Manhattan

  • 'Rat on the train!' Video of New York commuters reacting in panic to a rat on a subway train goes viral on YouTube 10-04-2014 12:02 PM

    Turns out, New Yorkers are just as wimpy as anyone else. A subway train was leaving the Fulton Street station in lower Manhattan on Monday when someone shouted, "Rat on the train!" Jinais Ponnampadikkal Kader started recording the ensuing panic on his cellphone. His video shows people screaming as a...
  • So cool! Now a 24-hour cupcake ATM in New York to satisfy round-the-clock cravings 28-03-2014 11:50 AM

    New Yorkers, who live in the city that famously never sleeps, now can satisfy their craving for cupcakes in any of those endless waking hours. A 24-hour vending machine that dispenses gourmet cupcakes opened for business this week on Manhattan's Upper East Side, and locals are lining up despite the...
  • Three dead, 63 injured in building explosion in New York 13-03-2014 10:37 AM

    At least three people have died and 63 have been injured due to a massive explosion on Wednesday due to a suspected gas leak in New York. The explosion leveled two apartment buildings in Manhattan's East Harlem area. Authorities have prima facie ruled out a terror angle. 10 people are...
  • Building collapse in Manhattan, 1dead 12-03-2014 09:10 PM

    An explosion has leveled two New York City apartment buildings, killing one person and injuring many others. A utility company says a resident in a nearby building reported smelling gas shortly before the explosion. ...
  • 2 New York buildings collapse in explosion, 2 people dead 12-03-2014 07:37 PM

    New York: A thunderous explosion flattened two East Harlem apartment buildings Wednesday as utility workers were on their way to investigate a report of a gas leak, killing at least two people, injuring more than 20 and leaving over a dozen others unaccounted for. The fiery blast rocked the neighborhood...
  • US: Preet Bharara gets Indian-American indicted for breaking election law 24-01-2014 05:54 PM

    Dinesh D'Souza, a conservative commentator and best-selling author, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for arranging excessive campaign contributions to a candidate for the US Senate. According to an indictment made public on Thursday in federal court in Manhattan, D'Souza around August 2012 reimbursed people who he had...
  • US: Bitter cold lingers as northeast digs out from snow 23-01-2014 08:41 AM

    New York/Maplewood/New Jersey: Residents of the northeastern United States on Wednesday dug out from a deadly winter storm that dumped more than 15 inches (38 cm) of snow in some places, with frigid temperatures forcing school closings and extensive flight delays and cancellations. At least two deaths were blamed on...
  • 1 dead, 1 critically injured in New York City high rise fire 06-01-2014 12:00 PM

    Authorities say one person has died and another has been critically injured in a high-rise apartment fire in midtown Manhattan. Firefighter spokesman Danny Glover said the fire reported to authorities shortly after 11 am on Sunday was in an apartment on the 20th floor of a building at 43rd Street...
  • Blind man, guide dog safe after subway track fall 18-12-2013 11:40 AM

    Gallant guide dog Orlando was just doing his duty. The black Lab bravely leapt on to the tracks at a Manhattan subway platform Tuesday after his blind owner lost consciousness and tumbled in front of an oncoming train. Cecil Williams, 61, and Orlando both escaped serious injury when the train...
  • Lululemon lawsuit over sheer yoga pants gets lead plaintiff 07-10-2013 12:18 PM

    A Louisiana pension fund will lead US litigation accusing Lululemon Athletica Inc of fraudulently hiding defects that caused yoga pants to become nearly sheer, and concealing talks that led to the surprise departure of its chief executive. US District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan on Tuesday said the Louisiana Sheriffs'...
  • Anna, Vidya to walk the India Day Parade in Manhattan 18-08-2013 12:53 PM

    New York: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare and Bollywood actress Vidya Balan will walk the India Day Parade in Madison Avenue in Manhattan on Sunday to commemorate Indian Independence Day celebrations organized by Federation of Indian Associations (FIA). Indian Independence day parade in Manhattan is considered one of the most colourful...
  • Part of 9/11 plane landing gear found in lower Manhattan 27-04-2013 06:26 AM

    New York: A piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the commercial airplanes that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, has been discovered, wedged between two lower Manhattan buildings, police said on Friday. The piece of landing gear found in a narrow alleyway...
  • Booker winning author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies at 85 03-04-2013 10:44 PM

