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Kerala-born New York Cop felicitated

Kerala-born New York Cop felicitated

New York: A Kerala-born officer in the New York Police Department (NYPD) has been felicitated for his role in helping the Indian-American community in times of need.
Captain Stanley George, the highest-ranking police officer in NYPD, was felicitated at a function organised by several Indian-American associations.
George has been an NYPD captain for the last seven years.
He [...]

UN chief Ban Ki-moon welcomes India-Pak talks

New York: UN chief Ban Ki-moon welcomed the talks between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan held on the sidelines of the General Assembly here as he stressed the importance of India’s role in South Asia.
Ban met External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday and discussed regional developments in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the [...]

NSA able to foil basic safeguards of privacy on web

New York: The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret war on encryption, using supercomputers, technical trickery, court orders and behind-the-scenes persuasion to undermine the major tools protecting the privacy of everyday communications in the Internet age, according to newly disclosed documents.
The agency has circumvented or cracked much of the encryption, or digital scrambling, [...]

Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek end Bryan brothers’ quest of calendar Grand Slam

Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek end Bryan brothers’ quest of calendar Grand Slam

New York: Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek stunned top seeded and hot favourite pair of Mike and Bob Bryan, who were chasing a rare Calendar Grand Slam, in a gripping contest to storm into the US Open men’s doubles final, here on Thursday.
The fourth seeded Indo-Czech pair denied the Bryans a piece of [...]

Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Andy Murray to reach semis

Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Andy Murray to reach semis

New York: Defending champion Andy Murray was the latest grand slam winner to be bundled out of the US Open, thrashed in straight sets by Stanislas Wawrinka in a quarter-finals shocker on Thursday.
Ninth-seeded Wawrinka dominated an out of sorts Murray 6-4 6-3 6-2 in just over two hours, winning the battle from the baseline and [...]

Serena, Djokovic send warning shots to rivals

Serena, Djokovic send warning shots to rivals

New York: World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic ruled supreme on Tuesday, sending ominous warnings to their rivals with dazzling, runaway victories over Spanish opponents at the U.S. Open.
Djokovic said he played some of his best tennis on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court in trouncing Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-0 6-0, and Williams could [...]

US Open: Sania Mirza-Jie Zheng enter doubles semis

US Open: Sania Mirza-Jie Zheng enter doubles semis

New York: India’s Sania Mirza has entered the semi finals of women’s doubles at the 2013 US Open. Tenth seeds Sania and Jie Zheng of China beat the 4th seeded pair of Su-Wei Hsieh and Shuai Peng in straight sets 6-4, 7-6 in a match that lasted 1 hour 50 minutes.
The Indo-Chinese pair will now [...]

US court issues summons to Congress President Sonia Gandhi

US court issues summons to Congress President Sonia Gandhi

New York: A federal court in New York has issued summons to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for allegedly shielding and protecting the leaders of her party who are accused of being involved in the anti-Sikh riots in India in 1984.
The court had been petitioned by a rights group named Sikhs For Justice.
Mrs Gandhi is currently [...]

Jeffrey Bezos is a hit in Washington Post newsroom visit

New York: Jeffrey P. Bezos, Amazon’s founder and the prospective new owner of The Washington Post, assured newsroom employees on Wednesday that he was committed to preserving quality journalism, investing in news and making sure The Post adhered to his underlying philosophy about content: “Don’t be boring.”
Over the course of the day, he gave some [...]

Wintry storm brings new woe to hard-hit US Northeast

New York: A wintry storm dropped snow and rain on the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday, bringing dangerous winds and knocking out power in a region where hundreds of thousands were still in the dark after Superstorm Sandy.
The nor’easter storm brought fresh misery to thousands in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut whose homes were destroyed [...]

Krishna meets families of US gurdwara shooting victims

Krishna meets families of US gurdwara shooting victims

New York: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna met family members of victims of Oak Creek Gurdwara shooting and said India and the US stand united against those who perpetrate a culture of violence and hatred.
Krishna paid a visit to the Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee yesterday and met the family of priest Punjab Singh, who is [...]

India-US to advance cooperation on Afghanistan

India-US to advance cooperation on Afghanistan

New York: India and US hope to take forward their cooperation on Afghanistan following the first US-Afghanistan-India trilateral dialogue, officials said after “positive” talks between External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Meeting here Monday on the sidelines of the ongoing UN general assembly session, Krishna and Clinton “held a positive discussion [...]

US to review visa fee hike after poll

New York: The United States has told India it was going to have a broader relook at its visa regime, but this will have to await the outcome of the US presidential election in November.
This was conveyed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton toIndian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna when he raised the issue at [...]

‘Punch’ No more

‘Punch’ No more

New York: Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, who guided The New York Times and its parent company through a long, sometimes turbulent period of expansion and change on a scale not seen since the newspaper’s founding in 1851, died early Saturday at his home in Southampton, N.Y. He was 86.
On Saturday, President Obama praised Mr. Sulzberger as [...]

Ban Annan disappointed at UNSC’s failure on Syria

New York: UN chief Ban Ki-moon and international envoy Kofi Annan have expressed disappointment over the failure of the Security Council to adopt a resolution aimed at addressing the worsening crisis in Syria.
The 15-nation Council failed to adopt yesterday a draft resolution, which would have threatened President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime with sanctions, after permanent members [...]

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