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  • Tribeca Film Festival opens with 'Saturday Night Live' documentary Yesterday

    New York: The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off with a special screening of 'Live From New York,' a warts-and-all documentary that looks at the storied 40-year history of the late night comedy show 'Saturday Night Live.' Vietnamese-American filmmaker Bao Nguyen's movie, which opened the festival on Wednesday night, traces the show's...
  • Indian-origin Satya Nadella tops global CEO pay chart 2 days ago

    New York: With a pay package of USD 84.3 million (Rs 525 crore) a year, technology giant Microsoft's Indian-origin chief Satya Nadella has emerged as the top-paid CEO in the US, as per a new list. The Equilar 100 CEO Pay Study, an analysis of CEO...
  • International Hindi Centre to be set up in US 5 days ago

    New York: With a view to promote Hindi as a world language, plans are underway to establish a 'Hindi Centre' near New York that will serve as an academic and cultural hub and facilitate exchange programmes between Indian and American universities. Consul General Ambassador Dnyaneshwar Mulay assured the Indian government's support...
  • Hillary Clinton takes road trip to Iowa for first campaign event 5 days ago

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton is hitting the road as she starts her 2016 presidential campaign - quite literally. Clinton left on Sunday on a road trip from her home in Chappaqua, New York, in a van headed for Iowa, home of the nation's first presidential caucuses. The former secretary of state announced...
  • New York woman with eight husbands denies fraud charges 6 days ago

    A New York City woman accused of being married to eight men at the same time pleaded not guilty in state court in the Bronx on Friday to two counts of felony fraud that prosecutors say stemmed from a scheme to gain U.S. citizenship for grooms from countries "red flagged"...
  • Barack Obama promises 'tough conversation' with Arab allies over security: New York Times April 6, 2015

    Washington: President Barack Obama said he would have a "tough conversation" with America's Gulf Arab allies in which he would promise strong U.S. support against external enemies but tell them they must address internal political challenges. In an interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman published on Sunday, he said...
  • Two New York City women arrested in alleged bomb plot April 2, 2015

    New York: Two New York City women have been arrested in an alleged conspiracy to build a bomb and wage a "terrorist attack" in the United States, according to a federal criminal complaint made public on Thursday. Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, devised a plot to target police, government...
  • The all-new Chevrolet Spark (Chevrolet Beat for India) unveiled April 2, 2015

    After releasing teasers of the new Chevrolet Spark (Beat for India), General Motors has finally unveiled the car at the New York Auto Show 2015. The new Chevrolet Beat sits on a slightly longer wheelbase and loses out on that youthful design seen in the previous car. General Motors says that...
  • Honda unveils redesigned ultra-sporty Civic coupe April 2, 2015

    New York: If a sporty lime-green metallic coupe shown at the New York auto show is any indication, Honda isn't playing it safe with the Civic anymore. When the company last rolled out a new Civic four years ago, it took no risks. The car was panned for unremarkable looks and...
  • Rio Mobile launches three new Android phones in India at Rs 3399 onwards March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Rio Mobile, under its exclusive partnership with Snapdeal, has rolled out three affordable Android smartphones in India with prices starting Rs 3,399 onwards. These budget smartphones are inspired by and named after three globally renowned cities - New York, Paris and London, and do not come with pre-loaded app...
  • US woman faces 25 years in prison for killing Indian man March 17, 2015

    New York: A 33-year-old woman in the US faces up to 25 years in prison for pleading guilty to pushing an Indian man to death in front of a subway train in 2012. Erika Menendez, a resident of Queens, New York, pleaded guilty before Queens Supreme Court Justice Gregory Lasak last...
  • Photo sharing on social media killing real-life enjoyment March 16, 2015

    New York: Is your penchant for sharing photos on social networking sites preventing you from enjoying real life experiences? May be, suggests a new study. The study has found that 58 percent of people believe that "posting the perfect picture has prevented them from enjoying life's experiences". The study was conducted by...
  • US: Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence; 6 injured March 6, 2015

