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.
Marking the International Women's Day on March 8, Google has updated its doodle that highlights women's "firsts" in history. The animated video showing hands of women depicts pioneering female scientists, writers, athletes and artists from around the world. The doodle also commemorated the year 1908 when a group of women, demanding better pay, shorter working hours and voting rights, marched through New York City. First Women's Day was… read-more
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on November 9 announced that certain '911 calls', which include mental health cases, will be addressed by mental health experts instead of police operators. The program will be executed from February 2021, for which mental health professionals have been trained on how to handle emergency situations. However, if chances of physical danger are involved then the police will accompany the mental health experts… read-more
By securing a seat in the New York State Assembly, Indian-origin Jenifer Rajkumar became the first South Asian woman to do so. The 38-year-old won against the Republican Giovanni Perna and will represent 38th Assembly District. She is an immigrants rights advocate and a professor at the City University of New York as well. She will serve the assembly for two years without term limits.
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To honour the services and presence of Punjabi community, the 101 Avenue of New York City has been co-named as 'Punjab Avenue'. Council Member Adrienne Adams, who supported the motion in the New York City Council, inaugurated the new name for the street. Recalling Punjabis' efforts to build the Richmond Hill, Adams stated, "This community has been underserved, not really recognized... Invisible, which is a travesty."
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