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  • Ebola death toll climbs to 2,461 out of 4,985 cases: WHO Yesterday

    Geneva: The deadliest Ebola epidemic on record has now infected nearly 5,000 people in west Africa and killed around half of them, the World Health Organisation said. The UN health agency said a total of 4,985 people had been infected across five west African countries, and that 2,461 had died....
  • 14 children found dead in Srinagar hospital 5 days ago

    Srinagar: As the flood waters receded in Kashmir, authorities on Saturday said that 14 children were found dead at a hospital. State government officials confirmed that 29 deaths have taken place in the Kashmir Valley alone. Officials on Saturday said 14 children had died in the government-run G.B. Pant Hopsital. The hospital...
  • Former MP Mahant Avaidyanath passes away 5 days ago

    Gorakhpur: Former MP Mahant Avaidyanath, who had been in the forefront of the movement for Ram Temple in Ayodhya, died on Friday night after prolonged illness. He was 95. Avaidyanath, also a former MLA, had been ailing for the past few months and was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon....
  • Heavy rains kill nearly 40 in Pakistan September 4, 2014

    Islamabad: Near 40 people including children died due to heavy monsoon rains and related accidents in Pakistan, a police official said. Most of the people have died because of the roof collapsing incidents in the largest province in Punjab as a result of continuous heavy rains since last night. Fifteen...
  • Heart flown from Bangalore to save patient in Chennai in two hours September 4, 2014

    Bangalore: In a story of an inter-state heart transplant, doctors have transplanted the heart of a brain-dead accident victim from Bangalore to another patient in Chennai. The heart was flown away in a record two hours to save the life of a patient in a private hospital in Chennai. Doctors...
  • Bangalore: Brain dead gives life to many September 3, 2014

    A family in Karnataka sets an example by donating organs of their dead daughter. "The recipient is a 40-year-old heart patient in Chennai. A team of 4 doctors flew the heart to Chennai," said transplant coordinator. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: 5 people from West Bengal dead as bus catches fire in Ramanathapuram August 31, 2014

    Rameswaram: Five pilgrims have been killed in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu after a bus caught fire on Sunday morning. The bus carrying the pilgrims was headed towards Kanyakumari. The pilgrims, who are said to have been asleep during the incident, belonged to West Bengal. The reason behind the fire is...
  • 'Dead' RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma arrested August 28, 2014

    Noida: RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma, who was presumed to be dead after a charred body was found in his car, was on Thursday evening arrested by police. On Wednesday, the Uttar Pradesh Police had detained Sharma and his lover in Karnataka. According to police, Sharma might have faked his death...
  • Richard Attenborough, Academy Award-winning director of 'Gandhi', passes away at 90 August 25, 2014

    London: Richard Attenborough was a lord, an Oscar-winning director for the much-lauded 'Gandhi' and an unflagging pillar to British cinema. But Attenborough, who died Sunday at 90, was best known as Dickie. Baby-faced as a young actor and whitely bearded in his older age, Attenborough - warmly known as 'Dickie Darling'...
  • Suspected criminal shot at by a man over personal enmity August 20, 2014

    A suspected criminal was allegedly shot at by a man over an old personal enmity in Dausa district in Jaipur, police said on Wednesday. 28-year-old Sagar Meena was caught by one Santosh Meena and five others over some old personal enmity in the Amberkar Nagar area in Jaipur on Tuesday night....
  • Long time 'Saturday Night Live' announcer Don Prado dies at 96 August 20, 2014

    Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded 'Saturday Night Live.' Don Pardo, the eras-spanning radio and TV announcer whose resonant voice-over style was celebrated for its majesty and power, died Monday in Arizona at the age of 96. "He became...
  • Robin Williams left project 'Absolutely Anything' incomplete? August 17, 2014

    The makers of "Absolutely Anything" are reportedly planning to remove actor Robin Williams' contribution in the film as the late star couldn't complete his work due to his sudden death. Williams gave his voice to the animated character of Dennis the Dog in "Absolutely Anything" - a live-action British comedy...
  • Former MP Amitava Nandy dead August 15, 2014

    Kolkata: CPI-M leader and former MP Amitava Nandy died on Friday in a hospital, a party leader said. "He lost his battle with cancer on Friday morning. His last rites will be performed on Saturday," Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Gautam Deb said. Nandy, 71, was elected to the 14th Lok...
  • Was Kamal Haasan right in calling Robin Williams' suicide a 'cop-out'? August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: What must have Robin Williams be thinking while taking his life? In a rather graphic report released by Marin County assistant deputy chief coroner, the authorities have said that Williams was found hanging by the roof of his room, by his own belt. With more gruesome details coming...
  • Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89 August 13, 2014

