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US VP Harris tests Covid negative after exposure to staff member

Harris’s office said she took a PCR test on Friday morning and none of the virus was detected. She and her husband Doug Emhoff also took rapid antigen tests which were negative.
US Vice President Kamala Harris was tested on Wednesday and found not to have virus at the time.(Bloomberg)
US Vice President Kamala Harris was tested on Wednesday and found not to have virus at the time.(Bloomberg)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 02:45 AM IST
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US Vice President Kamala Harris lists her 'biggest failure' since taking office

After taking over the Oval Office in January, US President Joe Biden asked Kamala Harris to become a champion of voting rights even as the passage of any such legislation in Congress remains a remote prospect. She has been handed over the job of resolving the migration crisis at the southern border.
Vice President Kamala Harris, wearing a face mask speaks, with firefighters while visiting the Los Angeles Fire Department Station on Friday.(AP Photo)
Vice President Kamala Harris, wearing a face mask speaks, with firefighters while visiting the Los Angeles Fire Department Station on Friday.(AP Photo)
Published on Dec 25, 2021 12:57 PM IST
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Kamala Harris tests negative for Covid after staffer tests positive: White House

  • An antigen test that Harris received Wednesday morning as part of regular testing and a PCR test after being notified of the staffer's case both came back negative, the White House said.
An antigen test that Harris received Wednesday morning as part of regular testing and a PCR test after being notified of the staffer's case both came back negative, the White House said.(AP / File Photo)
An antigen test that Harris received Wednesday morning as part of regular testing and a PCR test after being notified of the staffer's case both came back negative, the White House said.(AP / File Photo)
Published on Dec 23, 2021 04:48 AM IST
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Is Kamala Harris getting sidelined in Biden administration? What we know so far

  • Symone Sanders’ is the latest departure from Kamala Harris’ office amid growing concerns of the vice president’s communication strategy and reports of her getting sidelined in the administration.
The early exits come at a time when US vice president Kamala Harris is facing two challenging missions.(AFP)
The early exits come at a time when US vice president Kamala Harris is facing two challenging missions.(AFP)
Published on Dec 04, 2021 07:25 AM IST
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Checkup finds Biden fit for duty; Kamala Harris briefly in power

  • Kamala Harris, the first woman, first Black person and first person of South Asian descent to be vice president, was — for one hour and 25 minutes — acting president while Biden was under anesthesia.
US President Joe Biden (L) and US Vice President Kamala Harris.(AFP)
US President Joe Biden (L) and US Vice President Kamala Harris.(AFP)
Published on Nov 20, 2021 06:54 AM IST
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Kamala Harris to get US presidential powers for a brief moment. Here's why

Biden drove early Friday to the medical center in the Washington suburbs for his first routine physical exam as president. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden would be under anesthesia during the procedure and would transfer power to Harris.
Washington: Vice President Kamala Harris waves as she departs after speaking at the Tribal Nations Summit in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, (AP / File Photo)
Washington: Vice President Kamala Harris waves as she departs after speaking at the Tribal Nations Summit in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, (AP / File Photo)
Published on Nov 19, 2021 09:11 PM IST
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Biden, Kamala Harris extend Diwali greetings 'from the People's House to yours'

"May the light of Diwali remind us that from darkness there is knowledge, wisdom, and truth. From division, unity. From despair, hope. To Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists celebrating in America and around the world — from the People’s House to yours, happy Diwali," Biden tweeted.
Happy Diwali from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' family to the world. 
Happy Diwali from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' family to the world. 
Published on Nov 04, 2021 08:47 PM IST
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US Vice President Kamala Harris gets Covid-19 booster shot

  • Kamala Harris received her third dose of the Moderna vaccine at the White House and encouraged everyone to get the booster "when you are eligible."
Administering White House medical staff wipes the arm of Vice President Kamala Harris as she is prepared to receive her Moderna Covid-19 vaccine booster shot at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, in Washington, on October 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)(AP)
Administering White House medical staff wipes the arm of Vice President Kamala Harris as she is prepared to receive her Moderna Covid-19 vaccine booster shot at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, in Washington, on October 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)(AP)
Published on Oct 30, 2021 10:57 PM IST
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In pics: PM Modi, Joe Biden hold bilateral meeting at White House

Joe Biden hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Oval Office in the White House for the first in-person bilateral meeting. PM Modi said in his opening remarks that the bilateral summit was important and seeds have been sown for an even stronger friendship between India and the US.(PTI) 13
Joe Biden hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Oval Office in the White House for the first in-person bilateral meeting. PM Modi said in his opening remarks that the bilateral summit was important and seeds have been sown for an even stronger friendship between India and the US.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 25, 2021 10:53 AM IST
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Harris calls upon Pak to act against terrorists on its soil

  • Harris’s remarks came during her meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that lasted over an hour and “reflected warmth and cordiality”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with USA Vice President Kamala Harris during a Bilateral Meeting, in Washington DC.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with USA Vice President Kamala Harris during a Bilateral Meeting, in Washington DC.(PTI)
Published on Sep 25, 2021 02:33 AM IST
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‘Met to reaffirm strategic partnership…’: US VP Harris on talks with PM Modi

