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Kamala Harris’s sister, step-daughter, niece to deliver speeches to nominate her as VP

Updated on Aug 20, 2020 12:03 AM IST

Kamala Harris, 55, is the first Indian-American to be selected for the second-highest elected office of the United States after that of the president.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris at a campaign event.(Reuters File Photo)
Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris at a campaign event.(Reuters File Photo)
Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Democrats nominate Joe Biden as candidate for US Presidential Elections 2020

Democrats nominate Joe Biden as candidate for US Presidential Elections 2020.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden.(Reuters Photo)
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 12:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Five key takeaways from night 2 of Democratic convention

On the second night of the Democratic National Convention, party leaders tried to blend its past with its future.

Democrats were trying to show that their party tolerates differences in ways that the Republican Party led by President Donald Trump does not.(REUTERS)
Democrats were trying to show that their party tolerates differences in ways that the Republican Party led by President Donald Trump does not.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 07:52 AM IST
Washington | ByAssociated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

19.7 million people watched first night of Democratic convention on 10 TV networks

That number reflected a drop from the 26 million people who watched the first night of the Democratic National Convention in 2016, when Hillary Clinton was the party’s presidential nominee.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 14, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, former US Vice President Joe Biden (R), and vice presidential running mate, US Senator Kamala Harris, sign required documents for receiving the Democratic nomination for President and Vice President, in Wilmington, Delaware.(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 14, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, former US Vice President Joe Biden (R), and vice presidential running mate, US Senator Kamala Harris, sign required documents for receiving the Democratic nomination for President and Vice President, in Wilmington, Delaware.(AFP)
Published on Aug 19, 2020 07:20 AM IST
Reuters | ByReuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders pitch in for Joe Biden, attack Donald Trump

Former first lady, Vermont senator fire opening salvos at online Democratic National Convention

US presidential candidate Joe Biden attends the Democratic National Convention via videoconference from Delaware.(Reuters Photo)
US presidential candidate Joe Biden attends the Democratic National Convention via videoconference from Delaware.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 01:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington/ Milwaukee | ByYashwant Raj and Agencies

Despite US sanctions bid, Iran aims to keep nuclear deal alive until US polls

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has described the next few weeks and months as critical for the nuclear deal.

The United States argues it can trigger the return of the sanctions because it is still named as a participant to the nuclear deal(Reuters File Photo)
The United States argues it can trigger the return of the sanctions because it is still named as a participant to the nuclear deal(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 12:33 AM IST
Dubai/New York | ByReuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

US Postal Service suspends USPS change until after 2020 election

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s announcement follows concerns from Democrats and others over apparent mail slowdowns. They also pointed out that DeJoy was a campaign donor before taking office in June.

Mail-in primary election ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf’s top election official said Friday.((AP File Photo)
Mail-in primary election ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf’s top election official said Friday.((AP File Photo)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 11:34 PM IST
ByBloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Donald Trump ‘wrong president’, says Michelle Obama on Day 1 of Democratic Convention

Politically, Independent Senator Bernie Sanders, who went toe-to-toe with Biden for the nomination in the primaries, was more significant with his appeal for party unity. His reluctance to support Hillary Clinton in 2016 had split the party, with many of his fiercely loyal supporters choosing to sty home.

In this image from video, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday.(AP)
In this image from video, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday.(AP)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 12:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Amid outcry, postmaster general to testify before House

The Postal Service said it has stopped removing mailboxes and mail-sorting machines amid an outcry from lawmakers.

Demonstrators with Shut Down DC protest outside the home of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)
Demonstrators with Shut Down DC protest outside the home of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 12:59 PM IST
Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Kamala Harris calls birther attacks ‘lies’

President Donald Trump has refused to reject a theory floated by the right wing that falsely says Harris is not qualified to run for vice-president, claiming she is not a natural-born citizen as required by US Constitution.

Sen. Kamala Harris, then a U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, listens to a question from the audience during a forum held by gun safety organizations the Giffords group and March For Our Lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, US in October 2, 2019.(Reuters File Photo)
Sen. Kamala Harris, then a U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, listens to a question from the audience during a forum held by gun safety organizations the Giffords group and March For Our Lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, US in October 2, 2019.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 11:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington | ByHT Correspondent

‘Victorious’ Kamala Harris poster springs up in Tamil Nadu, niece shares photo

The poster cropped up days after Kamala Harris was picked by Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, as his running mate in the US election.

Kamala Harris , if elected, would be the first woman vice president ever for the United States.(@meenaharris/Twitter Photo)
Kamala Harris , if elected, would be the first woman vice president ever for the United States.(@meenaharris/Twitter Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 06:45 AM IST
Washington | ByAsian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

White House’s Mark Meadows says he accepts Kamala Harris eligible for vice president

When asked about Trump’s promotion of the conspiracy theory about her, Harris said in an interview released Sunday that she and Biden fully expect Trump and his campaign to engage in “lies” and “deception” in a bid to beat Democrats in the November 3 election.

