Connecticut

  • Scholars visit US birthplace of 'The Jungle Book' 08-10-2013 10:13 AM

    Mention the name Rudyard Kipling, and images of tropical forests, mongooses and cobras come to mind " not the snowy vistas of Vermont. But that's exactly where many of the British writer's best-known tales, including "The Jungle Book," took shape. In honour of his connections to Vermont, a group of...
  • 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,...
  • Nearly 50 hurt as two trains collide in Connecticut 18-05-2013 07:02 AM

    Nearly 50 people were injured on Friday when two commuter trains collided during evening rush hour near the Connecticut town of Fairfield, shutting down Amtrak service between New York and Boston indefinitely, police and transit officials said. Authorities said there were no reports of fatalities in the accident that occurred...
  • Connecticut shootout: Victim's mother pleads for gun control 13-04-2013 07:53 PM

    Washington: Holding back tears, the mother of a six year-old boy, who was murdered alongside 19 other children in Connecticut four months ago, made a passionate plea from the White House for Americans and their leaders to embrace her call for stricter gun control laws. In a significant departure from...
  • In emotional meeting, Newtown families comfort senator 11-04-2013 07:58 AM

    Washington: Senator Joe Manchin became so emotional on Wednesday about the Newtown massacre and his push for background checks for gun buyers that parents whose children were killed at the Connecticut school in December were moved to comfort him. "I'm a parent, I'm a grandparent," the West Virginia Democrat told...
  • Newtown gunman had access to huge weapons cache 29-03-2013 05:05 PM

    Newtown, Connecticut: When Adam Lanza walked out of his house for the last time, he left behind firearms and knives and more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition, taking only four guns, thinking they would suffice. He loaded the weapons into his car, drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School, blasted his...
  • US: Newtown gunman had access to huge weapons cache 29-03-2013 04:46 AM

    Newtown: When Adam Lanza walked out of his house for the last time, he left behind firearms and knives and more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition - taking only four guns. He loaded the weapons into his car, drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School, blasted his way into the building...
  • Connecticut shootout: Students return to Newton school 03-01-2013 03:39 PM

    Dozens of people have worked tirelessly over the holidays to bring the school back to normality. ...
  • Connecticut school shooting worst day of my Presidency: Obama 31-12-2012 11:27 AM

    As the year winds down to a close US President Barack Obama has said the school shooting at Newtown, Connecticut, was the worst day of his presidency. ...
  • Obama sets January deadline to address gun violence 20-12-2012 01:34 PM

    Washington: In the wake of the huge public outcry over the deadly Connecticut elementary school massacre, President Barack Obama has set a January deadline for proposals to deal with gun violence in the United States. Five days after last week's massacre that left 26, including 20 children, dead, Obama on...
  • US: Obama sets Jan deadline for gun proposals 19-12-2012 11:54 PM

    Washington: Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama tasked his administration Wednesday with creating concrete proposals to reduce the gun violence that has plagued the country. "This time, the words need to lead to action," said Obama, who set a January deadline for the recommendations. He tasked...
  • There are several loopholes in Arms Act 1962: Binalakshmi Nepram 19-12-2012 04:30 PM

    The recent massacre of children and their teachers at a Newtown, Connecticut, school saw the debate on gun law resume in the United States where more than 270 million guns are in public hands. India, incidentally, has the second largest number of guns (46 million) in public hands in the...
  • US: Utah boy brings gun to school, cites Newtown fears 19-12-2012 07:22 AM

    Salt Lake City: A Utah sixth-grader caught with a gun at school told administrators he brought the weapon to defend himself in case of an attack similar to last week's mass shooting at a Connecticut school, officials said on Tuesday. The 11-year-old was being held in juvenile detention on suspicion...
  • US: Students return to class after Connecticut shooting 18-12-2012 10:29 PM

    Newtown: Students returned to school in the shattered Connecticut town of Newtown on Tuesday for the first time since a gunman's rampage killed 26 people in an elementary school, altering the gun control debate in Washington and forcing a retailer to pull guns from shelves. Sandy Hook Elementary, where 20-year-old...
  • Jack Reacher: Gun scene cut from marketing videos 18-12-2012 05:51 PM

    Los Angeles: Paramount studio has reportedly decided to make several cuts in the publicity videos of Tom Cruise starrer crime drama 'Jack Reacher' in wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The film, releasing this Friday in the US, stars Cruise as a hard-boiled former military cop trying to...
  • US: Two funerals begin a sad procession in Connecticut 18-12-2012 05:33 AM

    Newtown: Opening a long and almost unbearable procession of grief, Newtown began burying its dead Monday, laying to rest two 6-year-old boys - one who was crazy about the New York Giants and one whose twin sister survived the rampage. Two funeral homes filled with mourners for Noah Pozner and...
  • US: Text of eulogy for 6-year-old shooting victim 18-12-2012 01:54 AM

    A message read at the funeral of 6-year-old Noah Pozner by his uncle Alexis Haller, of Woodinville, Wash.: On Friday, December 14, we tragically lost a most beloved member of our family. Noah was a 6-year-old little boy, and he was so dear to all of our hearts. Words cannot...
  • US: Students nervously return to school after shooting 18-12-2012 01:22 AM

    Lilly Rosell contemplated keeping her 7-year-old daughter at home on the first day of classes since the Connecticut elementary school massacre, but she ultimately decided, like so many other parents, there was only so much she could do to keep her daughter safe. "I'm panicking here to be honest," Rosell,...