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  • Texas hospital workers protest a mandatory vaccine policy Jun 08, 2021 04:14 PM IST

    Texas hospital workers protest a mandatory vaccine policy

    While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends health care workers get a flu shot, and some hospital systems require it, few companies have required COVID-19 shots, despite federal government guidance that says employers can mandate vaccines for on-site workers.

  • In US, everyone to end up paying for Texas climate crisis: Report Mar 14, 2021 05:30 PM IST

    In US, everyone to end up paying for Texas climate crisis: Report

    According to NOAA, the US suffered an average of 2.9 weather or climate disasters per year, at a cost of $17.8 billion in the 1980s. While in 2020s, the average grew to 6.2 disasters and $51.9 billion in spending per year. The agency expects the average would grow up to 11.9 events and $81.1 billion.

  • How a winter storm pushed Texas into crisis Feb 22, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    How a winter storm pushed Texas into crisis

    As temperatures plunged and snow and ice whipped the state, much of Texas’ power grid collapsed, followed by its water systems. Tens of millions huddled in frigid homes that slowly grew colder or fled for safety. And a prideful state, long suspicious of regulation and outside help, was left to seek aid from other states and humanitarian groups as many of its 29 million people grasped for survival.

  • Why some Texans are getting sky-high energy bills Feb 22, 2021 04:11 PM IST

    Why some Texans are getting sky-high energy bills

    The surge in pricing is hitting people who have chosen to pay wholesale prices for their power, which is typically cheaper than paying fixed rates during good weather, but can spike when there’s high demand for electricity.

  • Winter Weather Has Disrupted Hundreds of Thousands of Vaccinations Feb 19, 2021 10:41 PM IST

    Winter Weather Has Disrupted Hundreds of Thousands of Vaccinations

    Shipment delays have been reported in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Utah and Washington, among other states, forcing vaccine sites to temporarily shutter and coveted appointments to be rescheduled.

  • Texas deep freeze: Massive power outages, drinking water shortages throw life out of gear Feb 19, 2021 04:45 PM IST

    Texas deep freeze: Massive power outages, drinking water shortages throw life out of gear

    Texas has been reeling under deep freeze conditions that has led to shortages of basic necessities such as drinking water and caused massive power outages. Though power has now been restored in more homes and businesses, many people still lack safe drinking water.

  • New Storm Threatens to Keep Texans Cold for Days Feb 18, 2021 11:04 PM IST

    New Storm Threatens to Keep Texans Cold for Days

    Days of glacial weather have left at least 38 people dead nationwide, made many roads impassable, disrupted vaccine distribution and blanketed nearly three-quarters of the continental United States in snow.

  • Snow and ice blanketed large swaths of the US, millions of residents are without power Feb 16, 2021 02:09 PM IST

    Snow and ice blanketed large swaths of the US, millions of residents are without power

    The toll of the worsening conditions included the delivery of new COVID-19 vaccine shipments, which were expected to be delayed until at least midweek. Massive power outages across Houston included a facility storing 8,000 doses of Moderna vaccine, leaving health officials scrambling to find takers at the same time authorities were pleading for people to stay home.

  • Cold snap leaves 8 million in Texas, Mexico without power Feb 16, 2021 11:15 AM IST

    Cold snap leaves 8 million in Texas, Mexico without power

    The cold snap sweeping Texas reached the northern part of neighboring Mexico as well, where authorities said 4.7 million users lost power early on Monday. Around midday, service had been restored to almost 2.6 million of them.

  • US Supreme Court swiftly ends Trump-backed Texas bid to upend election results in four states where Joe Biden won Dec 12, 2020 08:41 AM IST

    US Supreme Court swiftly ends Trump-backed Texas bid to upend election results in four states where Joe Biden won

    The justices in a brief order said Texas did not have legal standing to bring the case against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

  • Coronavirus surge engulfs the US, Texas at 1 million cases, California nears Nov 12, 2020 07:13 PM IST

    Coronavirus surge engulfs the US, Texas at 1 million cases, California nears

    Texas, the second-most populous state, has recorded 1.02 million coronavirus cases and over 19,000 deaths since the outbreak began in early March, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. California, the most populous state, has logged more than 995,000 cases.

