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18 kids, aged 7-10 yrs, among 21 shot dead in Texas school shooting

18 kids, aged 7-10 yrs, among 21 shot dead in Texas school shooting

Rediff.com42 minutes ago

In one of the worst school shootings in American history, an 18-year-old gunman has killed 21 people, including 18 children, and rendered several other grievously injured at an elementary school in Texas state, before the assailant was eliminated in police firing.

US states to celebrate October as Hindu Heritage Month

US states to celebrate October as Hindu Heritage Month

Rediff.com25 Sep 2021

The proclamations came after various Hindu organisations in the US announced the addition of another major festival, an entire month of festivals, in October as the Hindu Heritage Month.

Shirisha Bandla becomes 3rd Indian-American woman to fly into space

Shirisha Bandla becomes 3rd Indian-American woman to fly into space

Rediff.com11 Jul 2021

Aeronautical engineer Sirisha Bandla on Sunday became the third Indian-American woman to fly into space when she joined British billionaire Richard Branson on Virgin Galactic's first fully-crewed successful suborbital test flight from the United States state of New Mexico.

Pichai, Nadella support India's fight against COVID-19

Pichai, Nadella support India's fight against COVID-19

Rediff.com26 Apr 2021

Google CEO Sundar Pichai and his Microsoft counterpart Satya Nadella have assured help to India as the country grapples with a ravaging coronavirus crisis that has put enormous pressure on its hospitals due to a shortage of beds, oxygen and medical supplies.

India's COVID vaccine rollout has rescued the world: Top US scientist

India's COVID vaccine rollout has rescued the world: Top US scientist

Rediff.com7 Mar 2021

During the webinar, 'COVID-19: Vaccination and Potential Return to Normalcy - If and When', Dr Hotez, an internationally-recognised physician-scientist in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development, said that the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is "India's gift' to the world in combating the virus.

Young American voters hold key to White House

Young American voters hold key to White House

Rediff.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'

'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, Biden

American Hindus deeply divided over Trump, Biden

Rediff.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 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.

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