Modi’s party tells supporters in US to not use its name in election campaigns

INDIA’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has asked supporters in the US to not use its name in the presidential polls, stressing that the India-US ties enjoy bipartisan support America. The unambiguous directive to the Overseas Friends of BJP-USA from the party’s foreign affairs department head Vijay Chauthaiwale was apparently aimed at allaying any impression that […]

Trump accuses Harris, Biden of playing politics with anti-virus vaccine

US president Donald Trump again hinted a coronavirus vaccine will be available before November’s election, as he accused his Democratic rivals for the White House of undermining public confidence in the immunization. His comments came days after vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris said she would not take Trump’s word on the safety and efficacy of […]

‘We do have two systems of justice in America’: Kamala Harris

The US has two systems of justice for Black and White Americans, Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris has said, as the senator rebuked president Donald Trump and his attorney general for denying there is systemic racism in the country”s justice system. The strong criticism from Harris, the first Black and Indian-American woman on a […]

Trump in ‘different reality’ on racism in America: Kamala Harris

DEMOCRATIC vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris said on Sunday (6) that President Donald Trump was living in a “different reality” as he denied there was systemic racism in America. “The reality of America today is what we have seen over generations and, frankly, since our inception, which is we do have two systems of justice […]

Kamala Harris says she would not trust Trump on COVID19 vaccine

The Democratic party’s vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Sunday (6) said that she would not trust US President Donald Trump on a COVID-19 vaccine unless there is a credible source of information that talks about its efficacy and reliability. Indian-American Harris, 55, is a Senator from California. She is the first ever black, African American […]

Two million Hindus key voting bloc in swing states, says Congressman Krishnamoorthi

The two million Hindus in the United States are a vital and key voting bloc in several swing states this presidential elections, Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi said as he told fellow community members that it was their dharma to exercise their franchise. In his virtual key note address at the formal launch of the […]

US prepares for pre-election vaccine rollout, sparks concerns over Trump pressure

THE US has urged states to get ready for a potential Covid-19 vaccine rollout two days before the presidential election, it emerged Wednesday. Across the world, governments are hoping to announce a vaccine as soon as possible to reopen economies shuttered to contain an illness that has killed more than 850,000 people and infected over […]

Mike Pence calls Modi, Trump ‘larger than life figures’, says ‘best yet to come’ in ties

US vice president Mike Pence on Monday (31) described President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “larger than life figures”, and credited the two top leaders for strengthening the strategic bilateral ties. “When you think about the US and India, you think about two strongest democracies in the world, the shared values,” Pence […]

Kamala Harris ‘not competent’ to be US president, says Trump

Kamala Harris is “not competent” to be president, US president Donald Trump has said as he launched an attack on the senator’s credentials for the top post. Addressing his supporters at a Republican campaign rally in New Hampshire on Friday, Trump said he would support seeing a female president in the US but suggested that […]

Basketball star LeBron James emerges as potent political force ahead of polls

TWO years after a conservative commentator told LeBron James to “shut up and dribble,” the NBA star has become an increasingly influential political force as issues of racial justice and voter suppression move to the forefront in the November presidential election. James, an outspoken activist and frequent critic of President Donald Trump, helped form a group that will […]