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  • Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82 5 days ago

    Reuters: Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82. An individual taking calls at the designer's home in Connecticut on Monday night confirmed his...
  • Joan Rivers died of complication during medical procedure October 17, 2014

    (Reuters) - Comedian Joan Rivers, who passed away last month at the age of 81, died of a complication during a medical procedure, the New York Chief Medical Examiner's Office said on Thursday. Rivers was having an examination of the back of the throat and vocal cords at a New York...
  • 'SNL' actress Jan Hooks dies aged 57: agent's office October 10, 2014

    Reuters: Actress Jan Hooks, best known for portraying first ladies Hillary Clinton, Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan on "Saturday Night Live" in the 1980s, died in New York, the office of her agent Lisa Lieberman said on Thursday. She was 57. Hooks performed alongside comedians such as Dana Carvey and the...
  • Bandleader Nati Cano, leading figure in mariachi music, dies at 81 October 5, 2014

    (Reuters) - Grammy-winning mariachi bandleader Nati Cano, who stirred American audiences with the folk sounds of his native Mexico and played a key role in helping to teach young people how to play the music, has died at age 81, a bandmate said on Saturday. Cano died on Friday at a...
  • Man gets life imprisonment for burning to death wife in UP September 23, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his wife by setting her ablaze, with the court relying on her dying declaration though all the witnesses turned hostile during the trial. Additional District Sessions Judge Arvind Upadhaye convicted Nitu under Section 302 (murder) of IPC, according to government...
  • 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...
  • Minor dies after unqualified doctor operates with kitchen knife September 19, 2014

    Patna: A child died after an unqualified doctor operated on her with a kitchen knife in Bihar's Purnea district, police said on Friday. "We have detained the accused doctor after the victim's relatives protested against his negligence and beaten him," a district police official said. Victim's father Prakash Pundit, resident of Dagarua...
  • 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....
  • The Waiting Game: The least fun game of all September 12, 2014

    Anaheim: When it comes to video games, are they better late than never? At this week's GameStop Expo, the video game retailer's annual consumercentric event, more than 3,000 attendees had the chance to test drive highly anticipated titles like Evolve, Dying Light and Battlefield Hardline in the halls of the Anaheim...
  • Comedian and entertainer Joan Rivers dies at age 81 September 5, 2014

    Reuters: Joan Rivers, the pioneering comedian known for her acerbic wit, classic putdowns and for asking "Can we talk?," died on Thursday at the age of 81 in a New York hospital a week after her heart stopped during an outpatient medical procedure. Melissa Rivers, the comedian's only child, said her...
  • Lauren Bacall, sultryvoiced actress, dead at 89 August 13, 2014

    New York: Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen. A fashion model and bitpart New York actress before moving to Hollywood at 19, Bacall achieved immediate fame in 1944 with one scene in her first film, "To Have and Have Not." Leaving Humphrey...
  • 'Die Hard' star James Shigeta dies at 81 July 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor James Shigeta, best known for playing the role of an illfated chief executive in Bruce Willisstarrer 'Die Hard', has passed away at the age of 81. Shigeta died on July 27 in LA, said The Hollywood Reporter. The actor, who originally hailed from Hawaii, was a top AsianAmerican...
  • Woman dies at husband's house; father alleges murder for dowry July 27, 2014

    A 23yearold woman died at her husband's house in Sanjay Nagar locality here, after which her father has a lodged a case of dowry death against the inlaws, police said on Sunday. According to the statement of the victim Neetu's husband Jagdish, she was found unconscious on a bed on Saturday...
  • Lost brother in MH370, loses step daughter in MH17 July 20, 2014

    More than 25 Australians have died in the MH17 disaster. Kaylene Mann from Australia lost her relatives in both the Malaysia airlines tragedies. Her brother Rod Burrows and his wife Mary died on flight MH370. Now she lost her step daughter in MH17 crash. ...
  • VHP leader Giriraj Kishore dies at age of 94 July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Giriraj Kishore, who was actively associated with the Ram temple agitation, died on Sunday evening following prolonged illness. He was 94. "He was ailing for some time now. He died peacefully at the VHP headquarters in RK Puram at 9:15 PM," VHP Delhi unit...
  • Ramones punk band cofounder Tommy dies at 65 July 13, 2014

    Reuters: Tommy Ramone, the drummer and last surviving original member of the American punk band the Ramones, whose aggressive and fastdriving songs spearheaded the punkrock movement, has died at the age of 65, an associate said on Saturday. The death was confirmed by Dave Frey, director at Ramones Productions, the company...
  • Zohra Sehgal: Her demise leaves a void that's hard to fill July 10, 2014

