Zighrana, a made in India perfume was launched in New York. In addition, the launch of the perfume 'Vikas Khanna by Zighrana' was unveiled by the Consulate General of India, Randhir Jaiswal. "It is an honour to launch the product here in New York'', stated the CEO. Notably, the perfume is a unique blend of spices that represents Indian history and culture.
New York Governor, Kathy Hochul, announced the state would drop its mask mandate for most businesses. “Here we are back from our pandemic sabbatical,” said a Chief Executive Officer. However, masks will stay on for schoolchildren, hospital workers and nursing home residents. The daily cases dropped from 43,604 on January 4 to 1,906 on February 6. Meanwhile, daily hospitalizations dropped to 104 from around 1,000 in the city.
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According to a research, The first day of smoking is more challenging for female smokers as compared with men. In addition to, women find it difficult to quit smoking once and for all. “Compared to male smokers, women tend to rate graphic warning labels overall as more credible, evoking more negative emotions, and eliciting higher motivation to quit,” noted an author of the study.
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New York reported five new cases of Covid-19's Omicron mutant, taking the tally to eight in the United States (US). With new cases on December 2, NY became the 4th state to have the new variant, confirmed NY Governor Kathy Hochul. Besides, California, Colorado and Minnesota reported one Omicron case each. Reportedly, the Joe Biden Government announced strict travel rules and mask protocols to fight Omicron threat.
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Tennis Star Novak Djokovic lost the US Open final by 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 against Russian Daniil Medvedev on September 12. If Djokovic had won the match, he'd have become the third player in history to win US Open, Wimbledon, Australian Open, and French Open in the same year. On his defeat, Djokovic said, ''It's a tough one to swallow, this loss, considering everything that was on the line.''
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In an alleged plot to kill UN ambassador, Kyaw Moe Tun, two Myanmar citizens seeking shelter in New York have been arrested by the US authorities. The culprits have been identified as Phyo Hein Htut and Ye Hein Zaw. The accused wanted Moe Tun to resign from his post, refusal to which led them to take a drastic step. Both of them will be sentenced to five years of prison.
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New York Historical Society is planning to expand 70,000 feet to make space for the establishment of the American LGBTQ+ Museum. The museum will be placed on the second floor with two galleries and a roof garden. It will comprise the rich heritage and culture of the LGBTQ society. Apart from working closely with colleges for research programs, the museum will collect information from LGBTQ+ centres and organizations.
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Serendipity 3, a restaurant in New York’s Manhattan sells the world's most expensive French fries. Along with the regular crisped potatoes and other ingredients, it features 23k edible gold dust. The French fries is priced at $200 and have been innovatively prepared by Joe Calderone, creative chef, and Fredrick Schoen-Kiewert, Corporate Executive Chef. Besides, it is served on a Baccarat crystal Arabesque Plate with Mornay Sauce.
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The Israel government took to twitter to condemn model Bella Hadid for joining a pro-Palestinian march in NYC, saying celebrities like her are asking “for throwing Jews into the sea”. Using a screen grab from the model’s Instagram live, Israel’s official twitter handle concluded the tweet with “Shame on you. #IsraelUnderAttack”. Her sister Gigi also spoke up for Palestine on Instagram. Notably, Hadid’s father Mohamed Hadid is a Palestinian.… read-more
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Bollywood veteran Anupam Kher has been given the Best Actor Award for his short film "Happy Birthday" at the New York City International Film Festival on May 7. Taking to Twitter, Kher said, "Extremely happy to have won the prestigious #BestActor award." Directed by Prasad Kadam, the movie also bagged the Best Short Film Award. Bollywood celebrities including Kangana Ranaut congratulated Anupam Kher on his achievement.