The two leaders held their first in-person interaction as part of PM Modi's ongoing visit to the United States.
PM Modi and US vice president Kamala Harris (twitter/com/narendramodi)
PM Modi and US vice president Kamala Harris (twitter/com/narendramodi)
Published on Sep 24, 2021 09:29 PM IST
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What PM Modi gifted to Kamala Harris, other Quad leaders

Modi also gifted Harris a 'gulabi meenakari' chess set, the craft of which is closely associated with Kashi or Varanasi, one of the oldest cities of the world and the prime minister's Lok Sabha constituency.
What PM Modi gifted to Kamala Harris, other Quad leaders(ANI)
What PM Modi gifted to Kamala Harris, other Quad leaders(ANI)
Updated on Sep 24, 2021 07:27 PM IST
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Pakistan remains a problem for US and China for Japan and Australia

US vice president Kamala Harris raised the issue of the threat posed to India and theUS by Pakistan based terror groups, but Washington is in a quandary over Islamabad’s use to handle Taliban for the stability of Afghanistan.
While Pakistan dominated the conversation with VP Harris, China was the flavour of PM Modi’s bilateral meetings with PM Yoshihide Suga and PM Scott Morrison. (File Photo)
While Pakistan dominated the conversation with VP Harris, China was the flavour of PM Modi’s bilateral meetings with PM Yoshihide Suga and PM Scott Morrison. (File Photo)
Published on Sep 24, 2021 10:04 AM IST
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Kamala Harris talks to PM Modi about Pakistan's role in terrorism

Prime Minister Modi held the meeting with vice president Harris at the White House on Thursday during which they decided to further cement the Indo-US strategic partnership and discussed global issues of common interest, including threats to democracy, Afghanistan, and the Indo-Pacific.
US vice president Kamala Harris talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the balcony of the Eisenhower Executive Office building at the White House complex in Washington, US.(Evelyn Hockstein / REUTERS)
US vice president Kamala Harris talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the balcony of the Eisenhower Executive Office building at the White House complex in Washington, US.(Evelyn Hockstein / REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 24, 2021 09:36 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Source of inspiration’: Modi praises US vice president Kamala Harris

This was PM Modi's first in-person meeting with Harris after she made history by becoming the first Indian-origin person to become the vice-president of America.
US vice-president Kamala Harris talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the balcony of the Eisenhower Executive Office building at the White House complex in Washington. (Evelyn Hockstein / REUTERS)
US vice-president Kamala Harris talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the balcony of the Eisenhower Executive Office building at the White House complex in Washington. (Evelyn Hockstein / REUTERS)
Published on Sep 24, 2021 06:20 AM IST
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Modi in US updates: PM says Quad leaders gathered for welfare of humanity 

PM Narendra Modi US visit Live Updates: The Prime Minister's Washington trip will now be capped by the Quad Summit at the White House.
US President Joe Biden walks to the Quad summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.(AP)
US President Joe Biden walks to the Quad summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.(AP)
Updated on Sep 25, 2021 12:31 AM IST
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Modi thanks Harris for Covid-19 call, invites her to India

  • The prime minister said Harris had given a message of cooperation sensitivity “like a true friend”.
US Vice President Kamala Harris and Prime Minister Narendra Modi speak to members of the media during a meeting in the Vice President's Ceremonial Office in Washington DC.(Bloomberg)
US Vice President Kamala Harris and Prime Minister Narendra Modi speak to members of the media during a meeting in the Vice President's Ceremonial Office in Washington DC.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Sep 24, 2021 05:02 AM IST
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Watch: Why PM Modi 'specially invited' US VP Kamala Harris to visit India

PM Modi held a meeting with US VP Kamala Harris on the first day of his US trip (Twitter)
PM Modi held a meeting with US VP Kamala Harris on the first day of his US trip (Twitter)
Published on Sep 24, 2021 02:20 AM IST
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PM Modi to address UNGA, meet Biden, Harris in US

According to people in US and Indian diplomatic circles, Modi will also meet one-on-one with five chief executives of top American companies on September 23.
On the second day of the visit, PM Modi will attend a series of meetings at the White House.
On the second day of the visit, PM Modi will attend a series of meetings at the White House.
Updated on Sep 21, 2021 06:44 AM IST
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Bush remembers Flight 93 passengers who foiled attack on US Capitol in 9/11

  • George Bush, who was the US President at the time of the 9/11 attacks, commended the courage of the 33 passengers and seven crew of Flight 93 - one of the hijacked planes.
Former US President George W. Bush pauses as he speaks during a 9/11 commemoration at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP)
Former US President George W. Bush pauses as he speaks during a 9/11 commemoration at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP)
Published on Sep 11, 2021 11:40 PM IST
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Kamala Harris kicks off tour to Southeast Asia week after Kabul’s fall

