New Jersey

  • Comedian Tracy Morgan, injured in crash, is improving, says publicist June 13, 2014

    Reuters: Comedian Tracy Morgan, badly injured in a weekend highway crash, is showing signs of improvement in a New Jersey hospital where he remains in critical condition, his publicist said on Thursday. The pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike early on Saturday killed comedian James "Jimmy Mack" McNair and injured Morgan...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' star Tracy Morgan critical after road accident June 7, 2014

    New York: 'Saturday Night Live' star Tracy Morgan is reportedly in critical condition following a multi-vehicle collision in New Jersey early today that killed one person and injured seven others. The 45-year-old '30 Rock' star was returning from a concert in a limo bus when the accident occurred in Mercer County,...
  • Greece's departure for World Cup delayed June 7, 2014

    Newark: Greece's departure for their World Cup training base in Brazil has been delayed after their flight was cancelled in the United States. The Greek Football Association says "due to a technical problem of the navigation system of the airplane the flight of the national team from New Jersey to Aracaju...
  • Indian-origin man found 'not guilty' of stabbing sister 107 times May 29, 2014

    Washington: An Indian-origin man accused of stabbing his sister 107 times was acquitted of the murder and all other charges Tuesday, a media report said. Vishnu Phagoo, 37, was arrested on the charge of stabbing his sister Shrimatie Parasram, 45, to death in her Jersey city home in New Jersey state...
  • Rajasthani folk music group 'Barmer Boys' on a two-week US trip April 19, 2014

    Keeping alive the centuries-old musical tradition of the Manganiyars, a hereditary caste of Muslim musicians in India's desert state of Rajasthan, the "Barmer Boys" are on a debut two week coast-to-coast US tour. Barely in their 30s and yet seasoned performers of Rajasthani folk and Sufi music, the group, during its...
  • Indian-American firm to pay $15 mn for false claims February 26, 2014

    A diagnostic firm founded by an Indian-American physician has agreed to pay $15.5 million to settle charges that it falsely billed federal and state health care programmes and paid kickbacks to physicians. The Diagnostic Imaging Group (DIG), founded in 1985 by Mumbai native Leena Doshi, would pay $13.65 million to the...
  • 10 Indian-Americans in race for 2014 elections in US February 24, 2014

    Even as the 2014 general elections in the US are still more than eight months away, as many as 10 Indian-Americans have already announced their decision to enter the race for elected public offices, including the House of Representatives. Ami Bera, the only Indian-American Congressman and the third ever, is seeking...
  • As snowy winter drags on, Northeast struggles to cope February 6, 2014

    The latest in a series of winter storms hit the United States on Wednesday, dropping wet, heavy snow in the Northeast states that disrupted travel and threatened supplies of salt needed to keep roads clear. Officials in New York and New Jersey warned they were starting to run short of the...
  • Is Justin Bieber slowly losing his focus on music? February 2, 2014

    New York: Troubled star Justin Bieber partied with a mystery blonde at the Maxim Big Game Weekend party. The 19-year-old 'Confident' singer's arrival in the US was delayed at the airport where customs officials searched his private plane for marijuana and held him for five hours of extended questioning -...
  • 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...
  • Frigid temperatures to persist in northeast US, less snowfall expected today January 22, 2014

    Residents of the northeastern United States on Wednesday looked to dig themselves out from a storm that has dumped over a foot (30.5 cm) of snow in many places, snarling traffic and forcing the Philadelphia school system to shut down. The weather system packing snow and Arctic cold forced the cancellation...
  • New Jersey, Mexico and South Korea off 2014 calendar December 5, 2013

    Races in New Jersey, Mexico and South Korea were dropped from Formula One's official 2014 calendar on Wednesday, with the season remaining at 19 races instead of a record 22. All three grands prix had been listed provisionally, with asterisks against them, on a previous calendar published in September by the...
  • Snapshot: Monica Gill crowned Miss India USA 2013 November 26, 2013

    In New Jersey, Monica Gill was crowned Miss India USA 2013 by outgoing Miss India USA 2012 Priyan Bhargava at a beauty pageant held on November 25. All photos are from PTI. ...
  • Sikh man to get compensation in religious discrimination case November 20, 2013

    A New Jersey car dealership will pay monetary compensation to a Sikh man to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit brought by him which alleged that he was not hired by the dealership because he maintains a beard. Gurpreet Kherha had filed a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...
  • New York gets first Democrat Mayor since 1989 November 6, 2013

    Bill de Blasio was elected as the Mayor of New York making it the the first Democratic win since 1989.  In other, widely scattered off-year balloting, Houston rejected a plan to turn Astrodome into a convention hall, likely dooming it to demolition, while Colorado agreed to tax marijuana at 25 per...
  • New Jersey: Shots fired in shopping mall, no casualties reported November 5, 2013

