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US Congress Resolves To Recognise Historical Significance Of Diwali As Festival Of Lights

Nov 03, 2021 PTI

Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has introduced a resolution in the US Congress recognising the religious and historical significance of Diwali, the festival of lights.

Inherited Deadline, Not A Plan: US Secretary Of State On Afghanistan Withdrawal

Sep 14, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Responding to Republicans in his grilling in the House Foreign Affairs Committee, US Secretary Of State Antony Blinken defended the evacuation effort, saying it succeeded despite near insurmountable odds.


US Capitol Hill Rioters Being Dubbed As 'Patriots' By Trump Supporters

Allies of former US President Donald Trump have been trying to revise the narrative of that deadly day by calling those in the mob of the January 2021 Capitol riots, “political prisoners".

Six Months After Capitol Riots, Hunt For Attackers Still On

Jul 06, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The FBI website seeking information about those involved in the Capitol violence includes more than 900 pictures of roughly 300 people labeled 'unidentified'


Senate Agrees To Hear Donald Trump Case, Rejecting GOP Arguments

In an early test of the former president's defence, Trump's team lost a crucial bid to halt the trial on constitutional grounds.

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29 January, 2021

Man Arrested With Gun And 20 Rounds Of Ammunition Near US Capitol

Associated Press (AP)

Dennis Warren Westover was taken into custody and charged with carrying a pistol without a license, possession of unregistered ammunition and unlawful possession of a firearm.


18 January, 2021

Donald Trump Allies Behind Rally Ignited Capitol Riot, Say Records

Associated Press (AP)

A pro-Trump nonprofit group hosted the 'Save America Rally' on Jan. 6 at the Ellipse, federally owned patch of land near the White House.


14 January, 2021

Capitol Hill, Delhi Anti-Sikh Riots And The Missing Military

Vappala Balachandran

In both these instances, much violence could have been prevented if the army had been deployed on time.


14 January, 2021

Five-time Olympic Medallist Klete Keller Charged With Taking Part In US Capitol Riot

Agencies

Klete Keller's alleged participation in the US Capitol protest was first reported this week by SwimSwam, a site dedicated to covering competitive swimming and other aquatic sports


11 January, 2021

Steps Calling For Quick Removal Of Donald Trump Hit Republican Wall

Associated Press (AP)

US Capitol Seige: Democrats in the House are pushing Pence and the Cabinet to oust Trump, saying he is unfit for office


11 January, 2021

US Capitol Siege: Twitter Shares Tumble After Suspending Donald Trump's Account

Associated Press (AP)

Twitter on Friday shut down @realDonaldTrump, citing concern that Trump would use it for 'further incitement of violence'.


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11 January, 2021

US: Capitol Police Did Not Amp Up Security Despite Being Warned About A Possible Riot

Associated Press (AP)

While some of police personnel stationed at the US Capitol on January 6 were outfitted with equipment for a protest, they were not staffed or equipped for a riot.


11 January, 2021

US Capitol Violence: German Chancellor Merkel Dubs Trump's Twitter Eviction 'Problematic'

Associated Press (AP)

Twitter permanently suspended Trump on Friday, citing a 'risk of further incitement of violence' by supporters of the incumbent president


10 January, 2021

President Donald Trump Committed 'Impeachable Offences': Top Republican

Associated Press (AP)

Trump would be removed from office and succeeded by the vice president, if found convicted in the impeachment articles or charges


10 January, 2021

US Capitol Violence: Cops Arrest Man Photographed With Speaker Pelosi’s Lectern

Associated Press (AP)

Adam Johnson, a resident of Florida has been arrested on a federal warrant for knowingly entering restricted grounds without lawful authority.


09 January, 2021

US Capitol Violence: FBI Arrests Arkansas Man From Photo Inside Pelosi's Office

Associated Press (AP)

Richard Barnett was charged for entering House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office, where he 'left a note and removed some of the speaker's mail'.


09 January, 2021

US Capitol Attack: Twitter Bans Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell

Associated Press (AP)

Dozens of QAnon social media accounts were hyping up January 6 and hoped that President-elect Joe Biden's victory would be overturned.


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09 January, 2021

'White Supremacists, Terrorists': Joe Biden Hits Out At Those Who Stormed US Capitol

PTI

US President-elect Joe Biden also lashed out at the authorities and said security officers should be held accountable for their failures in preventing the violence that left five dead.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

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Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz