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Trump Impeachment News: US House votes 221 to 203 to advance Trump Impeachment Bill

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger is predicting more Republicans will join him in voting to impeach President Donald Trump.

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12:02 AM

Wrap Up: Trump on brink of second impeachment & more

  • US companies suspend political donations after Capitol attack
  • US to block cotton from China region targeted in crackdown
  • Google to pause U.S. political ads ahead of presidential inauguration
  • Airbnb to cancel Washington DC bookings as police warn of militia threat
  • He must go,' Pelosi says, as U.S. House nears impeaching Trump for second time
  • U.S. Senate will not convene this week amid Trump impeachment: McConnell spokesman
11:57 PM

U.S. companies suspend political donations after Capitol attack

A number of large U.S. companies, including AT&T Inc, American Express and Dow Inc, have said they would cut off campaign contributions to those who voted to challenge President-elect Joe Biden's victory, with Republicans in the U.S. Congress facing growing blowback from Corporate America.
11:47 PM

GOP Rep. Jim Jordan says Democrats are trying to “cancel the President.”

11:40 PM

U.S. Senate will not convene this week amid Trump impeachment: McConnell spokesman

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will not use emergency powers to immediately reconvene the chamber this week as the House moves forward with its vote on President Donald Trump's impeachment, his spokesman said in a post on Twitter on Wednesday.
11:34 PM

Tom Hanks to host Biden inauguration TV show

11:32 PM

Those insurrectionists were domestic terrorists sent by the President's words

- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

11:25 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls January 6 a "day of fire"

George W Bush used the same phrase to describe the September 11 attacks, reports The Guardian.
11:15 PM

US to block cotton from China region targeted in crackdown

11:12 PM

Trump is a clear and president danger, he must be impeached and convicted by the senate

- Nancy Pelosi

10:59 PM

U.S. House votes 221 to 203 to advance Trump Impeachment Bill

Reports Reuters
10:46 PM

Lindsey Graham criticizes fellow Republicans who are supporting the impeachment

10:43 PM

Republican leaders believe that they will lose about a dozen votes over the impeachment of President Trump

Reports CNN quoting GOP sources
10:25 PM

Proposal to amend the rule for debate on the impeachment failed by a vote of 221-205

10:22 PM

Military Joint Chiefs condemn 'sedition and insurrection' at US Capitol, reports CNN

10:10 PM

Senate Republicans mull starting Trump impeachment trial Friday

As the U.S. House of Representatives moved on Wednesday toward a vote on impeaching President Donald Trump, Republican leaders in the Senate weighed whether to launch a trial on Friday on whether to remove him from office, a source familiar with the deliberations said, though no final decision was reached.
10:03 PM

McConnell is signaling he's in favor of impeachment, reports CNN quoting GOP source

09:54 PM

Obama-era veteran Kurt Campbell to be White House Indo-Pacific coordinator

Campbell, who served as the top U.S. diplomat for Asia under President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is considered one of the architects of their "pivot to Asia" strategy, a much vaunted but still limited U.S. rebalancing of resources to the region.
09:43 PM

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iranian foundations in last days of Trump's term

09:33 PM

Facebook tracking a rise in violent rhetoric tied to U.S. presidential inauguration

Facebook Inc has seen an increase in signals indicating potential future acts of violence associated with efforts to contest the result of the U.S. presidential election since the Capitol siege last week, a company spokeswoman told Reuters.
09:21 PM

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said he's expecting 10-20 Republican defections on impeachment today

Reports CNN
09:11 PM

Hundreds of National Guard troops nap inside the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Hundreds of National Guard troops nap inside the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
09:08 PM

Airbnb cancels all Washington reservations during Biden inauguration

09:07 PM

Google to pause all political ads from Jan. 14

08:59 PM

Jan. 6th would live in the memory as the darkest day of service in the House, says Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma

Cole says the Senate could not even begin to consider impeachment until after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in.
08:49 PM

US stocks flat amid Trump impeachment debate, Intel surges

  • Wall Street stocks were flat early Wednesday, with Intel surging on a new CEO appointment as investors monitored a Capitol Hill debate on impeaching US President Donald Trump.
  • Shares of Intel surged about 10 percent as the chipmaker named VMware head Pat Gelsinger as its new chief executive, replacing Bob Swan after pressure from activist investors.
08:37 PM

215+ House Democrats, 5 House Republicans support impeaching US President Donald Trump (218 votes needed)

House Majority Leader Hoyer says he would send articles of impeachment to US Senate immediately, reports NBC News
08:36 PM

Trump appointees pressure Census for report on undocumented

U.S. Census Bureau statisticians are under significant pressure from Trump political appointees to figure out who in the U.S. is in the country illegally, and they're worried that any such report they produce in the waning days of the Trump administration will be inaccurate, according to the bureau's watchdog agency.
08:22 PM

Intel to replace CEO Bob Swan with VMware's Pat Gelsinger

08:21 PM

Debate over Trump’s impeachment is taking place at “an actual crime scene”, says Rep Jim McGovern

My remarks on why we must impeach and remove Donald Trump for his role in threatening the integrity of the democratic process, interfering with the peaceful transfer of power, and imperiling a coequal branch of government: Jim McGovern (The Washington Post)
08:03 PM

Two teams of National Security Guard (NSG) to be deployed at the upcoming Kumbh Mela in Haridwar

The team of NSG will also train the state's anti-terrorism squad: Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar
07:55 PM

Trump Impeachment: House is back in session

07:52 PM

Rajasthan: Four people dead, six fall ill after consuming poisonous liquor in Bharatpur's Roopwas police station limits

Post mortem of the bodies underway. Police and administration at the spot for investigation, says DM Bharatpur
07:42 PM

