Deaths

  • Israel navy raids Gaza defying UN truce call as toll climbs to 165 13-07-2014 09:28 PM

    Jerusalem: Israeli navy commandos raided Gaza in a first ground assault on the strip on Sunday, stepping up its six-day offensive even as the UN called for a ceasefire between the two sides. It is the first time that the Israeli military acknowledged having entered the Gaza Strip since the...
  • West Bengal crib deaths: Five more infants die at Malda hospital 13-07-2014 10:02 AM

    Malda: In a worsening situation at the Malda Medical College & Hospital, five more infant deaths have been reported on Sunday. This comes less than a day after as many as seven newborne died at the hospital in 24 hours time. Crib deaths is a serious issue haunting the West...
  • Israel deploys more missile interceptors, Gaza death toll up to 125 12-07-2014 11:12 PM

    Jerusalem: Israel rushed an eighth missile interceptor battery into service on Saturday to counter stronger-than-expected rocket fire from Gaza as the military pounded positions in the Palestinian enclave for a fifth day, killing 19 people, medics said. The Jewish state kept options open for a possible ground offensive into densely...
  • Thane tribal boy dies of police 'torture' 12-07-2014 10:27 PM

    Thane: A 16-year-old tribal boy, who was allegedly tortured by some police personnel attached to a police station in Bhiwandi town in Thane district last month, died at a hospital on Saturday. The victim, identified as Babu Thackeray, was allegedly beaten up by the constables, attached to Nizampura police station...
  • 42-year-old man stabbed to death over a property dispute 12-07-2014 09:48 PM

    A 42-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death by three on Saturday after an argument over a property dispute in the district, police said. Kailash Kevat was stabbed by two brothers - Jai Prakash Maurya and Prahalad Maurya, aged between 30 and 34, and their father Dwarika Maurya over a...
  • Doctor couple killed in a road accident in Gaya 12-07-2014 07:06 PM

    A doctor couple was killed, while their son and daughter-in-law got seriously injured when the car they were traveling in, collided head-on with a truck in Gaya district on Saturday. Gaya Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Nishant Kumar Tiwary said the incident happened near Sahdev Khap village under Magadh University...
  • Israeli bombing of Gaza continues on Day 5 as toll touches 121 12-07-2014 04:46 PM

    Gaza/Jeruselam: Israel defiantly pressed on with its bombardment of Gaza for the fifth day on Saturday as the Jewish state vowed to keep up its military offensive to counter rocket attacks by Palestinian militants with the death toll reaching 121. 16 Palestinians died in a wave of Israeli air strikes...
  • West Bengal: Seven infant deaths at Malda hospital in 24 hours 12-07-2014 01:36 PM

    Malda: In yet another instance exposing the laxity of state government in medical care, seven infants lost their life soon after their birth at West Bengal's Malda Medical College & Hospital. All the deaths took place in the past 24 hours. Hospital deputy superintendent Jyotish Das said the infants were...
  • 'Harry Potter' actor found dead in Death Valley 12-07-2014 07:38 AM

    Los Angeles: British actor David Legeno, who played a werewolf in the "Harry Potter" movies, has been found dead in Death Valley, United States police said. He apparently died of "heat-related issues," the local sheriff said, after the 50-year-old's body was found near Zabriskie Point, a famed movie-related panorama spot....
  • After in-laws refuse to send his wife along, 30-year-old man commits suicide in Ballia 08-07-2014 03:44 PM

    A 30-year-old man allegedly committed suicide after his in-laws refused to send his wife with him in Dehri village under Rasra Kotwali police station area Ballia, police said on Tuesday. Navin Kumar Gupta sprinkled kerosene and set himself ablaze on Monday night. He was rushed to district hospital in a...
  • Former JD(U) MLA Ramparves Rai dies of multiple organ failure 08-07-2014 03:03 PM

    Former JD(U) MLA Ramparvesh Rai died of multiple organ failure on Monday night and was cremated on Tuesday in his native Saran district, family sources said. Rai, 50, died at a private hospital in Gurgaon on Monday night following multiple organ failure. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor...
  • Bike-jeep collision: Two persons killed in road accident in Ghazipur 08-07-2014 12:59 PM

    Two persons, including a Provincial Armed Constabulary jawan, were killed when the motorcycle they were travelling in collided with a jeep in Kasimabad area in Ghazipur, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place near Baburi village on Monday, they said, adding that the deceased have been identified as PAC...
  • 8-year-old minor girl killed in celebratory firing during marriage procession 08-07-2014 12:44 PM

    An 8-year-old girl was killed allegedly in celebratory firing during a marriage procession in Hathras, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday night when the groom's father, Durgadutt Upadhaya, a BSP worker, fired from his licenced gun in Tabela gali while the marriage procession was on its...
  • Indian Constitution scholar Granville Austin dies 08-07-2014 10:54 AM

    Washington: Granville Austin, an eminent biographer of India's Constitution and a Padma Shri awardee, has passed away in Washington at the age of 87. Austin, author of two celebrated political histories of the Indian Constitution -- The Indian Constitution: A Cornerstone of A Nation and Working A Democratic Republic: The...
  • 14 killed, dozens hurt in Chicago shootings 08-07-2014 10:00 AM

