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  • Sarala Birla, wife of industrialist BK Birla, passes away 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Sarala Birla, wife of noted industrialist BK Birla, died at her residence on Saturday morning in Delhi. She was 91 and had been suffering from old-age related problems. Her husband was with her when she breathed her last. Her body will be brought to the city on Sunday...
  • 100 bodies in Nigeria 'mass grave' taken from Boko Haram March 21, 2015

    N`Djamena: Around 100 bodies were found in a mass grave on the outskirts of the town of Damasak in northeast Nigeria on Friday, a Chadian army spokesman told AFP. Soldiers discovered the bodies under a bridge just outside the town, which was retaken from Boko Haram terrorists on March 9 by...
  • Indonesia calls off search for remaining AirAsia victims March 18, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesia has called off the search for the remaining victims of the AirAsia plane crash in the Java Sea, an official said on Wednesday. All 162 people aboard Airbus A320-200 died when it went down December 28 while flying from Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, to Singapore. So far, 106 bodies...
  • Family of six members found dead in Bengaluru; police suspect murder-suicide March 12, 2015

    Bengaluru: A family of six members on Thursday morning found dead in their home in West Bengaluru. The gruesome scene came after when neighbours woke up to them. A tenant, Chandrasekhar said, "I went to buy milk in the morning, windows were shut. The maid later told my wife they...
  • National Award winning film editor TE Kishore passes away March 7, 2015

    Chennai: National award-winning film editor T.E Kishore, who was undergoing treatment for a brain stroke, breathed his last on Friday at a hospital here, said a family source. Kishore was 36 and died at the Vijaya Hospital. He is survived by his parents. "Kishore was hospitalised few days ago after he suffered...
  • Spock's ears: A pointy trademark for Leonard Nimoy March 1, 2015

    Los Angeles: Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood. As the logical half-human, half-alien Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," his pointy Vulcan appendages became a signature - and a nuisance - for the actor. Here's a few facts about those iconic...
  • Leonard Nimoy, the charismatic Spock of 'Star Trek,' dies February 28, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actor Leonard Nimoy, who played the extraterrestrial Mr. Spock in the sci-fi TV series and movie saga 'Star Trek,' died on Friday at his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his family said. He was 83. Nimoy announced he was suffering from the lung...
  • 'Fukrey' actor Ashraf-ul-Haq passes away February 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Ashraf-ul-Haq, best known for his roles in 'Fukrey' and 'Traffic Signal', died on Tuesday at the age of 45 after losing a battle with a blood-related disease. The NSD graduate had been suffering from Myelodysplastic Syndrome for last two years, said his friend Daulat Vaid. "He died at 1:27...
  • Divers find more bodies, reach AirAsia fuselage January 23, 2015

    Pangkalan Bun (Indonesia): Indonesian divers on Friday finally reached the fuselage of an AirAsia plane that crashed in December, an official said, as four more bodies were recovered from the Java Sea. Flight QZ8501 went down on December 28 in stormy weather with 162 people on board as it flew from...
  • 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' actor Taylor Negron dies at 57 January 11, 2015

    Los Angeles: Taylor Negron, known for roles in numerous TV shows and films including 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High', has died. He was 57. Taylor's death was announced by cousin Chuck Negron, a former member of the rock band Three Dog Night. Taylor died after battling cancer, according to Hollywood...
  • Anesthesiologist involved in Joan Rivers' death identified January 5, 2015

    Los Angeles: The anesthesiologist who was responsible for Joan Rivers' throat procedure has been identified. The anesthesiologist, who reportedly could prevent Rivers' death, was Renuka Reddy Bankulla, reported Ace Showbiz. Renuka was among three physicians attending the comedian's throat procedure alongside former Yorkville Endoscopy medical director Lawrence Cohen and NYC ear,...
  • Indonesian search and rescue finds two large objects in hunt for AirAsia QZ8501 jet January 3, 2015

    Indonesia: Indonesia search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet have located two "big objects" in the Java Sea, agency chief Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo told reporters on Saturday. The two objects are around 30 metres (90 feet) underwater and the agency is attempting to get images...
  • Indonesia widens search area in hunt for AirAsia QZ8501 jet January 3, 2015

    Indonesia: Aircraft combed the sea and shoreline off Borneo on Saturday for wreckage from an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet, hoping to take advantage of a brief break in bad weather that has hampered efforts to find the plane and its black box flight recorders. The Airbus A320-200 plunged into the Java...
  • AirAsia plane crash: Three more bodies identified as Indonesian citizens January 2, 2015

