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  • Victor Banerjee's 'Ekhon Nedekha Nadir Xipaare' bags audience choice award in US fest 19-03-2014 11:56 AM

    New Delhi: Actor Victor Banerjee starrer 'Ekhon Nedekha Nadir Xipaare', a socio-political Assamese thriller set in the river island of Majuli, has won the audience choice award in the North Carolina film fest. The film also stars Sanjay Suri, Raj Zutshi, Preeti Jhangiani and Bidita Bag. "The Audience Choice Award...
  • Fast food not driving childhood obesity: Study 16-01-2014 03:46 PM

    Fast food is not the main culprit behind rising childhood obesity rates, a new study has claimed. While rising fast-food consumption has been considered the major factor causing rapid increases in childhood obesity for years, researchers said fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long...
  • US: Newlyweds stabbed, garotted man because they wanted to kill someone together 07-12-2013 12:18 PM

    Sunbury: Newlyweds just three weeks removed from their wedding day lured a Pennsylvania man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said. Elytte Barbour told officers before his arrest Friday night that he and his wife, Miranda, had planned to kill before...
  • US: Atom bomb nearly exploded over North Carolina in 1961, claim secret documents 21-09-2013 04:52 PM

    A US atom bomb nearly exploded in 1961 over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima, according to a declassified document published in a British newspaper on Friday. The Guardian newspaper said the document, obtained by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under...
  • Monfils retires in the final to hand Melzer Winston-Salem trophy 25-08-2013 09:17 AM

    North Carolina: Austria's Jurgen Melzer didn't want to spend a week in New York with all the craziness surrounding the start of the US Open. Instead, he spent the week training and playing in the relative quiet of North Carolina and came away with a champion's trophy and a big...
  • Querrey, Monfils reach quarters in North Carolina 22-08-2013 09:15 AM

    North Carolina: Sam Querrey wants to get in as many matches as he can to prepare for next week's US Open. Yet Querrey nearly saw his preparations come to an early end on Wednesday, struggling early before edging Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 4-6, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (12) to advance to the...
  • Gunman shoots 4 outside North Carolina law firm, Walmart 22-06-2013 06:29 AM

    A man armed with a shotgun and a bag of ammunition opened fire outside a law firm and a Walmart store in Greenville, North Carolina, on Friday, shooting four people before police shot him, the city's police chief said. The suspect and the victims underwent surgery for gunshot wounds and...
  • US: Superstorm threat prompts emergency declarations 28-10-2012 09:55 PM

    Ship Bottom (US): Governors from North Carolina to Connecticut declared states of emergency and Delaware ordered mandatory evacuations for coastal communities as Hurricane Sandy lumbered north from the Caribbean where it left nearly 60 dead to threaten the eastern US with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow. Officials...
  • US: Hurricane Irene weakens but remains a threat 29-08-2011 08:58 AM

    Hurricane Irene which hit New York and the US east coast has weakened but still poses a threat. It's now been downgraded to a tropical storm. ...
  • Tropical Storm Jose brushes past Bermuda 29-08-2011 08:32 AM

    Bermuda: Tropical Storm Jose spun just to the west of Bermuda on Sunday, buffeting the wealthy British territory with gusty winds and intermittent showers before heading out into the open Atlantic. The 10th named storm of the season passed about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of Bermuda with sustained winds...
  • US: Hurricane Irene death toll rises to 20 29-08-2011 07:46 AM

    New York: Hurricane Irene swept through Manhattan on Sunday but reserved the worst of its fury for towns and suburbs up and down the northeastern United States where driving rain and flood tides inundated homes and cut power to millions. On its march up the East Coast over the weekend,...
  • US officials urge vigilance as Irene weakens 29-08-2011 07:13 AM

    Washington: Obama administration officials said on Sunday that the worst of Tropical Storm Irene may be over for many on the East Coast, though they urged communities still in the storm's path to remain vigilant. President Barack Obama and top administration officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, Treasury Secretary Timothy...
  • After Irene: Severe flooding feared within days 29-08-2011 12:10 AM

    Kill Devil Hills: From North Carolina to New Jersey, Hurricane Irene's winds and storm surge fell short of the doomsday predictions. But the danger is far from over, With rivers still rising, severe flooding is feared across much of the East Coast over the next few days. More than 4.5...
  • Hurricane Irene: advisors update President Obama 28-08-2011 11:50 PM

