Friday, 27 May, 2022
TopicUS Senate

Topic: US Senate

In historic first, US Senate unanimously passes bill to make lynching a hate crime

The 'Emmett Till Antilynching Act' now awaits the final approval from President Joe Biden to be signed into law.

US Senate confirms Indian-American Seema Nanda as solicitor for labour department

Nanda also served in the Labour department under the Obama Administration and her office now will play a central role in fighting Covid, climate change and other legal challenges.

Trump’s ‘pardon’ to Crown Prince, and ‘Wild West’ of grades in the UK

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

First Georgia win leaves Democrats’ Senate bid hanging in the balance

To secure a narrow majority, Democrats need to win both Senate seats, which would split the chamber 50-50 between the 2 caucuses, with VP-elect Kamala Harris casting tie-breaking votes.

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.

US should partner with allies in Europe to counter China, senators say

A US Senate Foreign Relations Committee report said neither the US nor Europe can respond to the challenge created by China alone and the only way forward is to work together.

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.

Who invented the electoral college in US — the question everyone is asking

In the summer of 1787, the US Constitutional Convention had a big task — deciding how to pick the leader of the United States.

Amazon’s Bezos, Facebook’s Zuckerberg gain billions amid tight Biden-Trump election race

Across the board, 167 US billionaires gained $57.4 billion Wednesday as investors bid up stocks, capping four years of robust gains for the America’s wealthiest people.

Niraj Antani becomes first Indian-American to be elected to Ohio state Senate

Antani, currently the State Representative, defeated Mark Fogel of the Democratic Party on Tuesday and was elected as the state Senator for the Ohio Senate's 6th District.

On Camera

YourTurn

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Western reading of Shivalingam as phallic symbol is incorrect. For Hindus, Shiva is formless

For Europeans, shivalingam wasn’t just unique—it was an obscene, morally outrageous superstition. Such misrepresentation stems from the cult of phallic worship.

Gautam Adani’s food venture Adani Wilmar is best-performing IPO in Asia

The food company has almost tripled since its debut and outperformed 121 Asian initial public offerings worth over $100 million this year.

Defence

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Army accuses Pakistan of ‘deceit under garb of LoC ceasefire’ as infiltration bid is foiled

Three terrorists were killed Thursday while they were attempting an infiltration into J&K's Keran sector from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

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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