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Starvation compels woman to kill two sons in Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 19:19

Forced by extreme poverty, a 24-year-old Pakistani woman today allegedly murdered her two minor sons by drowning one in a bath tub and strangulating other here.

HC seeks UP govt`s reply on alleged starvation death

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 20:32

The Allahabad High Court on Monday sought Uttar Pradesh government`s reply on a public interest litigation alleging that a 75-year-old dalit woman died of starvation in a remote village near here as she was too frail to earn money to buy food.

HC seeks UP govt`s reply on alleged starvation death

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 20:28

The Allahabad High Court on Monday sought Uttar Pradesh government`s reply on a public interest litigation alleging that a 75-year-old dalit woman died of starvation in a remote village near here as she was too frail to earn money to buy food.

Mamata Banerjee visits Amlasole village; first by a CM in 10 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 16:51

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today visited West Midnapore district`s Amlasole village, which had hit headlines in 2004 for starvation deaths during Left Front rule, and said no one will be allowed to die from hunger.

US couple gets decades in prison for girl`s death

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 10:45

A Washington state couple accused of starving, beating and forcing their adopted daughter outside as punishment have been sentenced to decades in prison for her death.

Syria crisis: Clerics allow starving Syrians to eat cats, dogs

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 00:23

The religious clerics in the war-torn country’s capital, Damascus, have issued a ruling (fatwa) on the occasion of Eid al-Adha permitting the Syrians to eat cats, dogs and donkeys which is otherwise considered unfit for human consumption in Islam.

US couple remain in Qatar jail over daughter death

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 23:20

A judge in Qatar on Tuesday ordered an American couple to remain jailed pending trial on charges of starving to death their 8-year-old adopted daughter. The couple claims the girl died in January from medical problems complicated by anorexia-like bouts.

Plants do math to avoid starvation

Last Updated: Sunday, June 23, 2013, 18:36

Plants do complex arithmetic calculations to make sure they have enough food to prevent starvation at night, a new study has found.

Anne Hathaway reveals near-starvation diet for `Les Miserables`

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 09:03

Anne Hathaway, who plays sickly prostitute Fantine in the big screen adaptation of the hit musical ‘Les Miserables,’ has said that she had a gruelling time filming the movie, as she had to lose a drastic amount of weight.

`N Korea wastes millions on rockets, people starve`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 12:56

The Unha-3 rocket - which North Korea said would put a satellite into orbit - was launched from Cholsan.

SC panel takes cognisance of starvation deaths

Last Updated: Thursday, March 01, 2012, 20:33

The Supreme Court Commissioners (SCC) on the Right to Food have taken cognisance of alleged starvation deaths in Bhuvan Valley tea garden in Assam`s Cachar district.

WB rules out starvation deaths in tea garden

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 00:42

Denying charges by the Opposition, the West Bengal govt ruled out any starvation deaths at a closed tea garden of north Bengal`s Dooars region.