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Vertika Kanaujia is Editor Audience Growth at Hindustan Times and oversees the website’s coverage of business news, health, technology and internet culture. She is a Chevening Scholar and a Columbia Journalism University Fellow. Vertika has been a journalist for more than 18 years. After starting her career as a business journalist in TV she has worked with various leading news channels. You can email her at vertika.kanaujia@htdigital.in.

Articles by Vertika Kanaujia

Donald Trump booed at Libertarian Convention for saying, ‘nominate me’: Watch

'If I wasn't a libertarian before, I sure as hell am a libertarian now," Donald Trump quipped after being booed.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 25: Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the Libertarian Party National Convention at the Washington Hilton on May 25, 2024 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images via AFP)
Updated on May 26, 2024 05:46 PM IST

Democrat bastion South Bronx welcomes Donald Trump with huge turnout

'It was a lovefest', Donald Trump celebrates response to his rally in a non-white neighbourhood of South Bronx in New York.

Former US President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in the South Bronx in New York City on May 23, 2024. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on May 24, 2024 11:12 AM IST

US Sen Ted Cruz rips apart Biden appointee judge for trans inmate ruling

Senator Ted Cruz calls US president nominee to be the judge for the Southern District of New York, Sarah Netburn an absolute radical.

Senator Ted Cruz calls US president nominee to be the judge for the Southern District of New York, Sarah Netburn an absolute radical. (Bloomberg)
Published on May 23, 2024 04:33 PM IST

Donald Trump shocks his followers with email claiming, ‘I nearly escaped death…'

Donald Trump falsely claims Biden authorized to shoot him during Mar-a-Lago FBI raids.

Donald Trump falsely claims Biden authorized to shoot him during Mar-a-Lago FBI raids.(AP)
Published on May 23, 2024 10:44 AM IST

Where is Gaza aid stuck? US facing security hurdles in delivering help

Pentagon has confirmed, none of the aid unloaded from the temporary pier, constructed off the Gaza coast, has reached people.

People look on as Palestinians inspect boats damaged in Israeli fire, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip May 22, 2024. REUTERS/Hatem Khaled(REUTERS)
Published on May 22, 2024 04:47 PM IST

Salman Rushdie slams US students for supporting Hamas, ‘it’s very problematic’

Salman Rushdie, who has argued for a Palestinian state for most of his life spoke against student protests supporting Hamas.

Salman Rushdie, who has argued for a Palestinian state for most of his life against student protests supporting Hamas.(AFP)
Published on May 21, 2024 01:54 PM IST

Judge rebukes witness in fiery scene at Trump's hush money trial

'If you try to stare me down one more time, I will remove you from the stand,' judge Merchan told witness Robert Bob Costello.

Judge Juan Merchan, left, castigates witness Robert Costello about his
Published on May 21, 2024 12:29 PM IST

Indian students facing deportation in Canada protest against govt

Hundreds of Indian students in Canada protest against government for changing policy overnight and deny them work permits.

Hundreds of Indian students in Canada protest against government for changing policy overnight and deny them work permits.
Published on May 17, 2024 01:20 PM IST

US layoffs: USCIS issues guidelines for laid off H-1B visa holders

Facing layoff in US? USCIS publishes a comprehensive guide for immigrant workers with options to stay in country beyond 60 days.

Facing layoff in US? USCIS publishes a comprehensive guide for immigrant workers with options to stay in country beyond 60 days.(Freepik)
Updated on May 15, 2024 11:27 AM IST

Trump was ready to replace wife Melania amidst Stormy scandal saga

Trump's former fixer, Michael Cohen, claims Melania was the one who coined the term ‘locker room talk’ to save Trump's public image.

Trump's former fixer, Michael Cohen, claims Melania was the one who coined the term ‘locker room talk’ to save Trump's public image.(AFP)
Published on May 14, 2024 05:28 PM IST

ChatGPT-4o can talk, flirt and teach: These demos and responses will blow your

OpenAI's new ChatGPT-4o can listen, talk and behave like a human, invoking memories from sci-fi film Her.

OpenAI's new ChatGPT-4o can listen, talk and behave like a human, invoking memories from sci-fi film Her.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 14, 2024 11:30 AM IST

US elections: ‘Unlikely if Biden can win this race’, Fareed Zakaria's verdict

Hush Money Trial: Fareed Zakaria admits ‘doubt’ that charges would have been brought against anyone but Donald Trump

Fareed Zakaria has delivered bad news to Democrats, claiming Biden is losing US elections and admits ‘doubt’ that charges would have been brought against anyone but ‘Donald Trump’(AP)
Updated on May 13, 2024 12:03 PM IST

‘Sharia law will be forced upon Americans’, US Congressman's chilling speech

US lawmaker Rep Chip Roy says he is concerned about Sharia law being “forced upon the American people”

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 8: Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) speaks during a news conference on the steps of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol on May 8, 2024 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images via AFP)
Published on May 09, 2024 01:40 PM IST

'…because you are an Indian', Ann Coulter's sugar coated racism for Ramaswamy

“There's so much to learn from his cool”, Vivek Ramaswamy's response to Ann Coulter's sugar coated racism wins internet

Vivek Ramaswamy's response to Ann Coulter's racism comment wins internet(Getty Images via AFP)
Updated on May 09, 2024 11:55 AM IST

Donald Trump willing to go to jail over gag order, 'I'll make that sacrifice'

In the corridors of power and the courtrooms of justice, Trump's defiance against the gag order emerged as a potent symbol of his unwavering resolve.

