Wednesday, January 19, 2022

presidential election

PM Modi congratulates Iran’s newly elected president Ebrahim Raisi

Iran's hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory on Saturday in the country's presidential election.

Video of Indian flag amid protests outside Capitol goes viral

The protests turned violent as the mob marched towards the Capitol breaking down barricades outside, with some of them even reaching legislative floors.

US SC rejects Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn prez polls results

"The state of Texas's motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution," the highest court wrote in its three-sentence order on Friday.

Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

Trump and his allies have brought at least 50 legal cases trying to overturn the results in the swing states Biden won — mainly Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Trump suffers another jolt as US court rejects Pennsylvania lawsuit

The President has said that he would leave the White House if the Electoral College declares Biden as the winner, but made clear he is not prepared to "concede" the election.

Kamala Harris says no tax increase for annual income below USD 400,000

Harris, 56, is set to make history becoming the first woman - and the first woman of colour - to occupy the office.

Bush congratulates Biden, Harris; calls election ‘fundamentally fair’

Bush, as president and Biden then as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee had worked together on a number of issues during the Bush administration.

No winner yet; vote counting continues in tense US presidential race

With 71 per cent of mail-in ballots counted in Pennsylvania, officials still needs to count 763,000 of the 2.6 million cast, according to the state's official website.

Twitter updates US Election Day tweet labelling policies

The move comes at a time when a USAToday survey showed that three out of four Americans were concerned about election day violence

‘New Jersey Women For Trump’ group removed from Facebook

Priscilla Confrey, co-director of New Jersey Women For Trump, said the page was removed on Saturday afternoon, NJ.com, a digital news content provider, reported.

Trump says election should end on Nov 3, not weeks later

The Republican Party's first attempt to terminate the six-day deadline extension was struck down by the US Supreme Court on Wednesday.

President Trump’s pick Amy Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice

"Today Republicans denied the will of the American people by confirming a Supreme Court justice through an illegitimate process—all in their effort to gut the Affordable Care Act and strip health care from millions with pre-existing conditions,”

At least 21 dead in Guinea unrest as envoys try to mediate

A diplomatic delegation from the United Nations, African Union and the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States landed in Guinea Sunday in the aftermath of the unrest.

Gigi Hadid encourages fans to ‘vote’ in American presidential election

The new mom took to Instagram to share a picture of herself in a black T-shirt reading 'vote.' She also penned a long caption about voting and how she has cast her vote for "an America" she wants her daughter to see.

COVID-19 vaccine coming in weeks: Trump; Biden says US about to go into dark winter

The coronavirus dominated the opening minutes of the Trump-Biden face-off with President Trump terming the contagion a “worldwide problem”.

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