[

biden

]
US President-elect Joe Biden speaks to mediapersons.(REUTERS)

President-elect Biden to release every available dose of Covid-19 vaccine: Report

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:53 PM IST
A spokesperson from the Biden transition team said that Joe Biden wants ensure that all Americans who need vaccines get access to it as soon as possible.
Close
Democratic US Senate candidates Raphael Warnock (left) and Jon Ossoff are on course to victory in the key Georgia runoff elections.(Reuters)
Democratic US Senate candidates Raphael Warnock (left) and Jon Ossoff are on course to victory in the key Georgia runoff elections.(Reuters)

Dems poised to take Senate as Congress meets to certify Biden win

By Yashwant Raj , Edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:05 PM IST
US Congress will hold a joint session later in the day to grant one final certification to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Close
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.
Close
US President-elect Joe Biden gestures to retired US General Lloyd Austin speak after Biden announced Austin as his nominee to be defense secretary at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(REUTERS)
US President-elect Joe Biden gestures to retired US General Lloyd Austin speak after Biden announced Austin as his nominee to be defense secretary at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(REUTERS)

Congressional ‘gangs’ show Biden what’s possible, and not

By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New York
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 11:06 AM IST
Day after day, night after night, the gang of a dozen or so senators met over pizza and Zoom calls, hammering out a framework for a $900 billion-plus COVID-19 virus aid and economic relief package.
Close
External affairs minister S Jaishankar said a lot of discussions had taken place over the proposed trade deal.(PTI File Photo)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar said a lot of discussions had taken place over the proposed trade deal.(PTI File Photo)

Hope to have serious discussions on trade issues with Biden administration: Jaishankar

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 11:43 PM IST
Participating in an interactive session at the annual general meeting of industry body FICCI, Jaishankar said the US economy was largely a “complementary” one and that there was “no fundamental clash of interests” between the two sides though there are some areas of overlap.
Close
US President-elect Joe Biden announces nominees and appointees to serve on his health and coronavirus response teams during a news conference at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, on December 8.(Reuters)
US President-elect Joe Biden announces nominees and appointees to serve on his health and coronavirus response teams during a news conference at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, on December 8.(Reuters)

Supreme Court dismisses GOP lawsuit; Biden names Austin as defence secretary

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:29 PM IST
Austin will become the first Black person to lead the Pentagon if he is confirmed by Senate. Announcing the nomination, Biden said Austin had shown “exemplary leadership, character, and command”.
Close
Joe Biden campaigned little in person, even less in rural areas.(REUTERS)
Joe Biden campaigned little in person, even less in rural areas.(REUTERS)

Biden’s win hides a dire warning for Democrats in rural US

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Des Moines, Iowa
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 07:03 PM IST
Though Democrats’ rural woes aren’t new, they now heap pressure on Biden to begin reversing the trend.
Close
The social media companies’ CEOs rebuffed accusations of anti-conservative bias at a Senate hearing last month.(REUTERS)
The social media companies’ CEOs rebuffed accusations of anti-conservative bias at a Senate hearing last month.(REUTERS)

For Big Tech, Biden brings a new era but no ease in scrutiny

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 07:12 PM IST
Twitter has found itself in frequent run-ins with lawmakers over its policies for moderating content on its platform. And companies have seen their political support in Congress erode.
Close
Trump is doing little to make his fellow Republicans’ course any easier.(AP)
Trump is doing little to make his fellow Republicans’ course any easier.(AP)

In Georgia, Republicans juggle Biden win and Trump loyalties

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Gainesville, Georgia
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:57 PM IST
So far, Georgia Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, along with a gaggle of GOP power players right up to Vice President Mike Pence, seem to want it both ways. Some Trump loyalists insist that’s not enough.
Close
The picks for national security and foreign policy posts include former Secretary of State John Kerry.(AP)
The picks for national security and foreign policy posts include former Secretary of State John Kerry.(AP)

Biden set to formally introduce his national security team

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Wilmington
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 10:42 PM IST
Biden’s emerging Cabinet marks a return to a more traditional approach to governing, relying on veteran policymakers with deep expertise and strong relationships in Washington and global capitals.
Close
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks during a joint press conference in Berlin.(AP)
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks during a joint press conference in Berlin.(AP)

Europe hopes for reset, end to ‘damage control’ under Biden

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Berlin
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 07:28 PM IST
Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump has been greeted with relief in Europe, where differences with the outgoing administration ranged from trade tensions to defense spending, relations with China and how to handle Iran’s nuclear program.
Close
Pompeo is scheduled to travel to Saudi Arabia late Sunday to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.(REUTERS)
Pompeo is scheduled to travel to Saudi Arabia late Sunday to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.(REUTERS)

Pompeo touts Iran policy in Gulf ahead of Biden presidency

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Dubai
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 09:44 PM IST
Although Pompeo has not taken questions from US-based reporters traveling with him over the past 10 days, he sat down with the Saudi-owned broadcaster Al-Arabiya in Dubai for brief televised remarks Sunday.
Close
There’s a belief that Biden will repair ties and coordinate China policy with traditional US allies(REUTERS)
There’s a belief that Biden will repair ties and coordinate China policy with traditional US allies(REUTERS)

