Deaths

  • Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved Yesterday

    Death Valley (US): For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks some weighing hundreds of pounds zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth. Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, have photographed...
  • Rajasthan: 8-year-old beaten up by teacher for not bringing book to school, dies of injuries Yesterday

    Dausa: In a shocking incident in Rajasthan, an 8-year old girl has died after allegedly being beaten up by her teacher in school. The incident took place at a private school in the Nandera village in Rajasthan's Dausa district on Tuesday. The girl's father has alleged that his daughter was...
  • WHO sounds alarm over Ebola infections as deaths top 1,500 Yesterday

    Accra: The World Health Organization said on Friday that the number of Ebola cases was increasing rapidly and could exceed 20,000 before the virus is brought under control, as the death toll topped 1,500. New figures showed the massive scale of the crisis, which the WHO said indicated a "rapid increase...
  • Ebola epidemic to get worse: Health official 2 days ago

    London: The Ebola outbreak in West Africa will get worse before it gets better, said a top public health official, the BBC reported on Thursday. Tom Frieden, director of the US-based Centres for Disease Control, said the epidemic would need an "unprecedented" response to bring it under control. Health ministers from the...
  • UP Police arrests RTI activist who was believed to be dead three months ago 3 days ago

    Noida: The Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma, who was believed to be dead three months ago. Three months ago a charred body in a burnt car in Greater Noida was claimed to be the activist's body. The police say that Sharma had run away. The...
  • WB: Gas leak in abandoned godown in Asansol leaves 2 dead, 40 ill 3 days ago

    Asansol: In late hours of Tuesday a gas leak was reported in an abandoned godown of Asansol district of West Bengal. The police is poribing the case. "Though the godown was abandoned but few thieves were using it. The residents brought iron from other places and cut there," said though godown...
  • Mourners urge black Americans to take action 4 days ago

    St. Louis: The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown - recalling him as a "gentle giant," aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college. But the funeral that unfolded on Monday was about much more than the black 18-year-old who lay in...
  • Law commission begins review of the death penalty: Is it time to abolish it now? 4 days ago

    The Law Commission has begun a review of the death penalty. The Commission has issued a public consultation paper on capital punishment with a detailed questionnaire open to the public to send in their views. ...
  • Poll: Law Commission begins review of death penalty. Is it time to abolish it now? 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Law Commission has begun a review of the death penalty. The Commission has issued a public consultation paper on capital punishment with a detailed questionnaire open to the public to send in their views. The move comes after the Supreme Court commuted death sentences of 19 people recently. Besides...
  • MP: Stampede breaks out at Chitrakoot during Somvati Amavasya rituals, ten dead 5 days ago

    Satna (Madhya Pradesh): Ten pilgrims, including six women, were killed following a stampede at Chitrakoot in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh in the wee hours of Monday morning. Two others have been grievously injured in the stampede that occurred due to crowding. The Satna District Magistrate claimed that the situation has...
  • Hundreds of mourners pay tribute to UR Ananthamurthy 1 week ago

    Bangalore: Thousands of mourners on Saturday paid their last respects to Jnanpith award winner and Kannada literary icon UR Ananthamurthy, who passed away on Friday. The mortal remains of Ananthamurthy were kept for public homage at the premises of Ravindra Kalakshetra as the state observed a...
  • Acclaimed Kannada writer UR Anathamurthy passes away 1 week ago

    Bangalore: Renowned Kannda writer UR Anathamurthy passed away on Friday night. Ananthamurthy was hospitalised after suffering from kidney problems and had stopped responding to dialysis. The 81-year-old writer was on life support. One of India's best known writers and thinkers, Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy was considered an ambassador of literature...
  • Meghalaya: Army kills two terrorists in Garo Hills August 22, 2014

    Garo hills: The Army on Friday killed two terrorists in Garo Hills in Meghalaya. Explosives have also been recovered from the two arrested. More details awaited. ...
  • Photo: Fabulous hand-drawn picture of Robin Williams pops up on wall, suspected to have been painted by elusive and famous street artist Banksy August 21, 2014

    Users on Reddit were surprised when a piece of art, surprisingly similar to elusive street artist Banksy's style, popped up on their feed. The hand-drawn, black and white picture of Robin Williams is a clear tribute to the legendary comedian and actor. Williams was sober but suffering from the early stages...
  • Scolded for not going to school, 11-year-old boy hangs self August 21, 2014

    An 11-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide after being scolded by his father for not going to school, police said in Ballia on Thursday. Satyam Singh hanged himself from the roof of his house in Dehri village on Wednesday. Superintendent of Police K C Goswami said that Satyam was scolded by his father...
  • Two persons killed as truck rams into a car, 2 others injured August 21, 2014

