Deaths

  • Slain ATS chief Hemant Karkare's wife Kavita Karkare dies following brain haemorrhage Yesterday

    Mumbai: Kavita Karkare, widow of former Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare who died fighting terrorists during the 26/11 attacks passed away on Monday following brain haemorrhage. She was in coma and was declared brain dead. Survived by three children, she breathed her last in Mumbai's Hinduja hospital. Kavita's husband...
  • Assam flood situation grim, death toll rises to 40 4 days ago

    Guwahati: Assam's flood situation remained grim with the death toll rising to 40 and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi making an aerial survey of the worst affected Goalpara and Kamrup (Rural) district on Friday. Gogoi made an aerial survey of the two districts for about 45 minutes but could not land to...
  • Full video: How a white tiger mauled a youth at Delhi zoo 6 days ago

    A 20-year-old boy was on Tuesday mauled by a white tiger at the Delhi zoo. The incident happened when the boy, as the witnesses say, leaned over the fence of the tiger enclosure and fell inside the enclosure. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Woman killed by leopard in Pauri 1 week ago

    Dehradun: A woman was killed by a leopard in Maletha village of Pauri district, forest department sources said on Tuesday. 38-year-old Guddi Devi was attacked by the big cat hiding in the bushes on Monday when she was going to the forest to collect fodder along with some of her...
  • 12 dead in Meghalaya floods September 22, 2014

    Shillong: At least 12 people, including five children, have been killed in floods and landslides triggered by incessant rain in the Garo Hills region of Meghalaya, an official said on Monday. "As of now, 12 people have been confirmed dead in various parts of Garo Hills. About 20 more people are...
  • Srinivas: The 'low notes' that he kept away from Mandolin and music September 22, 2014

    On Friday, September 19, 2014, I logged into my Facebook account in the afternoon, to find numerous posts on the untimely death of Mandolin Srinivas, a child prodigy and an international musical legend. Aside from the many posts hoping that his soul rests in peace, I read several posts which...
  • Decomposed body of private financier found in east Delhi September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The decomposed body of a 34yearold private financier was found inside his office at Geeta Colony in east Delhi on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Amit. His family members had registered a missing complaint on Saturday. "The matter came to light when some locals today complaint...
  • Electrician dies after ground caves in at Delhi Metro site September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A 25yearold electrician was on Saturday killed at a construction site of Delhi Metro in Jamia Nagar this afternoon after a portion of ground caved in while working in a pit, police said. The incident took place when the electrician, identified as Durgesh, was working in a pit when...
  • Villagers in Jammu and Kashmir allege no relief from government September 20, 2014

    Pulwama (JK): Alleging that no relief work has reached them since the tragedy struck the state, villagers of Gulzarpora said they are an an "unfortunate lot", as anger brewed among them over the harried experience in coming to terms with a natural disaster. Gulzarpora, with a population of around 3000 people,...
  • Indianorigin mother killed son in custody battle: UK inquest September 20, 2014

    London: An Indianorigin mother killed herself and her fouryearold son earlier this year by deliberately setting her house on fire after she lost his custody in a longdrawn court case, an inquest has concluded. Janma Joshi, 40, and her son, Moksha Jai Joshi, had both died in a fatal fire at...
  • Jammu and Kashmir floods: Death toll reaches 280 September 20, 2014

    Jammu: The number of deaths due to the floods in Jammu and Kashmir has climbed to 280, an official said. At least 203 people have died in Jammu region and 77 in the Kashmir Valley. The loss in terms of private properties, businesses and infrastructure in the valley is more. "We have...
  • Ebola a challenge to global security: European Parliament September 19, 2014

    Strasbourg: Members of the European Parliament have urged the international community to play a major role in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease, which they said poses "a challenge to global security". In a joint resolution on Thursday, the lawmakers deplored the loss of life in the West African...
  • Renowned musician Mandolin U Srinivas passes away at 45 September 19, 2014

    Chennai: The renowned musician Mandolin U Srinivas passed away in Chennai on Friday morning. He was just 45 years old. U Srinivas was popularly known as Mandolin U Srinivas. Shrinivas played an electric mandolin and had collaborated with the world renowned musicians like John McLaughlin, Michael Nyman, and Michael Brook....
  • J&K: Floods toll crosses 260 September 18, 2014

