All stories by Ritu Jha
USCIS sued for tweaking H-1B durationRediff.com17 Oct 2018
'USCIS has been making arbitrary rules for over eight years, it's our top priority to set things right.'
Applied for an H1-B visa? Please read this!Rediff.com19 Apr 2018
'If you are so blinded by the Buy American, Hire American policy, if you are not going to be fair, consistent and welcoming, in the end America will lose out.'
Silicon Valley gets an Indian-American CongressmanRediff.com10 Nov 2016
With Ro Khanna defeating eight-term incumbent Mike Honda, for the first time in history the Indian Diaspora has three of its own in the US Congress.
First Indian-born general in the US military passes awayRediff.com14 Oct 2016
General Surindar Bhaskar served as the 17th chief of the US Army Dental Corps.
Ami Bera's father, 83, sentenced to year in prisonRediff.com19 Aug 2016
United States Congressman's father is convicted of making illegal donations to his son's campaign coffers.
Tarishi Jain: 'She was beautiful, kind, sweet, dedicated'Rediff.com3 Jul 2016
'It is not just a loss for India or UC Berkeley, it is a loss for the world.'
'We ask all Americans to resist the forces of hatred'Rediff.com13 Jun 2016
'We ask all Americans to stand against homophobia as well as against Islamophobia.'
Kamala Harris wins most votes in California Senate primaryRediff.com8 Jun 2016
California State Attorney General Kamala Harris and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez battle each other to become California's next United States senator, after winning the top two spots in an open primary on Tuesday, reports Ritu Jha from California.
'Racial profiling is not a valid proxy for good law enforcement'Rediff.com27 Apr 2016
'We have to face the fact that Islamic terrorists are here on our soil and mean to do America harm.'
Teen charged with hate crime on Sikh man in US commits suicideRediff.com23 Apr 2016
17-year-old Alexis Mendoza was charged with beating and running over 68-year-old Amrik Singh Bal.
'Ooty diocese must protect kids from convicted priest'Rediff.com22 Apr 2016
'I truly believe that I have to do everything in my power to make sure that kids are protected and safe,' Megan Peterson, who has filed a case against the Ottacamund diocese and Bishop A Amalraj, tells Ritu Jha/Rediff.com
F-16 deal with Pak: "US will patch up with India"Rediff.com29 Feb 2016
As India expressed 'displeasure and disappointment" over the United States's decision to sell F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, California Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez said that the she will patch things up with India soon on the issue.
Bikram Choudhury fined Rs 6.28 croresRediff.com27 Jan 2016
'Minakshi Jafa Bodden is the first person to have ever taken Bikram Choudhury to trial and we greatly admire her courage.'
No longer California dreamin': Doors slammed on US-bound studentsRediff.com22 Dec 2015
Students enrolled to Silicon Valley University, California, are in a state of panic after some of them were barred by Air India to board its flight.
Gurdwara in LA vandalised with anti-ISIS graffitiRediff.com9 Dec 2015
'The words they have used seem to suggest that they hate our community.'
'If people get two square meals and a job, they won't take to guns'Rediff.com1 Dec 2015
'The only positive I see are the youth of India who were earlier just after money. The young now want to do something for society.'
'Daughters are as valuable as sons'Rediff.com25 Nov 2015
'Not only the poor in India want sons, but even in the Indian community in the US and Canada. The more educated they are, the more access they have to money and use of technology in gender choice.'
'I hope Modi understands the secret behind Facebook, Google'Rediff.com15 Oct 2015
Silicon Valley techies and investors who were at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India dinner analyse the parlay for Ritu Jha.
Anti-Modi protestors upset over no-show by US CongressmanRediff.com1 Oct 2015
'As a member of Congress, it was important to meet with Prime Minister Modi. Promoting the India-US relationship is a priority. It is important to have a constructive dialogue with the biggest democracy in the world,' US Congressman Mike Honda tells Ritu Jha/Rediff.com
Vinod Dham's 3 mantras for India: Think, express, implementRediff.com1 Oct 2015
'The whole country has to aspire to move up. They should look at their neighbours, see where they are, and should work to get there.'