New York

  • US Open 2014: What to watch at year's last Grand Slam 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Heading into the US Open, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won 36 of the past 38 Grand Slam titles, a stretch dating to the 2005 French Open. Nowadays, there seems to be a growing sense - or hope, maybe - among the best of the rest...
  • New York: Truck driver arrested for mowing down Sikh after calling him terrorist 3 days ago

    New York: A 55-year-old New York man accused of mowing down a Sikh man with his pickup truck after calling him a terrorist has been arrested on hate charges. Joseph Caleca, of Setauket on Long Island, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of attempted murder as a hate crime, assault as a...
  • 55-year-old New Yorker arrested for mowing down Sikh man 3 days ago

    New York: A 55-year-old man has been arrested in New York on charges that he called a Sikh man a "terrorist" and mowing him down with his pick-up truck, in an apparent hate crime. Police in Queens arrested Joseph Caleca of Setauket in Suffolk County and charged him with attempted murder...
  • Watch: India day parade in New York 5 days ago

    The 34th India day parade was on Sunday held in New York city marking India's 68th Independence day. The parade organised by the Federation of Indian Associations features close to 40 floats, 20 marching groups and 6 professional bands. ...
  • Subhash Khot wins the Nevanlinna prize for Mathematics, makes India proud August 14, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Nevanlinna prize winner Subhash Khot talks about how it is a proud moment for India. Khot is an Indian-American theoretical computer scientist at the New York university. He plans to develop research around the unique games conjecture proposed by him. ...
  • From jail, Subrata Roy tries to sell the New York Plaza August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: It's hardly the $30,000 a night royal suite, but after five months in India's biggest jail, the owner of the New York Plaza and London's Grosvenor House is thrilled to be able to use a modest office as he tries to sell the iconic hotels. Indian tycoon Subrata Roy...
  • Watch: The 'Lion King' Broadway cast takes over a New York City subway and sings 'Circle Of Life' August 9, 2014

    The Broadway cast of The Lion King took a break between shows on June 28 and took over a New York city subway car to give riders a little surprise. Last year the NYC subway served over 1 billion riders, and last year The Lion King became Broadway's first $1...
  • Indian American student to sue New York City August 9, 2014

    Washington: A 19-year-old Indian American student is set to sue the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York City for the physical injuries and trauma she suffered while riding a subway train which jumped tracks. Melanie Chandan, a student of Hunter College, said she injured her knees, arms, head and neck due...
  • New York museum pays tribute to Om Puri August 6, 2014

    New York: Veteran Indian actor Om Puri was honoured by a renowned museum here for his contribution to cinema through a special tribute that showcased clips from some of his finest films and highlighted the actor's journey from a theatre student to one of the most prominent actors. The tribute...
  • Frank Lampard joins Manchester City on loan August 6, 2014

    London: Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard began his loan spell at Premier League champions Manchester City on Wednesday, just two weeks after joining Major League Soccer club New York City FC. Lampard, 36, left Chelsea in June after 13 years at the club but will be back in the Premier League...
  • US: Protesting against racial slur, Sikh man hit, dragged by a truck for 30 feet August 4, 2014

    New York: A shocking case of alleged racial abuse in New York has left a 29-year-old Sikh man in critical condition. Sandeep Singh was allegedly hit by a truck and dragged for nearly 30 feet after an argument with the driver of a pick up truck driver who allegedly hurled...
  • Modi to address Indians at New York's Madison Square Garden August 3, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address thousands of Indian Americans at the famous Madison Square Garden in New York during his US visit in September, the event's organisers on Sunday said. In a statement, the Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP) announced the launch of a massive nationwide mobilisation campaign to...
  • Acid attack survivor Monica Singh to study at Parsons in New York August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Monica Singh, a 28-year-old acid attack survivor has achieved her goal and is set to pursue her course in fashion designing from the prestigious Parsons The New School for Designs in New York. Monica thanked CNN-IBN for helping her raise the amount to achieve her dreams. Monica wanted...
  • Frank Lampard set for Manchester City loan August 2, 2014

    Washington: Former Premier League side Chelsea star Frank Lampard will play for Manchester City under a loan deal from his new Major League Soccer team New York City FC, media reports said. Lampard, who spent 13 seasons with Chelsea, signed a two-year deal last week with New York City FC. He...
  • Spanish striker Villa vows to add to legacy in New York August 1, 2014

    New York: For Spanish striker David Villa, the chance to start afresh in Major League Soccer with New York City at Yankee Stadium proved irresistible in his quest to add to his legacy. Villa, Spain's all-time top scorer, last month became the first player signed by New York City FC, co-owned...
  • Frank Lampard joins New York City on two-year contract July 24, 2014

    Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has signed for new Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC on a two-year contract, the team said on Thursday. Lampard became New York's second major signing following the arrival of ex-Barcelona and Spain forward David Villa to the club which will join MLS...
  • Acid attack survivor Monica Singh to study at her dream New York fashion designing institute July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The story of 28-year-old Monica Singh is very inspiring. Monica is an acid attack survivor who has undergone 43 surgeries and now has a chance to study at her dream fashion designing institute in New York. About a decade ago, a man threw acid on Monica when she...
  • In case you are interested, there's a 'sex museum' in New York that has a bouncy castle called 'House of Boobs' July 11, 2014

    Shouts, giggles and selfies. Mildly titillating and lots of fun, bouncing around on giant inflatable boobs is the hit attraction of a hot and steamy New York summer. As temperatures rise and hemlines shorten, visitors flock to the Museum of Sex to jump up and down on an adult moonbounce (or...
  • Like a juror: Madonna does NYC jury duty, briefly July 8, 2014

    New York: Madonna has spent a little time living in the judicial world. The pop superstar turned up for jury duty Monday at a Manhattan state courthouse, quickly getting dismissed. She had gotten excused from a jury service date in May. This time, she was finished within two hours and wasn't questioned...
  • New York is 23rd US state to allow medical marijuana July 8, 2014

    New York: Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed a bill making New York the 23rd US state to legalize marijuana for medical use, in a growing momentum. The state's law requires a medical prescription for marijuana and limits its use to help treating patients with cancer, HIV, Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's,...
  • New York Times drops India Ink July 7, 2014

    Washington: Citing resource constraints, the New York Times has dropped its special "India Ink" section providing in-depth coverage of "The World's largest Democracy at a Crossroads" after a three year run. NYT though painted it only as a 'change of address" saying "that kind of specificity is no longer the way...
  • 30,000 spectators, TV audience of about one million: Hot dog eaters ready for famed New York contest July 4, 2014

    A seven-time hot dog-eating champion and the women's hot dog-eating champ will compete for their crowns again at the annual contest on Coney Island. Thirteen women and 17 men will compete Friday before a crowd of about 30,000 spectators and a TV audience of about one million. Joey Chestnut, who is 205...
  • 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...
  • Woman charged with arson for setting fire to kill spider June 29, 2014

    New York: A woman who tried to kill a spider by setting some towels on fire in her apartment has been arrested in the US state of Kansas on a charge of aggravated arson. Ginny M Griffith was arrested on Friday after five Hutchinson Fire Department units were called out to...
  • Soldiers may wear bulletproof spider silk in the future June 29, 2014

    New York: Soldiers of the future may be wearing bullet-proof material made from spider silk, a new research suggests. Researchers have genetically engineered silkworms to produce spider silk, and have used the material to create gloves that will soon undergo strength testing. "Spider silk in nature has truly unique properties....
  • Well, a tour of this should be fun! New York City soon to get a Morbid Anatomy Museum that explores death and all things morbid June 28, 2014

    A new museum opening in New York City this weekend promises a fascinating journey into the dark side. The Morbid Anatomy Museum opens Saturday in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The ribbon-cutting will include a "spirit photo booth" and traditional mourning food from a cookbook titled "Death Warmed Over." But creative director Joanna Ebenstein tells The...
  • Patrick Lee's 'Runner' is not for the serious reader but is perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon June 27, 2014

    Thrillers are not easy to write. There is always the case of what to give away and what to hide and also the fact that the reader, who reads the genre, has had some experience in figuring it all out. Then how does a writer get the reader to turn...
  • US man bitten while moving giant alligator off the road June 24, 2014

    New York: A US man is lucky to be alive after he was attacked by an 11-foot-long alligator while trying to move the reptile off the road, leaving him with 80 stitches. Glen Bonin and his friends were tempting fate by pulling the animal by its tail off Prater Road in...
  • New York Times prints a blank back page in support of jailed Al-Jazeera journalists June 24, 2014

    An Egyptian court on Monday convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison on terrorism-related charges after a trial dismissed by rights groups as a politically motivated sham. The verdict brought a landslide of international condemnation and calls for the newly elected president to intervene. The...
  • Mystery of missing 50,000-strong Persian army solved June 22, 2014

    London: Scientists have solved one of the greatest archaeological mysteries of all times: the sudden disappearance of a large Persian army of 50,000 men in the Egyptian desert around 524 BC. According to the Greek historian Herodotus, the Persian King Cambyses entered the Egyptian desert near Luxor (then Thebes) with 50,000...