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Covid-19 travel updates: California to keep emergency order, Chicago lifts curbs(Unsplash)

Covid-19 travel updates: California to keep emergency order, Chicago lifts curbs

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2021 05:42 PM IST
From England delaying reopening to Chicago fully reopening, California remaining under a state of emergency, Paris lifting the curfew for the French Open fans and Switzerland planning to reopen its borders for overseas visitors who have received a Covid-19 vaccine, catch all the travel updates here
Religious sandstone artifacts, stolen half-century ago, returned to Thailand(Twitter/nbcchicago)
Religious sandstone artifacts, stolen half-century ago, returned to Thailand(Twitter/nbcchicago)

Religious sandstone artifacts, stolen half-century ago, returned to Thailand

AP |
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2021 08:24 AM IST
  • San Francisco, which owns the museum, agreed to hand over the ancient sandstone slabs following a three-year investigation by the US Department of Homeland Security and a civil lawsuit. The lintels had been structural parts of two religious sanctuaries in northeastern Thailand.
A Los Angeles Unified School District student attends an online class at the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood in Los Angeles.(AP)
A Los Angeles Unified School District student attends an online class at the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood in Los Angeles.(AP)

San Francisco school board to vote on school renaming, again

AP | , San Francisco
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 04:07 PM IST
  • Just over two months ago, the city's elected Board of Education voted to strip schools of the names of figures including Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Louis Stevenson and longtime California Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
A California condor takes a flight.(AP)
A California condor takes a flight.(AP)

Endangered California condor could return to Pacific Northwest after 100 years

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 04:04 PM IST
The California condor is the largest native North American bird, with a wingspan of nearly 10 feet (3 meters).
Beat poet and City Lights Bookstore founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies at 101(Twitter/CityLightsBooks/Sequimmarian)
Beat poet and City Lights Bookstore founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies at 101(Twitter/CityLightsBooks/Sequimmarian)

Beat poet and City Lights Bookstore founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies at 101

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:13 AM IST
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher and City Lights Bookstore founder who helped launch the Beat movement and played a key role in a free-speech battle after he published Ginsberg's poem 'Howl" in 1956', passed away on Monday evening aged 101
The approved resolution calls for removing names that honored historical figures with direct or broad ties to slavery, oppression, racism or the “subjugation” of human beings.(AP file photo. Representative image)
The approved resolution calls for removing names that honored historical figures with direct or broad ties to slavery, oppression, racism or the “subjugation” of human beings.(AP file photo. Representative image)

San Francisco to strip George Washington, Abraham Lincoln from school names

AP | , San Francisco
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 08:09 AM IST
The decision by the San Francisco Board of Education in a 6-1 vote Tuesday night affects one-third of the city's schools and came nearly three years after the board started considering the idea.
The image shows the gingerbread monolith.(Twitter/@lydialaurenson)
The image shows the gingerbread monolith.(Twitter/@lydialaurenson)

‘Monolith’ appears in San Francisco, this time with a gingerbread twist

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Twitter is now flooded with videos and images of the gingerbread ‘monolith.’
An increase in “bigotry” during Donald Trump’s presidency fueled homophobia, but it also spurred a new wave of LGBT+ activism in the United States.(Unsplash)
An increase in “bigotry” during Donald Trump’s presidency fueled homophobia, but it also spurred a new wave of LGBT+ activism in the United States.(Unsplash)

‘Singing for Our Lives’: On the road with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 01:04 PM IST
“Gay Chorus Deep South”, to be broadcast on Pop, Logo and Pluto TV on Sunday, follows the choir as it toured the U.S. South during Trump’s first year in office to attempt to bridge divisions exposed by the 2016 presidential election.
The airline will operate a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft between the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi and its hometown hub at the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.(AP file photo)
The airline will operate a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft between the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi and its hometown hub at the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.(AP file photo)

United Airlines starts Delhi-Chicago daily flights

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 08:17 PM IST
United also expects to introduce a new daily nonstop service between Bengaluru and San Francisco from May 8 next year.
A portion of a cryptogram sent to the San Francisco Chronicle in 1969 by the Zodiac Killer(AP/ File photo)
A portion of a cryptogram sent to the San Francisco Chronicle in 1969 by the Zodiac Killer(AP/ File photo)

After more than 50 yrs, coded message sent by ‘Zodiac’ serial killer solved by amateur sleuths

San Francisco | By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 02:56 PM IST
The Zodiac Killer - who was never caught - shot or stabbed seven people in the San Francisco Bay Area over the course of about year in 1968 and 1969, killing all but two of them. During his murderous spree, he sent a series of terrifying letters to the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper.
San Francisco mayor orders strict new lockdowns as pandemic spirals(Twitter/BLACK_SH33P007)
San Francisco mayor orders strict new lockdowns as pandemic spirals(Twitter/BLACK_SH33P007)

