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19 dead, including at least 9 children, after fire breaks out in NYC apartment

  • New York City Mayor Eric Adams told reporters that this was one of the worst fires in the history of the city. Several people are still in a critical condition.
Emergency first responders remain at the scene of an intense fire at a 19-story residential building that erupted in the morning on January 9, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City.(AFP)
Emergency first responders remain at the scene of an intense fire at a 19-story residential building that erupted in the morning on January 9, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City.(AFP)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 02:57 AM IST
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US vows action against recent attack on Sikh Cab driver at JFK airport

“We are deeply disturbed by reports of an apparent attack on a Sikh cab driver at JFK airport, captured on video last week. Our diversity makes the US stronger, and we condemn any form of hate-based violence,” the US State Department's Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) said.
This is the second such attack on a Sikh cab driver in New York.(Representative image)
This is the second such attack on a Sikh cab driver in New York.(Representative image)
Published on Jan 09, 2022 09:52 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Prosecutor drops groping charge against former New York Governor Cuomo

Albany County District Attorney David Soares' decision comes three days before the Democratic ex-governor was due to answer the misdemeanor charge in court.
Former New York governor Andrew Cuomo (REUTERS)
Former New York governor Andrew Cuomo (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 04, 2022 10:54 PM IST
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Hina Khan poses on New York streets, see photos from her vacay

Hina Khan, who is currently vacationing in New York, posed for a photoshoot on the streets of New York. 5
Hina Khan, who is currently vacationing in New York, posed for a photoshoot on the streets of New York.
Published on Dec 30, 2021 07:10 PM IST
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Amid surge in Covid cases, Apple closes 12 New York City stores to shoppers

Earlier this month, Apple said it had temporarily closed three stores in the United States and Canada after a rise in Covid-19 cases and exposures among the stores' employees.
Apple shares closed up 2.3% at $180.33.(Reuters file photo)
Apple shares closed up 2.3% at $180.33.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Dec 28, 2021 07:25 AM IST
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This school district in NYC will switch to remote learning till Jan 18

Issuing a letter to the community on Monday, Dr Kenneth Hamilton, the superintendent of schools, said the closure of school buildings might be further extended depending on the trajectory of positivity rates.
Before returning to schools on January 18, all students, teachers and other staff members are expected to be tested for Covid-19.(AFP file photo. Representative image)
Before returning to schools on January 18, all students, teachers and other staff members are expected to be tested for Covid-19.(AFP file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 12:16 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Man gives tour of 'smallest apartment in NYC' on TikTok; people are horrified

The video has been posted on TikTok by a user named AK Webber. He lives in an apartment in much sought-after West Village which is really tiny – about 75 square feet – and looks like a walk-in closet.
A combination of photos from AJ Webber's TikTok video.
A combination of photos from AJ Webber's TikTok video.
Published on Dec 22, 2021 07:49 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

New York's offices, Broadway shows, restaurants close down as Covid-19 sweeps in

New York City goes back to work-from-home as the spike in Covid-19 cases shuts down schools, makes many New Yorkers rethink concerts, shows and holiday gatherings - especially with testing centers again being hard to access and at-home kits disappearing from store shelves.
New York's offices, Broadway shows, restaurants close down as Covid-19 sweeps in (File photo)
New York's offices, Broadway shows, restaurants close down as Covid-19 sweeps in (File photo)
Updated on Dec 17, 2021 07:25 PM IST
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In US, 38 states have Omicron cases; Covid positivity rate doubles in New York

The first case of Omicron was detected in the United States on December 1. Since then, 38 states have reported the cases of the new strain of coronavirus. President Joe Biden has sounded an alarm for those who haven't taken a vaccine shot.
People wait in line for a Covid-19 test, in New York on Thursday.(AP Photo)
People wait in line for a Covid-19 test, in New York on Thursday.(AP Photo)
Published on Dec 17, 2021 08:59 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

New York's Museum of Modern Art honours Penelope Cruz for her career in cinema

The recognition comes a decade after the museum paid the same tribute to Almodóvar, who has worked with Penelope Cruz in seven films. The latest movie by the director, “Parallel Mothers,” starring Cruz, opens in the United States on December 24. On Monday, it received two Golden Globe nominations.
Penelope Cruz talks with members of the media at the Museum of Modern Art for a Film Benefit in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, December 14, 2021.  (REUTERS/Jeenah Moon)
Penelope Cruz talks with members of the media at the Museum of Modern Art for a Film Benefit in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, December 14, 2021.  (REUTERS/Jeenah Moon)
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 07:58 PM IST
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AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New York

