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FILE PHOTO: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (REUTERS)

Joe Biden picks Boston mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary

Boston | By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:30 AM IST
The 53-year-old Walsh has served as the Democratic mayor of Boston since 2014. Biden presided over the inauguration when Walsh took the oath of office in 2018 for his second term.
A piece of debris rests against a police barricade near the scene of a twin bombing at the Boston Marathon in Boston.(AFP file photo)
A piece of debris rests against a police barricade near the scene of a twin bombing at the Boston Marathon in Boston.(AFP file photo)

Boston Marathon bomber sues federal govt over treatment at prison

Boston | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 11:05 PM IST
Tsarnaev, 26, calls his treatment in the handwritten suit filed Monday “unlawful, unreasonable and discriminatory.” He cites the confiscation of a white baseball cap and bandana that he bought at the prison commissary and a limit of three showers per week, the Boston Herald reported.
Health officials say the virus does not appear to be spreading rapidly in classrooms themselves, perhaps because children may be less likely to spread or contract the virus. Instead, many cases among youngsters and educators have been traced to activities outside school.(AP file photo)
Health officials say the virus does not appear to be spreading rapidly in classrooms themselves, perhaps because children may be less likely to spread or contract the virus. Instead, many cases among youngsters and educators have been traced to activities outside school.(AP file photo)

US schools go back and forth on in-person learning

New York | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 03:04 AM IST
The nation’s largest school district, with 1 million students, had shut down in-person learning just two weeks ago but decided to bring back preschoolers and elementary school children after parents pushed for it and the mayor concluded it was safe to do so with beefed-up testing.
Study reveals pediatric ER saw steep drop in asthma visits during Covid-19 lockdown(Twitter/asthmauk)
Study reveals pediatric ER saw steep drop in asthma visits during Covid-19 lockdown(Twitter/asthmauk)

Asthma patients’ symptom control has improved with the onset of Covid-19 pandemic: Study

Boston [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 04:34 PM IST
A new research has revealed that there has been a decrease in asthma-related visits to emergency departments during the spring 2020 Covid-19 surge and lockdown which shows that the symptom control of asthma patients seems to have improved
Even with Vaccines, airport testing is here for the long haul(Twitter/blocreative)
Even with Vaccines, airport testing is here for the long haul(Twitter/blocreative)

Travel industry opts to continue with Covid-19 testing at airports even after the vaccine comes out

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 03:02 PM IST
In hubs large and small, from JFK to Boston to Frankfurt, Germany, a variety of companies are figuring out how to scale preflight rapid and PCR Covid testing in hopes of facilitating safe air travel and lessening quarantine requirements for anyone who isn’t first in line for Covid-19 vaccine shot
Doug Henning, right, who was adopted as a baby, poses with his biological father after meeting face to face for the first time on Tuesday.(AP)
Doug Henning, right, who was adopted as a baby, poses with his biological father after meeting face to face for the first time on Tuesday.(AP)

Man re-enacts scene from Will Ferrell’s film Elf whilst meeting dad for very first time

Boston | By Associated Press | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 11:08 AM IST
Doug Henning wore a costume like the one actor Will Ferrell’s character wore in “Elf” while meeting his father face to face for the first time last week at Boston’s Logan Airport. He even broke into the same awkward song from the 2003 movie — sample lyrics: “I’m here, with my dad. And we never met, and he wants me to sing him a song!”
Rescued Kemp’s ridley sea turtles receive care at Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tennessee .(AP)
Rescued Kemp’s ridley sea turtles receive care at Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tennessee .(AP)

30 endangered sea turtles rescued on Cape Cod beaches, safe in New Orleans

Boston | By Associated Press | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 11:38 AM IST
The turtles appear to be in good condition at their new home, operated by the Audubon Nature Institute’s Coastal Wildlife Network, but they will require significant care before they can be released back into the wild, according to the New England Aquarium.
There were 122 ballots inside the box when it was emptied Sunday morning, and 87 of them were still legible and able to be processed, Galvin’s office said.(AP file photo. Representative image)
There were 122 ballots inside the box when it was emptied Sunday morning, and 87 of them were still legible and able to be processed, Galvin’s office said.(AP file photo. Representative image)

Fire set in Boston ballot drop box; FBI asked to investigate

Boston | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 07:25 AM IST
The state has asked the FBI to investigate the fire that was set around 4 a.m. in a ballot drop box outside the Boston Public Library downtown, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin’s office said.
Priyanka Chopra shared a new picture from Europe.
Priyanka Chopra shared a new picture from Europe.

