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  • FTII student Sandhya Daisy Sundaram's short documentary wins at the Chicago International Film Festival; qualifies for 2016 Oscars 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A breath-taking, snow-covered landscape was the canvas for an unlikely subject - love. Here, travelling in a train, interacting with people, architecture and culture through the lens of a video camera, FTII student Sandhya Daisy Sundaram and her team travelled across Russia. Sundaram's critically-acclaimed short documentary, which was a...
  • Small-town US politician emerges as unlikely foe of Narendra Modi September 27, 2014

    New York: A city council member from a Chicago suburb of 25,000 people is making for an unlikely antagonist of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, population 1.2 billion. Joseph Whittington of Harvey, Illinois, worked with a group of New York lawyers to found a nonprofit and file a civil lawsuit...
  • Pet chimpanzees suffer behavioural problems: Study September 24, 2014

    Chicago: Chimpanzees that are raised as pets or performers from an early age face behavioural problems that last a lifetime, a new study has found. The research suggests experiences during the first four years of life can shape behavioural and welfare outcomes well into adulthood. Although the immediate welfare consequences of removing...
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui to be honoured at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival for 'outstanding achievement' in cinema September 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he is being honoured for "outstanding achievement" at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival Sep 16. He says awards and recognition mean a lot to him. Speaking shyly of the honour, Nawazuddin said: "It's something I am quite kicked about." The "Kick" actor would then proceed to...
  • Set up chairs in name of Swami Vivekananda: Smriti Irani to VCs September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday asked vice chancellors of both central and state universities to set up chairs in the name of Swami Vivekananda to study his life and teachings. "On this day in 1893, Swami Vivekananda delivered his famous speech at the World Parliament of Religions in...
  • Watch: Excerpt from Vivekananda's speech in Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 September 11, 2014

    Incidentally on 9/11, 121 years ago, Swami Vivekananda had preached universal brotherhood in Parliament of Religions in Chicago. He had made a speech promoting tolerance. His century old speech is relevant even today. ...
  • US plane diverted as passengers fight over seat reclining August 26, 2014

    New York: A flight from Newark to Denver was diverted to Chicago after a midair brawl erupted when a man set up a gadget that would not let the woman in front of him recline in her seat and she tossed a cup of water in his face. The scuffle forced...
  • In violent weekend, at least 40 people shot in Chicago July 21, 2014

    Chicago: An 11yeargirl 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 thirdlargest US city, the NBC affiliate in Chicago reported. The deaths included an 11yearold...
  • 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 muchanticipated museum of art and movie memorabilia, in a major victory for the nation's thirdlargest city. San Francisco and Los Angeles also had sought the museum. Lucas said in a written statement that he hopes...
  • 'Miracle' toddler survives 11storey fall from balcony in US May 14, 2014

    A 15monthold boy has miraculously survived after a 11storey 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 GVKled 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 roadair travel January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decadesold 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 midwest 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 midwest 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: Lifethreatening 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 lifethreatening 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...
  • Fastmoving storm kills five as tornadoes rip US Midwest November 18, 2013

    Washington: A fastmoving 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 2728, is hosted by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America and cohosted 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...