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05-Apr-2021 Dhaka

2nd Covid wave in Bangladesh even stronger : Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged citizens of the country to do their bit in curbing the spread of Covid-19 as the second wave is even stronger."The second wave of the coronavirus is becoming more deadly across the globe. Infection and fatality...

28-Mar-2021 Dhaka

India will donate military equipment used in 1971 for museums

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that New Delhi will donate military equipment used the country's in the 1971 Liberation War to be displayed in museums in Bangladesh.Modi made the announcement on Saturday in Dhaka on the last day of his two-day...

20-Jan-2021 New York

'Letters to Kamala' pour in, Harris says they 'fuel' her with hope

"I have been waiting for a girl vice president since...forever," girl scout Amelia Phillips tells Kamala Harris, in a handwritten note. Another child has drawn a dog, in red ink, "to keep you company", yet another has sketched Harris standing in front of...

18-Jan-2021 New Delhi

The Kamala Harris saga continues with another biography

"Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last," the US Vice President-elect's mother Shyamala Harris told her once, says this revelatory and inspiring biography of the female icon of the moment, to be released on the day...

18-Jan-2021 New York

Roll call: Indian names bloom in White House power circle

Kamala Devi Harris, Vivek Murthy, Gautam Raghavan, Mala Adiga, Vinay Reddy, Bharat Ramamurti, Neera Tanden, Celine Gounder, Atul Gawande are some of the Indian names that are blooming more now than at any other time in the innermost circles of the White House...

07-Jan-2021 Washington

Donald Trump finally concedes after Congress affirms Biden's win

For the first time since the November 2020 election, US President Donald Trump on Thursday conceded against President-elect Joe Biden, saying that there would be an "orderly transition of power" on January 20, shortly after Congress affirmed the Democrat's...

30-Dec-2020 Washington

Kamala Harris receives Covid-19 vaccine

US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine against the novel coronavirus.According to the Biden-Harris transition team, Harris was vaccinated on Tuesday by Patricia Cummings, a clinical nurse manager at the...

25-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden declares his administration 'ready to lead the world'

Joe Biden, who is to assume the presidency in January, has announced a policy of reasserting US world leadership as he introduced his foreign policy and national security teams.The officials he is designating for the key roles in his administration are "ready...

24-Nov-2020 Beijing

Xi Jinping calls for closer China-Ethiopia cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on Tuesday to work with his Ethiopian counterpart Sahle-Work Zewde to enhance China-Africa and the Belt and Road cooperation, so as to bring more benefits to both countries and peoples.Xi made the remarks in an exchange of...

17-Nov-2020 New York

Kamala Harris delivers first speech on US economy: Full transcript

On Monday afternoon, America's first ever Indian and Black American Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivered her first prepared remarks on the coronavirus - battered US economy. Harris spoke after meetings with industry leaders and took the stage ahead...

17-Nov-2020 New York

'More people may die': Joe Biden talks tough on Trump obstruction

US President-elect Joe Biden warned Monday of terrible loss of human lives if the Donald Trump administration continues to stonewall on a smooth transition of power.Biden warned that if his team risks being "behind, over a month, month and a half" if Trump...

13-Nov-2020 San Francisco

Facebook CEO says Joe Biden is next US President

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has become the first Big Tech CEO to acknowledge that Joe Biden will be the next president of the US, at a time when Donald Trump has refused to accept his defeat and is fighting a legal battle.The Facebook CEO told employees in a...

13-Nov-2020 New York

'Nervous, uninformed quality': Barack Obama on Rahul Gandhi

Former US president Barack Obama's new book 'A Promised Land' lands a sharp left hook on Rahul Gandhi's "nervous, uninformed quality" while directing warm, not-so-political praise at Rahul's mother Sonia Gandhi, according to a book review Thursday in the New...

08-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden to cap 47 years of elected office with presidency

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr, has finally achieved his 22-year quest for the presidency capping a career of 47 years as an elected official.When he first sought the Democratic Party's presidential nomination for the 1988 election, he said: "It is an exciting...

