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Twitter has provided Emhoff with his very own, newly created official 'second gentleman' handle.(Twitter/@SecondGentleman)

Kamala Harris’ husband Doug Emhoff gets first ‘second gentleman’ Twitter handle

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 08:44 PM IST
“Future Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff. Devoted dad. Proud husband to Vice President-elect Harris,” reads the bio of the @SecondGentleman Twitter handle.
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 file photo, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks as she and President-elect Joe Biden introduce their nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, in Wilmington, Del. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, a history-making event in which the first Black, South Asian and female vice president will take her oath of office from the first Latina justice. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 file photo, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks as she and President-elect Joe Biden introduce their nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, in Wilmington, Del. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, a history-making event in which the first Black, South Asian and female vice president will take her oath of office from the first Latina justice. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)(AP)

Kamala Harris to resign from Senate seat on Monday ahead of Inauguration Day

ANI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 08:19 PM IST
Harris has already started the process by notifying California Governor Gavin Newsom.
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US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris adjusts her mask at transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(Reuters)
US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris adjusts her mask at transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(Reuters)

Kamala Harris to be sworn in by Justice Sotomayor at inauguration

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:54 AM IST
This will be the second time Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will take part in an inauguration. She also swore in President-elect Joe Biden as vice president in 2013.
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Covid-19 vaccination drive hit a hurdle on the first day after the Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network (CoWIN) application developed glitches.(ANI | Representational image)
Covid-19 vaccination drive hit a hurdle on the first day after the Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network (CoWIN) application developed glitches.(ANI | Representational image)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Few states report glitches in Co-WIN app

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:44 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times
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This post was shared on January 15. (Instagram/@kamalaharris)
This post was shared on January 15. (Instagram/@kamalaharris)

Kamala Harris shares pics of her college days, says ‘Howard is home’

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:23 PM IST
“Loving these posts and getting to know you better,” read one comment under the share.
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Kamala Harris shared this post on January 13.(Instagram/@kamalaharris)
Kamala Harris shared this post on January 13.(Instagram/@kamalaharris)

Kamala Harris’ touching Instagram post about her mother wins netizens’ hearts

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 06:25 PM IST
“She was all of five feet, but if you ever met her you would think she was seven feet tall,” reads a bit of the text shared by the US Vice President-elect alongside three images.
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US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks after US President-elect Joe Biden nominated their economic and jobs team at The Queen theater January 8, 2021 in Wilmington, Delaware. - Biden and Harris announced on January 8, 2021 the following nominees for their economic and jobs team: for Secretary of Commerce, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo; for Secretary of Labor, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh; for Small Business Administrator, California official Isabel Guzman; and for Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Biden's former counselor Don Graves. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP)(AFP)
US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks after US President-elect Joe Biden nominated their economic and jobs team at The Queen theater January 8, 2021 in Wilmington, Delaware. - Biden and Harris announced on January 8, 2021 the following nominees for their economic and jobs team: for Secretary of Commerce, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo; for Secretary of Labor, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh; for Small Business Administrator, California official Isabel Guzman; and for Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Biden's former counselor Don Graves. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP)(AFP)

'Regardless of colour or gender...': Kamala Harris on gender, racial equality

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 08:52 AM IST
Harris has been vocal about her stand on women's rights and racial equality among other issues since before she was chosen as the running mate of President-elect Joe Biden in the US elections 2020.
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Kamala Harris Vice President-elect is Vogue’s February cover star (Photo: Instagram/VogueMagazine)
Kamala Harris Vice President-elect is Vogue’s February cover star (Photo: Instagram/VogueMagazine)

Kamala Harris cover elicits brickbats and bouquets 

PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 05:13 PM IST
One of the two covers featuring the former California senator, 56, has been in a whirling vortex on social media, with a section of style arbiters stating that the lighting washes her out and that the lackadaisical styling doesn’t befit the country’s first Black woman to be elected vice president
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Many in India seem convinced that an inexorable migration of Indian-Americans toward the Republican Party is taking place. The reality is starkly different(AP)
Many in India seem convinced that an inexorable migration of Indian-Americans toward the Republican Party is taking place. The reality is starkly different(AP)

Biden’s inauguration: Here’s list of Indian-Americans nominated for key roles

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 04:35 PM IST
After the election results were declared in November 2020, Joe Biden named over 20 Indian-Americans to his agency review teams (ARTs), providing a glimpse to his nomination strategy.
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Here are top entertainment news stories.
Here are top entertainment news stories.

