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File photo of Christopher Wray, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation | Bloomberg

Trump ridicules FBI chief for claiming Russians are trying to sink Biden campaign

FBI director Christopher Wray told the House Homeland Security Committee that Moscow is trying to denigrate Vice President Biden and what the Russians see as an anti-Russia establishment.
Indian involved in cryptocurrency fraud

FBI says it helped Twitter, Facebook disrupt Russian influence campaign ahead of US polls

FBI says it provided Twitter & Facebook with information to take down accounts associated with Russian campaign that tried to hire unwitting US-based journalists and use political ads.
US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden during the Democratic National Convention at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, on 19 August

American journalists should stop cleaning up after Biden’s boo-boos

Whenever the Democratic President nominee Joe Biden makes a political mess, he is blessed with people, many of them not in his employ, who will clean it up for him.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden with Indian-origin senator Kamala Harris | Twitter/Joe Biden

Kamala Harris is bringing in the big bucks to fund Joe Biden’s campaign

In the month that Harris was named Biden’s running mate, their campaign raised a record $364.5 million. Some $48 million alone came in the first 2 days right after her selection was announced.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump at Hyderabad House | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Trump claims PM Modi lauded coronavirus testing in US

Speaking at an election rally, Trump claimed the US was ahead of India by 44 million tests, and that the media needs to understand that.
Representational image | File photo of The White House | Pixabay

US further reduces troops in Iraq to keep Trump’s promise to exit ‘endless wars’

Trump's 2016 campaign promised to end combat entanglements in Iraq and Afghanistan and is reaffirming the pledge before before this year's US elections as he trails Joe Biden in polls.
A magnified coronavirus germ is displayed on a monitor during coronavirus patient sample detection tests in the virology research labs at UZ Leuven university hospital in Leuven, Belgium | Bloomberg Photo

Why big pharma needs to do more to counter Covid vaccine politics

9 Covid vaccine developers signed a pledge saying they won't submit their inoculations for Food & Drug Administration approval until they show safety & efficacy in late-stage trial.
File photo of Donald Trump at a rally | Bloomberg

‘Very big surprise coming up’ – US could have Covid vaccine in October itself, Trump says

Many public health officials & scientists have expressed concerns that the US FDA is under pressure from White House to approve a vaccine before Trump faces re-election on 3 November.
Indian origin Senator Kamala Harris

I think she would be extremely proud & say beat Trump — Kamala Harris recalls late mother

The US vice-presidential candidate remembered her mother Shyamala Gopalan, who was born in Chennai and later immigrated to the US, and said she raised them to live a life of service.
US President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden | Flickr & Wiki Commons

Why Democrats hold a secret edge if US presidential election is too close to call

State officials influence the election with the rules governing voting and top election officials in many of the key states that could decide the election are Democrats.

On Camera

Dairies are turning vegan, but that’s not really cutting the carbon footprint of your soy latte

All the growth in the dairy market these days has been in products other than milk, though the amount of milk being drawn from cows is still rising in the industry.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks in Lok Sabha on 18 September 2020 | ANI

Insolvency code suspension was not meant to protect firms that commit fraud, Sitharaman says

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says saving companies impacted by the pandemic was more important than facilitating recovery by creditors under the law.

Defence

Decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Viraat during its last journey from Naval Dockyard in Mumbai to Alang in Gujarat | on 19 September

Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat sets sail for last time, to be dismantled & sold as scrap

The vessel had served the Indian Navy for 30 years before being decommissioned in 2017. It had also served in the UK's Royal Navy as HMS Hermes.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?