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Hurricane Ida: At least 44 dead as flash floods drown US states. 10 points

Hurricane Ida: While it is difficult to zero in on an exact death toll, given the extent of the damages, most of news agencies concur that at least 44 people have died so far, including 13 in New York City, while many are still unaccounted for.
Rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida submerges Mix Street near Farmington Avenue in Bristol, Conn. on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP)
Rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida submerges Mix Street near Farmington Avenue in Bristol, Conn. on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP)
Published on Sep 03, 2021 07:29 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Paris' temple of modern art, Pompidou Center, plans to open branch in New Jersey

  • Paris' acclaimed Pompidou Center announces plans to open a satellite museum in New Jersey's Jersey City, not far from where the Statue of Liberty stands in New York Harbour. Centre Pompidou x Jersey City, scheduled to open in 2024, would be the French museum's first venture in North America
Paris' temple of modern art, Pompidou Center, plans to open branch in New Jersey(Photo by Anthony DELANOIX/Avi Werde on Unsplash)
Paris' temple of modern art, Pompidou Center, plans to open branch in New Jersey(Photo by Anthony DELANOIX/Avi Werde on Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 06, 2021 06:27 PM IST
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Police respond to house party shooting in New Jersey

  • Police said it was a party with a couple hundred people. Aerial footage shows debris throughout the home's yard.
Officials said police responded to a house in Fairfield Township, about an hour outside of Philadelphia, late Saturday night.(Unsplash)
Officials said police responded to a house in Fairfield Township, about an hour outside of Philadelphia, late Saturday night.(Unsplash)
Published on May 23, 2021 07:36 PM IST
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The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying

  • In this week's The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, "Such is the despondency over our politicians that many people are now actively considering emigrating to other countries"
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying(Twitter/reuterspictures/dansiddiqui)
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying(Twitter/reuterspictures/dansiddiqui)
Updated on May 06, 2021 01:21 PM IST
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Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winning 'Moonstruck' star, dies at 89 in New Jersey

  • Olympia Dukakis died Saturday morning in her home in New York City, according to Allison Levy, her agent at Innovative Artists. A cause of death was not immediately released but her family said in a statement that she had been in failing health for months.
Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winning 'Moonstruck' star, dies at 89 in New Jersey(Twitter/TheAcademy/thehorrorchick)
Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winning 'Moonstruck' star, dies at 89 in New Jersey(Twitter/TheAcademy/thehorrorchick)
Updated on May 02, 2021 10:43 AM IST
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Covid-19 fight stalls in early hot spots New York and New Jersey

Even as the vaccination campaign has ramped up, the number of new infections in New Jersey has crept up by 37% in a little more than a month, to about 23,600 every seven days.
New Jersey has been reporting about 647 new cases for every 100,000 residents over the past 14 days. New York has averaged 548.(AP file photo)
New Jersey has been reporting about 647 new cases for every 100,000 residents over the past 14 days. New York has averaged 548.(AP file photo)
Updated on Mar 28, 2021 08:19 PM IST
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AP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal

US Election 2020: Indian origin candidates lose Senate races in Maine and New Jersey

Born to an Indian father and an Armenian mother, Gideon, the current speaker to the Maine House of Representatives, lost to Republican heavyweight Senator Susan Collins.
According to projections made by the American media on Tuesday night, Indian origin candidates Rikin Mehta and Sara Gideon have lost their Senate race from New Jersey and Maine respectively.(Reuters image)
According to projections made by the American media on Tuesday night, Indian origin candidates Rikin Mehta and Sara Gideon have lost their Senate race from New Jersey and Maine respectively.(Reuters image)
Updated on Nov 05, 2020 08:16 AM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Milind Soman’s honest ‘selfie’ video schools netizens on importance of sleep to ‘deal with stress effectively’

