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Hillary Clinton makes history as first woman White House nomineeHillary Clinton waves during her California primary night rally held in the Brooklyn borough of New York, US, on June 7, 2016. — Reuters

Hillary Clinton makes history as first woman White House nominee

27 Jul 2016 | 9:13 AM

PHILADELPHIA: Hillary Clinton on Wednesday made history by clinching the Democratic White House nomination, becoming the first woman to lead a major party in the US presidential race. Clinton secured her nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia after a majority of the 4,764 party delegates formally backed her.

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Philadelphia, July 27

Hillary Clinton on Wednesday made history by clinching the Democratic White House nomination, becoming the first woman to lead a major party in the US presidential race.

Clinton, who has been Secretary of State, First Lady and Senator from New York, secured her nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia after a majority of the 4,764 party delegates formally backed her.

Her rival from the primaries, Bernie Sanders was one of those to move a resolution for her nomination when the roll call got to his home state of Vermont—sending out a vital message of unity for a party struck by deep divisions.

“I move that Hillary Clinton be nominated as the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate of the United States,” Sanders said towards the conclusion of the roll call.

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Moments later, the Democratic delegates nominated Clinton as the party’s presidential candidate, setting up a high-stakes showdown with Republican Donald Trump.

“This moment is for every little girl who dreams big.

#WeMadeHistory,” tweeted Clinton, who will turn 69 in October.

“Stronger together,” she said in another tweet.

Clinton’s nomination was proposed by Congresswoman Barbara A Mikulski, the first Democratic woman elected to the Senate, and the first woman to chair the powerful Senate Committee on Appropriations.

“It is with a full heart that I am here today as we nominate Hillary Clinton to be the first woman president,” she said.

“Many of you have broken barriers. You were the first to go to college. You were the first to start a business. Maybe the first to be a citizen. But you knew when you broke a barrier you didn’t do it for yourself. You did it so others would not have to face them again. That’s what Hillary wants to do. She wants to break down all the barriers to opportunity,” Mikulski said.

Legendary civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis seconded Clinton’s name as the Democratic presidential nominee.

“Eight years ago, our party nominated and elected the first person of colour to ever serve in the White House not just for one, but two terms. Tonight we will shatter that glass ceiling again. We’re the party of tomorrow, and we will build a true democracy in America,” Lewis said.

Lewis talked about Clinton in glowing terms, saying she has dedicated her life to public service and building a better America.

“I have known Hillary Clinton for many years. She is one of the most qualified candidates to ever run for president.

She is a leader, sometimes sailing against the wind to break down the barriers that divide us. She’s smart, just smart. She could have done anything with her life, but she decided long ago she didn’t want to just do well, she wanted to do good,” he said.

Clinton is scheduled to deliver her acceptance speech on Thursday (July 28). Last week she selected Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate.

Her husband, the charismatic and controversial Bill Clinton was the President of the United States from 1993-2001.

As the first lady she had launched several key initiatives in health care and women’s rights.

A proponent of clean energy, Hillary Clinton is known for being a strong advocate of Indo-US ties.

As New York Senator, she was instrumental in the launch of the Senate India Caucus—the only country-specific Senate Caucus, and was its founding co-chairman.

After being sworn in as the Secretary of State in January 2009, Clinton was instrumental in launch of annual India-US Strategic Dialogue.

She appointed Indian-Americans to the State Department like Raj Shah, head of USAID, and Richard Verma as the Assistant Secretary of State. Verma is now the US Ambassador to India.

Clinton also has several Indian-Americans in key positions in her campaign including Huma Abedin, Neera Tanden, Shefali Razdan Duggal and Aditi Hardikar. — PTI

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Doping row: Praveen Rana named as Narsingh’s replacement

27 Jul 2016 | 11:20 AM

NEW DELHI: The Wrestling Federation of India has sent Praveen Rana’s name as replacement for Narsingh Yadav, caught in a doping scandal, for the Rio Olympics in 74kg freestyle category in case the former fails to clear the charges against him before the NADA panel on Wednesday.

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Quran sacrilege: AAP MLA Yadav remanded in judicial custody

27 Jul 2016 | 12:20 PM

SANGRUR: The court of the Subdivisional Judicial Magistrate, Malerkotla, on Wednesday remanded Delhi Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Naresh Yadav in judicial custody till August 1 in the Quran desecration case.

Curfew reimposed in downtown Srinagar

Curfew reimposed in downtown Srinagar

27 Jul 2016 | 11:53 AM

SRINAGAR: Officials said the fresh restrictions were imposed in view of the clashes that took place at different places in downtown areas of the Srinagar city on Tuesday. Curfew restrictions are also enforced in major towns of Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Awantipora in south Kashmir.

Kalam’s statue unveiled in Rameswaram

Kalam’s statue unveiled in Rameswaram

27 Jul 2016 | 12:28 PM

RAMESWARAM: A life-size statue of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was unveiled at Peikarumbu here on Wednesday on the occasion of his first death anniversary.

Activist Sharmila to end fast after 16 years

Activist Sharmila to end fast after 16 years

27 Jul 2016 | 2:06 AM

IMPHAL:Sixteen years after she began her fast, demanding that the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act be repealed, Manipur's "Iron Lady" Irom Chanu Sharmila has decided to end her protest on August 9 and contest the Assembly elections as an Independent.

Woman facing trial for sacrilege shot

Woman facing trial for sacrilege shot

27 Jul 2016 | 2:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Balwinder Kaur, 47, a resident of Ghawaddi village, was shot dead by two men on a motorcycle in Alamgir village this morning.

