DEATHS

  • Strong action must be taken against rapists: Nirbhaya's mother 6 hours 43 minutes ago

    "The crime was so brutal but still we didn't get justice. I appeal to people to stand together and raise their voices against the crimes which are happening against women and children," said Nirbhaya's mother. ...
  • Comedian Chris Rock and wife Malaak Compton-Rock headed for divorce 8 hours 49 minutes ago

    New York: Comedian Chris Rock and his wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, will divorce after nearly 20 years of marriage, People magazine reported on Sunday. "After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways," Compton-Rock was quoted as saying in a statement, People reported. Rock,...
  • 'Harry Potter' star David Ryall passes away at 79 Yesterday

    London: British actor David Ryall, best known for playing Elphias Doge in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1' , died at the age of 79. He died on Christmas Thursday. 'Sherlock' writer and actor Mark Gatiss confirmed the news on social media Saturday, reports variety.com. "The great David Ryall...
  • Did Justin Bieber gift himself a private jet on Christmas? Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Singer Justin Bieber has reportedly bought a private jet for Christmas. Bieber, who is worth an estimate $200 million, took to photo-sharing site Instagram and shared a picture of himself inside the plane and captioned it: "New jet for Christmas, and she's beautiful." He posted another photograph of the interior...
  • Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 7,588: WHO 4 days ago

    Geneva: The global death toll from Ebola has risen to 7,588 out of 19,497 confirmed cases recorded in the year-old epidemic raging in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. The virus is still spreading intensely in Sierra Leone, especially in the north and west, with 315 new...
  • Dense fog envelops Delhi; flights delayed, 4 deaths reported 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Cold wave has intensified in North India with the National capital recording its coldest day of the season on Sunday at a minimum of 4.8 degrees Celsius. Monday too remained cold with minimum temperature hovering around 5.7 degrees Celsius. Dense fog engulfed the city and the visibility at...
  • Pakistan executes 4 convicts for involvement in attack on ex-President General Pervez Musharraf December 21, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday hanged four prisoners, convicted for involvement in attack on former President General Pervez Musharraf. Three other prisoners were hanged to death on Friday. On December 18, Pakistan had lifted the moratorium on the death sentences and 17 of the 55 convicted terrorists whose mercy petitions have been...
  • China: Miraculous escape from death December 20, 2014

    A cyclist miraculously escapes death after bumping against a 14-wheel truck in China. ...
  • Two terrorists hanged in Pakistan after lifting of ban on death penalty December 19, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities on Friday night executed two men convicted for attacks on the army headquarters and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, days after Pakistan lifted its moratorium on the death penalty. The two are among 17 terrorists who would be executed in the first phase after the end of self-imposed...
  • 17 Pakistan terrorists set to be executed December 19, 2014

    Karachi: Jail authorities in Pakistan have started making arrangements in different parts of the country for the execution of 17 dreaded terrorists in the next few days after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced lifting of a moratorium on the death penalty. Sharif's announcement came after a round table conference of political...
  • Snowfall in parts of Uttarakhand, 24 die in severe cold December 18, 2014

    Lucknow/Dehradun: Intense cold wave conditions accompanied by snowfall have left 24 people dead in Uttarakhand, officials said on Thursday. Officials in the hill state of Uttarakhand said two people have died in Haldwani, three in Nainital, six in Bhimtal and Bageshwar areas, while nearly 13 died due to the inclement weather...
  • Pakistan ends death penalty moratorium in terror cases December 17, 2014

    Peshawar: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday lifted a self-imposed moratorium on death penalty in terror related cases, a day after ruthless Taliban militants massacred at least 132 students and nine staffers at an army-run school in Peshawar. Prime Minister Sharif told an All Parties Conference that the moratorium on death...
  • UP: School principal beats nursery student to death in Bareilly December 17, 2014

    Bareilly: In a shocking news from Uttar Pradesh, a school principal allegedly beat a nursery student to death in Bareilly. The student's father had been unable to pay the school fees for the last two months. But according to the police, the boy was beaten up because he didn't do...
  • Death for rapists not wrong in certain cases, says TV actor Anup Soni on Delhi gangrape case December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The brutal gangrape of a paramedical student on the night of December 16, 2012 in a moving bus in Delhi shocked the nation and brought it to a standstill. Chill runs down the spine whenever one reads about the sheer brutality inflicted upon the 23-year-old victim by six...
  • PM Modi pays tributes to Sardar Patel on his death anniversary December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to the country's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his death anniversary, saying the nation will remain indebted to him forever. "On his Punya Tithi (death anniversary), I pay my respects to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel," Modi tweeted. "India will forever be...
  • Telugu actor PJ Sharma passes away at 70 December 14, 2014

