DEATHS

  • Swine flu toll inches towards 2,000; number of cases crosses 33,000 17 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The swine flu toll was six short of touching the 2,000-mark as 19 more persons succumbed to the disease while the number of affected persons crossed 33,000. According to the Union Health Ministry's data, the death toll till had reached 1,994 while the number of affected persons is...
  • 15 more succumb to swine flu; 32,482 cases reported 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Fifteen more persons succumbed to swine flu as the toll from the disease touched 1,926 and the number of cases on Monday rose to 32,482 in the country. Sharing the data as on March 22, the Union Health Ministry said that in Gujarat, which is one of the worst-affected...
  • Savvy media: The twisting tale of two IAS officers 3 days ago

    He, an honest IAS officer. She, an honest IAS officer. Young. In their thirties. Barely into the fifth year of the Indian Administrative Service. Mates of Batch 2009. There was more. Naturally. He took on the land mafia in Karnataka. He was their scourge. He untiringly tried to unearth...
  • Delhi Police receive analysis of Sunanda Pushkar's phone from Forensic Science laboratory 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday received analysis of Sunanda Pushkar's phone from the Forensic Science Laboratory in Gujarat. They have asked Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry to expedite the process of giving data to them. The Police said they will call Shashi Tharoor for further questioning if needed. 52-year-old Sunanda...
  • Karnataka CM is behaving like a dictator, alleges Yeddyurappa 4 days ago

    Opposition parties have been blaming the Karnataka CM for delay in handing over IAS offcer DK Ravi's death case to the CBI. "The CM was behaving like a dictator, people have taught him a lesson, I will demand home minister's resignation and also benefits to be given to Ravi's family,"...
  • Karnataka government bows down to pressure, agrees to CBI probe into IAS officer DK Ravi's death 4 days ago

    Bengaluru: Facing pressure from all quarters in the death case of Indian Administrative Service officer DK Ravi, the Karnataka government on Monday agreed to a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Speaking in the Assembly, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that nobody's death should not be politicised. "Opposition is making...
  • Even a CBI probe won't ensure closure in DK Ravi case 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as the chorus for a CBI probe grows louder into the DK Ravi case, it is incumbent upon us, to verify how much of it is genuinely motivated by a sense of justice for the young officer and how much of it is nothing but cynical politics...
  • Late Karnataka IAS officer DK Ravi's wife hospitalised in Bengaluru due to stress 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: Amidst outrage over the mysterious death of an upright IAS officer DK Ravi in Karnataka, the officer's wife Kusuma has been hospitalised due to exhaustion and stress. Kusuma's father said she fell ill after reading newspaper reports on her personal life. Her father also said that they will be filing...
  • Swine flu toll inches towards 1,900; 31,000 cases reported 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The swine flu toll inched towards the 1,900-mark as the disease claimed 32 more lives while the number of cases in the country on Thursday crossed 31,000. According to the Union Health Ministry, as on March 18, 1,841 people have succumbed to the disease while the number of people...
  • Karnataka Home Minister says no to CBI probe in IAS officer DK Ravi's death case 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka government is not bowing down to any pressure in the mysterious death case of IAS officer DK Ravi. State Home Minister KJ George on Thursday said no to a probe by Central Bureau of Investigation in the death case. Ravi's parents are vociferously demanding CBI probe and threatened...
  • A precious and promising life lost –-A fellow IAS officer remembers DK Ravi 1 week ago

    Even after three days of DK Ravi's unnatural death, the intensity of the shock and sadness refuses to go away. At the age of 43, and after seeing so many natural & unnatural deaths, and postmortems, death doesn't jolt me. But, this did. Is it because, I know him and interacted...
  • Six more die of swine flu in Rajasthan, toll reaches 397 March 19, 2015

    Jaipur: Six more persons have succumbed to the H1N1 virus in last 24 hours in parts of Rajasthan, raising the death toll to 397 this year, an official said on Thursday. Of the 6,308 persons found positive for swine flu in the state, 397 people have died so far since January...
  • Swine flu death toll crosses 1800, 31000 others remain infected March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu has claimed 42 more lives taking the toll across the country to above 1,800 on Thursday while those affected by the H1N1 virus inched towards 31,000 mark even as doctors said the number of such cases is expected to dip with the rise in mercury. According to...
  • India bets on mobiles in battle on maternal, child deaths March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: India is betting on cheap mobile phones to cut some of the world's highest rates of maternal and child deaths, as it rolls out a campaign of voice messages delivering health advice to pregnant women and mothers. Amid a scarcity of doctors and public hospitals, India is relying on...
  • MLAs sleep inside Karnataka Assembly during discussion on IAS officer's death March 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: Even as heated scenes were witnessed inside the Karnataka Assembly over the mysterious death of an upright IAS officer, two MLAs were busy sleeping in the House. The MLAs who were caught snoozing were Higher Education Minister RV Deshpande and Forest Minister B Ramanath Rai. The issue of death of...
  • Martial arts star Jackie Chan to record song for Beijing's 2022 bid March 15, 2015

