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Fresh update on "modi" discussed on Stephanie Miller

Stephanie Miller

00:41 sec | 6 hrs ago

Fresh update on "modi" discussed on Stephanie Miller

"Based on based on the metrics of the 1920s India has the world's largest parliament but it doesn't mean that there are any less vulnerable to a demagogue like Modi Charles I get your point but I don't have an easy solution for it and I guarantee you they're not going to I got to change the number of representatives any day soon Anyhow thanks so much for being with us today We'll be back tomorrow at the same time same place in the meantime don't forget democracy is not a spectator sport It is a this is a game you've got to play And you can't play if you're not registered to vote So make sure you're registered to vote Make sure everybody you know is registered to vote Get out there get active tag you're it We'll see you tomorrow I have a great afternoon to be good to yourself and the.

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Biden, Modi speak as US presses for hard line on Russia

AP News Radio

00:58 sec | Last month

Biden, Modi speak as US presses for hard line on Russia

"President president president president Biden Biden Biden Biden is is is is urging urging urging urging one one one one of of of of America's America's America's America's closest closest closest closest allies allies allies allies to to to to take take take take a a a a harder harder harder harder line line line line against against against against Russia's Russia's Russia's Russia's Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine invasion invasion invasion invasion India India India India says says says says it's it's it's it's appealing appealing appealing appealing for for for for peace peace peace peace between between between between Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow and and and and Kiev Kiev Kiev Kiev the the the the situation situation situation situation in in in in Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine is is is is very very very very but but but but as as as as he he he he spoke spoke spoke spoke virtually virtually virtually virtually with with with with president president president president Biden Biden Biden Biden through through through through an an an an interpreter interpreter interpreter interpreter Indian Indian Indian Indian prime prime prime prime minister minister minister minister Narendra Narendra Narendra Narendra Modiji Modiji Modiji Modiji remains remains remains remains under under under under pressure pressure pressure pressure to to to to put put put put pressure pressure pressure pressure himself himself himself himself on on on on Russia Russia Russia Russia India India India India has has has has stayed stayed stayed stayed neutral neutral neutral neutral raising raising raising raising concerns concerns concerns concerns here here here here at at at at the the the the White White White White House House House House and and and and drawing drawing drawing drawing praise praise praise praise from from from from Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow in in in in trying trying trying trying to to to to persuade persuade persuade persuade movie movie movie movie to to to to do do do do more more more more in in in in the the the the president's president's president's president's citing citing citing citing a a a a deep deep deep deep connection connection connection connection between between between between Americans Americans Americans Americans and and and and Indians Indians Indians Indians Kaiser Kaiser Kaiser Kaiser family family family family of of of of friendship friendship friendship friendship and and and and a a a a shared shared shared shared values values values values earlier earlier earlier earlier at at at at the the the the Pentagon Pentagon Pentagon Pentagon defense defense defense defense chief chief chief chief Lloyd Lloyd Lloyd Lloyd Austin Austin Austin Austin gave gave gave gave the the the the same same same same message message message message to to to to his his his his counterparts counterparts counterparts counterparts saying saying saying saying Indian Indian Indian Indian leadership leadership leadership leadership is is is is vital vital vital vital to to to to keeping keeping keeping keeping the the the the world world world world order order order order so so so so too too too too is is is is the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. in in in in the the the the defense defense defense defense partnership partnership partnership partnership our our our collaboration collaboration collaboration with with with like like like minded minded minded partners partners partners Sager Sager Sager mag mag mag on on on me me me at at at the the the White White White House House House

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Modi to Repeal India Farm Laws Following Protests

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 6 months ago

Modi to Repeal India Farm Laws Following Protests

"In a major policy reversal Indian prime minister Narendra Modiji says he will repeal the controversial agricultural tools that have sparked a year long protests posed a significant challenge to his administration his most influential voting blocs rejoice at the news of Modi's change of heart they have for months demanded the withdrawal rule of the loopholes which they fear would dramatically reduce the incomes moody's surprise decision in a televised national address comes ahead of elections early next year in key states like Gujarat Pradesh the Punjab the last significant agricultural produces away

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"modi" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:36 min | 7 months ago

"modi" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"And India's prime minister Narendra Modi announcing some ambitious goals for limiting greenhouse emissions at cop 26 it begs to go details It would be nice if they worked Paul thrust his Modi says India pledges to be carbon neutral by 2070 Part of and then he says 45% carbon intensity by 2030 along will cut non fossil 50% energy renewable will increase its non fossil fuel power capacity to 500 gigawatts again by 2030 He says commitment is needed and then neutral by 2070 And the U.S. are through president Joe Biden says the U.S. is ready to step up and take the lead globally again This is a decisive decade In which we have an opportunity to prove ourselves We can keep the goal of limiting global warming to just 1.5°C within our reach If we come together and UK Boris Johnson says it will take money We now have a duty to find those funds A $100 billion a year that was promised in Paris by 2020 but which we won't deliver until 2023 Should mention that prime minister Modi also asked for a $1 trillion to help him get to the goal that he wanted Johnson says it's time to cease meaningless talk and get down to the business of doing it and finding money Two key U.S. Supreme Court Justices have raised the prospect that they might act to hold Texas far reaching abortion ban over the question of whether federal courts can block the law justice as Kavanaugh and Barrett voiced skepticism about having it being enforced by private citizens suing and then being rewarded for reporting an abortion 70% of Americans have gotten at least one vaccination I turned it around again 70% of Americans have gotten two vaccinations One dose 80% with two doses Excuse me I'm confusing myself 70% with two doses 80% with one dose As for kids the head of COVID task force job zone says shots could begin this week But we are ready to execute pending CDC's decision And starting the week of November 8th our vaccination program for kids ages 5 through 11 will be running at full strength So maybe this week rock and roll next you wonder I wasn't a math major Elon Musk is now worth three times as much speaking of math Three times as much as Warren Buffett monetarily that is Bloomberg billionaires index.

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"modi" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

05:26 min | 8 months ago

"modi" Discussed on The Big Story

"Discussions. Prime minister narendra. Modi's three day visit is jam-packed however this was an also comes in the backdrop of an array of joe palca developments from the fallout of the coniston reason strategic alignments between the us in australia and the uncertainties revolving around the panic button into this visit will be the first in person meeting of the quad and alliance between india us. Australia and japan the group which has only met sporadically since it was formed in two thousand seven is officially committed to a shared vision of a quote unquote indo pacific region. That is free open resilient and inclusive by strengthening its relations on supply chain communications technology and climate change projects. But it's recent revival trained seventeen and again forty one is seen largely due to the growing social china in the indo pacific region and that all countries have respected motivations to dilute china's military presence in the region and now given the geopolitical flocks region. The fallout in anniston and industrial relations with china. Posted one clashes twenty twenty. What is expected out of the courts summit and what role can india planet do all of this. For today's episode. We spoke to journalists and visiting fellow at the observer research foundation off actual greater us and.

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'The Coming Christian Persecution' by Thomas D. Williams

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:11 min | 10 months ago

'The Coming Christian Persecution' by Thomas D. Williams

"Professor you have a book. I think you just let it out of the bag that you have the manuscript back from the publishers super exciting. The title is the coming christian persecution. I'm not trying to be funny here. What do you mean coming. Isn't it already happening if we look at what happened onto isis. What's happening on the boko haram in africa. What's happening to church. Being closed down by the canadian authorities the police in california. I don't mean to belittle the title talk to us. They'll give us a little bit teaser. Of what the books. Main thesis will be well. A teaser would be this. That i look at the beginning on what we understand by the age of christian persecution as so many people still today thank when they think of persecution anything that the roman empire i the martyrs and the coliseum they think of the lions they think of the witness of those early critics which was spectacular. The witness in blood but what they don't realize is the persecution that is worldwide at this point. How many christians in the world live under active persecution. Both authoritarian states and growing way in formerly democratic principled formerly former christendom the west in other words and i think that what they don't realize is that this is very very bad right now. The worst that it's ever been in history and it's not getting better for two main reasons. The drivers of christian persecution are growing stronger every day whether they'd be radical islam with they these still the atheist communists of of north korea and china whether it's something like the hindu nationalism that we see in india especially under narendra. Modi all these things. They're not growing smaller growing greater. But this is happening simultaneously with a lack of willpower on the part of the west to oppose this. We no longer believe that. This something the last acceptable prejudice is the prejudice against christians. And this is something where people wikipedia actually has an entry for This syndrome of christian persecution in other make fun of it as if this is something that doesn't really exist but some people pretend that it

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Hero Cops Pull Baby From Car Wreck in Yonkers, New York

Orlando's Morning News

01:42 min | 10 months ago

Hero Cops Pull Baby From Car Wreck in Yonkers, New York

"They should be. After these guys saved a baby girl pinned under a car after an accident there in New York. This video released by the Yonkers Police Department begins with surveillance footage. Showing the car plowing into other vehicles before hitting a woman crossing the street while holding her daughter. The car can then be seen slamming through a storefront just before eight A.m. on Friday carrying the victims along on the hood. The video, then cuts to this this, um, this body cam footage from one of the officers as he enters the chaotic scene in the building. Let's listen in here. I got. I got it. I got the baby. Yeah, we got the baby under the vehicle. He can be heard telling dispatch before he approaches the front of the car. Where the other officers seen working with with other people to try to lift the car to release the child the child has pinned underneath this car is an amazing video. Um it and they get they get the baby out. They got the baby out and the two officers being hailed as heroes Officer Rocco Fusco and Paul Sim Modi. And here's Officer Fusco. Honestly, a miracle that both of them survived. Um Very strong, Mom and even stronger little infant. Yeah, just amazing. Absolutely amazing. Um, he lifts the Todd was wearing a Minnie Mouse dress and crying at the time. The child and the baby are going to be okay. You have to check this video out. It's absolutely amazing. And there are some people in this country you are still saying defund the police. It's just It's It's

