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  • 'Dead' hearts transplanted into living patients in world first 5 hours 57 minutes ago

    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 6 hours 28 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    (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...
  • Japan volcano eruption toll rises to 51 October 5, 2014

    Tokyo: The recovery of four more bodies has brought the total number of those dead to 51 following Mount Ontake's volcanic eruption, which occurred on September 27. Authorities of the Nagano prefecture told reporters that four bodies were found on the slopes of the mountain in areas searched on Saturday for...
  • Bandleader Nati Cano, leading figure in mariachi music, dies at 81 October 5, 2014

    (Reuters) - Grammy-winning mariachi bandleader Nati Cano, who stirred American audiences with the folk sounds of his native Mexico and played a key role in helping to teach young people how to play the music, has died at age 81, a bandmate said on Saturday. Cano died on Friday at a...
  • Meghalaya floods: Death toll rises to 39 September 25, 2014

    Shillong: The death toll due to the massive floods in Meghalaya has risen to 39, an official said on Thursday. Health authorities in the flood-ravaged Garo Hills region of Meghalaya said if precautions are not taken, diseases like diarrhoea, cholera and gastroenteritis may break out once the flood waters recede. "Water-borne diseases...
  • Nigeria military claims Boko Haram leader dead September 25, 2014

    Abuja: Nigeria's military claimed for the first time that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was dead, saying troops had shot a lookalike who had been posing as the militant commander. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told reporters in Abuja that a heavily bearded Islamist fighter identified as Mohammed Bashir died during...
  • Delhi: Nurse found dead in LNJP Hospital staff quarters September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A 45yearold nurse was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside her room in LNJP Colony of central Delhi. Police said the deceased was identified as Nirmala, who was working at LNJP Hospital and lived in the staff quarters. According to police, the matter came to light last night when the...
  • Brain dead man's organs donated in Kozhikode September 20, 2014

    Kozhikode: The family of a 59yearold man, declared brain dead after a road accident, has donated his organs to save three needy patients. The liver and eyes of V P Surendran, who suffered head injury after he was knocked down by a twowheeler while crossing a road near his house...
  • A desperate search for the dead in the submerged city of Srinagar September 18, 2014

    Srinagar: Amidst the debris of what was once a threestorey house, snackseller Jitendar Saha desperately searches for the body of his 20yearold daughter. The devastating floods that swept the city not only left Saha's daughter dead but also four other members of his family wife, two daughters and a son. In...
  • Ebola death toll climbs to 2,461 out of 4,985 cases: WHO September 17, 2014

    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 September 13, 2014

    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 governmentrun G.B. Pant Hopsital. The hospital...
  • Former MP Mahant Avaidyanath passes away September 13, 2014

    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 interstate heart transplant, doctors have transplanted the heart of a braindead 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 40yearold 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 Awardwinning director of 'Gandhi', passes away at 90 August 25, 2014

    London: Richard Attenborough was a lord, an Oscarwinning director for the muchlauded 'Gandhi' and an unflagging pillar to British cinema. But Attenborough, who died Sunday at 90, was best known as Dickie. Babyfaced 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. 28yearold 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 erasspanning radio and TV announcer whose resonant voiceover 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 liveaction British comedy...
  • Former MP Amitava Nandy dead August 15, 2014

    Kolkata: CPIM 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 IndiaMarxist (CPIM) leader Gautam Deb said. Nandy, 71, was elected to the 14th Lok...