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  • Watch: The 'Lion King' Broadway cast takes over a New York City subway and sings 'Circle Of Life' August 9, 2014

    The Broadway cast of The Lion King took a break between shows on June 28 and took over a New York city subway car to give riders a little surprise. Last year the NYC subway served over 1 billion riders, and last year The Lion King became Broadway's first $1...
  • 'Rat on the train!' Video of New York commuters reacting in panic to a rat on a subway train goes viral on YouTube April 10, 2014

    Turns out, New Yorkers are just as wimpy as anyone else. A subway train was leaving the Fulton Street station in lower Manhattan on Monday when someone shouted, "Rat on the train!" Jinais Ponnampadikkal Kader started recording the ensuing panic on his cellphone. His video shows people screaming as a large...
  • Woman puts up 300 posters in New York subway to find missing love February 12, 2014

    With Valentine's Day round the corner, a woman has put up 300 posters all across New York's subway stations looking for a man she fell in love with while riding on a train. A chance encounter in the city's subway motivated Maria Vila to find love that went missing and it...
  • Blind man, guide dog safe after subway track fall December 18, 2013

    Gallant guide dog Orlando was just doing his duty. The black Lab bravely leapt on to the tracks at a Manhattan subway platform Tuesday after his blind owner lost consciousness and tumbled in front of an oncoming train. Cecil Williams, 61, and Orlando both escaped serious injury when the train passed over...
  • Dead shark found on New York City subway August 9, 2013

    New York City subway riders got a surprise on Wednesday when a dead shark was discovered on a Queensbound subway train, authorities said. A supervisor found the fourfootlong carcass shortly after midnight, moved the passengers onto another car and discarded it at the end of the line, according to Metropolitan Transportation...
  • US internet spying foiled plot to attack subways: Sources June 8, 2013

    Wahington: A secret US intelligence program to collect emails that is at the heart of an uproar over government surveillance helped foil an Islamist militant plot to bomb the New York City subway system in 2009, US government sources said on Friday. The sources said Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of the...
  • Watch: Woman miraculously saved from a speeding train in Brazil April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: In a miraculous escape, a woman was saved from a speeding train within a splitsecond in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The woman had allegedly leapt onto the tracks after her cellphone fell. The narrow escape was captured by a bystander on a camera phone. As the train entered the station...
  • Indian's subway death: NY woman's arraignment postponed January 30, 2013

    New York: The arraignment of a 31yearold woman, accused of shoving an Indian immigrant to her death from a subway platform here last month, has been postponed as defense attorneys seek to contest a ruling that she is mentally fit to stand trial in the case. Erika Menendez of Queens pushed...
  • Sacrilege! Subway's 'footlong' found inch shorter January 23, 2013

    The US fastfood chain Subway got caught up in an online furor after an Australian teenager measured his "footlong" Subway sandwich and found that it was an inch short. Matt Corby's photo of the sandwich next to a tape measure attracted hundreds of thousands of likes and hundreds more comments when...
  • Subway death: NY woman indicted, deemed fit for trial January 15, 2013

    New York: A 31year old woman, accused of shoving an Indian immigrant to his death in front of a subway train in December as she hated "Hindus and Muslims", has been found mentally fit to stand trial and was indicted on charges of murder as a hate crime by a...
  • Police ID suspect killed during NY subway shooting January 5, 2013

    New York: Two police officers shot and wounded during a gun battle on a New York City subway train have been released from the hospital, as authorities identified the man who opened fire and was later killed. The subway shooting was the second of two Thursday involving New York City...
  • Hindu Americans urge FBI to track religious hate crimes December 31, 2012

    Washington: Expressing shock and sorrow at the death of an Indian man Sunando Sen last week, Indian Americans have asked the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to separately track hate crimes against various religious communities in the country. "Such a violent and hateful attack on any...
  • Indian subway victim to be cremated today December 31, 2012

    New York: Sunando Sen, the 46yearold Indian immigrant who died after being pushed in front of a subway train here by a woman, will be cremated on Monday by his friends. Indian Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao expressed her condolences on the death of Sen on microblogging site Twitter,...
  • Woman says she pushed a Muslim on NY subway track December 30, 2012

    New York: A 31yearold woman suspected of shoving an Indian immigrant in front of a subway train has been charged with seconddegree murder as a hate crime after she told the police that she hated Hindus and Muslims since 9/11. Prosecutors Saturday identified the woman, who allegedly shoved Indiaborn Sunando...
  • Top 10 Facebook games of 2012 December 30, 2012

    SongPop (FreshPlanet) - The music trivia game SongPop was the crowd favourite this year.Dragon City (Social Point) -  The social mobile game Dragon City came in at second. It is a new game where you breed your own dragons and create a fantastic world of magical islands. You can also combat against your friends with you team of dragons. Join the fairytale fun and hatch a dragon egg.Bike Race (Top Free games) - Drive through amazing jumps and loops as fast as you can to beat your Facebook friends in this fast-paced physics-based racing game.
  • US: Woman charged with hate crime murder over Indian death December 30, 2012