    Chicago: Extra police officers on Chicago's streets were not enough to quell a long weekend of violence that ended with 14 people shot to death and dozens more injured. During a news conference, just hours after two more people were shot to death earlier in the day, Police Superintendent Garry...
  • Poverty, child, maternal deaths high in India: UN report 08-07-2014 09:25 AM

    United Nations: India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths, according to a United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals that said while several key global targets have been met, more sustained effort is needed to cover disparities by the 2015 deadline. The 'Millennium Development Goals Report 2014',...
  • Quake kills two, 32 injured in Guatemala 08-07-2014 08:41 AM

    Guatemala City: A powerful quake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit Guatemala Monday, leaving at least two people, including an infant, killed and 32 injured, President Otto Perez Molina confirmed. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the 6.9- magnitude quake hit near the border between Guatemala and Mexico,...
  • 8-year-old boy dies after falling into a 100-feet borewell 07-07-2014 01:47 PM

    An eight-year-old boy died after he fell into a 100-feet deep borewell at Kadula village, about 50 km away from Shajapur, police said. "The boy, identified as Krishnapal, was playing along with his friend in an open field on Sunday when he accidentally fell into the deserted borewell and got...
  • Pilgrim count at Amarnath cave crosses 1-lakh mark, 2 more die 06-07-2014 08:44 PM

    Srinagar: The number of pilgrims who have paid obeisance to the holy ice lingam at Amarnath shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas crossed the one-lakh mark on Sunday, even as two more devotees died of heart attack, taking the death toll during the Yatra this year to 12. As many as...
  • Two persons electrocuted to death while trying to fix fault in a transformer 06-07-2014 12:39 PM

    Two persons were electrocuted and another injured on Sunday in a village in Bihar's Gaya district, a police officer said. The incident occured in Amra village as two villagers, identified as Vikki Kumar (29) and Mantu (27), tried to fix fault in a transformer to restore power supply and were...
  • Gujarat: 13 'unnatural' lion deaths within a year 04-07-2014 05:39 PM

    Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government on Friday admitted that 13 Asiatic lions died due to unnatural causes within last one year in and around the famous Gir Wildlife sanctuary in the state. During the question-answer session on the fourth day of budget session in the Gujarat Assembly, Congress MLA Jasu Barad...
  • CRPF officer killed in a fierce gun-battle during anti-Naxal operation 04-07-2014 10:38 AM

    A CRPF officer was killed on Friday during an anti-Naxal operation in Jharkhand's Giridih district. The incident happened early Friday morning when a joint squad of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and state police was out for an operation in Lakheri area of Giridih district. Officials said a heavy...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll mounts to 61 03-07-2014 11:04 PM

    Chennai: Six days after an 11-storeyed building collapsed in the outskirts of Chennai, death toll in the tragedy has now risen to 61. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered for a one-man probe commission headed by an ex-judge to look into the building collapse. The inquiry commission will probe...
  • Bombay HC transfers Jiah Khan death case from Mumbai police to CBI 03-07-2014 09:06 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday handed over to CBI the probe into Bollywood actress Jiah Khan's death, five months after Mumbai police concluded it was a case of suicide and charged her live-in partner Suraj Pancholi with abetting it. The 25-year-old British-American actress was found hanging from a...
  • Bodies of three young boys with bullet injuries found 03-07-2014 02:28 PM

    Bodies of three youths having bullet injuries were found in Patna on Thursday at a village in Patna district. People of Ramnagar Diara village in the district noticed the dead bodies and alerted the nearby police post. All the youths seem to be in the age group of 20 to...
  • AIIMS doctor sticks to his report on Sunanda Pushkar, says not afraid of any action 03-07-2014 10:30 AM

    New Delhi: A defiant Dr Sudhir Gupta, AIIMS Forensic Department head, has said that he stands by his autopsy report of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar. Dr Gupta has said that he is not afraid of any action that could be taken against him. He has said that...
  • Woman beaten to death by husband, in-laws after she failed to fulfil dowry demands 02-07-2014 03:42 PM

    A 26-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by her husband and in-laws after she failed to fulfil their dowry demands, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place on Tuesday at Khatauli town in the district, they said. Ayesha got married to Irshad in Khatoli on May 30, 2010....
  • Government officer, driver killed as jeep rams into a truck 02-07-2014 02:53 PM

    A senior Uttar Pradesh Government officer and his driver were killed when the jeep they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck in Fatehpur on Wednesday morning. The accident occurred on NH 2 in Khaga police station area when the Bolero jeep coming from Kanpur collided with a truck,...
  • 'An Unmarried Woman' writer-director Paul Mazursky dies 02-07-2014 10:37 AM

    Reuters: Paul Mazursky, the writer and director behind such Oscar-nominated films as "An Unmarried Woman" and "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," has died in Los Angeles. He was 84. Mazursky, who also co-created "The Monkees" television series, died on Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from pulmonary cardiac arrest,...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll mounts to 33 01-07-2014 08:38 PM

    Chennai: Four days on and rescue operations are still on at the site where an 11-storey building collapsed in Chennai. Death toll has now risen to 33. Of the many people, mainly workers stuck in the building, 27 people have so far been pulled out of the debris. NDRF team...