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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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The pandemic has changed the face of learning.
The pandemic has changed the face of learning.

Adah Arora: Educate to inspire, ignite and illuminate

UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 05:22 PM IST
School structures have evolved into infrastructural wonders but there is much that can be done to improve the learning experience for students.
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The Trump campaign had sought to halt the counting of mail ballots in the county, saying observers were being kept too far away to be able to see if signatures matched voter registration records(AFP)
The Trump campaign had sought to halt the counting of mail ballots in the county, saying observers were being kept too far away to be able to see if signatures matched voter registration records(AFP)

US Election 2020: Poll watchers emerge as a flashpoint in battle over ballots

By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Washington
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2020 12:25 PM IST
Tasked this year with monitoring a record number of mail ballots, partisan poll watchers are designated by a political party or campaign to report any concerns they may have
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Trump, 74, said that if re-elected the US will win the race to 5G, and build the world’s best cyber and missile defence.(Bloomberg Photo)
Trump, 74, said that if re-elected the US will win the race to 5G, and build the world’s best cyber and missile defence.(Bloomberg Photo)

America will land first woman on moon, says President Donald Trump

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:56 AM IST
Donald Trump’s remarks came as he formally accepted the Republican nomination for a second term from the South Lawn of the White House.
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House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said Joe Biden and Kamala Harris think this election is about the government.(AFP)
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said Joe Biden and Kamala Harris think this election is about the government.(AFP)

Republican leaders rally behind Trump, say Biden no longer has any principles

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Washington
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2020 08:25 AM IST
Debbie Flood, the owner of a Wisconsin machine shop, alleged that Biden voted to normalize trade with China and helped pave the way for them to join the WTO, even though they were hurting American companies like hers.
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U.S. President Donald Trump talks at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, US(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump talks at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, US(REUTERS)

Donald Trump accepts Republican nomination for second term

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 10:06 AM IST
Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party nomination for reelection Thursday before a large crowd at the White House
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The Democratic convention was held last week, almost entirely online.(REUTERS)
The Democratic convention was held last week, almost entirely online.(REUTERS)

Joe Biden says will campaign in person in US battleground states

By Agence France-Presse | Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 08:25 AM IST
Joe Biden made clear he would adhere to local guidelines and arrange to host events “without jeopardizing or violating state rules about how many people can in fact assemble.”
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Democratic US vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris.(REUTERS)
Democratic US vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris.(REUTERS)

Kamala Harris rebuts Republicans, assailing Trump for mishandling Covid-19

By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 03:22 AM IST
In a 20-minute speech in Washington, Harris assailed Trump’s leadership, criticizing him for ignoring the warning signs about the virus and prioritizing the stock market over the health of the American people.
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Mike Pence is playing an important part in Trump’s re-election, crisscrossing the country -- with an emphasis on swing states such as Wisconsin -- to drum up support.(Reuters Photo)
Mike Pence is playing an important part in Trump’s re-election, crisscrossing the country -- with an emphasis on swing states such as Wisconsin -- to drum up support.(Reuters Photo)

‘You won’t be safe’ under Joe Biden: Vice Prez Mike Pence warns US voters

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 09:44 AM IST
Pence was the keynote speaker in a parade of Trump acolytes who sought to uplift the president as a champion of American values and civil rights.
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Donald Trump made similar remarks in the fall of 2016, at the peak of the presidential race, positing that then-opponent Hillary Clinton had taken drugs.(AFP)
Donald Trump made similar remarks in the fall of 2016, at the peak of the presidential race, positing that then-opponent Hillary Clinton had taken drugs.(AFP)

Donald Trump wants Joe Biden to take ‘drug test’ before first debate

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Washington
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 07:06 AM IST
Donald Trump said in an interview with the Washington Examiner that he was intrigued by Biden’s improved performance during the Democratic primary.
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In public addresses, Kamala Harris has regularly reflects on the deep influence that her mother had on her.(AP)
In public addresses, Kamala Harris has regularly reflects on the deep influence that her mother had on her.(AP)