08-Nov-2020 New York

Why Kamala Harris is good news for Big Tech

As the world watches efforts to rein in the biggest tech firms -- including antitrust probes in the US and the EU amid calls to break up the Big Tech -- the arrival of Kamala Harris as the next US Vice President is a blessing for the famous FAANG (Facebook,...

08-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden victory speech: Full text

Below is the full transcript of Joe Biden's first address to the nation after he became America's president-elect, on the night of Saturday in Wilmington, Delaware:My fellow Americans, the people of this nation have spoken.They have delivered us a clear victory....

08-Nov-2020 New York

Kamala Harris victory speech : Full text

Below is the full transcript of US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' first public remarks after the election was called Saturday by news networks for the Joe Biden ticket.Good evening. Congressman John Lewis, before his passing, wrote: "Democracy is not...

08-Nov-2020 New York

'Dream with ambition': Gems from Kamala Harris victory speech

America's Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivered a rousing victory speech in Wilmington, Delaware, hitting familiar themes and hailing Joe Biden for his "audacity" in choosing a woman as his running mate."Every little girl watching tonight sees that this...

08-Nov-2020 New York

The coronation of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris begins

Kamala Harris has arrived to deliver a victory speech in what is now America's most famous parking lot in Wilmington, Delaware, in a motorcade flashing red and blue lights -- the first sign that the earth has moved from beneath the Donald Trump-Mike Pence White...

08-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won, What happens next?

Just over 70 days remain between now and January 20, 2021 when America's 46th President is sworn in.Saturday, November 7, was headlined by television chyrons flashing 'President-elect Biden' with a check mark against his name. But the long, hard work of vote...

08-Nov-2020 San Francisco

Twitter flags more Donald Trump tweets as Biden wins White House

Twitter flagged nearly all tweets by US President Donald Trump on Saturday as he kept making "potentially misleading claims about an election" despite Democratic candidate Joe Biden winning the presidential race.The president tweeted that "tens of thousands...

08-Nov-2020 New York

Election 'far from over' : Donald Trump vows to fight

US President Donald Trump put out a one page statement soon after America's major news networks and newspapers called the US elections for his rival Joe Biden.Below is the full text of Trump's statement, issued shortly after noon, when he was at his golf...

07-Nov-2020 New York

Where's Donald Trump ? On the golf course

On a big, big day in American political history, US president Donald Trump is stress busting by putting his Twitter stream on steroids and decided to go golfing in Virginia, a short drive away from the White House.NBC, BBC and The Washington Post called...

07-Nov-2020 New York

America celebrates Joe Biden, Harris victory

"Someone on my street is singing through a bullhorn, 'the witch is dead', I'm going to go out and yell too!'," reads a text from a Manhattan voter, running down her stairs to join the jubilation outside."Give me your address, I'll send you cupcakes!" says another.After...

07-Nov-2020 New York

She's done it! Kamala Harris is America's Vice President-elect

It is now clear that Kamala Harris, the first Indian American and Black American candidate on a US presidential ticket, will be America's next Vice President, capping a historic run for the nation's second-highest office.The Biden-Harris ticket is at 273...

07-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden wins White House

The moment has met Joseph R. Biden. The networks have called the US election for Biden, who moves up a notch from being called former vice president to America's President-elect.After four full days of waiting patiently for the slow march of vote counting...

07-Nov-2020 New Delhi

Will 77-year-old Biden, if elected, go soft on China?

In the days to come, the foreign and economic policies of Democratic nominee and former vice-president Joe Biden, who once believed in having greater "engagement with China," will be keenly watched by the US as well as the rest of the world. The closely...

07-Nov-2020 New York

Trump vs Biden: America knows the score, it's not been called yet

Champagne bottles are going pop in the Joe Biden camp but they're keeping it low key for now.Three nights out from US election day, the flash and bang of a ritual announcement from news networks announcing a winner has not yet happened but top politicos in Washington...

