Deaths

  • Kidney not enough, woman immolates self over dowry demand, dies 24-04-2014 11:50 PM

    Poonam Devi (28), who had donated one of her kidneys as part of a "dowry deal" to save the life of her ailing husband, succumbed to her injuries after she allegedly self-immolated herself in Hazaribagh district, the police said on Thursday. On April 16, Poonam, of Kavilashi village in Ichak...
  • 6 polling officials, 2 policemen killed in landmine blast 24-04-2014 11:23 PM

    Eight persons - six polling officials and two policemen - were on Thursday killed and seven others injured when suspected Maoists blew up their vehicle in the district, a senior police officer said in Dumka. Director General of Police Rajeev Kumar said a landmine was triggered when they were returning...
  • South Korea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher 23-04-2014 05:39 PM

    Jindo (South Korea): The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims. The victims are overwhelmingly students of a single high...
  • 4 labourers killed after chimney of a brick kiln collapses 23-04-2014 02:30 PM

    Four labourers were killed when a chimney of an under-construction brick kiln collapsed and fell on them at English Chechraun in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, police said. All the four labourers, natives of Malda district of West Bengal, were trapped under a heap of debris on Tuesday. While two died on...
  • 'Indian roads are giant killers', says Supreme Court 22-04-2014 11:38 PM

    Indian roads have proved to be giant killers demanding immediate remedial action, the Supreme Court said and appointed a three-member committee to monitor steps taken by the Centre and state governments to ensure road safety and to curb growing number of accidents. It directed all government departments, which are looking...
  • 78-year-old man dies after falling from staircase 22-04-2014 03:56 PM

    An old man, died after he fell down from the staircase of his residential apartment in Sonari area in Jamshedpur on Tuesday, police said. 78-year-old man had set out for morning walk but lost balance and fell down from the staircase of his apartment, the sources said. He was immediately...
  • Daytime napping may lead to early death: Study 22-04-2014 03:45 PM

    London: Those who doze off during the day to catch some 'missed' night sleep, beware! According to an alarming research, middle-age and older adults who take daytime naps at office or home may be at increased risk of dying. In particular, naps were linked with an increased risk of dying...
  • South Korea: Death count in ferry sinking crosses 100 22-04-2014 09:47 AM

    One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago. Dozens...
  • Suspecting an illicit relationship, man strangulated wife to death 21-04-2014 11:38 PM

    Suspecting his wife of having an illicit relationship, a man allegedly strangulated her to death in Kulesra village in Greater Noida on Monday, police said. The deceased has been identified as Anuradha (26). Her husband Anand Kumar has been arrested, police said. Anand hit Anuradha with a hard object and...
  • Bus carrying marriage party overturns, one dies, 40 injured 21-04-2014 11:12 PM

    A bus carrying a marriage party overturned in Dankaur village in Greater Noida on Monday, leaving one dead and 40 injured, police said. The bus rammed into a road divider and overturned killing one and injuring 40, they said. The guests were returning after attending the wedding ceremony when the...
  • Country singer and cancer survivor Kevin Sharp dies at 43 21-04-2014 12:50 PM

    Reuters: Kevin Sharp, who survived cancer as a teenager and went on to become a successful country music singer in the 1990s, died late Saturday, according to his website. He was 43. "Kevin died due to ongoing complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues," said a statement posted Sunday...
  • Heat wave claims five lives in Odisha 21-04-2014 12:40 PM

    At least five people have died due to sunstroke in Odisha this summer, an official said on Monday. Two people died in the coastal district of Cuttack, one on March 23 and another on April 14, an official of the state revenue department told IANS. The districts of Boudh, Puri...
  • Three drown, several others go missing as boat capsizes in Sindh river 20-04-2014 11:43 PM

    Three persons drowned and several others went missing after a boat capsized on Sindh river near Indergarh town in the district on Sunday, police said. "So far, three bodies have been recovered and search is on to find others," Datia Superintendent of Police, RP Singh told PTI. However, the exact...
  • Two kids charred to death in Daho 19-04-2014 03:32 PM

    Two children were charred to death in Daho village of Garhwa district, the police said on Saturday. Bhulan Bhuyan (9 years) and Rama Bhuyan (6), brothers, died when their hutment caught fire yesterday, the police said. Their mother Imli Devi suffered minor burns as she tried desperately to save the...
  • Search resumes for missing guides after Mount Everest avalanche 19-04-2014 01:08 PM

    Sherpa climbers aided by helicopters resumed a search on Saturday for four missing guides after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, killing at least 12 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain. Climbers declared a four-day halt to efforts to scale the 8,848-metre (29,029-ft)...
  • Bhind: High-tension wire falls on bus 19-04-2014 12:06 AM