After talks, some headway on GST Bill

After talks, some headway on GST Bill

27 Jul 2016 | 9:14 AM

NEW DELHI:Making some headway on the GST Bill, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the empowered group of state Finance Ministers today agreed on the principle that the tax rate would be lower than the current levels.

CAG picks holes in coal mine auction

27 Jul 2016 | 2:06 AM

NEW DELHI: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has raised questions about the first two rounds of e-auction of coal blocks saying the level of competition was disappointing.

Notification on NGOs may be put on hold

27 Jul 2016 | 2:06 AM

NEW DELHI:The Centre is planning to keep on hold a notification that brings trustees of NGOs under the definition of public servants under Lokpal, which requires them to declare assets by July 31 or face action.

India loses Devas-Antrix case, may have to pay heavy damage

India loses Devas-Antrix case, may have to pay heavy damage

27 Jul 2016 | 9:15 AM

BENGALURU: India has lost the arbitration case in an international tribunal over its space marketing agency Antrix Corp annulling a contract with city-based private multimedia firm Devas and may have to fork out millions of dollars in damages.

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27 Jul 2016 | 1:12 PM

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Modi speaks to new British PM

Modi speaks to new British PM

27 Jul 2016 | 12:17 PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to British Prime Minister Theresa May congratulating her on her assumption of new responsibility and affirmed India’s commitment to further strengthen the strategic bilateral partnership.

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Fresh trouble for HCS officer Malik

Fresh trouble for HCS officer Malik

27 Jul 2016 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Vigilance Department, in its inquiry report regarding alleged violations by paid parking lots in the city, has also named former MC Additional Commissioner Dr Sarita Malik, an HCS officer

NoSP Baljit Singh’s son Maninder Singh stands beside the martyr’s statue at Shahkot in Jalandhar district. A Tribune Photo

Year after Dinanagar attack, slain SP’s kin await medal

27 Jul 2016 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: A year after SP Baljit Singh was gunned down by terrorists in the Dinanagar attack, his Kapurthala-based family is yet to receive the President’s Police Medal announced posthumously on August 15.

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BSF jawan flees, joint operation falls flat

27 Jul 2016 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: BSF constable Rajeev Ranjan, who allegedly stabbed his colleague in Jammu on July 24, today managed to give the police of two states and the BSF the slip.

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Farmers start 3-day protest across state

27 Jul 2016 | 1:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: A large number of farmers organisations today started a three-day protest in the state.

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State receives investments worth Rs 69,713 crore

27 Jul 2016 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:In pursuant to memorandums of understanding (MoUs) signed during the ‘Happening Haryana’ summit in Gurgaon in March this year, 109 projects worth potential investments of Rs 69,713.12 crore have so far landed in the state.

Maheshwar’s HLP heads for a split

Maheshwar’s HLP heads for a split

27 Jul 2016 | 12:55 AM

SHIMLA: Himachal Lokhit Party (HLP) that once talked about creating a third political alternative to the Congress and the BJP in the state when it was founded in 2012 is heading for a break-up.

Curfew ends, one more dies in fresh clashes

Curfew ends, one more dies in fresh clashes

27 Jul 2016 | 12:57 AM

SRINAGAR: A 61-year-old man died in a road accident during clashes in Srinagar and 14 others were injured in action by security forces across Kashmir today even as protests erupted again in some areas after the authorities lifted curfew from the entire Valley except Anantnag.

CM meets Modi, seeks Rs 500 crore immediate disaster relief for state

CM meets Modi, seeks Rs 500 crore immediate disaster relief for state

27 Jul 2016 | 2:29 AM

DEHRADUN: Chief Minister Harish Rawat met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today and sought an immediate relief of Rs 500 crore for the damage caused by recent heavy rainfall, cloudbursts and landslides in the state.

Bill Clinton portrays Hillary as ‘change-maker’ in speech to Democrats

Bill Clinton portrays Hillary as ‘change-maker’ in speech to Democrats

27 Jul 2016 | 10:25 AM

PHILADELPHIA: Former President Bill Clinton portrayed his wife Hillary on Tuesday as a dynamic force for change and a longtime fighter for social justice as he made a case for her historic 2016 bid for the White House. The ex-President told the Democratic Party convention in Philadelphia that Hillary Clinton was “a natural leader” with an in-built sense of responsibility.

Myntra buys rival Jabong for Rs 470 cr

27 Jul 2016 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI: Flipkart-owned Myntra has bought rival Jabong for $70 million (around Rs 470 crore) — nearly half of its last year’s revenue — in a cash deal from Global Fashion Group (GFG) to consolidate position in the booming Indian e-commerce industry.

NoNarsingh Pancham Yadav. AFP file photo

Maha CM Fadnavis hints at foul play in Narsingh doping scandal

27 Jul 2016 | 10:52 AM

MUMBAI: Raising doubts on the possibility of foul play in the Narsingh Yadav doping scandal, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis hinted the wrestler may have been “tricked or framed”, while asking the Union Sports Minister to look into the case.

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More Russians banned in mounting Rio toll

27 Jul 2016 | 11:24 AM

LAUSANNE: Nineteen more Russian rowers were banned from the Olympics, taking the toll of the nation’s athletes suspended from Rio to 108 after explosive revelations of state-run doping across Russian sport.

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Doubles attack

27 Jul 2016 | 2:28 AM

THERE are very few tennis fans in India who are expecting an Olympics medal for India from tennis.

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