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Landslides in Western India Kill 47, While Floods Trap More

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 10 months ago

Landslides in Western India Kill 47, While Floods Trap More

"Several hundred people have died after heavy monsoon rains triggered landslides and flooding in western India was more than a thousand people trapped by flood waters were rescued at the fifty died from flooding in western Maharashtra states many of those who were rescued was stranded on rooftops and even on top of buses on highways more than thirty people were missing after landslides dozens were also killed in Satara district houses collapse was swept away by raging floodwaters prime minister Narendra Modi's said he was anguished by the loss of lives disasters caused by landslides and flooding are common in India during the June September monsoon season when heavy rains weakened the foundations of stocks is that are often poorly built I'm Karen Thomas

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Martine Moïse, Wife of Slain President, Returns to Haiti

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 10 months ago

Martine Moïse, Wife of Slain President, Returns to Haiti

"The wife of Haiti's assassinated president has returned to the carribean nation off to being injured in the July seventh attack in a private home Martino E. so right in Haiti following her release from a Miami hospital was in hospital she expressed her pain in a tweet describing her disbelief her husband of anomalies was gone without saying a last word she writes her arrival was unannounced and surprised many in the country of more than eleven million people still leading from the assassination interim prime minister coach Isaac has been needing Haiti despite the fact that Modi's had announced his replacement a day before he was killed I'm Karen Thomas

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How the Worlds Great Vaccination Hope Crashed

Slate's If Then

01:57 min | 1 year ago

How the Worlds Great Vaccination Hope Crashed

"When i see pictures of india now with thousands of people dying every day and crowds desperate to give vaccinated. I keep thinking back to this moment in january first. Allow me to congratulate you on your handling of the pandemic and launch the biggest Vaccine drive into this swedish executive. And he's congratulating narendra modi india's prime minister on what seemed at the time like a victory against covid moody was speaking in hindi to international thinker types at the world economic forum in davos which was held online mag gap nick or nuggets part told the crowd that india quote succeeded in saving the lives of the maximum number of its citizens. When moody was talking. About davos i think a number of indians would have looked at what he said what. He said that he was sort of broadly. Right that's some on super manian journalists with courts that you know on the evidence of the pass gio the bus nine months india had done relatively speaking better than many advanced western countries with much better healthcare systems but the plan as it was laid out in dallas wasn't just to sit back and enjoy india's apparent cova successes vaccines coming online and india would undertake the world's largest vaccine dr if india had a massive challenge on its hands one point three billion people needing two point. Six billion doses. It also had huge advantage over everyone else. The serum institute of india the serum institute or sl is the world's largest vaccine manufacturer and it's not an exaggeration to say that it has helped vaccinate people in more than one hundred countries and that was the plan for cove it too.

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Indian Government Faces Lockdown Calls, Contempt Charges

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Indian Government Faces Lockdown Calls, Contempt Charges

"India's Supreme Court has ruled it in his government submits a planning meeting New Delhi hospitals oxygen requirements within a day meanwhile throughout the health crisis sweeping the nation Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's government pushed ahead with elections I refuse to counsel the giant Hindu festival the catastrophic such as badly dented Modi's political image up to you to praise last year for moving quickly to look down India's nearly one point four billion people when outdoors the iron due to way has cooled Modi's actions a crime against humanity efforts to scale up the vaccination drive a hand picked by the shortage of doses India so far has any administered a hundred and sixty million doses I'm Karen Thomas

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"modi" Discussed on The Heat

The Heat

05:02 min | 1 year ago

"modi" Discussed on The Heat

"The best values in this single victims. Betty is not getting boss so so people followed the leaders and unfortunately he doesn't themselves on the you gave them a false move over. This gone from india and india has already victory was gorgeous. Suppose the far away from the destroyed you know. The pandemic has become very politicized in india as it has in other countries as well. And it's not just an issue of misgovernance. I mean as you've just pointed out. They have been actions. That are being taken that have actually made the crisis even worse there are reports of laboratories being pressured to manipulate numbers to make it look like they off fewer people who have been infected as you pointed out they've been these huge political rallies that have gone ahead as well. The government even approved religious festival with hundreds of thousands of people most of them without any kind of precautions whatsoever. I mean to what extent has all of this contributed to these runaway numbers. That we see. I mean you know the festival going on going on right now at home as the me too buddy for everyone who is concerned about despite us and india and the government has given the pasta passed away the government has let let let it happen when the infection is so contagious and so many people are already infected. What would happen. Billions of people would gather at one this month for a month and they will take And they were do cavallo religion that religious even so i think the government does in pretty big digital part two and the doctor yes. You're right that there are. And i as as i also understand that also i also think that our position in the In an testing labs and there are vanishing at stu by better person benefit when a person dies of always declared that because of devotees auto hochstadt or or the attack so that has been deported. Oh from all over india so all these things have the being if the governor who have been honest giving a pair of what's happening right now i think i think's would have been much police and they would actually be the The right thinking in a direction that could have saved the saved us the crisis but what we see now is that the government is trying to put a coat into the reality that feel the to the reality that we are in and it's trying to hide something which is not a good pushed to fight to find a big lake. This it has to be at least honest with what's happening in the country before going ahead then solving the crisis. What about the vaccination rollout in india. India is actually manufacturer of these vaccines but up to. Now there's only two percent of its population that have been vaccinated. Yeah because the focus was on exporting vaccine so and they did the diaper wasn't exporting axes which they have Some restrictions on right now so but the fact is that lost raw materials which are necessary to produce impacting in in in Making a topping sported from india so that is one reason why the percentage of vaccination as low other than dr there has been no awareness rifle carried out by the government so to get people back to meeting people in big cities nor that a lot more aware about the fact that they need to get back smitten who winterland india and rural india. No one knows that there is no no one even knows. There's a vaccine. That is one reason why that is the very low percentage of for vaccination donald india right now and apart from dr of what i think is the also. The people are not ready to trust these back to you. There's a problem. Did and buried over two. Doberman cannot be blamed. I mean there's the from With the cop with the people and the decide if the people because they have heard of these people have had side effects of factories. And this makes them not to go for getting vaccinated at all. So this is from michigan. I mean this can only be solved through proper awareness so we do not have masters win slave moscow teams right now so we have a very low and as i said sure. Thanks so much for joining us and our condolences again to you and your family practice for months. The heat is produced by cdt. In america executive producer and senior producer. Is john gilmore. This episode was produced by mattia harsha and jacqueline once again. I'm on a ninety. Thanks for listening..

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"modi" Discussed on The Heat

The Heat

08:10 min | 1 year ago

"modi" Discussed on The Heat

"Today we want to play our conversation with indian journalist. Ashraf who's on the ground covering the pandemic in india unfortunately for ashraf has with many indians. The tragedy hit close to home. That's listen thanks so much for joining us. We sing a tragedy unfold in india. Right now and you. This comes very close to home. You were affected personally. Buys it this. You lost your father just days ago and understand. Your mother's also got covid. Tell us about your family's experience. This has been the ready difficult time for us personally for me. I have been engaged with the boston days cheating. But there and the crisis and Unfortunately two days ago. I lost my father in the stockton against scoreboard and the more than more than the whites. This was so the system and the misgovernance over just stand in the country right now With the old actor the sponsor of the debt. My i mean they don't tell for trump didn't get proper again The woman who needed it with get adequate medical facilities the moment the needed it. We we kept on the here and there for austin's windows. We didn't get in time be kept on dining all numbers auspices. No one will be finally to come to a government hospital. And i mean the chauvin such that. No one came to visit them. Does it amend twenty four hours and he watched the passed away. And the something that someone who's mean I the something with someone who standard of doing this than has some moves has some influence so amongst among the more some circles the city. But the i wonder what would be happy with the communist rate now. I wonder what would happen happening with the people who not have any into that not have any resources. Do not stop anything by decide what we have what happened to them so of anybody terrible situation in india right now and both for me. It's a big loss. Tom needs a big loss in my mother's still undergoing treatment inside the nice you'll get so this is what happened. This is what is happening with the family right now. that's right. We've seen these heartbreaking pictures of people at hospitals pleading beds see others pleading oxygen people using social media to try and get help. You did that yourself. What is the situation right now. The situation rate now doc. All producer crowded. We do not have beds and gap in the captain's forget about smalllaw cities than doing two three three southeast. All hospices deadlier running obstinate cylinders. All lost competing in that. They're not getting of than supply. Wolseley get calls from friends and acquaintances everyday asking me to get them getting an oxidant lindo so i think the condition steadily right now on the conditions start to be do not know where to hit. Someone is a false. We just do not know where to hang because their own doctor available to the hospital. There are no beds in the hostas. Then austin linda's available even to the claiming that the oxygen supply. But then what. I have seen some experience and what people have been telling me and what we have been seeing. Social media is that it's deficit of oxygen supply in india right now and it's a huge huge crisis the country which is leading to end number of pets of being the the figures that are coming that are coming out to govern sources. I don't think that by the figures if it'd be much more than that. So the condition a steady india right now and all the serves get so because the government does not mean unfortunately the government has not been able to deliver on now what it should be doing. The government has not been able to provide even basic facilities and facility like nazi oxygen. Slenda to those in need hospital beds to those in need so it's very challenging combined for everyone living in the open beta become very soon issue that you mentioned of numbers. Very serious questions are being raised about that. How officials reported one number which was very hard with four hundred thousand infections in just one day. The has been a study done. That study was done by a university here in the united states which indicates that indios only reporting three to four percent of cases. Not if that is the case that means that infections the real number could be as high as ten million i mean. What are you seeing in in a big city. Like new delhi so young people people who are asymptomatic. Not getting tested and testing facilities are very minimal. Rtc are test which tests available for detecting corwin is not available in cities. Like delhi is not available to wait for it for three days of format bother to get tested for forward and at actively you up people. Dial up people reach out to people to get tested for so you can understand the situation and the numbers that the the the the dump the that would be the the real levels Offer people who are over positive right now because getting tested to the taliban you know when you go to you. I think that there's absolutely no testing facility. Because i have some tips and ruled him there. I know some people really and up the summer fall citizen daily goodwill and the diagnose diagnose the something s and eventually these people die so the condition is extremely extremely india right now. The numbers are much much much higher than what is being told to us. What is being beef to us every day. So as you said that you know it's ten times would be ten times higher than what is being projected. I would not have doubts in that. And i think that it would be somewhere close to that now. What kind of mitigation measures are being implemented. I mean if you take someone like yourself. What kind of precautions can you take. What about the availability of things like masks people complying with social distancing restrictions for instance last year when when the pontiff broke out and then the government was very vigilant than the government will give out instructions of falling social distancing norms of wearing a mask. Of course people did do that. People from side to whatever the government or of what the government advice but then unfortunately in the middle of all this this goldman the which we have right now. Under the leadership of prime minister not into moody declared a premature victory over cohen and With that premature that stuff mature victory over forward Fallen does the common people. The overdose gone. There is no threat of over to this country anymore and then we have elections elections elections and elections in different states. That huge huge numbers of people gathered at one as and values being depressed governed. People saw these sort all these all these images on television sets The some of them went to rally and thought that everything is fine. It on them. Intern led to the crisis where we are right now. So common people follow the leaders here and unfortunately leaders have not been very vigilant. You can see. Minister narendra moody. You can see leaders of the ruling party going to going to campaigns without wearing a boss. He should be sending a strong message. Debating conceals bledisloe which is not the case. That's where the value in.

