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US Capitol siege act of domestic terrorism, says FBI chief Wray

Published on Mar 02, 2021 10:26 PM IST

A Jan. 5 report from the FBI's Norfolk, Virginia, field office warned of online posts foreshadowing a “war” in Washington.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee on the January 6th Insurrection, domestic terrorism and other threats, on Capitol Hill, Washington, US.(REUTERS)
AP | , Washington

Biden-Harris era begins: Some key ‘firsts’ of the new US administration

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn-in on Wednesday as the new President and Vice President of the US, respectively.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris with their respective spouses. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP
Updated on Jan 21, 2021 01:08 PM IST | Edited by Karan Manral

From immigration to health: Biden moves swiftly to unwind Trump policies

Joe Biden’s aides say he’ll sign more Day One executive actions than any of his predecessors, to be followed by additional regulatory and policy changes over the coming weeks.

President Joe Biden leaves after attending a virtual swearing in ceremony of political appointees from the State Dining Room of the White House on Wednesday. (AP Photo )
Updated on Jan 21, 2021 08:26 AM IST
Bloomberg |

On Day 1, Biden sets the ball rolling on immigration, climate change, Covid-19

“There’s no time to start like today," Joe Biden said in his first comments to reporters as president.

U.S. President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday.(Bloomberg Photo )
Updated on Jan 21, 2021 08:28 AM IST | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar

Ancestral village in Tamil Nadu celebrates Kamala Harris' feat

Villagers have been lighting fireworks and distributing sweets, while posters of Harris were pasted on the walls of the village, and children flashed placards featuring the first person of South Asian descent and the first woman to rise to the office of the US vice-president.

Harris had struck a chord with Tamil people when she called out to her “chithis” (‘aunts’ in Tamil) during a speech in August.(File Photo)
Updated on Jan 21, 2021 07:41 AM IST
ByDivya Chandrababu

'Day of history, hope': US President Joe Biden

With his hand on a five-inch thick heirloom Bible that has been in his family for more than a century, Biden took the oath of office administered by US Chief Justice John Roberts that binds the president to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”.

US President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th presidential inauguration in Washington, DC on the West Front of the US Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. - During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch / POOL / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Jan 21, 2021 07:38 AM IST

'We will be back in some form,' Trump vows at end of tumultuous presidency

The Republican president departed the White House with his wife, Melania, saying it had been a great honor to serve and giving a final wave as he boarded the Marine One helicopter for Joint Base Andrews, where he delivered farewell remarks.

Outgoing US President Donald Trump steps into his limo after landing at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, on January 20, 2021. (AFP)
Published on Jan 21, 2021 07:32 AM IST
Reuters |

Joe Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises

Joe Biden was eager to go big early, with an ambitious first 100 days including a push to speed up the distribution of Covid-19 vaccinations

President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and family, walk near the White House during a Presidential Escort to the White House, Wednesday. (AP Photo )
Updated on Jan 21, 2021 06:32 AM IST
AP | , Washington

'Going home': Joe Biden's surreal walk to the White House

Joe Biden popped the surreality of the moment with a quip as he made the short walk to the White House with Jill, followed closely by Vice President Kamala Harris and her family.

US President Joe Biden walks to the podium to swear in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House.(Reuters Photo )
Published on Jan 21, 2021 06:26 AM IST

Prez Joe Biden looks to galvanize Covid fight, vaccinations as he takes office

Joe Biden's first moves are intended to mark a sharp change from the Trump administration's Covid-19 pandemic response.

U.S. President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 21, 2021 05:51 AM IST
Reuters | , Washington

Kamala Harris' ancestral village rejoices with fervour as 'she scripts history'

People in Thulasendrapuram village, the native village of Harris' mother, were seen applauding and hooting while Harris was taking an oath to the office.

Vice President Kamala Harris, center, followed by her husband Doug Emhoff, left, leaves the Senate chamber after swearing in.(AP Photo )
Published on Jan 21, 2021 05:41 AM IST
ANI | , Thulasendrapuram

US Prez Joe Biden says Donald Trump wrote him 'very generous letter'

It was unclear until Wednesday whether Trump would maintain the tradition of outgoing presidents leaving notes for their successors, after he opted to skip Biden's inauguration.

President Joe Biden looks up as he signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP)
Updated on Jan 21, 2021 03:57 AM IST

Jill Biden: Profile of academic who will be the next US first lady

Mrs Biden previously held the title of 'Second Lady' while her husband served as vice-president from 2009 to 2017. Her work during this period included promoting community colleges, advocating for military families and raising awareness about breast cancer prevention.

Jill Biden waves next to Ashley and Hunter Biden after her husband Joe was sworn-in as the 46th President of the United States during the inauguration on the West Front of the US Capitol in Washington, US.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 20, 2021 10:59 PM IST | Edited by Mallika Soni

'...And if you still disagree': Joe Biden's message of democracy for detractors

Let's start afresh, show respect to one another, Biden appeals to America.

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States as his wife Jill Biden holds a bible on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 21, 2021 12:55 AM IST | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Bomb threat at US Supreme Court ahead of Biden inaugural

"The court received a bomb threat, the building and grounds were checked out, and the building is not being evacuated," said high court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg.

