Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicUS Congress

Topic: US Congress

Donald Trump signs $900 billion Covid relief bill

Trump said he’ll send lawmakers a marked up version of the bill and request they remove the funds he deems wasteful from the bill.

Ro Khanna — new Democrat vice-chair of US Congress’ India caucus who often upsets own community

Ro Khanna is a progressive Congressman from California who has repeatedly been at odds with Hindu Indian-Americans, especially on the issue of pluralism.

Republican Senator Rand Paul delays key defense bill over US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Senator Paul is objecting to a provision that would raise hurdles for President Trump to draw down troops in Afghanistan without the Congress' approval.

Biden backs Black general for defence secretary but will need waiver of civilian control rule

Lloyd Austin was the head of US Central Command from 2013-2016, replacing Jim Mattis in key military role overseeing troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria & Saudi Arabia.

Galwan clash could have been planned by China, US Congress panel report says

The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission says some evidence suggested the Chinese govt had planned the incident, potentially including the possibility of fatalities.

Joe Biden needs a smooth transition for a strong start

President-elect Joe Biden now has work to do in dealing with a likely divided Congress and bringing together the American people as a whole.

More Black women ran for Congress in 2020 than ever before, but they still lost ground

In some of the 2020 congressional races, Black women ran against each other – a sign of their strong participation.

US election sees return of ‘Samosa Caucus’ — Indian-Americans winning seats in Congress

Ten Indian-Americans have run for US Congress, of which four have won their respective races, four have lost and the fate of two is yet to be determined.

New US Congress could see expansion of ‘Samosa caucus’, with more Indian Americans in House

Washington: The upcoming US elections on 3 November could very well see the expansion of the so-called Samosa Caucus , a termed coined by...

Manga Anantatmula — Andhra-born woman running for US Congress who supported Art 370 & CAA

Andhra Pradesh-born Republican candidate Manga Anantatmula is contesting the House of Representatives elections from the 11th congressional district in Virginia.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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