    Paramus (New Jersey): Police are searching for a gunman at a mall in northern New Jersey after shots were fired inside it just before closing. WCBS-TV reports that shots were fired at Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall around 9:30 pm on Monday. There were no immediate reports of injuries. People inside the...
  • Indian-American Emily Shah wins Miss New Jersey title October 26, 2013

    Just a month after beauty queen Nina Davuluri made history by becoming the first Indian-American Miss America, 18-year-old Emily Shah has won the Miss New Jersey USA 2014 title. Shah, a resident of Edison, home to a large Indian-American community, was crowned on Sunday at a glittering ceremony at the Hilton...
  • Indian-American Emily Shah crowned Miss New Jersey USA October 25, 2013

    Washington: Eighteen-year-old Indian-American Emily Shah has won Miss New Jersey USA 2014 title, following in the footsteps of Nina Davuluri, who was crowned Miss America recently. Emily would now compete for Miss America and Miss Universe titles. Davuluri had won the coveted beauty pageant in September. Emily was the youngest among...
  • FIA has 22 races in provisional 2014 F1 calendar September 27, 2013

    Paris: The Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi is set to host its first Formula One grand prix next year after motorsport's governing body published its provisional calendar for what would be a record 22 races. The calendar will not be finalized until December but there is little reason to expect...
  • Mexico on draft Formula One calendar, no New Jersey September 5, 2013

    Monza: Mexico City looks set to host a Formula One grand prix next year for the first time since 1992 while New Jersey, whose debut was postponed this season, is again absent from a draft 21-race calendar seen by teams and broadcasters. Team sources, sent the list by commercial supremo Bernie...
  • Woods hopes to regain hot hand as Barclays resumes August 23, 2013

    New Jersey: Tiger Woods could not pick up where he left off and settled for a par that ended his birdie surge after the weather-hit Barclays tournament resumed on Thursday after a nearly four-hour delay. Woods had birdied three in a row to stand three under par through seven holes, one...
  • F1 teams reluctant to go to more than 20 races July 28, 2013

    Budapest: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone could have 22 races jostling for a slot next season but teams have made clear they want the calendar limited to 20. The current championship has 19 rounds but Austria is returning in 2014 after an 11-year absence while new races in New Jersey...
  • US: Indian-origin engineer arrested for stealing trade secrets June 6, 2013

    Washington: An Indian-origin engineer has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allegedly stealing trade secrets from his former employer. Ketankumar Maniar (36), a resident of Mahwah township in New Jersey allegedly stole trade secrets of products being developed by a global medical technology company named Becton, Dickinson...
  • US: At least 57 injured in New York City ferry crash January 10, 2013

    New York: A high-speed commuter ferry carrying hundreds of passengers crashed into a pier near Wall Street during the morning rush hour on Wednesday, injuring 57 people, two critically, authorities said. Passengers who had boarded the 141-foot Seastreak Wall Street in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, and were queued up to disembark...
  • US Congress approves $9.7 billion in Sandy flood aid January 5, 2013

    Washington: The new Congress on Friday rushed out $9.7 billion to help pay flood insurance claims to 115,000 people and businesses afflicted by Superstorm Sandy, two days after New Jersey's governor and other Northeast Republicans upbraided Speaker John Boehner for killing a broader package for state and local governments in...
  • US: Train derailment causes leakage of hazardous gas December 1, 2012

    Paulsboro: A freight train derailed on Friday on a railroad bridge that has had problems before, toppling tanker cars partially into a creek and causing a leak of hazardous gas that was blamed for sickening dozens of people, authorities said. Members of the National Transportation Safety Board arrived in New...
  • Freight train derails in New Jersey November 30, 2012

    Paulsboro: More than a dozen people are being evaluated for possible respiratory problems after a freight train derailed on a bridge in southern New Jersey and dumped several tanker cars carrying hazardous materials into a creek. Officials at Underwood-Memorial Hospital say 11 people have been transported with complaints related to the...
  • New storm bears down Sandy-battered NY, NJ November 8, 2012

    New York: A nor'easter blustered into New York and New Jersey on Wednesday with rain and wet snow, plunging homes right back into darkness, stopping commuter trains again and inflicting another round of misery on thousands of people still reeling from Superstorm Sandy's blow more than a week ago. Under...
  • New York, New Jersey order evacuations ahead of new storm November 7, 2012

    New York: New York and New Jersey ordered the evacuation of nursing homes and low-lying coastal areas already devastated by deadly Superstorm Sandy as a smaller but still powerful Nor'easter approached from the Atlantic Ocean. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg closed parks and beaches and temporarily halted outdoor construction...
  • Voters in New York, New Jersey not deterred by storm's effects November 7, 2012

    Point Pleasant, New Jersey: Election Day turnout was heavy on Tuesday in several storm-ravaged areas in New York and New Jersey, a welcome change from crisis to catharsis for many who saw exercising their civic duty as a sign of normalcy amid lingering devastation. Lines were long in Point Pleasant, NJ,...