    New York: Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen. A fashion model and bit-part New York actress before moving to Hollywood at 19, Bacall achieved immediate fame in 1944 with one scene in her first film, "To Have and Have Not." Leaving Humphrey...
  • Body found on rooftop of DIG's servant quarter August 12, 2014

    Body of a 25-year-old man was found on the rooftop of a senior police officer's servant quarter in Jaipur, police said. The body, having no injury marks was found lying on the rooftop of the servant quarter allotted to Ravindra Singh, DIG-Home Guards, Ashok Nagar Station House Officer (SHO) Bhawani Singh...
  • US: Unrest in St Louis after fatal shooting of unarmed black teen August 12, 2014

    Ferguson: A black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer had his hands raised when the officer approached with his weapon drawn and fired repeatedly, according to two men who said they witnessed the shooting that sparked two nights of unrest in suburban St Louis. The FBI opened an...
  • Robin Williams dead at 63: Tributes pour in from President Barack Obama, Steven Spielberg and Steve Martin August 12, 2014

    Reuters: Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at age 63 on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California, authorities said. Hollywood celebrities and many others who knew him paid tribute to Williams: His wife Susan Schneider said in a statement: "This morning, I lost my...
  • Body of a man found at Congress leader Kumari Selja's residence in Delhi August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The body of a man has been found in former minister and Congress leader Kumari Selja's residence in New Delhi on Monday morning. A police and forensic team have reached her residence. The body is of Selja's domestic help's husband. The PCR call was made at 8 am on...
  • Nigeria bans transfer of dead bodies over Ebola scare August 10, 2014

    Abuja: Nigeria has banned movement of dead bodies from within and outside the country as part of its measures to avoid the spread of the Ebola virus. Nigeria's Minister of State for Health Khaliru Al-Hassan declared on Sunday that anybody who died should be buried wherever the incident happened, especially if...
  • Noted freedom fighter, CPI leader Prabha Sharma dies at the age of 93 August 10, 2014

    Patna, Aug 10 (PTI) Noted freedom fighter, CPI leader Prabha Sharma died at a private hospital here today after a  protracted illness, party sources said. She was 93. Influenced by her freedom fighter father, Banarsi Singh, Sharma joined the freedom movement and participated in the Quit India Movement of 1942. Sharma also worked for the welfare...
  • Police recover 2 dead bodies lying beneath a railway over-bridge August 8, 2014

    Two bodies and a seriously injured person were found lying beneath a railway over-bridge in Nawada district of Bihar on Friday. Both the deceased were yet to be identified. While the head of one of them them was badly crushed, the body of another did not bear marks of external injuries,...
  • Body of a 12-year-old girl found lying naked in fields, police suspect murder after rape August 8, 2014

    The naked body of a 12-year-old girl was found lying in a field in a village in Bijnor, police said on Thursday. The girl had gone out into the fields in search of her brother on Thursday morning in Mundala village. When she did not return after long, relatives began a...
  • Two killed in Paris plane crash August 6, 2014

    Paris: At least two people were killed and three injured when a tourist plane crashed on Wednesday in Paris, a media report said. The incident occurred in Seine et Marne, a French department east of the Paris, reported Xinhua citing BFMTV news channel. The plane carrying five people on board fell...
  • Three dead, flood threat issued in 12 districts in Odisha August 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: As incessant torrential rains claimed three lives and posed flood threat in Mahanadi river and other rivers in Odisha, the state government today alerted 12 districts to gear up for any eventuality as heavy downpour is likely to pound some areas due to a deep depression. Collectors of 12 districts...
  • US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment August 3, 2014

    Atlanta: An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment on Sunday, landing in a specially equipped plane at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country, officials say. It marks the first time...
  • Israeli soldier thought captured is declared dead August 3, 2014

    Jerusalem: An Israeli soldier, the military feared had been abducted by Palestinian gunmen in a firefight that shattered a temporary ceasefire in Gaza, has been declared dead, ending what could have been a nightmare scenario for Israel hours after it signaled it plans to scale back its operation against Hamas...
  • Freedom fighter Gundappa Murumkar dies August 1, 2014

    Parli: Veteran freedom fighter Gundappa Bhujangappa Murumkar passed away at his residence at a village in Maharashtra's Osmanabad district on Friday morning, family sources said. The 97-year-old freedom fighter is survived by four sons, two daughters and grand children. Murumkar died following old age-related problems at his residence in Jewali...
  • Dev Benegal's 'Dead End' bags NAFF prize in Seoul July 31, 2014

    Seoul: Indian filmmaker Dev Benegal's dark comedy 'Dead End' was named the best project at the Network of Asian Fantastic Films. The story of a man, who is declared as dead by a shady government department and has to take extreme measures to prove that he is alive, was co-written by...