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06 Jan 2023


Kerala to Texas! Judge Surendran Pattel's inspirational rags-to-riches journey

Indian-American Surendran K Pattel officially took oath as the district court judge of Texas's Fort Bend County, United States, on Sunday.

29 Aug 2022


Gun violence rocks US: 6 shot dead in separate incidents

Gun violence rocked the US on Sunday as six people were shot dead and three injured in separate incidents in Detroit and Houston.

22 Jul 2020

Donald Trump

US asks China to shut Houston consulate: Here's why

At a time when the United States and China are locked in a bitter battle over a number of issues, an unusual incident was reported from Houston, Texas.

25 Jun 2020

Donald Trump

COVID-19 cases surge in US state after reopening; hospitals suffer

In the United States, Texas has seen a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, resulting in hospitals nearing capacity in Houston—the state's most populous city.

To promote gender-equality, all-women flight took 120 girls to NASA

To promote gender equality in the male-dominated aviation industry, Delta Air Lines recently flew 120 girls to NASA in Houston on an all-women crew flight.

28 Sep 2019


Houston: Sikh police officer shot dead in a cold-blooded way

An Indian-American Sikh police officer, Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal died after being shot multiple times in the head from behind, during a traffic stop in Houston, Texas. The assailant was later found and taken into custody.

24 Sep 2019


Howdy Modi: Meet the 16-year-old rapper who sang National Anthem

It was certainly a special Sunday for Indian-origin teenager Sparsh Shah, when he got his big chance to sing the Indian National Anthem at the 'Howdy Modi' event at NRG stadium, in the presence of PM Modi and US President Trump.

24 Sep 2019


Donald Trump meets Imran Khan, mentions Kashmir mediation again

Merely a day after he shared the stage with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a mega rally in Houston, United States President Donald Trump met Pakistan's Imran Khan in New York.

23 Sep 2019


Meet the 13-year-old who clicked a selfie with Modi, Trump

A thirteen-year-old boy is now making headlines after clicking, what the netizens have dubbed, the 'most powerful selfie.'

23 Sep 2019


Howdy Modi: Top quotes from PM's spectacular event in Houston

The NRG Stadium in Houston, United States, was jam-packed on Sunday as a 50,000-strong gathering welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

23 Sep 2019


Howdy Modi: PM Modi addresses mega rally in Houston

On September 22, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the mega "Howdy, Modi" event at the NRG stadium in Houston, Texas, in the presence of US President Donald Trump.

22 Sep 2019


PM Modi arrives in Houston; will address mega event today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Houston for his week-long tour of the United States.

20 Sep 2019

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India Inc. welcomes Sitharaman's tax announcement, Modi calls it historic

The effect of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's massive announcement was seen instantly as markets rejoiced on Friday.

20 Sep 2019


Howdy Modi? Rains wreak havoc in Houston before PM's mega-event

The stage is all set in Houston, United States, to welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an unprecedented event.

17 Sep 2019


Will meet Narendra Modi and Imran Khan soon: Donald Trump

On Monday, United States President Donald Trump said that he will soon meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan.

16 Sep 2019


Howdy Modi: Trump to attend PM's mega event in Houston

United States President Donald Trump will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mega event in Houston, Texas, on September 22, the White House confirmed on Sunday.

15 Sep 2019


President Trump may join PM Modi at 'Howdy Modi' event

US President Donald Trump is likely to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston, Texas during his mega rally, ahead of the UNGA meet, on September 22. However, a final confirmation is still pending.

10 Jul 2019


American Airlines staff makes woman 'cover up' before boarding flight

A US woman was temporarily removed from an American Airlines flight for wearing "inappropriate" clothing. Tisha Rowe (37), a resident of Houston (Texas), said she and her 8-year-old son weren't allowed to board the flight until she "covered up."

21 Apr 2019


Texas: Infant born without skin struggling for life

The day which was supposed to bring joy to 25-year-old Priscilla Maldonado left her terrified.

24 Oct 2018


US: Thousands attend spectacular Dussehra-Diwali festival event in Houston

Thousands of Indian-Americans gathered for a spectacular annual Dussehra-Diwali festival event in Houston, US.

12 Oct 2018

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University of Houston building to be renamed after Indian-American couple

A building at the University of Houston will be renamed after an Indian-American couple in recognition of a gift that'll provide ongoing support for faculty, students, and research.

19 May 2018

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Teen, who killed 10 at Texas school, described as loner

The Santa Fe High School in southeast Houston joined the long list of United States' campuses, where students and faculty have been killed by gunmen.

06 Mar 2018


Royal arts from Jodhpur on display at Houston museum

A treasure trove from India's Rathore dynasty in Rajasthan, which includes exquisitely crafted arms and armor, jewels, and intricately carved furnishings amassed over the centuries, was put on display at an exhibition in Houston.

03 Sep 2017

Donald Trump

Trump hails Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts during Texas visit

President Donald Trump has hailed the relief response to Hurricane Harvey during his visit to the flood-hit state of Texas.

02 Sep 2017

Donald Trump

Trump requests Congress to release $7.8bn funds for hurricane victims

President Donald Trump has requested Congress to release initial funds worth $7.8 billion to aid recovery efforts in Hurricane Harvey-hit states of Texas and Louisiana.

31 Aug 2017


Chemical plant hit by Hurricane Harvey in Texas explodes

At least two explosions rocked a flooded chemical plant near the Hurricane Harvey-hit city of Houston, Texas.

30 Aug 2017

Donald Trump

Night curfew declared in hurricane-hit Houston to stop looting

A night-time curfew has been declared in Houston, Texas, as the city battles the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

29 Aug 2017

Donald Trump

Houston reels under 'unprecedented' flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey

Texas is expected to face worsening "catastrophic" flooding in coming days in the wake of the category four Hurricane Harvey, which was downgraded to a tropical storm.

28 Aug 2017

Donald Trump

Hurricane Harvey: 200 Indian students marooned in Houston

As Hurricane Harvey continues to batter Texas, it has come to be known that 200 Indian students from the University of Houston have been marooned in the floods.

28 Aug 2017

Donald Trump

2,000 evacuated as Tropical Storm Harvey lashes Houston

Hurricane Harvey has weakened to a tropical storm.

21 Jul 2017


Chester Bennington's death: Another life lost to drugs, depression, suicide

Most of the Linkin Park fans woke up to the sad news of Chester Bennington's suicide.

NASA astronaut Piers Sellers dies at 61

Astronaut Piers Sellers died of pancreatic cancer in Houston today; he was 61 years old.