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Chennai-born Pramila Jayapal is the first Indian origin Tamil woman to be elected to US Congress

Chennai-born Pramila Jayapal is the first Indian origin Tamil woman to be elected to US Congress

Washington, November 9 (NIA): Chennai-born Pramila Jayapal, 51, won the Congressional seat from Seattle in Washington State to enter the House of Representatives in the November 8 general elections to become the first Indian-American Tamil woman to accomplish this feat. She has made a name for herself by upholding and campaigning for the rights of immigrants and relentlessly fighting for...

In another first, Kamala Devi Harris becomes the first Black Indian Tamil American to win a seat in the US Senate

In another first, Kamala Devi Harris becomes the first Black Indian Tamil American to win a seat in the US Senate

Los Angeles, November 9 (NIA): California Attorney General Kamala Devi Harris beat Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez Tuesday night for a coveted U.S. Senate seat, KABC reported. With this, Democrat Kamala Devi Harris or "Kamala" as she is better known, becomes the first Black Indian Tamil American to win a US Senate seat and the first biracial to be in the Senate....

Raja Krishnamoorthi becomes the first Tamil and Hindu-Indian American to be elected to the US Congress

Chicago ,November 9 (ABC): Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi has won the 8th Congressional District race against Republican Peter DiCianni. He will be the first Tamil and Hindu Indian-American congressman in American history. Krishnamoorthi and DiCianni were both trying to win the seat vacated by Tammy Duckworth, who won Illinois' U.S. Senate seat Tuesday night. Krishnamoorthi thanked supporters in a victory speech...

Donald Trump’s path to victory is suddenly looking much, much wider

Donald Trump’s path to victory is suddenly looking much, much wider

Washington, November 9 (The Washington Post): Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has won his so-called "must-win" states of Ohio, Florida and North Carolina. The big news: Trump is legitimately making a play for two blue-leaning states that seemed beyond his reach just a week ago but where he invested some time in the final week — Michigan and Wisconsin. These are states...

The US election: Will it be a photo finish?

The US election: Will it be a photo finish?

Washington, November 8 (The Guardian): The eleventh hour prediction in the US Presidential election is that Hillary Clinton’s support is at 46.8% while Donald Trump’s is at 44.3%. When analysts refer to the Democrat’s 2.5 percentage point lead, they are talking about the difference between those two figures in polling averages. It’s an important number but it’s also probably an...

Prince Harry complains of “racial undertones” in press coverage of his American girl friend Meghan Markle

Prince Harry complains of “racial undertones” in press coverage of his American girl friend Meghan Markle

London, November 8 (The Guardian):Prince Harry has attacked the “racial undertones” of press coverage of his American girlfriend Meghan Markle in an extraordinary statement in which he warns that he fears for her safety. Meghan, a well-known TV actress and a brand ambassador for World Vision Canada, is half White and half Afro-American The prince said “a line has been crossed” in...

Prospect of low turnout in US election is worrying

Prospect of low turnout in US election is worrying

Courtney Subramanian/BBC After a long campaign, it's less than two weeks before millions of Americans cast their votes. But turnout could be as low as 50%. Why do so few people vote? With two of the most unpopular presidential candidates in history, some pundits are concerned there could be a record low in voter numbers. Turnout has been on a...

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