New York

  • Frank Lampard joins New York City on two-year contract Yesterday

    Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has signed for new Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC on a two-year contract, the team said on Thursday. Lampard became New York's second major signing following the arrival of ex-Barcelona and Spain forward David Villa to the club which will join MLS...
  • Acid attack survivor Monica Singh to study at her dream New York fashion designing institute Yesterday

    New Delhi: The story of 28-year-old Monica Singh is very inspiring. Monica is an acid attack survivor who has undergone 43 surgeries and now has a chance to study at her dream fashion designing institute in New York. About a decade ago, a man threw acid on Monica when she...
  • In case you are interested, there's a 'sex museum' in New York that has a bouncy castle called 'House of Boobs' July 11, 2014

    Shouts, giggles and selfies. Mildly titillating and lots of fun, bouncing around on giant inflatable boobs is the hit attraction of a hot and steamy New York summer. As temperatures rise and hemlines shorten, visitors flock to the Museum of Sex to jump up and down on an adult moonbounce (or...
  • Like a juror: Madonna does NYC jury duty, briefly July 8, 2014

    New York: Madonna has spent a little time living in the judicial world. The pop superstar turned up for jury duty Monday at a Manhattan state courthouse, quickly getting dismissed. She had gotten excused from a jury service date in May. This time, she was finished within two hours and wasn't questioned...
  • New York is 23rd US state to allow medical marijuana July 8, 2014

    New York: Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed a bill making New York the 23rd US state to legalize marijuana for medical use, in a growing momentum. The state's law requires a medical prescription for marijuana and limits its use to help treating patients with cancer, HIV, Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's,...
  • New York Times drops India Ink July 7, 2014

    Washington: Citing resource constraints, the New York Times has dropped its special "India Ink" section providing in-depth coverage of "The World's largest Democracy at a Crossroads" after a three year run. NYT though painted it only as a 'change of address" saying "that kind of specificity is no longer the way...
  • 30,000 spectators, TV audience of about one million: Hot dog eaters ready for famed New York contest July 4, 2014

    A seven-time hot dog-eating champion and the women's hot dog-eating champ will compete for their crowns again at the annual contest on Coney Island. Thirteen women and 17 men will compete Friday before a crowd of about 30,000 spectators and a TV audience of about one million. Joey Chestnut, who is 205...
  • Bong-throwing case against actress Amanda Bynes is dismissed July 1, 2014

    Reuters: A case against American actress Amanda Bynes for possessing marijuana and throwing a bong out an apartment window last year was dismissed on Monday by a New York judge. The prosecution and her lawyer Gerald Shargel agreed earlier this year that the case should be resolved by an adjournment and...
  • Woman charged with arson for setting fire to kill spider June 29, 2014

    New York: A woman who tried to kill a spider by setting some towels on fire in her apartment has been arrested in the US state of Kansas on a charge of aggravated arson. Ginny M Griffith was arrested on Friday after five Hutchinson Fire Department units were called out to...
  • Soldiers may wear bulletproof spider silk in the future June 29, 2014

    New York: Soldiers of the future may be wearing bullet-proof material made from spider silk, a new research suggests. Researchers have genetically engineered silkworms to produce spider silk, and have used the material to create gloves that will soon undergo strength testing. "Spider silk in nature has truly unique properties....
  • Well, a tour of this should be fun! New York City soon to get a Morbid Anatomy Museum that explores death and all things morbid June 28, 2014

    A new museum opening in New York City this weekend promises a fascinating journey into the dark side. The Morbid Anatomy Museum opens Saturday in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The ribbon-cutting will include a "spirit photo booth" and traditional mourning food from a cookbook titled "Death Warmed Over." But creative director Joanna Ebenstein tells The...
  • Patrick Lee's 'Runner' is not for the serious reader but is perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon June 27, 2014

    Thrillers are not easy to write. There is always the case of what to give away and what to hide and also the fact that the reader, who reads the genre, has had some experience in figuring it all out. Then how does a writer get the reader to turn...
  • US man bitten while moving giant alligator off the road June 24, 2014

    New York: A US man is lucky to be alive after he was attacked by an 11-foot-long alligator while trying to move the reptile off the road, leaving him with 80 stitches. Glen Bonin and his friends were tempting fate by pulling the animal by its tail off Prater Road in...
  • New York Times prints a blank back page in support of jailed Al-Jazeera journalists June 24, 2014

    An Egyptian court on Monday convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison on terrorism-related charges after a trial dismissed by rights groups as a politically motivated sham. The verdict brought a landslide of international condemnation and calls for the newly elected president to intervene. The...
  • Mystery of missing 50,000-strong Persian army solved June 22, 2014

    London: Scientists have solved one of the greatest archaeological mysteries of all times: the sudden disappearance of a large Persian army of 50,000 men in the Egyptian desert around 524 BC. According to the Greek historian Herodotus, the Persian King Cambyses entered the Egyptian desert near Luxor (then Thebes) with 50,000...
  • NYC mayor sings 'I Love LA' on Kimmel's show June 17, 2014

