Gabrielle Giffords

  • Ex-US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords visits Newtown school January 5, 2013

    Newtown (Connecticut): Former US Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a mass shooting in her Arizona district two years ago, met with Newtown officials on January 4 afternoon before heading to visit with families of the victims of last month's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Giffords arrived at Newtown's town hall a...
  • Arizona gunman who shot Gabrielle Giffords gets seven life terms November 9, 2012

    Tucson: Convicted Tucson gunman Jared Loughner was sentenced to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years in prison on Thursday for killing six people and wounding 13 others, including former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, in a rampage in 2011. Loughner, 24, a college dropout with a history of psychiatric disorders, was handed...
  • Giffords makes dramatic return for debt vote August 2, 2011

    Houston: US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made a dramatic return to the House of Representatives to vote for the debt ceiling bill, nearly seven months after she was shot in the head. Giffords made an emotional return to the House floor on Monday, casting a vote in...
  • On 10th anniversary, Wikipedia seeks women editors January 13, 2011

    New York: Wikipedia, the online trove of assorted facts and trivia, is trying to be more well-rounded. As the encyclopaedia nears its 10th birthday on Saturday, its leaders are seeking a more diverse group of editors - specifically, women, people in developing countries and people with expertise in assorted disciplines. Wikipedia is...
  • Giffords responds to verbal commands January 11, 2011

    Houston: US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured after she was shot in her head at a close range by an assailant in Arizona, was able to respond to basic verbal commands and even managed to give a thumbs-up, doctors treating her have said. Medical officials in the intensive care...
  • Sakshat tablet, Facebook rumour: top trends today January 10, 2011

    1. Sakshat tablet It seems that this time around India's ultra-low cost computing device is for real. The Rs 1500 Sakshat tablet initiative is by the government of India. 2. Facebook Shutting Down Rumor Goes Viral It's not clear how it started, but a ridiculous rumor that Facebook is shutting down is spreading...
  • US congresswoman shot, battles for life January 9, 2011

    Tuscon: US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords battled for her life on Sunday after an assailant shot her in the head and killed six others in a rampage that has launched a debate about extreme political rhetoric in America. The 40-year-old Democratic lawmaker was in critical condition and doctors were cautiously optimistic she...