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Tag: New York

Nine Children Among 19 Killed In One Of The Worst Fires In New York City
Nine Children Among 19 Killed In One Of The Worst Fires In New York City

Victims were found in stairways on every floor of the building, many in cardiac arrest.

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45% Of Covid-19 Patients Left Hospital In Worse Physical State: Study

As many as 45 per cent of patients hospitalised for Covid-19 experienced a significant functional decline after being discharged, a team of researchers has found

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'Brilliant' Indian Origin Cryptocurrency Expert Found Dead In New York River

New York: The body of a “brilliant” Indian origin cryptocurrency expert has been found floating in the Hudson River in this city, according to media reports. Shuvro Biswas, 31, was…

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Independence Day: Indian Tricolour Hoisted For First Time At Times Square

New York: For the first time, the tricolour was hoisted at the iconic Times Square here on Saturday to celebrate India’s 74th Independence Day. India’s Consul General in New York, Randhir Jaiswal hoisted the Indian flag during a special commemoration of the Independence Day at Times Square, organised by the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA), […]

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Mohun Bagan On New York's Times Square Billboard On Club's Foundation Day

Kolkata: City football giants Mohun Bagan on Wednesday became the country’s first sports entity to feature on NASDAQ billboard in New York’s Times Square, on its foundation day. The Mohun Bagan Day is celebrated every year on July 29 to commemorate the team’s IFA Shield triumph in 1911 when it beat East Yorkshire Regiment 2-1 […]

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COVID Impact: In A First, UN General Assembly Annual Meet To Go Virtual

United Nations: World leaders will not be coming to New York for the annual UN gathering in September for the first time in the world body’s 75-year history because of the coronavirus pandemic, a spokesperson confirmed. The General Debate of the General Assembly, traditionally the most high-profile UN event of the year, will be a […]

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COVID-19 Death Rate Dropping, New York May Open Soon: Governor

New York: The death rate in coronavirus-ravaged New York, the worst-hit in the US, has dropped with 367 deaths on Saturday compared with 437 on Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday. Transmission rates, as well as death rates, would dictate how and when the state reopens, he said in his daily media briefing, stressing […]

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7 more big cats test positive for COVID-19 at Bronx Zoo

New York:  Four tigers and three lions have tested COVID-19 positive at the Bronx Zoo in New York, authorities announced, weeks after a Malayan tiger at the facility was confirmed positive and six other big cats were said to be exhibiting similar symptoms. On April 5, the Wildlife Conservation Society that runs the New York […]

Tiger tests positive for coronavirus at New York's Bronx Zoo
Tiger tests positive for coronavirus at New York's Bronx Zoo

New York: A tiger in New York City has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a news release from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. The four-year-old female Malayan tiger named Nadia, as well as three other tigers and three African lions, “developed a dry cough and all are expected to recover”, the BBC reported. […]

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New York Guv declares State of Emergency as coronavirus cases soar to 76

New York: Governor of the US state of New York declared a State of Emergency on Saturday as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the northeastern state rose to 76. At a press conference, Governor Andrew Cuomo said that New York City, the most populous metropolis in the country, has seen 11 cases, and […]

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British Airways records fastest NY-London flight at 1290km/hr

London: As the worst storm in seven years set its eyes on the UK and Europe, a British Airways (BA) flight utilised the strong tail winds and reached Heathrow airport from New York in a record four hours and 56 minutes — at a subsonic speed of over 1,290 km per hour. According to the […]

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Several Stabbed At Rabbi's House In New York

New York: Multiple people were stabbed at a Rabbi’s house in New York, according to authorities, but there were no reports of casualties. The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council said on Twitter that the incident was reported at 9.50 p.m. on Saturday from the small town of Monsey, some 48 km north of New York City, […]

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Suhana Khan Cheering & Pouting In NYC; Check Night Out Pics

Suhana Khan is in New York City and it seems she is enjoying her stay. Of course, the daughter of King Khan is in NYC to study films but the beauty is also open to parties and dinners and enjoying the nightlife in the beautiful American city. She keeps on posting her latest pictures on […]