    New York: The mayor of New York City sang "I Love L.A." on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Monday night to settle a Stanley Cup wager with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared via satellite from the ABC studios in Times Square as Garcetti joined the late-night host...
  • Indian-origin woman awarded for contribution to education June 11, 2014

    New York: An Indian-origin woman in the US has been conferred an Indian diaspora organisation's 2014 Service Award. Meena Kumari, associate professor of anatomy and physiology at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the 2014 Service Award of the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America,...
  • World's oldest man dies in New York at 111 June 9, 2014

    New York: The world's oldest man has died in New York at age 111, according to the senior citizen residence where he lived. Alexander Imich, who was born in Poland in 1903 and survived a Soviet Gulag labor camp, died on Sunday, said Marcy Levitt, executive director of Esplanade Manhattan. Imich...
  • Modi accepts Obama's invitation to visit US in September June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Another high-table diplomatic meeting is on the cards with Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepting US President Barack Obama's invitation for a meeting in late September. The dates of the meeting to be held in Washington DC are yet to be finalised. "A date was offered by the US...
  • Spain's David Villa signs for MLS team New York City FC June 2, 2014

    Spanish World Cup striker David Villa has signed for New York City FC on a three-year deal, the Major League Soccer team said on Monday. Villa, who helped Atletico Madrid win last season's Spanish league title, will join the new club who will begin playing in the MLS in 2015. The...
  • Lampard signs for New York City on a free transfer: reports June 1, 2014

    According to a report in the English daily, Mirror, Frank Lampard has agreed a free transfer to New York City - and Atletico Madrid's David Villa is also set to join him. Lampard and Villa were at Manchester City's Carrington complex on Saturday to complete the internal formalities of their respective...
  • New York City FC to sign David Villa: reports May 29, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid forward David Villa is about to sign a three-year contract with New York City FC, according to news reports Thursday. Villa will be transferred to NYCFC in the summer of 2014. Spanish radio station Cadena Cope said that the US club, who are jointly owned by Manchester City...
  • US man files lawsuit seeking $2 undecillion over dog bite May 19, 2014

    New York: A man in the US has filed a lawsuit over a dog bite, demanding what is believed to be the largest amount of compensation ever - USD 2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. Anton Purisima, 62, filed the hand-scribbled lawsuit in Manhattan federal court seeking the huge amount and, in turn, likely setting a...
  • Was Jill Abramson, New York Times' first female top editor in 162 years fired for being 'too pushy' or asking for equal pay? May 15, 2014

    The New York Times Co on Wednesday abruptly ousted the newspaper's top editor, Jill Abramson, after less than three years in the job and named managing editor Dean Baquet to replace her. Baquet, 57, a Pulitzer prize-winning reporter and former editor of the Los Angeles Times, becomes the paper's first African-American...
  • Indian-American named dean of a top US law school May 14, 2014

    Washington: An Indian-American expert in comparative constitutional law has been named the dean of a top law school in the US state of California. Sujit Choudhry, 44, is currently the Cecelia Goetz Professor at New York University School of Law and is the founder of its Centre for Constitutional Transitions....
  • Leonardo DiCaprio buys $10 million apartment May 7, 2014

    New York: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly splurged $10 million on an apartment at the Green Delos building in Greenwich Village here. The star has purchased a two-bedroom and two-and-a-half bath apartment on the fourth floor of the building at 66 E. 11th St., reports showbizspy.com. The building includes amenities such as...
  • Watch: Cat cafe in New York for cat and coffee lovers April 26, 2014

    We have all heard about Mochaccinos and Cappuccinos, but what about cataccinos. At a cafe in New York, you can order just that. New York's cat cafe is now open for business. It's a place where cat and coffee lovers can talk cat health and learn about cat adoption with...
  • Indian-origin billionaire's family blackmailed over daughter's nude pictures April 26, 2014

    New York: Indian-American billionaire Vinod Khosla's family was allegedly a victim of an extortion plot in which the former boyfriend of Khosla's daughter threatened to distribute her purported nude photos if he was not paid money. According to a report on the Smoking Gun website, Stanford University graduate Douglas Tarlow,...
  • New York Police Department's campaign to boost its image backfires horribly; People flood Twitter with photos of brutality April 24, 2014

    A New York Police Department campaign to burnish its image via social media instead produced a flood of pictures of apparent police brutality and tweets critical of the force being shared at a rate of thousands an hour. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said on Wednesday he would continue and expand the...
  • Miss America Nina Davuluri defends student suspended for asking her to prom April 20, 2014

    Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly. The York Dispatch reported on Sunday that Nina Davuluri posted a statement on the Miss America Organization's Facebook page saying she contacted...