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Devastating Virus Surge Spreads Impact Into India's Politics

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Devastating Virus Surge Spreads Impact Into India's Politics

"India has recorded over three hundred and sixty eight new coronavirus cases and over three thousand deaths in one day Johns Hopkins University put the total death toll it over two hundred and eighteen thousand the latest figures come a thirteen politicians have urged the government tax now Bible to get free vaccination drive I'll provide an uninterrupted flow of oxygen to all hospitals in New Delhi many hospital authorities pushed for legal proceedings of oxygen supplies as a local doctor Allen has been extended by another week to contain the spread prime minister Narendra Modi's government has been severely criticized over the handling of the sites which has pushed India's already fragile and under funded health system to the brink I'm Karen Thomas

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How India Is Confronting Disinformation on Social Media

All Things Considered

01:59 min | 1 year ago

How India Is Confronting Disinformation on Social Media

"Are holding elections this month. The party of Prime Minister Narendra Moody is trying to win control of some of the last bastions of opposition role to do that it is doubling down on social media betting the voters these days maybe influenced more by what's on their smartphones, then by the reality on the ground, but Social media is also where politics can sometimes cross over into disinformation as part of our series on fighting disinformation around the world. NPR's Lauren Frayer has spent the last year looking into how Indians are confronting it. Hard Mama Mama. At an election rally last month in West Bengal, eastern India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi bragged about the crowd. He dream, the man helicopter said. They're riding by helicopter. I couldn't see any free space. MODY, exclaimed. Officials from the prime minister's Barty, a janitor party, BJP. Tweeted out photos of massive crowds. The problem is that the photos were from an opposing party's rally in 2019 and the real footage. Promoters event actually did show some free space and a slightly smaller crowd, and all we had to do is just run. It was miss such that traced it back Swastika. Chatterjee is a fact Checker at Boom in Indian website The debunks fake news. Within hours. She traced the rally photos and tweeted out the correct once. But the damage was done. News outlets as far away as France were running reports of Modi's huge crowd Nice, Barris, fasting and troops. Troop comes crawling after so that's our problem. Debunking disinformation like this can sometimes feel like a drop in the bucket too little too late. The fact checkers don't have as many followers, his political parties and no politician in the world has a many followers is Moti his party invested in the digital world two decades ago before most Indians wherever online the BJP has always

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How India Is Confronting Disinformation on Social Media Ahead of Elections

All Things Considered

01:59 min | 1 year ago

How India Is Confronting Disinformation on Social Media Ahead of Elections

"Are holding elections this month. The party of Prime Minister Narendra Moody is trying to win control of some of the last bastions of opposition role to do that it is doubling down on social media betting the voters these days maybe influenced more by what's on their smartphones, then by the reality on the ground, But social media is also where politics can Sometimes cross over into disinformation as part of our series on fighting disinformation around the world. NPR's Lauren Frayer has spent the last year looking into how Indians are confronting it. Hard my body's heart of my money. At an election rally last month in West Bengal, eastern India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi bragged about the crowd, he dream man. Helicopter said they're Karaha to arriving by helicopter. I couldn't see any free space, MODY exclaimed. Officials from the prime minister's Barty, a janitor party, or BJP tweeted out photos of massive crowds. The problem is that the photos were from an opposing party's rally in 2019 and the real footage. Promoters event actually did show some free space and a slightly smaller crowd, and all we had to do is just run. Every was amiss such that traced it back Swastika. Chatterjee is a fact checker at Boom in Indian website The debunks fake news. Within hours. She traced the rally photos and tweeted out the correct ones. But the damage was done. News outlets as far away as France were running reports of Modi's huge crowd lice. Paris fast in Angel's drug comes crawling after so that's our problem. Debunking disinformation like this can sometimes feel like a drop in the bucket too little too late. Fact, checkers don't have as many followers, his political parties and no politician in the world has a many followers is Moti, his party invested in the digital world two decades ago before most Indians wherever online the BJP has

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Violence breaks out in fresh Bangladesh protests

BBC World Service

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

Violence breaks out in fresh Bangladesh protests

"During the third day of protests sparked by a visit by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At least 15 people were injured as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators who blockaded roads and torched vehicles in Bremen barrier where five people were killed. On Saturday, passengers were hurt as angry crowds managed to stop an express train. The president of the

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4 die in clashes set off by India's Modi visiting Bangladesh

NPR News Now

00:55 sec | 1 year ago

4 die in clashes set off by India's Modi visiting Bangladesh

"The prime minister of india is in neighboring bangladesh celebrating fifty years of that country's independence but his visit has sparked violent protests there and four people reportedly died sushmita. Potok has the latest as malady. She leaders welcomed indian prime minister. Narendra modi's advocated the airport demonstrators. That mosque in the capital. Hukou were waving as a sign of disrespect. Bangladesh has a muslim majority and protesters accused moore these hindu-nationalist party discriminating against muslims in india. According to bangladeshi media police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters as clashes broke out between them. Dozens of people were reportedly injured in a similar protest on thursday. On the eve of bangladesh's historic independence day celebrations validates used to be a part of british colonial india and later pakistan for npr news. I'm sushmita potter. in

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Covid vaccine: PM to have AstraZeneca jab as he urges public to do the same

