Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicCapitol Hill

Topic: Capitol Hill

Democrats make their case against Donald Trump on Day 2 of impeachment trial

Led by Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin, colleagues from the House of Representatives alleged that Trump incited his supporters for the Capitol Hill violence on 6 January.

Don’t be surprised that Trump supporters sang Bob Marley songs at US Capitol

Trump supporters sang Bob Marley classics ‘Three Little Birds’ and ‘One Love’ outside the US Capitol.

Facebook blocks events, 25,000 troops—How US Capitol is gearing up for Biden’s inauguration

The moves are part of a series of measures to bolster an unprecedented security posture for US President-elect's swearing-in on 20 January.

There is a way to prevent repeat of the US Capitol attack

The immediate task is preventing further bloodshed. To that end, US law-enforcement and intelligence agencies should move more firmly against militant white nationalism.

Olympic gold medallist Klete Keller charged for alleged role in Capitol riot

In videos posted online, Keller can be seen standing in the Rotunda during the US Capitol violence, wearing a dark jacket with a USA Olympics patch.

Trump’s Capitol riot gives Biden rare opportunity to rebuild America’s moral authority

The defacers of the Capitol have inadvertently offered Biden a rare opportunity — to rebuild America’s relationship with the world & advance the cause of democracy worldwide.

Pompeo, other US diplomats cancel foreign trips amid growing criticism over Capitol riot

Pompeo had planned to go to Belgium and UN Ambassador Kelly Craft had planned to visit Taiwan but all travel has now been canceled, State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said.

1969 Supreme Court ruling on Ku Klux Klan speech could shield Trump from riot charges

Legal experts are sceptical that Trump will face charges for spurring his supporters into storming US Capitol last week, saying while prosecution is possible, a conviction is unlikely.

Implications of Capitol Hill violence on US politics, and the legacy Trump leaves behind

In episode 656 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta looks at the unprecedented Capitol Hill incident through the prism of US politics.

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.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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