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  • Thailand: Gunmen open fire on anti-govt protesters, one dead December 28, 2013

    An anti-government protester was killed and three others injured on Saturday when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a rally site near Thailand's Government House in Thailand, raising fears of violence in deeply polarised country. The pre-dawn attack follows weeks of protests demanding resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, triggering bloody clashes...
  • Odisha: Girl sets self on fire after mother denies money for picnic December 26, 2013

    A 15-year-old girl in Bhadrak district of Odisha poured kerosene and set herself on fire after being denied money for picnic by her mother, the police said on Thursday. The girl with 90 per cent burns is in a critical condition in a hospital. The incident took place on Wednesday at...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Fire breaks out at rubber factory, four killed December 26, 2013

    Four workers were charred to death in a fire that broke out in a rubber factory in Gaganpahad area on Thursday morning. Preliminary reports say that leakage from a pipe line supplying hot liquid chemical resulted in the blaze that spread to one of the rest rooms in the factory...
  • Junior Bar Association president shot dead, lawyers vandalise hospital December 19, 2013

    The president of Junior Bar Association was on Thursday shot dead by unidentified persons in Pratapgarh district, following which lawyers vandalised the district hospital and collectorate office, police in Kota on Thursday. Raj Dutt Mishra (52) riding a motorcycle with one U D Pandey was shot dead by some motorcycle-borne persons when he was on his...
  • Jennifer Lawrence against girls being called 'fat' on TV December 18, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Lawrence does not support girls being called 'fat' on television. The actress believes this should be made 'illegal'. The 'The Hunger Games - Catching Fire' actress said it is very important to regulate such behaviour, reports contactmusic.com. "I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat...
  • Village Development Officer shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants outside his house December 17, 2013

    A Village Development Officer was shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants outside his home  in broad daylight, police said on Tuesday. Sahaspur VDO Divesh Kamboj was getting ready for office on Monday when the doorbell rang. As his wife opened the door three young men riding a motorcycle asked for Kamboj. As the...
  • Middle-aged man shot at by 4 unidentified miscreants near GDA office December 16, 2013

    A middle-aged man was shot at by four unidentified persons near Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) office on Monday morning in Ghaziabad, police said. The incident occurred when Narrandra Tomar (40), secretary of Awasiya Sahakari Samiti of Ghaziabad, was going to his office around 10.45 AM in Nav Yug Market of the district when four unidentified persons...
  • One killed in police firing in Singrauli, indefinite curfew imposed December 14, 2013

    One person was killed in police firing in Singrauli town, where an indefinite curfew was clamped this evening following violence, police said. Enraged over the death of a person who was detained by police and later went missing, a large number of people staged a road blockade and set afire several...
  • Mumbai: Death toll in massive fire in a residential building rises to 7 December 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Seven people have been killed in a massive fire that that engulfed the 26-storey Mont Blanc building in the southern part of the city on Friday night. The bodies of four people have been charred beyond recognition. The mishap took place after a fire broke out on the 12th floor...
  • Major fire at residential building in South Mumbai, no casualties December 13, 2013

    Mumbai: A major fire broke out in a 30-storey residential building at Kemps Corner in South Mumbai on Friday evening. The fire reportedly broke out on the 14th and 15th floor of the building. Civic body sources said six fire-fighters sustained injuries during the operation to control the flames. "People who reside...
  • Two Maoists killed in firing between rival groups December 11, 2013

    In an exchange of fire between Maoists and their rival group, two Maoists were killed and several others injured at a village in Gaya district on Wednesday, a police officer said. The incident took place at Dhangai village when the ultras belonging to the CPI(Maoist) and Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC) fired...
  • Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: Researcher December 10, 2013

    Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc. The hackers infiltrated the ministries' computer networks by sending emails to staff containing tainted files with titles such as...
  • 2 years after AMRI fire, relatives of victims wait for justice December 10, 2013

    Two years after the ghastly fire at AMRI Hospital in Dhakuria which led to the death of over 90 people, relatives of the victims feel the system has failed them. "It has been two years but we are yet to get justice. Those who were accused are out on bail and...
  • Jennifer Lawrence hates being treated differently December 8, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Lawrence hates being treated differently by people just because she's an Oscar winner. 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' star keeps her prestigious acting trophy, which she won earlier this year for her role in "The Silver Linings Playbook", at her mother's house so people don't fuss over...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'R...Rajkumar', 'Club 60', 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' December 6, 2013

    This week CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha starrer 'R...Rajkumar', 'Club 60' and 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'. he also speaks to Shraddha Kapoor. ...
  • 'The Hunger Games - Catching Fire' review: The film ends on a promising note December 9, 2013

    Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland, Phillip Seymour Hoffman Director: Francis Lawrence "You never get off this train," says mentor Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) to the new champions Katniss and Peeta in 'Catching Fire', the thrilling sequel to last year's 'Hunger Games'. This is bad news because Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence)...
  • Five cops injured as armed miscreants open fire on police team December 6, 2013

