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Zaila Avant-garde, 14, from New Orleans, Louisiana, holds the trophy after winning the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, U.S. July 8, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper(REUTERS)
Zaila Avant-garde, 14, from New Orleans, Louisiana, holds the trophy after winning the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, U.S. July 8, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper(REUTERS)

Zaila Avant-garde, 14, becomes first African-American to win Spelling Bee

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2021 08:00 AM IST
After winning several Guinness World Records for dribbling multiple basketballs at a time, 14-year-old Zaila Avant-garde becomes the first Black contestant to win the 90-year-old Scripps National Spelling Bee competition by correctly spelling 'Murraya'
Philippines warns of strict lockdown as swimming parties, picnics spike Covid-19(Photo by RJ Baculo on Unsplash)
Philippines warns of strict lockdown as swimming parties, picnics spike Covid-19(Photo by RJ Baculo on Unsplash)

Philippines warns of strict lockdown as swimming parties, picnics spike Covid-19

AP |
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2021 09:53 AM IST
  • President Rodrigo Duterte warns Philippines officials to enforce Covid-19 lockdown restrictions as swimming parties, drinking sprees and picnics held earlier this month in three resorts lead to a surge in coronavirus infections
Lloyd Price, singer-songwriter and early rock influence, dies in New York at 88(Twitter/alecreyna98/TheRevAl)
Lloyd Price, singer-songwriter and early rock influence, dies in New York at 88(Twitter/alecreyna98/TheRevAl)

Lloyd Price, singer-songwriter and early rock influence, dies in New York at 88

AP |
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 06:23 PM IST
  • Lloyd Price dies of complications from diabetes in New York at 88. Price fashioned a deep, exuberant sound around the brass and swing of New Orleans jazz and blues that placed high on R&B charts and eventually crossed over to white audiences.
The image is from the 'birthday celebration' of the road.(Facebook/Natalie Naquin Harvey)
The image is from the 'birthday celebration' of the road.(Facebook/Natalie Naquin Harvey)

Woman throws ‘birthday party’ for road, bakes a special cake too. Here’s why

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 12:29 PM IST
Natalie Naquin Harvey, a resident of Lakeview in New Orleans, Louisiana, took to Facebook to share pictures of the celebration.
A fundraiser to help out-of-work artists turned into a movement that distills the essence of community during Carnival.(Bloomberg)
A fundraiser to help out-of-work artists turned into a movement that distills the essence of community during Carnival.(Bloomberg)

New Orleans invents a glorious new tradition with ‘Yardi Gras’

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 07:30 PM IST
What started as a fundraiser by the Krewe of Red Beans to help Mardi Gras float artists generate an income after all the parades were canceled, “house floats” have boomed with a joyful DIY spirit.
The toll of this year’s toned-down Mardi Gras is evident on St. Claude Avenue, an off-the-beaten-track stretch that has become a destination in recent years.(AP)
The toll of this year’s toned-down Mardi Gras is evident on St. Claude Avenue, an off-the-beaten-track stretch that has become a destination in recent years.(AP)

Virus dims Carnival joy and commerce on a New Orleans street

AP | , New Orleans
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 03:07 PM IST
Covid-19 is tamping down the joy, and the revenue, associated with Carnival season in New Orleans. Parades that normally draw thousands in the weeks before Fat Tuesday, which falls on Feb. 16 this year, have been canceled.
New Orleans to shut down bars during Mardi Gras weekend(AP)
New Orleans to shut down bars during Mardi Gras weekend(AP)

Coronavirus: Bars to be closed during Mardi Gras weekend in New Orleans

AP | , New Orleans
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 07:24 AM IST
  • In order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, New Orleans will be shutting down all its bars, even for takeout service, during the Mardi Gras weekend, which is the busiest time of the year for them.
A few trees were down, and one that fell across utility lines sparked a bright orange flash. Officials said a person was hospitalized with minor injuries after a structure collapsed, but further details weren’t available.(AP photo)
A few trees were down, and one that fell across utility lines sparked a bright orange flash. Officials said a person was hospitalized with minor injuries after a structure collapsed, but further details weren’t available.(AP photo)

