DEATHS

  • 24 workers killed, 52 injured in China's coal mine fire 7 hours 33 minutes ago

    Beijing: At least 24 coal mine workers were killed and 52 others injured on Wednesday in underground fire in China's northeastern Liaoning Province. The fire occurred in the coal mine under Hengda Coal, a subsidiary of Fuxin Coal, a major coal producer in the province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Fuxin Coal...
  • US: Ferguson protests flare into violence after no indictment in Brown death Yesterday

    Ferguson: Police who formed a wall of clear riot shields outside the precinct were pelted with bottles and cans as the crowd surged up and down the street immediately after authorities said the grand jury voted to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. "Murderers,...
  • Barack Obama urges people of Ferguson to react peacefully Yesterday

    Washington: President Barack Obama urged the people of Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday to react peacefully to a grand jury's decision not to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, and for police to show restraint. Obama spoke in the White House briefing room shortly after...
  • US: Jury decides not to indict Ferguson policeman for African-American Michael Brown's death, evokes protest Yesterday

    Ferguson: A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many black Americans and police. St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch announced...
  • Maharashtra leaders condole Murli Deora's demise 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Politicians cutting across party lines in Maharashtra paid rich tributes to veteran Congress leader Murli Deora, who died on Monday morning. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is in Nagpur, described Deora as one of the tallest leaders from the state. "He leaves behind a rich legacy of political and social work,"...
  • Parliament adjourned after condoling death of Murli Deora 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Parliament was adjourned on Monday after condoling the death of three sitting members, including former Union minister Murli Deora. As soon as Rajya Sabha met for the day, Chairman Hamid Ansari mentioned the death of Deora in Mumbai today at the age of 77. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi condoles Murli Deora's demise 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the death of senior Congress leader Murli Deora and said his warm nature made him popular across party lines. "Just yesterday I had spoken to Shri Murli Deora's family & asked about his health. Very sad to hear the unfortunate news today,"...
  • Ludhiana: 4 infants die in hospital, families claim deliveries carried out by class IV employees not doctors 2 days ago

    Ludhiana: Three days after the inauguration of a mother-child wing at the Ludhiana Civil Hospital, four new-born infants died on Sunday during the "process of delivery", which the families alleged were carried out by "class IV employees in the absence of gynaecologists". Ludhiana Civil Hospital head Subash Batta said that...
  • 3 days after opening, 4 infants die in hospital's children's wing 2 days ago

    Ludhiana: Three days after the inauguration of a mother-child wing at the Ludhiana Civil Hospital, four new-born infants on Sunday died during the "process of delivery", which the families alleged were carried out by "class IV employees in the absence of gynaecologists". Ludhiana Civil Hospital head Subash Batta said that four...
  • Minor's killing: Protestors block India-Bhutan road link 2 days ago

    Siliguri: Protesting against the alleged rape and murder of a teenage girl, local residents Sunday blocked the SAARC Road in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, snapping the Indo-Bhutan road link, police said. The body of 16-year-old girl, who had gone to Bhutan to work as a maid, was found Saturday night in...
  • Iraq court sentences Sunni ex-MP to death for murder 2 days ago

    Baghdad: An Iraqi court sentenced former Sunni MP Ahmed al-Alwani to death today for murder, a spokesman said, a verdict that could damage Baghdad's relationship with a powerful tribe battling jihadists. Alwani is a member of the Albu Alwan tribe, members of which are fighting against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist...
  • Local BJP leader held for TMC worker's murder 2 days ago

    Suri (WB): Local BJP leader Sadai Sheikh was arrested in connection with the murder of Trinamool Congress worker Mojammel Sheikh in the restive Parui area of Birbhum district, the police said on Sunday. Mojammel was one of the three persons killed at Makra village under Parui police station during a turf...
  • 60 extremist backers from Germany dead 3 days ago

    Berlin: The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says authorities now know of 550 people from the country who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join extremist groups, and about 60 of them have died. The number of extremists given by Hans-Georg Maassen in an interview with Sunday's Welt am...
  • Badaun: One person dead during blanket distribution on Mulayam Singh Yadav's 75th birthday 3 days ago

    One person dead in a stampede during blanket distribution by SP MP Dharmendra Yadav. The blanket distribution drive was part of Mulayam's 75th birthday celebrations. The BJP and the BSP have slammed the state administration for failing to make proper security arrangements. ...
  • Sterilisation deaths: Rat poison mixed medicines given to women, confirms Health Ministry 3 days ago

    Raipur: Medicines contaminated with zinc phosphide, which is used as a rodenticide, were given to womwn who underwent sterilisation surgery at government medical camps in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, confirmed state Health Ministry on Saturday. "According to the reports, poison was mixed along with the medicines. All the reports have been handed...
  • J&K: One man killed, 10 injured in motorcade mishap during PDP's election campaign 4 days ago