FT Politics

08:50 min | 1 year ago

Covid vaccine: PM to have AstraZeneca jab as he urges public to do the same

"When johnson talks about the uk's world-beating response to covid nineteen vaccine pogrom passes muster. It's been an unqualified success or one of the reasons. His conservative party are so far ahead in the polls over twenty five million brits have received their job so fall but the government unexpectedly announced show fall in the number of vaccines delivered in april juice. Supply issues and the debate has a geopolitical angle. To given the you struggling with its own vaccine rollout slovan the line. The european commission president on the block might even consider export controls. All options are on the table. We are in the crisis of the century. And i'm not ruling out any anything for now because we have to make sure that europeans are vaccinated as soon as possible so sarah. Let's begin with the overall state of the uk's vaccine pogrom based on what was set out in december. It's pretty much all going to plan fairly high levels of takeover ninety four percent i believe and the government is insisting that all over fifty will have had their first job by the middle of april. So what's the problem. Well a week ago we would have said. This was indeed the most Astonishingly amyloid success and a sign of vessel. Buoyant moved around it. Was that the with some very clear briefing to a couple of the saturday newspapers suggesting that we were actually going to move to the over forty's much sooner than expected so it was a bit of a jolt to find out on wednesday that in fact. Nhs people involved in the program had been told that they must hold booking any new appointments throughout april because the been a sudden very significant reduction in the supplies available so that really has put the first serious dent in the narrative which right from december the eight. I think it was the day. That william shakespeare became one of the first two vaccine as now suddenly. The government is in the unaccustomed position of having to explain what's happening and explain why some of the public expectations that they'd raised so hard may not be met to be fair to the government. They still absolutely insisting they're on track with the two big dates that they've set for this program that all over fifty should be vaccinated by the middle of april. And all adult britons. Who wants a job will have had it at the end of july. But there's no question that it's been a difficult political management problem for them this week and very much not the position that they'd hoped to be in the club. Let's have a look at why this might be happening and seven. I spent a lot of this week speaking to people. Whitehall trying to figure out exactly what was going on behind the scenes with matt. Hancock gave us a of clarity in the house of commons and the government is pinning own production issues. The first one is this batch of one point seven million jobs that we sent back for testing and the second thing is the supply from the soham institute of india which again the governor's put down to supply issues but others are saying that actions being blocked by modi's government from shipping out to the uk. Exactly it is pretty opaque what's happening. There are two elements. Here that can hold up. Supplies one is the genuinely technical difficulties in producing a complex biological process. I mean it's not straightforward zanu vaccine and a lot of the manufacturing sites haven't made this sort of marin a vaccine before it scale factor. You could say none of them have because this is the first one. That's the fiso won. The astra zeneca at novartis vaccine is also level to a complicated process. So there are technical supply issues and then there at the political ones. You alluded to and i don't know whether the serum institute of india supply has been blocked for political reasons because india was having rather a good downturn in covert cases. But that's turning up again. Unfortunately and there are feelings. That indian government wanted to have it at home. This is so. I think if we look at the context of this a lot of it is actually not that much of a serious problem that we were crunching the numbers this week and april is a significant moment in the vaccine program for the uk. Because yes they were vaccinated all over fifty which according to people like christie chief medical officer of england which uses ninety nine percents of deaths on messages the pressure on the nhc s. But eneko you have to install the second jobs. Really the po- gum began to scale up towards the end of january and eleven week window. The nhl is set between the first and second doses. That really kicks in april and but hancock said this week that really still going to be delivering about fourteen million jobs throughout april which is low though. It's been in march but it's still a pretty high number so it's probably good to keep it in context with feels really what's gone wrong. Here is expectations that the rogue briefing about forty s really feels like delivers come off the bush tourism bush. Johnson's tried to restrain for much of twenty twenty. One yes and i think some. Nhs officials were less than delighted about that huge raising expectations last weekend. In a way. I think this was always going to be a difficult point for the program. It was absolutely predictable that at the point at which second doses to scale up there was going to be a deep in first doses. So it's perhaps unfortunate that there wasn't more subtle public preparation. You're absolutely right international standards even in april. We're still going to be doing more. Vaccinations than many of our counterparts. So it's particularly unfortunate wasn't better preparation. Because i think in the minds of a lot of britain's the will now be a sense of this program isn't doing well it's stumbled. It didn't have to be this way that it could have been very differently presented. And after all as i said the government is still on track to meet those two deadlines that it says now clive. We need to put this in the context of europe as well and we heard from s. the von d'alene at the top. That and you still really struggling with its vaccine vo loud but the most baffling things. She's seen this week. Is the story about the astra zeneca job and how effective or side effects. That may have in this concern. Over blood clots we heard from the ama from the nhra in the uk from the world health organization. All saying there are no concerns about blood. Clots and ashes annika vaccine yet at didn't stop lawson countries from halting giving out the doses. It's a very complicated picture on side effects. At least the spotlight turned away from efficacy. Before countries in continental europe were worrying that the astrazeneca vaccine wouldn't work well enough to older people. I think the efficacy questions have more or less be answered now. The spotlight is on whether they're adverse side effects and a few of those have been discovered there. These two different sorts of blood disorders do with abnormal clotting thrombosis that have been detected in people who just been vaccinated in norway in germany elsewhere on continental europe. The numbers are tiny. I would say fewer than twenty around the continent. Investigation is still continuing. There's no proven link with the vaccine. But a lot of vaccine knowledge ists the might be a link. But that is no reason to stop the vaccination program when it's saving tens of thousands of lives probably and people have said that just by halting for a few days the astrazeneca vaccination and continental europe. This week until the european medicines agency said it was okay that would have cost lives. It loves cost lives directly because people weren't getting vaccinated and it also probably unfortunately of cost lives indirectly because all the publicity about ad side effects will just undermined confidence in the vaccine

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India's Farmer Protests: Why Are They So Angry?

Morning Edition

06:54 min | 1 year ago

India's Farmer Protests: Why Are They So Angry?

"Next on a protest movement movement in India. in India. It has drawn the It interest has drawn of pop the interest stars of pop and stars climate and activists climate activists and sent people and sent into the people streets into for the streets a cause. for a cause. What's fascinating What's fascinating about the cause about they're the cause fighting for, they're fighting for, is how is unfasten how unfasten ating ating it initially it seems, initially seems, farmers are protesting farmers are protesting over new rules over new for rules wholesale for wholesale markets. markets. One of those rules One matter of those rules so much. matter so much. The answer reveals The answer something reveals about something a giant about nation, a giant its nation, past its past and its possible and its future. possible future. NPR's Lauren NPR's Lauren Frayer begins at one of the markets in western India. Yeah, I like all day. So this is a wholesale market and sort of a dusty lot between looks like warehouses here. Yes, Yes. This is far. Good skunk. Oh, yeah, Wholesale agent, but this is all regulated by the government. Yes, they're appointed by the government. They're being market fees can vote How is showing me around his local wholesale market, one of thousands run by the government where Indian farmers sell their crops in auction. Takes bids for eggplants trucks disgorge bales of collie flower wave through waist high piles of green beans. These markets were set up in the 19 sixties in India's Green revolution. When the government started subsidizing pesticides and irrigation. It helped boost yields and made India self sufficient in food. It did not lift many farmers themselves out of poverty. My father has not much educated Lord Howe comes from a long line of grain farmers. The average Indian farm is about 2.5 acres. These are not big commercial farms like in the American West, and with climate change, mechanization and rampant development, not to mention the pandemic. Indian farmers are struggling load houses at our place. Water is not Copper supplies water. Not there. That's right. That's water as much as when you go. So exactly exactly exactly lot off problem is that the production costs off. Traditional farming is going higher day by day, so the help the Indian government passed three new laws last year they aimed to deregulate the way produces bought and sold. Wholesalers and grocery chains no longer have to buy it. These government run markets they could do deals directly with farms. Many farmers are not happy, though, because you know Agriculture prizes are subject to a lot of volatility. Economists seem a bad lawyer says farmers got used to selling of these government run markets, which guarantee them a minimum price. So it's a safety net for the farmers. When prices go down, the government says it will still set prices for certain crops, and it's not closing these markets just adding more options. But Sanjay Cohade is still worried. Ginger Allah Miggy. Eventually he's a middle man who buys from farmers here. He says he's worried big corporations will circumvent these markets and obliterate small traders like him. As we chat, another man interrupts. We have brought up Narendra Modi's. You will be the King of World nine innings, and this is basically what's happened with the farm laws. It's all devolved into political arguments. Agriculture reform has long been the third rail of Indian politics. Successive governments avoided it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to do it now on a national scale. The rules have always varied by state and by crop economist giant ego says mode. I made a mistake by not explaining this well. The amazing thing is that the more the government passed these laws in the middle of a pandemic. They just quickly passed it without any discussion. You could have gone to people talked about it Godfrey back because these are long term proposals proposals now laws that affect the approximately 800 million Indians who depend on farming for a living. There's been a lot of confusion. Farmers here in Western India don't have the same concerns as in the north of the country, but that didn what model? Is it? Me getting shit carry those air. The rich farmers from the north you see protest, Ng says a tomato farmer here named um, but a sun up. He's got nine family members to feed. He can't afford to take a day off to protest. The protests have been dominated by farmers from northern India, the country's bread basket. They grow mostly grain and rely on government markets. More than a tomato farmer like sun up who can sell out of the back of his truck. Northern farmers see these laws is the first step toward dismantling all the aid they've gotten since the Green Revolution. Including price guarantees for wheat, rice and 20 other crops. I'm your bony I mean about me, but not for my tomatoes. Sun up, says he's never been eligible for the price guarantees that wheat growers get a majority of India's farmers or not. Meanwhile, farmers in several states are already circumventing these government wholesale markets and have been for years well, These conveyor belts are moving quickly. This produce packing collective started more than a decade ago, when eight farmers banded together. Now it has a sprawling campus. It's co owned by more than 10,000 farmers. This is the man on I think Chambers Banana ripening chamber. This collective bypasses government wholesalers and sells directly to stores. The last Shin Dae is the founder. Market is ready to pay me back better place then I should capture that market is rapper Depending on government. He says he got fed up waiting decades for government reforms, so he took matters into his own hands and started this collective. For others, the pandemic has forced them to consider new ways of selling their produce. So these air your grapes here's yes. Yes, grandfather and then grape farmer Abby shake shall kisses. His harvest came right when government run wholesale markets closed last year because of Cove. It Actually long known there was opportunity. So he and his friends all farmers in their twenties who've gone to college, started selling on Twitter and got more for their produce. Abby Shake says his heart is with his fellow farmers who've been pro testing even if they don't share all the same concerns. His head, he says, is on how to solve some of the inefficiencies he sees in the way his forefathers have long done business and he doesn't really trust the government to do it when I'm just out to get the amulet and the mighty by it guys out the causal Calabrese. I think our generation is going to have to try to figure this out, he says. Lauren Frayer NPR news in Nash IQ. Maharashtra, India

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India's Farmer Protests: Why Are They So Angry?

Morning Edition

06:54 min | 1 year ago

India's Farmer Protests: Why Are They So Angry?