  • Kamala Harris’ itinerary includes stops in Singapore and Vietnam, where she will meet political leaders and seek to assuage apprehensions of America’s reliability as an ally.
Kamala Harris is will be starting off her official tour of Singapore from Monday, and is scheduled to visit Hanoi on Tuesday.. REUTERS/Caroline Chia(REUTERS)
Kamala Harris is will be starting off her official tour of Singapore from Monday, and is scheduled to visit Hanoi on Tuesday.. REUTERS/Caroline Chia(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 22, 2021 02:29 PM IST
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By | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'Dysfunction' in Kamala Harris' office: 2024 is elephant in the room

A report claimed that there is infighting in Kamala Harris' office, and the staffers are low on morale. The White House, however, dismissed any friction between the President and the Vice President.
US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, with the Los Angeles Dodgers during a ceremony at the White House on Friday.(Bloomberg Photo)
US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, with the Los Angeles Dodgers during a ceremony at the White House on Friday.(Bloomberg Photo)
Published on Jul 04, 2021 09:03 AM IST
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Facing criticism, Kamala Harris to visit US-Mexico border area over migration

Harris will visit the El Paso area, accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, according to a statement Wednesday from Harris senior adviser Symone Sanders.
US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to reporters after the US Senate voted on the election bill known as the For the People Act, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2021. (AFP)
US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to reporters after the US Senate voted on the election bill known as the For the People Act, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2021. (AFP)
Published on Jun 23, 2021 11:38 PM IST
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Kamala Harris deflects barbs from Republicans, Ocasio-Cortez over border effort

Vice President Kamala Harris is on the second full day of a trip to the region as part of her assignment from President Joe Biden to lead a US government effort to curb a historic increase in migration.
Kamala Harris came under fire from Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a prominent Democrat from New York.(Reuters)
Kamala Harris came under fire from Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a prominent Democrat from New York.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 10:53 PM IST
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Kamala Harris tells Guatemalans ‘Do Not Come,’ urges fight against corruption

“Do not come. Do not come,” US Vice President Kamala Harris said at a news conference in Guatemala City. “If you come to our border, you will be turned back,” she said.
“Corruption does not know borders. We have to follow the money and we have to stop it,” US Vice President Kamala Harris said.(AP)
“Corruption does not know borders. We have to follow the money and we have to stop it,” US Vice President Kamala Harris said.(AP)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 12:53 AM IST
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Kamala Harris to target corruption, immigration on trip to Latin America

US vice president Kamala Harris, who is visiting Guatemala and Mexico on her first foreign trip as vice president, hopes to announce additional anti-corruption efforts on Monday, a senior Biden administration official said.
US vice president Kamala Harris (Reuters File Photo)
US vice president Kamala Harris (Reuters File Photo)
Published on Jun 07, 2021 10:36 AM IST
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Kamala Harris' plane forced to return due to 'technical issue'

The plane, which was taking US vice president Kamala Harris on a trip to Guatemala and Mexico, return to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland about 30 minutes after its departure.
United States Air Force Lt. Col. Neil Senkowski escorts Vice President Kamala Harris after she deplaned Air Force Two when a technical issue forced the aircraft to return and land at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.(AP)
United States Air Force Lt. Col. Neil Senkowski escorts Vice President Kamala Harris after she deplaned Air Force Two when a technical issue forced the aircraft to return and land at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.(AP)
Published on Jun 07, 2021 05:29 AM IST
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Kamala Harris’ two assignments that could make or break her presidential bid

  • For the People Act, pushed by Biden, is facing opposition from moderate Democrats, which has put Kamala Harris squarely in the middle of a partisan battle at various levels.
Kamala Harris is set to depart Washington later on Sunday on her first foreign trip as vice-president.(Reuters)
Kamala Harris is set to depart Washington later on Sunday on her first foreign trip as vice-president.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 06, 2021 09:30 PM IST
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Harris dials Modi as US gives details of first vaccine tranche

  • India will also receive some of the Covax doses, of which six million will be sent to a list of 16 Asian nations including India.
Kamala Harris speaks as she hosts an infrastructure event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building's South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington. (REUTERS)
Kamala Harris speaks as she hosts an infrastructure event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building's South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington. (REUTERS)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 05:49 AM IST
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ByYashwant Raj, Hindustan Times, Washington

'Appreciate the assurance': PM Modi thanks Kamala Harris for vaccine supply plan

Through the World Health Organization-backed Covax program, the US plans to distribute an initial 6 million shots to Central and South America, 7 million to Asia including hard-hit India, and 5 million to Africa, the White House said in a statement.
In his phone call with Kamala Harris, Prime Minister Modi also discussed further ways to fortify the India-US vaccine cooperation, contribution to post-Covid global health, and economic turnaround. (File Photo / PTI)
In his phone call with Kamala Harris, Prime Minister Modi also discussed further ways to fortify the India-US vaccine cooperation, contribution to post-Covid global health, and economic turnaround. (File Photo / PTI)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 10:11 PM IST
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