Two days after polls closed in the US presidential election, neither Donald Trump nor Joe Biden has earned the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the presidency. Biden, the former Vice President and Democrat’s presidential nominee, has an edge as he has defended 264 electoral college votes, only six less than the halfway mark of 270.
Nearly a week after Cyclone Nivar battered southern India, another storm is very likely to hit Tamil Nadu on December 4, the second time in a week, the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday. The deep depression in the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm by late Tuesday night, the IMD said.
Joe Biden’s campaign seized on a fresh line of attack on the eve of the Democratic presidential nominee’s first debate with President Donald Trump, accusing the Republican incumbent of gaming the system to avoid paying his fair share of taxes.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi on Monday for the third edition of the 2+2 ministerial dialogue to be held in New Delhi tomorrow. Pompeo was accompanied by his wife Susan and Defence Secretary Mask Esper. The Indian side at the talks will be represented by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. The high-level talks come amidst India’s festering border row with China in eastern Ladakh as well as the renewed global focus on the Indo-Pacific region. The timing is also significant as the dialogue comes just a week ahead of the U.S. Presidential election which is witnessing fiery political clashes between Republican Donald Trump and Democratic Joe Biden.