CRITICS

  • '7th Heaven' actor faces new sex crime investigation over 1983 incident October 16, 2014

    (Reuters) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff is investigating actor Stephen Collins on an allegation of indecent exposure or molesting a teenage girl three decades ago, the department said on Wednesday. The alleged incident happened in the summer of 1983 in West Hollywood, Calif., while the victim was 13 years old,...
  • Belgian photographer hospitalized after plane dumps 400 gallons of water on him as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge September 3, 2014

    A Belgian photographer fell unconscious and was rushed to the hospital after a firefighting plane dumped 400 gallons of water on him as part of his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Bruno Brokken, 51, from Catalonia in Spain was lucky to be alive after his stunt went horribly wrong, according to...
  • Jaswant Singh critical, PM Narendra Modi visits him in hospital August 9, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met former BJP leader Jaswant Singh, a day after he was admitted to a hospital in a critical condition. "Visited Jaswant Singh ji. Met his family and enquired about his health. I pray for his quick recovery," Modi tweeted after meeting Jaswant Singh at the...
  • Israeli criticism of John Kerry 'offensive, absurd': US July 31, 2014

    Washington: Israeli attacks against US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing him being of a supporter of Islamic militants are "offensive and absurd," a senior US diplomat said on Thursday. In a sharp exchange with reporters, deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf hit out against a torrent of abuse from...
  • Actor Tracy Morgan critical but 'more responsive' after crash June 9, 2014

    Reuters: Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was still in critical condition but more responsive on Sunday after suffering injuries including a broken leg and nose and several broken ribs in a deadly New Jersey highway crash, his spokesman said. Morgan, best known for his roles in "30 Rock" and "Saturday Night...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' star Tracy Morgan critical after road accident June 7, 2014

    New York: 'Saturday Night Live' star Tracy Morgan is reportedly in critical condition following a multivehicle collision in New Jersey early today that killed one person and injured seven others. The 45yearold '30 Rock' star was returning from a concert in a limo bus when the accident occurred in Mercer County,...
  • FTP: Will Modi critics be totally isolated now? May 21, 2014

    Noted writer Ananthamurthy has been placed under police protection at his Bangalore home as he has been targeted with hate calls, abusive emails and threatening messages by loyalists of PMdesignate Narendra Modi. CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts whether Modi critics would be totally isolated...
  • Constitutional bodies have no immunity from criticism: BJP to EC May 9, 2014

    BJP on Friday justified its attack on the Election Commission over denial of permission to Narendra Modi's rally in Varanasi, saying constitutional institutions have no immunity from criticism. "Do constitutional institutions have an immunity from criticism. I do not subscribe to the view that merely because an institution is created by...
  • Couple attacked with an iron rod, wife killed and husband critically injured April 17, 2014

    A couple was allegedly attacked with an iron rod, killing the wife and leaving the husband seriously injured, police said on Thursday. Usha(60) was found dead with head injuries and her husband, Jai Bhagwan Bansal (63) seriously injured at their residence in Patel Nagar, they said.  An iron rod was recovered...
  • Yahoo names US surveillance critic Alex Stamos as chief security officer March 11, 2014

    Boston: Yahoo Inc has named well-known security researcher Alex Stamos as its chief information security officer, tapping a vocal critic of the US government's secret surveillance programs for the position. Stamos was one of the primary organisers of TrustyCon, a gathering of prominent technology experts last month who had pulled out...
  • '12 Years a Slave', 'American Hustle' win big at Critics Choice awards January 18, 2014

    '12 Years a Slave,' Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey were among big winners at the Critics Choice Movie Awards on Thursday, taking honors for best picture, actress and actor. The allstar 'American Hustle,' about 1970s corruption which earlier Thursday received 10 Oscar nominations, was named best comedy film, with Amy Adams...
  • Suchitra Sen critical, but responding to treatment January 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who is being treated at the Intensive Therapy Unit of a city nursing home following serious respiratory problems, is still critical but stable and responding to therapy, a doctor said Monday. The ailing icon is on constant oxygen support (through nasal tube), but does not...
  • Suchitra Sen critical, oxygen saturation fluctuating: Doctor January 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The condition of veteran Bengali actress Suchitra Sen is critical, a doctor said Friday. Subir Mondal, a member of the team of experts attending on Sen at the Belle Vue Clinic here, said her oxygen saturation level is fluctuating and she is dependent on oxygen via noninvasive ventilation. "Unless she is...
  • New York film critics name 'American Hustle' Best Film December 4, 2013

    New York: The New York Film Critics Circle named 'American Hustle' the best film of 2013, giving David O. Russell's fictionalized Abscam tale an early jolt in Hollywood's awards season. The film was also awarded best supporting actress for Jennifer Lawrence and best screenplay for the script by Russell and Eric...
  • Lady Gaga wonders why critics hate her work November 22, 2013