"Next on a protest movement in India. It has drawn the interest of pop stars and climate activists and sent people into the streets for a cause. What's fascinating about the cause they're fighting for, is how unfasten ating it initially seems, farmers are protesting over new rules for wholesale markets. One of those rules matter so much. The answer reveals something about a giant nation, its past and its possible future. NPR's Lauren Frayer begins at one of the markets in western India. Yeah, I like. Okay, So this is a wholesale market and sort of a dusty lot between looks like warehouses here. Yes. Yes. This is good, Skunk. Oh, yeah, Wholesale agent, but this is all regulated by the government. Yes, they're appointed by the government. They're paying market fees can vote How is showing me around his local wholesale market, one of thousands run by the government where Indian farmers sell their crops Auction. Takes bids for eggplants trucks disgorge bales of collie flower wave through waist high piles of green beans. These markets were set up in the 19 sixties in India's Green revolution. When the government started subsidizing pesticides and irrigation. It helped boost yields and made India self sufficient in food. But it did not lift many farmers themselves out of poverty. My father has not much educated Lord Howe comes from a long line of grain farmers. The average Indian farm is about 2.5 acres. These are not big commercial farms like in the American West, and with climate change, mechanization and rampant development, not to mention the pandemic. Indian farmers are struggling load houses at our place. Water is not Report supplies water, Not there that much water as much as when you go. So exactly exactly exactly lot of problem is that the production cost off. Traditional farming is going higher day by day, so the help the Indian government passed three new laws last year they aimed to deregulate the way produces bought and sold. Wholesalers and grocery chains no longer have to buy it. These government run markets they could do deals directly with farms. Many farmers are not happy, though, because you know Agriculture prices are subject to a lot of volatility. Economists seem a bad lawyer says farmers got used to selling of these government run markets, which guarantee them a minimum price. So it's a safety net for the farmers. When prices go down, the government says it will still set prices for certain crops, and it's not closing these markets just adding more options. That son Jake Ohad is still worried. Ginger Allah Miggy. Eventually he's a middle man who buys from farmers here. Don't he says he's worried big corporations will circumvent these markets and obliterate small traders like him. As we chat. Another man interrupts. We're proud of you will be the King of World Niners, and this is basically what's happened with the farm laws. It's all devolved into political arguments. Agriculture reform has long been the third rail of Indian politics. Successive governments avoided it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to do it now on a national scale. The rules have always varied by state and by crop economist giant ego says mode. I made a mistake by not explaining this well. The amazing thing is that the more the government passed these laws in the middle of a pandemic. They just quickly passed it without any discussion. You could have gone to people talked about it Godfrey back because these are long term proposals proposals now laws that affect the approximately 800 million Indians who depend on farming for a living. There's been a lot of confusion. Farmers here in Western India don't have the same concerns as in the north of the country that they moved more delicious than me getting shit carry those air. The rich farmers from the north you see protest, Ng says a tomato farmer here named um, but a sun up. He's got nine family members to feed. He can't afford to take a day off to protest. The protests have been dominated by farmers from northern India, the country's bread basket. They grow mostly grain and rely on government markets. More than a tomato farmer like sun up who can sell out of the back of his truck. Northern farmers see these laws is the first step toward dismantling all the aid they've gotten since the Green Revolution. Including price guarantees for wheat, rice and 20 other crops. I'm your bony I mean, bony, but not for my tomatoes. Sun Up, says he's never been eligible for the price guarantees that wheat growers get a majority of India's farmers or not. Meanwhile, farmers in several states are already circumventing these government wholesale markets and have been for years well, These conveyor belts are moving quickly. This produce packing collective started more than a decade ago, when eight farmers banded together. Now it has a sprawling campus. It's co owned by more than 10,000 farmers. This is the banana, I think Chambers Banana ripening chamber. This collective bypasses government wholesalers and sells directly to stores. Villas. Shin Dae is the founder market is ready to pay me back. Better place then I should capture that market is Roper. Depending on government. He says he got fed up waiting decades for government reforms, so he took matters into his own hands and started this collective. For others, the pandemic has forced them to consider new ways of selling their produce. So these air your grapes Here's yes. If grandfather and great farmer Abby shake shall kisses. His harvest came right when government run wholesale markets closed last year because of Cove, it actually opportunity, so he and his friends all farmers in their twenties who'd gone to college, started selling on Twitter and got more for their produce. Bobby Shake, says his heart is with his fellow farmers who've been protesting even if they don't share all the same concerns. His head, he says, is on how to solve some of the inefficiencies he sees in the way his forefathers have long done business and he doesn't really trust the government to do it. When I'm just out to get the amulet and no I did buy it guys off the coast of Calabrese. I think our generation is going to have to try to figure this out, he says. Lauren Frayer NPR news in Nash IQ. Maharashtra, India

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Tech Companies Face New Rules in India

WSJ Tech News Briefing

05:06 min | 1 year ago

Tech Companies Face New Rules in India

"For many tech companies. India is key to continued growth while developed markets are becoming increasingly saturated there over one point. Three billion people in india only about half of whom are online which means there are hundreds of millions of people who have yet to start using email or buying things online but india has increasingly sought to exert more control over the tech giant's setting up shop there which has sometimes resulted in clashes between the companies. And the government. The latest new rules to govern how internet companies like twitter and whatsapp handled problematic content. Online here to talk more about this is tech reporter newly per now. Hey newly thanks for being here. My pleasure okay. So let's start by talking. Broadly about some of the regulations. The indian government has started to implement what we've we been seeing up to now sure we'll over the last few years. As e commerce companies like amazon or as digital services like google and twitter and facebook have become so prominent in india as they are in other countries. You've start to hear bureaucrats talking about the importance of data sovereignty. They call it or the rights of indians to be able to make their grievances against some of these platforms heard or the fact that these behemoths are so dominant and that indian start ups and tech companies haven't really been given to room to breeze the government officials say. And so you started. Hear them talking about the quietly geopolitical reasons. The success that china has had in developing their own tech giant's global tech giants. And so you starting to see moves like tightening of restrictions on ecommerce companies that affect amazon. And the the amazon of india coai flip car which is now owned by walmart. You started to see data. Localization regulation start should be talked about and the now of course these newest rules on social media company. So it's a bit by bit tightening. Where the government seems to be exerting more control over some of these. us tech firms that have been just so dominant. Over the years in india and newly i understand that some of the measures have resulted in a couple of clashes particularly in the last few weeks. Sure will the. The one of the major clashes in recent weeks with twitter was where the government asked the platform to remove a lot of accounts that were tweeting anti-government material amid these long running protests of farmers against the government in new delhi said that they're inflammatory. They're inciting violence. They're trying to foment social unrest. Twitter blocked them unblock them and then under pressure from the government in which they were threatened with having their executives arrested block them again. So you have a twitter or being in the position of saying we respect freedom of speech and people's ability to express political opinions and wanting to enable their us to do that. But then really getting hit with this. Mr very strong pushback from the government so that was a major one and then thursday. Of course we have these these new social media intermediary rules right and let's talk more about those new rules. What prompted them. And what are they meant to do. Well there had been suggestions brewing for some time that the government was looking to revamp what it calls its intermediary rules which are the rules that govern tech platforms and so called over the top or ott players like what's app and streaming platforms like netflix. And so what. They've come out with on. Thursday is a set of rules that set out guidelines for how these large social media companies have to operate so include things like including a grievance officer who's resident in india to address concerns that users or the government might have it includes timelines that tech companies have to keep in mind in responding to some of these issues a code of conduct have ethics for streaming platforms and so essentially. It seems to be the government saying our users should be able to take action or have their their problematic issues address with these platforms. And we wanna make rules really for the first time that make these tech. Companies have to respond more quickly. So how are the tech companies responding to that. What did they say about these new rules so far. They haven't said much you know. Companies of all stripe don't like to be regulated unless they have to be although facebook has said for some time with mounting regulations. Coming around the world that they welcome them but tech observers have said. It's some of these are raised issues worries because they come as prime minister. Modi's government is facing his biggest political test ever in these months-long protests by farmers against some new farming regulations. And and so you've seen the in rhetoric. At least the government getting more aggressive with these companies that are so dominant in india. Many of them have not said much and and they may be waiting to see you know if the political storm passes but they certainly don't want to come out and say well we're not going to do or we're not going to disagree with the government because as we've seen last year india did ban tiktok massively popular platform in india after some clashes in the border region with china. So that was a warning sign. I think to a lot of these companies that india won't hesitate to take drastic action

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"modi" Discussed on Radio Negoziante Pro

Radio Negoziante Pro

03:35 min | 1 year ago

"modi" Discussed on Radio Negoziante Pro

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Scores protest in India against arrest of climate activist

BBC Newshour

02:36 min | 1 year ago

Scores protest in India against arrest of climate activist

"Let's turn to India now and the single issue which is dominating politics there, the now months long protests by hundreds of thousands of the country's farmers. They are against the series of agriculture laws, which the government says will modernize the sector. The farmers say the change will leave them at the mercy of corporations by taking away the safety net of guaranteed prices for certain crops. This matters because farming employs more than 50% off the country's workforce on this is the most serious political threat to the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Opponents say the threat is leading the government to frame it as an international conspiracy. The protests are getting lots of international support. The latest development is that Delhi police have issued arrest warrants for activists. Nikita Jacob And Shantanu. Two days after the arrest of a 22 year old climate change activist the shirt Ravi she volunteers for the climate change group Fridays for future and it's thought she disseminated a toolkit. Relating to climate change to the farmers. I spoke to the founder of the group, but Green Kandari. Toolkit is a very common bomb off communication that is done by most campaigners. They make this tool kids to disseminate information. You know, it's all this by media wings as well, as you know, maybe some tweets. Some kind of information about any particular topic that you're talking about is the shed. So that just simplifies situations for people who are trying to understand or any kind of Happening like this farmers protest. You know which apparently the shark she contributed to it since a very common thing. It's just like a cool large. You know, off information. Do you know what she is being charged with? Yeah, This is sedition charges that apparently we hear from the Delhi police. But more details coming out. I mean, today there is more Information about meeting on his own link with the foundation that is considered anti national. Is it your view that this tool kit that she might have contributed to and disseminated could have anything to do with sedition? No, no, I don't. I don't think so. I mean anything that we've seen on the toolkit. Whatever information was available on the social media didn't show anything that was anti national about it. And what has been the response of her arrest within your own movement. Anger. Disappointment, and the people are disheartened Children who were part of the movement. They're calling and because the parents have asked him to back off, you know if there's a lot of field, you know, apprehension. Now it's taken a toll on the movement.

