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The tourist was charged with two misdemeanor counts of violating Hawaii's emergency rules to control the spread of Covid-19. (File Photo / AP)

Moderna to 'Maderna': Tourist arrested in Hawaii after spelling error

AP |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2021 07:03 AM IST
In order to bypass Hawaii's 10-day traveler quarantine, the 24-year-old Illinois woman uploaded a vaccination card to the state's Safe Travels program and arrived in Honolulu on August 23 on a Southwest Airlines flight, the documents said.
Louisiana tourists honeymooning in Hawaii were fined after a video on social media showed a woman touching an endangered Hawaiian monk seal.(Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
Louisiana tourists honeymooning in Hawaii were fined after a video on social media showed a woman touching an endangered Hawaiian monk seal.(Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

Louisiana tourists fined for touching endangered Hawaiian monk seal

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2021 08:54 AM IST
A video posted on TikTok and other social media showed a woman touching the seal at a Kauaibeach in June. The video showed her running away after the resting seal raised its head and snapped at her.
Hawaii's Department of Health website said 59% of its population has had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 52% finished their dosing regimen.(REUTERS File)
Hawaii's Department of Health website said 59% of its population has had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 52% finished their dosing regimen.(REUTERS File)

Hawaii set to lift travel quarantine once 70% of its population is vaccinated

AP |
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2021 08:55 AM IST
Hawaii Gov. David Ige said on Friday that the state will drop its quarantine and COVID-19 testing requirements for travellers once 70% of the state's population has been vaccinated against the disease.
Hawaii drops face mask mandate for people outdoors as Covid-19 cases drop(REUTERS File)
Hawaii drops face mask mandate for people outdoors as Covid-19 cases drop(REUTERS File)

Hawaii drops face mask mandate for people outdoors as Covid-19 cases drop

AP |
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2021 07:29 AM IST
  • Hawaii no longer requires residents to wear face masks outdoors since all have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine and under half the population has been fully vaccinated. Starting June 1, ocean sports competitions like surfing contests and canoe paddling races to take place
Lavinia "Lavi" Mounga holds her son Raymond Mounga at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu.(AP)
Lavinia "Lavi" Mounga holds her son Raymond Mounga at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu.(AP)

Mom who gave birth on flight didn't know she was pregnant

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 03:29 PM IST
  • The baby boy, Raymond Mounga, arrived early at just 29 weeks while mom was traveling to Hawaii for vacation with her family
Kauai plans cautious return to tourism(Unsplash)
Kauai plans cautious return to tourism(Unsplash)

Kauai in Hawaii plans cautious return to tourism after nearly a year

AP | , Lihue
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 07:29 AM IST
  • Kauai, Hawaii's least populated county, has been one of the safest places to be and one of the most difficult ones to visit in the last year. However, the local officials might be loosening the travel restrictions now to give a boost to tourism.
Rainbows are some of the most spectacular optical phenomena in the natural world and Hawai'i has an amazing abundance of them.(Unsplash)
Rainbows are some of the most spectacular optical phenomena in the natural world and Hawai'i has an amazing abundance of them.(Unsplash)

Hawaii best place on Earth to experience the wonder of rainbows, feels scientist

ANI | , Honolulu [hawaii]
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 11:31 AM IST
Hawaii is the best place on Earth to experience the wonder of rainbows because of its location and climatic factors, according to an atmospheric scientist at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
The emergency declaration covers the counties of Hawai'i, Maui, Kalawao, O'ahu and Kaua'i. (Image via Twitter)
The emergency declaration covers the counties of Hawai'i, Maui, Kalawao, O'ahu and Kaua'i. (Image via Twitter)

Hawaii declares state of emergency after rains cause floods

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 12:39 PM IST
  • The move came after a dam overflowed on the island of Maui, forcing evacuations and destroying homes, with the dam's "unsatisfactory" condition leading to it being scheduled for removal this year, the land department has said.
The image shows Mikey Wright saving the woman.(Instagram/@mikeywright69)
The image shows Mikey Wright saving the woman.(Instagram/@mikeywright69)

Australian pro surfer rescues struggling woman from waves in Hawaii. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 04:40 PM IST
“You’re a living legend,” wrote an Instagram user while commenting on the video
Kilauea volcano within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island was gushing molten rock from at least two vents inside its summit crater, the US Geological Survey said. A lava lake has formed, rising about 440 feet (134 meters) from the bottom of the crater.(AP)
Kilauea volcano within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island was gushing molten rock from at least two vents inside its summit crater, the US Geological Survey said. A lava lake has formed, rising about 440 feet (134 meters) from the bottom of the crater.(AP)

Hawaii volcano erupts after two years, forms lava lake

Honolulu | By Associated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 12:18 PM IST
Since the eruption began Sunday night, Kilauea has spewed some 2 billion gallons of lava (10 million cubic meters), enough to cover 33 acres (13 hectares). The lava has been contained inside the deep crater.
Lava erupts from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, U.S. December 21, 2020 in this still image taken from social media video.(USGS via REUTERS)
Lava erupts from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, U.S. December 21, 2020 in this still image taken from social media video.(USGS via REUTERS)

