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Tag: California

Ranga Tarang team at New Delhi Airport before leaving for US to perform at annual convention of Odis
Ranga Tarang team leaves for US to reconnect Odias at special OSA show

The team will perform in a special program--Ranga Tarang on the occasion of the annual convention of the Odisha Society of America (OSA) on July 2.

California authorities on high alert after Texas school massacre
California authorities on high alert after Texas school massacre

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore said in a statement on Wednesday that they are "working closely with the Los Angeles School Police to increase patrols around our schools and common pathways to ensure the safety of our children", reports Xinhua news agency.

California Twins
Twins Born With In Minutes, Separated By A Year

Both 2021 & 2022 liked these twins so much that each kept one for itself!

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US Shooting
Indian-Origin Sikh Man Among 9 Killed In Rail Yard Shooting In California

Taptejdeep Singh, who was a light rail operator at the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) for nine years, was the first victim to be publicly identified by his family.

Tiger Woods In 'Serious' Condition After California Car Crash

New York: Golf legend Tiger Woods suffered multiple leg injuries in a car crash on Tuesday and is in a “serious” condition undergoing surgery at a Los Angeles hospital, according to information from Woods’ manager and local law enforcement officials. Woods’ crash occurred shortly before 7:15 a.m, about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, […]

California Wildfires
California Wildfires: Around 19 Killed, 3.2 Million Acres Burned

San Francisco: There have been at least 19 people killed in the past month, 3.2 million acres (about 12,950 square km) burned, and 4,000 structures destroyed in the fires across the US state of California, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). Cal Fire Assistant Deputy Director Daniel Berlant on […]

NBA legend Kobe Bryant, daughter & 7 others killed in helicopter crash

Los Angeles: Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant was one of nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas of southern California on Sunday. “It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Kobe Bryant and four others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas,” the City of Calabasas confirmed on its official […]

This Car Was Sold At A Whopping Rs 45.5 crore

New York: Call it craze or love, but for some, cars are not just machines but something they can die for and it is unbelievable how much they can spend for a single unit. Recently, a James Bond car, with revolving number plates, machine guns behind tail lights and devices to emit smoke, spread nails and […]

Facebook COO Sandberg promises to weed out bad content

Menlo Park (California):  Grappling with the best and the worst of humanity, a quarterly transparency report from next year and content regulations are some of the steps listed by Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg to deal with major content concerns and privacy issues. Committed to weed out the “bad” content, Sheryl Sandberg said […]

It's Federer vs Nadal in Indian Wells semi final

Indian Wells (California): Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, arguably the two greatest men’s tennis players of all time, have set up a dream semi-final at the BNP Paribas Open with straight-set victories. In the day’s first quarter-final on Friday, Federer quickly seized control of his match against Hubert Hurkacz by breaking the 67th-ranked Pole’s serve […]

Symantec launches automated solution to block fraudulent emails

San Francisco: California-headquartered global cybersecurity company Symantec has launched an automated solution to help organisations block fraudulent emails from reaching enterprises. Called, “Email Fraud Protection”, the solution is now available as part of Symantec’s Email Security Solution and Integrated Cyber Defence Platform, the company said in a statement on Friday. The solution aims to reduce […]

5 killed after plane crashes into California house

Los Angeles: At least five people were killed and two others injured after a small plane crashed into a house in the US state of California, the media reported on Monday. On Sunday, the twin-engine Cessna 414A came apart and caught fire mid-flight before crashing into the two-storey house in Yorba Linda, a suburb of […]

California wildfire death toll rises to 78

San Francisco: The death toll from the devastating wildfires in California has increased to 78 with 1,276 people still unaccounted for, authorities said. As of Saturday evening, there were 76 deaths and 9,700 homes destroyed as a result of the 149,000-acre Camp Fire in Northern California, which started on November 8, according to the Butte […]

California wildfires toll reaches 65, 631 remain missing

San Francisco: The death toll from the destructive wildfires in California has increased to 65, while 631 people remain unaccounted for, authorities said. Of the 65 victims, 63 were killed in Northern California’s Camp Fire, deemed as the worst wildfire in the state’s history, while two other people were killed in Southern California’s Woolsey Fire, reports […]

44 killed in California wildfires

San Francisco: The three raging wildfires in California have killed 44 people since it started last week, a record number of deaths from a wildfire in the US state, officials said. Of the 44 people killed, 42 died in Northern California’s Camp Fire, while two others were killed in the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, Butte […]

California wildfire kills 9, ravages celebrity homes

San Francisco: Two fast-moving wildfires that exploded in the Southern California hills have claimed nine lives and forced thousands to flee their homes, including the entire city of Malibu, a sprawling naval base and many Hollywood celebrity homes. Fanned by ferocious Santa Ana winds and fueled by dry tinder, the fires immolated a mountain town […]

Apple unveils 3 iPhones with dual SIM, impressive cameras

San Francisco: Apple officially introduced its 2018 line-up of iPhones — the premium iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR at an event in California late on Wednesday. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will support dual SIM and dual standby functionality. The premium iPhone XS and XS Max come with upgraded 12MP […]

California wildfire explodes in size, largest in state's history

San Francisco: Catastrophic wildfires continue to ravage California, as one blaze nearly doubled in size over the last three days, making it the largest in the US state’s history, according to authorities. No one has been injured in the Mendocino Complex Fire, which consists of two fires — the Ranch Fire and the River Fire […]

