Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicUS politics

Topic: US politics

India is in a ‘red state blue state’ mindset. But it’s different from the American one

Indian politicians are split along an anti-BJP axis, and the emerging divide is between states controlled by the BJP and other parties.

How US Republican senator’s call to assassinate Putin shows deep divisions in party

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham’s suggestion to have Russian President Vladimir Putin killed received severe backlash not only from the Democrats but also from his own party.

What are the ‘mean tweets’ that threaten Neera Tanden’s nomination as US budget chief

Indian-American Neera Tanden is facing a tough confirmation process with 4 senators saying they will vote against her in light of her past social media behaviour.

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.

Who is Neera Tanden? Hillary Clinton loyalist and Joe Biden’s pick for budget chief

Daughter of Indian immigrants, Neera Tanden, 50, is a Washington mover and shaker who currently heads the think tank Center for American Progress.

Set politics aside and wear mask, it’s key to avoiding Covid shutdowns, Anthony Fauci says

US top infectious-disease doctor Anthony Fauci, who has advised six US presidents, said inconsistent mask-wearing is a significant impediment to controlling the pandemic.

Coronavirus a hoax, fearing it a sin, believed several US pastors and many have since died

Conservative Christian clergymen in the US have been encouraging their flock to come to church and attend meetings, actively defying social distancing rules.

American politics is taking a radical new turn. Socialism is no longer a dirty word

American dream is fading with jobs being shifted to Shanghai and Bengaluru, factories shutting down and “outsourcing” raising corporate profits but lowering American wages.

Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony against Brett Kavanaugh will change the face of US politics

The timing of the revelation — before the US mid-term elections — has raised suspicions about the motive and genuineness of Blasey Ford’s allegations

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.