Volcano erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island, video is scarily mesmerising

Hawaii | By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 10:29 AM IST
Kilauea volcano had the most activity seen at the volcano since 2018.
Before the pandemic, Hawaii welcomed about 30,000 tourists daily who spent nearly $18 billion last year.(Unsplash)
Before the pandemic, Hawaii welcomed about 30,000 tourists daily who spent nearly $18 billion last year.(Unsplash)

Mostly virus-free Kauai hit by pandemic after travel resumes

Honolulu | By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 12:40 PM IST
Kauai went from having no active infections at all in the first part of October to at least 84 new cases in the ensuing seven weeks.
Tourism spending has got a leg up since a new duty-free spending cap of 100,000 yuan ($15,186) for travellers took effect in July, up from 30,000 yuan earlier.(AFP)
Tourism spending has got a leg up since a new duty-free spending cap of 100,000 yuan ($15,186) for travellers took effect in July, up from 30,000 yuan earlier.(AFP)

China’s Covid-free ‘Hawaii’ chases local tourist dollar with a vengeance

Sanya (China) | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 10:30 AM IST
October arrivals of 9.6 million, according to official data, exceeded the year-earlier figure, before the pandemic struck, by 3.1%, although foreign visitors slumped 87%. That was a far cry from February, when arrivals had dropped almost 90%.
Americans face new Covid-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving(Twitter/merrick_ivy)
Americans face new Covid-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving(Twitter/merrick_ivy)

Covid-19: Americans brace for new restrictions after Thanksgiving amid nationwide surge in coronavirus cases

Associated Press | By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:38 AM IST
The holiday gatherings over the long weekend in America have resulted in a disastrous fallout of Covid-19 cases across the US which is already leading the world with the highest coronavirus transmissions, stay-at-home orders and strict new measures imposed for those travelling
Lt Gen SK Saini.(Sourced)
Lt Gen SK Saini.(Sourced)

Indian Army vice-chief to visit US ahead of 2+2 dialogue

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 05:33 PM IST
Lt Gen SK Saini will also visit the Indo-Pacific Command headquarters in Hawaii, where different aspects of military cooperation and “furthering military-to-military engagement” will be discussed
A new pre-travel testing program will allow visitors who test negative for Covid-19 to come to Hawaii and avoid the two weeks of mandatory quarantine — a measure that’s been in place for all arriving passengers for most of the year.(AP photo)
A new pre-travel testing program will allow visitors who test negative for Covid-19 to come to Hawaii and avoid the two weeks of mandatory quarantine — a measure that’s been in place for all arriving passengers for most of the year.(AP photo)

Tourists return to Hawaii amid ever-changing Covid-19 pandemic rules

Honolulu | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 10:59 PM IST
Coronavirus weary residents and struggling business owners in Hawaii will be watching closely as tourists begin to return to the islands on Thursday without being required to self-quarantine upon arrival.
Instead of a cosmic rock, the newly discovered object appears to be an old rocket from a failed moon-landing.(Unsplash)
Instead of a cosmic rock, the newly discovered object appears to be an old rocket from a failed moon-landing.(Unsplash)

Fake asteroid? NASA expert IDs mystery object as old rocket

Cape Canaveral | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2020 12:28 AM IST
The jig may be up for an “asteroid” that’s expected to get nabbed by Earth’s gravity and become a mini moon next month.
Hawaii allows travellers to skip quarantine if tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival(Twitter/W0rld2020)
Hawaii allows travellers to skip quarantine if tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival(Twitter/W0rld2020)

Hawaii allows travellers to skip 14-day quarantine if tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival

Honolulu | By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 08:58 AM IST
Hawaii encourages pre-travel testing to add a greater element of safety for travel into the US, allows travellers to skip quarantine with virus test
The commemoration initially was supposed to be a blockbuster event with parades, movie premieres, galas and thousands of people honoring the veterans in their 90s or beyond, some who may be marking the milestone for the last time.(AP)
The commemoration initially was supposed to be a blockbuster event with parades, movie premieres, galas and thousands of people honoring the veterans in their 90s or beyond, some who may be marking the milestone for the last time.(AP)

75th anniversary of end of WWII is mostly virtual amid virus

Honolulu | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 06:21 AM IST
On Wednesday, the 75th anniversary of the surrender, some of those same men who served the United States weren’t able to return to the Missouri in Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor because of the world’s new war against the coronavirus.
Thailand plans to welcome foreigners this winter(Twitter/VickieZ4Z)
Thailand plans to welcome foreigners this winter(Twitter/VickieZ4Z)

Phuket and other tourist hotspots in Thailand plan to re-open this winter

By Bloomberg | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 10:01 AM IST
Thailand expects foreigners arrival to begin before winter as it plans to re-open tourist hotspots in order to save its ailing tourism industry
Gray reef sharks, the subject of a study on social behaviour among sharks, are seen in the Pacific Ocean around the Palmyra Atoll, about 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southwest of Hawaii in this undated photo released on August 12, 2020.(Yannis Papastamatiou/Handout via REUTERS)
Gray reef sharks, the subject of a study on social behaviour among sharks, are seen in the Pacific Ocean around the Palmyra Atoll, about 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southwest of Hawaii in this undated photo released on August 12, 2020.(Yannis Papastamatiou/Handout via REUTERS)

