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US President Donald Trump salutes as he boards Air Force One at Valley International Airport after visiting the US-Mexico border wall, in Harlingen, Texas, US. (Reuters)

Trump to leave Washington on morning of Biden's inauguration

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:26 AM IST
Trump will become only the fourth president in history to boycott his successor's inauguration. And while he has said he is now committed to a peaceful transition of power — after months of trying to delegitimize Biden's victory— he has made clear he has no interest in making a show of it.
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US President Donald Trump(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump(REUTERS)

Trump plans to depart Washington the morning of Inauguration Day: Report

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:44 PM IST
Trump, who had already announced plans not to attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, is planning a farewell event at Joint Base Andrews, the base outside Washington where Air Force One is headquartered, the source said.
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MNM contested on the symbol of torchlight in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and garnered a vote share of 3.77 per cent.(Twitter/@ikamalhaasan)
MNM contested on the symbol of torchlight in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and garnered a vote share of 3.77 per cent.(Twitter/@ikamalhaasan)

EC allots battery torch symbol to Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam

PTI, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:11 PM IST
"We have got battery torch symbol," says Kamal Haasan
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The net increase in the number of voters is 2.01 per cent, the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) said.(PTI/ file photo. Representative image)
The net increase in the number of voters is 2.01 per cent, the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) said.(PTI/ file photo. Representative image)

Over 20 lakh new voters added to final electoral rolls for West Bengal

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:05 PM IST
The total number of voters in the state is 7,32,94,980. Of them, 3,73,66,306 are male, 3,59,27,084 female and 1,590 belong to the third gender.
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TMC MP Satabdi Roy. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)
TMC MP Satabdi Roy. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)

'I am a MP, can go to Delhi,' says TMC's Satabdi Roy amid speculations

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 06:26 PM IST
In a social media post on her 'Satabdi Roy Fan Club' Facebook page, Roy said the reason behind her absence in party programmes in her constituency, Birbhum, was because she is not informed about the schedules in advance.
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West Bengal has witnessed political turmoil and frequent clashes between the ruling TMC and challenger BJP over the last couple of years.(PTI file photo)
West Bengal has witnessed political turmoil and frequent clashes between the ruling TMC and challenger BJP over the last couple of years.(PTI file photo)

Top EC official reviews poll preparations in Bengal, says law and order bad

PTI, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 04:03 PM IST
A team led by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora is likely to visit West Bengal later this month to review the state's preparedness for the assembly elections.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the press during Pongal celebrations in Madurai on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the press during Pongal celebrations in Madurai on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

‘Mark my words…’: Rahul Gandhi says Centre will be forced to repeal farm laws

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 05:39 PM IST
  • He is in Tamil Nadu to take stock of Congress’ preparation ahead of the legislative assembly elections due in April-May this year.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday at the Madurai airport in Tamil Nadu to attend Jallikattu event. (Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday at the Madurai airport in Tamil Nadu to attend Jallikattu event. (Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)

'My duty': Rahul Gandhi reaches Madurai to attend the Jallikattu event

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 01:03 PM IST
Gandhi will lend his moral support to farmers protesting against the new farms laws across the country by witnessing the sport, as the bull is a symbol of farmers and part of their lives, a party member said.
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BJP chief JP Nadda will address a function to mark the 51st anniversary of the Tughlak magazine in Chennai. (File photo)
BJP chief JP Nadda will address a function to mark the 51st anniversary of the Tughlak magazine in Chennai. (File photo)

Bigwigs arrive in TN on Pongal as elections near

By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:33 AM IST
Senior leaders of the BJP and the Congress will be in the state to join in the Pongal celebrations and initiate the process of preparing for the electoral battle
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The inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden will be held on January 20.(AP)
The inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden will be held on January 20.(AP)

Biden inauguration: Key dates to watch for amid fears of armed protests

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 04:51 PM IST
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has reportedly warned of armed protests being planned at all 50 state capitols and in Washington DC in the run-up to the inauguration.
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Pelosi joined Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer in calling for the removal of President Donald Trump in the wake of what many lawmakers from both sides of the aisle said was his incitement of the mob that stormed the Capitol.(Bloomberg)
Pelosi joined Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer in calling for the removal of President Donald Trump in the wake of what many lawmakers from both sides of the aisle said was his incitement of the mob that stormed the Capitol.(Bloomberg)

