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A contractor uses an electrostatic sprayer to disinfect subway cars to control the spread of Covid-19, in New York.(AP File Photo)

US Covid-19 deaths surpass 250,000 mark as infections surge

By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 06:32 AM IST
Over a seven-day average, the United States is reporting 1,176 daily deaths, more than the daily average deaths in India and Brazil combined - the two countries next most affected.
The city said in a statement Friday that it’s working with state and federal officials and is involved with interviewing those who tested positive.(Reuters)
The city said in a statement Friday that it’s working with state and federal officials and is involved with interviewing those who tested positive.(Reuters)

11 positive Covid-19 cases related to Cleveland debate setup

Washigton | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 05:50 AM IST
Cleveland officials say most of the cases stemming from the pre-debate planning and setup involved people from out of state. They say health officials are now looking into their travels.
While betting odds makers showed little change in the odds as the debate progressed, U.S. stock futures initially rose as much as 0.6% before turning to be flat.(Bloomberg)
While betting odds makers showed little change in the odds as the debate progressed, U.S. stock futures initially rose as much as 0.6% before turning to be flat.(Bloomberg)

First US presidential debate fails to move investors

San Francisco | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 09:22 AM IST
Republican President Donald Trump repeatedly interrupted Democratic rival Joe Biden in the Cleveland debate, the first ahead of the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election, that touched on Trump’s taxes, the economy, the coronavirus pandemic and election integrity.
Donald Trump turned the discussion from Covid-19 to a crime bill passed in 1994 that Biden helped write and get passed that, among other things, increased the penalties for certain drug offenses.(AFP)
Donald Trump turned the discussion from Covid-19 to a crime bill passed in 1994 that Biden helped write and get passed that, among other things, increased the penalties for certain drug offenses.(AFP)

Joe Biden says Donald Trump hasn’t helped Black community

Washington | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 08:06 AM IST
Joe Biden says that 1 in 1,000 African Americans has died because of the coronavirus, and if Trump doesn’t do something quickly, it will be 1 in 500.
U.S. President Donald Trump said Hunter Biden reaped millions in ill-gotten profit from China and other overseas interests, accusations that have been repeatedly debunked.(Bloomberg)
U.S. President Donald Trump said Hunter Biden reaped millions in ill-gotten profit from China and other overseas interests, accusations that have been repeatedly debunked.(Bloomberg)

Donald Trump, Joe Biden trade barbs about their families

Washington | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 07:50 AM IST
While Biden was making a point during the first presidential debate in Cleveland about the Trump administration’s trade deals with China not having the desired effect, Trump jumped in. He resurrected past claims about the former vice president’s son Hunter working overseas.
Donald Trump is being aggressive toward Biden on Tuesday, interrupting the former vice president and repeatedly being admonished by debate moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News to stick to the rules that both campaigns had agreed to.(REUTERS)
Donald Trump is being aggressive toward Biden on Tuesday, interrupting the former vice president and repeatedly being admonished by debate moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News to stick to the rules that both campaigns had agreed to.(REUTERS)

Donald Trump interrupts, Joe Biden talks to ‘folks at home’

Washington | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 07:43 AM IST
Joe Biden is taking a more personal approach. At several times during the debate, Biden addressed his comments to “you folks at home” watching on television as he looked straight into the camera.
Donald Trump also bragged that he’s drawn “35 to 40,000 people” at his campaign rallies, saying he brings such large crowds to outdoor events “because people want to hear what I have to say.”(REUTERS)
Donald Trump also bragged that he’s drawn “35 to 40,000 people” at his campaign rallies, saying he brings such large crowds to outdoor events “because people want to hear what I have to say.”(REUTERS)