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"modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

08:26 min | 2 years ago

"modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"A monthly shows a stand up. And it's like Austin hard finding the time I mean. I think it might be easier to be dictator of India than a standard sow dictators. Actually the wrong word. We'll get to that in a little bit. While Modi's role in the Gujarat riots saw him dimmed by the international community. It seems as if nothing he does now will be met by any real condemnation around the world on February Twenty Fifth Twenty while President Donald Trump visited New Delhi the city was convulsed by a wave of mass violence that is probably best described as an anti Muslim program it started with protests against the expansion of the Citizenship Amendment Act. The Law Moody used to remove the citizenship of some two million Muslims citizens. And I'm going to quote now from coverage by the print an English language Indian news site. This is about other right. Start off quote. The women's sitting in C Lamport muslim-dominated slum area rightly felt. It was no use just sitting there. The women decided to move their protest to erode underneath the robot metro station Saturday night. This blocked a road unless you block a main road. How do you get the attention of the mainstream? This is not the first time a road has been blocked by a group protesting people but BJP's Kapil Mishra said that the blocking of a road was somehow a matter series enough for the people to take law into their own hands. He demanded that the road be cleared in both jaffer bat and the nearby Chanda Bog. What unfolded then was it clear. Diabolical plan look like a clash between pro and anti CA supporters. The clash goes violent. Muslims provoked in response to respond self-defense. It looks like a riot. Use the violence. As an excuse to clear the protests the peaceful democratic protests when the robot protests that was cleared a chop BJP R. S. leader Declared Victory Bs on thought is the BJP's general secretary a post reserved for the s representative. Here was his tweet just as news came in if the Jaffer bad site being cleared Jefferson Metro protest area totally cleared. The game starts now. Rioters need to be taught a lesson or two of Indian laws. Pretty cool that it's a game. Yeah and sent deleted the tweet later and to remove game starts now and replace it with time to enforce the law in its entire spirit in a new tweet. The mask was a little bit to offer them. At least forty. Two people were killed during this game and probably a lot more but we don't know yet. The vast majority fun Game Fun game. I do play a lot of games. That killed forty two people but everyone everyone knows when we play tennis. You know. There's a risk. Sometimes you get shocked. People sign the waiver signed the waivers with a knife. The only way to the forty two people were killed the vast majority of the Muslims and once again the police stood by or actively aided the it is not a coincidence that the Delhi police report directly to the Home Minister of India one. I'm at Shaw on nil. As I write this the fallout from this program has not fully fallen out it took three days from od to even make a statement on the matter. The Delhi Police have made a lot of noise about holding reconciliation meetings to try to radicalize people and it is worth noting that Modi's muted response a tweet that said we cannot allow vested interest groups to divide us and create disturbance smack more than a little bit of fear and uncertainty in a massive expulsion of public rage that he and his party inspired but cannot fully control because the frightening reality of the situation in India. Today is that while Narendra. Modi enjoys almost unchecked power. He's not really a dictator. It seems more accurate to say that he and his propaganda have inflamed a huge chunk of the electorate enough that they have vested him with unprecedented power so long as he uses it to hurt the people he has worked to convince them they hate one of the Journalists New Yorker talked to a guy named Prasada. The editor of an Indian magazine called Outlook said this of his country. It's very different now. The institutions have crumbled universities investigative agencies. The courts the media the administrative agencies public services and I think there is no rational answer for what has happened except that we pretended not to be what we were fifty sixty years but we are now reverting to what we always wanted to be which is diplomacies to push them into a corner to show them their places to conquer Kashmir to ruin the media to make corporation servants of the state and all of this under a heavy resurgence of Hinduism India is becoming the country. It has always wanted to be. That's Irian Sad. Yeah hopefully not true. Hopefully not true but I do find a lot identify with in this fear of life. We're not reverting here in the US. You know to the way we were before the civil rights movement before the rights movement before all these gains were made were becoming the country. A lot of US always wanted us to be like that's a terrifying thought it has cooling. Good Sophia. How you feeling feeling good feeling good as hell. Yeah Yeah stabbed myself with this. Don't do that don't do that. What keep it ready for a Nazi? It's true if I go taking at least one Nazi with me that is what George Orwell. There's a fun quote from Georgie. Like that I said if I go if I go because I believe I believe in the seniority and I'm like well if we'd on all day I'll be we've got to get rid of before the singularity otherwise we get fascist robots truth. Yeah I don't want that now. That doesn't terrifying. Yeah I mean fascists are also really inefficient so maybe like a machine would be fundamentally anti-fascist because it's just frustrated by the the inefficiencies that they generating system they control or if machines. Dinner is against us and they were fascists that because they're so poorly made there'd be like a one flaw that would be very easy to hack and they were just all die at the same time either that or we'd wind up in like an. I have no mouth but I must scream sort of situation. No yeah again like Shit Street. Yeah it's rough silver lining. Dude turn into shit streak right away. Yeah I guess. The silver lining is any jam. Really love the lead in from Shit streak guys. If you WANNA keep this Shit Street going you can find me on twitter and Instagram at the Sofia as so f I Y A and You can listen to me on my two podcasts. One with miles of gray of the daily guys called four twenty day. Theon say and the other one with Courtney Kozak called Private Parts known.

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Behind the Bastards

02:23 min | 2 years ago

"modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Of us. I'm I'm we. Were doing a lot of hand shaking and popping champagne bottles. I love that. This industry works the way it does. It's great and good and cool. The years in power do not seem to have changed mody. A journalist with the New Statesman interviewed a number of people who work closely with the Prime Minister and they all reported more or less the same thing quote he is teetotal and a Vegetarian. Lives Almost monastic lifestyle. When told me he is extremely focused? When he talks to you he really listens. He can focus like few people I know he calls it a day by eleven and gets up at four in the morning and other aid told me he spends the first ninety minutes of the day happily surfing the Internet for articles about himself. His staff starts getting calls by five thirty latest. He's obsessed with personal hygiene said a third. He changes close at least four or five times a day and he always eats alone always which is weird in India like eating together. Big Groups of people is like a really important thing. That's a very strange fact But also if you look at all the pictures of like even the Democratic candidates eating they all look like none of them know how to eat food like a normal human being. It's bizarre like why can't you? Maybe it's just like being photographed. Makes you look weird eating like you just like get self conscious. I don't know I've never had to eat on camera. I was GonNa Say Happily Surfing the Internet for articles about himself first of all. Obviously that is what trump does but Salih is a hilarious thing to insert in there. I make just then like singing to himself Mr Blue. Yeah Good Times. It is of course impossible to say whether or not all this is true but it plays well with Indian voters particularly young voters who support Narendra Modi at unprecedented levels and mode is already hard at work. Earning the next generation of young boats. He's written a number of books that could be described as dictatorial pop philosophy and had even more written about him that sell him as a management Guru essentially a cross between Tim Ferriss and Hitler Who's also management. There's like Hitler there so psyched about it. Moody even wrote a book specifically aimed at School Age Children called Exam Warriors. This book is innocuous enough on the surface and mostly focuses on urging children to study hard for exams his way to proven improve themselves and do lots of Yoga It includes an autumn out of militant wordplay though not just in the title exam warriors but in chapters with headers like be.

