Harris’s historic win ‘will be first of many’

by LAUREN CODLING THE historic election of Indian American Kamala Harris as vice-president elect in the US has been praised as a breakthrough moment of hope in America and abroad, as the first woman voted to the post said she “would not be the last”. Harris, 56, who is of Asian and black heritage, and […]

Kamala Harris as vice president was long overdue: Biden

US president-elect Joe Biden has said that he would be honoured to be serving with a “fantastic vice president” Kamala Harris, who scripted history by becoming the first woman and first daughter of immigrants ever elected to national office in this country. The 56-year-old Democratic Senator from California, who on Saturday became America’s first female, […]

Making history, VP-elect Harris tells women she won’t be last

Kamala Harris on Saturday (7) shattered barriers to become the first woman vice president and, in a symbolism-heavy victory speech, told girls she would not be the last. Introducing president-elect Joe Biden in an optimism-fueled outdoor rally, Harris — also the first Black woman and Indian-American as vice president — sported a white suit in […]

World leaders congratulate Biden, focus on unity

World leaders rushed to congratulate US president-elect Joe Biden, with many expressing hopes of unity and cooperation following four years of explosive Donald Trump diplomacy. While Trump refused to accept the results of the election, many world leaders made it clear they backed the announcement that Biden had won with running mate Kamala Harris: – […]

India hails Kamala Harris as history-making VP-elect

Residents set off firecrackers in the ancestral home of Kamala Harris on Sunday as India celebrated the vice president-elect’s victory in the US election, as others hailed her achievement as historic and a “proud moment” for the country. Harris — daughter of breast cancer specialist Shyamala Gopalan from the southern Indian city of Chennai — […]

Biden, pledging unity, begins transition as Trump refuses to concede

US president-elect Joe Biden began the transfer of power on Sunday (8) that Americans hope will turn the page on four years of divisiveness as his defeated rival Donald Trump refused to concede and continued to cast doubt on the election results. As congratulations poured in from world leaders and supporters nursed hangovers after a […]

Biden inches close to victory; edges past Trump in Georgia, Pennsylvania

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday (6) took crucial leads over Donald Trump in the key battleground states of Georgia and Pennsylvania, bringing him on the cusp of a historic victory over the incumbent Republican US president in the closely-fought election. In Georgia, after the latest round of counting results, Biden edged past Trump […]

Trump is in a ‘fighting mood’ as election swings toward Biden

AS former vice president Joe Biden moved closer to winning the White House, president Donald Trump adopted a fighting posture, making false claims to undermine a vote that was not going his way. While Biden, a Democrat, called for calm and patience, Republican Trump, without offering evidence, said his opponents were engaging in fraud and […]

Harris’s ancestral village in India gets festive as Biden leads count

Villagers in the Indian ancestral home of Kamala Harris painted slogans on roads wishing her victory on Thursday (5), as Joe Biden, her Democrat running mate in the US presidential election, moved closer to the White House. Thulasendrapuram, located about 320 km (200 miles) south of Chennai, is where Harris’s maternal grandfather was born more […]

Indian-Americans make history in the US elections

INDIAN-AMERICANS have made history in the US elections as more than a dozen from the community, including five women, have won state-level elections. Earlier, Dr Ami Bera, Pramila Jayapal, Ro Khanna and Raja Krishnamoorthi were elected to the US House of Representatives. Besides, at least three others, including one for the US House of Representatives, […]

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