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Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US President

Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US President

21 Jan 2017 | 2:23 AM

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and telling a bitterly divided country he will pursue “America First” policies at home and abroad.

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Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and telling a bitterly divided country he will pursue “America First” policies at home and abroad.

As scattered protests erupted elsewhere in Washington, Trump raised his right hand and put his left on a Bible used by Abraham Lincoln and repeated a 35-word oath of office from the US Constitution, with US Chief Justice John Roberts presiding.

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Afterward, he stretched his arms wide and hugged his wife, Melania, and other members of his family. Then he turned around to a podium and delivered his inaugural address. “This moment is your moment, it belongs to you,” Trump told a large crowd that had earlier booed Chuck Schumer, the Democratic minority leader in the US Senate. Revisiting themes from his improbable campaign victory, Trump, 70, said his presidency would aim to help struggling middle-class families, build up the US military and strengthen US borders.

“We are transferring power from Washington DC and giving it back to you,” he said.

“From this day forward a new vision will govern our land,” Trump said. “From this day forward it's going to be only America First.”

Mike Pence was sworn-in as the Vice-President. He took the oath of office before Trump. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate whom Trump defeated on November 8, attended the ceremony with her husband, former President Bill Clinton. Former Presidents George W Bush and Jimmy Carter were also present with their wives. Bush's father, former President George HW Bush, 92, was in Houston recovering from pneumonia.

The transition from a Democratic President to a Republican took place on the West Front of the domed US Capitol before a crowd of former presidents, dignitaries and hundreds of thousands of people on the grounds of the National Mall.

Away from the Capitol, masked activists ran through the streets smashing windows at a restaurant and a coffee shop. They carried black anarchist flags and signs that said: “Join the resistance, fight back now.”

Trump and his vice president, Mike Pence, began the day attending a prayer service at St John's Episcopal Church near the White House. — Reuters


The time for empty talk is over and time for action has arrived. I will fight for you with every breath in my body — and I will never, ever let you down. America will start winning again, winning like never before. We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our wealth. And we will bring back our dreams. — Donald Trump, US President

All efforts to fulfil cultural aspirations of Tamil people: PM

All efforts to fulfil cultural aspirations of Tamil people: PM

21 Jan 2017 | 9:29 AM

NEW DELHI: A day after the Centre cleared the jallikattu ordinance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said all efforts are being made to fulfil the cultural aspirations of the people of Tamil Nadu.

Coop banks can’t take deposits under disclosure scheme

Coop banks can’t take deposits under disclosure scheme

21 Jan 2017 | 9:10 AM

NEW DELHI:The government has barred cooperative banks from accepting deposits under the income disclosure scheme — Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGKDS).

‘People once again identifying themselves with political parties’Punjab elections

‘People once again identifying themselves with political parties’

21 Jan 2017 | 9:44 AM

As the sun plays hide-and-seek with clouds on a wintry day, we set off on our journey to assess the mood of the people with election to the state Assembly just two weeks away.

Khalra murder:  Rs 49 lakh damages for key witness

Khalra murder: Rs 49 lakh damages for key witness

21 Jan 2017 | 2:32 AM

PATIALA:A local court today ordered Rs 49-lakh compensation for Kirpal Singh, a key witness in the Jaswant Singh Khalra kidnapping and murder case, who was framed in a false rape case but was acquitted in 2007.

SP fields 11on Cong-held seats, ‘alliance’ in trouble

SP fields 11on Cong-held seats, ‘alliance’ in trouble

21 Jan 2017 | 2:39 AM

LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI:Yet to finalise an alliance with the Congress, the ruling Samajwadi Party today released its list of 209 candidates, fielding candidates on 11 of the 29 Congress-held seats, including Mathura, which is represented by Congress Legislature Party leader Pradeep Mathur.

AFT reinstates 2/Lt after 25 yrs

21 Jan 2017 | 2:28 AM

LUCKNOW:The Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) has reinstated Second Lieutenant Shatrughan Singh Chauhan after 25 years, restoring his seniority and promotions as well as imposing a fine of Rs 5 crore on the Ministry of Defence.

