Chicago

  • Scary footage of a train flying off the track and climbing halfway up an escalator after it failed to stop at the end line 27-03-2014 12:43 PM

    A Chicago Transit Authority train got derailed and climbed halfway up an escalator, after it failed to stop at the end of the line, flying off the tracks. 32 people were reportedly injured. The grainy video has a frightening moment when the commuters scramble to get out of the way...
  • Incredible photos of the Chicago river dyed bright green in honor of St. Patrick's Day 18-03-2014 03:02 PM

    The Chicago river was dyed green in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Boats cruise down the Chicago River while dumping in an orange powder, turning the water bright green. The tradition dates back to 1962. Over the years, event organizers have curbed the amount of dye used - from 100...
  • Oprah Winfrey to sell Harpo Studios in Chicago where she filmed her show for over two decades 17-03-2014 09:05 AM

    Chicago: Oprah Winfrey is selling Harpo Studios in Chicago to a developer, but the studio will remain on the property for another two years. Winfrey filmed 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' at the studio from 1990 to 2011, when she ended the talk show to start the Oprah Winfrey Network on...
  • Boeing reports wing cracks on 787 Dreamliners in production 08-03-2014 07:15 AM

    Boeing Co said on Friday that "hairline cracks" had been discovered in the wings of about 40 787 Dreamliners that are in production, marking another setback for the company's newest jet. The cracks have not been found on planes that are in use by airlines and therefore posed no safety...
  • Brutal cold returns to midwest for extended stay 27-01-2014 11:29 AM

    A persistent weather pattern driving bitterly cold air south out of the Arctic will cause temperatures from Minnesota to Kentucky to plummet on Monday, turning this winter into one of the coldest on record in some areas. For about 2 1/2 days, actual temperatures will range from the teens to...
  • Mumbai Airport gets a new gateway, Terminal 2 to be inaugurated today 10-01-2014 04:20 PM

    Here are some of the details of Terminal 2 of the Mumbai International Airport, that has been built by GVK-led consortium. Cost of building the terminal is close to Rs 5,500 crore. It has been designed by New York's Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) who have also designed Dubai's...
  • US freeze: Worst is over say experts, temperatures likely to increase 09-01-2014 09:10 AM

    According to forecasters, the worst is over and the temperatures will now gradually increase. In Minnesota, the temperature is now a mere minus 30 degrees as compared to the minus 50 degrees a day earlier. Meteorologist say that the temperatures are expected to rise above zero by the end of...
  • Record freeze extends to eastern US, snarls road-air travel 09-01-2014 07:52 AM

    New Delhi: A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern United States, snarling air, road and rail travel, driving energy prices higher and overwhelming shelters for homeless people. At least nine deaths have been reported across the country connected with the polar air...
  • Bitter cold across the world, lowest temperature in US in 2 decades 07-01-2014 09:37 AM

    Chicago: Not just in India but the West too is experiencing an unprecedented winter chill. The mid-west and northeastern parts of United States of America are seeing the lowest temperatures in almost two decades, forcing businesses and schools to close and canceling thousands of flights. At least 4,392 flights were...
  • Polar freeze grips United States, disrupting travel, business 07-01-2014 08:12 AM

    A blast of Arctic air gripped the vast middle of the United States with the coldest temperatures in two decades causing at least four deaths, forcing businesses and schools to close and canceling thousands of flights. Shelters for the homeless were overflowing due to the severe cold described by some...
  • US: Life-threatening cold in Midwest, temperature may fall to minus 51 degree 06-01-2014 02:23 PM

    As the Midwestern United States shivered through the region's lowest temperatures in two decades and forecasters warned that life-threatening cold was heading eastward, officials in Chicago and other districts said schools would be closed on Monday. Icy conditions snarled travel across the Midwest and thousands of flights were canceled or...
  • American media, public say Devyani Khobragade is wrong 19-12-2013 03:54 PM

    New Delhi: Devyani Khobragade is not a top news story for the American media. However influential US dailies like Washington Post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune and LA Times have been covering the developments related to the Khobragade incident. The American media is shocked by India's rage. These newspapers have...
  • Fast-moving storm kills five as tornadoes rip US Midwest 18-11-2013 10:17 AM

    Washington: A fast-moving storm system triggered multiple tornadoes on Sunday that killed at least five people and flattened large parts of a town in Illinois as it tore across the Midwest, authorities said. The storm also forced the Chicago Bears to halt their game against the Baltimore Ravens and the...
  • Delhi polls: NRIs come out in large numbers to support Kejriwal's AAP 17-10-2013 05:00 PM

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party is getting massive support from the NRIs. Many NRIs have come to India and joined the AAP election campaign in Delhi while several others are supporting Kejriwal through social media. The NRIs believe that Delhi is ready for a change under Kejriwal's leadership....
  • Ramdev predicts win for Narendra Modi in 2014 polls 30-09-2013 11:17 AM

    Chicago: Yoga teacher Ramdev praised Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi predicting that Modi will lead the BJP to a win in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Ramdev is in Chicago for the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda. Ramdev said on Sunday...
  • Former NBA star Horace Grant praises young Indian players 25-09-2013 12:01 AM

    The former Chicago Bulls player, who is in India for an event, praised the rich talent India Possess in basketball. ...
  • Ramdev to visit US to mark Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary 23-09-2013 03:13 PM

    Yoga guru Ramdev will visit Chicago to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and the 120th anniversary of his famous address at the World Parliament of Religions. The event, 'World Without Borders 2013' on September 27-28, is hosted by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America and co-hosted by...
  • Narendra Modi's long shadow creates a rift in Chicago 23-09-2013 07:40 AM

    Chicago: The shadow of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and his alleged complicity in the 2002 communal riots in his state, has created a controversy here with the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions (CPWR) withdrawing its support to the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda. The...
  • Several people wounded in Chicago park shooting 20-09-2013 10:40 AM

    Twelve people, including a 3-year-old, were injured late on Thursday when someone opened fire on people in a park on Chicago's southwest side. Chicago Fire Department officials said the child was in critical condition. Two other victims were also in critical condition. The others were reported in serious to fair...
  • US man buys billboard advertisement to find soulmate 08-09-2013 02:56 PM

    A middle-aged US man has taken his search for love to new heights by shelling out "a few thousand dollars" on a giant billboard, overlooking a busy Chicago expressway, to advertise his quest for a perfect soulmate. "I'm Gordon! Let's have dinner!" says the billboard overlooking the Stevenson Expressway. It...
  • Scientists recreate Big Bang in lab 02-09-2013 01:34 PM

    Scientists have successfully simulated the radiation created by the Big Bang - in just ten milliseconds - in a lab, to better understand how structure evolved in the early universe. Physicists at the University of Chicago reproduced a pattern resembling the cosmic microwave background radiation using ultracold cesium atoms in...
  • Watch: US student recalls how she was 'sexually harassed' in India 24-08-2013 09:14 AM

    Michaela Cross, a Chicago University student recalled her horrific trip to India where she and her classmates were subjected to relentless sexual harassment. On her return to the US, she was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. Her story has now gone viral on the Internet. ...
  • US student calls India a traveller's heaven, a woman's hell 22-08-2013 11:49 AM

    Back from a study trip to India last year, a Chicago university student recalls it as a visit full of adventures and beauty but also relentless sexual harassment, groping and worse. In a powerful account posted on CNN iReport under the username RoseChasm, Michaela Cross says upon her return, she...
  • Police: 6 people dead in weekend Chicago shootings 27-05-2013 08:30 AM

    Chicago: Chicago authorities say at least six people have been killed in weekend violence and at least another 11 wounded. Police are investigating the death of a 42-year-old man who was shot in the head early Sunday. The county medical examiner says Charles Jones was pronounced dead at around 3:30...
  • US: 5-year-old boy shoots and kills his 2-year-old sister 02-05-2013 04:49 AM

    Chicago: In a shocking incident, a 5-year-old toddler in the US accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old sister with a rifle that was given to him as a gift. The shooting happened on Tuesday afternoon inside a home on Lawson's Bottom Road, near Burkesville, Kentucky. The State Medical Examiner's Office...
  • Chicago: Heavy rains cause flooding, roads shut 19-04-2013 07:27 AM

    Chicago: Heavy rains and flooding in the Chicago area brought havoc to the morning commute on Thursday, shutting major expressways, delaying commuter trains for hours, cancelling flights and closing dozens of suburban schools. The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for parts of 17 Illinois counties, including Chicago and...