File photo of the US Supreme Court (AFP)
Published on Jan 20, 2021 09:52 PM IST
AFP | , Washington

Joe Biden plans sweeping executive orders to unwind Trump legacy on Day 1

President-elect Joe Biden plans to begin immediately unwinding President Donald Trump’s policies on immigration, climate and other issues on Wednesday with at least 15 executive actions, including moves to reverse U.S. withdrawals from the Paris Agreement and the World Health Organisation.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump left the White House to travel to their Mar-a-Lago golf club residence in Palm Beach, Florida, and will not attend the inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 20, 2021 09:15 PM IST
Bloomberg |

5 things to know about Kamala Harris' political career

Kamala Harris will be taking oath as the Vice-President of the United States on Wednesday.

Kamala Harris will be the first woman, first African-American and first Asian-American Vice-President of the US.(Instagram)
Updated on Jan 20, 2021 08:23 PM IST
Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi

Who is Joe Biden's speechwriter Vinay Reddy? 5 things to know

Vinay's father Narayana Reddy migrated to the US in 1970 after completing MBBS from Hyderabad

Vinay, the middle of the three sons of Narayana Reddy and Vijaya Reddy, went to Miami University and attended the Ohio State University College of Law. (Photo:
Updated on Jan 20, 2021 07:31 PM IST | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Politics? Golf? Media? What’s next for Donald Trump

Before the Capitol riot, it looked like Trump would remain the apple of the eye of the Republican Party or at least a kingmaker in the GOP. But January 6 changed all of that for him.

President Donald Trump salutes as he boards Marine One with First Lady Melania Trump on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.(AP)
Published on Jan 20, 2021 07:06 PM IST | Edited by Mallika Soni

Ahead of inauguration, traditions Trump is breaking

Trump has refused to attend Biden and Harris’ inauguration ceremony which is customary for all living former presidents to attend.

US President Donald Trump(Reuters)
Published on Jan 20, 2021 05:35 PM IST | Edited by Mallika Soni

Highlights| US Senate approves Haines as Director of National Intelligence

Joe Biden took the oath of office to become the 46th president of the United States. He takes charge in a deeply divided nation, inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

live President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris salute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National Cemetery.(AP)
Updated on Jan 21, 2021 06:13 AM IST | Edited by Mallika Soni, Kunal Gaurav

How inauguration day 2021 will be the most unique in American history

Around 25,000 members of the National Guard will be present in Washington DC for the event, with the Pentagon having vetted members for any ties to far-right extremists.

View of the US Capitol as the sun sets ahead of the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Washington, DC.(AP)
Published on Jan 20, 2021 04:59 PM IST | Edited by Mallika Soni

'She did all on her own’, says US vice president-elect Kamala Harris’s uncle

Kamala Harris took to Twitter to say that she and president-elect Joe Biden will work to unify the country, tackle the challenges, and renew the promise of America

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) memorial event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, US on January 19, 2021(Reuters Photo )
Updated on Jan 20, 2021 02:20 PM IST | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘American people united in spirit’: Kamala Harris ahead of inauguration

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Sonya Sotomayor respectively.

Kamala Harris at the Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall in Washington.(@KamalaHarris/Twitter Photo )
Published on Jan 20, 2021 11:51 AM IST | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

78-yr-old Joe Biden will be oldest US president to take oath

Joe Biden's inauguration is taking place under the shadow of the unprecedented health crisis and protests in the US.

The security in the capital has been beefed up amid a high level of security concerns following the January 6 Capitol riots.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 20, 2021 04:28 PM IST

Mike Pence expected to skip Trump's departure ceremony: Report

It would be difficult for Pence to be at Joint Base Andrews for Trump's sendoff and attend President-elect Joe Biden's inaugural, as the outgoing vice president is expected to do, they said.

Vice President Mike Pence .(AP)
Published on Jan 20, 2021 06:41 AM IST

'We must unify around our shared values': Trump in farewell message

Trump, in a pre-recorded video message released by the White House on Tuesday, said, to serve as the President has been an honour beyond description. “Thank you for this extraordinary privilege. And that’s what it is -- a great privilege and a great honour,” he said.

US President Donald Trump.(AP)
Updated on Jan 20, 2021 06:06 AM IST

US Inauguration Day 2021: 127-year-old Bible, Trump's absence and Lady Gaga

Here’s everything you need to know about Inauguration Day

A member of the secret service monitors as preparations are made ahead of US President-elect Joe Biden's Presidential Inauguration in front of the White House, in Washington, US.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 20, 2021 05:14 PM IST | Edited by Mallika Soni

Kamala Harris formally resigns from US Senate ahead of inauguration

Local media reported that Harris has submitted her letter of resignation to California Governor Gavin Newsom.

US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.(AFP)
Published on Jan 19, 2021 06:03 AM IST

Covid-19 concerns, razor wire and no Trump: An inauguration like no other

Where Washington is normally packed with hundreds of thousands of supporters, celebrities, socialites and lobbyists, the US capital is eerily quiet ahead of Biden's big day, which promises to be a mostly televised celebration of democracy.

US President-elect Joe Biden.(AP)
Published on Jan 18, 2021 08:14 AM IST
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