DEATHS

  • Snowfall in parts of Uttarakhand, 24 die in severe cold 12 hours 18 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • RIP Deven Verma: Karan Johar, Anushka Sharma, Madhur Bhandarkar tweet condolences December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The void of a comedian with the subtlety reflected by Deven Verma will be hard to fill, said Bollywood celebrities Tuesday following the actor's death. Known for memorable performances in films like 'Angoor' and 'Khatta Meetha', the veteran character actor and filmmaker died in Pune early Tuesday following a heart...
  • Former Union Minister AR Antulay passes away at 85 December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leader A R Antulay passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was 85. Antulay, who was former Maharashtra chief minister and a minister in UPA-I government, was suffering from kidney ailment. He breathed his last at the Breach Candy hospital where he was admitted...
  • Sherwoood college death: Mother asks Centre to intervene, demands school principle's resignation December 1, 2014

    The mother of Shaan, the class nineth student who died at the prestegious Sherwoood college in Nanital, met Women And Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday and called for a thorough probe into her son's death. She has demanded the principal's resignation saying he refused to take her sons...
  • Sherwood College student's death: Family meets Maneka Gandhi, seeks justice December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Family of the Sherwood school student Shaan Shreshta, who died of septicemia in November, met Union Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi in Delhi on Thursday. The grieving family has demanded action against the college's principal. Maneka Gandhi has assured the family members that she would...
  • Former Arunachal CM Jarbom Gamlin passes away December 1, 2014

    Gurgaon/Itanagar: Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin died at a hospital in Gurgaon, his family said on Monday. He was 53. Gamlin was suffering from liver thrombosis when he passed away on Sunday night. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and a son.His body will be flown to...
  • Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Strand dies at 80 November 30, 2014

    New York: Mark Strand, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former US poet laureate widely praised for his concentrated, elegiac verse, has died. He was 80. Strand, whose works were translated into more than 30 languages, died on Saturday morning at his daughter's New York home from liposarcoma that had spread...
  • Family of four killed in restaurant fire in China November 29, 2014

    Beijing: Four members of a family were killed and another two injured today when a fire broke out at a fast food restaurant in east China's Zhejiang Province. The dead include three men and a woman. The fire broke out at about 1 AM at the restaurant in Cixi City and was...
  • 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...
  • Death toll in Venezuelan prison overdose up to 35 November 29, 2014

    Caracas: The death toll has risen to 35 from what Venezuelan authorities say was a mass drug overdose after inmates stormed an infirmary during a prison uprising. Ruling party lawmaker William Ojeda who heads the congressional committee overseeing Venezuela's prisons says 100 other inmates are still being treated for intoxication. He...