Celebratory firing leaves trail of deaths at Punjab weddings

Chandigarh , Dec 11 Kulwinder Kaur, 24, was dancing with fellow women dancers on the stage at a wedding function in Maur Mandi town in Bathinda district of southwest Punjab on the night of December 3. There was merry-making and drinking, which is typical of Punjabi weddings. Among the guests celebrating, there were a few openly brandishing weapons. As the music and dance went on, in the din came a few shots from firearms. One of these shots, allegedly fired by a drunk guest, hit Kaur on the head.

No birthday plans for Dilip Kumar

Mumbai , Dec 11

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who turned 94 on Sunday, has no birthday plans as he is recovering in a hospital here, says his wife Saira Banu's manager.

Truly beyond words: Bob Dylan in Nobel Prize speech

Los Angeles , Dec 11

American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was stunned and surprised when he was told that he had won a Nobel prize because he had never stopped to consider whether his songs were literature or not.