San Francisco

  • Dozens of Indian passports stolen from San Francisco 11-03-2014 08:07 AM

    Washington: Several dozen Indian passports have reportedly been stolen from a private company, to which the Indian Consulate in San Francisco outsourced various visa and passport related services. The serious breach of security is being investigated by the San Francisco Police Department. Both the Indian Consulate and the local police...
  • Google's commuter buses get security guards 17-01-2014 02:26 PM

    San Francisco: First, San Francisco-based commuters to Google got buses with plush seats and free WiFi. Now, they are getting security. In recent days, men with earpieces have closely monitored passengers boarding Google commuter buses at the site of at least one bus stop in San Francisco's Mission District. Their...
  • Bullet bounces off robbery victim's face, shoots mugger dead! 01-01-2014 08:27 PM

    Los Angeles: In a bizarre mugging incident, a 16-year-old robber was killed after a bullet fired by an accomplice ricocheted off their victim's face and hit him. A man was walking along the Alemany Boulevard in San Francisco when a group of boys approached him and demanded his cellphone, police...
  • Google's mystery barge in San Francisco Bay under investigation 05-12-2013 05:36 PM

    San Francisco: The agency that oversees development in the San Francisco Bay in California has begun a formal investigation into the construction of a secretive Google Inc barge on an island in the bay. The probe, which began in the past week, will examine what permits are needed to build...
  • Scientists invent new sunglasses that power your cell phone 17-11-2013 05:46 PM

    What can you do with your sunglasses when the Sun goes down? You can use them to charge your smartphone! An Indian designer based in the US has turned a pair of sunglasses into a smartphone charging device by adding solar panels to them. Sayalee Kaluskar's The Ray-Ban Shama Shades...
  • 5-year-old Batkid 'saves' San Francisco, becomes social media darling 16-11-2013 12:58 PM

    San Francisco: Dressed in a black Batman costume, his fists clenched as he took on foe after foe around San Francisco, a 5-year-old boy who has battled leukaemia for years fulfilled his wish on Friday to be his favourite superhero. In the process, Miles Scott became a darling of social...
  • Google says mysterious barges will be interactive learning space 07-11-2013 01:00 PM

    Internet giant Google says it is exploring using two large barges on the East and West coasts as interactive learning centres. A statement released Wednesday from Google's press centre helps end weeks of speculation about the purpose of structures on two barges, one being built in the San Francisco Bay,...
  • What secret project is Google building in San Francisco Bay? 05-11-2013 02:41 PM

    San Francisco's mayor says he doesn't know what it is. Police say it's not their jurisdiction. And government inspectors are sworn to secrecy. Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges...
  • United Airlines to honour free tickets it accidentally gave away to lucky customers 14-09-2013 08:10 AM

    United Airlines has said that it will honour the tickets it accidentally gave away for free. The decision is good news for people who snapped up the tickets on Friday after United listed airfares at USD 0. Many customers got tickets for USD 5 or USD 10, paying only the...
  • Fast-moving wildfire near Yosemite threatens power in San Francisco 25-08-2013 04:40 AM

    A wildfire raging at the edge of Yosemite National Park is threatening power lines that provide electricity to San Francisco, prompting California Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency. The fire has damaged the electrical infrastructure serving the city, and forced the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to...
  • Hyperloop: PayPal co-founder Elon Musk unveils 1100 kmph transport concept 13-08-2013 04:14 PM

    Los Angeles: Imagine strapping into a car-sized capsule and hurtling through a tube at more than 700 mph (1126.54 kmph) - not for the thrill of it, but to get where you need to go. On Monday, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled a transportation concept that he said could whisk...
  • Watch: Annual march for graduated Penguins in US 29-07-2013 09:16 AM

    In a San Francisco zoo, a group of baby penguins waddled to their new home on Penguin Island. This annual march celebrates their graduation from the 'Fish School'. After graduation, they get to reunite with their fellow penguins in the world's largest captive Magellanic penguin colony. ...
  • NTSB apologises for gaffe over derogatory Asiana pilot names 13-07-2013 12:05 PM

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) apologised on Friday after an intern mistakenly confirmed to a local television station racially offensive fake names for the pilots of an Asiana flight that crashed in San Francisco. "The National Transportation Safety Board apologises for inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed...
  • San Francisco: Asiana flight tried to abort landing 08-07-2013 02:44 AM