  • US Election 2020: Texas is a toss-up. So why won’t Donald Trump or Joe Biden campaign there? Oct 30, 2020 11:38 AM IST

    US Election 2020: Texas is a toss-up. So why won’t Donald Trump or Joe Biden campaign there?

    A victory by the Democrats would herald the arrival of a formidable multiracial coalition in the country’s largest red state.

  • Texas woman in her thirties died of COVID-19 on-board flight in July Oct 20, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    Texas woman in her thirties died of COVID-19 on-board flight in July

    Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said that the Texas woman’s death serves a reminder that anyone can get infected with COVID-19 and the virus can kill people regardless of their age.

  • Laura cleanup begins; weeks without power or water ahead Aug 29, 2020 10:38 PM IST

    Laura cleanup begins; weeks without power or water ahead

    Across southwestern Louisiana, people were cleaning up from the hurricane that roared ashore early Thursday, packing 150 mph (240 kph) winds.

  • Editor's Take | ‘Howdy Modi could be pinnacle of Indian diplomacy' Sep 18, 2019 07:24 PM IST

    Editor's Take | ‘Howdy Modi could be pinnacle of Indian diplomacy'

    The Indo-Texas association said that this event will be the biggest event in the history of Texas in terms of politics.

  • West Texas gunman killed seven and wounded 22, including toddler Sep 02, 2019 10:10 AM IST

    West Texas gunman killed seven and wounded 22, including toddler

    In a statement on Facebook, Odessa police named the gunman as Seth Aaron Ator, 36, of Odessa.

  • In Pics | No shower for 30 days, women asked to drink from toilet: Abhorrent conditions of a migrant facility in Texas Jul 03, 2019 05:30 PM IST

    In Pics | No shower for 30 days, women asked to drink from toilet: Abhorrent conditions of a migrant facility in Texas

    Members of a congressional group visiting facilities in Texas said migrants were being kept in deplorable conditions.

  • HCL Technologies sets up cyber security centre in Texas Apr 26, 2019 01:10 PM IST

    HCL Technologies sets up cyber security centre in Texas

    The opening of the CSFC represents the next phase in the company's mission to support secure business growth by providing customers with a single point of contact for the enterprise security lifecycle - from detection to remediation, HCL Technologies said in a statement late Thursday night.

  • Apple to build new $1 billion campus in Texas Dec 13, 2018 01:55 PM IST

    Apple to build new $1 billion campus in Texas

    The iPhone manufacturer also plans to set up new sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California as well as expand existing operations in Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder, Colorado over the next three years.

  • General Electric confirms blade problem at new Texas power plant Sep 20, 2018 07:10 PM IST

    General Electric confirms blade problem at new Texas power plant

    General Electric said in an email to Reuters that the problem was discovered a few weeks ago in a GE HA-class turbine at Exelon's Colorado Bend plant and that it expects "the same issue to impact other HA units."

  • Tata Consultancy Services expands operations in Texas Apr 26, 2018 04:46 PM IST

    Tata Consultancy Services expands operations in Texas

    In January this year, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) had signed a deal worth over USD 2 billion with Transamerica to administer the latter's life insurance, annuity, supplemental health insurance, and workplace voluntary benefits products, and manage the administration of more than 10 million policies.

  • Wipro launches tech centre in Texas, to raise headcount to 2,000 Mar 27, 2018 06:15 PM IST

    Wipro launches tech centre in Texas, to raise headcount to 2,000

    The centre is focused on developing niche capabilities in new and emerging technologies for Wipro's clients. The new facility will primarily house Wipro's US cyber security centre, as well as serve as a hub for advanced analytics, Wipro said in a statement.

  • JSW Steel's US unit to invest $500 million in expanding facility Mar 26, 2018 06:15 PM IST

    JSW Steel's US unit to invest $500 million in expanding facility

    A steel making capacity will cut the plate & pipe mill's dependence on imports

  • Donald Trump calls Texas massacre 'an act of evil' Nov 06, 2017 09:16 AM IST

    Donald Trump calls Texas massacre 'an act of evil'

    A gunman, with a ballistic vest strapped to his chest and a military-style rifle in his hands, opened fire on worshippers at a Sunday service at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs in rural Texas.

  • 2 explosions reported at Texas chemical plant Aug 31, 2017 03:43 PM IST

    2 explosions reported at Texas chemical plant

    Two explosions at a flooded chemical plant in the Texas town of Crosby, were reported.

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