‘Secret’ life of sharks: Reef sharks show surprising social networking skills

Hawaii | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 11:53 AM IST
The reef shark social skills bears similarities to certain birds and mammals but differs in terms of behaviours including nesting, mating, making vocalisations or friendly interactions.
A notice prohibiting students with fever, cough and cold from entering school is displayed at SISB Pcl's school in Bangkok, Thailand.(Bloomberg)
A notice prohibiting students with fever, cough and cold from entering school is displayed at SISB Pcl's school in Bangkok, Thailand.(Bloomberg)

Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 07:11 PM IST
With a new school year beginning this week in some states, Dunn, like many other working parents, is struggling to balance her job with her child’s schoolwork as the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause upheaval around the country.
It is rare for hurricanes to make landfall in Hawaii. Should Douglas do so, it will be only the third storm in modern history, the last two being Hurricane Dot in 1959 and Hurricane Iniki in 1992.(AP Photo)
It is rare for hurricanes to make landfall in Hawaii. Should Douglas do so, it will be only the third storm in modern history, the last two being Hurricane Dot in 1959 and Hurricane Iniki in 1992.(AP Photo)

Hurricane Douglas threatens Hawaii as Hanna downgrades to tropical storm

Honolulu, Hawaii | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 12:49 PM IST
The Category One hurricane had moved north of Maui as of 3:00 pm (0100 GMT Monday) and was about 90 miles (145 kilometers) east of the capital Honolulu, according to the National Hurricane Center.
In this July 31, 2019 photo provided by researcher Heather Spalding, a new species of seaweed covers dead coral on a reef at Pearl and Hermes Atoll in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.(Heather Spalding/College of Charleston via AP)
In this July 31, 2019 photo provided by researcher Heather Spalding, a new species of seaweed covers dead coral on a reef at Pearl and Hermes Atoll in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.(Heather Spalding/College of Charleston via AP)

This seaweed is aggressively smothering one of world’s most remote reefs

Honolulu | By Associated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 02:27 PM IST
The algae easily breaks off and rolls across the ocean floor like tumbleweed, scientists say, covering nearby reefs in thick vegetation that out-competes coral for space, sunlight and nutrients.
Tulsi Gabbard’s address came amidst protests in the US against the killing of African-American(REUTERS)
Tulsi Gabbard’s address came amidst protests in the US against the killing of African-American(REUTERS)

In this chaotic time, find strength and peace in Bhagavad Gita: Tulsi Gabbard

Washington | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 03:13 PM IST
In her message during a virtual commencement address, the 39-year-old Congresswoman from Hawaii said that it is a chaotic time and no one can say with certainty what tomorrow looks like.

Podcast: Author Madhuri Vijay on Her Award-Winning Book, “The Far Field”

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2020 07:40 AM IST
In the wake of her mother’s untimely death, a young woman from Bangalore--born into a life of privilege--drops everything and travels to the opposite end of India--to the state of Jammu and Kashmir--to search for a long-lost figure from her childhood--an enigmatic Kashmiri man named Bashir Ahmed.
Airlines are dropping flights, countries are tightening borders, and concerts and conferences have been cancelled.(UNSPLASH)
Airlines are dropping flights, countries are tightening borders, and concerts and conferences have been cancelled.(UNSPLASH)

Instagram vs Reality: Travel influencers gloss over coronavirus

Bloomberg | By Sarah Frier
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2020 05:06 PM IST
Airlines are dropping flights, countries are tightening borders, and concerts and conferences have been cancelled. But there’s one place where it’s possible to escape the outbreak: Instagram.
We cannot decide who is the luckier one in this clip.(u/WestTow//official Reddit)
We cannot decide who is the luckier one in this clip.(u/WestTow//official Reddit)

This hooman surfer and his royal doggo are friendship goals. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 06:27 PM IST
Reddit users of the thread were in awe (pun intended) of the ‘smol animol’ and his determined human who made this moment possible.
The Internet has since exploded with memes that compare the sun’s surface with chikki.(Twitter)
The Internet has since exploded with memes that compare the sun’s surface with chikki.(Twitter)

Chikki, caramel popcorn or mac n cheese? Twitter divided on sun’s surface pic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 01:09 PM IST
Tweeple have been sharing posts to show the sun’s uncanny resemblance with snacks and desserts. Yes, chikki included.
The cell-like structures are roughly the size of the US state of Texas. They are convecting masses of hot, excited gas, or plasma.(Twitter/@NSF)
The cell-like structures are roughly the size of the US state of Texas. They are convecting masses of hot, excited gas, or plasma.(Twitter/@NSF)

Sun’s surface seen in remarkable new detail

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 01:50 PM IST
The Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) on Hawaii has released pictures that show features as small as 30km across the sun. The telescope will be used to study the Sun’s workings.
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