Frankly, our Constitution is much more important than jail, Trump proclaimed to the press(AFP)
Updated on May 07, 2024 05:30 PM IST

Tesla's termination mail goes viral, ‘Your last working day is today’

Elon Musk's insensitive termination strategy is being criticised by former employees and netizens.

Viral image of Tesla's separation letter as Elon Musk's company announces another round of layoffs
Published on May 07, 2024 11:01 AM IST

‘No jew is safe until…’, Columbia Law students' ‘warning’ amid anti-Israel stir

Columbia Law students are demanding that the school cancel finals and pass all students because they are so traumatized from NYPD 'violence'.

FILE PHOTO: Police stand guard at Columbia University, where a building occupation and protest encampment had been set up in support of Palestinians, during the ongoing Hamas-Israel conflict(REUTERS)
Updated on May 06, 2024 09:58 AM IST

High inflation is pinching consumers, McDonald's says

America’s largest companies say consumers feel the pinch of higher prices.

While the rate of inflation has moderated compared to its peak, it remains above the Federal Reserve's target of 2%.(AFP)
Published on May 01, 2024 03:22 PM IST

Columbia University: Protesters lay siege at Hamilton Hall after talks fail

Understand the significance of Hamilton Hall in Columbia University at protesters occupy it after talks with authorities failed.

Columbia University protesters have locked themselves inside Hamilton Hall and renamed it Hind's Hall
Updated on Apr 30, 2024 11:41 AM IST

Columbia Uni suspends pro-Palestinian protesters amid stalemate

Columbia University students dig in their heels, won't bow to pressure from authorities as crackdown begins

Students at Columbia University continue to maintain a protest encampment in support of Palestinians and wrote a message at the entrance to camp responding to a letter issued to the protest encampment by university officials setting a 2pm deadline to disband or face suspension(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 30, 2024 09:12 AM IST

US hostage Hersh Goldberg-Polin's parents respond to Hamas' ‘propaganda’ video

Hersh Goldberg-Polin's ‘propaganda video’ released by Hamas shows him attacking Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu and seeking early release.

 An image grab from a video released by the media office of the Palestinian militant group Hamas on April 24, 2024, shows an Israeli-American man who identified himself as Hersh Goldberg-Polin, 23,(AFP)
Published on Apr 25, 2024 11:06 AM IST

How Columbia University triggered campus protests across US, several arrested

US university students demand authorities to divest from Israel linked companies on the back of Gaza genocide.

Pro-Palestinian protesters are pushed to the edge of campus by Texas State Troopers on horses at the University of Texas Wednesday, April 24, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP)
Published on Apr 25, 2024 09:39 AM IST

What is US inheritance tax quoted by Sam Pitroda? Only 6 US states impose it

Understanding the US inheritance law, Sam Pitroda's comments on intending to impose it in India has kicked off a storm

Sam Pitroda's comments on intending to impose US inheritance tax in India has kicked off a storm
Updated on Apr 24, 2024 02:08 PM IST

Columbia University protesters given midnight deadline to end stir or…

Columbia University President asks protesters to clear encampment or she may be forced to consider 'alternate options'

Students prepare to camp overnight as they continue to protest on Columbia University campus in support of Palestinians, during the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in New York City, U.S., April 23, 2024, REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 11:23 AM IST

Pennsylvania win a setback for Trump as Nikki emerges as real winner

Pennsylvania primary has voiced what's on America's mind by dissenting against Biden and many opting against Trump to vote for Nikki Haley.

Pennsylvania primary has voiced what's on America's mind by dissenting against Biden and many opting against Trump to vote for Nikki Haley.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 10:25 AM IST

‘Drive an FSD if you want to buy Tesla stock’, Elon Musk's advice to investors

Tesla's Elon Musk has a message for investors, ‘Tesla is now an artificial intelligence company’

Tesla's Elon Musk has a message for investors, ‘Tesla is now an artificial intelligence company’(via REUTERS)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 09:33 AM IST

How's the US media covering Donald Trump's ‘trial of the century’?

The Daily Show host critically analyses US media's fascination towards Donald Trump and its non stop coverage of hush money trial

Former president Donald Trump, center, awaits the start of proceedings at Manhattan criminal court, Monday, April 22, 2024, in New York. (AP)
Published on Apr 23, 2024 04:26 PM IST

Truth Social had applied for H-1B visa program despite Trump's political stand

Donald Trump's Truth Social had applied for H-1B visa to hire foreign workers despite calling it 'very bad' for Americans

Donald Trump's Truth Social had applied for H-1B visa to hire foreign workers despite calling it 'very bad' for Americans(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 23, 2024 11:38 AM IST

Who is Meta's Andy Stone? Jailed for 6 years in absentia by Russia

Russian Court has sentenced Meta's Communication Director, Andy Stone for 6 years in jail in absentia

Russian Court has sentenced Meta's Communication Director, Andy Stone for 6 years in jail in absentia
Published on Apr 23, 2024 09:50 AM IST

Columbia University rabbi asks jewish students to go home over safety concerns

Jewish groups fear for safety of students of its community amidst anti-Israel protest on its campus.

Demonstrators gather outside of Columbia University to demand a ceasefire and the end of Israeli attacks on Gaza, during the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, during a protest in New York, U.S., April 20, 2024. REUTERS/Adam Gray(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 11:50 AM IST
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