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  • Blizzard hits Boston, New England; spares New York despite forecasts Yesterday

    Boston/ New York: A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was forecast to keep falling into...
  • Snowstorm sweeps northeast, New York spared its brunt Yesterday

    New York: A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, dropping as much as 2 feet (60 cm) of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York City fell short of dire predictions. The governors of New York and New Jersey lifted travel bans they...
  • Emergency declared in New York as 'life-threatening blizzard' creates havoc 2 days ago

    New York: A massive, wind-whipped blizzard slammed into the US Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region in 2012. The potentially historic storm which could affect 20 per...
  • New York: 4-year-old girl calls 911, saves pregnant mother 3 days ago

    New York: A 4-year-old American girl has been called a hero for helping her pregnant mother and calling emergency service operators to take her mom, suffering a seizure, to hospital. Calise Manning's mother Centerria, who was 9-months pregnant and epileptic, had apparently fallen to the floor in the midst of...
  • American media largely ignores Obama's India visit, some give cursory coverage 4 days ago

    Washington: Indian media has been covering the US President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to India non-stop. Indeed, it is one of the biggest media events of the New Year. But, the American media has largely ignored Obama's visit to India to be the chief guest...
  • Petition filed in US court to designate RSS as terror group 1 week ago

    New York: A Sikh rights group has filed a lawsuit asking a federal court in New York to designate RSS as a "foreign terrorist organisation". The federal court in the Southern District of New York issued a summons for US Secretary of State John Kerry to respond to the suit...
  • 'Don't think Sahara can pay off debts, expect to take control of hotels before time' January 21, 2015

    Mumbai: An investment vehicle lining up a $2 billion package to help bail the boss of India's troubled Sahara out of jail said it expects to ultimately take control of landmark hotel assets like New York's Plaza after the conglomerate fails to repay lenders. Saransh Sharma, a San Jose, California-based investor...
  • Lawsuit against Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots case dismissed by US court January 15, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not have to face a US lawsuit claiming he failed to stop anti-Muslim rioting in 2002, a federal judge in New York ruled on Wednesday. ...
  • Cat on fire starts New York apartment blaze, two people critical January 12, 2015

    New York: Two people were fighting for life after a cat caught fire and ran around, unwittingly helping to ignite an apartment, officials and neighbours said. Angel Alcazar - the owner of six cats - was cooking pork chops inside his apartment on Gouverneur Avenue in Bronx when a grease...
  • Frank Lampard says he didn't sign contract to join NYCFC in 2014 January 9, 2015

    London: Frank Lampard says he didn't sign a contract to join New York City FC in August 2014, contradicting the Major League Soccer team's original announcement. The uncertainty over the midfielder's status emerged after his stay at Manchester City, which was initially described as a loan from the New York partner...
  • EPL says Frank Lampard under contract at Manchester City, not New York City January 9, 2015

    London: The English Premier League added to the mystery over Frank Lampard's status on Thursday by confirming he is under contract at Manchester City and does not have a formal deal with partner club New York City FC. The league statement came after The Associated Press on Monday highlighted the confusion...
  • Indian-American attorney, wife charged with insider trading December 23, 2014

    New York: An Indian-American attorney and his wife have been charged in the US with insider trading after they used confidential information obtained from a corporate client about a pharmaceutical company and avoided thousands of dollars in losses. California-based Shivbir Grewal and Preetinder Grewal agreed to pay $90,000 to settle...
  • 'US worked with intelligence agencies to stop terror attacks' December 23, 2014

    Washington: The US has worked with international intelligence agencies over past few years to ensure they are best positioned to stop attacks like the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, a senior official said. "Over the last six years, the intelligence community here in the United States has worked with all of our...
  • Cartoon of the day: Despite intelligence inputs, India, US, Britain failed to prevent 26/11 attacks December 22, 2014

    India, USA and Britain had been tracking the activities of Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists behind the 26/11 Mumbai attacks before they went on rampage in India's financial capital Mumbai killing 166 people including a few foreigners. ...
  • Despite prior intelligence inputs, India, US, Britain failed to prevent the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack December 22, 2014

    India, USA and Britain had been tracking the activities of Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists behind the 26/11 Mumbai attacks before they went on rampage in India's financial capital Mumbai killing 166 people including a few foreigners. Several weeks before the ten Lashkar terrorists landed in Mumbai, intelligence agencies of the three...
  • New York Police Department terms the incident as an 'assassination' December 21, 2014

    US President Barack Obama has condemned the killing of two New York Police Department Officers in Brooklyn. The alleged killer identified as Imaayel Brinsley later shot himself. NYPD has termed the incident as an 'assassination'. ...
  • Gunman kills two New York police officers in possible revenge attack December 21, 2014

    New York: A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers and then killed himself, police said, after a social media post indicated he may having been seeking revenge for the death of an unarmed black man during an arrest attempt. The two New York City Police Department officers, Rafael...
  • Snapshot: Newlyweds Arpita Khan and Aayush Sharma share adorable photos from their New York honeymoon December 21, 2014

    Actor Salman Khan's newly-married sister Arpita Khan and her husband Aayush Sharma shared photos from their romantic, fairy-tale honeymoon in New York City. ...
  • India to have New York's Grand Central like top railway stations December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: India by 2017 will have five or six top-class railway stations on the pattern of monumental Grand Central Terminal, New York, or famed Gare d'Austerlitz terminus in Paris, a top Railway Board official has said. "We should be seeing something great coming up at...
  • Gunman ambushes New York police officers, kills self December 21, 2014

    New York: A gunman who had posted anti-police statements on social media ambushed and fatally shot two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car on Saturday and then killed himself, police said. The officers were killed without warning in their marked police car as they were on...
  • Thousands of protesters expected in Washington, NYC over police killings December 13, 2014

    Washington: Thousands of demonstrators were expected in Washington and New York on Saturday to protest the killings of unarmed black men by US police and to urge Congress to protect citizens. Organizers said the protests would be among the largest over police tactics and the killings of black males by officers...
  • Aam aadmi should also be able to fly business class: Arvind Kejriwal December 7, 2014

    Dubai/New Delhi: Under opposition fire, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal defended travelling in business class to Dubai, saying it was his dream that an 'aam aadmi' should also be able to travel the same way. Kejriwal, who has drawn flak for flying business class, said his party wanted all round...
  • Top al-Qaeda leader shot dead by Pakistani military December 6, 2014

    Wana: Pakistani helicopter gunships swooped on a militant hideout in a predawn raid on Saturday and shot dead a top al-Qaeda operative who was wanted in the United States for planning to bomb the New York subway system, the military said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation had offered a $5 million...
  • Protests against police violence flare for third night in New York December 6, 2014

    New York: Protesters in New York and other cities staged a third night of rallies on Friday, denouncing the use of deadly force by police against minorities, even as prosecutors said they would consider charges against an officer in the fatal shooting of a unarmed black man in November. The slaying...
  • We need to ensure policy enforcement, we shall continue to protest, says Eric Garner's daughter December 5, 2014

    Protests continue in New York for the second day in a row after a grand jury in New York decided to acquit a white policeman in the death of a black man Eric Garner. CNN's Anderson Cooper spoke to Garner's daughter, she said, "We need to ensure policy enforcement. We...
  • Eric Garner death: Justice department to hold civil rights investigation into the case December 5, 2014

    Protests continue in New York for the second day in a row after a grand jury in New York decided to acquit a white policeman in the death of a black man Eric Garner. Thousands of New York citizens took to the streets in protest. The protesters carried signs that...
  • Hundreds gather in fresh New York race protests December 5, 2014

    New York: More than 500 people gathered in New York for a second night of protests against the chokehold death of an unarmed black father-of-six by a white officer. The crowd descended on Foley Square near New York police headquarters on Wednesday, carrying placards saying "Black Lives Matter," "Racism Kills" and...
  • Massive protests in New York after no indictment in Eric Garner's death December 4, 2014

    A grand jury in New York decided on Wednesday not to indict a white policeman in the death of a black man Eric Garner. The verdict has sparked outrage in New York, with thousands of citizens taking to the streets. ...
  • Photos: The first underground park in the world is under construction in New York City, all set to open by 2018 December 2, 2014

    New York City, famed for being a concrete jungle, could become the world's first city to build an underground park complete with grass, trees, park benches, and sunlight.Inspired by the city's High Line, an elevated rail line that was transformed into a public park in Manhattan's West Side, a team...
  • New York: East Coast storm hampers Thanksgiving travel November 28, 2014

    New York: A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast snarled traffic and disrupted flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for US travel. The nor'easter that formed over the Gulf of Mexico brought rain to...