    Washington: President Barack Obama held a video conference on Sunday with key officials involved in the response to Hurricane Irene as the storm pounded New York City with winds and heavy rain. "The President was updated on the response and recovery efforts that are currently under way in coordination with...
  • Millions left in darkness as Irene batters US 28-08-2011 09:29 AM

    Washington: Hurricane Irene slammed eastern parts of the United States with strong winds and heavy rain, leaving millions powerless, thousands forced to evacuate, with reports of at least 10 dead and substantial damages to properties. US President Barack Obama himself was on top of the things personally monitoring the preparedness...
  • New York shuts down ahead of Hurricane Irene 28-08-2011 07:49 AM

    New York: Times Square emptied out and evacuation shelters filled up as New York City shut down on Saturday ahead of Hurricane Irene, which charged up the East Coast on a direct path toward the world financial capital. New Yorkers deserted the streets and took cover from a rare hurricane...
  • US: Hurricane Irene hits North Carolina 27-08-2011 08:59 PM

    North Carolina: Hurricane Irene howled ashore in North Carolina on Saturday on a path that triggered evacuations in New York and threatened the densely populated East Coast with flooding and power outages. New York City ordered unprecedented evacuations and transit shutdowns as states from the Carolinas to Maine declared emergencies...
  • US: Obama declares emergency in four States 27-08-2011 04:53 PM

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Saturday declared emergency in three States of New York, Virginia and Massachusetts which empowered federal agencies to take all steps required to protect people and properties, as hurricane Irene with a sustained wind speed of 100 miles per hour gushed toward the eastern shores of...
  • Obama pushes jobs plan in North Carolina 14-06-2011 12:40 AM

    Durham: President Barack Obama promoted job creation on Monday in politically important North Carolina, trying to assure Americans he's focused on their No. 1 concern - and his greatest political weakness - as his potential GOP presidential opponents prepared to target his economic policies in their first major debate. Speaking...
  • 45 killed as storm ravages US cities 18-04-2011 11:53 AM

    North Carolina: A tornado-spewing storm system that killed at least 45 people across half the country unleashed its worst fury on North Carolina, where homes broke apart, trees snapped and livestock were swept into the air. Residents in the capital city and rural hamlets alike on Sunday mourned the dead,...
  • At least 37 dead in storm across 6 US states 17-04-2011 08:45 PM

    Raleigh: A furious storm system that kicked up tornadoes, flash floods and hail as big as softballs has left at least 37 people dead on a rampage that has stretched for days as it barreled from Oklahoma to North Carolina and Virginia. Emergency crews searched for victims in hard-hit swaths...
  • Mass killings at Alzheimer's facility in North Carolina 30-03-2009 01:10 PM

    Authorities say 7 residents and one nurse were killed in the 10 am Rampage. ...
  • Nice guys finish first, says new study 18-03-2009 10:42 AM

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  • Obama sweeps N Carolina, Hillary manages to get Indiana 07-05-2008 08:12 AM

    Wellington: A broken bone in his left forearm forced New Zealand captain Ross Taylor out of action on the last day of the final Test against South Africa. Taylor was on 18 on Monday when he was struck by a rising ball from Morne Morkel and rushed to hospital. An...
  • Hillary, Obama battle it out in Indiana 07-05-2008 01:40 AM

    Islamabad: The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board says he is in talks with couple of other countries if Bangladesh does not tour next month. Zaka Ashraf says he doesn't want to disclose which cricket boards they are and will wait until Bangladesh make a decision. Bangladesh's cricket board has...
  • IIT mourns slain alumnus Abhijeet 21-01-2008 05:16 PM

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians bounced back in splendid fashion after a loss in their previous game by beating Kings XI Punjab by 23 runs and regain the pole position in the Indian Premier League on Monday. Batting first, half centuries from skipper Sachin Tendulkar and Ambati Rayudu helped them score a...
  • Indian student murder in US no gang violence: Cops 21-01-2008 12:50 PM

    Melbourne: In the twilight of his cricket career, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting could be seen swinging a golf club next summer as he might be given a sponsor's exemption in one of the major tournaments here. According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, "Ponting's reputation as a supreme...