Priyanka Chopra pens note on Kamala Harris, Mira wants Shahid to do a dance film

UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 10:27 AM IST
From Priyanka Chopra sharing her excitement for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris ahead of her appointment to Shahid Kapoor asking filmmakers to offer him a film in which he can dance, here are top entertainment news stories.
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US President-elect Joe Biden.(REUTERS)
US President-elect Joe Biden.(REUTERS)

Capitol siege raises security concerns for Joe Biden inaugural

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:53 PM IST
Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take the oath of office from the Capitol’s West Front, one of the very locations where a violent mob overpowered police and stormed the building.
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US President-elect Joe Biden and US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ victory in US elections has been formally certified by the US Congress.(REUTERS)
US President-elect Joe Biden and US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ victory in US elections has been formally certified by the US Congress.(REUTERS)

US Congress certifies Joe Biden, Kamala Harris victory in US elections

By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:22 PM IST
US Congress certifies Joe Biden, Kamala Harris victory in US elections, reports AP
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With 98% reporting, Warnock was ahead of Loeffler by 1.2 percentage points, roughly 50,000 votes, according to Edison Research.(REUTERS)
With 98% reporting, Warnock was ahead of Loeffler by 1.2 percentage points, roughly 50,000 votes, according to Edison Research.(REUTERS)

Democrats on the brink of US Senate control

By Agencies | Atlanta, Atlanta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 05:52 AM IST
Democrats must win both contests to take control of the Senate. A Democratic sweep would create a 50-50 split in the Senate and give vice president-elect Kamala Harris, as president of the Senate, the tie-breaking vote after she and Biden take office on January 20. The party already has a narrow majority in the US House of Representatives.
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Campaign ads for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are seen on a wall near the John Lewis mural the day after the US Senate runoff elections in Atlanta, Georgia, US.(REUTERS)
Campaign ads for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are seen on a wall near the John Lewis mural the day after the US Senate runoff elections in Atlanta, Georgia, US.(REUTERS)

Explainer: How Democrats won Georgia’s two Senate runoffs

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 03:33 AM IST
The two victories will give Democrats control of the Senate for the next two years.
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US President-elect Joe Biden reiterated his desire to see Congress pass another Covid-19 relief bill.(REUTERS)
US President-elect Joe Biden reiterated his desire to see Congress pass another Covid-19 relief bill.(REUTERS)

Joe Biden celebrates Georgia win, looks to a united government

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:02 PM IST
Democrat Warnock has defeated Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, the Associated Press reported, while Democrat Jon Ossoff appeared headed toward victory over Republican Senator David Perdue.
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Democrat Raphael Warnock won the first of two critical runoff elections in Georgia that will decide control of the US Senate at the outset of Joe Biden's presidency.(AFP file)
Democrat Raphael Warnock won the first of two critical runoff elections in Georgia that will decide control of the US Senate at the outset of Joe Biden's presidency.(AFP file)

Democrats win one Georgia runoff election, poised to pick the second

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:14 PM IST
If Democrats secure victories in the two seats, they will wrest control of the Senate from Republicans and complete a trifecta, with the House of Representatives and the White House already in the bag, starting January 20.
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US President-elect Joe Biden campaigns for Democratic US Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock at a rally ahead of runoff elections in Atlanta, Georgia, US on January 4, 2021.(Reuters Photo)
US President-elect Joe Biden campaigns for Democratic US Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock at a rally ahead of runoff elections in Atlanta, Georgia, US on January 4, 2021.(Reuters Photo)

Tight elections unfolding in Georgia with Biden’s agenda, Senate control at stake

By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Atlanta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:48 AM IST
Democrats must win both contests in Georgia to take control of the Senate. A double win for the Democrats would create a 50-50 split in the Senate, giving Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the tie-breaking vote after she and Biden take office on Jan. 20.
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In light of the pandemic, the PIC will produce a virtual parade across America that will be televised for the American people and feature diverse, dynamic performances in communities across the country.(AP)
In light of the pandemic, the PIC will produce a virtual parade across America that will be televised for the American people and feature diverse, dynamic performances in communities across the country.(AP)

Joe Biden’s inauguration to include presidential escort, virtual parade

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 12:56 PM IST
After the official swearing-in ceremony on the West front of the US Capitol, the President-elect, First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff will participate in a Pass in Review on the East front with members of the military.
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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.
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President-elect Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally for Georgia Democratic candidates for US Senate Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Atlanta.(AP)
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally for Georgia Democratic candidates for US Senate Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Atlanta.(AP)

In Georgia, Joe Biden’s presidency meets early defining moment

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Atlanta
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 01:34 PM IST
Two runoffs Tuesday in Georgia will decide which party controls the Senate and, thus, how far the new president can reach legislatively on issues such as the pandemic, health care, taxation, energy and the environment.
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People wait in line during early voting at Chastain Park Gymnasium in Atlanta. Democrat senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are trying to unseat Republican Sens. Loeffler and David Perdue in Jan. 5 runoff elections that will determine which party controls the Senate.(AP)
People wait in line during early voting at Chastain Park Gymnasium in Atlanta. Democrat senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are trying to unseat Republican Sens. Loeffler and David Perdue in Jan. 5 runoff elections that will determine which party controls the Senate.(AP)

