Chicago: News

13 May 2024


Film producer-actor Mark Damon (91) dies: Reflecting on his legacy

Mark Damon, a celebrated film producer, sales executive, and Spaghetti Western actor (a subgenre of Western films), has died at the age of 91.

19 Apr 2024


Urban fantasy novels you should read

Urban fantasy brings the allure of the supernatural into modern settings, often merging elements of mystery and romance with magical lore.

25 Mar 2024


Amul milk makes its international debut in the US

In a first, Amul's fresh milk is set to be available beyond Indian borders.

25 Mar 2024

Delhi University

London: Former NITI Aayog employee dies in cycling mishap

A 33-year-old Indian scholar lost her life after she was run over by a truck in London.

16 Mar 2024


Starbucks abandons Odyssey NFT program, cites readiness for future evolution

Starbucks has decided to discontinue its Odyssey non-fungible token (NFT) program, which is still in its beta phase.

Indian student, bloodied, appeals for help after mugging in Chicago

An Indian student on Chicago's North Side was severely injured in an attack by armed robbers early Sunday, leaving him struggling to walk.

Manhunt after 7 people shot dead near Chicago

A shooting incident near Chicago, United States, left at least seven people dead in two separate homes, authorities reported on Tuesday.

US: Daughter jailed for 26 years over mother's 'suitcase' murder

A woman in the United States (US) was handed a 26-year jail sentence on Wednesday (local time), almost a decade after she helped bludgeon her mother to death in Indonesia's Bali.

US: Powerful 'bomb cyclone' kills 2, over 2,000 flights canceled 

At least two people were killed in the United States (US) after a massive winter storm dubbed "bomb cyclone" hit the eastern part of the country, according to NBC News.

11 Jan 2024

United Airlines

United Airlines flight makes emergency landing after 'open door' alert

A United Airlines flight reportedly made an emergency landing on Wednesday (local time) at Tampa International Airport in Florida, United States (US), after an open door indicator light came on.

24 Dec 2023


Veteran 'Men in Black' actor Mike Nussbaum dies at 99

Hollywood actor Mike Nussbaum—recognized as the oldest professional American actor by the Actor's Equity union—died on Saturday (local time). He was 99.

18 Aug 2023

Music Industry

What happened to Young Capone? Missing rapper dies at 35 

American rapper Young Capone (real name: Rodriguez Smith), also known as Dopeboy Ra and RaRa, has passed away after he was reported missing in July.

US: Indian consulate offers to fly home 'starving' Hyderabad woman

The Indian mission in the United States (US) on Saturday revealed that it had offered travel and medical assistance to a woman from Hyderabad who was found starving on the streets of Chicago recently.

26 Jul 2023


She went to US to study, found starving on streets

A woman from Telangana's Hyderabad, identified as Syeda Lulu Minhaj Zaidi, who went to the United States (US) to pursue a master's degree, was found on a street in Chicago in a destitute condition after her belongings were stolen.

11 Jul 2023


United flight diverted over passenger's unruly behavior on meal choices

Unruly passengers in fights have been dominating headlines for quite some months now.

US: 6-year-old boy shoots school teacher inside classroom 

A six-year-old kid shot and injured a teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Virginia's Newport News city in the United States (US) on Friday, the police told news agency Reuters.

17 Oct 2022

Health & Wellness

Family celebrates boy's homecoming after 1000 days in hospital

A child from Chicago, USA, got discharged from the hospital after spending almost three years of his life there.

06 Jul 2022

Mass Shooting

Chicago shooting suspect charged with murder, faces life imprisonment

Robert E "Bobby" Crimo III, the 21-year-old accused of opening fire on an Independence Day parade in Chicago was charged with seven counts of murder on Tuesday.

05 Jul 2022

Mass Shooting

Chicago July 4 parade shooting: Who is 22-year-old suspect Crimo?

A 22-year-old man—identified as Robert E "Bobby" Crimo III—was arrested for allegedly open firing on an Independence Day parade in Chicago.