    New York: Writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, who won an Oscar as well as Booker prize and lived in India for more than two decades, died today in the US. Jhabvala, 85, breathed her last at her home in Manhattan after a long illness. She has a long association with Merchant...
  • I didn't get any hotel maid fired: Jennifer Lopez 08-11-2012 11:15 AM

    London: Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez denied reports that she got a hotel maid fired after she asked for the singer's autograph. The 43-year-old, who portrayed a hotel help in 'Maid in Manhattan', has been accused of getting Pray Dodaj fired for disturbing her during her stay in a hotel for an...
  • Superstorm Sandy: 4 days on, US struggles to recover 02-11-2012 10:22 AM

    In the US, 88 people have died due to superstorm Sandy and nine states still remain badly hit. The Metropolitan Transit Authority says nine of 23 subway lines are still not running. Much of Manhattan remains in the dark. ...
  • From one hashtag, a protest circled the world 18-10-2011 08:35 AM

    New York: It all started innocuously enough with a July 13 blog post urging people to #OccupyWallStreet, as though such a thing (Twitter hashtag and all) were possible. It turns out, with enough momentum and a keen sense of how to use social media, it actually is. The Occupy movement,...
  • Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow 17-10-2011 04:52 PM

    New York: The month-old Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow, with nearly USD 300,000 in the bank and participants finding satisfaction in the widening impact they hope will counter the influence on society by those who hold the purse strings of the world's economies. The expanding occupation of land...
  • Decade after 9/11, Manhattan reinvents self 08-09-2011 09:50 AM

    A decade after the 9/11 terror attacks, Manhattan is reinventing itself and many people are coming back to the financial capital. ...
  • Full text: Letter from Krittika's lawyer to Hillary 02-06-2011 10:48 AM

    Krittika Biswas' lawyer Ravi Batra has written a letter to Hillary Clinton saying that there was violation of diplomatic privilege granted to the Indian Consul General Debashish Biswas' family. The letter comes in the backdrop of the controversy raging about whether Krittika Biswas, the daughter of the Vice Counsel General...
  • Krittika Biswas seeks Hillary Clinton's help 02-06-2011 09:59 AM

    New Delhi: The diplomatic row over mistreatment of an Indian diplomat's daughter has reached US Secreatry of State Hillary Clinton. Krittika Biswas' lawyer Ravi Batra has written a letter to Clinton saying that there was violation of diplomatic privilege granted to the Indian Consul General Debashish Biswas' family. The letter...
  • NY: Egyptian businessman held for sex charges 02-06-2011 06:49 AM

    New York: A 74-year-old former chairman of a top Egyptian bank was on Wednesday arraigned and is being held on $25,000 bail on charges of sexually abusing a housekeeper in a luxury hotel in New York, weeks after ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was detained on similar charges. Mahmoud Abdel Salam...
  • Krittika doesn't need diplomatic immunity: lawyer 27-05-2011 01:13 PM

    New York: Krittika Biswas, an Indian diplomat's daughter who was wrongfully arrested on the suspicion of sending obscene emails to a teacher, does not need "diplomatic immunity", her lawyer said on Friday. Ravi Batra said that the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations required the New York City government to inform...
  • India to back Krittika's lawsuit against NYC 26-05-2011 08:14 PM

    New Delhi: Indian diplomat Debashish Biswas's daughter Krittika has sued the City of new york for 1.5 million dollars - for wrongful arrest. Krittika, 18, was arrested for sending obscene emails to her teachers. The charges were later dropped and she was released. Krittika Biswas's ordeal may have been life...
  • No immunity for Indian girl who sued NYC: US 26-05-2011 02:19 PM

    New York: The United States has played down a lawsuit filed by Krittika Biswas, the 18-year-old daughter of Indian diplomat Debashish Biswas in the US, who slapped a case against New York City and sued mayor Michael Bloomberg for $1.5 million for wrongful arrest. The US State Department, citing the...
  • Diplomatic immunity not for families:US 26-05-2011 09:09 AM

    Washington: Diplomatic immunity does not apply to family members of consular officers, US State Department has said, a day after the daughter of an Indian diplomat filed a law suit against New York City alleging that she was falsely arrested and suspended for sending obscene e-mails to teachers at her...
  • Indian diplomat's daughter sues New York city 25-05-2011 12:39 PM

    New York: The 18-year-old daughter of an Indian diplomat Debashish Biswas in the US has slapped a case against New York City and sued mayor Michael Bloomberg for a whopping $ 1.5 million. Krittika Biswas has claimed that she was wrongly arrested for allegedly sending obscene emails to her teachers....