Milind Soman gives a break to his New York photoshoot in latest ‘selfie’ video from a hammock, trains fans on how and to find a ‘restful sleep’ and its importance
Milind Soman’s honest ‘selfie’ video schools netizens on importance of sleep(Instagram/milindrunning)
Milind Soman’s honest ‘selfie’ video schools netizens on importance of sleep(Instagram/milindrunning)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 01:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz

Milind Soman-Ankita Konwar are travel, couple and fitness goals all in these pictures by the Atlantic Ocean

Milind Soman-Ankita Konwar’s latest beach pictures will make your jaws drop at their flawless Chakrasana, passionate gaze and serene outing by the Atlantic Ocean
Milind Soman-Ankita Konwar are travel, couple and fitness goals all in these pictures by the Atlantic Ocean(Instagram/ankita_earthy/milindrunning)
Milind Soman-Ankita Konwar are travel, couple and fitness goals all in these pictures by the Atlantic Ocean(Instagram/ankita_earthy/milindrunning)
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 09:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz

Johnson & Johnson confirms Covid-19 vaccine trial paused on safety event

News of the halt comes after AstraZeneca Plc temporarily stopped tests of its vaccine after a trial participant fell ill. That study has resumed in a number of countries but remains halted in the US.
Earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson joined the short list of vaccine makers that have moved an experimental coronavirus shot into late-stage human studies in the US.(Reuters File Photo)
Earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson joined the short list of vaccine makers that have moved an experimental coronavirus shot into late-stage human studies in the US.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 07:14 AM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie tests positive for coronavirus

“I want to thank all of my friends and colleagues who have reached out to ask how I was feeling in the last day or two,” Christie Tweeted.
Chris Christie, former Governor of New Jersey, has tested positive for coronavirus(Reuters image)
Chris Christie, former Governor of New Jersey, has tested positive for coronavirus(Reuters image)
Updated on Oct 03, 2020 09:56 PM IST
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Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Search on for bodies in charred path of wildfires, Donald Trump to visit California

Flames have destroyed thousands of homes and a half dozen small towns in the latest outbreak of wildfires that have raged across the western United States this summer, scorching a landscape the size of New Jersey and killing at least 26 people since early August.
Firefighters light a controlled burn along Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to help contain the Dolan Fire near Big Sur, California.(AP)
Firefighters light a controlled burn along Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to help contain the Dolan Fire near Big Sur, California.(AP)
Published on Sep 13, 2020 04:35 PM IST
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Oregon | By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai

California, Florida, New York, Texas will not follow new US Covid-19 testing plan

Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey and New York all plan to continue to test asymptomatic people who have been exposed to Covid-19, despite new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggesting that such tests may not be needed.
The Florida Department of Health said asymptomatic testing was continuing while the new CDC recommendations were evaluated, and Texas also said it would evaluate.(REUTERS)
The Florida Department of Health said asymptomatic testing was continuing while the new CDC recommendations were evaluated, and Texas also said it would evaluate.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 08:25 AM IST
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Reuters | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Pandit Jasraj’s body reaches Mumbai from New Jersey, cremation tomorrow

Pandit Jasraj’s body reached Mumbai from New Jersey on Wednesday. He died of cardiac arrest on Monday.
Pandit Jasraj’s body has reached Mumbai from New Jersey.(Varinder Chawla/HT)
Pandit Jasraj’s body has reached Mumbai from New Jersey.(Varinder Chawla/HT)
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 02:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk

Daadu wouldn’t compliment you unless he meant it: Shweta on Pandit Jasraj

Singer Shweta Pandit, grand niece of the late Pandit Jasraj talks about the legend and the man behind the voice
Shweta is stationed in Italy with her husband and daughter
Shweta is stationed in Italy with her husband and daughter
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 06:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

Pandit Jasraj’s body being brought back from New Jersey, says granddaughter Shweta Pandit

