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  • Telugu music director Chakri passes away 4 days ago

    Hyderabad: Popular Telugu music composer Chakradhar Gilla aka Chakri died here Monday, said a family source. He was 40. "He returned home late last night from his studio. In the morning, when his wife couldn't wake him up, he was rushed to Apollo Hospital. He was declared dead on arrival," the...
  • 'Body of Lies' star Cliff Curtis to play lead in TV series 'The Walking Dead' December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Cliff Curtis has been signed as the male lead in 'The Walking Dead' spin-off series. The 46-year-old New Zealand-born Curtis has previously appeared in 'Missing', 'Trauma' and 'Body of Lies', reported Deadline. AMC won't confirm the exact details of the character Curtis will play, but based on descriptions already...
  • 'The Walking Dead' spinoff will see 'Body of Lies' star Cliff Curtis as the new lead December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Cliff Curtis has been signed as the male lead in 'The Walking Dead' spin-off series. The 46-year-old New Zealand-born Curtis has previously appeared in 'Missing', 'Trauma' and 'Body of Lies', reported Deadline. AMC won't confirm the exact details of the character Curtis will play, but based on descriptions already...
  • Kathy Griffin named new host of 'Fashion Police' December 2, 2014

    New York: Kathy Griffin will be terrorizing the fashion crowd as the new host of 'Fashion Police,' replacing the late Joan Rivers when it returns to E! in January. The comic-commentary series, which had aired weekly, will now present 17 special episodes throughout 2015 that focus on high-profile red carpet and...
  • Veteran comedian Deven Verma passes away at 78 December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Iconic Bollywood actor Deven Verma died in Pune on Tuesday morning after a severe cardiac attack, and kidney failure. Deven was 78. Deven Varma is still remembered for his comic roles. He had worked with eminent filmmakers like Basu Chatterji, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Gulzar. Besides acting in several...
  • Stoppard called 'greatest living playwright' at London Theatre Awards December 1, 2014

    London: Tom Stoppard was given a special award as "the greatest living playwright" on Sunday at the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in recognition of more than a half century of work that has won him an Academy Award and four Tony Awards. The 77-year-old Czech-born author, whose plays include...
  • 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...
  • 37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan earthquake November 23, 2014

    Tokyo: Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. At least 37 homes were destroyed in two villages, and 39 people were injured across the region, including seven seriously, mostly with broken...
  • Delhi: Manipuri PhD scholar from TISS found dead at residence November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A 33-year-old PHD scholar at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) LT Zingran Kengoo from Manipur was found dead at his Delhi residence on Thursday morning. Zingran was found dead in a pool of blood by his landlord's brother at his residence. Thereafter, the police was informed around...
  • Organs of brain dead physically-challenged man donated in Coimbatore November 19, 2014

    Coimbatore: The family of a physically-challenged 38-year-old government official, declared brain dead after a road accident, has donated his organs providing a new lease of life to five persons. One kidney each was donated to KG Hospital and PSG Hospital, the liver was given to PSG Hospital and two eyes to...
  • Thief lynched, allegedly bobbitised by junior doctors in Bengal November 17, 2014

    Kolkata: A man in his mid-20s, suspected to be a cellphone thief, was lynched and allegedly bobbitised by a group of students and junior doctors in the state-run NRS Medical College and Hospital. Some junior doctors and others have been detained in connection with the incident. Hospital sources said the man was...
  • WB: 1st year student found dead near railway tracks in Howrah after being ragged by seniors November 16, 2014

    Kolkata: A first year college student from Bihar was found dead near railway tracks at the Uluberia station in Howrah, West Bengal on Sunday. The student was allegedly being ragged and beaten by some seniors in his college. The victim's father claimed that he was murdered and the body was...
  • Pronounced dead, 91-year-old Polish woman awakens November 15, 2014

    Warsaw: A Polish doctor says she has been in "deep shock" since learning that a 91-year-old woman she pronounced dead woke up in a morgue several hours later. The doctor identified in the media as Wieslawa C said on TVN24 television today that she was sure the patient was dead after...
  • Ravi Chopra: Soulful storyteller who touched hearts November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: He made mythology popular on television by offering 'Mahabharat' to viewers and showed the beauty of family ties on the big screen through 'Baghban' and "Baabul". Ravi Chopra made many films and TV shows that showed his impressive range as a filmmaker. Ravi Chopra, who was hospitalised in Breach Candy...
  • Ravi Chopra dies at 68: Smriti Irani, Madhur Bhandarkar take to Twitter to express condolences November 12, 2014

