Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicNew York

Topic: New York

New Yorkers are so bored they’re splurging on firecrackers to entertain themselves

There were 11,275 fireworks complaints in the first 21 days of June, compared with 28 in the same period last year, according to city data.

Mumbai is now India’s national Covid epicentre, but it is not what New York City is to US

In episode 482 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta looks at Covid data from Maharashtra and Mumbai, which has become the epicentre of coronavirus in India.

Siddhartha Mukherjee, Satish Tripathi on New York Governor’s commission to revive economy

The ‘Blue-Ribbon Commission’ aims to focus on plans that will jump-start New York's crippling economy hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.

UN chief Antonio Guterres recommends scaled down annual meeting of world leaders in New York

It is likely the General Assembly gathering will be postponed or the event modified as New York remains one of the global epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic.

New York City is likely to stay closed until June, says Mayor Bill de Blasio

New York has recorded a decline in daily hospitalisations, ICU admissions & fatalities but the Mayor said this must continue further before reopening the city.

How a breakthrough Covid-19 antigen test could help countries ease out of lockdown faster

In episode 467 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains what antigen tests are and how FDA's breakthrough test can aid economies as lockdowns ease across the world.

Sunday edition of Boston Globe falls short of pages for death notices

Death notices in the Sunday edition of the Boston Globe (26 April) ran up to 21 pages, that is 16 more than the previous week's edition.

One in five New York City residents tests positive for coronavirus antibody, shows survey

A survey of over 3,000 people in New York State show that 13.9 per cent had antibodies against Covid-19, meaning they were exposed to the virus without knowing.

Rich Americans escaped to bunkers in New Zealand as coronavirus struck

For years, New Zealand has featured prominently in doomsday survival plans of rich Americans worried that, say, a killer germ might paralyse the world.

New Covid-19 cases in New York fall to lowest since epidemic began

New York deaths remain high but Governor Cuomo talks of reopening the city as only 53 new Covid-19 cases were admitted to hospital overnight.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.