US House of Representatives opens Trump impeachment session

07:37 PM

Earthquake of magnitude 2.9 on the Richter scale occurred 37 km north-northeast of Noida, UP

National Centre for Seismology
07:25 PM

West Bengal: Fire breaks out at a colony in Baghbazar area of Kolkata, eight fire tenders present at the spot

07:16 PM

After NDMC, East & South Corporations also ban sale, storage of poultry or processed chicken meat in view of bird flu in Delhi

Reports PTI
07:13 PM

Militants lob grenade on CRPF personnel at Rainawari chowk in Srinagar but there was no damage done due to explosion: Officials

Reports PTI
07:04 PM

New York City will terminate business contracts with President Trump after the insurrection at the US Capitol

07:03 PM

FSDC sub-committee reviews developments in economy

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das headed Sub-Committee of the FSDC on Wednesday reviewed the major developments in the global and domestic economy as well as financial markets that impact financial stability, the central bank said in a statement.
06:58 PM

Trump's Republican wall eroding ahead of impeachment vote

Republicans offered only modest reproach when President Donald Trump said there were "very fine people'' on both sides of a white supremacist rally. They stayed in line when Trump was caught pressuring a foreign leader and later defended his handling of a deadly pandemic.
06:47 PM

EU clears London Stock Exchange's $27bn takeover of financial data provider Refinitiv on conditions

06:46 PM

Indian Army officer develops 'microcopter' for tracking terrorists inside buildings

06:43 PM

All India Aircraft Engineers' Association has written to Air India Chairman and Managing Director over "inordinate delay in disbursement of salaries"

06:34 PM

Gold eases as dollar ticks higher; markets eye stimulus details

  • Gold prices eased on Wednesday, reversing earlier gains, as the dollar firmed and U.S. yields held close to recent highs, with investors awaiting more details on American fiscal stimulus measures.
  • Spot gold was down 0.1% to $1,854.40 per ounce by 1247 GMT, while U.S. gold futures were up 0.6% to $1,855.10.
06:22 PM

Cabinet approves proposal for mineral reforms: Sources

  • The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal for mega mineral reforms, a move that will boost mineral production in the country and bring more mineral blocks into auction, according to sources.
  • These reforms will be implemented through an amendment to the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 for which a bill will be placed in Parliament in the upcoming session, highly placed sources said.
06:09 PM

West Bengal: Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind(JUH) members protest farm laws & block NH-2 in East Burdwan

"Committee which govt formed to review laws has members against the laws. We want the Supreme Court to conduct daily hearings to scrap the laws," says Siddiqullah Chowdhury, JUH(WB) pres
05:58 PM

Delhi: Congress MP from Amritsar, Gurjeet Singh Aujla tears and burns a copy of the farm laws at Jantar Mantar

05:54 PM

Fundamentals, flows, macros drove equity markets in 2020: Nilesh Shah

  • Fundamentals, FPI inflows, and macroeconomic factors drove the Indian equity markets in 2020, while strong corporate earnings and positive news on the COVID-19 vaccines front would support the bourses in 2021, Kotak AMC Managing Director Nilesh Shah said.
  • The December quarter corporate results will indicate whether the earnings growth momentum seen in the preceding three months will sustain, Shah said at a virtual press conference.
05:40 PM

Farmers protesting at Singhu Border burn copies of the Farm Laws

05:26 PM

Amazon India launches online academy to coach future engineers Inc has launched an online academy to train students for one of India’s most competitive college entrance tests, the e-commerce giant said on Wednesday, as it taps a boom in virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
05:26 PM

238 birds died in the state today, samples sent for testing

Total 2,096 bird deaths reported in the state from 8 January till now: Animal Husbandry Department, Maharashtra
05:11 PM

Defence deal worth Rs 48,000 crores has been approved by Indian Air Force

  • The CCS chaired by the PM today approved the largest indigenous defence procurement deal worth about Rs 48,000 Cr to strengthen IAF’s fleet of homegrown fighter jet ‘LCA-Tejas’. This deal will be a game-changer for self-reliance in Indian defence manufacturing: Defence Minister
  • The HAL has already set-up second line manufacturing facilities at its Nasik and Bengaluru Divisions. Equipped with the augmented infrastructure the HAL will steer LCA-Mk1A production for timely deliveries to the IAF: Defence Minister

05:09 PM

BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari files a petition in Calcutta High Court demanding adequate police security while conducting his political rallies

05:02 PM

Bombay High Court reserves order in the case related to BMC issuing notice to actor Sonu Sood for illegal construction at his residence

04:55 PM

Indian Army signs a contract for acquiring the Switch drone for surveillance along the borders

The vertical take-off & landing drone has the capability to fly for 2 hours at a maximum altitude of 4,500 meters: Mohit Bansal, ideaForge
04:51 PM

World’s first universal bulletproof jacket 'Shakti'

  • Indian Army’s Major Anoop Mishra has indigenously developed world’s first universal bulletproof jacket 'Shakti' which can be used by both male and female combatants.
  • The jacket is also the world’s first flexible body armour.
04:41 PM

Morena spurious liquor deaths: MP Govt constitutes a three-member committee to investigate the incident

04:39 PM

Cases of Avian Influenza have been confirmed in 10 states, as on 13 January, 2021

Further, cases of unnatural mortality of birds have been reported in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir and 4 districts of Jharkhand. (PIB)
04:38 PM

NIA files charge-sheet against arms suppliers in case relating to murder of Amit Sharma, president of Sri Hindu Takht, Ludhiana

Chargesheeted Ashish Kumar, Javed & Arshad Ali, all from Meerut, had supplied illegal arms including .32 bore pistols for target killings in Punjab
04:34 PM

Seven new Ministers take oath in Karnataka as Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa expands his cabinet

Reports PTI
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