Deaths

  • Hundreds of mourners pay tribute to UR Ananthamurthy 9 hours 22 minutes 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 8 hours 45 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Uttarakhand: Rain triggers landslides, floods, kill 27 people 5 days ago

    Dehradun: Rain showers triggered landslides, cloudburst and flooding across the state killing at least 27 people in the last 48 hours. Seven people were killed in Dehradun's Rajpur area due to landslides. Meanwhile, 20 people were killed in cloudbursts at four places in Uttarakhand's Pauri district on Friday. Met department on Sunday...
  • Ebola death toll on the rise, outbreak to continue 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Death toll due to Ebola continues to rise even as the disease has already claimed more than a 1000 lives so far. Health officials are now in the race to develop treatments which are mostly based on experimental methods as there is no proven treatment or vaccine for...
  • Nepal: Floods, landslides kill 240 people, India announces relief fund of NRs 48 million 6 days ago

    Kathmandu: India announced a relief assistance of Nepali Rs 48 million for the victims of the recent floods and landslides that have hit different parts of Nepal, claiming over 240 lives in two weeks. "The government of India will provide Rs 30 million (NRs 48 million) assistance to the victims of...
  • Officer in Missouri shooting unaware teen was a suspect: Police 1 week ago

    Ferguson: Minutes before a police officer shot him dead, Michael Brown had become a suspect in the theft of cigars from a store, according to police reports released on Friday after days of protests in a St. Louis suburb over the unarmed black teenager's death. But what, if anything, that had...
  • Torrential rain, hailstorm kills 16 in Pakistan 1 week ago

    Peshawar: At least 16 people, including nine children, were killed and over 80 others injured on Friday in Peshawar, capital of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, as roofs and walls of buildings collapsed due to heavy rain. According to reports, 10 people, including six children and two women, were killed and 50...
  • Evidence suggests Ebola toll vastly underestimated: WHO August 15, 2014

    Conakry (Guinea): Staff with the World Health Organisation battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak, the UN agency said on its website on Thursday. The death toll from the world's worst outbreak of Ebola stood...
  • 28-year-old man dies during physical ability test for sub-inspector post August 14, 2014

    A 28-year-old youth died during physical ability test for recruitment as sub-inspector in Uttar Pradesh police, a senior police official said. Six out of 100 aspirants, who ran for 10 kilometre race which is part of the physical ability test, felt unconscious on Wednesday, Senior Superintendent of Police J Ravindra Gaud...
  • Ebola kills 56 in two days, says WHO August 14, 2014

    Geneva: The Ebola virus killed 56 people in just two days, bringing the global death toll to 1,069, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday. The death toll, which passed the 1,000-mark at the weekend, soared higher between August 10 and 11. The number of confirmed infections jumped by 128 over the...
  • Watch: The gorilla that made Robin Williams laugh August 13, 2014

    The shocking death of Academy award winner Robin Williams has broken the hearts of many across the world. Known for his brilliant performance in movies such as Dead Poet's Society, Jumanji and Goodwill Hunting, CNN brings a touching video of the actor befriending a gorilla named Ko Ko, where the...
  • Five members of a family drown in Banas river August 13, 2014

    Five members of a family drowned in the Banas river in Rajasthan's Tonk district, police said. "27-year old Zuber and his wife Mariam (21) had along with other family members gone to the banks of the Banas river for a picnic on Tuesday evening. They went deep into the river and...