Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicUS election

Topic: US election

Trudeau ‘saddened’ by Capitol riots, Morrison ‘distressed’, Biden says democracy is fragile

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

Capitol Hill sees breach by Trump supporters, 200 years after last such incident of violence

Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Hill Wednesday and attempted to halt the counting of Electoral College votes, which show a victory for Democrat Joe Biden.

Distressed to see violence at US Capitol, peaceful transfer of power must continue — PM Modi

Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators stormed the US Capitol when lawmakers were counting Electoral College votes to certify President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris' election victory.

How counting of votes takes place in US states & why we shouldn’t expect a final result soon

With a system for early voting in place, administrations have to process and count ballots differently. This process differs from state to state.

India wants US-style govt system, but forgets America doesn’t have ‘one nation, one election’

US conducts its presidential election with 50 different rules for 50 states. As C. Rajagopalachari had said, uniformity is not unity.

Trump or Biden, India-US strategic ties won’t be friction-free

India has been barely mentioned in the US presidential campaign, but both Republicans and Democrats know they need India now.

On Camera

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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