Koko, the Gorilla who mastered sign language dies in California

New York: Koko the gorilla, who appeared on National Geographic magazine cover, could chat, tease and even argue with scientists using more than 1,000 hand signs, has died in California at the age of 46. Koko — the primary ambassador for her endangered species, who redrew the lines of animal-human communication — passed away on […]

Two climbers fall to death in Yosemite National Park

San Francisco: Two climbers fell to their death at the Yosemite National Park in California. The climbers were on the Freeblast Route of granite rock formation known as El Capitan when they fell on Saturday morning, reports CNN. “The circumstances around the fall are under investigation and we are working to understand what happened,” park […]

George Clooney could trade his life for Amal

Los Angeles: Actor George Clooney values his wife Amal’s life so much that he says he would “absolutely” trade his life for hers. In an appearance for “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman”, the host spoke to George about how having children shifted his focus from himself to them, reports femalefirst.co.uk. George […]

Apple's Lisa OS to be publicly released in 2018

San Francisco: The Computer History Museum in California has planned to release Apple’s legendary Lisa operating system (OS) for free as open source this year, the media reported. The Mountain View-based museum announced that the source code for Lisa, Apple’s computer that predated the Mac, has been recovered and was being reviewed by the tech […]

US to lift ban on offshore drilling

Washington: US President Donald Trump’s administration has announced plans to roll back a ban on new offshore drilling off the coasts of Florida and California and was considering over 40 sites for leasing of natural gas and oil production, the media reported. Thursday’s proposal comes just after the Interior Department issued a stop-work order on […]

US man arrested after prank call turns fatal

Los Angeles: A man from California was arrested in connection with a prank call to police that led to another man’s death in Kansas state, the media reported. The incident is the latest example of swatting, in which a person makes a false report to draw large numbers of law enforcement or SWAT teams to […]

California wildfire larger than New York city

Los Angeles: The most destructive wildfire raging in southern California has expanded significantly, scorching an area bigger than New York City, stated fire officials. The Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties has consumed 230,000 acres since it broke out on December 4, reports the BBC. Fanned by strong winds, it has become the […]

California wildfires toll reaches 40

San Francisco: The toll from massive wildfires raging across California has increased to 40 with thousands more ordered to evacuate from Santa Rosa city as a new blaze threatened the area, police said. The police said evacuations were ordered on Saturday for areas in northeastern Santa Rosa, a city of about 175,000 people roughly 50 […]

Deadly wildfire sweeps through California's wine region

Los Angeles: Parts of California’s wine region in the US are being ravaged by fast-spreading fire that has killed at least one person and seriously injured two others. Mass evacuations have been announced as several others are reportedly missing, BBC reported on Monday. About 20,000 people have fled from Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties after […]

California sues Trump over birth control mandate rollback

San Francisco: California state has sued President Donald Trump’s administration arguing that its rollback of a requirement for employers to provide contraceptive coverage to workers is unconstitutional and unlawfully targets women, the media reported. The lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Northern District of California here on Friday, comes hours after the Department […]

Microsoft acquires virtual reality platform AltspaceVR

San Francisco: In a bid to bolster its Mixed Reality vision, Microsoft has acquired Redwood City, California-based virtual reality social network AltspaceVR for an undisclosed sum. “With the AltspaceVR team aboard, we look forward to building the world’s pre-eminent mixed reality community,” Alex Kipman, Microsoft’s inventor of HoloLens, said in a post late on Tuesday. […]

Court allows FBI to keep iPhone hacking information secret

San Francisco:  A US court has allowed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to keep secret the information regarding the tool that was used to hack iPhone 5C used by terrorist Syed Farook who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California, in December 2015. According to technology website ZDNet, some leading media houses filed a […]

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dead

Los Angeles: Hugh Hefner, who created the Playboy magazine and spun it into a media and entertainment-industry giant, has died at his home, the Playboy Mansion near Beverly Hills, California. He was 91. His death was announced by Playboy Enterprises via Twitter on Wednesday night. Hefner turned the magazine into a multimillion-dollar entertainment empire that […]

Researchers develop new scale to measure wisdom

New York: Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool to assess an individual’s level of wisdom. Called the San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE), the scale is based upon a conceptualisation of wisdom as a trait with a neurobiological as well as psychosocial basis. “There is evidence […]

5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off California

New York: An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale has struck off California in the Pacific Ocean, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, with a magnitude of 5.8, was then followed by a second quake of 5.6 closer to shore, The Sun reported on Friday. The epicentre, with a depth of 12.0 […]

Indian-American girl wins Spelling Bee

Washington: A 12-year-old Indian-American girl from California has won the 90th National Spelling Bee, the media reported. Ananya Vinay and another Indian-American Rohan Rajeev faced each other in the final round on Thursday night at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Centre in Maryland, The Washington Post reported. Ananya won on the word “marocain”, a fabric. […]

US successfully tests intercontinental missile interception system

Washington: The Pentagon has confirmed that it has successfully completed an intercontinental ballistic missile interception test from its California base aimed at ensuring the effectiveness of the anti-missile system amid growing tensions with North Korea. The interception took place as scheduled on Tuesday over the Pacific Ocean, when a rocket launched from the Vandenberg base […]

Daily antacid use ups heart attack risk: Study

Washington: Popping over-the-counter antacids daily to control acidity or heartburn can increase heart attack risk by 16-21 percent, a huge data-mining study led by an Indian-origin researcher has revealed. The researchers analysed 16 million clinical documents of 2.9 million patients in two separate databases. “People who take medication to suppress stomach acid are at greater […]