Boston

  • After 2013 bombings, Boston Marathon under tight security 21-04-2014 11:55 AM

    Boston: For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square and plan for emergencies that could arise during the race. So many new people needed...
  • Pope appoints former child victim to church group on sex abuse 22-03-2014 11:00 PM

    Pope Francis on Saturday named a woman molested by a priest as a child to be part of a core group to help the Catholic Church fight the clerical sexual abuse of minors that has haunted it for over two decades The first eight members - four women and four...
  • Robin Thicke's concert to be cancelled at Boston University? 22-02-2014 04:02 PM

    Los Angeles: Students from Boston University have started a petition urging the school to cancel Robin Thicke's performance at their spring concert next month at the Agganis Arena. In the petition, they have urged that "it is a dishonor to our feminist history to symbolically idolize Robin Thicke by allowing...
  • BMVSS founder invited for Harvard India Conference in US 09-02-2014 11:59 AM

    DR Mehta, founder and chief patron of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti, producer of the world-famous Jaipur Foot, has been invited as a key speaker for the Harvard India Conference in United States. Mehta on Saturday left for the conference to be held at Boston in Massachusetts on February 15...
  • Biologist finds bottle released by Mass. scientist in 1956 08-02-2014 11:05 AM

    Boston: It was April 1956, and the No. 1 song was Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel." At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, scientist Dean Bumpus was busy releasing glass bottles in a large stretch of the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly 58 years later, a biologist studying grey seals off...
  • US to seek death penalty for accused Boston marathon bomber 31-01-2014 10:44 AM

    The United States will seek the death penalty for accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with planting homemade explosives devices that killed three people and wounded 264 at the Boston Marathon last year, the government's chief prosecutor said on Thursday. US Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement...
  • Heavy snowfall blankets US northeast 04-01-2014 08:10 AM

    Boston/New York: People across the northeastern United States on Friday dug out after a heavy snowfall that grounded flights, closed schools and government offices, caused at least three deaths and left the region in the grip of dangerously low temperatures. Boston was hard-hit by the first major winter storm of...
  • Google gearing up to build robots 17-12-2013 06:43 AM

    San Francisco: Google may be gearing up to build robots that resemble props in science-fiction movies as the ambitious Internet company expands into yet another technological frontier. To gather the expertise and research it needs, Google has purchased eight companies that specialise in robotics this year. The acquisitions are being...
  • Third friend of accused Boston bomber indicted for misleading probe 31-08-2013 02:22 AM

    A third college friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was indicted on charges he lied to federal investigators, the US Attorney General for Massachusetts said in a statement on Thursday. Robel Phillipos, 19, was one of the three people who removed a backpack full of fireworks and a...
  • Ben Affleck is the new Batman: The best of Twitter jokes 28-08-2013 02:05 PM

    New Delhi: Actor Ben Affleck will slip into the Batman suit for the lead role in the 'Man of Steel' sequel, Warner Bros Pictures announced. The announcement was made by Greg Silverman, president - creative development and worldwide production, and Sue Kroll, president - worldwide marketing and international distribution, Warner...
  • 7-year-old Boston bomb survivor using prosthetic leg 16-08-2013 10:10 AM

    A 7-year-old girl who lost part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings is learning to use a prosthetic leg as her family still mourns the death of her older brother in the April attack. The family of Jane Richard and the late 8-year-old Martin Richard said on...
  • Boston's underworld kingpin James Whitey Bulger convicted of murder, racketeering 13-08-2013 11:01 AM

    James "Whitey" Bulger, a brutal gangster who ruled over Boston's criminal underworld in the 1970s and '80s and evaded capture for 16 years, was found guilty of murder and racketeering by a jury on Monday and will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. The 83-year-old Bulger, dressed...
  • US: Obama 'disappointed' over Russia's decision on Snowden 07-08-2013 01:05 PM

    Washington: President Barack Obama has said he was "disappointed" that Russia had granted temporary asylum to CIA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, but confirmed that he would attend the G-20 Summit in 2013 in Russia. "I was disappointed because, you know, even though we don't have an extradition treaty with them, traditionally...
  • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to buy the Washington Post 06-08-2013 06:45 AM

    Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos will buy the Washington Post newspaper for $250 million in a surprise deal that ends the Graham family's 80-year ownership and hands one of the country's most influential publications to the tech entrepreneur. Bezos, hailed by many as a visionary who helped transform Internet retail,...
  • Stem cell therapy wipes out HIV in two patients: Report 04-07-2013 01:50 PM

    London: Two men with HIV have been off AIDS drugs for several months after receiving stem-cell transplants for cancer that appear to have cleared the virus from their bodies, researchers reported on Wednesday. Both patients, who were treated in Boston and had been on long-term drug therapy to control their...
  • Boston blasts suspect Tsarnaev indicted on 30 counts 28-06-2013 09:19 AM