Mother instilled in me core values of America: Kamala Harris

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 07:05 AM IST
Kamala Harris, 55, is of both African and Indian descent, with her father being from Jamaica and mother Shyamala Gopalan from Tamil Nadu.
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Harris, the first-term Senator from California who serves on the House Intelligence committee, said that she believes that the US is more isolated than ever from its allies.(AP file photo)
Harris, the first-term Senator from California who serves on the House Intelligence committee, said that she believes that the US is more isolated than ever from its allies.(AP file photo)

US will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapon, says Kamala Harris

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 09:14 AM IST
The Democratic Party’s presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden, she said, actually took historic steps as vice president to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. She was responding to questions during a fundraiser.
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Former US Vice President Joe Biden during the largely virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, US on August 20, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Former US Vice President Joe Biden during the largely virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, US on August 20, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

‘I’ve done it before’: Joe Biden says he knows how to lead US through crisis

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 11:56 PM IST
Joe Biden’s tweets come in the backdrop of US polls scheduled to be held on November 3 this year when he and Donald Trump will go head to head for the White House.
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US president Donald Trump reacts at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, US on August 24, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
US president Donald Trump reacts at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, US on August 24, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

Donald Trump’s audience doesn’t match Joe Biden’s; president hails CNN

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New York
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 01:45 AM IST
Overall, 15.8 million people watched the final hour of convention coverage Monday, down 16% from Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s first night last week.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at a "National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America's Schools," event in July.(AP File Photo)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at a "National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America's Schools," event in July.(AP File Photo)

‘The first lady’s night’: GOP features Melania Trump

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 01:16 AM IST
With Election Day just 10 weeks off and early voting beginning much sooner, Trump is under increasing pressure to reshape the contours of the campaign.
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First lady Melania Trump will address the Republican convention on Tuesday night.(AP File Photo)
First lady Melania Trump will address the Republican convention on Tuesday night.(AP File Photo)

Melania Trump, Mike Pompeo’s address: All you need to know about Republican convention Day 2

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 01:26 AM IST
First lady Melania Trump and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo are among key speakers on the second day of the Republican convention.
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President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with reporters at the White House in Washington.(AP File Photo)
President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with reporters at the White House in Washington.(AP File Photo)

Donald Trump’s vision of American greatness at centre of convention

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 06:03 AM IST
The four-day event is themed “Honoring the Great American Story,” according to four Trump campaign officials involved with the planning process but not authorized to discuss it by name.
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U.S. President Donald Trump at a news conference at the White House in Washington on Sunday.(Bloomberg Photo)
U.S. President Donald Trump at a news conference at the White House in Washington on Sunday.(Bloomberg Photo)

Republicans look to use convention as 2020 US election test

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 05:46 AM IST
The Republican National Committee plans to hold more than 7,500 events across the country — the majority of them in person — as part of a “dry run” of their get-out-the-vote efforts.
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US President Donald Trump and former US vice president and Democratic nominee Joe Biden Joe Biden.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump and former US vice president and Democratic nominee Joe Biden Joe Biden.(AFP)

US Elections 2020: What is an electoral college?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 10:31 AM IST
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US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is sworn in to testify via video feed during a virtual hearing of the US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.(REUTERS)
US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is sworn in to testify via video feed during a virtual hearing of the US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.(REUTERS)

Trump post office turmoil imperils lifeline for rural Republican voters

By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2020 05:42 AM IST
Twenty-six Republicans joined with the Democratic majority to approve the bill, which was opposed by Trump, but it’s unlikely to even get a vote in the Republican-controlled Senate.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden, Democratic presidential nominee, speaks during the Democratic National Convention at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(Bloomberg)
Former Vice President Joe Biden, Democratic presidential nominee, speaks during the Democratic National Convention at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(Bloomberg)