    "Pal do pal ka saath humara, pal do pal ke yarane hain." This was the sentiment echoed on Twitter after hearing about the demise of the critically-acclaimed filmmaker Ravi Chopra. Son of filmmaker BR Chopra and nephew of Yash Chopra, Ravi passed away on a cool Wednesday afternoon after a...
  • RIP Ravi Chopra (1946-2014): Lesser known facts about 'Baghban' director November 12, 2014

    Filmmaker Ravi Chopra, who was admitted to Breach Candy hospital, died at around 3.30 pm today. "He passed away today at around 3.30 p.m. His funeral most probably will take place tomorrow at around 11," a source close to Ravi Chopra's family had stated. Ravi garnered huge popularity and...
  • 'Baghban' director Ravi Chopra dies at 68; he was battling lung cancer November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ravi Chopra who was hospitalised in Breach Candy hospital passed away at around 3.30 p.m Wednesday, a family source confirmed. "He passed away today at around 3.30 p.m. His funeral most probably will take place tomorrow at around 11," a source close to Ravi Chopra's family told IANS. He is...
  • Bilaspur: Four women admitted to hospital in another case of botched sterilisation operation November 12, 2014

    Bilaspur: In another case of botched sterilisation operation reported from Chhattisgarh, four women were admitted to a hospital at Gorela-Pendra in Bilaspur. These four women are among the 28 women on whom operation was conducted on Sunday in a government organized family planning camp. A team of doctors from AIIMS will...
  • Actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar passes away November 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar, who was being treated for a lung infection at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here, passed away today. He was 64. His last rites will be performed in his native place in Ahmednagar district tomorrow, family sources said. He is survived by his wife and 3 daughters....
  • 'Dead' hearts transplanted into living patients in world first October 24, 2014

    Sydney: In a breakthrough, a team of doctors, including an Indian-origin surgeon, on Friday said that they have successfully performed the world's first heart transplant in Australia using a "dead heart", a major development that could save many lives. The procedure, using hearts that had stopped beating, has been described...
  • Australian doctors develop technique to transplant dead hearts October 24, 2014

    A team of Australian doctors successfully transplanted so-called dead hearts into patients. The breakthrough could change the way organs are donated. Until now, doctors have relied on using the still-beating hearts of donors who have been declared brain dead. But doctors in a Sydney hospital developed a technique through which...
  • Canada Parliament attack: Ottawa hospital says received three patients, two in stable condition October 22, 2014

    Ottawa: Ottawa Hospital received three patients, two of whom are in stable condition, following shootings in the Canadian capital on Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. A Canadian soldier was shot at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa and a suspected gunman was shot and killed in...
  • Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82 October 21, 2014

    Reuters: Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82. An individual taking calls at the designer's home in Connecticut on Monday night confirmed his...
  • 'Vicky Donor' actor Jayanta Das passes away after battling cancer for two years October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran stage actor, Jayanta Das paased away in the capital on Wednesday after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years. The actor is best remembered for his role in Shoojit Sircar's 'Vicky Donor' where he played Yami Gautam's father. Das, 66, was last seen onscreen playing an Army General...
  • Journalist shot dead in Paraguay October 17, 2014

    Asuncion: A reporter with Paraguay's ABC Color newspaper was shot dead on Thursday in the eastern town of Curuguaty, the third journalist to be slain in the country in 2014. Two people wearing camouflage intercepted Pablo Medina's car as the correspondent was driving back to Curuguaty after covering a story in...
  • Joan Rivers died of complication during medical procedure October 17, 2014

    (Reuters) - Comedian Joan Rivers, who passed away last month at the age of 81, died of a complication during a medical procedure, the New York Chief Medical Examiner's Office said on Thursday. Rivers was having an examination of the back of the throat and vocal cords at a New York...
  • Noida school mishap: 1 student dead, 22 injured in building wall collapse October 16, 2014

    Noida: In a horrific accident in Nodia, a 5-year-old student was killed while 22 others were injured after the roof of a building near their school in Sector 49, Noida collapsed on Thursday afternoon. The students of Ram Chandra Junior High school in Noida's Sector 49 were standing besides an under-construction...
  • Veteran journalist MV kamath dead, hundreds bid adieu October 9, 2014

    Udupi: Veteran journalist and former Prasar Bharati chairman MV Kamath, who was one of the earliest biographers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, died early Thursday at Manipal near here. He was 93. Hundreds of people, including officials, academicians, faculty, students and local journalists bid a tearful adieu when his mortal remains...