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Higher BMI may not increase death risk in heavier twin

London: In a study of genetically identical twins, researchers have found that higher body mass index (BMI) may not put the heavier sibling at an increased risk of heart attack and death risk. Higher BMI, however, was associated with increased risk for the onset of diabetes for that twin, the findings showed. “The results revealed a

Abu Jundal, six others sentenced to life till death

Mumbai: A Special MCOCA Court on Tuesday sentenced Lashkar-e-Taiba operative and 26/11 Mumbai terror attack plotter Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal and six others to life imprisonment till death in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case. Two others have been sentenced to life imprisonment and three others were awarded eight years jail term. All

Truck crushes couple to death on killer stretch

Panchkula: Two more lives were snuffed out at the killer stretch on National Highway (NH-73) between Nada village and Barwala in Panchkula on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. The victims, Head Constable Balkar (32) and his wife Suman (27) were crushed under wheels of a speeding truck. The accident occurred outside the police

A tribute to People’s President APJ Abdul Kalam on his death anniversary

Kashmir death toll 38 as curfew, shutdown continues

Srinagar: An injured youth died in a hospital here on Thursday, taking the death toll to 38 in the current bout of violence that has rocked the Kashmir Valley after the death of a local militant commander last week. The deceased was identified as Irshad Ahmed Dar of south Kashmir – the worst hit region


Spanish bullfighter gored to death

Madrid: A Spanish matador was gored to death when a bull’s horn pierced his chest — the first matador fatality in the ring in Spain this century. Victor Barrio, 29, a professional bullfighter, on Saturday suffered a mortal blow during his performance in Spain’s Teruel town, the Daily Mail reported. His shocked wife, Raquel Sanz,

Iraq in mourning, death toll from bombings 166

Baghdad: Iraq began on Monday a three-day national mourning for victims of Sunday’s car bombing attacks in Baghdad as the death toll rose to 166. An Interior Ministry source said at least 165 people were killed and 225 wounded in a devastating suicide bomb attack in Karrada-Dakhil district in southern Baghdad on Sunday. The death


7-year-old girl raped, stabbed to death in Allahabad

Allahabad: A seven-year-old girl was stabbed to death three weeks after being raped by her 14-year-old neighbour, with the victim’s family blaming the relatives of the accused for the murder. The incident took place last night at Sikariha Chhata village under Mauaima police station area, 50 km from the city, SP Rajesh Srivastava said today.

Vietnam sentences Australian to death for heroin trafficking

Hanoi: A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced an Australian citizen to death for heroin trafficking. Tuoi Tre newspaper said Nguyen Thi Huong, 73, was convicted of trafficking 3.5 pounds of heroin by a court in Ho Chi Minh City in a trial that lasted half a day yesterday. Huong, who was originally from Vietnam,

Girl poisoned to death for resisting rape attempt

Muzaffarnagar: An 18-year-old girl waspoisoned to death when she resisted an attempt to rape her in Tewda village here, police said today. “The accused identified as Sajid Khan allegedly tried to rape the girl and poisoned her when she opposed the act on Tuesday,” police said. The victim’s uncle has filed a complaint against the

Breaking- Woman strangled to death in Amritsar

Amritsar: A married woman strangled to death by some unidentified persons, on Wednesday at Amritsar. The deceased has been identified as Harmeet Kaur native of Sultanwind in Amritsar. The police said that deceased has been staying alone in her house as her husband was in Italy. Neighbors raised the alarm, when they witnessed her boy

Man trampled to death by herd of elephants in Chhattisgarh

Raigarh: A 40-year-old man was todaytrampled to death by a herd of wild elephants in Gharghoda forest range of Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district. The victim, identified as Nirbandhu Rathiya, came face-to-face with the herd of 10-12 jumbos early this morning near his native Nawapara village under Raigarh forest division when he had gone to pick wood in the forest,

Breaking- Woman crushed to death over property dispute in Ferozpur

Ferozpur: A woman crushed under the wheels of tractor over the property dispute at village Mamdot in Ferozpur, on Sunday. The police have nominated six persons in the case and investigation is initiated into the murder

Man held for strangulating woman to death

Thane: One person was arrested in connectionwith an alleged murder of a woman in Mumbra here four months ago, police said today. Body of an unidentified woman, strangulated with a saree, was recovered from Thakurpada area of Mumbra on February 18 and a case under IPC section 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence

Minor girl mauled to death by stray dogs

Khargone (MP): In a tragic incident, a10-year-old girl was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs in the district, police said today. Puja, daughter of Dinesh Vaskale of Adalpur village, had gone to fetch fodder for her goats last evening when a dozen stray dogs attacked her near her home under Gogaon police

Breaking: Harbhajan Mann bereaved; father passes away

Chandigarh: Harnek Singh, father of Punjabi singer and actor Harbhajan Mann is no more. He had been ailing for sometime.  Mann was very close to his father and attributed his upbringing to him. In a FB post Mann had this to say about his father:  Gursewak and I were very young when our mother passed

Jules Bianchi’s family sues F1 group, his team over his death

Nice (France): The family of late Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has started legal action against the sport’s governing body following his death last year. The then 25-year-old suffered severe head injuries when he hit a mobile crane at the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka in October 2014. He died on July 17, 2015, after


Obama confirms death of Taliban chief Mullah Mansour

Kabul: US President Barack Obama on Monday confirmed the death of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, saying his death marks an “important milestone” in the long standing effort to bring peace in Afghanistan. In a statement issued by the Whitehouse, Obama, who is in Vietnam, said: “Mansour’s death removes the leader of an organisation that

Death on India’s roads— same as 2 daily plane crashes

About 350 people die every day on India’s roads – more than any other country – with those under 18 and two-wheeler riders most vulnerable, according to various data. An Airbus A-320 carries roughly 180 passengers, so the daily death toll on India’s roads is almost double that figure. “If (two) planes full of people

Congolese national beaten to death

New Delhi: A 23-year-old Congolese national was allegedly beaten to death by a group of men in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area, police said today. The incident took place around 11.45 PM yesterday when the man, M T Olivia had a heated argument with a group of three persons at Kishangadh locality in Vasant Kunj.