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2 days ago
Karnataka's seer dead, doctors suspect poisoning

Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) Karnataka's Shiroor Mutt seer Lakshmivara Theertha Swami passed away on Thursday at a private hospital in Manipal, with doctors attributed the death to suspected poisoning. He was 55. The seer was brought to our hospital early on Wednesday from Udupi in a critical condition. Though medical care was provided, he was declared dead at 8.30 a.m. There is suspicion o...

4 days ago
SC asks Parliament to enact law to check lynching

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned mob lynching incidents across the country and asked Parliament to enact a law to deal with the crime that threatens rule of law and the country's social fabric. Horrendous acts of mobocracy cannot be permitted to become a new normal, it said. Issuing a slew of guidelines including preventive, remedial and punitive steps to ...

15 days ago
Delhi hospital treats Tanzanian baby with rare heart disease

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) A year-old baby from Tanzania was blessed with a new lease of life after doctors here successfully conducted a complex surgery to treat him from a rare congenital heart disease. Baby Fravianous was suffering from Hemitruncus where he did not have his right lung and the blood vessel that carries blood to the organ and also had a big hole in his heart, said the doc...

15 days ago
Bhondsi jail inmate commits suicide

Gurugram, July 6 (IANS) A 37-year-old Bhondsi jail inmate committed suicide on Friday by hanging himself in one of its washrooms, police said. Bhupender Sahani was jailed since March 19 after he was accused of raping his minor daughter, a jail official told IANS. The accused, hailing from Madhubani district of Bihar, was living in Pataudi area of Gurugram district. His wife had l...

21 days ago
11 of family found dead in Delhi

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) In a gruesome sight, 11 members of a family were found dead -- some blindfolded and hanging from an iron grill ceiling -- at their home in north Delhi on Sunday, sending shockwaves in the neighbourhood, police said. A neighbour was the first to discover the bodies. When he entered the house, he saw the bodies of four men and seven women in the courtyard of the tw...

21 days ago
Bengali actor falls off apartment, condition stable

Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) Veteran Bengali actor Chinmoy Roy, who had fallen off the fifth floor of his apartment on Saturday evening, was stable neurologically, a hospital spokesperson said on Sunday. The 77-year-old actor suffered injuries on his head, arms, leg and other parts of the body, his son Sankha said, adding the actor was found lying on the ground floor of the building in south K...

26 days ago
Sunidhi found it tough to mould voice in 'Badhiya' song

Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Bollywood playback singer Sunidhi Chauhan says the Main badhiya tu bhi badhiya song for Sanju captures the era of retro music, and that it was tough for her to get the tone right. Its composers Rohan-Rohan say actor Ranbir Kapoor was quite involved in the making of the song. Sunidhi told IANS: My voice is different. I do not have that nasal voice. So I found it lit...

1 month ago
Nawaz Sharif's wife suffers cardiac arrest

London, June 15 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz has suffered a cardiac arrest in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a London hospital, her family said on social media. Kulsoom Nawaz is in the advanced stages of lymphoma (throat) cancer. Her health deteriorated late on Thursday and she collapsed in the ICU after the cardiac arrest. She has not regaine...

1 month ago
Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi on life support

Gurugram, May 30 (IANS) Former Chief Minister of Chattisgarh Ajit Jogi is on life support and his condition is stable, senior doctors said at Medanta hospital in Gurugram of Haryana. The former IAS officer and first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh was brought to Medanta hospital by an air ambulance on Wednesday after being diagnosed with pneumonia. Earlier, the 72-year-old Chhatti...

1 month ago
3 patients die in MP as oxygen supply disrupted: Families

Gwalior, May 30 (IANS) Three patients undergoing treatment at Gwalior's biggest government hospital have died after the oxygen supply was cut off to its trauma centre due to disruption in electricity supply, their families alleged on Wednesday. On the other hand, the management of Jayarogya Chikitsalaya denied any disruption in power supply or any mischief in the whole matter. Af...

