All stories by Seema Hakhu Kachru
Young American voters hold key to White HouseRediff.com5 Nov 2020
More than eight million young people who voted early or absentee in the 2020 elections.
'Trump is the only president to acknowledge Hindus'Rediff.com27 Oct 2020
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, BidenRediff.com21 Oct 2020
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 treatmentRediff.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 USRediff.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 vaccineRediff.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 testRediff.com16 Aug 2020
The new test it will enable rapid testing amongst more people easily.
Indian-Americans not happy with Kamala Harris as VP pickRediff.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 CovidRediff.com6 Aug 2020
The Trump campaign accused Facebook of "flagrant bias."
Indian-origin woman killed while jogging in USRediff.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 USRediff.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 FloydRediff.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 FloydRediff.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: StudyRediff.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 weekRediff.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 fellowshipRediff.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" attackRediff.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 HoustonRediff.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 PMRediff.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'Rediff.com18 Sep 2019
"Indian-Americans are an 'organic bridge' between the world's two largest democracies," he said.