Death

  • Mohd Rafi's native village remembers him on death anniversary 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Legendary playback singer Mohammed Rafi's native village Kotla Sultan in Punjab's Amritsar district remembered him on his 34th death anniversary on as scores of people paid tributes. "We organised a function in the village. A number of people and Rafi saheb's fans thronged to pay tributes," Rajesh, a...
  • Pune landslide: Three days on, over 120 still feared trapped 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    Pune: Three days after Ambegaon village in Maharashtra's Pune district witnessed the state's worst ever landslide, over 120 people are still feared trapped in debris. Rescue operations are likely to gather momentum on Friday with some relief from rains. The death toll rose to 51 on Thursday even as rescue teams...
  • Award-winning American filmmaker Robert L Drew dies at 90 Yesterday

    Reuters: Award-winning American filmmaker Robert L. Drew, a pioneer of the cinema vérité documentary style, died on Wednesday in Sharon, Connecticut at the age of 90, his family said. Drew, who made more than 100 films on social issues, politics and the arts during a career that spanned more than five...
  • Canada blames Hamas for Gaza dead Yesterday

    Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has blamed Hamas for the heavy loss of civilian life caused by Israel's deadly strikes on the Gaza Strip. At least 110 people were killed on Wednesday alone in Gaza, one of the most densely populated areas in the world, as the Palestinian death...
  • President condoles deaths in Maharashtra landslide Yesterday

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday condoled the loss of lives in a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Maharashtra's Pune district. In his message to Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan, Mukherjee said: "I am deeply saddened to learn about the landslides triggered by heavy rains in Pune district, Maharashtra, in...
  • CAT extends stay on appointment of forensic head in AIIMS Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Wednesday extended its stay on the appointment of new head in the forensic medicine department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the wake of the Sunanda Pushkar autopsy row. A bench of members Ashok Kumar and Raj Vir Sharma...
  • 32 more killed as Israel shells Gaza, death toll hits 1,262 2 days ago

    Jerusalem: At least 32 more people were killed early on Wednesday in Gaza in Israeli bombardment, a day after over 100 Palestinians died in one of the bloodiest days in the three-week conflict as deadly fighting raged unabated between Israel and Hamas and the death toll reached 1,262. Israeli military shelled...
  • 9-year-old US girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies 2 days ago

    Florida: A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said on Tuesday. Oceana Irizarry's father also was killed on Sunday. The two, from Georgia, were walking along a beach...
  • 21 killed in Himachal Pradesh bus accident 2 days ago

    Shimla: A Himachal state roadways bus rolled down a hill and fell into a gorge on Tuesday resulting in death of 21 onboard passengers in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district, police said. Rescue operations are on and the toll could rise, said officials. The bus was on way from Shimla to Savera Khad...
  • Bengal tea garden crisis: The onus lies on the Mamata government, says BJP MP 3 days ago

    The shutting down of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink of desperation. Some have been forced to make do with just Rs 15 per day. Some NGOs reporting that 100 people have died of malnutrition. Darjeeling MP and BJP Leader SS Ahluwalia told CNN-IBN...
  • 6 killed in a landslide as heavy rains lash Uttarakhand 3 days ago

    Ten days after heavy rains pounded Uttarakhand, the meteorological department on Monday warned of another round of incessant heavy rains in the state in 48-hours while six people were found dead due to landslide. The rain alert has been sounded for most areas of the state including Nainital, Chamoli, Champawat, Uttarkashi...
  • WB: 5 tea gardens shut, workers dying of hunger, sell children to survive 3 days ago

    North Bengal: The shutdown of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink. They have been dying of malnutrition while some have even been selling their children to try and make ends meet. Forty-five-year-old Ratia Kharia is one of the thousand workers who lost their jobs...
  • Five dead in bombing of church in north Nigeria's Kano 4 days ago

    Kano: At least five people were killed and eight were injured on Friday in a bomb attack on a Catholic church in a mainly Christian area of Kano, the largest city in Nigeria's north, police said. The attack came shortly after the end of mass, police spokesman Frank Mba told AFP:...
  • Two killed while crossing railway tracks, 1-year-old baby survives 4 days ago

    Two women and a child were run over by a power wagon while they were trying to cross rail tracks at a level crossing near Salamatpur, about 30 km from in Raisen, police said on Sunday. They said the women, along with a one-year old child, were trying to cross the...
  • Dowry death: Woman charred to death by husband, in-laws 4 days ago

    A 24-year-old woman was allegedly burnt by her husband and in-laws for dowry in Aurai area of the district, police said in Bhadohi on Sunday. The victim, identified as Suman was burnt by her husband Satya Narain and his father over a demand for dowry in Kolahalpur village on Saturday evening,...
  • Four killed, 20 others injured in a bus-jeep collision 5 days ago