07-Nov-2020 New Delhi

'You could be President', Kamala Harris tells 4-year-old

Democratic Vice President nominee Kamala Harris video, where she is seen telling her great niece that "You could be President", has gone viral.In a video posted by her niece, Meena Harris, the Democratic senator told Meena's 4-year-old daughter, Amara Ajagu, "You...

07-Nov-2020 New York

Kamala Harris likely to speak first, Joe Biden second at Delaware

Kamala Harris, the first Indian and Black American candidate on a US presidential ticket, is pencilled in to speak ahead of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at a location that's increasingly taking on the look of a victory podium set up at the Biden...

07-Nov-2020 Washington

We're going to win this race with clear majority : Joe Biden

Amid the growing suspense over the outcome of the recently-concluded US presidential election, Democratic nominee Joe Biden said that he was going to win the hotly-contested race "with a clear majority, with the nation behind us", but stopped short of declaring...

07-Nov-2020 San Francisco

Twitter out of control, says Trump after more tweets flagged

Twitter has flagged more tweets from US President Donald Trump that spread false claims about election fraud, forcing Trump to say that Twitter has gone out of control.Trump tweeted eight times on Thursday night and saw fully half of the tweets restricted by...

06-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden expands Pennsylvania lead, but when will we know results?

We know that Joe Biden is on the cusp of presidency after massive gains in Pennsylvania, but when exactly will the race be called? .There isn't a straight answer in terms of clock time but networks' ‘decision desks', which have been making these calls,...

06-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden storms ahead in Pennsylvania, poised for victory

After three full days of waiting patiently for the slow march of vote counting to work itself out, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden finally stormed into the lead in battlegrounds Pennsylvania and Georgia on Friday morning, closing in on the White...

06-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden takes lead in Pennsylvania

Joe Biden has overtaken Donald Trump in all important Pennsylvania at 9 am EST. Biden now leads by 5,587 votes with ballots still being counted.If Biden wins Pennsylvania, he wins the White House. For Trump, the state is a must-win for any chance to stay...

05-Nov-2020 New York

264 or 253? Biden vs Trump math just got a whole lot wilder

It gets wilder by the minute. Now that two news outlets Fox and The Associated Press are holding firm to their 264 electoral vote count for Joe Biden and the rest of the US news media live in a parallel bubble that has called 253 for Biden, what happens...

05-Nov-2020 New York

Has Biden won Arizona or is it still in play? Tension spirals

Two news media organisations have called Arizona for Joe Biden, the rest of them haven't and the Donald Trump campaign has jumped right in, protesting the early call there when 450,000 votes remain to be counted. The state has a long political history of...

05-Nov-2020 Washington

Joe Biden wins battleground Michigan

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has won Michigan with 16 of the battleground state's electoral votes, according to media reports.Both CNN and NBC News called the race for Biden on Wednesday evening, even as other key states such Pennsylvania, North Carolina...

05-Nov-2020 New York

In race to 270, Donald Trump campaign turns on legal firehose

Facing projected losses in do or die battlegrounds, the Donald Trump campaign is going 360 degree legal.Bring it on is the Biden camp mood. "We feel good about where we are," Biden said, reflecting the upbeat spirit after the long, wild slog of election night.In...

17-Oct-2020 Washington

Nancy Pelosi defends of not speaking to Trump for whole yr

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has defended not speaking to US President Dnald Trump for the whole year, adding that working with other White House officials was more productive.The veteran Democrat made the remarks during an MSNBC appearance on Friday night,...

14-Oct-2020 Islamabad

Will deal with profiteer mafia myself: Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that he will deal with the profiteer mafia himself as the government came under extreme pressure amid high inflation, with the Opposition making it the main agenda for its anti-PTI campaign.According to 'The News...

17-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Register and vote early : Barack Obama

Upping the stakes in the upcoming US elections, former President Barack Obama on Thursday urged "young people" to "get registered and vote early" on the day it was announced that the first volume of his memoirs, "A Promised Land", in which he relates the story...

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