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Payal Jangid, 17, First Indian To Win Changemaker Award

New Delhi/Jaipur: Rajasthan-based activist Payal Jangid, 17, has been honoured with prestigious ‘Changemaker Award’ by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at the Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards held in New York in recognition of her work towards the abolition of child marriage in her village, Hinsla and other neighbouring areas. Kailash Satyarthi’s Children’s Foundation said […]

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PM Modi holds series of bilateral meetings on sidelines of UNGA in NY

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a series of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session here on Monday, including with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad. The prime minister arrived here on Sunday night to participate in […]

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Dia Mirza To Attend UN Climate Summit In New York

Mumbai: Actress Dia Mirza, who is also a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, will play a key role in an important UN conference this year. Apart from being a speaker at The Climate Action Summit, Dia will also spend time with the Secretary General of the UN to highlight issues in India and possible solutions to […]

Anupam wishes Rishi, Neetu safe trip back to India

New York: Veteran actor Anupam Kher’s tweet to veteran actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor wishing them a safe trip back to India have raised speculations about their return to the country from New York. Anupam on Monday morning tweeted: “Dearest Neetu Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor! Here is wishing you a safe trip back to […]

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Suffering from blood pressure related issues? Try hot yoga

New York: Researchers have found that taking hot yoga classes lowered the blood pressure of adults with elevated or stage 1 hypertension. While there is evidence of regular, room-temperature yoga’s positive effect on blood pressure, little is known about hot yoga’s potential impact on blood pressure, said researchers who presented the study at Hypertension 2019 […]

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Researchers build AI system to connect vision, touch

New York: A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a predictive Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can learn to see by touching and to feel by seeing. While our sense of touch gives us capabilities to feel the physical world, our eyes help us understand the full picture […]

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Pompeo calls Modi 'new kind of leader for world's most populous democracy'

New York: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Indian Prime Minister as a “new kind of leader for the world’s most populous democracy”, and quoted Narendra Modi’s election slogan in Hindi, “Modi hai to mumkin hai” (“Modi makes it possible”), at a summit here. Pompeo made the remarks during his keynote address to the […]

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New York City councilman becomes world’s tallest politician

New York: New York has set the record of the worlds tallest politician, after already holding Guinness World Records for the most billionaires and for being the most Instagrammed city. A former professional basketball player, Robert Cornegy Jr., a city councilman who represents Brooklyn, 53, stands tall at 6-foot-10 inches, reports The New York Times. “What […]

India, Pak should engage in 'meaningful dialogue' to resolve their issues: UN chief

United Nations: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday hoped that India and Pakistan will engage in a “meaningful dialogue” to resolve their issues. The UN chief also said he has been offering his “good offices in relation to the dialogue between the two countries that, until now, had no conditions of success.” Guterres […]

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Novel robotic system capable of learning ownership relations, norms

New York: Researchers have developed a robotic system capable of representing, learning and inferring ownership relations and norms that may address some challenges associated with teaching robots social norms and how to conform with them. According to the researchers from the Yale University, ownership norms are a set of social norms that help to navigate […]

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US stocks close higher after midterm elections

New York: US stocks closed higher after the results of the country’s midterm elections came out as expected. The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday was up 545.29 points, or 2.13 per cent, to 26,180.30. The S&P 500 rose 58.44 points, or 2.12 per cent, to 2,813.89, Xinhua news agency reported. The Nasdaq Composite Index […]

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Your genes may not help you live long

New York: Although long life tends to run in families, genetics has far less influence on life span than previously thought, according to a new analysis of an aggregated set of family trees of more than 400 million people. The study suggests that the heritability of life span is well below past estimates, which failed to […]

NASA grants $7 mn for new life detection

New York: NASA has awarded nearly $7 million for a fresh interdisciplinary project to detect new, non-Earth-like life on Mars, Jupiter and Saturn’s icy moons. The Laboratory for Agnostic Biosignatures (LAB) will lay the groundwork for characterising potential biosignatures, or signs of life, a statement late on Sunday said. LAB’s initial research focus is on […]

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People relate body shapes to personality traits, says study