    Boston: The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been indicted on 30 counts. A Federal grand jury charged him with killing four people -- three spectators who died in the bombings and a police officer ambushed in his cruiser a few days later. Besides that, he...
  • Accused Boston Marathon bomber charged in four deaths 28-06-2013 02:17 AM

    Boston: A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on charges of killing four people in the largest mass-casualty attack on US soil since September 11, 2001. The 30-count indictment filed in Boston federal court charges the 19-year-old ethnic Chechen with setting off two homemade...
  • FBI missed Boston warning: Russian official 04-06-2013 11:33 PM

    Moscow: A senior Russian official said on Tuesday that the Boston Marathon bombings could have been prevented if American officials had followed through with Russian intelligence. Officials previously hewed to President Vladimir Putin's statement that Russia had no information that could have prevented the attacks. "The Russian side warned the...
  • US: Bail denied to teen accused of Facebook terror post 25-05-2013 06:35 AM

    Boston: A judge denied bail on Friday to a Massachusetts teenager who was arrested on terrorism charges after posting lyrics on his Facebook page suggesting he could do worse than the Boston Marathon bombers. Cameron D'Ambrosio, an 18-year-old aspiring rapper from Methuen, about 30 miles (50 km) north of Boston,...
  • Man shot to death while questioned during Boston probe 23-05-2013 08:59 AM

    Orlando: A Chechen immigrant was shot to death by authorities in central Florida on early Wednesday after he turned violent while being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, officials said. Ibragim Todashev, a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter, was fatally shot at his Orlando...
  • US: India seeks access to 26/11convicts Rana, Headley 22-05-2013 12:27 PM

    Washington: India has sought access from the US to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack convict David Headley and his accomplice Tahawwur Rana - both of whom were sentenced by a Chicago court after being found guilty of terrorism charges. While there was no official word from either side on the...
  • Officer shot in Boston Marathon showdown wants to work 20-05-2013 06:46 AM

    Boston: With a bullet still in his body, the police officer who survived a showdown with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects said on Sunday he's determined to return to duty. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Officer Richard Donahue has been recovering alongside victims injured in the April 15, 2013 attack by...
  • US: 60 hurt as two trains collide in Connecticut 18-05-2013 09:30 AM

    New York: Two passenger trains heading in opposite directions collided during rush hour in southwestern Connecticut, injuring 60 people, five of them critically, and closing the key corridor between New York and Boston. A Metro-North train heading from New Haven to New York City derailed around 6:10 pm on Friday,...
  • Boston: Court rejects defence bid to photograph Dzhokhar 18-05-2013 07:15 AM

    Boston: A judge has rejected a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who want to take periodic photos of him in prison. US Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler on Friday said the prison where Tsarnaev is housed has a policy against visitors bringing cameras. Tsarnaev's lawyers argued...
  • New issue of al Qaeda magazine out, contents hacked 17-05-2013 05:42 PM

    Washington: A purported new issue of an English-language al Qaeda magazine, linked to the Boston terrorist attacks, has been posted on the web but its contents were hacked. The "Inspire" magazine, produced by al Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate - al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which regularly includes how-to instructions for...
  • Boston Marathon runners to be given another chance to finish 17-05-2013 09:14 AM

    Boston: Thousands of runners whose Boston Marathon was cut short by the deadly bombings at the finish line will be invited back next year, the organizer of the world-famous race said on Thursday. The Boston Marathon attracts runners from the United States and all over the world who sometimes train...
  • 'Boston suspect left note in boat blaming US wars for attack' 16-05-2013 10:50 PM

    Boston: The lone-surviving Boston bombings suspect has claimed responsibility for the deadly terror attack in a note written on the wall of the boat he hid in, saying it was retribution for US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, left a note in the boat...
  • India most important partner in Asia: US 12-05-2013 07:52 AM

    Washington: There is no more important partner for the United States in Asia than India and the growing convergence interests and outlook has brought about unprecedented cooperation between the two nations on regional and global security, a top US official has said. "President Obama has called our partnership with India...
  • Boston bombing suspect buried in Virginia cemetery 11-05-2013 07:35 AM

    Doswell: Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a cemetery in central Virginia, infuriating some members of the area's Islamic community who say they weren't consulted and flooring at least one neighbor who said she didn't even know she lived near a burial ground. The secret interment...
  • US: Bombing suspect's family struggles to find burial site 07-05-2013 06:38 AM

    Boston: The body of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev remained in limbo on Monday as his family searched for a cemetery that would accept the remains. Several Massachusetts cemeteries have refused to bury Tsarnaev, and protesters have staked out the Worcester funeral home holding the body. Despite a plea...