FALLS

  • How did a 10-month pregnant Emily Blunt save Meryl Streep's life on the sets of 'Into the Woods'? November 26, 2014

    London: Actor James Corden has revealed he feared Meryl Streep was going to die when they filmed upcoming musical fantasy film 'Into the Woods'. The 36-year-old actor said he could not help but also worry about his own future when his veteran co-star caught her shoe on her dress as she...
  • Dehradun double murder: Female victim's body recovered from Yamuna in Uttarkashi November 13, 2014

    Dehradun: The body of the female victim of the Dehradun murder case has been recovered from Yamuna river in the Porla area of Uttarkashi. The relatives of the victim will be going to Uttarakhand to claim the body. All four suspects, including the cab driver who masterminded the assault, have been...
  • Relatives of couple murdered in Dehradun blames Uttrakhand administration November 12, 2014

    Kolkata: There is a grim silence at the Das residence in Kalyani in West Bengal. Kajol, the mother of Momita Das, is inconsolable ever since she heard that her 27-year-old daughter was raped and then brutally murdered in Uttrakhand. She spoke to her daughter last time on October 23 when...
  • Dehradun: 4 arrested for the murder of Delhi-based couple November 12, 2014

    Dehradun: Four people from Dehradun were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly murdering a Delhi-based couple. A driver hired by the couple and his accomplices were the main suspect in the murder case. One of the accused confessed to raping the female victim. The police, however, was unable to establish sexual assault...
  • Watch: When the Berlin Wall fell November 10, 2014

    Germany marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall, 28 years after it was constructed to divide the East and West Germany. ...
  • Google celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a video doodle November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Google has posted a video doodle on its homepage which shows that the graffitied chunk of concrete, once a literal division, has been transformed into a symbol of unity, a reminder to passersby of the triumph of...
  • Yearning for freedom brought down Berlin Wall, says German Chancellor Angela Merkel November 9, 2014

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday an irrepressible yearning for freedom brought the Berlin Wall tumbling down 25 years ago and called it a "miracle" that the Cold War barrier was breached without a shot being fired. Speaking on the eve of Sunday's celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary...
  • Germany marks 25 years since Berlin Wall's fall November 9, 2014

    Berlin: Germany on Sunday celebrates the 25th anniversary of the night the Berlin Wall fell, a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism and the start of the country's emergence as the major power at the heart of Europe. A 15-kilometer (nine-mile) chain of lighted balloons along the former border will...
  • Germany after Berlin Wall: Not always best in west November 7, 2014

    Dresden, Germany: In the German city of Dresden, trumpet player Ludwig Guettler takes pride in the soaring spires of the Baroque Frauenkirche church, rebuilt from the ruins of World War II, and sees them as a symbol of his city's vibrant economic and cultural life. Some 275 miles (440 kilometers) away...
  • Photos: Saffron flowers, Chinar leaves, and the 'garden of breezes': 17 mesmerising photos of the fall season in Kashmir October 14, 2014

    Kashmir ranks among one of the most beautiful places in the world. The snow-capped mountains and calm clear waters of the Dal Lake have been drawing tourists for decades now. While the winter season is when most tourists flock to Kashmir, its autumn is just as mesmerising.The endless layer of...
  • 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...