New York: When we meet new people, our first impressions of their personality may depend, at least in part, on their body shape, according to a new research. The findings showed that people perceived classically feminine (pear-shaped) and classically masculine (broad-shouldered) bodies as being associated with “active” traits, such as being quarrelsome, extraverted, and irritable. […]

Oil prices rise amid political uncertainties

New York: Oil prices rallied on Monday amid tensions over the disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist, which stoked crude supply worries. US President Donald Trump said on Monday that he will send Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of the journalist, Xinhua reported. Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist and columnist for […]

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Novel model may help robots navigate more like humans

New York: As robots may struggle with navigational concepts, a team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have devised a new way to help them navigate environments more as humans do. The novel motion-planning model lets robots determine how to reach a goal by exploring the environment, observing other agents, and exploiting […]

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Aspirin may lower risk of ovarian cancer

New York: Taking a low-dose of aspirin daily may help women lower their risk of developing ovarian cancer by 23 per cent, suggests a new study. Ovarian cancer is the most fatal gynaecological cancer, largely due to lack of early detection strategies and is believed that the inflammation that occurs during ovulation plays a role […]

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Death Risk 5 times higher in epileptic pregnant women: Study

New York: The risk of dying during pregnancy is five times higher for women with epilepsy, finds a new study. According to the study, from the Aarhus University in Denmark, pregnant women with epilepsy die of virtually the same conditions and events that women without epilepsy die of — ranging from accidents to blood clots, cancer […]

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First evidence of moon outside our solar system: Astronomers

New York: Using the Hubble Space Telescope and the Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have found the first compelling evidence for a Neptune-sized moon orbiting a giant gas planet 8,000 light-years away. The detection of the candidate exomoon — moons orbiting planets in other star systems — is unusual because of its large size, comparable to […]

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Priyanka Chopra turns tech investor

New York: Actress Priyanka Chopra is excited to embark on a new “chapter” as an investor in tech start-up Holberton School, a coding education company, as well as in dating and social media app Bumble. This is also an effort on her part to help change the tech industry’s gender disparity. “A new chapter for […]

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Drinking more water can reduce bladder infections in women

New York: Women who drink about an extra litre-and-a-half of water daily are nearly 50 per cent less likely to suffer from bladder infections, especially in premenopausal stages, a new study has found. According to researchers from the University of Texas in the US, more fluids help to reduce bacteria and limit the ability of […]

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Stress reduces fertility in women, but not in men: Study

New York: Higher levels of stress can lower conception or fertility in women but it does not affect men, finds a study. The researchers, from Boston University in the US, found that the association between higher levels of stress and lower levels of conception could be due to decreased intercourse frequency, increased partner stress discordance […]

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Kerala government economic adviser Gita Gopinath appointed IMF director of research

United Nations: Eminent academic and economic adviser to the Kerala government, Gita Gopinath, was appointed as Director of the International Monetary Fund’s Research Department today. Announcing the appointment, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde called her “one of the world’s outstanding economists with impeccable academic credentials, a proven track record of intellectual leadership and extensive international […]

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PNB fraud: ED attaches Nirav Modi's foreign assets worth Rs 637 cr

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today said that it has attached foreign properties of fugitive diamond jeweller Nirav Modi worth Rs 637 crore, including two apartments in New Yorks Central Park, even as the agency continued its investigation into the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. A senior ED official said the agency had […]

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Kidney disease biomarker may indicate COPD risk

New York: Researchers have found that a commonly used biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate lung problems, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, reported a link between albuminuria — a condition that indicates the presence of the protein albumin in urine […]

Trump 'looks forward' to visiting India: US official

New York: US President Donald Trump “looks forward” to visiting India but the timing will depend on his other commitments, according to a senior State Department official. “I am certain that President Trump looks forward to being able to visit India at an appropriate time,” Alice Wells, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and […]

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Stock market regulatory authority sues Elon Musk for fraud

New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday presented charges against the founder of Tesla Inc., Elon Musk, accusing him of fraud after last month he announced on Twitter that he was planning to take the automaker private. The SEC, which filed its lawsuit in a New York court, says that Musk issued “false […]

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