    New York: A 31year old woman, arrested for shoving an Indian immigrant to his death onto a subway train track in New York, has been charged with murder as a hate crime after she admitted before police that she pushed him because she "hated Hindus and Muslims". Erika Menendez of...
  • Man pushed to death on New York subway track was Indian December 29, 2012

    New York: The New York Police is offering a reward of $12,000 for information regarding a "mumbling" woman who pushed an Indian immigrant to his death in front of a subway train here, sending shock waves among millions of commuters who use the city's expansive transit system daily. Sunando Sen,...
  • NY: Man pushed to death onto subway track, suspect held December 5, 2012

    New York: Police held a suspect for questioning on Tuesday to see if he may be the person who pushed a 58yearold man onto a New York City subway track where he was killed by a train on Monday. The train crushed KiSuck Han in front of horrified commuters after...
  • New York: Schools closed; some evacuations ordered October 28, 2012

    New York: New York City announced the closings of it mass transit and school systems, both the nation's largest, and ordered residents to leave some lowlying areas Sunday ahead of the massive storm approaching the eastern third of the US. "A situation like this, you don't want to be overly panicked...
  • Mumbai live: 2 dead in violence over Assam riots August 11, 2012

    Mumbai: 9.56 pm: A statewide alert has been issued to ensure there is no adverse fallout, says Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. He said CRPF, Rapid Action Force and Mumbai Police have been deployed at all sensitive locations in the city. 7.41 pm: "I have alerted the police force across the...
  • NYC subway bomb plotter admits he was trained in Pak April 18, 2012

    New York: An Afghan immigrant, who admitted of being part of a foiled terror plot to bomb New York's subways and stock exchanges, said he had travelled with two other men to Pakistan where they received training at an alQaeda camp and returned to the US to carry out the...
  • Norway terror suspect rejects al Qaeda link November 18, 2011

    Oslo: The accused ringleader of a terror plot in Norway has rejected charges that he conspired with al Qaeda to attack a Danish newspaper, saying he was planning a solo raid against the Chinese Embassy in Oslo. Mikael Davud, a Chinese Muslim, told the Oslo district court on Thursday his two...
  • Shanghai subway trains collide, several injured September 28, 2011

    Shanghai: Two subway trains collided in Shanghai on Tuesday injuring more than 270 passengers, 20 critically, prompting public anger two months after a crash between two highspeed trains and renewing concerns about China's aggressive rail building plans. The collision occurred in central Shanghai, near the Yu Yuan gardens, a wellknown tourist...
  • Last stop: Subways start shutting down in NYC August 27, 2011

    New York: The United States of America's largest subway system was beginning to shut down on Saturday and the typically bustling city became unusually quiet as the first rain from Hurricane Irene fell on Manhattan. Sidewalks, streets and bridges were nearly empty. Businesses were closed. Subway riders raced to catch the...
  • Subway sandwiches beat McDonalds burgers March 10, 2011

    Houston: Subway has surpassed McDonalds to become the largest restaurant chain on the planet and is now spread out more globally than McDonald's. The sandwich chain surpassed the world's largest hamburger chain in terms of number of stores in the US in 2002 and now it has taken the global lead. According...
  • NYC subway service ads replace poetry, literature December 28, 2010

    New York: Not long ago, a subway rider who'd had a particularly tough day at work found herself staring up at the ads inside her subway car, where one of the placards featured a poignant literary quote. It was from a 15thcentury Turkish poet, Mihri Khatun, and it "turned my day...
  • Shooting in Mexico City subway kills at least 2 September 19, 2009

    Mexico City: A man scrawling graffiti inside a downtown subway station pulled out a gun and began shooting when confronted by police on Friday, killing at least two people and wounding five before being shot and subdued by officers. Mexico City Attorney General Miguel Angel Mancera said a passenger and...
  • Washington subway crash kills 6, injures 70 June 23, 2009

    Washington: Two Washington, DC, subway trains collided during the Monday afternoon rush hour, killing six people and injuring 70 in a mass of tangled metal. Mayor Adrian Fenty called the crash the deadliest in the 33year history of the city's Metro subway system. Fire Chief Dennis Rubin said 70 people had been...
  • UK jury fails to reach verdicts in 7/7 bombings case August 2, 2008

    London: A British jury said Friday it had failed to reach verdicts in the case of three men accused of helping to plan the London subway and bus bombings in 2005 the worst attack on Britain's capital since World War II. Prosecutors said they would consider whether to seek a...
  • Explosion reported at Times Square, New York March 6, 2008

    New York: An explosive device damaged a military recruiting station in Times Square early on Thursday, and police blocked off the area to investigate. The explosive device caused minor damage, and no one was injured, police said. The explosion shattered a glass entryway. Members of the police department's bomb squad and fire...