Massachusetts

  • Body of 28-year-old MIT graduate found in Ladakh ravine, family says she slipped and fell during her morning run June 23, 2014

    A 28-year-old graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has died in Ladakh, President L Rafael Reif said in an email to the MIT community. Kaitlin R Goldstein was a fourth-year graduate student in architecture and in MIT's Building Technology Program. Her body was found in a ravine below a...
  • 7 aboard NJ-bound plane die in fiery crash in Massachusetts: Officials June 1, 2014

    Bedford: All seven people aboard a private plane that crashed in a Massachusetts air field and erupted into a fireball have been killed, authorities said. "There were no survivors," said Matthew Brelis, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which operates Hanscom Field in Bedford, where the Gulfstream IV crashed as...
  • After ruling, Massachusetts bans 'upskirt' photos March 8, 2014

    Boston: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill on Friday updating the state's voyeurism laws, just two days after the state's highest court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of female subway passengers in Boston wasn't violating the law as written. The new law, which takes...
  • Top Massachusetts court rules 'upskirt' photos legal March 6, 2014

    Ladies, beware of what you wear - if you are in Massachusetts! The top court in Massachusetts has ruled that 'upskirting' - the practice of secretly photographing under a woman's skirt - is not prohibited by state law. The shocking decision by the Massachusetts's high court said that a state law...
  • BMVSS founder invited for Harvard India Conference in US February 9, 2014

    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 and...
  • 17-year-old Sam Berns battling with aging disease Progeria, dies January 13, 2014

    A teenager whose battle with a rare genetic condition that accelerates the aging process became the subject of an HBO documentary has died. Sam Berns was 17. Berns, of Foxborough, died on Friday after complications from Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, commonly known as progeria. The Progeria Research Foundation, which was founded by...
  • MIT researchers develop technology for long-distance 3D interaction January 3, 2014

    Cambridge: Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a way to allow people in one place to interact with three-dimensional versions of people or objects in a different location. MIT's Tangible Media Group calls the technology inFORM. A person in one location moves or puts an object in front...
  • MIT develops hand-held device to catch early signs of eye disease December 26, 2013

    MIT researchers have developed a new hand-held device that scans a patient's entire retina in seconds to detect a host of retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed the new instrument which is the first to combine cutting-edge technologies such...
  • Buildings evacuated at Harvard after report of explosives December 16, 2013

    Harvard University on Monday evacuated four buildings at the heart of its centuries-old campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after warning students of unconfirmed reports that explosives had been planted. The Ivy League school said it evacuated the Science Center, Thayer, Sever and Emerson Halls. "Out of an abundance of caution, the buildings...
  • British man gets 27 years in US jail for planning to torture, eat children September 18, 2013

    A British man who admitted planning to kidnap, torture and eat at least one child using a sound-proofed dungeon he built in his home in Massachusetts was sentenced to nearly 27 years in US prison on Tuesday. Geoffrey Portway, 40, a British citizen, was sentenced by Judge Timothy Hillman at US...
  • Pune Univeristy gets social science project under Indo-US plan August 17, 2013

    A social science project under the "Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative" has been awarded to the University of Pune which will team up with the University of Massachusetts in a joint exercise. The institutional partnership project, aiming to develop "appropriate research and analytical tools", was recently announced under the second round...
  • Boston blasts suspect Tsarnaev indicted on 30 counts June 28, 2013

    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 is...
  • Christina Ricci to play Lizzie Borden June 11, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Christina Ricci has agreed to play the infamous accused axe-murderer Lizzie Borden in a new TV drama. The 'Bel Ami' actress will play the lead role in a small screen biopic of Borden, who was famously acquitted of hacking her father and stepmother to death in Massachusetts in...
  • Andhra Pradesh to sign MoU with MIT to better its education June 5, 2013

    New York: Andhra Pradesh is set to sign an MoU with the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology to tap its vast resources to help give the state's educational system a face lift, the state's information technology and communications minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah said here on Tuesday. The minister said the finer details...
  • US: Bail denied to teen accused of Facebook terror post May 25, 2013