Pandit Jasraj died in New Jersey on Monday. His body will reach India on August 20, said granddaughter Shweta Pandit.
Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90 on August 17. (Photo by Prakash Singh / HT Archive)
Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90 on August 17. (Photo by Prakash Singh / HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 01:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk

‘Huge void’: President, PM Modi, musicians pay tributes to legendary vocalist Pandit Jasraj

One of India’s greatest music legends, Pandit Jasraj died on Monday following a cardiac arrest at his home in New Jersey, US.
Pandit Jasraj at Press Club of India in New Delhi, India on October 13, 1998. Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90 on August 17, 2020. He died of cardiac arrest at his house in New Jersey, United States. (Photo by Subhendu Ghosh / HT Archive)
Pandit Jasraj at Press Club of India in New Delhi, India on October 13, 1998. Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90 on August 17, 2020. He died of cardiac arrest at his house in New Jersey, United States. (Photo by Subhendu Ghosh / HT Archive)
Published on Aug 17, 2020 11:20 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

Pandit Jasraj was a ‘Yug Purush’ in Hindustani Classical Music: Maharashtra governor

“Pt Jasraj was a ‘Yug Purush’ in Hindustani Classical Music. While taking Hindustani classical music to dizzying heights, he made special efforts to bring it closer to the common man. He was very open to accepting new streams and innovative ideas in music,” Koshyari said in an official statement.
Pandit Jasraj at Press Club of India in New Delhi, India on October 13, 1998. Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90 on August 17, 2020. He died of cardiac arrest at his house in New Jersey, United States. (Photo by Subhendu Ghosh / HT Archive)
Pandit Jasraj at Press Club of India in New Delhi, India on October 13, 1998. Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90 on August 17, 2020. He died of cardiac arrest at his house in New Jersey, United States. (Photo by Subhendu Ghosh / HT Archive)
Published on Aug 17, 2020 11:16 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai

Wayward emu wandering around New Jersey City rescued

The emu was placed in a large animal cart and was taken to a shelter, where officials arranged for the emu to be examined by a veterinarian.
A woman spotted the bird in a residential neighborhood (representational image).(Unsplash)
A woman spotted the bird in a residential neighborhood (representational image).(Unsplash)
Published on Aug 14, 2020 08:41 AM IST
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Paterson | By Associated Press | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta

In a first, Indian tricolour to be hoisted at iconic Times Square in New York

The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) of the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut said in a statement that it “will be creating history” on August 15, 2020 by “hosting the first ever flag hoisting ceremony at Times Square” to commemorate India’s Independence Day.
The FIA said this year’s Independence Day celebrations will include the flag-hoisting ceremony at Times Square and the annual tradition of illuminating the Empire State Building in hues of the tricolour - orange, white and green.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The FIA said this year’s Independence Day celebrations will include the flag-hoisting ceremony at Times Square and the annual tradition of illuminating the Empire State Building in hues of the tricolour - orange, white and green.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 11:50 PM IST
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New York | By Press Trust of India

Cops rescue doggo from marshy pond with a kayak, clips will melt your heart. Watch

The poor dog probably slipped and fell in the muck water but was promptly rescued by the police department in the most innovative way.
The story of the rescue of a doggo from a marshy water body has the best happy ending one can hope for.(Facebook/@Washington Township Police Department)
The story of the rescue of a doggo from a marshy water body has the best happy ending one can hope for.(Facebook/@Washington Township Police Department)
Published on Jul 12, 2020 03:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury

Tropical Storm Fay weakens after landfall in New Jersey

The storm system was weakening as it moved over New Jersey and was expected to continue doing so overnight, the US National Hurricane Center said in its 8 p.m. advisory.
Heavy rain was falling in New York City on Friday afternoon as the centre of the storm moved northward toward upstate New York and western New England.(AP Photo)
Heavy rain was falling in New York City on Friday afternoon as the centre of the storm moved northward toward upstate New York and western New England.(AP Photo)
Published on Jul 11, 2020 08:18 AM IST
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New York | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

