Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
Topic2020 US election

Topic: 2020 US election

Horrific to see Capitol breach, this should never take place in a democracy — US envoy Juster

Outgoing US ambassador Kenneth Juster tells ThePrint's Shekhar Gupta in 'Off The Cuff' that the Capitol Hill breach is not America ‘at its best’, and he is hopeful US will bounce back.

‘Shameful, unfortunate’ — Tricolour amid Capitol Hill rioters draws sharp Twitter reactions

A video of Trump supporters outside Capitol Hill Wednesday shows someone waving the Indian flag amid the many American flags. 4 persons have died in the violence.

Pence hits breaking point with Trump in blessing Biden win

Though unfailingly loyal to Trump, Pence's defiance of president's demands to reject Electoral College votes is rooted in Constitution, which gives the vice president no such power.

How US Capitol Police left open path for violence to take deadly turn

US Capitol Police's failure to prevent chaos is remarkable because local authorities were on high alert over the arrival of thousands of Trump supporters.

Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol, woman is shot dead before troops end chaos and rioting

The Secretary of the Army said 1,100 National Guard troops had been deploying to the Capitol to bolster local police and other forces.

Why Trump’s phone call looking for votes is what a coup looks like

Donald Trump is so unspooled – and so unable to come to terms with losing – that he’s willing to try torching democracy to soothe himself.

How Trump has fractured his own party with bid to subvert election

Trump's call to Georgia’s secretary of state Brad Raffensperger has fueled the simmering feud among Republicans over objecting during the count of electoral college votes.

Trump’s call to find votes could end up as smoking gun of election fraud

Trump’s phone call pressing Georgia Secretary of State is likely to add to the pressure Joe Biden‘s Justice Department will face to pursue a prosecution of the current president.

Don’t draw military into US polls — ex-defense chiefs call for ‘peaceful transition of power’

As Trump claims voter fraud in the presidential elections, there have also been calls in some circles to involve the military in overturning the results.

More Republicans reject effort by party members to disrupt certification of Trump’s loss

GOP claims of voter fraud by Democrats continued even as Washington Post reported that Trump had called officials in Georgia to 'find enough votes' to flip the state to Trump.

On Camera

YourTurn

What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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