    Beijing: Martial arts actor Jackie Chan is planning to unleash one final kung fu death kick on Kazakhstan's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics by recording a song backing Beijing's campaign. "Wake up Winter" will be played for the first time when the International Olympic Committee's evaluation committee visits the...
  • Gay-rights activist Harish Iyer, writes a heartfelt eulogy for the Park Street rape survivor March 15, 2015

    Gay-rights activist Harish Iyer, wrote a heartfelt eulogy on Facebook, for Suzette Jordan - the Park Street rape survivor who passed away on 13th March, of meningoencephalitis at a hospital in Kolkata. Iyer, who is a rape survivor himself, writes about what an amazing person she was, and how they...
  • 9 more die of swine flu; toll reaches 362 in Gujarat March 12, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Swine flu on Wednesday claimed nine more lives in Gujarat, taking the toll this year to 362 while 90 more cases of the infection were reported. "Two deaths each have been reported in Jamnagar and Surat districts and one each in Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Patan, Tapi and Botad districts," said a...
  • Vinod Mehta, one of India's most fearless and independent editors March 8, 2015

    Fearless and eminent journalist, Vinod Mehta (72), who died on March 8, 2015, was one of the most influential editors of India. He worked with many successful publications such as the India Post, Sunday Observer, The Independent, The Pioneer and finally launched Outlook. He was also the chairman of the...
  • 40 more dead as swine flu toll climbs to 1,115 March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed the lives of 40 more people in the country as the toll from the disease reached 1,115 while the total number of cases breached the 20,000 mark. The Health Ministry said that 1,115 persons have succumbed to the H1N1 virus while the number of those affected...
  • 34 more fall prey to swine flu; toll climbs to 1,075 March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu has claimed 34 more lives as the nationwide toll from the H1N1 virus touched 1,075 with the number of cases of the disease inching towards the 20,000 mark. Health Ministry figures said that 1,075 persons have perished from the disease while the number of those affected by...
  • Swine flu claims 36 more lives, toll rises to 1,040, over 19,000 affected March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu has claimed 36 more lives raising the toll to 1,041 even as the number of people affected by the H1N1 virus in the country breached the 19,000 mark on Saturday. As per data collated by the Health Ministry, the total number of deaths due to swine flu...
  • Jaitley woos middle class, poor, announces schemes for social security in Budget 2015-16 February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Wooing middle class, poor people, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced a host of schemes in the first full-fledged Budget of the Narendra Modi government and said the government will work towards creating universal social security system for all Indians, especially the poor. "Allocation of Rs 30,851 crore...
  • Swine flu claims 51 more lives, over 16,000 affected February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: As many as 51 more people have died due to swine flu in the country raising the toll to 926 even as the number of those affected by the H1N1 virus breached the 16,000 mark on Wednesday. According to collated data from the Health Ministry till February 24, 2015,...
  • Swine flu claims 38 more lives, death toll now 812 February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed 38 more lives in the country taking the death toll to 812 with Rajasthan and Gujarat among the worst hit states with 212 and 207 fatalities respectively, as the total number of affected crossed 13,000. According to Health Ministry figures released on Sunday, the total number...
  • 31 more die, toll from swine flu rises to 774 February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu deaths continued unabated in the country with 31 more people succumbing to the H1N1 virus even as the total number of affected persons neared the 13,000 mark. The Health Ministry, however, said that there was no dearth of medicines and hospitals were equipped to deal with the...
  • Nalanda: 8 killed, 15 injured as Rajgir-Danapur train hits a van at an unmanned crossing February 21, 2015

    Nalanda: Eight people were killed and 15 others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by Danapur-Rajgir DMU passenger train in Nalanda. Reportedly, the incident took place on Saturday when Tata magic vehicle was hit by the train at an unmanned rail crossing near Tungi Halt of Deepnagar...
  • Postmortem conducted on Govind Pansare; last rites on Saturday at Kolhapur February 21, 2015

    Mumbai: A post-mortem examination was conducted on the body of veteran communist leader Govind Pansare, who died on Friday night after he was airlifted to the city from Kolhapur for treatment. Pansare, who was shot at four days ago, had been flown to Mumbai last evening and admitted to the...
  • News 360: After controversy, Coast Guard releases video of Pakistan 'terror' boat February 20, 2015

    The Indian Coast Guard on Friday evening released a video of the Pakistan boat blown neat Gujarat coast on December 31, 2014. The whole episode came under scanner after Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali claimed that he ordered the blowing up of the boat. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay February 20, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...