    Hyderabad: Popular Telugu actor and dubbing artist P.J. Sharma breathed his last at his residence here Sunday. He was 70. "He has been unwell for a while. He suffered a heart attack and passed away at his house," a family source told IANS. Born in Vizianagaram, Sharma started his career as a...
  • Ebola toll in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia reaches 6,583: WHO December 13, 2014

    Dakar: The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the three worst-hit countries in West Africa reached 6,583 as of December 10, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Updated figures on the WHO website showed that 18,188 cases have been recorded in the three nations in the worst outbreak...
  • JK Rowling won't release 12 'Harry Potter' short stories December 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Author JK Rowling has denied reports that she is releasing 12 'Harry Potter' short stories for Christmas this month via her site Pottermore. Pottermore's Facebook account said that the media incorrectly assumed their post, reported Ace Showbiz. "Just to put everyone straight on the misleading media reports of 'Twelve New...
  • Australian comedian Stella Young dies December 9, 2014

    London: Australian comedian, broadcaster and prominent disability activist Stella Young has died at the age of 32. The star - who was also a well-known disability campaigner - had a genetic disorder known as steogenesis imperfecta, which causes bones to break easily, reported BBC online. She passed away "unexpectedly" on Saturday...
  • Sean Abbott set for return after Phil Hughes tragedy December 8, 2014

    Sean Abbott, who delivered the ball that killed Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, is set to return to action after being named Monday in the New South Wales squad. There were fears that the young fast bowler may have been too traumatised to play again after Hughes died from being hit by...
  • Snowden film 'CitizenFour' wins top documentary award December 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'CitizenFour,' filmmaker Laura Poitras's documentary about National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, was given the top award for best feature by the International Documentary Association on Friday. The IDA award for 'CitizenFour' follows the film's best documentary win at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards this week. It...
  • Tributes paid to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on death anniversary December 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Rich tributes were paid to the architect of Constitution, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his 58th death anniversary, observed as 'Mahaparinirvan Din' by thousands of followers from all over the state who converged at his memorial 'Chaityabhoomi' near Shivaji Park in Dadar. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Education Minister Vinod...
  • Protests against police violence flare for third night in New York December 6, 2014

    New York: Protesters in New York and other cities staged a third night of rallies on Friday, denouncing the use of deadly force by police against minorities, even as prosecutors said they would consider charges against an officer in the fatal shooting of a unarmed black man in November. The slaying...
  • We need to ensure policy enforcement, we shall continue to protest, says Eric Garner's daughter December 5, 2014

    Protests continue in New York for the second day in a row after a grand jury in New York decided to acquit a white policeman in the death of a black man Eric Garner. CNN's Anderson Cooper spoke to Garner's daughter, she said, "We need to ensure policy enforcement. We...
  • Eric Garner death: Justice department to hold civil rights investigation into the case December 5, 2014

    Protests continue in New York for the second day in a row after a grand jury in New York decided to acquit a white policeman in the death of a black man Eric Garner. Thousands of New York citizens took to the streets in protest. The protesters carried signs that...
  • Shakti Mills rape case: Bombay HC to take the final call on death sentence to accused today December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday is scheduled to hear the death sentence confirmation petition of three convicts in the Shakti Mills gang-rape case. In April, the sessions court had convicted Vijay Jadhav, Salim Ansari and Kasim Bengali, along with Siraj Khan, for the rape of a photo journalist...
  • CBI files chargesheet in Gopinath Munde case against his driver Gurvinder Singh December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday filed a chargesheet in former Union Minister Gopinath Munde accident case against his driver Gurvinder Singh. CBI had ruled out any foul play in the death of the former Union Minister four months back, claiming that the politician had died due to...
  • J&K: Suspected terrorists attack CRPF patrolling party in Pulwama, seven injured December 3, 2014

    Pulwama: Suspected terrorists attacked a Central Reserve Police Force's patrolling party in Puhu village of Pulwama districe in Jammu and Kashmir. The attack left four CRPF personale injured along with a policeman and three civilians when a grenade was fired on a team of security force. The region will be casting...
  • 35 US hospitals ready to treat Ebola patients December 3, 2014

    Atlanta: US health authorities have announced that the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have designated a total of 35 hospitals to be ready to treat Ebola patients. The CDC worked together with state health authorities to determine which hospitals could be designated "Ebola treatment centres". "As long as Ebola is spreading...
  • Egypt court sentences 188 to death for killing police December 3, 2014

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced 188 people to death over charges of murdering 11 police officers in 2013, media reported. The ruling will be referred to the Grand Mufti, Egypt's highest Islamist legal official, for a legal opinion before carrying out the executions, Xinhua quoted state-run Ahram Arabic news...