New York City

  • Animal welfare activists protest outside Liam Neeson's home 20-04-2014 11:25 AM

    New York: Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson's home on Saturday said they don't agree with him that the city's carriage horses should keep working. Neeson didn't appear as about 50 demonstrators filled the sidewalk in front of his apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Police watched, and doormen...
  • 'How to Poo on a Date', a book on awkward dating problem gets odd book award 21-03-2014 04:28 PM

    A tongue-in-cheek book that purports to deal with an awkward but critical issue, 'How to Poo on a Date', scooped an award for the Oddest Book Title of the Year on Friday. The winner of the Diagram Prize, awarded annually since 1978 and based on a public vote since 2000,...
  • Ball drops in New York City's Times Square, ushering 2014 01-01-2014 12:21 PM

    A sea of horn-tooting, hat-wearing revelers cheered and some even smooched as the famed crystal ball dropped in freezing New York City's Times Square to ring in 2014, capping a world-wide wave of celebrations that included a dazzling 30-minute fireworks show in Dubai and a deluge of confetti in London...
  • United States: Crash was not my fault, says NYC taxi driver 24-08-2013 02:35 AM

    A New York City taxi driver says he isn't to blame for the crash that cost a British tourist her leg despite the aid of bystanders including TV's Dr Oz. Mohammed Fasyal Himon said on Friday he was "very sorry" about the accident. But he blamed a cyclist who pounded...
  • Dead shark found on New York City subway 09-08-2013 06:34 AM

    New York City subway riders got a surprise on Wednesday when a dead shark was discovered on a Queens-bound subway train, authorities said. A supervisor found the four-foot-long carcass shortly after midnight, moved the passengers onto another car and discarded it at the end of the line, according to Metropolitan...
  • Eggs to order

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    It's 2 am, yet it feels like an evening still to come. The slow hum of traffic grates on the asphalt as engines roar and...

  • In New York, an art exhibit that can control the rain 30-06-2013 09:10 AM

    Thousands of people in New York City are experiencing the rain in a new art exhibit called 'the rain room'. In the rain room', sensors build virtual umbrella control the rain, according to body's movement. ...
  • US internet spying foiled plot to attack subways: Sources 08-06-2013 07:17 AM

    Wahington: A secret US intelligence program to collect emails that is at the heart of an uproar over government surveillance helped foil an Islamist militant plot to bomb the New York City subway system in 2009, US government sources said on Friday. The sources said Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of...
  • US: Possible 9/11 plane landing gear part found in NY 27-04-2013 04:21 PM

    New York: A rusted 1.5-meter-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks has been discovered near the World Trade Center wedged between a luxury apartment building and a mosque site that once prompted virulent national debate about...
  • A look at how the storm affected New York City 31-10-2012 03:21 AM

    New York: Here is a look at how the behemoth storm Sandy affected the nation's largest city and its suburbs. A day after the storm hit, New Yorkers were coping with flooding in some areas, digging out from the mucky leftovers of receding waters in others and bracing for days...
  • From Sandy to Thor: One long day in New York 30-10-2012 08:38 AM

    So I think it's safe to say that while it's fun being breezy when the weather gods are not hammering at your windows, and it's easy to be cynical when you're far from the panic... it's a completely different story when you walk out into a gale force wind! Which...
  • Hurricane Sandy: Tracking the superstorm 29-10-2012 02:06 PM

    Millions of Americans over a 700-mile stretch across eight states up and down the East Coast prepared to meet the onslaught of approaching Hurricane Sandy and its potentially devastating impact. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in the national capital as also Maryland, Massachusetts and New York as...
  • Hurricane Sandy serious, says Barack Obama 29-10-2012 11:16 AM

    The projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy is a "worst case scenario" with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly populated New York City metro area, government forecasters said Sunday. The more they observe it, the more the experts worry about the water - which usually kills and does...
  • Hurricane Sandy poses 'worst case scenario' 29-10-2012 10:54 AM

    Kensington: The projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy is a "worst case scenario" with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly populated New York City metro area, government forecasters said Sunday. The more they observe it, the more the experts worry about the water - which usually kills and...
  • New York: Schools closed; some evacuations ordered 28-10-2012 09:50 PM

    New York: New York City announced the closings of it mass transit and school systems, both the nation's largest, and ordered residents to leave some low-lying areas Sunday ahead of the massive storm approaching the eastern third of the US. "A situation like this, you don't want to be overly...
  • Hurricane Irene: NY orders mandatory evacuation 26-08-2011 11:50 PM

    New York: Authorities in New York City ordered mandatory evacuation of all low-lying areas before Hurricane Irene hits, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Friday. Bloomberg told a press conference that the evacuation - estimated at more than 250,000 people - could begin when shelters open at 4 pm. "We've never...
  • School principal pushed for my arrest: Krittika 27-05-2011 12:25 PM

    New Delhi: Krittika Biswas, the daughter of an Indian diplomat who has sued New York City for $ 1.5 million after being wrongly arrested for sending obscene e-mails is accusing her school of singling her out. Krittika said, "The school principal actually pushed for my arrest before checking facts. I...
  • I was wrongly accused: Krittika to CNN-IBN 25-05-2011 10:03 PM

    An Indian diplomat's daughter sued NYC for $1.5 million after being wrongly arrested for sending obscene emails to teachers. ...
  • Now, 'Buddha Body' yoga for plus-size people 10-05-2011 11:17 AM

    New York: Buddha Body Yoga in New York City, offers small classes, individual attention, and plenty of blocks, bolsters, belts, balance balls and blankets to ease recalcitrant limbs into warriors poses. But there won't be the usual bevy of pony-tailed sylphs making pretzel shapes. Buddha Body yoga is strictly for...