    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, was...
  • US: Obama defends FBI handling of Boston suspect May 1, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended the FBI on its investigations related to the suspected Chechen-origin Boston bombers, even as he praised Russia for its co-operation in the probe into the attacks. "I think that all our law enforcement officials performed in an exemplary fashion after the bombing had...
  • US lawmaker believes Boston suspects were trained April 28, 2013

    Washington: Boston Marathon bombing suspects were trained in carrying out the attack, top US lawmakers claimed on Sunday and said that it is too early to arrive at the conclusion that there is no foreign connection to this act of terror. Congressman Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Homeland Security...
  • Boston twin blasts: A timeline of events that unfolded at MIT and Watertown April 19, 2013

    The hunt for the second suspect in the Boston bombings case is narrowing, according to reports in Watertown. ...
  • Boston blasts: New photo released of the suspect on the run April 19, 2013

    Watertown: Police in Boston have released a new photo showing the man believed to be a suspect in the marathon bombings, shown in earlier footage in a white hat. In the new photo, he's wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt pulled up on his head. Police say he's on the loose,...
  • Boston blasts: 1 suspect killed, another on the run, say police April 19, 2013

    Watertown: Police on Friday said that one of two suspects (Black Hat) in the shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was dead and a massive manhunt was underway for another (White Hat). The two suspects are also believed to be involved in the Boston Marathon bombing, confirmed...
  • US: Suspect in MIT shooting no longer in campus, says university April 19, 2013

    Watertown: The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) police officer is no longer on campus and students have been advised they can resume normal activities, the university said on its website on Friday. "MIT Police have determined that the suspect in this evening's shooting is...
  • US: Explosions, gunfire near Boston after policeman was killed at MIT April 19, 2013

    Watertown: There were reports of gunfire and explosions as a manhunt was on for the killer of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer in the Watertown area near Boston in the United States early on Friday morning. A massive police operation was on in the area following the reports...
  • US: Policeman killed in shooting at MIT campus April 19, 2013

    Cambridge: A police officer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been shot and killed at the campus outside of Boston, authorities said early Friday. No arrests had been made and a manhunt was on for the shooter. The officer was responding to report of a disturbance Thursday night when...
  • US: Gunshots heard at MIT campus, police officer injured April 19, 2013

    Cambridge: State police say a campus police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting on the campus outside Boston. State police spokesman Dave Procopio says the shooting took place about 10:30 pm outside an MIT building. The injured officer was described as a male...
  • Boston Marathon: Indian-American surgeon emerges as hero April 19, 2013

    Boston: An Indian-American orthopaedic surgeon, who participated the ill-fated Boston Marathon, emerged as a 'hero' by providing first aid to victims after the twin bombings ripped through a cheering crowd, killed three people and injured over 180 others. Dr Vivek Shah, who works at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, was...
  • How a student took on Harvard economists over errors and won April 18, 2013

    New York: When Thomas Herndon, a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst's doctoral program in economics, spotted possible errors made by two eminent Harvard economists in an influential research paper, he called his girlfriend over for a second look. As they poured over the spreadsheets Herndon had requested from...
  • Boston twin blasts: Eight-year-old Martin Richard among dead April 16, 2013

    Eight-year-old Martin Richard was one of the three who died in the attacks. Martin was at the finish line waiting for his father to complete the marathon. ...
  • Boston blasts: What lessons do they hold for USA, India and the world? April 16, 2013

    In a major terror strike on the United States of America, three explosions rocked Boston on Monday, killing three people and injuring at least 140 others. ...
  • Boston twin blasts: Eight-year-old boy among dead April 16, 2013

    Eight-year-old Martin Richard was one of the three who died in the attacks. Martin was at the finish line waiting for his father to complete the marathon. ...
  • US: Journalist who filmed the Boston blasts recalls the horror April 16, 2013

    Terror struck the US as two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring over 150 others. ...