Falling

  • Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi falls from the dais, escapes unhurt September 12, 2014

    Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi fell down from a dais at an event in Champa on Thursday. The incident took place at a demonstration that was being held by Congress workers. Fortunately, he didn't get any serious injury and is safe now. ...
  • Apple introduces much awaited smartwatch, iPhone 6 September 10, 2014

    At Apple's Fall event, the biggest product announcement came last. Their longawaited, muchspeculatedabout smartwatch. The 'Apple watch' has interchangeable bands, touch features and a flexible retina display. The Apple watch wasn't the only device rolled out on Tuesday. Keeping with an industry trend of bigger phones, Apple introduced the larger...
  • Tamil Nadu: Flood alert sounded at Hogenakkal September 5, 2014

    Dharmapuri: All tourism activities in the famous tourist spot of Hogenakal were on Friday suspended till further notice following a flood alert sounded by the district administration due to increased inflows in Cauvery river. District Collector K Vivekanandan in a release said heavy rainfall in catchment areas...
  • Samsung Electronics faces falling profits as succession looms July 7, 2014

    Seoul: Smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd faces a third straight quarter of profit decline that could become a fourth as cheaper models grab a bigger share of a slowing market and Apple Inc readies the launch of its iPhone 6. Samsung Electronics' woes, exacerbated by a won that has risen...
  • 4yearold boy falls in bore well and dies in Jamnagar June 21, 2014

    Jamnagar: A fouryearold boy died on Saturday after falling in a 350feet deep bore well near here, a district official said. "The boy, identified as Vijay Vasava, fell into a 350feet deep bore well at a farm in GokulpurPara village of the district on Saturday morning, is declared dead," SubDivisional...
  • Potato futures hit lower circuit, plunge 4% on FMC curbs June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Potato prices fell by 4 per cent to hit lower circuit at Rs 1,220.70 per quintal in futures trade today on offloading of positions by nervous speculators after commodity markets regulator FMC imposed restrictions in order to check rising prices in physical markets. Besides, increased supplies in physical markets...
  • 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...
  • Jimmy Scott, angelvoiced jazz singer, dies at 88 June 15, 2014

    Jimmy Scott, a jazz singer whose soulful, androgynous voice won him the admiration of the likes of Ray Charles and Lou Reed before he found a wider audience later in life, has died at age 88, his wife said on Saturday. Scott died in his sleep at home in Las Vegas...
  • Watch: They'll be talking about this for years! Entire wedding party falls into lake after dock collapses during photoshoot June 4, 2014

    They'll be talking about this for years. An entire wedding party fell into the Gun Lake in Shelbyville, Michigan, after the dock that they were standing on broke while posing for photos. Whoever thought this would make a memorable wedding photo was a genius. ...
  • SBI Q4 net profit falls 8 per cent to Rs 3,041 crore May 23, 2014

    Country's largest bank SBI on Friday reported 8 per cent decline in net profit at Rs 3,041 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2014 on account of higher provisioning against bad loans. State Bank of India had a net profit of Rs 3,299 crore on standalone basis in the...
  • Snapshot: Poonam Dhillon trips over her sari while walking the ramp for Vikram Phadnis May 12, 2014

    When you are strutting atop high heels, chances are that you might take a tumble on the ramp. Actress Poonam Dhillon, who walked the ramp for designer Vikram Phadnis at a recent fashion event, tripped and came crashing down when her sari was caught under her feet. Nevertheless, Bollywood's 'Noorie'...
  • Meet Tacko Fall, the world's tallest High School basketball player at 7.5 feet April 11, 2014

    The tallest player in High School Basketball standing at 7'5'' Tacko Fall is always turning heads and always plays his way to becoming the crowd favorite in every gym. ...
  • California toddler survives 3-storey fall, saved by couple who threw a mattress under him before he plunged to the ground March 20, 2014

    A California toddler survived a three-story fall, saved by a couple who were moving into a new home and threw a mattress under the boy before he plunged to the ground, fire officials and local media said. The couple called emergency responders after spotting the 3-year-old as he was about to...
  • Snow fall wraps Shimla, Manali March 1, 2014

    Himachal Pradesh's tourist resorts Shimla and Manali were wrapped up in a white sheet of snow on Saturday, giving them a picturesque look. The residents of this town shivered as icy winds brought down the minimum temperature to 1 degree Celsius. According to the Met Office here, Shimla recorded 4 cm snow...
  • Rupee near twomonth low, closes at 62.54 against US dollar January 24, 2014

    The rupee fell to a near twomonth low on Friday as weak China data led to a selloff in emerging market assets. The partially convertible rupee fell to 62.60 to a US dollar in trade, a level last seen November 29. It was last trading at 62.54/55 versus Thursday's close of...
  • Spectacular photos of the exact moment the massive Niagara Falls froze mid air January 9, 2014

