August 5, 2013 |
Indian motorcycles has taken the wraps off a trio of new road warriors at the gathering of the clans at the 73rd annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, rolling out three massive machines for the 2014 season -- the Indian Chief Classic, the Indian Chief Vintage, and the Indian Chieftain. The three beasts feature the 1947-era War Bonnet fender ornament, the company's patented valenced fenders, and Indian's massive new ThunderStroke 111 engine. PHOTO GALLERY: Top 10 Most Expensive Motorcycles Among the more modern adornments: Keyless ignition, ABS, cruise control, a six-speed overdrive transmission, and throttle by wire in place of the old fashioned carburetor -- all standard.
July 19, 2013 |
In April 2004, Rajat Gupta gave a talk at Columbia University. One student asked the former global managing director of McKinsey & Co. for his views on money and wealth creation. "Yeah, I am driven by money.... However much you say that you will not fall into the trap of it, you do fall into the trap of it," he said. Those words would prove prescient. Eight years after he uttered them, Gupta was convicted by a New York court of insider trading, of leaking privileged information gleaned from his position on the board of Goldman Sachs to Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the hedge fund Galleon.
July 18, 2013 |
NEW DELHI - While authorities Thursday combed Indian villages for the principal of a school where nearly two dozen children died after eating food laced with insecticide, grief-stricken parents buried their children next to the school - a poignant gesture of protest over a tragedy that has shaken the country. Principal Meena Devi and her husband fled as children began fainting after eating the school's daily midday meal of rice, potatoes, soybeans and lentils in the eastern state of Bihar.
July 5, 2013 |
NEW DELHI - In rural areas of India, many villagers still believe mental illness is caused by evil spirits angry that the sick person had killed a cow during a past life. So-called therapy, conducted by witch doctors or family members, can include chaining up the mentally ill, chanting spells, poking them with pins, or beating them "to force the spirits out. " "There's little awareness that it's a real illness," said Dr. Indira Sharma, Varanasi-based president of the Indian Psychiatric Society.
June 25, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court, deeply divided in a dispute involving the rights of parents and a law to protect Native American families, ruled Tuesday against the biological father of a 3-year-old girl who said their Native American heritage entitled him to custody. At the center of the case was Veronica, whom the justices called "Baby Girl" in their decision. Veronica was adopted at birth by a South Carolina couple with the consent of her mother, who is not named in court records.
June 21, 2013 |
NEW DELHI - With a host of issues in need of attention, from Afghanistan to immigration reform to market access, Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrives in India this weekend in an effort to inject some energy into what's widely seen as sluggish U.S.-Indian relations. "There is a widespread sense that U.S.-India relations are at something of a standstill," said Dhruva Jaishankar, a transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund in Washington. "Both countries remain inwardly focused, and the state of both economies hasn't spurred either side to take any bold initiatives or offer concessions.
June 20, 2013 |
"A Hijacking" is as lean, focused and to the point as its title. A cargo ship is hijacked in the middle of the Indian Ocean, and this expertly done, ultra-tense Danish thriller places you in the middle of the action in the most intense way. Gripping from first frame to last, "A Hijacking" is written and directed by Tobias Lindholm, best known as the co-writer on Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt" as well as the crack Danish TV series "Borgen. " It is Lindholm's tip-top notion to have the action go back and forth between what happens on the vessel and what goes on back home in Denmark.
June 18, 2013 |
Conde Nast Traveler has selected the Well Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells as one of the top 100 spas in North America for 2013. Here's a chance to sample a spa treatment along with a room for the low midweek price of $125 a night. The deal: The Simply the Best package charges $125 a night Sundays through Thursdays and offers this choice of spa menu items from the on-site the Well Spa : a 50-minute customized Maestro Massage or Watersource Facial.
June 10, 2013 |
NEW DELHI - In most countries, the main opposition party would have a free ride to power against a government that's been sharply criticized for policy malaise, weak leadership and a parade of corruption scandals over a nine-year reign. That is not the case in India, where divisions within the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party have prevented it from taking advantage of the perceived weaknesses of the ruling Congress Party. Those divisions were on display Monday when party stalwart Lal Krishna Advani, 85, quit all party posts in a huff.
June 8, 2013 |
UCLA pitcher Adam Plutko finally got the call. The Cleveland Indians selected him in the 11th round of the Major League Baseball draft on Saturday. Plutko's situation perplexed UCLA Coach John Savage on Friday. The junior right-hander was a sixth-round pick by the Houston Astros out of Glendora High School but couldn't get a sniff through the first 10 rounds. After waiting all day for news, Plutko had to face third-ranked Cal State Fullerton in the NCAA super-regional. “You have to feel for Adam,” Savage said Friday.