All stories by Seema Hakhu Kachru
Missing Texas boy feared dead, US seeks extradition of parents from IndiaRediff.com8 Apr 2023
Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez, who has special needs, was last seen in November shortly after his twin sisters were born in October last year.
Indian-origin becomes 1st female Sikh judge in USRediff.com9 Jan 2023
Singh was born and raised in Houston and now lives in Bellaire with her husband and two children.
Texas man convicted for killing first turbaned Sikh police officerRediff.com18 Oct 2022
A man, who was found guilty of capital murder for gunning down Deputy Sandeep Dahliwal, the first turbaned Indian-American Sikh police officer in the United States state of Texas in 2019, has been convicted by a court in Houston.
19 kids, aged 7-10 yrs, among 21 shot dead in Texas school shootingRediff.com25 May 2022
In one of the worst school shootings in American history, an 18-year-old gunman has killed 21 people, including 19 children, and two adults at an elementary school in Texas state, with an emotional President Joe Biden urging lawmakers to 'turn this pain into action' to control the powerful gun lobby.
US states to celebrate October as Hindu Heritage MonthRediff.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 spaceRediff.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-19Rediff.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 scientistRediff.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 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.