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Violent rioters, loyal to Donald Trump, storm the Capitol in Washington.(AP / File)

Fallout from riot, coronavirus leaves toxic mood on Capitol Hill

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2021 06:54 PM IST
  • One newer congresswoman said it’s “heartbreaking” to see what has become of the institution she cherished, in the country she has taken an oath to defend from enemies foreign and domestic.
Prosecutors have brought charges against more than 250 people so far in the attack, including conspiracy, assault, civil disorder and obstruction of an official proceeding (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)(AP)
Prosecutors have brought charges against more than 250 people so far in the attack, including conspiracy, assault, civil disorder and obstruction of an official proceeding (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)(AP)

Capitol rioters tell court Donald Trump 'summoned' them to instigate Jan 6 riots

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 07:22 PM IST
  • While experts say blaming Trump may not get their clients off the hook, it may help at sentencing when they ask the judge for leniency.
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo rioters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. Congress is set to hear from former security officials about what went wrong at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. That's when when a violent mob laid siege to the Capitol and interrupted the counting of electoral votes. Three of the four testifying Tuesday resigned under pressure immediately after the attack, including the former head of the Capitol Police. Much is still unknown about the attack, and lawmakers are demanding answers. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo rioters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. Congress is set to hear from former security officials about what went wrong at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. That's when when a violent mob laid siege to the Capitol and interrupted the counting of electoral votes. Three of the four testifying Tuesday resigned under pressure immediately after the attack, including the former head of the Capitol Police. Much is still unknown about the attack, and lawmakers are demanding answers. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)(AP)

US Capitol Police was 'quickly overwhelmed' during riots, acting chief says

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 03:08 PM IST
More than 200 people have been charged so far for their roles in the riot, including some with ties to far-right fringe groups
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in an addresses in Kolkata. (PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in an addresses in Kolkata. (PTI)

News updates from HT: BJP replicating Tripura model in poll-bound Bengal

UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 08:55 PM IST
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But even with the help from the rioters themselves, investigators must still work rigorously to link the images to the vandalism and suspects to the acts on January 6
But even with the help from the rioters themselves, investigators must still work rigorously to link the images to the vandalism and suspects to the acts on January 6

'This is me': Rioters flaunt involvement in Capitol siege on social media

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 02:58 PM IST
'Their total lack of concern over getting caught and their friends' willingness to turn them in has helped authorities charge about 150 people as of Monday with federal crimes. In dozens of cases, Trump supporters downright flaunted their activity on social media on the day of the insurrection.
Members of the National Guard march towards the US Capitol in Washington, DC(Bloomberg)
Members of the National Guard march towards the US Capitol in Washington, DC(Bloomberg)

Biden administration launches inter-agency review of domestic extremism

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:00 PM IST
Biden admin launches inter-agency review of domestic extremism
U.S. National Guard members stand near the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington. (Reuters file photo)
U.S. National Guard members stand near the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington. (Reuters file photo)

US rioters sought to 'capture and assassinate' lawmakers at Capitol: Prosecutors

AFP |
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 04:24 PM IST
The filing, submitted by Justice Department lawyers late Thursday, sought the detention of Jacob Chansley of Arizona, the QAnon conspiracy theorist pictured in the riot dressed as a horned shaman at the desk of Vice President Mike Pence.
Police tape is seen at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 14, 2021, ahead of next week�s presidential inauguration of Joe Biden. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)(AFP)
Police tape is seen at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 14, 2021, ahead of next week�s presidential inauguration of Joe Biden. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)(AFP)

Washington made a fortress for inauguration after US Capitol riot

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:40 PM IST
The week before Joe Biden’s inauguration, downtown Washington looks like a city preparing for war.
An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington, January 6, 2021. (REUTERS)
An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington, January 6, 2021. (REUTERS)

Explainer: Who's been charged in the deadly Capitol siege?

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 07:41 PM IST
Officials predict hundreds of criminal cases will ultimately be filed and said they are considering sedition charges against some of the rioters.
Sal Gonzalez places flowers at a memorial to honor slain Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick on the west side of the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2021. REUTERS/Allison Shelley(REUTERS)
Sal Gonzalez places flowers at a memorial to honor slain Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick on the west side of the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2021. REUTERS/Allison Shelley(REUTERS)

Republicans face growing corporate backlash after Capitol assault

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 06:12 AM IST
Some corporate donors, which typically spread their money widely around Capitol Hill, are re-assessing their strategy after supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the Capitol last week in an effort to prevent Congress from formalizing Biden's victory.
“Big protest in D.C. on January 6th,” Trump tweeted a week before Christmas. “Be there, will be wild!”(Reuters)
“Big protest in D.C. on January 6th,” Trump tweeted a week before Christmas. “Be there, will be wild!”(Reuters)

Who were they? Records reveal Trump fans who stormed Capitol

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 10:39 PM IST
The insurrectionist mob that showed up at the president’s behest and stormed the US Capitol was overwhelmingly made up of longtime Trump supporters.
Nancy Pelosi stated in the letter that lawmakers have taken an oath of office to defend democracy(REUTERS)
Nancy Pelosi stated in the letter that lawmakers have taken an oath of office to defend democracy(REUTERS)

Nancy Pelosi urges Democrats to return to DC amid Trump's impeachment calls

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 07:27 PM IST
In a "Dear Colleague" letter sent to Democratic members on Saturday, Pelosi wrote: "We will be proceeding with meetings with Members and Constitutional experts and others. I continue to welcome your comments. I urge you to be prepared to return to Washington this week."
Police officers stand guard as supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington.(REUTERS)
Police officers stand guard as supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington.(REUTERS)