    San Francisco: A federal safety official said the cockpit voice recorder from Asiana Airlines Flight 214 showed the jetliner tried to abort its landing and come around for another try 1.5 seconds before it crashed at San Francisco airport. National Transportation Safety Board chief Deborah Hersman said at a news...
  • San Francisco: Survivor could see runway through hole in tail 08-07-2013 12:50 AM

    San Francisco: A man who walked out of the back of the jetliner that crashed in San Francisco says he saw the runway from a gaping hole in the back of the plane where the aircraft's kitchen used to be. Shi Da, a product manager at an Internet company, says...
  • San Francisco: Two killed in plane crash; three Indians among 305 lucky survivors 07-07-2013 10:32 PM

    San Francisco/Washington: Three Indians were among 305 passengers who miraculously survived when an Asiana Airlines flight crashed, broke into pieces and caught fire while landing at San Francisco airport, killing two Chinese students and leaving 49 others seriously injured. Flight OZ214 had 307 people on board -- 291 passengers and...
  • No signs of terrorism in Boeing 777 plane crash, say security officials 07-07-2013 09:45 PM

    An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 with 307 people on board crashed and burst into flames as it landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday after a flight from Seoul, killing two people and sending more than 180 to local hospitals. ...
  • Snapshot: Heartbreaking images of San Francisco plane crash 07-07-2013 10:27 AM

    An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed at San Francisco International Airport in California. The plane with 307 people on board crashed and burst into flames as it landed on the airport on Saturday after a flight from Seoul, killing two people and sending more than 180 to local hospitals. ...
  • US: Boeing 777 crash lands; 2 killed, many injured 07-07-2013 07:50 AM

    San Francisco: An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 with 307 people on board crashed and burst into flames as it landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday after a flight from Seoul, and initial reports said two people were killed and more than 130 sent to hospitals. After approaching the...
  • Police: Picasso drawing stolen from SF gallery 06-07-2011 12:07 PM

    San Francisco: Police are on the hunt for a man who walked into a San Francisco art gallery, grabbed a valuable pencil drawing by Pablo Picasso off the wall and fled in a waiting taxicab. Police on Tuesday said the drawing, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, was taken from...
  • San Francisco hopes tech boom isn't Bubble 2.0 11-04-2011 10:16 AM

    San Francisco: A certain feeling is back in San Francisco. Murmurings of stock market riches. Twenty-something entrepreneurs as celebrities. Lamborghinis parked next to taco trucks. Driven by social media and mobile startups, the money is flowing in the city's tech industry again, a decade after the dot-com boom minted overnight...
  • New forms of 'zombie ant' fungi discovered 14-03-2011 05:26 PM

    San Francisco: Scientists have discovered four types of fungus in the Brazilian rainforest that can take control of ants. These zombie fungi alter the behaviour of the Carpenter ant and kill the insect in a spot where the fungus has ideal conditions for its spores. The fungi were found in...
  • First gay museum opens in US 13-01-2011 12:07 PM

    San Francisco: The first gay museum in the US is opening in San Francisco, cementing the city's reputation as a mecca for alternative lifestyles. The institution, which gets its grand opening Thursday, is known as the GLBT History Museum, using the common acronym for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender. The...
  • Hijack threat halts American Airlines flight 20-08-2010 01:33 PM

    San Francisco: A hijack threat halted an American Airlines flight just before takeoff, leaving the New York-bound jet sitting on the tarmac for several hours while it was searched and passengers were removed for extra scrutiny. The FBI later determined that the telephoned threat wasn't credible, but in the wake...
  • 60 injured in US light-rail collision 20-07-2009 03:45 PM

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  • Love triangle of penguins creates story at zoo 17-07-2009 04:21 PM

    The duo were a celebrated two some who even hatched an egg together. ...
  • Olympic torch run: US loses sleep over Richard Gere 10-04-2008 12:19 AM

    Perth: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday made a surprise revelation that he may retire from Test cricket if he is to play in the 2015 cricket World Cup. If I have to see through the 2015 (World Cup), I would have to retire from one of the formats,...
  • Olympics torch arrives San Francisco 08-04-2008 11:08 PM

    Sydney: Cricket Australia (CA) is not really surprised by pace sensation James Pattinson's injury breakdown in the ongoing Test series against India as it did not expect him to last all the four matches without getting rest in between. CA team performance manager Pat Howard said in the final analysis...