Hurricane Zeta hits Louisiana with flooding, power outages

New Orleans | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 06:46 AM IST
Roads were flooded near the coast, where forecasters said Zeta made landfall around Terrebone Bay near Cocodrie, an unincorporated fishing village at the end of a highway with few if any full-time residents and a marine laboratory where a building was inundated.
A billboard lays on the ground, toppled by Hurricane Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Zeta is leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)
A billboard lays on the ground, toppled by Hurricane Zeta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Zeta is leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)

Louisiana braces for third hurricane strike this year as ‘Zeta’ approaches

New Orleans | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 02:03 PM IST
Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall south of New Orleans, the largest city in Louisiana, Wednesday evening. It has weakened to a tropical storm, but is forecast to regain hurricane strength before making landfall.
In this photo provided by the Audubon Nature Institute, Tumani, a critically endangered western lowland gorilla holds her newborn at an enclosure at the Audubon Zoo.(AP)
In this photo provided by the Audubon Nature Institute, Tumani, a critically endangered western lowland gorilla holds her newborn at an enclosure at the Audubon Zoo.(AP)

Zoo in New Orleans welcomes critically endangered baby gorilla

NEW ORLEANS | By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2020 11:49 AM IST
Gorilla babies weigh about 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms) at birth, and photos and video from the zoo show 13-year-old mom Tumani cuddling her tiny newborn.
Send a birthday card to 111-year-old Lawrence Brooks(Twitter/THEANTHEMGIRL)
Send a birthday card to 111-year-old Lawrence Brooks(Twitter/THEANTHEMGIRL)

Here’s where you can send a birthday card as US World War II’s oldest veteran turns 111-year-old

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 10:38 AM IST
National World War II Museum skips throwing a birthday party amid COVID-19 as US World War II’s oldest veteran Lawrence Brooks turns 111-year-old, asks well-wishers to send cards instead
Bar owners in New Orleans prepared for a soft opening(HT Photo (Representational image))
Bar owners in New Orleans prepared for a soft opening(HT Photo (Representational image))

Bars reopening in New Orleans. Will tourists come?

New Orleans | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 06:28 AM IST
Dine-in restaurants on New Orleans’ Bourbon Street have been allowed to reopen at 25% capacity, as have bars with food permits.
The Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans welcomed a new resident, a baby giraffe named Hope.(AP)
The Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans welcomed a new resident, a baby giraffe named Hope.(AP)

Baby giraffe named ‘Hope’ amid dark times

New Orleans | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 12:12 PM IST
The new calf was the eighth giraffe born at the center as part of the Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife conservation breeding partnership with San Diego Zoo Global.
US President Donald Trump(Bloomberg photo)
US President Donald Trump(Bloomberg photo)

US eyes new outbreaks as coronavirus infections worldwide top 5,90,000

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 07:06 AM IST
While New York remained the worst hit city in the U.S., Americans braced for worsening conditions elsewhere, with worrisome infection numbers being reported in New Orleans, Chicago and Detroit.
Eleven people were wounded in a shooting early Sunday in New Orleans’ French Quarter, a popular tourist hub, US police said. (Representative Image)(Getty Images)
Eleven people were wounded in a shooting early Sunday in New Orleans’ French Quarter, a popular tourist hub, US police said. (Representative Image)(Getty Images)

11 wounded in New Orleans shooting: Police

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 07:03 PM IST
The shooting took place at about 3:00 am on a crowded commercial street near many hotels in a historic district that attracts visitors from around the world.
The French Quarter in New Orleans is known to be haunted(Aarti Sethi)
The French Quarter in New Orleans is known to be haunted(Aarti Sethi)

Brunch Travel: Halloween in New Orleans!

Hindustan Times | By Aarti Sethi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 12:23 AM IST
From real zombies walking the streets to haunted hotspots galore, New Orleans is truly the place to be for those who love to be terrified!
Two Swiss women have recreated Homer Simpson’s gourmandizing tour of New Orleans.(Instagram)
Two Swiss women have recreated Homer Simpson’s gourmandizing tour of New Orleans.(Instagram)

Women recreate Homer Simpson’s New Orleans gobble tour

New Orleans | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 12:44 PM IST
It took Janine Wiget of Zürich and Katrin von Niederhäusern who now lives in Stockholm, a week to duplicate the segment, which covers 54 restaurants in 1 minute, 27 seconds.
Miguel Solorzano, Sazerac House general manager, gives an introduction during a media preview for the Sazerac house, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)(AP)
Miguel Solorzano, Sazerac House general manager, gives an introduction during a media preview for the Sazerac house, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)(AP)