Kamala Harris, 55, was born in Oakland, California, making her a natural-born US citizen and eligible to be president if Biden were unable to serve a full term.(AP Photo)
Kamala Harris, 55, was born in Oakland, California, making her a natural-born US citizen and eligible to be president if Biden were unable to serve a full term.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 03:53 AM IST
Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Nomination of Kamala Harris as Biden’s VP evokes mixed response among Indian Americans

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden scripted history on Wednesday by selecting 55-year-old Harris, an Indian-American and an African-American, as his running mate in the election on November 3.

Born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, California Senator Harris, if elected, would be the first woman vice president ever for the country.(REUTERS)
Born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, California Senator Harris, if elected, would be the first woman vice president ever for the country.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 16, 2020 02:25 PM IST
Houston | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Biden administration to place US-India ties on ‘high priority’; will not tolerate cross-border terrorism in South Asia

Joe Biden played a lead role, both as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and as the Vice President, in systematically deepening the US’ strategic engagement, people-to-people ties, and collaboration with India on global challenges, the campaign said.

On the rising tide of hate and bigotry on India Americans, Biden will “enact legislation prohibiting someone convicted of a hate crime from purchasing or possessing a firearm.”(AP Photo)
On the rising tide of hate and bigotry on India Americans, Biden will “enact legislation prohibiting someone convicted of a hate crime from purchasing or possessing a firearm.”(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 08:25 AM IST
Washington | ByAsian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Kamala Harris recounts childhood India visits, long walks with grandfather

Speaking during an event by ‘South Asians of Biden’, Harris extended wishes on India’s Independence Day and said Indian and US communities are bound together by so much more than their shared history and culture.

Harris said that her mother, a Tamil Indian-American who became a leading cancer researcher and activist, would take her and sister Maya to India because she wanted her daughters to understand where she had come from.(Reuters Photo)
Harris said that her mother, a Tamil Indian-American who became a leading cancer researcher and activist, would take her and sister Maya to India because she wanted her daughters to understand where she had come from.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 06:14 AM IST
Washington | ByAsian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

US election 2020: Tamil Nadu village in limelight after Kamala Harris’s nomination for US vice-president post

Digital banners have been put up in Tamil Nadu’s Painganadu village wishing Kamala Harris victory in American Presidential elections 2020.

Kamala Harris during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and to avoid the government shut down on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP File Photo)
Kamala Harris during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and to avoid the government shut down on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Aug 15, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Nagapattinam | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

No one will be safe in Joe Biden’s America, Kamala Harris is ‘step worse’: Donald Trump

Donald Trump, in his speech, took a sharp aim at Kamala Harris as being hostile to police, and suggested that she and Joe Biden were at the center of “a left-wing war on cops.”

President Donald Trump speaks during an event Trump National Golf Club on Friday.(AP Photo)
President Donald Trump speaks during an event Trump National Golf Club on Friday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 15, 2020 03:18 PM IST
Washington | ByAsian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

‘Stop playing politics with the virus’: Donald Trump and Joe Biden trade barbs

Trump claimed Biden has been wrong about the coronavirus pandemic at every turn, “ignoring the scientific evidence and putting left-wing politics before facts and evidence.”

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the William
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center in Wilmington.(AP)
Published on Aug 14, 2020 03:29 PM IST
WILMINGTON | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Trump takes refuge of ‘birther conspiracy’ to delegitimise Harris’ nomination

Asked about the matter at the White House, Trump told reporters he had “heard” rumors that Harris, a Black woman and US-born citizen whose parents were immigrants, does not meet the requirement to serve in the White House.

US President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs for the Camp David, Maryland.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs for the Camp David, Maryland.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 11:13 AM IST
Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

‘Do something’: Kamala Harris applauds her mother for inspiring her to join public service

Shyamala Gopalan, who came to the United States from Chennai and because a breast cancer researcher, passed away in 2009.

Senator Kamala Harris.(REUTERS)
Senator Kamala Harris.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 13, 2020 02:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Kamala Harris promises jobs, affordable care act as part of Biden administration

During her speech along side Biden, Harris said the case of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence is open and she has worked every day to hold the officials accountable to the American people.

File photo of Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris(REUTERS)
File photo of Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 09:31 AM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi

Biden raises $26M in 24 hours after Kamala Harris vice president announcement

The campaign hopes the haul is the beginning of a prolific fundraising push in the final stretch before Election Day. Democrats are close to matching, if not surpassing, the massive $300 million cash stockpile President Donald Trump and Republicans reported in July.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, speaks as Senator Kamala Harris, presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee, right, listens during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(Bloomberg)
Former Vice President Joe Biden, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, speaks as Senator Kamala Harris, presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee, right, listens during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(Bloomberg)
Published on Aug 13, 2020 08:51 AM IST
Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Kamala Harris reflects on her Indian and Jamaican parents in first campaign speech

Harris talked about how her parents, Jamaican and Indian immigrants, met while protesting for civil rights in Oakland in the 1960s.

Senator Kamala Harris, presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee, during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(Bloomberg)
Senator Kamala Harris, presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee, during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 07:39 AM IST
Delaware | ByAsian News International | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
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