Meet Keechant Sewell, New York's  first female police chief ever

The former police officer and Democratic mayor-elect Eric Adams, who will be the city's second Black mayor, announced the key appointment.
Image posted on Facebook by Keechant Sewell
Image posted on Facebook by Keechant Sewell
Published on Dec 15, 2021 05:01 PM IST
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New York City imposes vaccine mandate on private sector employers

  • The move by Mayor Bill de Blasio comes as cases are climbing again in the US and the worrisome omicron variant is gaining a toehold in New York and elsewhere around the country.
Vaccine mandates across states and cities vary widely, with some states resisting any mandates and others requiring the shots for government employees or certain sectors that run a particularly high risk, such as health care workers.(AP File)
Vaccine mandates across states and cities vary widely, with some states resisting any mandates and others requiring the shots for government employees or certain sectors that run a particularly high risk, such as health care workers.(AP File)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 10:18 PM IST
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Omicron: New York declares emergency amid new coronavirus variant threat

US president Joe Biden on Friday imposed fresh travel restrictions on nations in southern Africa, where the omicron variant was first detected, joining efforts by other countries to try and slow the spread of a potentially potent new Covid-19 variant.
The new Omicron variant has yet to be detected in New York, officials said. 
The new Omicron variant has yet to be detected in New York, officials said. 
Published on Nov 27, 2021 09:55 AM IST
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Suhana Khan is heartbroken to be leaving New York, shares post. See it here

  • Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan is heartbroken about leaving New York. She took to Instagram to share a post about always being a New Yorker.
Suhana Khan is sad about leaving New York.
Suhana Khan is sad about leaving New York.
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 03:56 PM IST
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Malikah Shabazz, a daughter of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X, dies at 56

Shabazz was found Monday in her home in Brooklyn, a New York City police spokesperson said, adding that her death appeared to be from natural causes.
Malcolm X speaks at a news conference in the Hotel Theresa, in New York, on May 21, 1964. (AP Photo, File)
Malcolm X speaks at a news conference in the Hotel Theresa, in New York, on May 21, 1964. (AP Photo, File)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 06:18 AM IST
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PTI | By | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Times Square restaurant, hotel owners hope foreign tourists bring recovery

New York's Times Square is witnessing a strong tourism rebound but the foot traffic into souvenir shops, restaurants, hotels is still not what it was before the coronavirus pandemic.(AP) 6
New York's Times Square is witnessing a strong tourism rebound but the foot traffic into souvenir shops, restaurants, hotels is still not what it was before the coronavirus pandemic.(AP)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 11:39 AM IST
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New York welcomes back tourists after 20 months as US reopens travel

  • The United States lifted the ban on “non-essential” travel on November 8, with Europeans being among the first returnees.
People walk the streets of New York, in the United States.(File Photo)
People walk the streets of New York, in the United States.(File Photo)
Published on Nov 12, 2021 11:13 PM IST
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Runner falls down at NYC Marathon, strangers help him cross finish line. Watch

The heartwarming incident of strangers turning into Good Samaritans may leave you with a smile.
The image shows a few strangers helping the runner.(Instagram/@andieekent)
The image shows a few strangers helping the runner.(Instagram/@andieekent)
Published on Nov 08, 2021 11:58 AM IST
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Covid-19 travel update: Thailand reopens, UK to have lockdown-free Christmas

From Ireland and Russia reporting record coronavirus cases to Thailand ending quarantine for vaccinated visitors from more than 60 countries, Australia reopening for New Zealand tourists and UK gearing up for a lockdown-free Christmas, catch all the latest travel updates amid Covid-19 pandemic, here
Covid-19 travel update: Thailand reopens, UK to have lockdown-free Christmas(Photo by Rey Melvin Caraan/Lucas Davies on Unsplash)
Covid-19 travel update: Thailand reopens, UK to have lockdown-free Christmas(Photo by Rey Melvin Caraan/Lucas Davies on Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 31, 2021 12:47 PM IST
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Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