    Four persons were killed and 20 others injured in a collision between a bus and a jeep in Bhojpur district on Saturday, the police said. The accident took place near Ekauna village when the bus, on its way to Ara from Sahar, collided head on with the jeep going to Belaur...
  • Three of a family charred to death in Ubhwa village 5 days ago

    Three persons, including a woman and two children, were charred to death in a village of Madhubani district when their house caught fire in the early hours on Saturday. Police officials said the incident happened at Ubhwa village while the three were sleeping in the house. One person suffered severe burn injuries...
  • Three persons killed as truck rams into motorcycle 5 days ago

    Three persons, including a woman and a girl, were killed when a motorcycle they were riding on was hit by a truck in Deedarganj area in Azamgarh, police said on Saturday. Shakuntala Devi (40), Khushboo (12) and Anil Kumar (20), were killed when the motorcycle they were riding on was hit...
  • Three killed in a clash between 2 communities in Saharanpur, curfew imposed 5 days ago

    Violent clashes on Saturday broke out between two communities over a land dispute in Saharanpur with the two sides indulging in brick batting and arson, leaving three  people dead and prompting authorities to impose curfew in the district. ADG (Law and Order) Mukul Goel confirms death of three persons in Saharanpur....
  • Court awards death sentence to acid attacker 6 days ago

    In a significant judgement, a youth has been sentenced to death by a local court for throwing acid on a woman following which she died. Additional Sessions Judge at Ambah in the district KC Gupta on Thursday awarded capital punishment to Jogendra Tomar (28), who had thrown acid on the face...
  • Gang war in Bikaner jail, one inmate gunned down, two beaten to death 1 week ago

    Three prisoners were killed - one gunned down and two others beaten to death - in a clash between members of two gangs in a jail in Rajasthan's Bikaner on Thursday. According to police, the incident took place around 6 pm at the Central Jail in Bikaner, around 500 km from...
  • John Kerry pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700 1 week ago

    Jerusalem: The death toll in Gaza topped 700 on Thursday as Israeli tank fire before dawn killed 16 people in the Hamas-dominated coastal territory, including six members of the same family, Palestinian health officials said. The continued violence defied world efforts to achieve a ceasefire between Israel and the Islamist group...
  • In Chhattisgarh, jaundice kills 81 in 18 months 1 week ago

    The Chhattisgarh government said in the assembly on Wednesday that as many as 81 people succumbed to jaundice during the last one-and-half years in the state. In a written reply to a question by Congress MLAs Shankar Dhruva, Health and Family Welfare Minister Amar Agrawal said that 9,479 jaundice patients were...
  • Nine patients die daily at AIIMS July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Nine patients die on an average daily at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences while undergoing treatment, according to an RTI. Dr Siddhartha Satpathi from Department of Hospital Management said that in the last one year, from April 2013 to March 2014, the Cardio-Neuro Centre (CNC) at...
  • Encephalitis kills three more in West Bengal, toll now 61 July 22, 2014

    Siliguri: The raging encephalitis menace on Tuesday claimed three more lives in northern West Bengal, taking the death count to 61 over the past 20 days, health officials said. All three deaths were reported from the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH), the institution's principal Anup Kumar Roy said. One of...
  • Delhi: SIT to probe Manipur youth's death, says government July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said a Special Investigation Team has been constituted to investigate the death of Manipuri youth Akha Shaloni in Delhi. Making a statement in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju termed as "shocking and unfortunate" the death of the youth on Monday. He said...
  • 604 Palestinians, 29 Israelis killed in 15-day conflict; no sign of ceasefire July 22, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel on Tuesday stepped up its assault on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, raising the Palestinian death toll to 604 in the 15-day conflict that has also left 29 Israelis dead, even as international efforts intensified to broker a ceasefire. Israeli air strikes on Tuesday destroyed several mosques and targeted a...
  • BJP ally Shiv Sena opposes talks with Pakistan July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming the 'sari and shawl' diplomacy with Pakistan, ruling NDA constituent Shiv Sena on Tuesday said that the government should hold no talks with Pakistan and give it a "befitting" reply after the killing of a jawan in shelling at the Line of Control. "What is this sari and...
  • Delhi: Husband, in-laws acquitted in 14-year-old dowry death case July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A man, along with his four family members, has been acquitted by a Delhi court of the charges of cruelly treating his wife for dowry which led to her death. Additional Sessions Judge Pulastya Pramachala absolved east Delhi residents Dinesh Kumar Gautam, an Air force employee, his mother...
  • Israel presses blistering attack on Gaza, toll rises to 572 July 22, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel on Monday pressed on with its heavy bombardment of Gaza and foiled major infiltration attempts by Hamas on the 14th day of the conflict that has killed 572 Palestinians and 27 Israelis, even as the UN and the US called for an "immediate ceasefire". A day after Israel's deadliest...