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US Senate passes landmark gun bill, bipartisan safer communities act to prevent violence

The $13 billion measure would toughen background checks for the youngest gun buyers, keep firearms from more domestic violence offenders and help states put in place red flag laws.

published on : 24th June 2022

Trump endorses Katie Britt in Alabama Senate race

The former president had originally backed US Rep. Mo Brooks in the race but rescinded that endorsement in March after their relationship soured.

published on : 11th June 2022

Senate ships $40 billion Ukraine aid bill to Biden for signature

The legislation, approved 86-11 Thursday was backed by every voting Democrat and most Republicans.

published on : 20th May 2022

Florida Senate passes bill to end Disney self-government

The measures, pushed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, come as the governor battles with Disney after the company’s criticism of a new GOP law.

published on : 21st April 2022

Ohio State Senate honours Vivek Agnihotri for 'The Kashmir Files' 

Ohio, State Senator Niraj Atani, said the citation honours Agnihotri for his work on The Kashmir Files, which depict the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits from their indigenous homeland.

published on : 6th April 2022

US Senate approves resolution probing Putin for war crimes

The resolution calls for the US and others to seek investigations of Putin and his regime at the International Criminal Court and International Court of Justice for potential war crimes.

published on : 16th March 2022

US misjudged Ukraine's will to fight Russia, officials admit

Two weeks into its invasion, Russia has failed to win control of Ukraine's airspace or subdue the capital of Kyiv or other major cities.

published on : 11th March 2022

US Congress passes budget including $14 billion for Ukraine

With the deadline fast approaching, senators in the legislative body's upper chamber followed their House of Representatives colleagues, who green-lit the $1.5-trillion package on March 9.

published on : 11th March 2022

US Senate approves resolution for Ukraine, warning Russia

Action in the Senate came after President Joe Biden said the U.S. has 'every indication' of a potential Russian attack on Ukraine in a matter of days.

published on : 18th February 2022

US Senators allege CIA has secret program that collects American data

US Senators Ron Wyden and Martin Heinrich allege the CIA has long hidden details about the program from the public and Congress.

published on : 11th February 2022

Yusuf Raza Gilani resigns as Leader of Opposition in Pakistan Senate after backlash over attendance

Gilani was sacked as prime minister in 2012 after his conviction by the Supreme Court for disobeying its orders and banned from politics for five years.

published on : 1st February 2022

French senators vote to ban veils in sports competitions

The senators in favour of the ban even claimed that headscarves can put at risk the safety of athletes wearing them when they practice their discipline.

published on : 19th January 2022

US averts government shutdown one day ahead of deadline

With the clock ticking down to the 11:59 pm Friday deadline, the Senate voted by 69 to 28 to keep the lights on until February 18 with a resolution that had already advanced from the House.

published on : 3rd December 2021

Parliamentary Panel on IT chaired by Tharoor may call Facebook whistleblowers to India

"Testimony in person by witnesses from abroad requires the Speaker's consent. This is being sought," Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said.

published on : 1st November 2021

US Democrat Ron Wyden unveils proposed tax plan on super-rich Americans

The tax is the latest attempt by Biden's Democratic Party to raise revenue to fund his massive social spending proposal, which will likely cost around USD 2 trillion.

published on : 27th October 2021
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