05 Jul 2022

Mass Shooting

Chicago: Shooter, who killed 6 at July 4 parade, arrested

The US police arrested a 22-year-old man who allegedly opened fire at a July 4 parade in Chicago's Highland Park, killing six and wounding two dozen others on Monday.

2 July 2022


5 must-read books by James Patterson

James Patterson is an American author who is well-known for his thriller and suspense novels. He has also written various non-fiction, science fiction, and romance novels.

24 Jun 2022

New York City

Manhattanhenge: The magical phenomenon on Manhattan's east-west streets

When the setting Sun aligns with the Manhattan street grid, illuminating both sides of every cross street on the island, it is a sight to behold.

19 Jun 2021

Boeing 737

Boeing's newest version of the 737 Max makes first flight

Boeing's newest version of the 737 Max 10 jetliner made its first test flight on Friday, taking off near Seattle for an expected two-hour trip that the company hopes will signal improving fortunes for its most important plane.

29 Nov 2020


Our pick: Top four Netflix titles for Oscars 2021 race

COVID-19 might have shut the doors of theatres, but it meant extra eyeballs for streaming services.

28 Aug 2020


Jail inmate attacks disgraced singer R Kelly: Here's why

R Kelly, currently incarcerated at Metropolitan Correctional Center, Chicago "isn't doing well."

14 Aug 2020

Sexual Assault

Disgraced singer R Kelly's "friends" arrested for threatening victims

R&B singer R Kelly, currently incarcerated at Metropolitan Correctional Center, Chicago, is in news for his "friends" now.

Indian-origin doctor performs double lung transplant on COVID-19 patient

In a first, a team of surgeons in Chicago has successfully given a new set of lungs to a young woman suffering from COVID-19.

24 May 2020


Varun Dhawan's aunt passes away, actor mourns her demise

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan's maternal aunt has passed away, he confirmed on social media.

18 Nov 2019


WWE: Ranking the career-defining moments of CM Punk

Former world champion CM Punk has made waves on social media after his sensational return to WWE TV, during Backstage on Fox Sports, last week.

17 Oct 2019


American boxer Patrick Day passes away aged 27: Details here

American boxer Patrick Day, who was in the news of late after suffering serious brain injuries following his bout against fellow American Charles Conwell, has passed away at the slender age of 27.

13 Jul 2019

Michael Jackson

How American singer R Kelly kept minors as sex slaves

Disgraced American singer R Kelly was arrested recently in Chicago on charges of abuse and aggravated sexual assault.

12 Jun 2019


WWE: Five most emotional matches of all time

WWE is more about entertainment rather than the sport of wrestling. And, it is due to this element, fans love the promotion.

18 Mar 2019


Mia Khalifa reveals how Robert Sandberg proposed to her

Former adult movie star Mia Khalifa, who is quite popular globally, broke millions of hearts lately after getting engaged to her beau Robert Sandberg.

16 Feb 2019

Donald Trump

US: Gunman murders five, later gets killed in police firefight

Five people were killed and multiple police officers shot yesterday when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the outskirts of Chicago, the latest mass shooting to hit the United States.

02 Feb 2019


Watch: Boiling water freezes in air in Midwest US

If you are irritated with Delhi winters, then take a look at the US where people are throwing boiling water in the air to see it freeze. And you'd stop complaining.

30 Dec 2018

West Bengal

#RIPMrinalSen: Legendary Bengali filmmaker dies of heart attack

Bengali cinema is often believed to have been taken to new heights by 3 directors who gained recognition at a global stage for being pioneer filmmakers. The first two are Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak.

20 Nov 2018


Chicago: Hospital shooting leaves three dead; gunman also killed

Less than two weeks after the Thousand Oaks shooting in California rocked the US, another gun violence tragedy has befallen the nation.

31 Oct 2018


MRI machine test leaves several iPhones dead: Details here

When a healthy smartphone stops working, it is pretty weird, but when a number of devices made by a single manufacturer freeze out altogether, it is a whole new level of weird.