    Jakarta: Three more bodies retrieved from the crashed AirAsia plane were identified on Friday, an official of the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team said. The three, a woman and two men, were all Indonesian citizens, Budiono, head of the DVI team, said at the Police Hospital Bhaangkara at Surabaya, the capital...
  • Man run over by local train in Delhi's Mandavali Railway station January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A man on Friday died in an accident at Mandavali Railway station in East Delhi. Reportedly, the man slipped from the platform onto the railway track. Angry commuters blamed the police and railway authorities for inaction. Reports suggest that the body was not picked up from the track for...
  • What appalls me is the damn music did not stop at EDM: Pooja Bhatt reacts to Isha Mantry's untimely death January 1, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt says she can't believe that designer Isha Mantry is no more. The 27-year-old fashion designer, who was originally from Mumbai, collapsed allegedly due to a drug overdose at an Electronic Dance Music festival at Candolim beach in Goa late Monday and subsequently died at a local hospital,...
  • Mahesh, Pooja Bhatt mourn costume designer Isha Mantry's death December 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Father-daughter duo Mahesh and Pooja Bhatt today mourned the death of costume designer Isha Mantry, who died allegedly due to drug overdose in Goa. Mantry, 28, who worked on films like Priyanka Chopara starrer 'Mary Kom', medical thriller 'Ankur Arora Murder Case', 'Dangerous Ishq' and 'Hate Story 2' was brought...
  • First Ebola victim may have been infected by bats December 31, 2014

    New York: A team of researchers think they have pinpointed how the Ebola epidemic in West Africa started with a small boy playing in a hollowed-out tree where infected bats lived. The researchers explored an area in southeastern Guinea where 2-year-old Emile Ouamouno fell ill a year ago and died....
  • Bihar: Ajmer-Sealdah Express train runs over 5 men in Rohtas December 27, 2014

    Bihar: Five persons died after being run over by Ajmer-Sealdah Express train in Bihar's Sasaram district on Saturday. The incident took place near Kamahu railway station, where 4 railway contractors and one engineer lost their lives while doing repairing work on the railway tracks. Police has rushed to the spot. ...
  • Veteran Tamil filmmaker K Balachander passes away December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran filmmaker and doyen of Tamil cinema, K Balachander is no more. The 84 year old was admitted to Cauvery hospital in Chennai in the second week of December for treatment of urinary infection. The director was said to be critical and was in the Intensive Care Unit...
  • Telugu music director Chakri passes away December 15, 2014

    Hyderabad: Popular Telugu music composer Chakradhar Gilla aka Chakri died here Monday, said a family source. He was 40. "He returned home late last night from his studio. In the morning, when his wife couldn't wake him up, he was rushed to Apollo Hospital. He was declared dead on arrival," the...
  • 'Body of Lies' star Cliff Curtis to play lead in TV series 'The Walking Dead' December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Cliff Curtis has been signed as the male lead in 'The Walking Dead' spin-off series. The 46-year-old New Zealand-born Curtis has previously appeared in 'Missing', 'Trauma' and 'Body of Lies', reported Deadline. AMC won't confirm the exact details of the character Curtis will play, but based on descriptions already...
  • 'The Walking Dead' spinoff will see 'Body of Lies' star Cliff Curtis as the new lead December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Cliff Curtis has been signed as the male lead in 'The Walking Dead' spin-off series. The 46-year-old New Zealand-born Curtis has previously appeared in 'Missing', 'Trauma' and 'Body of Lies', reported Deadline. AMC won't confirm the exact details of the character Curtis will play, but based on descriptions already...
  • Kathy Griffin named new host of 'Fashion Police' December 2, 2014

    New York: Kathy Griffin will be terrorizing the fashion crowd as the new host of 'Fashion Police,' replacing the late Joan Rivers when it returns to E! in January. The comic-commentary series, which had aired weekly, will now present 17 special episodes throughout 2015 that focus on high-profile red carpet and...
  • Veteran comedian Deven Verma passes away at 78 December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Iconic Bollywood actor Deven Verma died in Pune on Tuesday morning after a severe cardiac attack, and kidney failure. Deven was 78. Deven Varma is still remembered for his comic roles. He had worked with eminent filmmakers like Basu Chatterji, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Gulzar. Besides acting in several...
  • Stoppard called 'greatest living playwright' at London Theatre Awards December 1, 2014

    London: Tom Stoppard was given a special award as "the greatest living playwright" on Sunday at the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in recognition of more than a half century of work that has won him an Academy Award and four Tony Awards. The 77-year-old Czech-born author, whose plays include...
  • MTV reality star Ryan Knight found dead at 28 in Wisconsin November 29, 2014

    (Reuters) - Ryan Knight, a former star on MTV show "Real World: New Orleans," has been found dead at a friend's home in Wisconsin after complaining about stomach issues, police said on Friday. He was 28. Knight, who starred in the MTV reality series in 2010, was found unconscious and not...
  • 37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan earthquake November 23, 2014

    Tokyo: Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. At least 37 homes were destroyed in two villages, and 39 people were injured across the region, including seven seriously, mostly with broken...
  • Delhi: Manipuri PhD scholar from TISS found dead at residence November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A 33-year-old PHD scholar at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) LT Zingran Kengoo from Manipur was found dead at his Delhi residence on Thursday morning. Zingran was found dead in a pool of blood by his landlord's brother at his residence. Thereafter, the police was informed around...
  • Organs of brain dead physically-challenged man donated in Coimbatore November 19, 2014

    Coimbatore: The family of a physically-challenged 38-year-old government official, declared brain dead after a road accident, has donated his organs providing a new lease of life to five persons. One kidney each was donated to KG Hospital and PSG Hospital, the liver was given to PSG Hospital and two eyes to...