CJI Visits Sri Venkateswara and Padmavati Temples at Tirumala -Tirupati

CJI Visits Sri Venkateswara and Padmavati Temples at Tirumala -Tirupati

Chief Justice of India Tirath Singh Thakur accompanied by family members offered prayers at Srivari temple at Tirumala and Goddess Padmavathi temple at Tiruchanur on Sunday. The CJI lauded Tirumala Tirupati Devasthnams for maintaining cleanliness, near perfect system of pilgrim crowd management, and for providing hassle free amenities to devotees, which he said is role model for other temples in the country. “I have been coming to temple from the past 27 years and as CJI I paved visit to Lord Balaji along with my family and kin. I observed…

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Death Toll Reaches 105 in Kollam Paravur Puttingal Temple Tragedy

Death Toll Reaches 105 in Kollam Paravur Puttingal Temple Tragedy

The death toll in fire works explosion at Puttingal temple in Paravur at Kollam district has escalated to 105 while the number of injured has been declared as 538. The explosion occurred at an illegal fireworks competition held as part of the temple festival. According to the reports, citing safety issues, district administration had refused permission sought by the temple authorities  to conduct firework competition at Puttingal. However, the temple authorities went ahead with the competition which lead to the tragedy. A preliminary enquiry has revealed that rules were flouted…

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Kollam Temple Fire Tragedy: Death Toll Rises to 86

Kollam Temple  Fire Tragedy:  Death Toll Rises to 86

Update: A preliminary enquiry has revealed that rules were flouted by the temple authorities with regard to firework display.  Reportedly,  no permission was taken for the fireworks display at the temple, and the godown  which store fireworks were not insulated to prevent sparks. The mandatory distance of 100 meters between the firework godown and the firework display venue was not maintained, according to a CNN-IBN report. Over 86 people died and more than 340 people injured in a massive fire that broke out in a temple in Kerala’s Kollam district. The fire broke out at…

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