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  • India has the highest number of deaths among children below 5 8 hours 47 minutes ago

    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 11 hours 45 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The decomposed body of a 22-year-old 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...
  • CPI-M leader Benoy Konar passes away 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Benoy Konar, a front-ranking 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 2 days ago

    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 army-run boat carrying over 30 people capsized when it hit debris from a dike...
  • Japan's World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • Malaysian girl, 8, dies after being flung from Australian ride 3 days ago

    Sydney: Australian authorities are investigating the death of a Malaysian girl who was flung "like a doll" from a spinning ride at the Royal Adelaide Show where showgoers laid flowers for her Saturday. The girl, 8, who was reportedly visiting Australia with her family, was thrown from the AirMaxx 360 ride...
  • Pakistan diverts rivers to save cities from floods 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Military specialists blew up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have killed hundreds of people, authorities said on Saturday, as officials stepped up efforts in India's part of Kashmir to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases there. In Pakistan, the breaches...
  • Iraq PM orders halt to shelling of civilian areas 3 days ago

    Baghdad: Iraq's prime minister said on Saturday that he has ordered the army to stop shelling populated areas held by militants in order to spare the lives of "innocent victims" as the armed forces struggle to retake cities and towns seized by the Islamic State extremist group this summer. "I issued...
  • J&K Floods: 10 bodies recovered from Udhampur landslide site 5 days ago

    Udhampur: Around 10 new dead bodies have been extracted from the debris that lay over the Sadal village of Udhampur after a massive landslide that took place last week. The Indian Army who have emerged as a saviour in the times of masive disaster after the floods in the state are...
  • Man sets himself ablaze after losing Rs 7 lakh for job in Australia 1 week ago

    Coimbatore: A 24-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by setting himself ablaze at Annur in the district on Tuesday after he was conned by a person of Rs seven lakh on the pretext of getting him a job in Australia. The man had completed his BE (Aeronautical) and was working part...
  • Bombay HC confirms death penalty for Pune driver for killing 9 people 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence for Pune driver Santosh M Mane, who two years ago hijacked a state transport bus and killed nine people. The incident happened on January 25, 2012 after he was denied a change from night duty to day duty by his...
  • Death row debate: Should a mature democracy abolish capital punishment? September 8, 2014

    The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of Noida's Nithari killings convict Surinder Koli for one week. The Meerut jail authorities say they received the order from the apex court through the District Magistrate. ...
  • Mere equality not enough, main goal is social harmony: Modi September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lauded the contribution of reformers from Kerala like Dalit icon Ayyankali and Sree Narayana Guru and said merely achieving social justice was not enough but there should be social harmony between various sections. "Mere equality will not do. We have to move a...
  • Noida's Nithari killings: SC stays execution of convict Surinder Koli for a week September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of Noida's Nithari killings convict Surinder Koli for one week. An official of the apex court said that the plea in this regard was mentioned before the bench after midnight and the order was passed at 1:40 am. The Meerut jail authorities...
  • Jammu: Dvision Commissioner assures the flood situation is improving September 8, 2014

    The situation in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir worsened on Sunday as the death toll rose to 116 and lakhs still stranded. Water levels have receded in the Tawi river in Jammu in the morning, but breaches in the Jhelum have worsened the situation in Srinagar as more than half the...
  • Afghan court sentences seven men to death for gang rape in case that shook capital September 7, 2014

    Kabul: Afghanistan handed the death penalty to seven men on Sunday for raping and robbing a group of women returning from a wedding in a rare case of sexual assault that has shaken the capital and raised concerns over public security at a time of transition. Police said a large group...
  • Somalia's al Shabaab name new leader after US strike, warn of revenge September 7, 2014

    Mogadishu, Somalia: The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab confirmed on Saturday that its leader Ahmed Godane had been killed in a US air strike this week and named a new leader, promising "great distress" to its enemies. US forces struck Godane's encampment in south-central Somalia with Hellfire missiles and laser-guided...
  • Dengue cases soar to 1,005 in Odisha September 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The number of people infected with dengue has soared to 1,005 in Odisha this year, with 36 more cases reported in the state in two days, an official said on Sunday. "Thirty-six people have tested positive (for dengue) in the past two days. Ninety per cent of them belong to...
  • 10 people killed in Istanbul elevator accident September 7, 2014

    Istanbul: An elevator has plunged 32 stories at a construction site in Istanbul, killing ten people. Istanbul's governor, Huseyin Avni Mutlu, said eight people have been detained and that an investigation has been launched into the incident that occurred on Saturday. Mutlu said: "The laws are clear. If anyone is not abiding...
  • Civilian killed in Ukraine shelling despite truce September 7, 2014

    Donetsk, Ukraine (AP): One civilian was killed in shelling in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol and large explosions were heard near the airport in Donetsk early on Sunday, raising fears that a cease-fire signed two days ago is on the verge of collapse. Blasts from the area near the airport...
  • Rajasthan: Three people dead after a mud wall collapsed due to heavy rainfall in Ganganagar September 6, 2014

    Jaipur: As rains unleash merciless fury in Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan has also been witnessing heavy rainfall. Waterlogging has been reported in many areas of Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ganganagar and Bhilwara. Three people have died after a mud wall collapsed in Ganganagar, the area having received 185 mm rainfall in a...
  • Lawyers seek speedy return of Italian marine from India September 6, 2014

    Rome: Lawyers for one of the two Italian marines detained in India over the 2012 killing of two fishermen have launched a bid to have him flown home on medical grounds, defence officials said on Saturday. Massimiliano Latorre has spent the last week in hospital in New Delhi after collapsing at...
  • Nithari killer Surinder Koli kept in high security Meerut jail September 5, 2014

    Meerut: Nithari serial killer Surendra Koli who is to be hanged in Meerut on September 12, has been placed in a high-security barrack in Meerut jail, prison authorities said. Koli was placed in the high security barrack on Thursday night and two armed guards deployed outside his cell in order to...
  • Five civilians killed in Iraq airstrike miss September 5, 2014

    Mosul: Five civilians were killed and eight injured when warplanes missed their target on Friday in an attempted strike on the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul used as headquarters by Islamic State (IS) militants, local sources said. Iraqi warplanes carried out the attack on the consulate headquarters...