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Former US vice president Joe Biden and US President Donald Trump

Trump-Biden presidential debates more than just politics — key moments from the past events

US Presidential debates are an entertaining opportunity for voters to learn about the candidates, see how likeable they are and learn about their politics on certain issues.
US President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden | Flickr & Wiki Commons

Why Biden has the upper hand over Trump in expectations game for tomorrow’s debate

First debates are often a trap for incumbent presidents, who have less time for practice than their rivals. Moreover, aides have prepared Biden for Trump’s likely attacks on his family.
US President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden | Flickr & Wiki Commons

Joe Biden maintains 10% point lead over Donald Trump in Washington Post-ABC poll

The margin is statistically unchanged from the 12-point gap in the Washington Post and ABC’s August survey, which was taken before both parties held their conventions.
Donald Trump during a news conference in the White House in Washington, DC

Trump refuses to commit to peaceful transfer of power if Biden wins

Trump has been criticizing the legitimacy of mail-in voting, which is being offered in a number of states as officials seek to limit the spread of the Covid at packed polling places.
File photo of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden

How Biden could avoid Obama’s biggest Iran mistake

Resistance to nuclear deal with Iran runs deep in American politics. Ignoring that reality brought us to this sorry pass. That mistake should not be repeated.
US President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden | Flickr & Wiki Commons

US presidential candidate can win even without majority of popular vote. Here’s why

The US presidential election works on a winner-takes-all principle, similar to India's elections, but the electoral college is the crucial difference.
oe Biden (Left) and US President Donald Trump( Right). | Commons

Supreme Court pick is a chance for Trump to curry favour as campaign funds pour in for Biden

Supreme Court nomination fight will dominate the closing 6 weeks of the campaign, and how each candidate navigates the terrain could ultimately decide the race for the White House.
File photo of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden

Biden’s $466 mn bankroll tops Trump by $141 mn — unprecedented financial edge for a challenger

Democratic donor enthusiasm, further energised by selection of Kamala Harris as running mate, ensures Joe Biden has $141 mn more in bank than Trump's $325 mn at the end of August.
Kamala Harris, Democrat candidate for Vice President of US | Photographer: Chona Kasinger | Bloomberg

Kamala Harris could play prominent role in fight against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Biden campaign will look for Harris to aggressively question whoever Trump picks & display prosecutorial skills she honed as California attorney general & San Francisco district attorney.
Indian stocks

Indian markets could emerge as one of Asia’s biggest beneficiaries from US election

A UBS analysis of the potential US election impact on a dozen of Asia Pacific’s biggest markets puts India as a winner, irrespective of the outcome.

On Camera

File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.
RBI

RBI reschedules Monetary Policy Committee meeting, new dates to be announced soon

The panel was scheduled to meet for three days beginning 29 September for RBI's bi-monthly monetary policy review. RBI did not give any reason for rescheduling the meet.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.