Covid-19: Amid spike, San Francisco mayor imposes ‘harshest’ new restrictions

Los Angeles | By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 09:52 AM IST
As intensive care beds reach capacity amid Covid-19, the mayor of San Francisco imposed stay-at-home orders statewide, closes all personal services, outdoor dining and most public gatherings
San Francisco setting new Covid-19 curbs, faces ‘dangerous’ period(Twitter/Paddy_Owens66)
San Francisco setting new Covid-19 curbs, faces ‘dangerous’ period(Twitter/Paddy_Owens66)

San Francisco faces ‘most dangerous time ’ with jump in coronavirus cases, sets new Covid-19 curbs

By Bloomberg | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 08:20 AM IST
From cutting down the capacity at indoor stores and pharmacies to 25% to shutting down movie theaters, gyms, museums, zoos, aquariums, carousels, ferris wheels, train rides, trampolines and even houses of worship, San Francisco lays down new restrictions amid Covid-19 spike
Last year, Delhi was at the 81st position and has significantly improved its ranking this year.(PTI)
Last year, Delhi was at the 81st position and has significantly improved its ranking this year.(PTI)

Delhi ranks 62 in list of world’s best cities: Here are the 10 best cities

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 01:30 PM IST
Apart from Delhi, the other cities that have been featured in the list include San Francisco, Amsterdam, Rome, Washington DC, Abu Dhabi, Toronto, Prague, St Petersburg, among others.
Kamala Harris is also the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency(REUTERS)
Kamala Harris is also the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency(REUTERS)

Indian-origin Kamala Harris becomes first woman elected US vice president

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 11:12 PM IST
Harris has been a rising star in Democratic politics for much of the last two decades, serving as San Francisco’s district attorney and California’s attorney general before becoming a US senator. After Harris ended her own 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, Joe Biden tapped her as his running mate.
An air tanker drops retardant on the Olinda Fire burning in Anderson, California on Sunday.(AP Photo)
An air tanker drops retardant on the Olinda Fire burning in Anderson, California on Sunday.(AP Photo)

Winds send California fire risk soaring, forcing blackouts

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 08:10 AM IST
By mid-afternoon Sunday, at least three blazes had broken out north of Sacramento, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Brooklyn Museum’s only Lucas Cranach is heading to the auction block next week while the Baltimore Museum of Art is shopping around its signature, monumental Last Supper by Andy Warhol for about $40 million.(REUTERS)
Brooklyn Museum’s only Lucas Cranach is heading to the auction block next week while the Baltimore Museum of Art is shopping around its signature, monumental Last Supper by Andy Warhol for about $40 million.(REUTERS)

Museums sell Picasso and Warhol, embrace Black, Latino art to survive

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Museums are not only selling works long off the market but acquiring pieces by female, Black and Latino artists, and -- they hope -- gaining new visitors who will see themselves reflected in the hushed halls.
Kevin Conant and his wife, Nikki, sift through debris of their burnt home and business "Conants Wine Barrel Creations," after the Glass/Shady fire completely engulfed it, Wednesday.(AP)
Kevin Conant and his wife, Nikki, sift through debris of their burnt home and business "Conants Wine Barrel Creations," after the Glass/Shady fire completely engulfed it, Wednesday.(AP)

‘The fire is outflanking us’: California wildfire evacuees return home to find devastation

Santa Rosa | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 07:27 AM IST
The Conants are among more than 70,000 people still under evacuation orders in the wine region north of San Francisco where the Glass Fire has incinerated at least 80 homes along with winery installations and other buildings.
A red-flag warning for heightened wildfire risks, including extreme winds, is due to be reinstated Wednesday evening for areas just north of San Francisco Bay, including the world-class wine-growing regions of Napa and Sonoma counties.(AFP)
A red-flag warning for heightened wildfire risks, including extreme winds, is due to be reinstated Wednesday evening for areas just north of San Francisco Bay, including the world-class wine-growing regions of Napa and Sonoma counties.(AFP)

Northern California wildfire death toll rises to 4 as crews scramble to beat winds

Calistoga | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 05:23 AM IST
Diminished winds across northern California assisted fire crews in making some initial headway on Tuesday against both blazes, which have scorched well over 100,000 acres (40,000 hectares) combined since they erupted about 200 miles (320 km) apart on Sunday.
As temperatures start to slide in many parts of the country, restaurants will have to coax patrons to come back inside.(Unsplash)
As temperatures start to slide in many parts of the country, restaurants will have to coax patrons to come back inside.(Unsplash)

Fall could bring chill to dining out

By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 10:56 AM IST
U.S. restaurants are moving warily into fall, hoping their slow recovery persists despite the new challenge of chilly weather and a pandemic that’s expected to claim even more lives.
The election guide makes its debut as TikTok battles to stop a ban ordered by US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
The election guide makes its debut as TikTok battles to stop a ban ordered by US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)

TikTok launches US election guide to battle misinformation

San Francisco | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 06:59 AM IST
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other internet platforms have all ramped up efforts to provide users reliable news and avoid being used to mislead voters during a contentious US election.
Her USP is the painless treatment and laser dentistry that her patients are fortunate to experience.
Her USP is the painless treatment and laser dentistry that her patients are fortunate to experience.

