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Explained: Donald Trump's Historic Second Impeachment, What It Means, How It Will Unfold

Democrats are set to begin debate on Wednesday on a single impeachment charge, 'incitement of insurrection'

13 January 2021

Nancy Pelosi Re-Elected Speaker Of US House Of Representatives

Pelosi has led the House Democrats since 2003 and created history by becoming the first women speaker of the House in 2007.


In A First, US Congress Overrules Trump's Veto Of Defense Bill

The bill provides a 3% pay raise for US troops, cements decisions about new weapons systems, personnel policy and other military goals.


India A 'Counterbalance' To China: Secret White House Document On Indo-Pacific Strategy

An Indo-US partnership could help 'increase cooperation on shared regional security concerns and encourage India's engagement beyond the Indian Ocean Region', the strategy document notes

13 January 2021

Donald Trump Heard On Tape Asking Georgia Official To 'Find' Him Votes

Georgia certified election results showing that Biden won the state's November 3 election by 11,779 votes.


Donald Trump Gives In, Signs Massive Pandemic-Aid Bill

The massive bill includes $1.4 trillion to fund government agencies and money for cash-starved transit systems and an increase in food stamp benefits

28 December 2020

Donald Trump Issues Emergency Declaration In Washington DC Ahead Of January 20 Inauguration

The emergency in Washington DC will be effective from Monday till January 24.

12 January 2021

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Trump Presents 'Legion Of Merit' To PM Modi For His Role In US-India Strategic Partnership

India's Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Sandhu, accepted the award on behalf of the pm Modi from the US National Security Advisor at the WH

22 December 2020

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16 December 2020
Trump Refuses To Concede, Still Involved In Litigation Related To Presidential Elections

Trump Refuses To Concede, Still Involved In Litigation Related To Presidential Elections

President Trump still refuses to concede, making unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud during the presidential election won by Biden.


16 December 2020
Joe Biden Picks Pete Buttigieg To Be Secretary Of Transportation

Joe Biden Picks Pete Buttigieg To Be Secretary Of Transportation

Buttigieg would make history as the first openly gay person confirmed to lead a Cabinet department in US history


14 December 2020
Donald Trump Raises China Concerns As Reason To Veto Defence Bill

Donald Trump Raises China Concerns As Reason To Veto Defence Bill

A two-thirds vote is needed in each chamber for the bill to become law without Trump's signature.


10 December 2020
Indian-American Pramila Jayapal Elected As Chair Of Powerful Congressional Caucus

Indian-American Pramila Jayapal Elected As Chair Of Powerful Congressional Caucus

Jayapal was the first Indian-American woman to be elected to the US House of Representatives in 2016.


09 December 2020
Donald Trump Hopeful Of Continuing As US President

Donald Trump Hopeful Of Continuing As US President

Trump has been making unsubstantiated claims about widespread voter fraud and electoral malpractice in the presidential polls.


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09 December 2020
Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Prioritising Covid-19 Vaccine For Americans

Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Prioritising Covid-19 Vaccine For Americans

Donald Trump's order seeks to ensure vaccine availability to American citizens before the US extends help to other nations.


08 December 2020
Retired General Lloyd Austin To Be First Black Defence Secretary Under Biden Administration

Retired General Lloyd Austin To Be First Black Defence Secretary Under Biden Administration

The 67-year-old who helmed the US Central Command from 2013 to 2016 has been chosen to lead the Pentagon, according to media reports.


02 December 2020
Donald Trump Teases 2024 Run At White House Christmas Party

Donald Trump Teases 2024 Run At White House Christmas Party

'We’re trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years,' the President said.


01 December 2020
Melania Trump Unveils White House Christmas Decor On 'America The Beautiful' Theme

Melania Trump Unveils White House Christmas Decor On 'America The Beautiful' Theme

The holiday theme for this year is a 'tribute to the majesty of our great Nation', the First Lady said.


30 November 2020
Joe Biden Names Jen Psaki As Press Secretary, Picks A Historic All-Women Communications Team

Joe Biden Names Jen Psaki As Press Secretary, Picks A Historic All-Women Communications Team

For the first time in history, these communications roles will be filled entirely by women, the transition said.


24 November 2020
'Do What Needs To Be Done': Donald Trump Accepts Transition To Joe Biden

'Do What Needs To Be Done': Donald Trump Accepts Transition To Joe Biden

The President tweeted in response to a letter indicating that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, but hasn't conceded to...


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23 November 2020
Joe Biden To Pick Diplomat Antony Blinken As Secretary Of State: Reports

Joe Biden To Pick Diplomat Antony Blinken As Secretary Of State: Reports

Blinken previously served as the Secretary of State during the second term of the Obama administration.


21 November 2020
Tibetan Political Leader Visits White House For First Time In 60 Years

Tibetan Political Leader Visits White House For First Time In 60 Years

Dr Lobsang Sangay's visit is expected to set an optimistic tone in the dialogue between China and the Dalai Lama


20 November 2020
Donald Trump, Allies Make Frantic Steps To Overturn Joe Biden's Victory

Donald Trump, Allies Make Frantic Steps To Overturn Joe Biden's Victory

Election law experts say Joe Biden is certain to walk into the Oval Office come January.


16 November 2020
It Is Time For Donald Trump To Concede: Barack Obama

It Is Time For Donald Trump To Concede: Barack Obama

Former US President Obama advises Donald Trump to put the country first and think beyond personal ego and disappointments


15 November 2020
'Happy Diwali And Sal Mubarak': Kamala Harris, Joe Biden Extend Greetings

'Happy Diwali And Sal Mubarak': Kamala Harris, Joe Biden Extend Greetings

In a joint statement, Biden and Harris wished a happy Diwali to everyone celebrating the festival of lights across the US, India, and the world.


14 November 2020
US Pitches For Free And Open Indo-Pacific In ASEAN Summit

US Pitches For Free And Open Indo-Pacific In ASEAN Summit

The virtual ASEAN summit, which kicked off on Thursday, is taking place amid China's aggressive behaviour in the disputed South China Sea.


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