    Srinagar: A man was killed on Saturday and 10 others were injured when a vehicle turned turtle during an election campaign in Nowgam area. The vehicle, which was part of motorcade of PDP candidate from Chadoora Javed Mustafa Mir, turned turtle at Suthsoo in Nowgam area this afternoon, a police official...
  • Ebola could be contained by mid-2015: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 4 days ago

    Washington: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the spread of the deadly Ebola virus could be contained by mid-2015. Ban made the observation on Friday and said that the Ebola outbreak could be contained by continuing to scale up the global fight against the disease. Addressing a press conference at the...
  • US military may extend anti-Ebola mission in West Africa 5 days ago

    Washington: The US military may extend its mission to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa beyond six months, if there was a surge of new cases. "We have to be prepared for this to go longer than six months," Pentagon official John Kirby said. He said that in spite of...
  • All 50 US states feel freezing temperatures, four dead in New York 6 days ago

    New York: Temperatures in all 50 US states dipped to freezing or below on Tuesday as an unseasonably cold blast of weather moved across the country while heavy snow prompted a state of emergency in western New York and contributed to the deaths of four people. Every US state, including Hawaii,...
  • Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: WHO 6 days ago

    Geneva: The World Health Organisation has said that 5,420 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 15,145 cases of infection, since late December 2013. On Friday, the UN health agency had reported 5,177 deaths and 14,413 cases. The WHO believes that the number of deaths...
  • Indian fishermen released: Sri Lanka says it's a pardon but not a reduction of sentence 6 days ago

    Sri Lanka on Wednesday released five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned the fishermen. Sri Lankan Minister Senthil Thondaman said, "PM Modi spoke to President Rajapaksa and the latter decided to pardon the five Indian fishermen facing death sentence. It...
  • Sri Lanka releases 5 Indian fishermen facing death sentence after President Rajapaksa grants pardon 1 week ago

    Chennai: Sri Lanka on Wednesday released five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned the fishermen. The decision came a few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Sri Lankan President where they agreed to transfer the fishermen to an...
  • West Africa nowhere near end of Ebola crisis: Barack Obama 1 week ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday that West Africa was still "nowhere near out of the woods" in its fight against Ebola. Obama spoke on Tuesday at the White House while meeting with his national security and public health teams on Ebola, Xinhua reported. "As long as the outbreak continues...
  • Sunanda Pushkar's autopsy shows injury marks all over her body: Swamy 1 week ago

    On the probe in the death case of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy said, "The autopsy report which is a video, it's very clear that she had injury marks all over her body. There's an injection hole in her hand....
  • Sunanda Pushkar death case: 3 fake passport holders under scanner, say sources 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Three fake passport holders have come under the Delhi Police scanner in the death case of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar, sources said on Tuesday. The trio was staying at the Leela Hotel when Sunanda Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances, the sources said. The trio...
  • Bal Thackeray's death anniversary: Signs of thaw between Uddhav and Raj November 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Signs of thaw were visible between estranged cousins - Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and Raj Thackeray - on an occasion to observe former Shiv Sena supremo supreme late Balasaheb Thackeray in Mumbai on Monday. The two cousins Uddhav and Raj were spotted at Balasaheb's memorial chatting and sitting next...
  • Suicide bomber kills 13 in Nigerian market November 17, 2014

    Kano (Nigeria): At least 13 people were killed and 65 others injured when a female suicide bomber blew herself up at a busy mobile phone market in restive northeast Nigeria, police has said. The attack in the town of Azare in Bauchi state yesterday came just as vendors were packing up...
  • Bilaspur sterilisation deaths: Raids being conducted by government in all medical shops in Chhattisgarh November 14, 2014

    Bilaspur: Raids were conducted on Friday by health department officials in all the medical shops in Chhattisgarh. The raid took place in Raigarh, Dhamtari, Korba, Janjgir-Champa, Sukma and other districts. Reportedly, collectors are to inspect all the private hospitals in the districts and see that the banned drugs are not...
  • Not reached any conclusion in Sunanda probe as yet: Police November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Friday said that it has not reached any conclusion as yet in the probe into the case of mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar nine months ago but was evasive on whether her husband former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor will be questioned. Officials have recently begun the...
  • Bangladeshi fugitive war criminal tribunal sentenced to death November 13, 2014

    Dhaka: A special Bangladeshi tribunal on Thursday sentenced to death a fugitive Islamist opposition leader for crimes against humanity and siding with Pakistani troops during the 1971 liberation war, in yet another verdict against Islamist war criminals. The International Crimes Tribunal 1 of Bangladesh handed down the death sentence in absentia...