    The US side of the Niagara Falls froze. The frigid air and 'polar vortex' that affected about 240 million people in the United States and southern Canada will depart during the second half of this week, and a farreaching January thaw will begin, according to AccuWeather.com. These amazing pictures by...
  • Rupee has first gain in New Year, up 10 paise to 62.16 vs $ January 3, 2014

    The rupee bounced back from a onemonth low to post its first gain in the New Year, rising 10 paise to close at 62.16 against the dollar on Friday after the RBI was said to have sold the US currency. Strong foreign fund inflows into stocks and a recovery in local...
  • Rupee falls to twoweek low, closes at 62.26 vs US Dollar January 2, 2014

    The rupee fell to a twoweek low on Thursday, posting a second consecutive decline, hurt by the biggest falls in stocks in six weeks and dollar demand from a large corporate. The weak start to the year comes ahead of key events later this month, including inflation data due midmonth that...
  • Rupee falls most in a week, closes at 62.93 per dollar November 21, 2013

    The rupee faltered for a second consecutive day on Thursday to its lowest against the dollar in a week after Federal Reserve minutes hinted at stimulus tapering, sparking concerns about a renewed period of volatility in the currency. Data showing foreign institutional investors (FIIs) have slowed their purchases in domestic shares...
  • Rupee at twoweek high, closes at 62.36 per US dollar November 19, 2013

    The rupee rose for a fourth straight session to a near twoweek high on Tuesday on strong foreign inflows into stocks and as global risk sentiment was boosted after China's central bank governor said the yuan's trading band will be widened. Foreign fund inflows into local stocks have already totalled nearly...
  • Places of tourist attraction to be developed in floodravaged Uttarakhand November 19, 2013

    Around half a dozen places of tourist interest in the city and many others across Uttarakhand will be developed to attract visitors and give the much needed boost to tourism sector which took a beating in the recent natural calamity in the state. Attractions in Dehradun like Assan Barrage, Tiger Falls,...
  • Rupee up 70 paise, closes at 62.41 versus US dollar November 18, 2013

    The rupee notched up its biggest singleday gain in nearly seven weeks on Monday, buoyed by hopes strong foreign fund flows would support local markets as global risk assets got a boost from China's ambitious economic reforms agenda and monetary stimulus in the United States looked set to continue. The BSE...
  • Price situation will be corrected soon, says Montek November 14, 2013

    Terming October wholesale inflation "uncomfortable", Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, on Thursday said the price situation will get corrected soon as it is seasonal. "I think it clearly remains uncomfortable because of food inflation. Core inflation is still quite modest. I think the food inflation must come down," Ahluwalia...
  • SBI posts steepest fall in Q2 net profit November 13, 2013

    State Bank of India (SBI) posted its steepest fall in quarterly net profit in more than two years due to worsening asset quality and a slump in treasury operations. SBI, which accounts for a quarter of the country's loans and deposits, said on Wednesday its net profit fell 35 per cent...
  • Satellite dubbed 'Ferrari of space' is falling towards Earth, but where and when? November 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The European Space Agency's (ESA) Gravity field and steadystate Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite has completed its mission and is reentering the Earth's atmosphere. The only catch is that scientists are not sure where the oneton spacecraft's fragments will collide with the Earth's surface and exactly when. ESA...
  • Bharti Airtel Q2 net falls 29 per cent on forex losses October 30, 2013

    Bharti Airtel Ltd reported a 29 per cent fall in quarterly profit on foreign exchange losses, the 15th consecutive quarter of declining profits for the world's No.4 mobile phone carrier by customers. Consolidated net profit fell to 5.12 billion rupees for its fiscal second quarter ended September 30 from 7.21 billion...
  • Rupee falls on choppy local shares; closes at Rs 61.53 vs dollar October 28, 2013

    The rupee is trading at 61.53/54 versus its previous close of 61.46/47 and is off the session high of 61.35, hurt by a retreat in domestic shares with sentiment remaining cautious ahead of the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy review on Tuesday. The RBI will likely raise its lending rate...
  • Rupee falls for third day, closes at Rs 61.65 vs US dollar October 22, 2013

    The rupee fell to a near oneweek low on Tuesday, extending losses for a third session, on monthend dollar demand from importers amid cautious trading ahead of US nonfarm payroll data. A private chemical firm bought around $200 million early in the session and staterun banks bought dollars for meeting the...
  • Rupee drops another 25 paise to 61.52 against dollar October 21, 2013

    The rupee fell for the second day amid volatility in the stock markets, dropping 25 paise to 61.52 against the dollar, on Monday, on persistent demand from importers and banks as the US currency strengthened overseas. The rupee opened at 61.35 per dollar as against the previous close of 61.27 at...
  • Chinese woman survives 15 days after falling down in a well September 17, 2013

    Beijing: A woman has been found 15 days after she fell into a well in central China's Henan province, local authorities said Tuesday. Su Qixiu, 38, was found at the bottom of an abandoned well at Zhongfeng village in Xiayi county aound 4 p.m. Monday, Xinhua reported, citing the county's firefighting...