Sunday, 2 October, 2022
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Topic: New York

Panelists exit JLF New York, BJP’s Shazia Ilmi says ‘cancel cancel-culture’

At least two panellists withdrew from the New York edition of Jaipur Literature Festival this week allegedly protesting BJP spokesperson Shazia Ilmi’s invite.

Draped in a sari, British-Indian artist’s sculpture in NY’s Central Park celebrates the ‘universal mother’

Titled 'Ancestor', the bronze sculpture by Bharti Kher embodies 'multiculturalism, pluralism, interconnectedness'. It will ultimately be housed in Delhi's Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.

2nd Gandhi statue targeted in New York, Queens lawmakers condemn ‘hate crime’

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar — the first South Asian woman to be elected to the NY office — said the incident was a crime against the Hindu community.

Ex-Goldman Sachs banker Brijesh Goel indicted for ‘insider trading’, released on $500,000 bail

He allegedly passed on information to longtime friend Akshay Niranjan, who used it to execute securities transactions. Illegal profits of $280,000 resulted from this arrangement.

New York police identify ‘person of interest’ as Brooklyn subway shooter remains at large

Keys found at the scene of the attack belong to a U-Haul van rented by Frank R. James, 62, who has addresses in Philadelphia and the Milwaukee area, police said.

16,600km: Cathay Pacific NY-Hong Kong flight set for distance record with route skipping Russia

The distance of 16,618 kilometres would surpass Singapore Airlines’ New York service, which totals 15,349 km, FlightRadar24 data show. The new Cathay flight will take about 17 hours.

What went behind the ‘breakthrough’ pig to human kidney transplant in New York

In 1997, India had seen a similar operation, when a transplant surgeon from Assam had conducted a pig-to-human heart and lung transplant in Guwahati. The patient, though, died a week later.

Singer R Kelly faces life in US prison for trafficking, child pornography, sexual violence

Sexual abuse allegations against the R&B artiste, known for songs like 'I Believe I Can Fly', date back to 1994 when he married singer Aaliyah who was just 15 years old at the time.

21,900 body parts in debris — the controversial story of the remains of World Trade Center

After 9/11, authorities designated a Staten Island landfill as the site where the tower debris was to be transported and sorted for human residues.

From World Trade Center to last person on last boat leaving Manhattan — My 9/11 story

In ‘On A Wing And A Prayer’, Kushal Choksi writes that he saw birds nose diving towards him from the North Tower — only they weren’t birds.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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