10 Sep 2018

Venkaiah Naidu

People trying to make the word Hindu 'untouchable': Venkaiah Naidu

Some people are trying to make the word Hindu "untouchable" and "intolerable", Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said Sunday as he stressed on the need for preserving the true values of Hinduism to alter "ill-informed" opinions and attitudes.

09 Sep 2018


Entire world's economy is slowing down, India's is growing: Naidu

India has made tremendous progress under PM Modi in last four years and the entire world is now looking towards the country, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu told a gathering of Telugu Americans in Chicago.

04 Sep 2018

Venkaiah Naidu

US: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to commemorate Vivekananda's Chicago speech

In his first visit to the US as Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu will address people of Indian origin in Chicago at an event to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's speech at the Parliament of Religions in 1893.

17 Aug 2018


#GamingBytes: Pokemon Go gets new mythical Pokemon Celebi

Pokemon Go players have a new reason to cheer.

07 Aug 2018


Sporty The Golden Retriever rules Chicago, for the right reasons

Us dog owners, we don't need alarm clocks. Our dogs double up as that.

Beijing: Indian professor appointed as European president of Chinese business-institute

Dipak Jain, a prominent Indian professor in the US, has been appointed as the new European president of Shanghai-based China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

16 Jun 2018

South Indian Cinema

Tollywood sex racket busted in Chicago; two top heroines named

In what has come as a shocker for the Southern film industry, the names of two prominent heroines have cropped up in connection with an elaborate prostitution racket in Chicago which was busted by the US federal agents.

14 Jun 2018

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's Boring Company to build high-speed transit in Chicago

The city of Chicago has struck a deal with Elon Musk's Boring Company to develop high-speed transit rail tunnels between the O'Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago.

Top Tollywood producer arrested in US for sex-racket involving actresses

A Telugu businessman-turned-film producer and his wife were nabbed in Chicago, US, for allegedly running a sex racket by exploiting young and vulnerable actresses.

24 Mar 2018


Apple's mysterious "Education Event" on 27 March: What to expect?

Apple hosts an event every spring to unveil new products and release major updates, but this year, it's holding a special education-focused event to take us on a "field trip" on 27 March.

17 Mar 2018


Apple's upcoming event in Chicago school to focus on education

Apple has sent out media invites for an event on March 27 that will focus on education and "creative new ideas for teachers and students."

06 Feb 2018


Beloved father of series Fraiser, John Mahoney, breathes his last

John Mahoney, who was famous for his role of a dog-loving father Martin Crane in popular sitcom Fraiser, passed away on Sunday.

20 Jan 2018


Michael Phelps says he contemplated suicide

The greatest Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps made some shocking revelations while speaking at the mental health conference in Chicago.

11 Dec 2017

Sushma Swaraj

Hyderabad student critical after being shot in Chicago

A 30-year-old student from Hyderabad is critical after being shot at by an unidentified assailant in Chicago some days ago.

25 Oct 2017


Who could be Apple's next CEO? Tim Cook drops hints!

Apple boss Tim Cook has started thinking about who could succeed him as the tech-giant's CEO. It looks like he already has some names in mind.

07 Sep 2017

Donald Trump

Chicago Mayor declares city a "Trump-free zone" for Dreamers

US President Donald Trump has an imposing influence on contemporary America.

06 Aug 2017

Air India

Air India flight stopped in US over missing seat-belt tags

In yet another embarrassment for Air India, one of its flights which was scheduled to take-off from Chicago for India was stopped over missing seat belt tag numbers.

23 Jul 2017


Pokemon Go fans offered refunds after voicing discontent

The first-ever Pokemon Go festival being held in Chicago is turning out contrary to what the organizers might have expected it to be.

18 Jun 2017


Indian-American Rishi Shah, the newest tech billionaire

Indian-American Rishi Shah, who quit college ten years ago to pursue his dreams, has become the newest tech entrepreneur to join the billionaire club with his business partner Shradha Agarwal close behind.

23 Mar 2017


Facebook Live becomes the new playground for rapists

A 15-year-old girl in Chicago, who went missing while recuperating in a local hospital has finally been found.