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International News
First Indian-American Senator Kamala Harris announces her 2020 US presidential bid
 
(Washington, Jan 21,2019):Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin Senator, Monday officially launched her campaign for the US presidential election in 2020 to take on President Donald Trump, saying she was "honoured" to announce her bid on a day when Americans celebrated Martin Luther King Jr who sought inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi. A rising party star and vocal critic of President Trump, Harris, 54, is the fourth Democrat to join the battle for the party''s nomination in the 2020 election.

"I am running for president," Harris said in a tweet along with a simultaneously released video message. "Kamala Harris: For the People" is the theme of her campaign. If elected, she would be the first woman and woman of colour to be the president of the United States. "I love my country. This is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are," she told the ABC News. Explaining the significance of announcing her presidential bid on Martin Luther King Jr Day, Harris said the icon of American civil rights movement, who sought inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi, has always inspired her.

"The thing about Dr King that always inspires me is that he was aspirational. He was aspirational like our country is aspirational. We know that we''ve not yet reached those ideals. But our strength is that we fight to reach those ideals," she said. "So today, the day we celebrate Dr King, is a very special day for all of us as Americans and I''m honoured to be able to make my announcement on the day we commemorate him," said the Indian-origin Senator whose mother was born in Tamil Nadu and African-American father from Jamaica. Both came to the US to study and then settled here.

Their parents divorced later. Her sister Maya Harris was part of the Hillary Clinton''s campaign in 2016. "The American public wants a fighter, and they want someone that''s going to fight like heck for them and not fight based on self-interest, and I''m prepared to do that," Harris said. "Truth, justice, decency, equality, freedom, democracy. These aren''t just words. These are values we as Americans cherish and they are all on the line now," she said. Harris was elected as the US Senator from California only two years ago, during which she had made a national presence for her taking a tough stand against President Trump and his policies.

"The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values. That''s why I am running for president of the United States," Harris said in a passionate appeal in her video message. "I am running to bring our voices together," Harris said urging her supporters to join her at a rally in Oakland on January 27. "Let''s do this together. Let''s claim our future, for ourselves, for our children and for our country," she said. The first Indian-origin former Attorney General of California has selected Baltimore, near Washington DC, in the East Coast as her 2020 campaign headquarters.

Her second office would be based in Oakland, her birthplace. Harris, who is the first Indian-origin US Senator and first black Senator from California, is the fourth Democratic woman leader to enter the presidential race. The others being Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro has also announced to enter the 2020 race. It is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary race, the winner of which would grab the party''s nomination and challenge President Donald Trump in the November 2020 presidential race. The Democratic primary begins early next year.


Sri Lanka serial blasts : Seven arrested over multiple blasts
Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives in Iran
US confirms deaths of several Americans in Sri Lanka blasts
French Police detain over 120 people amid Yellow Vest rallies in Paris
Gunmen kill 2 in north Nigeria
Pak's Fin Min Asad Umar quits ahead of IMF deal
Americans await bombshell Mueller report
Four killed, five injured in Mogadishu car bombing
Peru ex-president Garcia dies after shooting himself
49 killed, 176 injured in heavy rains, hailstorms in Pakistan
Notre-Dame blaze being treated as accident, not arson: prosecutor
Global tribunal to hear Ukraine, Russia sea dispute
Fear of army action as Sudan protesters toughen stand
More than 120 killed as Libya''s rivals battle for Tripoli
Nepal: Plane hits helicopters while taking off; 3 killed
Sudanese opposition alliance demands involvement of civilians in joint presidential council
Pope Francis kisses feet of South Sudan leaders
Deadly explosion rips through Quetta market; 20 dead
Assange aide arrested trying to leave Ecuador: official
Hundreds of thousands gather near sudanese army HQ to protest decisions of military
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Jennifer Lawrence returns to acting
 Los Angeles: Jennifer Lawrence is back to acting a year after she took a work hiatus and has signed  
Action has never troubled me: Sunny Deol
Fox cancels Marvel drama 'The Gifted'
John Cena in talks for 'Suicide Squad' sequel
KERALA NEWS
Kerala CM condemns terrorist attack in Sri Lanka
 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday strongly condemned that terrori
Sexist remark: Electoral Officer warns ruling LDF leader
CPI-M-led LDF holds road show in Wayanad
Toddler in coma after being beaten up; Mother arrested
NATIONAL NEWS
Shiv Sena asks govt to take over Jet Airways
 Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Monday urged the NDA government to take over the temporarily grounded priva
Congress releases list of six candidates for Delhi Lok Sabha seats
SP-BSP-RLD, an alliance of hearts rather than parties: Akhilesh
CM Nath regime intimidating officials: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
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