    Five police personnel were injured, including two of them seriously, as armed persons allegedly opened fire on a police team escorting two undertrails in the Andhra Pradesh Express and escaped with the prisoners. Harendra Rana and his associate Dinesh, lodged in the district jail here, were being brought back on Thursday night to Agra from Ghaziabad...
  • 'The Hunger Games 2' Tweet Review December 6, 2013

    New Delhi: 'The Hunger Games - Catching Fire' is the sequel to 2012 film 'The Hunger Games'. Directed by Francis Lawrence, the film features Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson in prominent roles. The film is based on the second book of The Hunger games Trilogy, written...
  • 55-year-old ex-army man shot dead by unidentified assailants December 6, 2013

    An ex-army man was on Friday shot dead by unidentified people in Kotwali area, police said in Etah. Viresh (55) was shot dead by unidentified people while he was going to get milk from Shyamnagar locality on Friday morning, they said. No FIR has been lodged in this regard so far,...
  • Indian woman burnt to death in Aus, police launches probe December 5, 2013

    Melbourne: A 32-year-old Indian woman has died in Australia after suffering serious burn injuries, prompting police to launch a probe into her "horrendous and horrific" death. Parwinder Kaur died on Tuesday after she suffered 85 per cent burns on her body. Accoridng to Sydney Morning Herald, the detectives were now probing...
  • Homeguard jawan killed in accidental bullet hit December 3, 2013

    A homeguard jawan was killed on duty when a bullet was fired accidentally from rifle of an another jawan while he was cleaning it at transport office on Tuesday morning, police said. The slain jawan has been identified as Saroj Kumar Ishwar, resident of Bhumrupur village under muffasil police station, superintendent...
  • Amazon reduces prices of Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablets in India December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Global online retailer Amazon has reduced the price of its Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablets by up to 18 per cent. The company has priced 32GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch tablet at Rs 21,999 and 16 GB at Rs 17,999, Amazon India said in a statement. Earlier,...
  • Book extract: 'Tiger Fire' by Valmik Thapar December 2, 2013

    The tiger has captured the imagination of human beings from the beginning of recorded history. It has been feared, worshipped, admired, hunted, studied, photographed, written about, immortalised in art and poetry, and has enthralled king and commoner alike. 'Tiger Fire' celebrates this magnificent predator by bringing together non-fiction writing, photography...
  • 2 factories gutted as massive fire breaks out in Sahibabad Industrial area December 2, 2013

    A massive fire erupted in a shoes' factory in Sahibabad Industrial area of Ghaziabad in the wee hours on Monday, gutting it completely and also engulfing a rubbed factory. The fire started at around 3:45 am and it could be doused only by 11 am, fire department officials said. No loss...
  • 4 railwaymen injured while dousing engine fire near Mukundia station November 30, 2013

    Four railwaymen received burn injuries when the engine of a goods train carrying combustible material caught fire near Mukundia station near Katihar. The incident took place midnight on Thursday night on Katihar-Barsoi section. After noticing the fire, the drivers stopped the train and separated the engine from the wagons, Divisional Railway...
  • Billy Joel song 'We didn't start the Fire' adapted by Samajwadi Party in UP November 29, 2013

    Billy Joel's popular English number "We didn't Start the Fire" has been adapted into a Hindi song by the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh for promoting its supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav. The rights of the Grammy winner has been bought by SP for the jingle to give a musical touch...
  • Uphaar case: SC stays proceedings against ex IPS Amod Kanth November 29, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the trial court proceedings against former IPS officer Amod Kanth in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case. A bench of justices KS Radhakrishnan and AK Sikri also asked CBI to file its response to the petition of Kanth in the case. Kanth has challenged the...
  • Indonesia orders mass evacuation as alert raised on Sumatra volcano November 24, 2013

    Indonesia ordered the evacuation of 15,000 residents near an active volcano in the west of the vast archipelago on Sunday as authorities raised the alert for the emergency to the highest level. Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra has become increasingly active in recent months, spewing columns of ash several...
  • 5 off-beat films everyone's talking about and you need to watch in 2014 November 23, 2013

    New Delhi: You might have heard about these films, but there is a possibility that you haven't watched them yet since they didn't get wide releases as some of their contemporary Bollywood counterparts. Two of these five films are still awaiting their release. I have liked these films for various reasons,...
  • Minor fire breaks out in Shah Rukh Khan's Bandra residence November 22, 2013

    Mumbai: A minor fire broke out in Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's beach-facing bungalow 'Mannat' located in suburban Bandra West tonight, after a short circuit, fire officials said. The short circuit, which occurred in a bathroom's exhaust fan, set off the bungalow's fire alarm, the officials said. The blaze was quickly brought...