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Taiwan earthquake death toll reaches 14

Taipei, Feb 10, Search and rescue teams in Taiwan on Saturday pulled out two bodies of five members of a Chinese family who remain trapped after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the city of Hualien in Taiwan, raising the number of fatalities to 14, the Emergency Operation Centre said. The rescue mission to free the family

Dengue sting: Two more deaths in Delhi, 5220 cases

New Delhi, Oct 16, Two more persons, including a 26 -year-old Manipuri woman, have succumbed to dengue in the national capital, even as the number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this season has mounted to 5,220, according to a municipal report released today. With the two deaths reported, the toll from dengue in

City dengue toll rises to 634

Chandigarh: Number of dengue cases in the city have touched to 634. In a statement issued by the malaria wing of the UT Health Department on Tuesday, 10 fresh cases of Dengue have been reported from various health institutions which includes seven new cases and three confirmed amongst probable cases which brings the total number

Odisha hospital fire toll 19

Bhubaneswar: Odhisha health authorities on Tuesday confirmed that the toll of a major fire at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar was 19. On Monday night, the state government announced that 22 persons were killed due to the fire that broke out in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the dialysis ward

Kashmir unrest: Injured on Friday boy succumbs, toll reaches 91

Srinagar: A 13-year old Srinagar boy who sustained injures in clashes with security forces, succumbed to injuries on Saturday, taking the death toll to 91 in last three months of unrest. Junaid Ahmad Bhat a resident of Saidpora locality in Srinagar city was taken to to SKIMS (Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura on Friday

Hurricane Matthew: Haiti death toll rises to 339, deadly storm hits Florida

Hurricane Matthew pelted Florida with heavy rains as the deadly storm steamed ever closer to the coast with potentially catastrophic winds of 130 mph Thursday. Forecasters say hurricane conditions are expected to reach the Florida warning area in the next few hours. The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Matthew still has maximum sustained winds near

Chikungunya toll rises to six in Delhi

New Delhi: An 80-year-old man from Ghaziabadhas died of chikungunya complications at a private hospital in Delhi, as the toll from the vector-borne disease mounted to six in the national capital. Mahendra Singh, the second person from Ghaziabad to have succumbed to chikungunya complications, died yesterday afternoon at Apollo Hospital in south Delhi. “He was

Kejriwal blames LG, PM as chikungunya toll climbs to 3

New Delhi: Amid mounting criticism overspread of vector-borne diseases in the city, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today sought to pass the buck, saying the Delhi government was “incapable of even buying a pen” as he and his Cabinet colleagues stand “fully stripped of powers.” Kejriwal, who returned from Punjab yesterday, said Lt Governor Najeeb Jung

Youth killed in fresh clashes in Valley, toll climbs to 73

Srinagar: A youth was killed today in fresh clashes between protestors and security forces in Anantnag district, taking the death toll in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir to 73 even as normal life remained disrupted for the 60th consecutive day. Naseer Ahmad Mir was killed in the security forces’ action to chase away a large

Youth killed in fresh clashes in Valley, toll climbs to 73

Srinagar: A youth was killed today in fresh clashes between protestors and security forces in Anantnag district, taking the death toll in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir to 73 even as normal life remained disrupted for the 60th consecutive day. Naseer Ahmad Mir was killed in the security forces’ action to chase away a large number

Italy earthquake death toll rises to 159: Reports

Rome: A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake ripped through the mountains in central Italy on Wednesday, claiming at least 159 lives as it flattened several villages and towns, a media report said. Citing Italy’s national news agency ANSA, CNN reported that at least 159 people were killed as rescue operations were underway in the Amatrice, Accumoli

50 killed in Turkey wedding blast

Ankara: At least 50 people were killed and over 90 others injured in an explosion at a wedding in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, the media reported on Sunday. At least 17 of the injured were in critical condition following Saturday’s attack, Xinhua news agency quoted Health Minister Recep Akdag as saying. The “terror attack”

Mexico tropical storm toll rises to 42

Mexico City:  The death toll from tropical storm Earl has risen to 42 in Mexico, authorities said. “We have an official figure of 29 people that have lost their lives in Puebla and in Veracruz there are 12. Today (Monday) we are still getting reports of missing people,” said Luis Felipe Puente on Monday, national

Pakistan bus accident toll rises to 26

Islamabad: The deaths among a wedding party whose bus was swept away by flash floods in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agency on Saturday, have risen to 26, an official said on Sunday morning. As many as 11 more bodies were recovered from a ravine, Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying. At least 26 bodies

Youth succumbs to injuries, Toll in Kashmir rises to 44

Srinagar: The death toll in the unrest inKashmir rose to 44 with a youth, injured in clashes a few days ago, succumbing today, even as curfew remained in force in all 10 districts of the Valley due to apprehension of law and order problems in view of large gatherings for Friday prayers. Ishtiyaq Ahmad, injured

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

Curfew remains in force, toll in Kashmir violence climbs to 34

Srinagar: Curfew remained in force in someparts of Kashmir Valley, including Pampore and Kupwara towns, while restrictions on movement of people were imposed in the rest of the Valley today as the death toll in clashes between protestors and security forces climbed to 34. Authorities confirmed death of seven more persons in the clashes that

Toll in Kashmir violence climbs to 24, curfew remains in force

Srinagar: Curfew today remained in force inmany parts of the Valley including pockets of Srinagar city and Pulwama district as authorities braced for more protests on the fourth day of militant commander Burhan Wani’s killing even as the toll in the violent clashes between protestors and security forces climbed to 24. A youth injured yesterday

Kashmir continues to be on boil, 5 more deaths take toll to 20

Srinagar: Kashmir continued to be on the boil with five more people, including a cop, getting killed in violence today, raising the death toll to 20, even as curfew- like restrictions were in place and Mobile internet services remained suspended. Amarnath Yatra also remained suspended for the second day owing to the unrest in the

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