Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The best is yet to come, a triumphant Barack Obama said after winning a second term as US president and thanked "every American" that participated in the hard fought election.
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Blue, white and red - the colours of the United States of America - sparkled in the sun-dappled lawns of the Hotel Imperial in the capital where an eclectic crowd of friends of America, mediapersons, students, politicians and diplomats cheered President Barack Obama on his re-election over a lavish breakfast spread. Sponsored by the American Embassy, it was the biggest US election bash in the country and was broadcast live in Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad, where similar parties were in progress. A group of 50 college girls broke into a impromptu jig as a giant CNN screen mounted on the lawns of the heritage hotel beamed the final projections that the Democrats led by Obama had romped home.
Beijing, Nov 7 (IANS) Since its founding in July 1921, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has held a few key national congresses, which Xinhua reported as follows: -- In 1921 at the first national congress, 12 delegates represented more than 50 CPC members nationwide. -- In 1945 at the seventh national congress, 755 delegates represented 1.21 million CPC members
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Republican Mitt Romney conceded defeat in the US presidential elections and congratulated Barack Obama for winning a second term in the White House. Addressing a gathering of cheering supporters in Boston, he said he wished Obama and his family well
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Colorado and Washington have become the first US states to legalize possession and use of marijuana for recreational purposes, media reports said after voters there approved the measure. "We believe Colorado voters have decided to take a more sensible approach to how we deal with marijuana in the state," the Denver Post quoted Mason Tvert, a leader of the movement in favour of legalizing marijuana, as saying after two Denver television networks reported it had been approved
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Buoyed by a slowly but surely recovering economy and a display of cool leadership during superstorm Sandy, President Barack Obama scored a decisive victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney after a long, contentious and expensive election battle. The glad tidings for Obama, who was engaged in one of the closest White House races ever, came around 11.15 p.m.
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney congratulated President Barack Obama on his re-election and vowed to reach across the aisle to meet the critical challenges faced by the nation. "This is a time of great challenges for America and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation," the former Massachusetts governor told cheering supporters in Boston in a short concession speech. "At a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing," he said shortly before 1 a.m
Hyderabad, Nov 7 (IANS) Frustrated over the delay in formation of a separate Telangana state, an Osmania University student committed suicide, leading to tension in the campus Wednesday.
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) After the presidential election debacle of 2000, when election results in the US state of Florida incorrectly called for then vice president Al Gore based on exit polling information from voting locations, American media outlets took pains to avoid any such errors again.
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Barack Obama has won a second term as US president, defeating his Republican rival Mitt Romney in a closely contested battle that seemed almost to close to call till the end. Obama, who four years ago was elected as the US' first African American president, won 274 electoral votes, four more than what was needed to win. As celebrations broke out across the country, a victorious Obama tweeted: "Four more years." "We're all in this together