Sazerac House allows visitors to explore the spirited cocktail culture of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 03:51 PM IST
Described as an “immersive exploration of the spirited culture of New Orleans,” the six-story building houses multiple floors of exhibits as well as a gift shop and the company’s headquarters.
Austin, Utah, New Orleans, Mauii, Seattle, are just some of the many must-visit spots for those hoping to travel solo around the United States of America.(Unsplash)
Austin, Utah, New Orleans, Mauii, Seattle, are just some of the many must-visit spots for those hoping to travel solo around the United States of America.(Unsplash)

Travelling solo? Don’t forget to visit these spots in USA

Washington D.C. [USA] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 06:11 PM IST
Austin, Utah, New Orleans, Mauii, Seattle, are just some of the many must-visit spots for those hoping to travel solo around the United States of America.
Protests against the raids were held in Chicago, Baltimore and elsewhere, with signs saying “Stop the raids” and “Close the camps”.
Protests against the raids were held in Chicago, Baltimore and elsewhere, with signs saying “Stop the raids” and “Close the camps”.

Anti-immigrant raids start in US

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 01:14 AM IST
Raids that could last days are to be held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans, Miami, New York City and Baltimore.
Storm water surges near Lake Pontchartrain, after Tropical Storm Barry makes landfall in Lewisburg, Louisiana U.S.(Bloomberg)
Storm water surges near Lake Pontchartrain, after Tropical Storm Barry makes landfall in Lewisburg, Louisiana U.S.(Bloomberg)

Tropical storm Barry pelts Louisiana with heavy rain, millions brace for flooding

Intracoastal city (US) | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 08:44 AM IST
After briefly becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, Barry was downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall -- but it nevertheless packed a serious punch as it moved inland.
File image of Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma.(AFP)
File image of Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma.(AFP)

Country’s top golfer Shubhankar to miss graduation cut

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Saurabh Duggal
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 10:51 PM IST
Shubhankar had requested he be allowed to take the exams at a later date, but in an official communication university has conveyed that it wouldn’t be possible for them.
An area roped off with crime scene tape.(AP File Photo/Representative image)
An area roped off with crime scene tape.(AP File Photo/Representative image)

3 killed, 7 injured in New Orleans shooting: Police

New Orleans | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2018 10:27 AM IST
Police said the shooting happened on Saturday night on the 3400 block of Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans.
It was not immediately clear how the animal got out of its habitat, and zoo officials said they were investigating.(Vide screenshot/Audubon Zoo)
It was not immediately clear how the animal got out of its habitat, and zoo officials said they were investigating.(Vide screenshot/Audubon Zoo)

Jaguar escapes enclosure at New Orleans zoo, mauls six animals

By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 10:43 AM IST
The jaguar mauled four alpaca, an emu and a fox in nearby habitats before it was sedated by the Audubon Zoo’s veterinary team less than an hour later.
Jinder Mahal pinned Rusev to win the WWE United States title at WrestleMania 34.(Twitter)
Jinder Mahal pinned Rusev to win the WWE United States title at WrestleMania 34.(Twitter)

WrestleMania 34: Jinder Mahal, Kavita Devi create WWE history in New Orleans

Hindustan Times, New Orleans | By Sayan Ghosh
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 11:46 PM IST
While Jinder Mahal defeated Randy Orton, Bobby Roode and Rusev to win the WWE United States title, Kavita Devi became the first Indian woman to make her WWE main roster debut at WrestleMania 34 Women’s Battle Royal.
Brock Lesnar retained his WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 34 against Roman Reigns.(Twitter)
Brock Lesnar retained his WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 34 against Roman Reigns.(Twitter)

WrestleMania 34: Brock Lesnar, AJ Styles retain titles; Ronda Rousey shines on debut

Hindustan Times, New Orleans | By Sayan Ghosh
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 10:34 PM IST
Brock Lesnar retained his Universal Championship against Roman Reigns while AJ Styles defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to remain the WWE Champion at WrestleMania 34.
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