    Many casualties were feared as a high-tension wire fell on a bus in which around 60 members of a marriage party were travelling in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district on Friday, police said, adding the exact number was not known yet. Inspector General of Police (Chambal) DC Sagar told IANS that...
  • Mulayam's daughter-in-law backs death penalty for rape 17-04-2014 05:00 PM

    New Delhi: Unlike Mulayam Singh Yadav who feels capital punishment is debatable, his daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav is strictly of the view that rapists should be hanged to death. While talking to News18 on Thursday, she said, "Netaji is right in saying that death penalty is being debated around the world....
  • Electoral official dies of heart attack after arriving in Jamshedpur for poll duty 16-04-2014 11:58 PM

    A polling personnel died of heart attack in Kesharda cluster in Baharagoda, about 90 kms from in Jamshedpur, under Jamshedpur Lok Sabha constituency, official sources said on Wednesday. The deceased Kishan Mukhi (51), an employee of National Metallurgical Laboratory inJamshedpur, collapsed soon after arriving inJamshedpurfor poll duty, they said. SDO...
  • Businessman burnt alive over payment dispute 16-04-2014 10:45 PM

    A 32-year-old businessman has been allegedly set ablaze by three people, including a couple, over a payment dispute in Mathura, police said on Wednesday. An FIR has been lodged against Mohan Lal, a trader, his wife Pushpa and his partner Bobby, following a complaint by the victim's brother-in-law. The accused...
  • Three persons suffocate to death in a borewell 16-04-2014 08:07 AM

    Three persons were on Tuesday suffocated to death due to suspected poisonous gas emitted from a borewell where they roped down to repair a motor in Sheeshwara village in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan, police said. Ramesh, Preetam, and Bhagwat, all in the age of 35 years, died due to gas...
  • Man shoots wife dead over suspected illicit affair 14-04-2014 07:45 PM

    Suspecting his wife of having an illicit affair, a 49-year-old man shot her dead at their home in Masuri area in Ghaziabad, police said on Monday. The incident happened late on Sunday night after a scuffle broke out between Rahisuddin and his 45-year-old wife Shabana, a senior police officer said....
  • Fed up with rising prices, man kills self 14-04-2014 04:59 PM

    Apparently fed up with rising prices and his inability to provide a "good life" to his family, a man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself, police said on Monday. Santosh Makwana, 30, was employeed at a readymade garments unit and lived with his mother, wife and a three-year-old son in...
  • Three children of a family killed in house fire 13-04-2014 08:29 PM

    Three children, aged between 6 and 8 years, of a family were charred to death when a fire broke out at their house in Hapur area in Ghaziabad onSunday. The deceased have been identified as Umeedh (6), Shinu (8) and Abush (6), police said. However, the victims' brother, Shameen, who...
  • Brother-sister duo stabbed to death in Chena 13-04-2014 12:45 PM

    A youth and his sister were stabbed to death by some persons in Chena village in Bareilly, police said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday when Virendra (25) and his sister Neeraj (20) were stabbed by one Mukesh and his accomplices, who forcibly entered their house. Both of...
  • Woman gunned down by locality member, body sent to mortuary 11-04-2014 10:45 PM

    A woman was shot dead, on Friday, by a man in a locality in Bihar's Munger district, police sources said. Sunaina Devi (40) was on way home after deposing in property-related case when her relative Shankar Pandit shot her from close range near Safiabad airport area, the sources said. She...
  • Massive fire kills three children, over dozen cattle die 11-04-2014 10:32 PM

    Three children and over a dozen cattle were killed in fire that engulfed 15 huts in village Aliapur, police said on Friday. The incident took place last night when fire broke out in a hut and spread in other huts too, they said. Three children including Rohit (5), Diwarilal (2)...
  • Police trace dead leopard in city 11-04-2014 09:37 PM

    A leopard was found dead in a village of Uttarakhand's Bageshwar district, forest department sources said, on Friday, in Dehradun. The carcass of a six-year-old leopard was sighted on Thursday by children in Kaliyabagad Falyanti village of the district when they were going to school. They told their teachers about...
  • Mathura: One person killed as train derails, six injured 11-04-2014 08:42 PM

    One person was killed while six others were injured when two coaches of a Mathura bound train derailed here between Maura and Goverdhan stations, on Friday. The last two coaches of Alwar Mathura Passenger train derailed and were dragged for about one km before the train came to a halt,...
  • Two policemen die as two trucks collide, five injured 11-04-2014 06:18 PM

    Two policemen were killed and five others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a truck in Ajmer district. The police truck was on its way to Jaipur from Jalore to collect wireless sets for elections last night when it collided with another truck coming from opposite...
  • Hollywood producer Raymond Wagner passes away at 88 11-04-2014 05:34 PM

    New Delhi: Hollywood producer and studio executive Raymond Wagner has died aged 88. Though he passed away on March 12, his family announced his death only now. The producer passed away from natural causes, and his family announced the news Thursday, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Wagner began his career as a producer...