    Srinagar: The death toll in Jammu and Kashmir has crossed 260 with Jammu region accounting for most of the deaths in the worst flood in the state in more than a century. The death toll in Jammu region was 210 while in Kashmir Valley so far 54 bodies have been...
  • Tamil Nadu: Mother of ten dies of complications during delivery September 17, 2014

    Dindigul: A 35yearold woman, mother of 10 children, died along with her still born 11th child following complications during advanced stage of pregnancy at the government hospital, a senior health official said on Wednesday. Chitra, wife of an autodriver, was suffering from malnutrition and had been carrying on with her routine...
  • Bangladesh apex court commutes 1971 war criminal JeI leader's death penalty September 17, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a key 1971 war criminal and fundamentalist JamaateIslami leader, saying he would now have to serve in prison "until his death". "He shall serve in prison for the rest of his natural life," Chief Justice M...
  • 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....
  • One million newborns die within 24 hours of birth: UN September 17, 2014

    United Nations: One million babies each year died within 24 hours of birth from mostly preventable causes, a UN report said on Tuesday. The 2014 Committing to Child Survival, a Promise Renewed progress report showed that many of these deaths could be easily prevented with simple, costeffective interventions before, during and...
  • Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control: Barack Obama September 17, 2014

    Washington: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is "spiraling out of control" and posing a potential threat to global security, US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday. "If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people infected, with profound political and economic and...
  • India has the highest number of deaths among children below 5 September 16, 2014

    United Nations: India's child mortality rate has dropped by more than half since 1990 but it still recorded the world's highest number of deaths among children below age five in 2013, a United Nations report said on Tuesday, acknowledging the progress made by the world's second most populous nation. The report,...
  • Srinagar resident's premonition about floods came true hours later September 16, 2014

    Srinagar: Tawheed Bazaz, 35, a resident of Srinagar, had a premonition that the flood waters which had inundated the city centre, Lal Chowk, early last Sunday, would also reach their Mandir Bagh locality. "It came true just hours later as the muddy flood waters made their first appearance in our...
  • Bombay HC orders CBI probe in Pune student's death after birthday bash September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Observing that police investigation was not satisfactory, Bombay High Court on Monday directed CBI to take over the probe into the death of a student of Symbiosis Institute of Design in Pune two years ago. Sanam Hassan (18) collapsed at a flat in Pune where she was celebrating her birthday...
  • Former CPM leader Saifuddin Choudhury passes away September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Saifuddin Choudhury, a former CPM MP from West Bengal, died here today after a prolonged battle with cancer. Choudhary, 62, was admitted at a private South Delhi hospital after his condition deteriorated last evening. He passed away at around 8 PM on Sunday, family sources said. He is survived by...
  • Senior journalist passes G Venugopal away September 14, 2014

    Kottayam: Senior journalist G Venugopal died of heart attack on Sunday at a private hospital here, family sources said. He was 59. He was the former News Editor of Mangalm Malayalam daily. He also served as...
  • Woman's decomposed body found in Delhi September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The decomposed body of a 22yearold woman, missing since September 10, was recovered from a wooded area just across the sprawling presidential estate, police said on Sunday. The body was recovered on Saturday from Buddha Jayanti Park, they said, adding that the deceased was a resident of central Delhi's...
  • CPIM leader Benoy Konar passes away September 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Benoy Konar, a frontranking CPI(M) leader in West Bengal, died at a city nursing home today after a prolonged illness, party sources said. He was 84. Konar, a leading figure in the militant peasants' movement in the state during 1960s and early 1970s, is survived by his wife, two sons and...
  • Pakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding party September 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Severe flooding sank a boat carrying a wedding party in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday, killing the bridegroom and 17 others, officials said. Senior police officer Mian Tanvir from the nearby city of Multan said the armyrun boat carrying over 30 people capsized when it hit debris from a dike...
  • Japan's World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94 September 14, 2014

    Tokyo: Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan's wartime dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94. Known as Shirley Yamaguchi in the US and one of biggest Japanese film stars during and after World War II, Yamaguchi died of heart failure September 7,...
  • CBI probe sought into Delhi businessmen's death September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly two months after three businessmen were found dead in a car here in the capital, their families on Saturday took out a candlelight march, demanding a CBI probe into the deaths. Three people Nishant Datta, 25, Balvinder Singh, 33, and Lakshman Prakash (30) were found dead in...
  • Death toll in Pakistan floods reaches 280 September 14, 2014

    Islamabad: At least 280 people have been killed and over two million affected in massive flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan even as military specialists blew up dikes to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods. The rains lashed vast areas of the country last week...