New York exhibition celebrates late British singer David Bowie's 75th birthday

Entitled "Bowie 75," the New York exhibition will remain open free of charge through January. The exhibit of all things Bowie, who died in 2016, includes gift-shop displays of Bowie-emblazoned and themed T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, posters, books and other paraphernalia.
A discography wall of the late rock and roll artist David Bowie's albums is pictured inside
A discography wall of the late rock and roll artist David Bowie's albums is pictured inside "Bowie 75", a new David Bowie interactive pop-up exhibit and shop in Soho neighbourhood of Manhattan, in New York City, New York, U.S.(REUTERS/Mike Segar)
Updated on Oct 29, 2021 01:42 PM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New York

New York schools ban Squid Game costumes ahead of Halloween to avoid violence

After banning the Squid Game costumes ahead of Halloween, the school administration pointed out that Netflix itself had marked the show for mature audiences with its feature of mass killings, torture, violence, nudity, suicide, smoking and scenes of a sexual nature.
New York schools ban Squid Game costumes ahead of Halloween to avoid violence(HT_PRINT)
New York schools ban Squid Game costumes ahead of Halloween to avoid violence(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Oct 28, 2021 09:12 PM IST
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By | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

‘Vande Mataram’, ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ chants echo in New York. PM waves at crowd

PM Narendra Modi's three-day US visit will now be capped by his schedule in New York, where he is set to address the 76th UNGA session. He is expected to highlight pressing global issues, including the Covid-19 pandemic, the need to combat terrorism, and climate change, among others.
The warm greeting with which the Prime Minister was met outside his New York hotel is a signifier of his high popularity among the Indian diaspora abroad. (HT PHOTO)
The warm greeting with which the Prime Minister was met outside his New York hotel is a signifier of his high popularity among the Indian diaspora abroad. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 25, 2021 09:17 AM IST
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Modi in US updates: ‘Music has inherent ability to unite’, says PM 

PM Narendra Modi US visit LIVE updates: Prime Minister Modi, who is on a three-day tour to the US, addressed that the 76th session of the UNGA and has departed for India, concluding his trip.
PM Narendra Modi addresses Global Citizen Live programme.(Twitter/@PMOIndia)
PM Narendra Modi addresses Global Citizen Live programme.(Twitter/@PMOIndia)
Updated on Sep 25, 2021 11:03 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

US economy may boost as international travel restrictions lift in November

Lifting of the international travel restrictions in early November is expected to boost the US economy, especially for tourist destinations like New York and for business travel
US economy may boost as international travel restrictions lift in November(Representative Image)
US economy may boost as international travel restrictions lift in November(Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 24, 2021 08:36 AM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Washington

Milan Fashion Week Spring 2022: Fendi flaunts 1970s disco glamour in womenswear

  • Milan Fashion Week Spring 2022: Fendi opens with disco-inspired collection, butterfly patterns and prints
Models wear creations for the Fendi Spring Summer 2022 collection during Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Models wear creations for the Fendi Spring Summer 2022 collection during Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Updated on Sep 23, 2021 11:41 AM IST
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By | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

In pics: Broadway returns after 18-month coronavirus shutdown

Broadway theatres have been gradually re-opening throughout September but Tuesday heralds the collective return of some of its most popular shows. ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Wicked,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Chicago’ were all resuming performances, to the delight, and relief, of the industry and theatre lovers.(REUTERS) 10
Broadway theatres have been gradually re-opening throughout September but Tuesday heralds the collective return of some of its most popular shows. ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Wicked,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Chicago’ were all resuming performances, to the delight, and relief, of the industry and theatre lovers.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 16, 2021 02:14 PM IST
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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

'State of emergency' in New York as Ida triggers flash floods

This emergency was declared hours after the weather department had issued a 'flash flood emergency for New York City. It was the first time that such a warning was issued for the city.
Rainfall from Hurricane Ida flood the basement of a Kennedy Fried Chicken fast food restaurant.(AFP)
Rainfall from Hurricane Ida flood the basement of a Kennedy Fried Chicken fast food restaurant.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 02, 2021 11:10 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

No super-spreader event: US wants world leaders to address UNGA event virtually

The UN General Debate is slated to begin on September 21 and will run through September 27. On September 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address the session physically.
The logo of the United Nations is seen on the outside of the UN headquarters in New York.(REUTERS)
The logo of the United Nations is seen on the outside of the UN headquarters in New York.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 22, 2021 02:36 PM IST
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