1 month ago
Opposition joins hands even as doves in RAW and ISI coo

Two mutually reinforcing images from last week may well define the next phase in national affairs. It is too early to call them game changers but they have considerable potential. The most comprehensive array of opposition leaders, almost a record, who assembled in Bangaluru for H.D. Kumaraswamy's swearing in as Chief Minister of Karnataka, is significant because it happened despite the ...

1 month ago
Nipah scare: No need to panic; adopt good hygiene practices

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Simple good hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing and cooking food properly before consuming can help you avoid contracting the brain-damaging Nipah virus which has claimed 12 lives in Kerala till now and led to quarantining of at least 40 others, health experts suggest. The Nipah virus is a zoonotic disease that is naturally transmitted from vertebrate...

2 months ago
Priyanka Chopra's fourth Marathi venture titled 'Paani'

Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra's next Marathi venture is titled Paani and the actress-producer on Tuesday announced that the film is based on a true story and deals with a very topical issue. She said: This is what I had envisioned when starting Purple Pebble Pictures -- A platform for good stories and new talent. 'Paani' is special because it's based on a true story and deals wit...

2 months ago
Raped minor dies after struggling for life in Odisha hospital

Bhubaneswar, April 29 (IANS) A six-year-old rape survivor from Odisha's Salipur died on Sunday after struggling for life for more than a week at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, an official said. The minor was on ventilator support ever since she was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition, The girl was admitted to the trauma care ICU in the paediatric ward, Medi...

2 months ago
TOP EU leader backs terminally ill British baby's transfer to Italy

Brussels, April 24 (IANS/AKI) European Union Parliament President Antonio Tajani on Tuesday said that seriously ill 23-month-old British baby Alfie Evans should receive further treatment, possibly in Italy, after his life-support was withdrawn by a British hospital. I think it's right to give Alfie another chance, Tajani said on the sidelines of a meeting in Brussels with the president o...

3 months ago
3-year-old successfully operated for rare heart condition

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A team of doctors has successfully diagnosed and operated upon a three-year-old boy from Jammu and Kashmir who was suffering from a rare condition, the Fortis Hospital said on Tuesday. Mohd Aasim had a large hole in the heart. His aorta and pulmonary artery were coming out of the wrong chamber. To add on to his complications, one of the main blood vessel...

4 months ago
Hope I do justice in Gujarati version of 'Ventilator', says Jackie Shroff

Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Actor Jackie Shroff, who will be seen playing the lead in the Gujarati version of Ventilator, hopes to do justice to his character. Jackie interacted with media at the mahurat of Ventilator here on Friday. My father belonged to Rajkot, Gujarat so now, I am doing my first Gujarati film in my career. I hope I will be able to do justice to my character in Guj...

4 months ago
Sasikala's husband Natarajan dead

Chennai, March 20 (IANS) M. Natarajan, who began as a DMK youth front leader and later got close to late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa along with his wife V.K. Sasikala, died on Tuesday at a private hospital here. He was 74. According to a statement issued by the Gleneagles Global Health City, Natarajan died at 1.35 a.m. Every possible clinical attempt was made to sustai...

4 months ago
Sasikala leaves for Thanjavur for husband's last rites

Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala on Tuesday afternoon left for Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu to attend her husband M. Natarajan's last rites after securing a 15-day parole, an official said. She has been granted parole for 15 days. During the period, she has been directed to limit her visit to Thanjavur and not to take part in any political activity, Bengaluru Central Jai...

4 months ago
15-day parole for Sasikala after husband dies

Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) AIADMK's jailed leader V.K. Sasikala was granted parole for 15 days on Tuesday to attend her husband M. Natarajan's last rites, Bengaluru Central Jail Chief Superintendent M. Somashekar said. Natarajan, 74, died on Tuesday in Chennai after he was hospitalized on March 16 for chest infection and kept on ventilator support. His body is to be taken to his ...

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