    Los Angeles: Singer Lady Gaga says she will never understand the way music experts criticise her work. "I put so much love into my music, into my shows, I make it all for you. I'll never understand the overflow of hate sent my way," Gaga tweeted Thursday, reports mirror.co.uk. "Or maybe that's...
  • Veteran contemporary author Louis D Rubin dies at 89 November 18, 2013

    Louis D Rubin, Jr, a curmudgeonly patron of contemporary Southern writing who as an author, teacher, editor and publisher helped establish and advance the careers of John Barth, Annie Dillard and dozens of others, has died. He was 89. Eva Redfield Rubin said by telephone that her husband, who lived at...
  • Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital, condition still critical September 1, 2013

    Johannesburg: Anti-apartheid leader and former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital and returned home on Sunday after being treated for a recurring lung infection, the government said in a statement. "Madiba's condition remains critical and is at times unstable," the presidency said, referring to the 95-year-old by his...
  • Vladimir Putin's Olympic security decree violates rights, say critics August 25, 2013

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to tighten security in the Black Sea resort of Sochi during the 2014 Winter Olympics, imposing restrictions on freedom of movement and assembly that critics said violated human rights. The decree creates a "prohibited zone" encompassing much of the sprawling city, barring travel...
  • Mandela showing 'great resilience', still critical: South Africa August 25, 2013

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who has been in hospital since early June with a lung infection, is showing "great resilience" although he remains in a critical but stable condition, the presidency said on Saturday. "While at times, his condition becomes unstable, the doctors indicate that the former president has...
  • Man gets life term for murdering male partner who refused physical advances August 14, 2013

    A sessions court on Tuesday convicted a man and sentenced him to life imprisonment for brutally murdering his male partner after the latter refused to have sex with him. Shaukat Ali had stabbed his 55yearold partner Jamel Qureshi 18 times in the latter's butcher shop in Mumbai on October 20,...
  • Retired deputy commissioner's car rams into two persons, one critical August 3, 2013

    Two persons were on Friday injured when a speeding car of a retired deputy commissioner rammed into them in Raj Nagar area in Ghaziabad. After the incident, the driver identified as Salman fled, but was later arrested this evening. The duo identified as Rajender Mathur and Narrender, aged between 25 and...
  • War of words continues; BSP asks Akhilesh to step down if he can't take criticism July 28, 2013

    Hitting out at Akhilesh Yadav for his remarks in response to Mayawati's criticism of the state's law and order, the BSP on Sunday said if the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister cannot digest criticism, he should either step down or work for improving the situation. Party General Secretary Satish Chandra Mishra termed...
  • Nelson Mandela breathing through machine: Family July 4, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela has been breathing through medical life support measures, described as "perilous" by his family members in a court document. "He (Mandela) is assisted in breathing by a life support machine... the anticipation of his impending death is based on real and substantial grounds,"...
  • Mandela battles for life as wellwishers pray for recovery June 30, 2013

    Pretoria: Antiapartheid hero Nelson Mandela's condition remains "critical but stable" on the 23rd day of his hospitalisation for a recurring lung ailment, even as a stream of people continued to flock the hospital in Pretoria to pray for the recovery of the 94yearold former president. Wellwishers were singing and saying...
  • South Africa: Mandela responding to touch June 28, 2013

    Johannesburg: Nelson Mandela's health improved overnight and his condition remains critical but is now stable, the South African government said Thursday in a statement that brought a measure of relief to the country. One of the former president's daughters said he was still opening his eyes and reacting to the...
  • Malaysia: Indian leader critical after being shot at by unidentified gunman June 15, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian Indian Congress leader has been shot by an unidentified gunman in the state of Johor and was battling for life in a critical condition. B Manikam, who is in his 50s, was shot several times on Thursday while having a chat with a friend outside his home...
  • Manna Dey's condition stable, no deterioration in health June 11, 2013

    Bangalore: The condition of playback legend Manna Dey, undergoing treatment in a city cardiac speciality hospital, continues to be stable, doctors attending on him said today. "Manna Dey continues to be in the same stable condition. No deterioration (in his health)," a spokesman for Narayana Hrudayalaya told PTI here. The hospital said...
  • Legendary singer Manna Dey's stable but critically ill June 9, 2013

    Bangalore: Legendary singer Manna Dey is admitted to a hospital in Bangalore with chest infection, said reports on Sunday morning. His condition is reported to be stable but critical. The veteran singer, who turned 94 on May 1, was reportedly under medical supervision at his home but was shifted to...
  • Legendary singer Manna Dey critically ill June 9, 2013

    Bangalore: Legendary singer Manna Dey is admitted to a hospital in Bangalore with chest infection, said reports on Sunday morning. His condition is reported to be critical. The veteran singer, who turned 94 on May 1, was reportedly under medical supervision at his home but was shifted to the hospital...