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Houston COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax gets DCGI approval for use in India
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Houston COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax gets DCGI approval for use in India

The vaccine uses an older recombinant protein yeast fermentation technology similar to that used for the recombinant hepatitis B vaccine which has been around for 40 years.

Houston post office renamed 'Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Office' in honour of slain Sikh cop
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Houston post office renamed 'Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Office' in honour of slain Sikh cop

Dhaliwal, the beloved 42-year-old Harris County Sheriff''s Deputy and a father of three, was gunned down during a traffic stop on 27 September

NBA: Centre DeMarcus Cousins to be waived by struggling Houston Rockets, say reports
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NBA: Centre DeMarcus Cousins to be waived by struggling Houston Rockets, say reports

DeMarcus Cousins, who was not happy with his role as a backup to Christian Wood at Houston, is expected to try and sign with another NBA team as a free agent.

Texas shivers amid deadly winter spell; millions remain without electricity, many face water shortages
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Texas shivers amid deadly winter spell; millions remain without electricity, many face water shortages

More than 30 storm-related deaths have been reported in the US media since the cold weather arrived last week, many in traffic accidents

Joe Biden administration appoints two Indian-origin experts to key positions at federal agency AmeriCorps
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Joe Biden administration appoints two Indian-origin experts to key positions at federal agency AmeriCorps

Sonali Nijhawan has been named Director of AmeriCorps State and National, and Sri Preston Kulkarni, 42, was appointed the new Chief of External Affairs

BCCI condoles death of former Kerala cricketer CK Bhaskaran Nair
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BCCI condoles death of former Kerala cricketer CK Bhaskaran Nair

Nair, a former Ranji Trophy cricketer, was born in 1941 in Thalassery in Kerala. He picked 106 wickets in 42 first-class matches in a 12-year career spanning from 1957 to 1969.

US Election: More than a dozen arrested as protesters demand vote count in closely contested states
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US Election: More than a dozen arrested as protesters demand vote count in closely contested states

The protests came as US president Donald Trump, who is seeking re-election, insisted, without evidence, that there were major problems with voting and counting of ballots

US election 2020: Over 7 million voted early in Texas; Kamala Harris to campaign on Friday
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US election 2020: Over 7 million voted early in Texas; Kamala Harris to campaign on Friday

Texas has seen high voter participation during the early voting period, which began on 13 October

Centre says it did not incur any expenses for 'Howdy-Modi' event in Houston last year
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Centre says it did not incur any expenses for 'Howdy-Modi' event in Houston last year

Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan told the Rajya Sabha that a non-profit named Texas India Forum Inc had organised the event on 22 September, 2019

After US orders China's Houston consulate closed, Beijing accuses law enforcement of 'improperly entering' premises
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After US orders China's Houston consulate closed, Beijing accuses law enforcement of 'improperly entering' premises

The Trump administration ordered the Houston consulate closed this week, saying Chinese agents tried to steal medical and other research in Texas

Donald Trump delivers divisive culture war message at Mount Rushmore in bid to win second term, barely mentions pandemic
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Donald Trump delivers divisive culture war message at Mount Rushmore in bid to win second term, barely mentions pandemic

The scene at Mount Rushmore was the latest sign of how Trump appears, by design or default, increasingly disconnected from the intense concern among Americans about the COVID-19 crisis gripping the country

As race riots engulf US and coronavirus toll soars, arc of history bends towards rise of authoritarian China
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As race riots engulf US and coronavirus toll soars, arc of history bends towards rise of authoritarian China

The Donald Trump administration’s shambolic response to the pandemic stands in contrast with China that has recovered faster, and has been able to tame the virus and kickstart its economy.

George Floyd protests in US: With Donald Trump in the White House, the fight for racial justice gets nastier
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George Floyd protests in US: With Donald Trump in the White House, the fight for racial justice gets nastier

By constantly threatening to deploy federal troops through executive fiat and encouraging states to use force against protesters, US president Donald Trump is openly flirting with militaristic authoritarianism while testing the limits of the law

Houston hospital tries blood transfusion therapy to cure coronavirus patients: How it works and what doctors are saying
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Houston hospital tries blood transfusion therapy to cure coronavirus patients: How it works and what doctors are saying

A hospital in Houston has carried out a blood transfusion therapy in a bid to treat coronavirus patients.

Indian Embassy in US sets up helplines to address queries on travel restrictions in bid to contain spread of novel coronavirus
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Indian Embassy in US sets up helplines to address queries on travel restrictions in bid to contain spread of novel coronavirus

India on Wednesday suspended all visas, except a few categories such as diplomatic and employment, till 15 April in view of the coronavirus outbreak

Indian-Americans hold anti-CAA protests on Republic Day: Human chain formed in Chicago, hundreds gather outside Indian Embassy in Washington
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Indian-Americans hold anti-CAA protests on Republic Day: Human chain formed in Chicago, hundreds gather outside Indian Embassy in Washington

India's 71st Republic Day celebrations in the US on Sunday were marred by some peaceful protests and marches by a large number of Indian Americans in various cities of the country against the recent changes in the citizenship law

Human rights groups to hold anti-CAA rallies in several US cities including New York, San Francisco, on India's 71st Republic Day
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Human rights groups to hold anti-CAA rallies in several US cities including New York, San Francisco, on India's 71st Republic Day

Indian Americans, would also hold protest rallies in front of the Indian Consulates in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, and Houston

Two dead in massive warehouse explosion in US’ Houston; structure reduced to rubble and debris, nearby buildings also damaged
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Two dead in massive warehouse explosion in US’ Houston; structure reduced to rubble and debris, nearby buildings also damaged

Two people died after a massive explosion Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened people from their sleep miles away, authorities said.

Lacks of funds forces Julián Castro to drop out of 2020 presidential race; rising Democrat star was first to call for Trump’s impeachment
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Lacks of funds forces Julián Castro to drop out of 2020 presidential race; rising Democrat star was first to call for Trump’s impeachment

Former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro, the only Latino in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race, ended his campaign Thursday after a yearlong run in which he pushed his rivals on immigration and took big swings in debates but struggled to break through with voters

In honour of slain Indian-American officer, Houston Police Department changes dress code policy for Sikh personnel
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In honour of slain Indian-American officer, Houston Police Department changes dress code policy for Sikh personnel

In honour of fallen Indian-American Sikh police officer Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, the Houston Police Department has changed its dress code policy to allow the minority community members to represent their faith while on duty