Priyanka Chopra is in ‘Europe somewhere’, tells fans ‘see you at the crossroads’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 11:16 AM IST
Priyanka Chopra shared a picture of herself from Europe. She did not reveal much but her Instagram stories indicate that she is there possibly on work.
Edward Jenner, vaccinating his young child, held by Mrs Jenner. Coloured engraving by C. Manigaud after E Hamman.(Wellcome Library)
Edward Jenner, vaccinating his young child, held by Mrs Jenner. Coloured engraving by C. Manigaud after E Hamman.(Wellcome Library)

Don’t try this at home: Recharge by Rachel Lopez

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 06:26 PM IST
Scab snorting, pus trading, inoculation parties, a Black slave and a Lady who wouldn’t give up — before Edward Jenner‘s vaccine, the world had some strange approaches to inoculation.
The image shows the emu in question.(Facebook/@HaverhillPolice)
The image shows the emu in question.(Facebook/@HaverhillPolice)

Rescuers use pear to entice and capture escaped emu named Kermit

Boston | By Associated Press | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 09:15 AM IST
The emu named Kermit escaped from the property of a local resident who cares for unwanted animals.
In Massachusetts, more than 65,000 utility customers had lost power by 9 a.m., according to the state’s Emergency Management Agency, but within an hour the figure had dropped to about 45,000.(AFP file photo. Representative image)
In Massachusetts, more than 65,000 utility customers had lost power by 9 a.m., according to the state’s Emergency Management Agency, but within an hour the figure had dropped to about 45,000.(AFP file photo. Representative image)

Winds rake northeastern parts of US, leaving thousands without power

Boston | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 10:53 PM IST
The National Weather Service reported that winds gusted as high as 72 mph (155 kph) near Boston at around 7 a.m. before leveling off through the morning. Power lines were reported down across the region, with the worst damage reported in southern New England.
Artistes Unlimited (AU), one of the first a cappella ensembles in Delhi gave the style a boost in India(Shiv Ahuja)
Artistes Unlimited (AU), one of the first a cappella ensembles in Delhi gave the style a boost in India(Shiv Ahuja)

Are you ready for a cappella?

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 08:17 AM IST
Digital apps are making the music style that focuses purely on voices increasingly popular
Nikhil and Nathalie met in 2010, when she was visiting Delhi on scholarship, and they got hitched four years back(Yeashu Yuvraj)
Nikhil and Nathalie met in 2010, when she was visiting Delhi on scholarship, and they got hitched four years back(Yeashu Yuvraj)

Nikhil Mawkin & Nathalie Ramirez: Creative hearts bid a brief adieu

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 08:10 AM IST
As they shift base from Delhi for Mexico due to the pandemic, the musician duo talk about discovering love on stage, marrying jazz and Bollywood, and starting over
AS Roma's Diego Perotti celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates.(REUTERS)
AS Roma's Diego Perotti celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates.(REUTERS)

Roma sold to the Texas-based Friedkin Group for $700 million

ROME | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 02:23 PM IST
The Italian club announced a nearly 600 million euro ($700 million) deal on Thursday for the Texas-based Friedkin Group to take over control of the team.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington.(REUTERS)

US universities forced Trump administration to retreat on foreign students

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 10:40 PM IST
As a result of rescinding of the order, foreign students in US will not be asked to leave if they are enrolled at a university that offered only online classes for the upcoming fall semester because of Covid-19 lockdown.
The statue has stood in a park just off Boston Common since 1879. It’s a copy of an identical monument that was erected in Washington, D.C., three years earlier.(AP Photo)
The statue has stood in a park just off Boston Common since 1879. It’s a copy of an identical monument that was erected in Washington, D.C., three years earlier.(AP Photo)

Boston’s art commission to remove statue of slave kneeling before Lincoln

Boston | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2020 09:25 AM IST
The commission had fielded escalating complaints about the Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedman’s Memorial, as a nation confronting racial injustice rethinks old imagery.
The game is called EndeavorRx.(Representational image)
The game is called EndeavorRx.(Representational image)

FDA approves video game for treating ADHD in kids

Boston | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2020 06:01 AM IST
The game, built by Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs, can improve children’s attention function, said the FDA.
The drug has been used to treat people for malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus, against which it has been shown to offer benefits, experts stress.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The drug has been used to treat people for malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus, against which it has been shown to offer benefits, experts stress.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Journals retract two major Covid studies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 12:30 AM IST
Both studies, which were published in The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), used data from a little-known Chicago-based health analytics company called Surgisphere, which has been consistently opaque about its data sources.
The government must weave in the mental health dimension in the way it approaches Covid-19. There has to be sustained counselling and therapy for patients and suspected cases(PTI)
The government must weave in the mental health dimension in the way it approaches Covid-19. There has to be sustained counselling and therapy for patients and suspected cases(PTI)

Dealing with the human condition

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 05:57 PM IST
Uncertainty is giving rise to anxiety, guilt, shame, panic. Respond better
Spectators leave the court during Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Austria's Dominic Thiem semifinal match.(REUTERS)
Spectators leave the court during Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Austria's Dominic Thiem semifinal match.(REUTERS)

French Open date change over Coronavirus pandemic rocks tennis

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 10:29 PM IST
Organisers said strict confinement measures imposed by the French government to tackle COVID-19 had made it impossible to continue with preparations.
Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan have cancelled their US trips.
Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan have cancelled their US trips.

Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan cancel international tours over coronavirus: report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 11:26 AM IST
Coronavirus continues to hit businesses and life at large; actors Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan are the latest from the film industry to call off tours over COVID 19.
(From left) Shekhar Kapur, his daughter Kaveri and ex-wife Suchitra Krishnamoorthi.
(From left) Shekhar Kapur, his daughter Kaveri and ex-wife Suchitra Krishnamoorthi.

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Her Own Person

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2020 01:24 AM IST
Suchitra Krishnamoorthi speaks about her daughter Kaveri Kapur’s new single, ‘Smell of the rain’.
Outfit, Manish Arora; shoes, JW Anderson for Converse(Samrat Mukherjee)
Outfit, Manish Arora; shoes, JW Anderson for Converse(Samrat Mukherjee)

Coming into his own

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 12:33 AM IST
“Being in the closet oppresses you, it suppresses you, and you can’t be the person you are,” says filmmaker and now podcast host Mozez Singh
Pete Frates, who was stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, died Monday.(AP File Photo)
Pete Frates, who was stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, died Monday.(AP File Photo)

US athlete Pete Frates who inspired ‘ice bucket challenge’ dies at 34

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 08:11 AM IST
Millions took up the challenge which involved dousing themselves with a bucket of ice cold water and posting the video online, before making a donation to medical research and daring others to do the same.
Their pioneering work, carried out in the 1990s and early 2000s, has opened up new strategies to fight diseases from cancer to anemia.(AP)
Their pioneering work, carried out in the 1990s and early 2000s, has opened up new strategies to fight diseases from cancer to anemia.(AP)

Daring to dream: Nobel winner’s nervous night

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 06:12 AM IST
Kaelin, who runs a laboratory at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and is a professor at Harvard Medical School, was honored Monday along with fellow American Gregg Semenza and Britain’s Peter Ratcliffe for their research on how cells sense and adapt to changing oxygen levels.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump at Houston’s packed NRG stadium on Sunday.(TEXAS INDIA FORUM)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump at Houston’s packed NRG stadium on Sunday.(TEXAS INDIA FORUM)

‘Howdy, Modi!’ | ‘New history, new chemistry’: PM Modi’s top quotes at Houston event

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 12:37 AM IST
Both the global leaders, PM Modi and President Trump walked to the centre of the dais waving to the 50,000 Indian Americans who had gathered at the venue to hear the two leaders speak.
Indian traditional/herbal medicines may be promoted as value-added dietary supplement to prevent and treat illnesses. Public standards play an important role in ensuring quality and in building consumer confidence.(Shutterstock)
Indian traditional/herbal medicines may be promoted as value-added dietary supplement to prevent and treat illnesses. Public standards play an important role in ensuring quality and in building consumer confidence.(Shutterstock)

India and the US’ shared commitment to promote ayurveda

By Dhananjay Kumar Tiwary
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 07:16 PM IST
It depends on how quickly scientific groups translate the insights and ideas of mutual interest into outcome-driven projects and their efficient implementation
Shah Faesal, the IAS topper who quit the civil services to launch his political party this year, moved to the Delhi High Court challenging his detention at the Delhi airport from where he was sent back to Jammu and Kashmir.(Reuters file photo)
Shah Faesal, the IAS topper who quit the civil services to launch his political party this year, moved to the Delhi High Court challenging his detention at the Delhi airport from where he was sent back to Jammu and Kashmir.(Reuters file photo)

Was going to Harvard, Shah Faesal petitions court on detention at Delhi airport

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 08:06 AM IST
In his petition, the civil servant-turned-politician told the high court that he was at the Delhi airport on the night intervening August 14 and 15 to travel to Harvard University, Boston to pursue his academic career.
Priyanka Chopra cheers husband Nick Jonas from the stands.(Instagram)
Priyanka Chopra cheers husband Nick Jonas from the stands.(Instagram)

Priyanka Chopra, Sophie Turner dance enthusiastically as Nick Jonas and Joe perform in Boston on Happiness Begins Tour. Watch videos

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 09:00 AM IST
Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Turner were at the Boston concert as part of Jonas Brothers’ Happiness Begins Tour. They were seen dancing to the music and supporting Nick and Joe.
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