VIRGINIA

  • IBM keen on participating Smart Cities, Digital India projects September 29, 2014

    New York: US-based global technology giant IBM om Monday expressed keen interest in participating in India's newly-launched initiatives like Smart Cities and Digital India, as its CEO Virginia Rometty met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With a global turnover of nearly $100 billion, IBM is a major player in India and...
  • Shooter injured self, no one else on Virginia base: US Army August 25, 2014

    Fort Lee: A soldier with a gun inside a major command's headquarters turned the weapon on herself, causing an injury, but didn't wound any others as a heavily trafficked Virginia Army base temporarily went on lockdown on Monday morning. Early reports indicated the soldier fired one shot inside the fourstory building...
  • US: All clear at Army base after active shooter report in Virginia August 25, 2014

    Fort Lee: The all clear has been given at Fort Lee Army base in Virginia after an active shooter was reported there. Army officials said the base was on lockdown and personnel were told to enact active shooter protocols. The fourstory building involved is the headquarters for the Army's Combined Arms...
  • US: Active shooter reported at Army base in Virginia August 25, 2014

    Fort Lee: An active shooter has been reported at the Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia. Officials say the base has been put on lockdown and personnel there have been told to enact active shooter protocols. The fourstory building involved is the headquarters for the Army's Combined Arms Support Command. No other...
  • 2 dead, 1 missing after hot air balloon catches fire in Virginia May 11, 2014

    Virginia: Two people were killed and another was missing after a hot air balloon hit a power line and caught fire over Virginia during a festival, as horrified witnesses watched from below, police said on Saturday. Authorities conducted a search in the air and with more than 100 people on the...
  • Shocking CCTV footage shows Pizza Hut employee urinating in kitchen sink February 20, 2014

    A Pizza Hut employee in Kermit, West Virginia, was caught peeing in the sink in footage from a CCTV camera. The shocking video led to the closure of the Pizza Hut unit. Mingo County health officials shut down the Kermit branch after news media reported that the man involved was...
  • Watch: Vaughan's musical choreography with 350,000 lights on Christmas December 23, 2013

    Keeping with the Christmas spirit, Bill Vaughan from Virginia celebrates the festival in a fascinating way with dancing lights. It is a spectacular musical choreography with 350,000 lights. ...
  • US: Virginia senator Creigh Deeds stabbed by son November 20, 2013

    Charlottesville (Virginia, USA): The son of a state senator in the US stabbed his father in the head and chest Tuesday before apparently killing himself with a gun, according to initial reports from police. Authorities were still piecing together a motive and the circumstances that led up to the stabbing of...
  • Dozens injured as car plows through parade in Virginia May 19, 2013

    A car driven by an elderly man who may have lost consciousness plowed through a smalltown parade of hiking enthusiasts in southwestern Virginia on Saturday, injuring dozens of people, nine seriously enough to be sent to hospitals, authorities said. The incident occurred in the Appalachian town of Damascus at the start...
  • US: FBI hunts for new headquarters January 9, 2013

    Washington: The US government's move to replace the FBI's crumbling Washington headquarters, dismissed as "a dump" by one congresswoman, has sparked a fight between Virginia, Maryland and the capital for the billiondollar project. Early signs point to suburban Prince George's County in Maryland as the frontrunner as officials in the...
  • Homework is a waste of time, study finds November 29, 2012

    London: Homework, a waste of time? According to a new study, more homework assignments do not translate into better grades. Researchers looked at transcripts and data of more than 18,000 tenth grade students, in a study carried out to find what difference extra study at home makes. They found homework doesn't...
  • ZetaJones eying 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?' November 22, 2012

    London: Actress Catherine ZetaJones is eager to team up with husband Michael Douglas in a new stage production of 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?'. The Tony Award winner is keen to recreate the role of Martha in the tense Edward Albee play and she would like Douglas to play her...
  • US Elections: Obama, Romney pursue last votes in deadlocked race November 5, 2012

    Sanford: One day left in their stubbornly deadlocked race, President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are storming through a final exhaustive campaign push Monday that won't end until the wee hours of Election Day in pursuit of every possible vote. Both candidates say the winner will be determined by which...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Cold storms could lead to snowfall in W Virginia October 30, 2012

    Superstorm Sandy has left 11 people dead in New York and three other states. Reports say the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant, on the New Jersey coast has been put on alert due to high sea levels caused by storm. There have been more than 12,000 flight cancellations as Superstorm Sandy hit...
  • Eastern US storms kill 12; millions lose power July 1, 2012

    Washington: Millions of people across the eastern United States baked in record heat on Saturday after deadly thunderstorms downed powerlines from Indiana to Maryland, killing at least 12 people and leaving over 3 million homes and businesses without power. Emergencies were declared in Washington DC, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia because...
  • Nooyi among Fortune 500's 18 female powerbrokers May 9, 2012