Teachers help students make sense of violence at US Capitol

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 02:49 PM IST
  • Social studies teachers nationwide set aside lesson plans this week to help young people make sense of the scenes of the violent siege in Washington by supporters of President Donald Trump.
What other, newer democracies find relatively easy — conducting an election, the counting of votes, the peaceful transition of power — seems to have befuddled the US. There can be and must not be any normalisation of gross prejudice or violence(AP)
What other, newer democracies find relatively easy — conducting an election, the counting of votes, the peaceful transition of power — seems to have befuddled the US. There can be and must not be any normalisation of gross prejudice or violence(AP)

After anarchy in the US, reimagining the middle ground

UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 07:53 PM IST
Governments have to learn how to engage with those who did not vote for them. Citizens have to learn how to converse amidst ideological divisions
“His comments directly led to the violence, and so far he has failed to condemn that violence and that is completely wrong,” said Patel.(AP file photo)
“His comments directly led to the violence, and so far he has failed to condemn that violence and that is completely wrong,” said Patel.(AP file photo)

Trump’s comments directly led to violence, says UK’s Priti Patel

London | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 09:18 PM IST
The senior Cabinet minister told the BBC that it was the outgoing President’s words that fuelled the violence and accused Trump of doing nothing “de-escalate that”.
Trump’s response to the violence underscored his monthslong obsession with trying to overturn the results of the election, spending the final days of his presidency angrily stewing and lashing out at Republicans for perceived disloyalty.(Reuters Photo)
Trump’s response to the violence underscored his monthslong obsession with trying to overturn the results of the election, spending the final days of his presidency angrily stewing and lashing out at Republicans for perceived disloyalty.(Reuters Photo)

Donald Trump says his term is ending, transition will be orderly

Washington | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:31 PM IST
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” Trump said in a statement posted to Twitter by aides. His personal account was locked by the social media company for posting messages that appeared to justify the assault on the seat of the nation’s democracy.
Police officers stand guard as supporters of Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol building in Washington, on Wednesday.(Reuters Photo)
Police officers stand guard as supporters of Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol building in Washington, on Wednesday.(Reuters Photo)

Building, location and importance: US Capitol Hill fast facts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 10:11 AM IST
The scenes that Americans are accustomed to watching in distant lands, played out in their own backyard - at the Capitol Hill - as supporters of Donald Trump pushed through police barricades and broke windows.
Republican senator Thom Tillis’ office had stated that it “would apply only to commercial, for-profit streaming piracy services.”(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Republican senator Thom Tillis’ office had stated that it “would apply only to commercial, for-profit streaming piracy services.”(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

US Covid-19 relief bill has new law providing for up to 10 years in prison for illegal streaming

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 09:16 PM IST
Earlier this month, Senator Thom Tillis introduced the ‘Protecting Lawful Streaming Act’ which severely punishes streamers who pirate large amounts of copyrighted content.
US President Donald Trump listens during a roundtable meeting before a White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative executive order signing ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)
US President Donald Trump listens during a roundtable meeting before a White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative executive order signing ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)

Ready or not: Election costs soar in prep for coronavirus voting

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2020 05:33 PM IST
Covid-related worries are bringing demands for steps to make sure elections just four months away are safe. But long-promised federal aid to help cash-starved states cope is stalled on Capitol Hill.
A bipartisan duo of US lawmakers on Wednesday urged the Trump administration delay the termination of zero-tariff trade benefits for India till after election to make room for discussions.(REUTERS)
A bipartisan duo of US lawmakers on Wednesday urged the Trump administration delay the termination of zero-tariff trade benefits for India till after election to make room for discussions.(REUTERS)

US lawmakers ask for GSP talks to be held after elections

Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 07:51 AM IST
George Holding, the other lawmaker who is the Republican co-chair of the House India caucus, said he has been in touch with the US trade representative Robert Lighthizer on GSP talks.
The US House of Representatives adjourned Friday without Congress passing a spending deal, assuring a partial government shutdown at midnight as President Donald Trump and lawmakers remain at odds over border wall funding.(Bloomberg)
The US House of Representatives adjourned Friday without Congress passing a spending deal, assuring a partial government shutdown at midnight as President Donald Trump and lawmakers remain at odds over border wall funding.(Bloomberg)

4 lakh staff will go without pay, 3.8 lakh ‘on leave’ as US shutdown begins

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 11:20 AM IST
The impasse came after Trump threw a wrench into the works earlier in the week by refusing to agree to a short-term funding deal cut by Democratic and Republican senators because it did not include the USD 5 billion for his border wall.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill , Washington on April 10, 2018.(AFP)
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill , Washington on April 10, 2018.(AFP)

Zuckerberg, his suits, and his hearings on Capitol Hill

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2018 07:48 PM IST
Thirty-three-year-old Zuckerberg is a carefree dresser or a consciously careful one, depending on which side you are of the #DeleteFacebook divide.
US House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan at a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 11, 2018.(Bloomberg)
US House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan at a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 11, 2018.(Bloomberg)

Paul Ryan, second in line for US presidency, to not seek re-election

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 01:31 AM IST
Ryan, 48, is the senior-most Republican on Capitol Hill and has been often seen as a stabilising presence in the turbulence brought to the party by Donald Trump.
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