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  • In violent weekend, at least 40 people shot in Chicago July 21, 2014

    Chicago: An 11-year-girl was shot and killed during a slumber party as violence struck Chicago over the weekend, local media outlets reported on Sunday. At least 40 people were shot, and four killed, in weekend violence in the third-largest US city, the NBC affiliate in Chicago reported. The deaths included an 11-year-old...
  • 14 killed, dozens hurt in Chicago shootings July 8, 2014

    Chicago: Extra police officers on Chicago's streets were not enough to quell a long weekend of violence that ended with 14 people shot to death and dozens more injured. During a news conference, just hours after two more people were shot to death earlier in the day, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy...
  • 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas selects Chicago for museum June 25, 2014

    Chicago: "Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced Tuesday that he has picked Chicago to host his much-anticipated museum of art and movie memorabilia, in a major victory for the nation's third-largest city. San Francisco and Los Angeles also had sought the museum. Lucas said in a written statement that he hopes...
  • 'Miracle' toddler survives 11-storey fall from balcony in US May 14, 2014

    A 15-month-old boy has miraculously survived after a 11-storey fall from his apartment balcony in the US city of Minneapolis due to his young age and a lucky landing spot. The toddler fell from the balcony of a home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and an anxious crowd of Somali- Americans who live...
  • Scary footage of a train flying off the track and climbing halfway up an escalator after it failed to stop at the end line March 27, 2014

    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 March 18, 2014

    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 March 17, 2014

    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 cable. "We...
  • Boeing reports wing cracks on 787 Dreamliners in production March 8, 2014

    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 risk,...
  • Brutal cold returns to midwest for extended stay January 27, 2014

    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 below...
  • Mumbai Airport gets a new gateway, Terminal 2 to be inaugurated today January 10, 2014

    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...
  • US freeze: Worst is over say experts, temperatures likely to increase January 9, 2014

    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 January 9, 2014

    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...
  • Polar vertex grips USA, over 4000 flights cancelled January 7, 2014

    Not just in India but the West is experiencing an unprecedented winter chill. The mid-west and northeastern parts of the USA are seeing the lowest temperatures in almost two decades. Nearly 4000 flights have been cancelled across the country forcing passengers to camp out in airports over the weekend. ...
  • Bitter cold across the world, lowest temperature in US in 2 decades January 7, 2014

    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 January 7, 2014

    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 meteorologists...
  • US: Life-threatening cold in Midwest, temperature may fall to minus 51 degree January 6, 2014

    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 delayed,...
  • American media, public say Devyani Khobragade is wrong December 19, 2013

    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 November 18, 2013

    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 NFL...
  • Delhi polls: NRIs come out in large numbers to support Kejriwal's AAP October 17, 2013

    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. One of...
  • Ramdev predicts win for Narendra Modi in 2014 polls September 30, 2013

    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 that...
  • Former NBA star Horace Grant praises young Indian players September 25, 2013

    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 September 23, 2013

    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 other...
  • Narendra Modi's long shadow creates a rift in Chicago September 23, 2013

    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 CPWR...
  • Several people wounded in Chicago park shooting September 20, 2013

    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 condition. The...
  • US man buys billboard advertisement to find soulmate September 8, 2013

    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 also...
  • Scientists recreate Big Bang in lab September 2, 2013

    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 a...
  • Watch: US student recalls how she was 'sexually harassed' in India August 24, 2013

    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 August 22, 2013

    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 was...
  • Police: 6 people dead in weekend Chicago shootings May 27, 2013

    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 am....
  • US: 5-year-old boy shoots and kills his 2-year-old sister May 2, 2013

    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 in...