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Overcoming racial divide, Americans give Barack Obama runaway win: 364-174 First African-American to be elected President proclaims: ‘Change has come’ Wars and financial crisis prepared the ground for momentous shift
Democrats gain in both Senate and House
NEW YORK: Democrats strengthened their majorities in both Houses of the U.S. Congress, assuring President-elect Barack Obama a stronger hand in enacting his agenda of change. The Democrats picked up five seats in the Senate, increasing ...
Obama presidency to pose challenges for Indian diplomacy
From nuclear issues to terrorism and protectionism, India has reasons to be cautious but not alarmed
Challenging tasks await Obama on world stage
He inherits the responsibility of prosecuting two wars and stitching back together a shredded economy
Unprecedented event & waves of emotion
Supporters of Obama, from a Las Vegas casino to a call centre in Gurgaon, react with jubilation
Among China’s youth, a craze for the winner
SHANGHAI: In China, where the youth are unused to young and charismatic political figures, Barack Obama is proving to be a huge hit. News of Mr. Obama’s electoral triumph has generated much enthusiasm in the country, with his story ...
Barack Obama and the art of the possible
Of a ‘funny name,’ and a compelling story
A sign of hope for everyone: Mandela
JOHANNESBURG: The former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, welcomed Barack Obama’s victory as a sign of hope for everyone. “Your victory has demonstrated that no person anywhere in the world should not dare to dream ...
High expectations among world leaders
SINGAPORE: Barack Obama’s triumph has been greeted with high expectations among political leaders and visions of a new wave of history among the people across East Asia. Japan’s Prime Minister Taro Aso hailed Mr. Obama’s ...
Gracious in defeat
PHOENIX: With a gracious nod to Barack Obama, John McCain acknowledged defeat and urged his supporters to move beyond partisan differences to put country first — an echo of his campaign theme. “I wish godspeed to the man who ...
Uncertain road ahead for the presidency
Momentous victory cannot obviate serious tasks that the new administration will face
Kochi woman on cloud nine
KOCHI: Nina Nayar of Kochi is celebrating Obama’s historic win as America’s next President. Excited that the son of her close friend, mentor, colleague, Ann Soetoro has been victorious, she says the people have made the right ...
India cautiously optimistic
NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday gave a cautious but enthusiastic endorsement of Barack Obama’s election as the next U.S. President. While the government led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sent formal congratulatory messages, political ...
Historic day for Ann Cooper
She wasn’t allowed to vote in the past
Australia has everything to play for
Nagpur Test will be Laxman’s 100th and Ganguly’s last
Collision averted at NSC Bose Airport
Kolkata: A total of 120 passengers of two aircraft had a narrow escape on Wednesday, when a collision between a Jet Airways flight, which was about to land, and a Kingfisher Airlines plane, taxiing on the runway, was averted at the NSC Bose ...
Australia may come out aggressively
Bill Gates hopes health will be an Obama priority
NEW DELHI: Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, hopes that U.S. President-elect Barack Obama would continue to keep health a priority issue despite a challenging budget. “I hope the new President would be ...
It’s been a wonderful journey, says Laxman
For V.V.S. Laxman, playing his 100th Test, it’s been a saga of dedication and discipline. He has combined his talent with hard work to emerge an icon of sportsmanship. He shared his views in this interview.
Decision on alliance by month-end: Karat
NEW DELHI: Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat on Wednesday said a decision on the alliance in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu would be made around the time the Polit Bureau met towards the end of this ...
Barack Obama, toast of Chennai
Students take part in mock voting
Higher vegetable prices eat into family budget
One kg of tomatoes sold at Rs.60 in market; buyers downcast at uptrend
Chandrayaan takes pictures of moon
CHENNAI: The Terrain Mapping Camera (TMC) on board Chandrayaan-1 has started taking pictures of the moon. On Tuesday evening, when the spacecraft was in the lunar transfer orbit, it photographed the crescent moon from a distance of some 2.5 ...
Americans have chosen a bright future: Karunanidhi
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has congratulated Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate, on his victory in the U.S. presidential election. In a letter to Mr. Obama, the Chief Minister said: “American ...
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