DEATH

  • West Bengal: 11 infants die over three days in Malda Medical College 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The ghost of crib deaths returned to haunt West Bengal with 11 infants losing their lives at the Malda Medical College and Hospital in the past three days, an official said on Thursday. Confirming the deaths, medical superintendent and vice principal MA Rashid said all the infants were underweight and...
  • Canada Parliament attack: Soldier shot in Ottawa has died, guard injured, says cabinet minister 23 hours 50 minutes ago

    Ottawa: The soldier shot at the Canadian war memorial in Ottawa has died, and a guard in the nearby parliament buildings has been wounded, Canadian cabinet minister Jason Kenney said on Wednesday. "Condolences to family of the soldier killed, & prayers for the Parliamentary guard wounded. Canada will not be terrorized...
  • Andhra: Toll in cracker manufacturing unit explosion climbs to 17 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: The toll in the explosion at a fire cracker manufacturing unit at Vakatippa village in East Godavari district on Tuesday rose to 17 with six more persons succumbing to burns at a local hospital, police said. The toll in the explosion has now climbed to 17 from 11, after six...
  • Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82 2 days ago

    Reuters: Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82. An individual taking calls at the designer's home in Connecticut on Monday night confirmed his...
  • Canada will send experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO 4 days ago

    Ottawa: The Canadian government said that it will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organisation on Monday for possible use in the West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak. The government said in a news release that the Public Health Agency of Canada is supplying...
  • Ebola death toll soars to 4,555 out of 9,216: WHO 5 days ago

    Geneva: More than 4,500 people have died in the deadly Ebola outbreak that began in west Africa at the beginning of the year, fresh World Health Organization figures showed on Friday. The UN health agency said that 4,555 people had died from Ebola out of a total of 9,216 cases registered...
  • Potential carriers of ebola virus might be stopped from boarding some US flights 6 days ago

    Potential carriers of the ebola virus might be stopped from boarding some flights in the US. This decision was taken after a second airline passenger was detected with the virus. "She should not have travelled on a commercial airline," said CDC Director. ...
  • Delhi: Mizoram girl's murder in Munirka flat was racially motivated, says Bina Lakshmi Nepram 6 days ago

    Activists and politicians condemned the tragic incident of the mysterious death of the Mizoram girl in the capital. Activist Bina Lakshmi Nepram asserted that the nature of the injury indicated that it was a racial attack. ...
  • Joan Rivers died of complication during medical procedure 6 days ago

    (Reuters) - Comedian Joan Rivers, who passed away last month at the age of 81, died of a complication during a medical procedure, the New York Chief Medical Examiner's Office said on Thursday. Rivers was having an examination of the back of the throat and vocal cords at a New York...
  • WHO announces new measures to control ebola at the UN held in Geneva 6 days ago

    Ebola in West Africa is doubling every four weeks according to reports. As the ebola death toll spirals, health officials around the world are speeding their response on ebola. At the UN held in Geneva, WHO announced their new measures to control the ebola outbreak. ...
  • It was a frightening and an awful experience, says Nepal avalanche survivor 6 days ago

    30 people, including three Indians were killed in an avalanche in Nepal. "It was frightening and an awful experience. I was sure I was going to die, all members of my group are lost," said a survivor. ...
  • Nepal snowstorm: Death toll rises to 30, 3 Indians among those dead 1 week ago

    Kathmandu: At least 3 Indians were killed as the death toll in one of the worst snowstorms to hit Nepal's Himalayan mountain range reached 30. After the rescue work resumed, two more bodies of Indian trekkers were recovered from Narkhu village in Manang district. One Indian was found dead in the...
  • Indian among 21 trekkers killed in Nepal avalanche after cyclone Hudhud made its way northward 1 week ago

    Kathmandu: An Indian was among 21 trekkers killed while 85 others remained missing after being hit by one of the worst snow storms in western Nepal on Wednesday. Sixteen people - Nine Nepalese, three Polish, three Israelis and one Vietnamese -- were killed and as many as 19 others were injured...
  • Avalanche in Nepal kills 21 people, 85 still missing 1 week ago

    Moving northwards, cyclone Hudhud has turned deadly causing heavy snowfall and an avalanche in Nepal has killed 21 people including an Indian and four Canadian trekkers. ...
  • Ebola outbreak: US nurse endangers 132 others 1 week ago

    Second US nurse affected by Ebola faces flak for breaking travel restrictions and endangering 132 others. US President Barack Obama has said that at the earliest ebola outbreak will be controlled which is a raging epidemic in West Africa. ...
  • Ebola death toll close to 4,500: WHO 1 week ago

    Geneva: Almost 4,500 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in west Africa at the start of the year, according to fresh figures released by the World Health Organization. The WHO said that as of October 12, 4,493 people have died from Ebola out of a total...
  • US court gives death to Indian man for killing baby, her grandmother October 15, 2014