Donald Trump claims ‘no negative effect’ from rallies

Washington | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 07:36 AM IST
Donald Trump said during Tuesday night’s debate against Democrat Joe Biden that he thought masks “are OK,” pulling one out from his pocket and saying, “I wear masks when needed.”
Joe Biden also noted that Trump misled the public on the severity of the virus and said that rather than owning up to the American people, the president “panicked or just looked at the stock market.”(AFP)
Joe Biden also noted that Trump misled the public on the severity of the virus and said that rather than owning up to the American people, the president “panicked or just looked at the stock market.”(AFP)

Joe Biden says Donald Trump has no plan to tackle coronavirus

Cleveland | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 07:28 AM IST
Joe Biden charged during Tuesday night’s debate that Trump “has no plan” to deal with the virus and noted that the president praised Chinese President Xi Jinping’s initial actions in dealing with the outbreak.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio(REUTERS)

No handshake at start of first Trump-Biden presidential debate in age of coronavirus

Cleveland | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 06:54 AM IST
The two candidates entered the stage at the same time and smiled as moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News explained they would not shake hands.
Kamala Harris is set to debate Vice President Mike Pence next week.(AP)
Kamala Harris is set to debate Vice President Mike Pence next week.(AP)

Kamala Harris previews Joe Biden’s focus for debate

Washington | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 06:57 AM IST
The Democratic California senator said Tuesday during a digital fundraiser with artists that “Joe’s goal in the debate is to communicate directly with the American people.”
They were pulled over because the cop thought the identical twins had identical license plates.(Twitter/@yianisfourneliss)
They were pulled over because the cop thought the identical twins had identical license plates.(Twitter/@yianisfourneliss)

Twins headed to Twinsburg for Twins Festival pulled over for having nearly identical licence plates

Twinsburg | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 11:11 AM IST
Andy Baker says he and his twin brother Chad were driving from Nashville, Tennessee, to Twinsburg.
You can set up a small picnic in the garden of your hotel in Provincetown, Cape Cod(Shutterstock)
You can set up a small picnic in the garden of your hotel in Provincetown, Cape Cod(Shutterstock)

My most intimate travel tales

Hindustan Times | By Mansi Joshi Roy
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 12:46 AM IST
She’s called Ms Google. But the actor agrees it’s the unplanned moments that are the most memorable of them all
The husband of a 34-year-old Indian-origin woman found dead in her home in northern England earlier this year has been found guilty of her murder and sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in jail(Jessica Patel/Facebook)
The husband of a 34-year-old Indian-origin woman found dead in her home in northern England earlier this year has been found guilty of her murder and sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in jail(Jessica Patel/Facebook)

Researched murder: Indian-origin man who looked up ways online to kill wife gets 30 years jail

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 10:08 PM IST
Mitesh Patel had, according to police, planned his wife’s murder for a number of years and finally executed it this year, trying to pass it of as a crime. He had planned to get her insurance payout and move to Australia to be with his boyfriend.
Police officers and members of the Los Angeles Fire Department are seen after a suspect barricaded inside a supermarket in Silverlake, Los Angeles, on July 21, 2018.(AFP File Photo)
Police officers and members of the Los Angeles Fire Department are seen after a suspect barricaded inside a supermarket in Silverlake, Los Angeles, on July 21, 2018.(AFP File Photo)

1 dead, 7 wounded in Cleveland nightclub shooting, says Police

Cleveland | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 11:48 PM IST
Police say a 28-year-old woman has been fatally shot and seven men wounded during an event featuring local rap artists at a Cleveland nightclub
A cracked window forced a Southwest Airlines passenger jet bound from Chicago to Newark to divert on May 2, 2018, two weeks after a midair engine explosion shattered a window on another of the company's Boeing 737s.(AFP File Photo)
A cracked window forced a Southwest Airlines passenger jet bound from Chicago to Newark to divert on May 2, 2018, two weeks after a midair engine explosion shattered a window on another of the company's Boeing 737s.(AFP File Photo)

Cracked window forces Southwest Airline passenger jet diversion

Agence France-Presse, New York | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 11:13 PM IST
The incident comes two weeks after a mid-air engine explosion caused one death on another Southwest Airline passenger jet.
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