Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicUS Elections

Topic: US Elections

Top US General called China over fears Trump could order military strike, new book says

According to the book 'Peril', Gen. Mark A. Milley called his Chinese counterpart in the final months of Trump's presidency to assure China that the US govt is 'stable'.

‘Violation of our sovereignty’ — Biden accuses Russia of trying to disrupt 2022 election

Biden said the Russian leader is dangerous because he has nuclear weapons, oil and 'nothing else'.

How US Congress will count Electoral College votes today, what can happen in case of dispute

Both houses of the US Congress will hold a joint session Wednesday to count electoral votes from the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

What is a runoff election and how the two Georgia races will impact US Senate

Georgia runoffs will determine whether Democrats or Republicans gain control of the US Senate, which has 100 members elected for a six-year-term.

Led by Ted Cruz, 11 Republicans defy party, will oppose certification of Trump’s election loss

The group has called for a delay of full certification, and a 10-day investigation into accusations of wrongdoing that have been stoked by Trump but dismissed in court.

Why the Biden era will be neither normal nor boring

No matter how dull Joe Biden aspires to be, the forces of entropy — including a soon-to-be-removed incumbent desperate to polarise for profit — will push toward chaos and conflict.

America is deeply divided. And that sends the wrong message to China in the Indo-Pacific

Not even a Biden administration can ignore China’s efforts to pressure US allies, let alone more direct efforts to counter American influence in the region.

Trump or Biden, India-US ties will remain ‘strong and robust’ — Foreign Secy Shringla in UK

Speaking at an event in UK, Foreign Secretary Harsh V. Shringla said US-India ties have come a long way and that India continues to enjoy 'extraordinary' bipartisan support in US.

India Today, NDTV 24×7, ABP turn to US elections, Republic in support of Arnab Goswami

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Because of Kamala Harris, more Indian Americans are likely to vote in US polls, survey shows

The Kamala Harris effect is significant because a narrative is emerging that the Modi-Trump partnership will push Indian Americans to abandon the Democratic Party in droves.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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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