    New York: A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at New York City's LaGuardia Airport while landing during a snowstorm, crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to rest with its nose perilously close to the edge of an icy bay. Photos showed the nose of the plane resting on...
  • Franco, Gere movies among entries at Tribeca Film Festival March 4, 2015

    New York: The 14th-annual Tribeca Film Festival will feature documentaries on Cuban muscle cars, New Yorker cartoonists and police stun guns. The downtown New York festival announced half its slate Tuesday, previewing the films that will play in competition. The festival will feature documentaries across a wide spectrum of subjects, including "Indian...
  • Sahara defaults on loan taken by Bank of China, prompts legal action March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another development which will compound trouble for Sahara group, Bank of China may initiate legal action against it for defaulting on a loan, sources said. The sources also said Bank of China had financed Sahara's hotel buys for nearly $900 million. The development takes place even as...
  • Young Sikh boy racially abused in US, video goes viral March 2, 2015

    New York: In a shocking case of racism, a young Sikh boy in the US state of Georgia has been called a "terrorist" by a group of school children, with the video of the abuse now going viral on the Internet. In the video posted on Inquisitr, the bespectacled Sikh boy...
  • How Niagara Falls freezes ... or does it? February 25, 2015

    New York: It's a stunning site: Niagara Falls, the world's most famous waterfall, apparently frozen in place. The icy spectacle, brought on by weeks of severe cold, has drawn a steady flow of intrepid tourists. But are the Falls really frozen? Not exactly. Here's a brief explanation of what really...
  • Barack Obama does not love America, says Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani February 20, 2015

    Washington: Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has sparked off a political firestorm in the US with his remarks that President Barack Obama does not love America, a comment termed as "horrible" by the White House. "I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but...
  • Alia Bhatt to take a body language course in New York after completing 'Shandaar' February 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Alia Bhatt who is getting all set for her next release Shandaar is all excited. Alia at the moment is preparing for her next film. Once Alia is done shooting for her next film in her break time she will be going to New York She will not be going...
  • Foreign media questions PM Modi's 'deafening silence' on religious intolerance February 7, 2015

    New York: A day after President Barack Obama had said that religious "intolerance" in India would have shocked Mahatma Gandhi, The New York Times in an editorial titled 'Modi's Dangerous Silence' asked "What will it take for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak out about the mounting violence against India's...
  • Naomi Campbell: Spreading awareness about Ebola and its prevention is crucial January 30, 2015

    London: Supermodel Naomi Campbell will begin London Fashion Week with her charity show Feb 19 to raise money for the Ebola crisis in West Africa. The 44-year-old, who announced her Fashion for Relief foundation, would be putting on a catwalk show to raise money for the Ebola crisis last year. She...
  • Blizzard hits Boston, New England; spares New York despite forecasts January 28, 2015

    Boston/ New York: A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was forecast to keep falling into...
  • Snowstorm sweeps northeast, New York spared its brunt January 27, 2015

    New York: A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, dropping as much as 2 feet (60 cm) of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York City fell short of dire predictions. The governors of New York and New Jersey lifted travel bans they...
  • Emergency declared in New York as 'life-threatening blizzard' creates havoc January 27, 2015

    New York: A massive, wind-whipped blizzard slammed into the US Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region in 2012. The potentially historic storm which could affect 20 per...
  • New York: 4-year-old girl calls 911, saves pregnant mother January 25, 2015

    New York: A 4-year-old American girl has been called a hero for helping her pregnant mother and calling emergency service operators to take her mom, suffering a seizure, to hospital. Calise Manning's mother Centerria, who was 9-months pregnant and epileptic, had apparently fallen to the floor in the midst of...
  • American media largely ignores Obama's India visit, some give cursory coverage January 25, 2015

    Washington: Indian media has been covering the US President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to India non-stop. Indeed, it is one of the biggest media events of the New Year. But, the American media has largely ignored Obama's visit to India to be the chief guest...