuals and the government could face legal action.


Errors led to coalition strike on Syria forces: Pentagon

Errors led to coalition strike on Syria forces: Pentagon

According to Coe, the Russian's waited 27 minutes to talk to their usual point of contact in the USA command center - an officer who was on the other side of the base - while the strikes continued, instead of talking to the colonel who picked up the phone.