China wants a reset with Biden, but won’t change its approach

By Manoj Kewalramani
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 08:28 PM IST
Beijing has been watching the unfolding political drama in the United States (US) with a sense of cautious optimism
Close
According to US media reports, Susan Rice is considered as the frontrunner for secretary of state.(File photo)
According to US media reports, Susan Rice is considered as the frontrunner for secretary of state.(File photo)

US Election 2020: Know the top contenders for Secretary of State in Biden Administration

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 03:02 PM IST
Biden-Harris transition team will soon announce the nominations for some of the top jobs in the federal government, including US State Secretary, a position currently held by Mike Pompeo.
Close
The US media has projected Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election held on November 3.(AP)
The US media has projected Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election held on November 3.(AP)

Biden will prioritise defence and security partnership with India, says Obama-era official

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Washington
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 12:44 PM IST
Biden’s election campaign website speaks on partnering with India to support rules-based international order in the Indo-Pacific region.
Close
Klain has been highly critical of Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.(Reuters)
Klain has been highly critical of Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.(Reuters)

Ron Klain: Biden’s pick for White House Chief of Staff served as ‘Ebola Czar’

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 12:22 PM IST
Klain is neither a doctor nor a public health expert but his stint as the White House Ebola Response Coordinator during the Obama administration helped avert a wider health catastrophe.
Close
US President-elect Joe Biden speaks on November 10 in Wilmington, Delaware.(AP)
US President-elect Joe Biden speaks on November 10 in Wilmington, Delaware.(AP)

America is back, Biden tells world leaders

By Yashwant Raj | Edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 01:47 AM IST
The US president-elect said Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the election was an “embarrassment, quite frankly” and it “won’t help his legacy”.
Close
President- elect Joe Biden and vice president elect Kamala Harris celebrate outside the Chase Center after Biden won the 2020 US Presidential elections.(Reuters)
President- elect Joe Biden and vice president elect Kamala Harris celebrate outside the Chase Center after Biden won the 2020 US Presidential elections.(Reuters)

Biden and Harris gear up for transition, list plans for key issues on updated website

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 02:50 PM IST
The Biden-Harris team has updated its website to showcase four policy areas the incoming administration will prioritise.
Close
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden exchange points during their first presidential debate.(AP)
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden exchange points during their first presidential debate.(AP)

Donald Trump and Joe Biden intensify their election campaigns

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni | Washington
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 10:03 AM IST
On Friday, Trump addressed three rallies in battle ground States of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota which the president hopes to wrest from the Democrats after several decades.
Close
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and US President Donald Trump.(AFP file)
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and US President Donald Trump.(AFP file)

That’s no way to talk about friends: Biden chides Trump over ‘filthy’ India

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 07:47 PM IST
During an exchange at their final presidential debate on Thursday, Trump had sought to defend his record on climate crisis and his decision to exit the Paris Accord, alleging the global agreement was partial to India, China and Russia that were more polluting.
Close
The social media company will no longer remove hacked material unless it’s directly shared by hackers or those working with them(AP)
The social media company will no longer remove hacked material unless it’s directly shared by hackers or those working with them(AP)

Twitter changes hacked content rules after Joe Biden story furor

By Associated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 05:52 PM IST
Twitter initially responded by banning users from sharing links to the article in tweets and direct messages because it violated the company’s policy prohibiting hacked content.
Close
In this combination of file photos, former US vice president Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington and US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington. Trump suggested Tuesday that his Democratic opponent Joe Biden has taken drugs to improve his performance in debates.(AP Photo)
In this combination of file photos, former US vice president Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington and US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington. Trump suggested Tuesday that his Democratic opponent Joe Biden has taken drugs to improve his performance in debates.(AP Photo)

Trump accuses Biden of taking performance-enhancing substance: Report

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Meenakshi Ray | Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 07:43 PM IST
Trump, who is well behind in the polls, initially insinuated during a Fox News interview that “something was strange” with what he saw as Biden’s improvement during the Democratic primary season debates.
Close
Democratic presidential hopefuls Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (R) and Former Vice President Joe Biden (R) participate during the third Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision at Texas Southern University in Houston.(AFP)
Democratic presidential hopefuls Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (R) and Former Vice President Joe Biden (R) participate during the third Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision at Texas Southern University in Houston.(AFP)

Bernie Sanders accuses Joe Biden of distorting ‘Medicare for All’ plan

By Associated Press | Carson City
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 12:22 PM IST
Campaigning in the early caucus state of Nevada, the 78-year-old Vermont senator said one of the things that “disturbed” him about Thursday’s debate was that he was hoping “to have a serious discussion about the health care crisis in America.”
Close
Former Vice President and one of the Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden.(AFP PHOTO.)
Former Vice President and one of the Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden.(AFP PHOTO.)

To stem slide in polls, Biden apologises for remarks on segregationist lawmakers

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 10:28 PM IST
Harris had attacked Biden pointedly on the issue of working with segregationists and also accused him of opposing busing, a desegregation tool in the 1970s and 80s, at the party’s presidential debate on June 27, rendering the most severe blow yet to his invincibility as a frontrunner with a double-digit lead over everyone else in the polls.
Close
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

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
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.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved