Seema Hakhu Kachru

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'Trump is the only president to acknowledge Hindus'

'Trump is the only president to acknowledge Hindus'

Rediff.com1 days ago

Participating in an online session, a panel of Hindu-American women, from different walks of life, expressed their strong views in favour of President Trump.

American Hindus deeply divided over Trump, Biden

American Hindus deeply divided over Trump, Biden

Rediff.com7 days ago

In a sign of the growing political prominence of Hindus in America, the Trump and Biden campaigns are wooing this religious minority community like never before. Hinduism is the fourth largest faith in the US, representing approximately one per cent of the US population in 2016.

Indian-American teen wins $25K for work on potential COVID-19 treatment

Indian-American teen wins $25K for work on potential COVID-19 treatment

Rediff.com19 Oct 2020

Chebrolu said she was inspired to find potential cures to viruses after learning about the 1918 flu pandemic and finding out how many people die every year in the US despite annual vaccinations and anti-influenza drugs on the market.

Hurricane Laura kills 6, causes widespread destruction in US

Hurricane Laura kills 6, causes widespread destruction in US

Rediff.com28 Aug 2020

-- More than 800,000 homes and businesses are without power in Texas and Louisiana as of Thursday morning -- Laura's 150mph winds made it the strongest hurricane to strike the US this year and in Louisiana since 1856

Biological E ties up with US-based Baylor for Covid vaccine

Biological E ties up with US-based Baylor for Covid vaccine

Rediff.com28 Aug 2020

According to BCM, Hyderabad-headquartered BE has licensed the recombinant protein Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed at Baylor.

US allows 'game-changer' saliva-based Covid test

US allows 'game-changer' saliva-based Covid test

Rediff.com16 Aug 2020

The new test it will enable rapid testing amongst more people easily.

Indian-Americans not happy with Kamala Harris as VP pick

Indian-Americans not happy with Kamala Harris as VP pick

Rediff.com16 Aug 2020

'I would evaluate her on her past policies towards American Hindus and her future approach towards the community'

Facebook deletes Trump's post claiming children are 'immune' to Covid

Facebook deletes Trump's post claiming children are 'immune' to Covid

Rediff.com6 Aug 2020

The Trump campaign accused Facebook of "flagrant bias."

Indian-origin woman killed while jogging in US

Indian-origin woman killed while jogging in US

Rediff.com4 Aug 2020

Sarmistha Sen, who was based in Plano, Texas, was randomly attacked and killed while jogging on August 1 near the Chisholm Trail Park.

George Floyd laid to rest amid call for racial justice in US

George Floyd laid to rest amid call for racial justice in US

Rediff.com10 Jun 2020

Floyd's death has sparked nationwide violent protests with some protesters resorting to looting and rioting across the country, leaving behind a trail of destruction.

Family, friends prepare to pay final tribute to George Floyd

Family, friends prepare to pay final tribute to George Floyd

Rediff.com8 Jun 2020

Floyd's body arrived in Houston late on Saturday for funeral service and burial, scheduled for Tuesday. In a tweet early Sunday morning, Police Chief Art Acevedo confirmed that 'George Floyd and his family are safely in Houston'. Floyd will be laid to rest next to his mother on Tuesday, confirmed a media representative for the Floyd family.

Thousands in Houston march to pay tribute to George Floyd

Thousands in Houston march to pay tribute to George Floyd

Rediff.com3 Jun 2020

Chanting "hands up, don't shoot" and "no justice, no peace", the crowd, estimated to be over 60,000, along with 16 members of Floyd's family, some of whom flew down to Houston, marched about a mile from Discovery Green Park to City Hall under the scorching sun.

Hydroxychloroquine may cause heartbeat disturbances: Study

Hydroxychloroquine may cause heartbeat disturbances: Study

Rediff.com2 Jun 2020

In the study, the scientists assessed the effects of the drug in two types of animal hearts, and found that it altered the timing of electrical waves that control heartbeat.

COVID-19: Remdesivir will be available from next week

COVID-19: Remdesivir will be available from next week

Rediff.com4 May 2020

The EUA allows for Remdesivir to be distributed in the US and administered intravenously by health care providers, as appropriate, to treat suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in adults and children hospitalised with severe condition.

5 Indian-Americans awarded 2020 Guggenheim fellowship

5 Indian-Americans awarded 2020 Guggenheim fellowship

Rediff.com14 Apr 2020

Pradeep Sharma, mechanical engineer at the University of Houston, Kavita Ramanan, professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University, Dilip Da Cunha, architect, planner and teacher at Harvard University and Columbia University, Mukul Sharma, professor of Earth Sciences at Dartmouth College, and Tahera Qutbuddin, professor of Arabic Literature and Islamic Studies at the University of Chicago, have been awarded the 2020 Guggenheim fellowships.

First turbaned Sikh cop in Texas killed in ambush-style attack

First turbaned Sikh cop in Texas killed in "ambush-style" attack

Rediff.com28 Sep 2019

Sandeep Singh Dhaliwa stopped a vehicle with a man and woman inside and one of them got out and shot him "ambush-style".

PM assures Kashmiri Pandits of new Kashmir in Houston

PM assures Kashmiri Pandits of new Kashmir in Houston

Rediff.com22 Sep 2019

"Kashmir mein naee hava bah rahee hai (New winds are blowing in Kashmir) and we will all build a new Kashmir together that will be for everyone," he told the delegation.

'Howdy, Modi': Houston all set to welcome PM

'Howdy, Modi': Houston all set to welcome PM

Rediff.com21 Sep 2019

The gates of NRG Stadium will open at 6 am to accommodate and seat 50,000 people by 9 am, after which cultural programme will begin and continue till 10:30 am, and will be broadcast live in Hindi, English and Spanish languages followed by the address of the two leaders.

