Manhattan

  • The story is apt to be converted into a film: Rohit Roy on 'Manhattan Mango' July 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Rohit Roy, who directed a short film "Rice Plate" as part of the 2007 release "Dus Kahaniyaan", is set to adapt author Madhuri Iyer's book "Manhattan Mango" for a film. Rohit was present at the launch of the book Friday, and he spoke of his plans. "We are already working...
  • Bong-throwing case against actress Amanda Bynes is dismissed July 1, 2014

    Reuters: A case against American actress Amanda Bynes for possessing marijuana and throwing a bong out an apartment window last year was dismissed on Monday by a New York judge. The prosecution and her lawyer Gerald Shargel agreed earlier this year that the case should be resolved by an adjournment and...
  • World's oldest man dies in New York at 111 June 9, 2014

    New York: The world's oldest man has died in New York at age 111, according to the senior citizen residence where he lived. Alexander Imich, who was born in Poland in 1903 and survived a Soviet Gulag labor camp, died on Sunday, said Marcy Levitt, executive director of Esplanade Manhattan. Imich...
  • 'Rat on the train!' Video of New York commuters reacting in panic to a rat on a subway train goes viral on YouTube April 10, 2014

    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 large...
  • So cool! Now a 24-hour cupcake ATM in New York to satisfy round-the-clock cravings March 28, 2014

    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 March 13, 2014

    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 March 12, 2014

    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 March 12, 2014

    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 about...
  • Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch' will stay with you for a long time March 7, 2014

    Some books take their own good time to get into your headspace and once it happens, you just cannot stop yourself from turning their pages and finish reading them. Same thing happened with The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt that has earned rave reviews worldwide and had me curious about this...
  • US: Preet Bharara gets Indian-American indicted for breaking election law January 24, 2014

    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 directed...
  • US: Bitter cold lingers as northeast digs out from snow January 23, 2014

    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 the...
  • 1 dead, 1 critically injured in New York City high rise fire January 6, 2014

    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 and...
  • Blind man, guide dog safe after subway track fall December 18, 2013

    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 passed over...
  • Lululemon lawsuit over sheer yoga pants gets lead plaintiff October 7, 2013

    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' Pension...
  • Anna, Vidya to walk the India Day Parade in Manhattan August 18, 2013

    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 events...
  • Part of 9/11 plane landing gear found in lower Manhattan April 27, 2013

    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 behind...
  • Booker winning author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies at 85 April 3, 2013

    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 Ivory...
  • Designer Anand Jon pleads guilty to sex charge February 15, 2013

    New York: India-born celebrity fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander, locked up in California for raping and sexually assaulting models, has pleaded guilty to one count of forced oral sex in a similar case in New York. Alexander pleaded guilty Thursday on the single count under a plea deal by which prosecutors...
  • US: Ferry strikes NYC dock; at least 50 are injured January 9, 2013

    New York: A commuter ferry from New Jersey crashed into a dock in lower Manhattan during the Wednesday morning rush hour, injuring at least 50 people, at least two critically, officials and witnesses said. Passengers aboard the vessel, the Seastreak Wall Street, said scores of people who had been standing waiting...
  • Lindsay Lohan is out of control, say sources December 4, 2012

    Los Angeles: Following her nightclub brawl which got her arrested, Lindsay Lohan's friends have said that the actress is "out of control" and her old infamous habits are back. Less than 24 hours before the punching incident at an NYC nightclub, Lohan was "dancing like crazy" past 2 am at The...
  • I didn't get any hotel maid fired: Jennifer Lopez November 8, 2012

    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 November 2, 2012

    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. ...
  • Google doodles physicist Niels Bohr's 127th birthday October 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Niels Bohr was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1922 "for his services in the investigation of the structure of atoms and of the radiation emanating from them". October 7 is his birthday and on the occasion of the Danish physicist's 127th birth anniversary Google has posted a...
  • 9/11: Reimagining the NY skyline, rebuilding WTC September 11, 2012

    New York: It's a re-imagining of the famed Manhattan skyline. Slowly but surely, after years of construction, recovering from the devastation of the September 11 attacks. 4 World Trade Center is expected to open for business in 2013, that will be 12 years since 9/11. As we come upon the...
  • Iceberg breaks off Greenland glacier July 19, 2012

    Washington: An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan broke free from Greenland's massive Petermann Glacier, which could speed up the march of ice into northern waters, scientists said on Wednesday. This is the second time in less than two years that the Petermann Glacier has calved a monstrous ice island. In...
  • From one hashtag, a protest circled the world October 18, 2011

    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, decentralized and...
  • Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow October 17, 2011

    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 once...
  • Decade after 9/11, Manhattan reinvents self September 8, 2011

    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 June 2, 2011

    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...