You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> Top News

253 injured in 'Gotmar Mela' but none serious

DNIND22943 | 9/7/2013 | Author : dna correspondent | WC :161 | City-Indore



As many as 253 persons were injured in stone pelting in the traditional "Gotmar Mela" at Pandhurna in district Chhindwara on Friday.
Sub divisional magistrate SC Gangwani said none of the injured was serious.  
 This festival is celebrated every year on the second day to "Bhadrapad', the new moon day, on the banks of river Jam.
According to the tradition, a tree trunk is placed in the middle of the river that flows through this village.
A flag is tied on top of this tree and villagers from neighbouring villages Savargao and Pandhurna try to pull the flag on the tree top  amidst stone pelting from both sides to prevent from laying hands on it. The village which is able to pull the flag is declared wi
Read full story



Copyright restricted. Under license from www.dnasyndication.com   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on Top News

Duo held for extortion bid on PM Modi's aide
DNMUM332900 | 4/18/2015 12:00:00 AM | Author : Azaan Javaid | WC :494

New Delhi: The corporate affairs head of a flagship company of Avantha Group and his aide have been arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police for allegedly attempting to extort a whopping Rs 25 crore from his boss at the Group, a $4 billion enterp
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

TISS facts: Chittoor victims shot from the front, no bullet marks on trees
DNMUM332901 | 4/18/2015 12:00:00 AM | Author : Yogesh Pawar | WC :893

Mumbai: A fact-finding committee from the Nodal Centre for Human Rights Education, School of Law Rights and Constitutional Governance of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has come out with some damning findings that could well nail Andh

Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Yemen gave evacuees 15 minutes: AI staffer
DNMUM332902 | 4/18/2015 12:00:00 AM | Author : Roshni Nair | WC :735

Mumbai: On August 13, 1990, Margaret D'Lima and Rita Nair stood on the stepladder of the Airbus A300 at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. Airhostesses with erstwhile Indian Airlines (IA) – now merged with Air India (AI) – they were t
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Tail Modi abroad, run parallel shows: Rahul to Congmen
DNMUM332903 | 4/18/2015 12:00:00 AM | Author : Iftikhar Gilani | WC :542

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi is angry. What is getting his goat is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speeches abroad. The Congress vice-president is unhappy with Modi's habit of criticising former Congress governments on foreign soil.So, the Gandhi scion, fr
Add To LightboxCalculate Price