Dr. Vinisha Pandey is emerging as a trailblazer in modern dentistry

UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 03:54 PM IST
Dr. Vinisha is also making a mark as an entrepreneur, exhibiting ease in both dentistry and business management, her love for business has made her the “Head Member” of “Kanpur Young Entrepreneurs.”
Firefighters surround a residence after it was struck by the Shady Fire in the Skyhawk neighborhood of Santa Rosa, California.(REUTERS)
Firefighters surround a residence after it was struck by the Shady Fire in the Skyhawk neighborhood of Santa Rosa, California.(REUTERS)

‘It’s like God has no sympathy’: California residents face fire anguish again

San Francisco | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 05:51 AM IST
Residents of the Oakmont Gardens senior living facility in Santa Rosa boarded brightly lit city buses in the darkness overnight, some wearing bathrobes and using walkers. They wore masks to protect against the coronavirus as orange flames marked the dark sky.
This May 16, 2011 photo shows Timothy Ray Brown with his dog, Jack, on Treasure Island in San Francisco.(AP)
This May 16, 2011 photo shows Timothy Ray Brown with his dog, Jack, on Treasure Island in San Francisco.(AP)

First man cured of HIV infection now has terminal cancer

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 08:44 PM IST
Brown was an American working as a translator in Berlin in the 1990s when he learned he had HIV. In 2006, he was diagnosed with leukemia.
On August 11, 2020, Joe Biden picked her to be his running mate in US elections 2020.(AP)
On August 11, 2020, Joe Biden picked her to be his running mate in US elections 2020.(AP)

How Kamala Harris made her money

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 08:09 AM IST
Harris has released three books -- Smart on crime, Superheroes are everywhere, The truths we hold: An American journey -- which have proved to be very lucrative, according to a CNBC report.
Greta Thunberg calls for action on wildfires raging across the US West Coast(Instagram/gretathunberg)
Greta Thunberg calls for action on wildfires raging across the US West Coast(Instagram/gretathunberg)

Greta Thunberg calls for immediate focus of news on wildfires raging across the US West Coast

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 09:23 AM IST
‘It needs to dominate the news. All the time’: Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg draws social media users’ attention on the wildfires that are raging across parts of the US West Coast as they doubled in size between Wednesday and Thursday
The image shows San Francisco skies.(Twitter/@OdorousObject)
The image shows San Francisco skies.(Twitter/@OdorousObject)

Northern Californian skies turn orange amidst wildfires, netizens share pictures

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Former US President Barack Obama also shared pictures of the orange-coloured skies.
Firefighters protect homes and contain a 50-acre blaze in open space in San Luis Obispo, California.(AP)
Firefighters protect homes and contain a 50-acre blaze in open space in San Luis Obispo, California.(AP)

Californians dodged blackouts but wildfires may cut power anyway

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2020 10:59 AM IST
The sweltering temperatures are fueling wildfires that have, just this weekend, taken down power plants, forced evacuations and cut power to about 70,000 homes and businesses.
Critics, including President Donald Trump, called her a hypocrite and asked why she did not know the coronavirus-related rules in her home city.(REUTERS)
Critics, including President Donald Trump, called her a hypocrite and asked why she did not know the coronavirus-related rules in her home city.(REUTERS)

Nancy Pelosi says hair salon should apologize for ‘set-up’ visit

San Francisco | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 06:16 AM IST
But the Democratic House Speaker called Monday’s visit a “set-up” and said the salon owes her an apology for misrepresenting city health orders.
Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman said she was complying with the rules as presented to her by eSalon.(REUTERS)
Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman said she was complying with the rules as presented to her by eSalon.(REUTERS)

Nancy Pelosi takes heat over visit to California hair salon during Covid-19

Washington | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2020 09:10 AM IST
Footage aired by Fox News Channel shows Pelosi, her mask around her neck rather than on her face, walking through the establishment. A stylist follows her, wearing a mask.
A woman wearing a face mask and a shield.(Unsplash)
A woman wearing a face mask and a shield.(Unsplash)

Coronavirus pandemic: Does a face mask protect me, or just the people around me?

Washington DC | By Associated Press | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 08:15 PM IST
Studies on the new coronavirus and other germs show wearing a mask helps stop infected people from spreading disease to others. Evidence also suggests that masks may offer some protection for the people wearing them.
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