    Pennsylvania: A man from India who said he'd rather accept the death penalty than sit through arguments over his fate after being convicted of killing a baby and her grandmother from India was sentenced to die on Tuesday. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that jurors agreed on the death penalty for Raghunandan...
  • 'I wish there was a cure for my disease': A 29-year-old woman suffering from terminal brain cancer plans to end her life on November 1 October 15, 2014

    Brittany Maynard is a 29-year-old who has chosen the day she wants to die as November 1, 2014. The terminally ill patient discovered she was suffering from grade II Astrocytoma, a severe brain tumour, in January this year. Brittany got married in 2013 and was planning to start a family when...
  • Man, who helped evacuate pregnant woman from cyclone Hudhud, dies in Odisha October 12, 2014

    Kendrapara (Odisha): A 40-year-old man who had risked his life to save seven women and children from meeting a watery grave in a crocodile-infested rivulet during the evacuation drive ahead of Cyclone Hudhud, died on Sunday sending shockwaves across far-flung Okilopala and Satabhaya villages in Odisha's Kendrapara district. "Sahadev Samal died...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Casualty mounts to two in Odisha due to storm October 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Casualty in cyclone Hudhud rose to two in Odisha with a fresh death reported from Puri on Sunday. The deceased fisherman, who is yet to be identified, was caught in the sea current amid a tidal surge while he was trying to save his fishing boat anchored in the coast...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Two killed as heavy rainfall lashes Andhra October 12, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Two people were killed on Sunday in Andhra Pradesh due to heavy rainfall with strong winds in coastal areas as cyclonic storm moved closer to Visakhapatnam coast. One person was killed in a wall collapse in Visakhapatnam while the other person died when a tree fell on him in Srikakulam...
  • Have been waiting for police report on Sunanda Pushakr's death, says Shashi Tharoor October 11, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Breaking his silence, former Union Minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday said he has always been cooperating with the police and is awaiting their report on the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. His remarks came days after a new report by the three-member panel of doctors, who...
  • WHO: Ebola death toll rises to more than 4,000 October 11, 2014

    Monrovia: Liberian lawmakers on Saturday rejected a proposal to grant President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the power to further restrict movement and public gatherings and to confiscate property in the fight against Ebola. One legislator said such a law would have turned Liberia into a police state. The proposal's defeat came as...
  • Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar died of poisoning, claims AIIMS probe team report October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The three-member panel of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) report has claimed that traces of poison were found in Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar's body at the time of her death. AIIMS doctors are claiming that the report reaffirms their stand on the...
  • 'SNL' actress Jan Hooks dies aged 57: agent's office October 10, 2014

    Reuters: Actress Jan Hooks, best known for portraying first ladies Hillary Clinton, Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan on "Saturday Night Live" in the 1980s, died in New York, the office of her agent Lisa Lieberman said on Thursday. She was 57. Hooks performed alongside comedians such as Dana Carvey and the...
  • Time to scrap laws which turn ordinary men into criminals! October 10, 2014

    Beginning Saturday, 4 October 2014, the death of Raghavendra Guruprasad and his two boys has been discussed in newspapers, on TV channels, and in the social media. For those who have not heard about him, Guruprasad was an ordinary Indian male, with above average intelligence, who worked hard to...
  • One killed, 50 tourists injured in Odisha bus mishap October 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A man was killed and around 50 other tourists from West Bengal including women and children were injured when the bus they were travelling in overturned near Dhauli on the outskrits of the state capital on Thursday,police said. The mishap took place when the tourist bus from West Bengal was...
  • Indian school girl suffocates to death in school bus in UAE October 8, 2014

    Dubai: A 4-year-old Indian schoolgirl died after she fell asleep inside a bus and left alone for several hours by the driver and the bus supervisor in UAE's capital Abu Dhabi. Naziha Lal Ahmed, KG1 student of a private Al Worood school, was found dead after she apparently suffocated inside the...
  • Eight killed in China vehicle pileup October 5, 2014

    Beijing: A vehicle pileup in China's Guangdong province left eight people killed, authorities said on Sunday. The accident occurred Saturday afternoon in Zijin County when a truck collided with a car and a minibus. Eight people in the minibus, including the driver, died in the accident, Xinhua quoted public security authorities...
  • 18 miners killed in Indonesia landslide October 5, 2014

    Jakarta: At least 18 miners were killed in landslide at an illegal gold mine in Indonesia's West Kalimantan province, an official said Sunday. The accident occurred Saturday afternoon at Bengkayang district, when 18 people were working underground, Xinhua quoted Ali Mahfud, an official at the national disaster management and mitigation agency,...