The shifting geography of Covid-19 in US

This new surge in cases in the southern and western parts of the country ended up being the second wave of infections in the US, undoing gains made by north-eastern states such as New York and New Jersey that finally controlled their outbreaks to a large extent.
The state of New York (with NYC as the epicentre) led the ‘first-wave states’ that also included New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania when the coronavirus first swept through the country in March.(REUTERS)
The state of New York (with NYC as the epicentre) led the ‘first-wave states’ that also included New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania when the coronavirus first swept through the country in March.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 12:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jamie Mullick, New Delhi

Obama helps raise $11 million in first campaign event for Biden’s White House bid

The virtual fundraiser collected $7.6 million from 175,000 grassroots contributors.
The fundraiser showed the drawing power of Obama, who remains overwhelmingly popular among the Democratic base(AP)
The fundraiser showed the drawing power of Obama, who remains overwhelmingly popular among the Democratic base(AP)
Published on Jun 24, 2020 07:35 AM IST
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New Jersey | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Podcast: Journalist Sopan Deb on meeting the immigrant parents who raised him

On the surface, Sopan is a successful journalist, comedian, and cultural commentator.
Updated on May 13, 2020 09:39 AM IST
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Pile of bodies linked to coronavirus found at US nursing home

Officers in the small locality of Andover, around 52 miles (80 kilometers) west of New York City, discovered the bodies following an anonymous tip-off, according to The New York Times.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said he was “outraged” that bodies had been allowed to pile up and ordered an investigation.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said he was “outraged” that bodies had been allowed to pile up and ordered an investigation.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 06:27 AM IST
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New York | By Agence France-Presse

Vampire teeth to jar full of pickle, items found during beach clean-ups over the years

There was the empty bag found during the clean-up that had cremated human remains.
In this membbers of the Clean Ocean Action environmental group unfurl a banner made of balloons they picked up from the beach.(AP)
In this membbers of the Clean Ocean Action environmental group unfurl a banner made of balloons they picked up from the beach.(AP)
Updated on Apr 15, 2020 12:48 PM IST
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Sandy Hook | By Associated Press

US President Trump warns of ‘toughest week’ with a ‘lot of death’

More than 8,500 Americans have died in the outbreak till Sunday morning, over 1,000 from the previous day; and the number of confirmed cases climbed to 3,12,000. New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Louisiana states remain the hardest hit, with New York City bearing the brunt of it.
The grim warning came amidst projections that New York, Louisiana and Detroit in Michigan, the three hotspot regions with the highest incidence of cases, will be hitting their peaks together in six to seven days.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
The grim warning came amidst projections that New York, Louisiana and Detroit in Michigan, the three hotspot regions with the highest incidence of cases, will be hitting their peaks together in six to seven days.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Apr 05, 2020 11:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

Philip Anderson, Nobel laureate in physics, dies at 96

Philip Anderson died Sunday at the Princeton Windrows retirement community in Princeton, New Jersey, his daughter said. No cause was reported.
Philip Anderson graduated from Harvard in 1949 and then worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories until he began teaching at Princeton and the University of Cambridge.(princeton/edu)
Philip Anderson graduated from Harvard in 1949 and then worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories until he began teaching at Princeton and the University of Cambridge.(princeton/edu)
Published on Apr 01, 2020 06:56 AM IST
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Princeton | By Associated Press

US Covid-19 toll crosses 2,000; essential travel only in NY, New Jersey and Connecticut

The travel advisory issued late Saturday night by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was not the quarantine President Donald Trump had threatened, drawing furious response from the governors, one of whom had called it a “declaration of war on states”.
New York state remained the worst hit with the total number of cases going up to 53,448 from and death to 832; 672 of them in New York city alone.(Reuters file photo)
New York state remained the worst hit with the total number of cases going up to 53,448 from and death to 832; 672 of them in New York city alone.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2020 12:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
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