Organisers reveal: What to expect from 'Howdy Modi'

Organisers reveal: What to expect from 'Howdy Modi'

Rediff.com18 Sep 2019

"Indian-Americans are an 'organic bridge' between the world's two largest democracies," he said.

India's action in J-K is unacceptable: Bernie Sanders

India's action in J-K is unacceptable: Bernie Sanders

Rediff.com1 Sep 2019

India's action is unacceptable, says US Senator Bernie Sanders.

Texas: Man pulled over by traffic cops shoots 5 dead, injures 21

Texas: Man pulled over by traffic cops shoots 5 dead, injures 21

Rediff.com1 Sep 2019

The gunman was shot dead.

30 killed in 2 separate mass shootings in US

30 killed in 2 separate mass shootings in US

Rediff.com4 Aug 2019

Ten people, including the gunman were killed in in Dayton's Oregon district, while another 20 were shot dead at a crowded Walmart store in the southern border town of El Paso in Texas.

'Howdy Modi': PM to address community summit in US

'Howdy Modi': PM to address community summit in US

Rediff.com18 Jul 2019

In addition to Modi's address, the programme is also expected to include a cultural programme that showcases the Indian-American community and will be broadcast live online and on television channels, reaching over 1 billion people across the US and India, the organisers said.

Mourning for George H W Bush

Mourning for George H W Bush

Rediff.com4 Dec 2018

Bush's remains will lie in state in the US Capitol Rotunda till Wednesday, when he will be honoured with state funeral at the Washington National Cathedral.

George H W Bush to lie in state in US Capitol till Wednesday

George H W Bush to lie in state in US Capitol till Wednesday

Rediff.com2 Dec 2018

The former president will have two funerals -- a state funeral at the National Cathedral and a local funeral at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston.

Former US President George H W Bush passes away at 94

Former US President George H W Bush passes away at 94

Rediff.com1 Dec 2018

The 41st US president held his post from 1989 and 1993.

Never dreamed my research would take the direction it has: Nobel Medicine Prize winner Allison

Never dreamed my research would take the direction it has: Nobel Medicine Prize winner Allison

Rediff.com2 Oct 2018

He is the first MD Anderson scientist to receive the world's most preeminent award for outstanding discoveries in the fields of life sciences and medicine.

Republicans apologise to 'offended' Hindus for ad featuring Ganesha

Republicans apologise to 'offended' Hindus for ad featuring Ganesha

Rediff.com20 Sep 2018

The advert, on the occasion of the 'Ganesh Chaturthi' festival, included the imagery of Lord Ganesha with the text, 'Would you worship a donkey or an elephant? The choice is yours.'

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts named by NASA for first commercial flights

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts named by NASA for first commercial flights

Rediff.com4 Aug 2018

The eight active NASA astronauts and one former astronaut-turned-corporate crew member will launch on Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Dragoncapsules to the International Space Station beginning in 2019.

Chennai-born Dhivya S is GM's first female CFO

Chennai-born Dhivya S is GM's first female CFO

Rediff.com14 Jun 2018

GM will join a very short list of S&P 500 companies, including Hershey Co and American Water Works Co, with women serving as CEO and CFO.

Techie from Telangana found dead in apartment in US

Techie from Telangana found dead in apartment in US

Rediff.com30 Jan 2018

Chaitanya was working in Cognizant Technologies on a Southeast Airlines project.

Kansas shooting hero Ian Grillot honoured by Time magazine

Kansas shooting hero Ian Grillot honoured by Time magazine

Rediff.com11 Dec 2017

Grillot has been honoured by Time Magazine in the feature '5 Heroes Who Gave Us Hope in 2017'.

Texas shooter had issues with mother-in-law who attended the attacked church

Texas shooter had issues with mother-in-law who attended the attacked church

Rediff.com7 Nov 2017

He killed his grandmother-in-law during the attack, friends of the woman told the media.

Gunman kills 26 in Texas church; found dead in his car

Gunman kills 26 in Texas church; found dead in his car

Rediff.com6 Nov 2017

It's the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history -- and the fifth deadliest in modern US history.

3-year-old Sherin laid to rest in private ceremony

3-year-old Sherin laid to rest in private ceremony

Rediff.com1 Nov 2017

Sherin, reported missing on October 7, was found dead in the culvert under a road about 1 kilometre from her home in suburban Dallas on October 22.

Where is the body of 3-year-old Sherin Mathews?

Where is the body of 3-year-old Sherin Mathews?

Rediff.com29 Oct 2017

Sherin, who went missing on October 7 from her suburban Dallas home, was found dead in a culvert on October 22.

Foster mom denies any involvement in Sherin's death

Foster mom denies any involvement in Sherin's death

Rediff.com26 Oct 2017

She was 'interrogated for hours by several officers with no attorney present' a few days later.

'It's heartbreaking and shocking': Richardson mourns death of Sherin

'It's heartbreaking and shocking': Richardson mourns death of Sherin

Rediff.com25 Oct 2017

Sherin was confirmed dead by US police on Tuesday after over two weeks of investigation. She was missing since October 7.

US: Missing 3-yr-old is dead; foster father says she choked on milk

US: Missing 3-yr-old is dead; foster father says she choked on milk

Rediff.com25 Oct 2017

Mathews had previously claimed that Sherin went missing after he sent her outside their home at around 3 am on October 7 as punishment for not drinking her milk.

US cops find body during search, 'most likely' of 3-year-old missing Indian girl

US cops find body during search, 'most likely' of 3-year-old missing Indian girl

Rediff.com23 Oct 2017

The body was found about half a mile from Mathews' house.

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