US Capitol violence: Democrats discuss Trump impeachment for a second time

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 07:48 PM IST
Democrats in the House of Representatives, which holds the power to impeach the president, will hold a conference call at noon (1700 GMT) to discuss their next steps, according to two Democratic aides.\
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US President-elect Joe Biden.(REUTERS)
US President-elect Joe Biden.(REUTERS)

Capitol siege raises security concerns for Joe Biden inaugural

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:53 PM IST
Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take the oath of office from the Capitol’s West Front, one of the very locations where a violent mob overpowered police and stormed the building.
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US President-elect Joe Biden and US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ victory in US elections has been formally certified by the US Congress.(REUTERS)
US President-elect Joe Biden and US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ victory in US elections has been formally certified by the US Congress.(REUTERS)

US Congress certifies Joe Biden, Kamala Harris victory in US elections

By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:22 PM IST
US Congress certifies Joe Biden, Kamala Harris victory in US elections, reports AP
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US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)

Explainer: Can Trump be removed from office before his term ends on Jan. 20?

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 09:30 AM IST
The chaotic scenes unfolded after Republican Trump, who has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, addressed thousands of protesters and repeated unfounded claims that the election was stolen from him.
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Pepper spray is used against demonstrators as they breach the US Capital building grounds in Washington.(Bloomberg)
Pepper spray is used against demonstrators as they breach the US Capital building grounds in Washington.(Bloomberg)

Top White House officials led by O’Brien consider resigning

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 09:15 AM IST
Those who are discussing stepping down include National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien and his deputy, Matt Pottinger, the people said. Also considering resigning is Chris Liddell, assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff for policy coordination, the people said.
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A supporter of President Donald Trump takes a seat away from the action on the second floor of the US Capitol near the entrance to the Senate after breaching security defenses, in Washington.(REUTERS)
A supporter of President Donald Trump takes a seat away from the action on the second floor of the US Capitol near the entrance to the Senate after breaching security defenses, in Washington.(REUTERS)

Republicans recoil from Trump after mob violence proves too much

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:01 AM IST
Longtime Trump ally Tom Cotton, a senator from Arkansas, said in a statement, “It’s past time for the president to accept the results of the election, quit misleading the American people, and repudiate mob violence.”
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US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence during the first day of the Republican National Convention.(AP)
US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence during the first day of the Republican National Convention.(AP)

‘Hope Mike Pence comes through’: Trump puts vice president under spotlight to overturn US election

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:52 PM IST
Pence was reportedly seen with Trump in the Oval Office shortly before the latter departed for Georgia.
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US President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(Reuters)
US President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(Reuters)

Biden flexes Georgia muscle alongside GOP in Senate races

By Associated Press| Posted by Mallika Soni | Atlanta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 03:59 AM IST
Biden and his team have steered at least $18 million to help Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock try to unseat Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Biden’s campaign manager and incoming White House deputy chief of staff, Jen O’Malley Dillon, confirmed the figures Saturday.
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US President-elect Joe Biden.(REUTERS)
US President-elect Joe Biden.(REUTERS)

President-elect Joe Biden decries ‘obstruction’ in national security transition

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:55 AM IST
“We need to make sure nothing is lost in the hand-off between administrations,” he said after a meeting with his national security advisers as well as the teams responsible for the transition at related agencies.
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US President-elect Joe Biden’s education plans also include measures that align with Cardona’s interests.(REUTERS)
US President-elect Joe Biden’s education plans also include measures that align with Cardona’s interests.(REUTERS)

Biden picks Connecticut schools chief Miguel Cardona as education secretary

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 09:50 PM IST
Biden is promising new federal guidelines on school opening decisions, and a “large-scale” Education Department effort to identify and share the best ways to teach during a pandemic.
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US President Donald Trump and his legal team have been preparing a number of potential pardons for him to carry out before leaving office.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump and his legal team have been preparing a number of potential pardons for him to carry out before leaving office.(REUTERS)

Irritated by loss, Trump hunkers down at White House, avoids talk of future

By Reuters | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 02:58 PM IST
A source close to Trump says he does not want to talk about the future beyond his remaining days in office. Any suggestion that he begin laying the groundwork for another run for president in 2024 is shunted aside, at least for now.
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US President-elect Joe Biden during a televised address to the nation, after the US Electoral College formally confirmed his victory over President Donald Trump in the 2020 US presidential election, from Biden's transition headquarters at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, US on December 14, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
US President-elect Joe Biden during a televised address to the nation, after the US Electoral College formally confirmed his victory over President Donald Trump in the 2020 US presidential election, from Biden's transition headquarters at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, US on December 14, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

Joe Biden to take oath outside Capitol amid Covid-19 restrictions

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 12:44 AM IST
After the swearing-in ceremony, Joe Biden will deliver an inaugural address that “lays out his vision to beat the virus, build back better, and bring the country together.”
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Even with the Electoral College’s confirmation of Biden’s victory, some Republicans continued to refuse to acknowledge that reality.(Bloomberg)
Even with the Electoral College’s confirmation of Biden’s victory, some Republicans continued to refuse to acknowledge that reality.(Bloomberg)

Joe Biden clears 270-vote mark as electors affirm his victory

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 05:20 AM IST
There was little suspense and no surprises as all the electoral votes allocated to Biden and Trump in last month’s popular vote went to each man.
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US President-elect Joe Biden announcing nominees and appointees to his presidential administration during a news conference at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US on December 11, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
US President-elect Joe Biden announcing nominees and appointees to his presidential administration during a news conference at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US on December 11, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

Joe Biden captures electoral votes from all states Donald Trump contested

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 02:45 AM IST
Many Republicans have refused to recognize Biden’s victory, indulging Trump’s baseless claims about a stolen election and saying he had a right to pursue legal challenges and to let the process play out.
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The spotlight on the process is even greater this year because Trump has refused to concede the election.(AFP)
The spotlight on the process is even greater this year because Trump has refused to concede the election.(AFP)

US Election 2020: What’s in store when the Electoral College meets

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 10:25 PM IST
The Constitution gives the electors the power to choose the president, and when all the votes are counted Monday, President-elect Joe Biden is expected to have 306 electoral votes.
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US President-elect Joe Biden.(Reuters file photo)
US President-elect Joe Biden.(Reuters file photo)

Joe Biden should heed environmentalists’ calls, become first plastic-free prez: Activist

By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Moscow
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 03:46 PM IST
On Tuesday, the Plastic Pollution Coalition, Greenpeace, and over 500 other activist groups rolled out the Presidential Plastics Action Plan, which urges Biden to take eight executive actions to tackle plastic pollution and become a “Plastic Free President.”
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Biden has repeatedly stressed that his presidency will not equate to a third Obama term, and yet Thursday’s announcement spotlights his close connection with his Democratic predecessor’s brain trust.(Reuters file photo)
Biden has repeatedly stressed that his presidency will not equate to a third Obama term, and yet Thursday’s announcement spotlights his close connection with his Democratic predecessor’s brain trust.(Reuters file photo)

Joe Biden taps Susan Rice for domestic policy role, other Obama vets

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 03:45 PM IST
“This is the right team for this moment in history, and I know that each of these leaders will hit the ground running on day one to take on the interconnected crises families are facing today,” the US President-elect said in a statement.
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US President-elect Joe Biden announces nominees and appointees to serve on his health and coronavirus response teams.(REUTERS)
US President-elect Joe Biden announces nominees and appointees to serve on his health and coronavirus response teams.(REUTERS)

President-elect? GOP may wait for January to say Biden won

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 04:22 PM IST
Increasingly, GOP lawmakers say the January 6 vote in Congress to accept the Electoral College outcome may be when the presidential winner becomes official.
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US President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US on December 7, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
US President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US on December 7, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

‘Highest stock markets, best employment’: Trump hopeful of continuing as US prez

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 07:04 AM IST
Election officials have declared Biden as the President-elect as he received more than the required 270 of the 538 electoral college votes. The elections are officially scheduled to be certified next week.
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US President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a campaign rally for Republican US senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, ahead of their January runoff elections to determine control of the US Senate, in Valdosta, Georgia, US on December 5, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
US President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a campaign rally for Republican US senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, ahead of their January runoff elections to determine control of the US Senate, in Valdosta, Georgia, US on December 5, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

US elections 2020: Donald Trump falsely claims he won Georgia

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 06:45 AM IST
“You know we won Georgia, just so you understand,” Trump told the large crowd gathered for the first post-election rally for the president.
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