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Pakistan PM Imran Khan said the whole of India is in the grip of an extremist ideology that is threatening the very fabric of Indian society.(Reuters File Photo)

Imran Khan, Bernie Sanders attack India over Kashmir issue

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2019 02:44 AM IST
Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders also expressed concern over the current conditions in Kashmir, terming it “unacceptable”, a media report said on Sunday.
US Senator Bernie Sanders, who is running for the Democratic nomination for the White House, on Saturday called for the Trump administration to “speak out boldly” in support of human rights in Kashmir.(Reuters Image)
US Senator Bernie Sanders, who is running for the Democratic nomination for the White House, on Saturday called for the Trump administration to “speak out boldly” in support of human rights in Kashmir.(Reuters Image)

US senator urges Trump admin to ‘speak out boldly’ on Kashmir

Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 10:36 PM IST
The senator was Addressing the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America, the largest organization representing muslims of north America.
The congresswoman is the first Hindu ever elected to US congress and to run for the White House and has been close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(AFP file photo)
The congresswoman is the first Hindu ever elected to US congress and to run for the White House and has been close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(AFP file photo)

Tulsi Gabbard likely to miss next debate, White House chances dim

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 08:00 AM IST
Though Tulsi Gabbard made it to the first two debates and did reasonably well in both, she struggled to find traction and never did break into the top league that has been dominated thus far by former vice-president Joe Biden, Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.
US Senator Kamala Harris is going into the second Democratic presidential debates starting Tuesday(AP File Photo)
US Senator Kamala Harris is going into the second Democratic presidential debates starting Tuesday(AP File Photo)

Second debate to be make or break for Kamala Harris

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 11:29 PM IST
Harris and Biden are expected to square off again, as the former vice-president’s campaign signalled on Monday with a stinging attack on the senator’s health care plan.
Kamala Harris had entered the race as a frontrunner posting the highest first 24-hour collection of donations of the race till then. But, was soon overtaken by Bernie Sanders, and occasionally by others such as former Congressman Beto O’Rourke and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.(AFP PHOTO.)
Kamala Harris had entered the race as a frontrunner posting the highest first 24-hour collection of donations of the race till then. But, was soon overtaken by Bernie Sanders, and occasionally by others such as former Congressman Beto O’Rourke and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.(AFP PHOTO.)

After her take-down of Biden, Indian-American Kamala Harris leaps to No 2 slot

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 08:08 PM IST
The first-time senator from California, whose father is black and mother Indian, had confronted Biden on his history of opposition to busing as a racial desegregation tool in the 1970s and 80s and his recent remarks portraying himself as a unifier who could even work with leading segregationists of the time.
Democratic presidential hopeful US Senator for California Kamala Harris, whose father is black and mother Indian, went on to say she was among those who was bused, the practice of transporting students to schools outside their residential districts to end racial segregation in the 1970s and 80s.(AFP PHOTO.)
Democratic presidential hopeful US Senator for California Kamala Harris, whose father is black and mother Indian, went on to say she was among those who was bused, the practice of transporting students to schools outside their residential districts to end racial segregation in the 1970s and 80s.(AFP PHOTO.)

Senators Kamala Harris, Joe Biden clash at second Democratic debate

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 10:53 PM IST
Biden had recently said, in an effort to portray himself as a unifier who can work with political rivals to get things done, that as a US senator he had even worked with those two senators to get things done. He has been under fire from his rivals since, one of whom had demanded he should apologize.
This will be Joe Biden’s third shot at the US presidency, failing to clear the primaries in both the earlier attempts.(AP PHOTO)
This will be Joe Biden’s third shot at the US presidency, failing to clear the primaries in both the earlier attempts.(AP PHOTO)

Former Vice President Biden likely to announce presidential run next week

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 10:30 PM IST
Biden is the current frontrunner among Democrats, leading the 18 hopefuls already in the poll in nearly every poll, and by a wide margin.
Senator Kamala Harris also released her returns on Monday. And others in the fray for the party’s presidential nomination, the largest Democratic field yet, are expected to follow in the coming days and weeks.(AFP FILE PHOTO)
Senator Kamala Harris also released her returns on Monday. And others in the fray for the party’s presidential nomination, the largest Democratic field yet, are expected to follow in the coming days and weeks.(AFP FILE PHOTO)

Bernie Sanders releases tax returns, he is a millionaire

Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 08:54 PM IST
Sanders released his tax returns Monday that showed a gross adjusted family income — filing jointly with wife Jane Sanders — of $1.14 million in 2017 and $1.06 million in 2016, jumping up sharply from $240,610 in 2015, the year before his first run for the presidential ticket.
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday accused President Donald Trump of betraying the working people who put him in office and challenged him to deny federal contracts to General Motors until the company reopens shuttered plants.(REUTERS)
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday accused President Donald Trump of betraying the working people who put him in office and challenged him to deny federal contracts to General Motors until the company reopens shuttered plants.(REUTERS)

Sanders pitches a tougher line than Trump on GM closures

Pittsburgh | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 03:45 PM IST
Trump has assailed the company for shutting its small-car factory in Lordstown, in a politically important state, complaining about the company’s leadership and a local union leader while seldom mentioning the other US factories that GM plans to close.
Once again an Indian election is taking place without any clear dividing line between Left and Right(Hindustan Times)
Once again an Indian election is taking place without any clear dividing line between Left and Right(Hindustan Times)

Quality over quantity in politics and government

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2019 08:57 AM IST
Does India need a committed socialist or a committed capitalist with an ambitious vision? Most readers of this column would probably say India has had more than enough of committed socialism
Beto O’Rourke has raised $6.1 million 24 hours after announcing his run for the Democratic presidential nomination, surpassing rival contenders Bernie Sanders ($5.9 million) and Kamala Harris ($1.5 million) and all others.(AP)
Beto O’Rourke has raised $6.1 million 24 hours after announcing his run for the Democratic presidential nomination, surpassing rival contenders Bernie Sanders ($5.9 million) and Kamala Harris ($1.5 million) and all others.(AP)

Beto O’Rourke’s day 1 collection beats all Democrats in 2020 White House race

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 10:08 AM IST
Beto O’Rourke has raised $6.1 million 24 hours after announcing his run for the Democratic presidential nomination, surpassing rival contenders Bernie Sanders ($5.9 million) and Kamala Harris ($1.5 million) and all others.
Bernie Sanders has joined an already crowded Democratic presidential race(AP)
Bernie Sanders has joined an already crowded Democratic presidential race(AP)

Socialism has returned to US politics

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 11:05 AM IST
For the first time in decades polls show that a majority of Democrats have faith in “socialism” over “capitalism”
Faiz Shakir, who was born to immigrants from Pakistan, was the national political director with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU),(Bloomberg)
Faiz Shakir, who was born to immigrants from Pakistan, was the national political director with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU),(Bloomberg)

US senator Bernie Sanders picks Pakistani American Faiz Shakir to run presidential campaign

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2019 03:38 PM IST
The appointment shot to the top of US politics news, hailing Shakir as the first Muslim, the first Pakistani American in other words, to hold a position of the campaign manager of the presidential campaign ever.
Bernie Sanders(AP file photo)
Bernie Sanders(AP file photo)

Bernie Sanders joins 2020 race, to defeat ‘racist’ Donald Trump

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 10:50 PM IST
Sanders is an independent senator from Vermont who tends to caucus with Democrats. He lost the 2016 primaries to Hillary Clinton, who, in turn, lost to Donald Trump, a Republican, in a stunning upset.
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