A record 3 million early votes cast in Georgia’s US senate runoff races

By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni | Atlanta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 02:52 AM IST
The 3,001,017 early votes amount to 38.8% of all registered voters in the state, according to the US Elections Project. That puts turnout at a record high for a Georgia runoff, exceeding the 2.1 million ballots cast in a 2008 Senate contest.
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2020, file photo President-elect Joe Biden, right, listens as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, left, speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2020, file photo President-elect Joe Biden, right, listens as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, left, speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

‘Also saw America at its best’: Kamala Harris looks back at a ‘difficult’ 2020

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 07:25 AM IST
Harris, the US vice president-elect, took to Twitter expressing optimism that in 2021, ‘we can turn a new chapter in our nation’s history.’
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Earlier this year, Bilkis, popularly known as the Shaheen Bagh Dadi, also featured in the Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of 2020.(Instagram/gal_gadot)
Earlier this year, Bilkis, popularly known as the Shaheen Bagh Dadi, also featured in the Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of 2020.(Instagram/gal_gadot)

Shaheen Bagh’s Bilkis Bano is in Gal Gadot’s list of ‘Personal Wonder Women’

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 04:22 PM IST
The actor, who was recently seen reprising the titular role in “Wonder Woman 1984”, shared a series of pictures on her Instagram page, acknowledging young girls and women from all walks of life across the globe.
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Both Kamala Harris and Joe Biden have been administered the Pfizer/ BioNTech vaccine in the public eye to demonstrate its safety and efficacy(REUTERS)
Both Kamala Harris and Joe Biden have been administered the Pfizer/ BioNTech vaccine in the public eye to demonstrate its safety and efficacy(REUTERS)

Kamala Harris vows to ensure Covid-19 vaccine is distributed ‘equitably and free of charge’

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri | HIndustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:48 PM IST
“As Joe Biden said yesterday, once in office we will ensure that the Covid-19 vaccines are distributed equitably and free of charge—so it doesn’t matter the color of your skin or where you live. If you want a vaccine, you’ll be able to get one.” tweeted Kamala Harris
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Former Pentagon official Kathleen Hicks will serve as the first female deputy defense secretary(Twitter/kath_hicks)
Former Pentagon official Kathleen Hicks will serve as the first female deputy defense secretary(Twitter/kath_hicks)

Biden picks first woman to serve as deputy defense secretary

By Bloomberg | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 08:02 AM IST
Colin Kahl, who served as Biden’s national security adviser when he was vice president, will be nominated for undersecretary of defense for policy.
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The VP-elect also urged people to get vaccinated in their turns and stressed that the vaccination is about saving lives of self, family and the community.(Reuters)
The VP-elect also urged people to get vaccinated in their turns and stressed that the vaccination is about saving lives of self, family and the community.(Reuters)

‘That was easy’: US vice president-elect Kamala Harris gets Moderna Covid-19 vaccine

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 11:20 PM IST
“That was easy!” Harris exclaimed after receiving the shot and thanked the nurse saying that “she barely felt it.” She also thanked UMC for serving the community which she called was “often overlooked.”
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President-elect Joe Biden receives his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware.(AP)
President-elect Joe Biden receives his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware.(AP)

US president-elect Joe Biden receives Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine shot on live television

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Newark, Delaware
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 07:48 AM IST
A Democrat, Biden will inherit the logistical challenges of distributing the vaccine to hundreds of millions of Americans, as well as the task of persuading people who worry its development was rushed for political reasons to take it.
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(AP File Photo)
(AP File Photo)

Biden to get Pfizer vaccine shot on Monday, Harris may get the week after: Official

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 12:28 AM IST
President Donald Trump has said he will take the vaccine, but hasn’t said when. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday declined to set a timeline, or to commit to him getting it while still in office.
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US President-elect Joe Biden during a televised address to the nation, after the US Electoral College formally confirmed his victory over President Donald Trump in the 2020 US presidential election, from Biden's transition headquarters at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, US on December 14, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
US President-elect Joe Biden during a televised address to the nation, after the US Electoral College formally confirmed his victory over President Donald Trump in the 2020 US presidential election, from Biden's transition headquarters at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, US on December 14, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

Joe Biden to take oath outside Capitol amid Covid-19 restrictions

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 12:44 AM IST
After the swearing-in ceremony, Joe Biden will deliver an inaugural address that “lays out his vision to beat the virus, build back better, and bring the country together.”
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A file photo of US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the US Capitol in Washington, DC.(AFP/ FILE)
A file photo of US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the US Capitol in Washington, DC.(AFP/ FILE)

Top Republican breaks with Donald Trump, congratulates Joe Biden

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, DC
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 11:32 PM IST
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris on their election win, a day after their victory was cemented by an electoral college vote
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