Trump struggles to use power of presidency to counter Biden

By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2020 05:32 AM IST
It was a consequence of Trump’s unwillingness to share the limelight, but also a necessary attempt to shift the November campaign from a referendum on his job performance to a choice between himself and Joe Biden.
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Kamala Harris, 55, scripted history in US politics as she became the first Indian-American and Black woman to get a major party’s vice-presidential nomination on the third day of the virtual Democratic National Convention on Wednesday.(AFP)
Kamala Harris, 55, scripted history in US politics as she became the first Indian-American and Black woman to get a major party’s vice-presidential nomination on the third day of the virtual Democratic National Convention on Wednesday.(AFP)

Indian-American couple releases campaign video for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Washington
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2020 01:56 PM IST
On the last day of the four-day Democratic National Convention on Thursday, Biden, 77, formally accepted the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party.
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Senator Kamala Harris, Democratic vice presidential nominee.(Bloomberg)
Senator Kamala Harris, Democratic vice presidential nominee.(Bloomberg)

‘Designed to distract US’ citizens from their real troubles,’ Harris responds to Trump’s remarks

By hindustantimes.com |Edited by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 02:26 PM IST
US Presidential Elections 2020: Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden who was also present in the interview said he was shocked and had never heard any former president use attack any female lawmaker using this kind of language.
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As a US senator for several decades and the vice president for eight years under former president Barack Obama, Biden played a key role in shaping the foreign policy of the United States.(AP)
As a US senator for several decades and the vice president for eight years under former president Barack Obama, Biden played a key role in shaping the foreign policy of the United States.(AP)

Will be a president who will stand with allies and friends: Joe Biden

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Washington
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2020 12:33 PM IST
Joe Biden, 77, officially accepted the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party on the last day of the four-day virtual Democratic National Convention on Thursday night.
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Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with union workers on the economy in a segment during the 4th and final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.(REUTERS)
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with union workers on the economy in a segment during the 4th and final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.(REUTERS)

Promises, tributes, appeals to vote as Joe Biden becomes US Democratic presidential nominee

By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 10:29 AM IST
Joe Biden said , “We will never get our economy back on track, we will never get our kids safely back in schools, we will never have our lives back until we deal with this virus.”
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Joe Biden said Thursday while accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for president that he would implement a national plan to battle the coronavirus pandemic(AP)
Joe Biden said Thursday while accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for president that he would implement a national plan to battle the coronavirus pandemic(AP)

Joe Biden says would implement Covid-19 plan on ‘Day 1’ if elected

By Agence France-Presse | Wilmington
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2020 09:01 AM IST
“If I’m your president, on Day 1 we’ll implement the national strategy I’ve been laying out since March,” he said, adding that President Donald Trump’s failure to protect more Americans from the deadly virus was “unforgivable.”
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Joe Biden’s positive focus Thursday night marked a break from the dire warnings offered by former President Obama and others the night before(REUTERS)
Joe Biden’s positive focus Thursday night marked a break from the dire warnings offered by former President Obama and others the night before(REUTERS)

‘We’ll overcome this season of darkness in America’: Joe Biden seeks national unity in convention finale

By Associated Press | Wilmington
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2020 08:41 AM IST
The night’s keynote address was the speech of a lifetime for Biden, who at 77 would be the oldest president ever elected if he defeats Trump in November. But his convention leaned on a younger generation earlier in the night to help energize his sprawling coalition.
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Joe Biden’s speech -- the most important of his nearly half-century in politics -- set the tone for a bruising general election battle against Trump.(REUTERS)
Joe Biden’s speech -- the most important of his nearly half-century in politics -- set the tone for a bruising general election battle against Trump.(REUTERS)

Joe Biden accepts Democratic Party nomination for US president

By Bloomberg| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 08:54 AM IST
The former vice president’s address capped the final night of the Democratic National Convention, made virtual because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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US president Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, US on August 20, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
US president Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, US on August 20, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

US Election 2020: Donald Trump slams Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 12:51 AM IST
When Kamala Harris took the stage to accept the party’s nomination for vice-president, Trump tweeted, again in all-caps, “But didn’t she call him a racist?” It was a reference to an exchange between Harris and Biden in a primary debate in which she had questioned his opposition to bussing.
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