    In Indian showbiz industry, there are actors, popular movie stars, and a special few who can add life into films by their mere presence and make even the lead actor/actress look less important. Such was the impact of the rare being Zohra Sehgal in her Bollywood films that the viewers...
  • Legendary actress and the 'laadli' of Bollywood, Zohra Sehgal, finally calls it a day at 102 July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Hers was the smile that could launch a thousand ships. Legendary film, theatre and television actress Zohra Sehgal has finally called it a day on Thursday at the age of 102. Fondly called Bollywood's 'laadli', Zohra was last seen in films such as 'Cheeni Kum' and 'Saawariya' in...
  • Someone wrote a very popular story about a dying Calvin meeting Hobbes for the last time but don't reach for the tissues yet July 10, 2014

    As fan fictions go, there have been several versions of Calvin and Hobbes, some even devilishly deviant, because you know how fans obsess about characters they love. But this blog (original writer unknown) that was reposted on Tickld.Com and have unleashed a hailstorm of feels among the users, is how...
  • Two kids killed in collapse of building, wall in Delhi July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Two children were killed in separate incidents of collapses of a building and a wall apparently triggered by the rains in different parts of the city on Wednesday. In central Delhi's Anand Parbat area, a doublestoreyed poorly constructed house fell on an adjacent shanty around 2.50 pm, killing twoyearold...
  • Six tea garden labourers die in Jalpaiguri district June 28, 2014

    Jalpaiguri: At least six tea labourers have died from malnutrition in the last six days at a tea garden in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district. The labourers belonging to the closed Raibur tea garden under Rajganj block of the district died from malnutrition in the last six days, SDO Jalpaiguri Seema...
  • Karnataka: 4yearold girl falls into borewell, dies after 50 hours June 20, 2014

    Bijapur: In a tragic end to the nearly 50hourlong rescue operation, a fouryearold girl who fell into an open borewell at Nagathana village, near Bijapur, was found dead late Thursday night. The roundtheclock operation launched on Tuesday evening ended with the rescue teams finding the body of Akshata Hanumanth Patil at...
  • 2 engineers die in accident at Rashtriya Ispat Nigam's Vizag plant June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Two engineers of private contractor died in accident at Rashtriya Ispat Nigam's Vizag plant in Andhra Pradesh on Monday. The company said that the cause of the death is yet to be ascertained. More details are awaited. ...
  • US radio deejay, 'Shaggy' voice Casey Kasem dead at 82 June 16, 2014

    Reuters: Casey Kasem, the U.S. radio personality who counted down pop music hits on his popular weekly radio show and also lent his distinctive voice to hippie sleuth Shaggy in the "Scooby Doo" cartoons, died on Sunday. He was 82. "Early this Father's Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away...
  • Top 10 things you might not know about Casey Kasem June 16, 2014

    Los Angeles: Counting down the top 10 things you might not know about radio personality Casey Kasem, the founding voice of "American Top 40," who died Sunday: 10. Beginning in 1969, Kasem voiced the character Shaggy for the animated series "ScoobyDoo: Where Are You!" He continued to voice the longhaired hippie...
  • Beas tragedy: Hightech sonar device pressed into search June 15, 2014

    Mandi: A hightech device on Sunday was pressed into the search for the 17 persons still missing after the tragedy in Beas river with rescue teams resuming their efforts on the seventh day following the mishap of June 8. Assisted by over 50 expert divers, rescue teams resumed their search equipped...
  • 10 die in Pakistan drone strike June 12, 2014

    Islamabad: At least 10 people were killed in a second US drone strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan province, increasing the toll to 16 since Wednesday's attack, media reported Thursday. According to officials, the drone targeted a house near Miranshah and fired eight missiles, The News International reported. The first US drone attack...
  • Gopinath Munde struggled in BJP, wanted to quit party: BJP MLC June 7, 2014

    Mumbai: The late BJP leader Gopinath Munde had struggled within the party and even wanted to leave it, BJP MLC Pandurang Phundkar on Friday claimed in the Legislative Council here. "Munde faced struggles at every step. He was (once) about to leave the BJP. I opposed it. He faced humiliation many...
  • Leaders pay tribute to Gopinath Munde June 4, 2014

    Leaders across the party line expressed shock at the sudden death of Union Minister Gopinath Munde in a road accident on Tuesday morning. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said, "I am deeply shocked to hear about the untimely demise of Gopinath Munde. He was an outstanding leader who belonged to...
  • Live: AIIMS doctors hand over Munde's postmortem report to Delhi Police June 3, 2014

    Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died in a road accident in Delhi on Tuesday morning when he was on his way to the airport. Munde was rushed to the AIIMS trauma centre after the accident where he was declared dead. AIIMS spokesperson said that there was no breathing, no...