    New York: The Indiaborn chief executive of Pepsico Indra Nooyi is one of the 18 women who are at present at the helm of America's biggest 500 corporations, according US business magazine Fortune. Nooyi is ranked fourth by Fortune in the list of Fortune 500's "female powerbrokers". "Nooyi has overseen a shift...
  • US: Jet crashes into apartment complex, 9 injured April 7, 2012

    Washington: A US Navy F/A18D fighter crashed soon after takeoff into an apartment complex in Virginia on Friday, sending fireballs into the sky, heavily damaging halfadozen buildings and injuring nine people. All the injuries, including those to the F/A18 crew, were minor, officials said, but the search of the Mayfair Mews...
  • US university to establish India Chair April 5, 2012

    Washington: To foster greater understanding about the Indian democratic framework, a US university has decided to establish India Chair, which is said to be the first endowed Chair in North America devoted to study this aspect of the country. The India Chair in Democracy and Civil Society at the L...
  • US: Romney wins Virginia, Vermont, Massachusetts March 7, 2012

    Washington: Mitt Romney rolled to primary victories in Virginia, Vermont and homestate Massachusetts on Super Tuesday, reaching for a decisive advantage in the most turbulent race for the Republican presidential nomination in a generation. But his rivals countered crisply. Rick Santorum won in Tennessee and led in Oklahoma, while Newt Gingrich...
  • US: Police identify Virginia Tech gunman December 10, 2011

    Blacksburg (Virginia): A dean's list student who killed a Virginia Tech police officer had no ties to the university and did not know the patrolman, authorities said on Friday without offering a motive for a crime spree that spanned two days and ended in suicide. Ross Truett Ashley, 22, first drew...
  • Virginia Tech shooter killed himself: Police December 10, 2011

    Blackburg: A man who fatally shot a Virginia Tech police officer on Thursday apparently died of a selfinflicted gunshot wound, Virginia State police said on Friday. The incident prompted a lockdown of the campus on Thursday and revived memories of a gunman's 2007 rampage that left 33 people dead in one...
  • US: Shots fired at Virginia Tech, two killed December 9, 2011

    Washington: Two people were killed in a shooting at the Virginia Tech campus on Thursday, a university spokesman said. Police were apprehending one person, the Collegiate Times newspaper said, before issuing another Twitter message saying the "person who surrendered at Performance Arts building is not under arrest." The shooting comes the same...
  • NRIs celebrate Chhat pooja on American shores November 2, 2011

    Washington: The ancient Hindu festival 'Chhat', dedicated to worshipping Sun, which attracts millions of people in India, has reached the American shores too. More than 200 people mostly Indian American had gathered on Monday evening on the banks of the historic Potomac river in Sterling, Virginia, a suburb...
  • In naming female CEO, IBM passes gender milestone October 26, 2011

    San Francisco: IBM Corp. has passed a milestone, naming the first female CEO in the company's 100year history. The selection of Virginia "Ginni" Rometty, announced Tuesday, is also a statement about the growing influence of women in the top tiers of the technology world. Two of the biggest technology companies will have...
  • US: Obama declares emergency in four States August 27, 2011

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Saturday declared emergency in three States of New York, Virginia and Massachusetts which empowered federal agencies to take all steps required to protect people and properties, as hurricane Irene with a sustained wind speed of 100 miles per hour gushed toward the eastern shores of...
  • Quake rocks Washington, felt on East Coast August 24, 2011

    Washington: A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves from Georgia to Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where President Barack Obama is vacationing. No injuries were immediately reported. The US Geological Survey said the earthquake was half...
  • Visa fraud: US warns Indian students July 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The US has alerted Indian students planning to go to America about the existence of visa fraud rings and fraudulent document vendors. This in the wake of a raid on yet another US university on the alleged charges of visa fraud. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Immigration...
  • US warns Indian students about fraud visa rings July 30, 2011

    Washington: As another US university came under the scanner, the United States asked Indian students to be alert to the existence of 'predatory visa fraud rings and fraudulent document vendors'. "We are looking into this matter, we're following the case closely, and we're in communication with the Government of India officials...
  • Another sham university? US initiates action July 29, 2011

    Washington: Authorities in US have initiated action against another university, this time in the suburb of Washington, where an overwhelming number of students are from India with majority of them reportedly from Andhra Pradesh. However, based on their experience of the "shamed" Tri Valley University in...
  • Finally, an E coli answer: It was the sprouts June 11, 2011

    Berlin: Specialists in hightech labs tested thousands of vegetables as they hunted for the source of world's deadliest E coli outbreak, but in the end it was oldfashioned detective work that provided the answer: Germangrown sprouts. After more than a month of searching, health officials announced on Friday they had determined...