    Two persons were killed and a similar number injured when a car rammed into a stationary truck in Sidhauli area, police said in Sitapur on Thursday. Deepak Khanna and Mohammad Tariq were killed when the car in which they were travelling rammed into the truck on the national highway near Mankapur...
  • Ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin dies in a diving accident August 21, 2014

    Nantucket Island (US): Co-founder of the ice bucket challenge, Corey Griffin, died on Wednesday, in a diving accident hours after raising $100,000 for ALS, say reports. Inspired by Pete Frates, a friend who was diagnosed with ALS,a neurodegenerative disease, Griffin launched the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and funds for...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi reviews flood situation as death toll rises to 16 in Bihar August 20, 2014

    Toll due to floods in Bihar rose to 16 with fresh deaths reported in Nalanda and elsewhere in the state even as the state government is preparing the details of damage due to inundation for acquiring central assistance. Two deaths were reported in Nalanda since on Wednesday while other cases of...
  • WB: 2 days after CPIM worker's wife's murder, resonance of violence lingers in Sunia village August 20, 2014

    Sunia (West Bengal): It's been two days since the wife of a CPIM worker was allegedly assaulted, raped and then murdered by Trinamool Congress activists but resonance of the recent violence still lingers in the Sunia village of West Bengal. A resident said, "How do we talk openly. We need to...
  • Mother, daughter die of snake bite in Ballia August 20, 2014

    A mother-daughter duo was killed due to snake bite in Ojhwalia village in Ballia, police said. Indu Devi (35) and her daughter Reena (14) were bitten by the snake on Tuesday in their field in Dubhar area, they said. Both of them died on the spot, they added. ...
  • Bihar floods: Death toll rises to 10 as rivers begin to recede August 19, 2014

    One more person died in floods in Patna district, taking the toll due to inundation in Bihar to 10 even as major rivers on Tuesday showed receding trend. One person drowned in the flood water in the Ghoswari block of rural Patna last night, Joint Secretary in Disaster Management Department (DMD)...
  • Flood situation continues to be grim in 9 districts, death toll rises to 49 August 19, 2014

    The deaths in the Uttar Pradesh floods rose to 49, officials said on Tuesday. The situation in nine districts of the state continued to be grim as rivers flooded more villages, the officials said. Revenue officials told IANS that 49 people have died, including 22 in Bahraich, 10 in Shravasti, two in...
  • 2 killed, 4 lakh affected in Bihar flood August 17, 2014

    Two people were killed and nearly four lakh people were affected by floods in Bihar, an official said on Sunday. Vayasji, the principal secretary of state disaster management department, said two casualties were reported from flood-affected Saharsa district. "Around 3.94 lakh people have been hit by floods in several districts, including two...
  • Boy electrocuted after coming in contact with a live wire August 17, 2014

    A youth travelling on the roof of a private bus got electrocuted on Sunday when he came in contact with a live wire at Pokharan road in Jaisalmer, police said. The deceased has been identified as 20-year-old Chotu Singh, they said. The bus was on its way to Pokhran from Ramdevera, when...
  • Bike borne duo brothers killed after being hit by a police jeep August 17, 2014

    Two brothers were killed when the bike they were riding on was hit by a police jeep in Maharajganj area in Azamgarh, police said. Dilsher (18) and Sarvar (25) died last night after their bike was hit by Station officer Kaptangaj's jeep in Asratpur Basaratpatti village, Superintendent of Police, Dinesh Chandra...
  • Gang of 6 armed robbers gun down a man, injure 4 others August 17, 2014

    Armed robbers shot dead a man and injured four others before looting cash and valuables from passengers of a train between Hathidah and Rampur Dumra railway stations in Bihar's Patna district. East Central Railway Chief Public Relation Officer Arvind Kumar Rajak said on Sunday that six armed robbers entered a coach...
  • Man stabs wife to death over a family discord August 17, 2014

    A man allegedly stabbed his wife to death over a family discord in Kotwali area in Pilibhit, police said on Sunday. Satish and Vimla Devi got married three years back, police said, adding, due to some differences, Vimla had left Satish and was living with her parents. Apparently agitated over this, Satish...
  • Three killed in a road accident August 17, 2014

    Three persons were killed when a motorcycle they were riding on collided with a bus in Hardoi, police said. The incident took place on Saturday when the motorcycle collided with the roadways bus near Baghauli area, Circle Officer BB Singh said. The deceased have been identified as Suresh (40), his mother Anana...
  • Scores missing in Nepal as heavy rains spark cholera fears August 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: Rescuers in Nepal struggled to recover bodies on Sunday after monsoon rains swept away houses, killing at least 85 people and sparking fears of a deadly cholera outbreak, officials said. Torrential rains last week led to multiple landslides and flooding, killing 85 people and leaving more than 100 others unaccounted...
  • Lessons of stigmas, stereotypes in Robin Williams' death August 17, 2014

    New York: Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing. "The next day I heard he put a gun in his mouth and blew his head...