Boy ‘killed’ by schoolmate, his body cut into pieces

Boy ‘killed’ by schoolmate, his body cut into pieces

21 Jan 2017 | 2:28 AM

LUDHIANA:A Class VIII student allegedly killed an eight-year-old boy, chopped his body into pieces and “devoured” human flesh.


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Climate change in Trump times

Pritam Singh

It may be a pure coincidence that the inauguration of Donald Trump is taking place at the same time as the world’s most respected climate monitoring scientific organisations are reporting that 2016 was the hottest year ever recorded.

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Jallikattu: Centre clears ordinance

Jallikattu: Centre clears ordinance

21 Jan 2017 | 9:30 AM

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI:Moving swiftly, the Centre tonight cleared an ordinance on Jallikattu, paving the way for the Tamil Nadu Governor to promulgate it in an effort to end the protests that have paralysed the state for the last four days.

CITY FOCUS

NoMothers and daughters of debt-ridden farmers and agricultural labourers, who committed suicide, have been struggling to get compensation. Tribune File photo

On farm front, red is the new green

21 Jan 2017 | 2:50 AM

CHANDIGARH: Village after village and house after house, we come across badly Photoshopped photographs framed and placed on shelves. The dash of gaudy red and green in the background of the photographs stares us in the face.

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In Lambi, Kejri bats for change

21 Jan 2017 | 1:22 AM

LAMBI: “Jhadu wala button daba deyo Punjabiyo, Badala nu sabak sikha deyo Punjabiyo…” AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal’s cavalcade plays this track loudly from atop an Innova vehicle as he arrives for the day’s first public meeting at Sarawan Bodla village in Lambi Assembly constituency.

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Liquor baron Doda to ‘back’ BJP’s Abohar candidate

21 Jan 2017 | 3:02 AM

ABOHAR: The Doda family and local units of SAD today expressed their willingness to back BJP candidate from Abohar Arun Narang.

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Govt cracks whip; 2 more DSPs chargesheeted

Govt cracks whip; 2 more DSPs chargesheeted

21 Jan 2017 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Khattar Government has started cracking the whip against the officials indicted in the Prakash Singh Committee report for their alleged dereliction of duty during last year’s violent Jat quota agitation.

Jaitley fires graft salvo at Virbhadra

Jaitley fires graft salvo at Virbhadra

21 Jan 2017 | 1:01 AM

CHAMBI (DHARAMSALA): Union Minister for Finance Arun Jaitley attacked Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for the cases registered against him.

Trump, in Oval Office, signs first order on Obamacare

Trump, in Oval Office, signs first order on Obamacare

21 Jan 2017 | 9:40 AM

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump directed government agencies on Saturday to freeze regulations and take steps to weaken Obamacare, using his first hours in the White House to make good on a campaign promise to start dismantling his predecessor's healthcare law.

Demonetisation to benefit economy: RBI Governor

21 Jan 2017 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI: RBI Governor Urjit Patel today told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament that the demonetisation exercise will benefit the economy and though there have been initial problems, the central bank is trying to overcome them.

NoIndia captain Virat Kohli greets Yuvraj Singh after India won the second ODI against England at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Thursday. PTI

Worked hard for this: Yuvi

21 Jan 2017 | 2:03 AM

CUTTACK:Yuvraj Singh did contemplate retirement at one stage after his fight with cancer but his never-say-die attitude helped him get over that phase and he continued his efforts to win back his place in the Indian team.

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HPCA ‘allows’ Thakur to remain president for now

21 Jan 2017 | 2:03 AM

DHARAMSALA:Nearly three weeks after the Supreme Court removed Anurag Thakur as the president of the Indian cricket board (BCCI), he was retained as the president of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA), which he has been heading since 2000.

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Gandhi ton rescues Gujarat

21 Jan 2017 | 2:03 AM

MUMBAI:Middle-order batsman Chirag Gandhi struck an unbeaten hundred, his maiden first-class ton, to help newly-crowned Ranji Trophy champions Gujarat finish at 300/8 against Rest of India in the Irani Cup at the draw of stumps on Day 1.

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