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01:38 min | 2 years ago

"modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

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Behind the Bastards

06:59 min | 2 years ago

"modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Don't agree with this. And they state that was like after he went on pilgrimage to the Himalayas that he came back and he joined the RSS. We don't know the official biographies talk about stuff. Like when he was nine years old there was flooding in a river and he built a food stall to donate the proceeds to relief work And that during a war with Pakistan and his youth engaged in acts of charity serving soldiers passing through the railway station. That's what they focus on the official biography that he's like this very patriotic kid. Who dedicates a lot of his time and effort to to helping his fellow? Hindus and it's entirely possible that if he did any of this stuff it was actually at the behest of the S. And he was doing it as a child activist. I really don't know it's kind of impossible to tell whatever the precise truth. We know that at age seventeen. Narendra abandoned his wife and left on a pilgrimage of spiritual enlightenment. When he came back he set up teacart at a bus stand to make ends meet in began working for the RSS in a in an official capacity as a porch aric which was essentially a street propagandist so pallor and his wife. When you got back. I don't so I don't think they saw each other rude. Come by and say like Hey. It's going to be weird. I'm selling tea in town. I'm back you know I'm Barry. I'm Kinda Dick. Probably you don't WanNa be with me anyway. So this is the best. But I'm working Siemian towns slinging t to the Nazis. Don't don't feel weird about it. Don't make weird. I have to say I've never fucked so. This is critical for me so they may not have heat. He might be completely honest about the whole chase. Nece thing like it's kind of hard to tell because it's hard to get like a real hint of what the man is but he might actually be like a no nut. Sorta dude like really committed to that proud boy. Don't come. Sorta SORTA thing fascists hate coming so weird so yeah he starts working preach aric which is basically like a street propagandists like he's giving speeches and stuff to try to like rile people up and get them involved in this nationalist movement and really teaches them how to like stir up a crowd and work one and projects like mody were expected to remain chaste living like monks and dedicating their every waking hour to the party so in mody was not delivering speeches and spreading the RSS Gospel of intolerance against Hindus. He cleaned out the living quarters of senior officials in interviews today. Mody claims that finding the irs S. basically saved his life quote. I got the inspiration to live for the nation from the RSS. I learned to live for others and not for myself. I owe it all the RSS so fascist parties like the RSS de facto idolize. The military and leaders in such organizations either have to have a military background of their own or as we saw with people like Hitler Mussolini or they need to come up with a very good excuse to why they did not serve that still reinforces their Bona Fides as like a A lover of the military. I was busy not fucking. I was busy too busy. Getting off to the military you got in the military's a we kind of see this. With trump's bone spurs in his bizarre insistence that the time you spent in the military school was essentially the same as being in the military. You've got to find a way to kind of connect yourself to the military if you're going to be this sort of authoritarian strongman and mody never served but his biography really tries to thread that needle and I'm going to quote from it right now. As a child Narendra Modi had one dream to serve in the Indian army for many youngsters of his type. The army was seen as the ultimate means of serving mother India. As luck would have it. His family was dead opposed the idea. Narendra Modi was very keen to study in Sinek school located near by Jamnagar but when the time came to pay the fees there was no money at home surely. Narendra was disappointed but fate had different plans for this young boy who was disappointed on not being able to wear the uniform of John Soldier. Over the years he embarked on a unique path that took him across India in pursuit of the larger mission to serve humanity so he wanted to be a soldier but like they couldn't make the funding workout and stuff and thankfully he found another way to serve. That's just like being a soldier but doesn't risk him getting shot in a border war with Pakistan. So that's cool so just like that just like that. It's the same. It's the same only he doesn't die anonymously in a trench copying ordered to charge machine got so that is very same. It is the same exactly the same but very fortunate for him. So in nineteen seventy five. When mody was twenty five years old India went through a period of economic collapse. In the attendant civil unrest. That comes with it the RSS saw this as an opportunity to recruit and disturbed disintegrates. The ruling Congress Party Prime Minister Indira Gandhi responded to all this by suspending parliament and instituting emergency rule a widely unpopular into legal. That was rightly condemned by many during her time as de facto dictator. Indira Gandhi had RSS Leaders Arrested and persecuted and the Organization itself was banned. Moody went into hiding at this time addressing a seek in a turban and what appears to be a fake beard. I've got a picture of him in disguise and almost certain that that's a costume. Pc's way let me see the veered look at that little lion on there that makes it. Looks like it's a fake weird or he's got like a thick version of a chinstrap go. Yeah I can't really say for certain if it is a fake beard or not but it's the only question that considered a wild choice. Either way I think the mustache is the message. Israel you can see the tape. Yeah it's weird. It's a weird look. Sunglasses help yeah. They do help. I mean it's not grow a beard or he has one now I think so late the fuck did I mean. He was younger than some men. It takes a while before it comes. Yeah I'll accept that so Indira Gandhi's period of emergency rule eventually ended and the RSS was unbanned and rather than being harmed by their period of persecution. Ghandi's targeting of the group legitimize him in the eyes of many Indians who had not identified with organization previously the R. S. began to grow in the loyal Narendra Modi moved up the ranks quickly in nineteen eighty seven. He joined the Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP and the BJP the electorally political so member of the BJ. Pay Up Dude. 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"modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

11:46 min | 2 years ago

"modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Thurs hello dear friends. I made the previous joke about Ted Cruz. Quarantining and then being exposed again and immediately re self quarantining back in earlier distant age when such things were a little bit more funny seeming We are not in a position where that super funny right now so I would like to replace the bit that Sophia and I did about that with this new bit which is a joke So there's this pirate and he walks into a bar and the pirates. The the bartender looks the part and he's got like a steering wheel in his pants and the bartenders like. Hey what do you got that steering wheel in your pants for and the Pirate Response? Yar is driving me nuts. That is the joke..

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"modi" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"modi" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Greeted by prime minister Modi on the president's two day agenda a visit to one of the world's largest stadiums and the Taj Mahal trump nobody expected to spend time discussing the trade agreements between both nations especially since the trump administration imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum from India and India responding with higher penalties on agricultural goods and restrictions on U. S. medical devices after a first place finish in call in Nevada Bernie Sanders in Texas discussing his vision for the country problem we face all the limitations of our imagination and what we believe as we recall the next primary up South Carolina on Saturday February twenty ninth America is listening to fox news from the W. O. A. I. traffic center it's a quiet Monday morning on San Antonio freeways just construction going on starting with eighty one southbound from stone oak parkway to loop sixty no for construction areas because of the lane addition also construction at north loop sixteen oh four east brown that's between Redland road and bull Verdy road the construction areas causing an exit ramp switch if you see any traffic problems call the traffic tip line two one zero seven eight five twenty six oh one I'm John ideal news radio twelve hundred W. O. A. I'd.

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AP News

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"modi" Discussed on AP News

"Prime minister Narendra Modi met with leaders of his Hindu nationalist, Bharatiya Janata Party Friday after his victory in national elections, Mody met with his outgoing cabinet as part of a series of post-election formalities before it can be sworn in as India's. New prime minister the election commission announced the BJP one three hundred three out of five hundred twenty five seats in the lower house of parliament after the official vote count finished Friday. That's well beyond the simple majority of party in India needs to form a government. British Prime Minister Theresa may says she's stepping down over failed Brexit negotiations AP's, Charles de LA desma reports the race is now on for contenders. Looking to take her place, as voice broke, she announced she will step down as conservative party. The on June seven sparking a contest to become within the next prime minister, I will show leaves the job that it is being the owner of my life to hold the second female prime minister, but certainly not the lost. I do so with no ill-will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country. I love may said she will continue as prime minister while conservative leadership. Contest takes place. Charleston desma London. Eighteen radio news. I'm Jacky Quin. A setback for the Trump administration's plan to use a -mergency funding.

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90.3 KAZU

07:39 min | 3 years ago

"modi" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"I'm Mary Louise Kelley and Audie Cornish, the Bulla outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo keeps getting worse. One of the main reasons armed groups continued to attack Ebola responders today, the United Nations secretary, general created a new position in a -mergency Ebola response coordinator, his job is to keep health workers safe. It's a recognition that the only way to stop. This outbreak is to stop violence against Ebola workers. NPR's is Amon is here to talk about why ten months into this outbreak. Where do things stand at this point. Well, it's very worrying. We've got nearly nineteen hundred people infected twelve hundred people dead and over the last several weeks, the rate of new infections has jumped dramatically. We're seeing more than one hundred new cases every week, and that's because there's a lot of violence gunmen storming bullet treatment centers, assassinating health workers. And there's this suggestion. That a lot of the violence is actually coordinated that apple has been used as a political weapon. And that's what's led to this really quite remarkable. You indecision you said remarkable. What's the significance of this decision? Well, until now the outbreak response on the international side has really been led by health officials the World Health Organization, but the UN does have a large peacekeeping force in Congo and the deputy head of that his name is David Gresley that is who they've appointed to this new position that they've created. In other words, it's a recognition that they have to treat this as much as a political problem as a health problem, this is a place where you have a lot of political players who've been jockeying for position against each other, and against factions of the national government, and it seems like a lot of them have connections to these small armed groups all through the area that are said to be behind a lot of these attacks on Ebola responders. Basically, it's a way to destabilize the area as a way to gain power. Against your rivals. It seems like it would be in everyone's interest to get rid of Ebola. Right. Wire they doing this well, because a lot of the players are perceiving that Ebola has actually been used as a political tool against them. So let me give you an example of how my sources say. This is played out when Ebola I hit it looked like the ruling national government was using it as an opportunity to give key jobs in response to its supporters, and then in December the government suspended voting in presidential elections in the two cities most affected by Bola. They used the outbreak as justification, but these are position, stronghold, so again, it reinforces view that Ebola is being exploited for political gain. It's being used by certain political players to make money. And so what we're seeing is a lot of these messages being circulated that Bulla is a hoax, or Bulla is a plot. And people are attributing these messages to local political leaders who presume. Feel that their power is being threatened by rivals who are aligned with the fight against Bola. So the new UN coordinator, what can they do? This appointment is a recognition that the UN realizes they need to treat this as much as a political problem as a health problem, and my sources in Congo say that they might need to get pretty radical because you can't just fight this with guns because if you do that you're just going to play into this narrative that the national government is using A Bola as a way to gain power. You need to spread the message that this is not a political issue that this is something that, you know, affects everyone and so some of the ideas that, that have been talked about, for example, is just really broaden, who gets vaccinated normally you vaccinate people who've had direct contact with someone who has Bola, which makes sense medically right? But it just makes people wonder are the people were getting vaccinated people who have connec. Actions. You know and why isn't everyone getting vaccinated so medically. It might not make sense to do as much vaccinating, but from a public perception point of view, it does. And then similarly, there's discussion that they just need to do even more to really ensure that everybody in the community is given the same resources the same jobs that no one group is benefiting economically from this Ebola outbreak. So really addressing these underlying, perceptions and reality is frankly, as a way to remove Ebola as a political weapon, make it no longer of a reasonable argument that disinfect is just being used by one side to gain power. That's NPR's Rita Eisenman. Thank you. Glad to do it to India now where the counting is nearly done in the country's mammoth six week long election results. All but guarantee that prime minister Narendra Modi will get another five year term his Hindu, nationalist party appears to have won an absolute majority in parlay. Meaning it'll have enough power to govern alone without having to build a coalition. Mody may be sworn in as early as this weekend, and furious Lauren. Freyre reports. I'm in a sterner render moody supporters showered him with rose petals, as he spoke after nightfall at his Bhartiya Janata party's headquarters in India's capital. This is a victory for the who have dreams for the mother who wished for a toilet for every sick person who couldn't afford treatment for farmers who toil for the nation for poor people moving into their first home for every law abiding tax paying citizen, motive listed his signature policies for the poor sanitation health insurance concrete homes for people who previously lived in shanties. He also called for unity after a divisive six-week campaign during which his party played on prejudice against minorities and fear of terrorism earlier. Moody's main opponent Rahul, Gandhi, the science of family dynasty. It's produced three previous prime ministers conceded defeat reporters asked him what went wrong for his Indian, National Congress party frankly, today, it doesn't matter what I think went wrong. What matters is that the people of India decided that Narendra Modi's prime minister, and as an Indian, listen. I. Fully respected Gandhi lost his seat in his family's hometown. The congress party had dominated Indian politics since independence from Britain until Modi's election. Five years ago, his victory today is part of a global trend of right wing populists from the US to Brazil to Italy elected on protectionist anti immigrant platforms. This is definitely the of Stroman Neelam, Dave is a retired Indian ambassador, and director of gateway house, a think tank in Mumbai, what it means for foreign policy. I think we he will be taken even more seriously in conjunction with the fact that the economy remains one of the fast growing economies. India is booming within five years. It's forecast to surpass China's the most populous country in the world. Modi's government has struggled to create jobs for millions of youth to join the workforce each year and unemployment is at a four decade high. In this election campaign mode attacked away from failures on the jobs front and toward putting the country's majority Hindu faith into politics and public life as Modise porter. Celebrate across India tonight, many of the country's minorities, including more than one hundred eighty million Muslims may worry that this is a mandate.

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WSJ What's News

04:34 min | 3 years ago

"modi" Discussed on WSJ What's News

"But in this diverse country, many complaint, he had marginalized minorities and damage democracy. Mr. Modi rose to the challenge, and was glad to make the election about him. He spoke directly to millions in rallies across the country, and his message was times are great and going to get better. If he gets five more years, he stirred up, nationalism, bragging, Howie, uplifted India with new roads toilets in sending his face craft Amar's, even punishing Pakistan. His party leaders were more explicit about their Hindu, nationalist, views calling Muslim immigrants termites in calling for more protection of cows, which are revered by Hindus, the opposition, appropriate regional secular and liberal parties. Tried to join forces to decent on Mody. They said his economic policies had led to a job crisis, and he was undermining the country's inclusive and democratic roots. In the end, it was Modi's. Message that prevailed. And what does this result mean for India's place in the global economy, international investors, and global companies like Amazon, and WalMart who invested billions here have been waiting for idiot to take off the way China did for years, some are hoping the continuity will help because Mody now has the mandate to push through unpopular economic reforms such as? Reforming the land acquisition laws, as well as the labor laws. And if you can do that, that could lift growth up to ten percent, the stock market's jumped close to five percent this week as it became apparent that Mr. motiveless returning to power, it matters globally, because China's slows down, India has become an increasingly important engine for economic growth. To find out more about India's elections, including a look at how the country's economy has changed under Mr. Modi's time empower, you can head to WSJ dot com. You might know ADP is the biggest name in payroll. But that's just the beginning because ADP is transforming the way great work gets done with HR talent time benefits and payroll informed by data and designed for people, that's ADP always designing for people. On some markets. It's worth paying attention to Qualcomm HS shares after a federal judge ruled that the company violated, anti-trust regulations from Hong Kong are markets reporter Steve russillo has more. Qualcomm was dealt a major blow when a federal judge ruled that the chipmaker violated antitrust law. So the judge sided with the FTC saying that Qualcomm, patent licensing practices, quote strangled competition. So this is a big deal for Qualcomm because it generates a majority of its operating profit from these licensing fees. So any hit to this particular part of its business would certainly have a negative impact on the company's bottom line. So you saw investors did not react well to, to this news. The stock dropped eleven percent on Wednesday. It's continued kind of a pretty steep falls down about twenty percents so far in may alone. But the irony is that this only comes just a few weeks after Qualcomm, had a, a major. Legal victory had a settlement with apple that settled a years long dispute about its chip business. And so at the time which was just a few weeks ago. Investors were actually pretty optimistic about Qualcomm because again, this was a big legal victory for them. And the stock rose about fifty percent. Just in the span of a within days after that settlement was announced. So, you know, Qualcomm is a company that has been in regulatory trouble for for years. And they have fought a variety of cases on many different issues. And this is one that again, Qualcomm had said that it will it plans to seek an expedited appeal about what's going to happen next with this. So but I think what really it means for investors. At least is that there's another big major legal regulatory uncertainty. That's overhanging this stock in this company, and that's something that's not going to go away anytime soon. Now the skied, here's what to look forward to later today. The house is set to pass legislation that would make substantial changes to the way that the US retirement system works. It's the most significant change since two thousand six and it's a measure with bipartisan support that suggests it could pass the Senate as well. And head to President Trump to sign our retirement reporter and Turkson explains what could be set to change..

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WSJ What's News

04:14 min | 3 years ago

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"You might know ADP as the biggest name payroll, but that's just the beginning because ADP is transforming the way, great work gets done with HR talent time benefits and payroll informed by data and designed for people, that's ADP always designing for people. Narendra Modi wins a second term as India's president riders globally, because China slows down has become recently important engine for economic growth and Silicon Valley startup sues wall way for stealing trade secrets thing while in you now. Plus, the house is set to pass legislation that makes substantial changes to the US retirement system. This is what's news from the Wall Street Journal. I'm Kim Gittleson? Let's get started. Now, before we get into our main story this morning. What Narendra Modi's win in India's elections means for the global economy. Here's what you missed. A Silicon Valley chip startup cenex has accused atop wa executive of participating in a conspiracy to steal its trade secrets the company, which is backed by both Microsoft and Dell said, the executive Eric shoe engaged in a multi year effort to steal cenex as solid state drive computer storage technology. Our reporter, Cato kief has more. Cenex is saying that Eric shooed is executive was involved in multiple aspects of a plan to steal their technology in one to stay that this, Mr. shoe had directed hallway engineer to analyze the next technical information. And then this engineer allegedly then reported his findings to. Away. And in another case, she cenex is alleging that Eric. She was briefed on an arrangement between Kuala way and a Chinese university that cenex had provided some of its technology to because university said they wanted to work on it for an academic study. And then cenex says, but, you know what they hadn't been told is that this university called Chaman university was simultaneously, providing a bunch of information that they had learned from this technology to go away. And so that was, obviously not part of the deal, cenex alleges here while declined to comment. But in court papers, the company has denied wrongdoing and federal judge in New York ruled the President Trump can't block subpoenas, that House Democrats sent to banks asking for documents relating to his business and family. The ruling mirrored one by federal judge in Washington earlier this week. It came as a result of a lawsuit filed late last. Month by Mr. Trump and his three adult children against Deutsche Bank and Capital One. Mr. Trump sought to block the banks from complying with the subpoenas for financial documents about his businesses. And Facebook has said it has stopped paying commissions to employees who sell political ads once seen as a growth area political ads are now viewed within Facebook as more of a headache, that's according to former employees and campaign staffers, who work on digital strategies. In fact, those people say that the company had considered, whether it should cease running political ads entirely, however, Mark Zuckerberg made the final call to stay in the business, but to change how it operates Facebook is overhauling how it engages with campaigns ahead of the twenty twenty elections. Now, our main story this morning, the outcome of the largest election in the history of democracy. Close to six hundred million people cast their votes in India's elections. Over the course of April, and may and preliminary results out this morning show that the current prime minister Narendra Modi will probably win a second term our South Asia deputy bureau chief, Eric Bellman is in Delhi. So Eric how central was Mr. Mody himself to what voters thought about when they went to the polls, this time this was a referendum on. He's India's strongest prime minister decades. He had pledged in a sense to make the great again..

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04:45 min | 3 years ago

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"Five thirty five back now to all things considered. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Ari Shapiro. And I'm Audie Cornish. The world's biggest democracy. India is holding elections. Prime minister Narendra Modi is running for a second term this week. We're bringing you a series of stories about social issues that matter in this election is a member of a Hindu nationalist party. That's changing the map of India NPR's Lorne fair reports on how the names of Indian cities and landmarks are being changed. And what that says about how Indians view their history. Millions of Hindus splashed into the Ganges river this winter as part of the world's biggest Hindu gathering the Coon Mela. Which for centuries took place in a city with a Muslim name a law. Hobart Indian is a majority Hindu country that was ruled by Muslim empire the moguls for more than three hundred years after that the British the name Aloha came from a mogul emperor in the sixteenth century last year officials from prime minister, Narendra Modi's, Hindu, nationalist, party change, the name of this city to progress name of an earlier Hindu settlement here, it might seem like a merely bureaucratic hassle. High court is keeping the name LA LA. So is the local university at the head post office postmaster from not yet Deb's says he will change the name on the sign outside along with a lot of rubber stamps inside. All the names Albie stamps ought to be it will take time. The issue here though is not just the name of one seat in the past five years, Hindu, nationalist politicians. Have renamed towns streets airports, and one of the country's biggest train stations a generation ago. Bombay was renamed Mumbai Madras became Chen nine, but this is a new wave of name changes. And it's not about a racing colonial titles. It's about a racing Muslim ones. About one in six Indians is Muslim they're the biggest faith group after Hindus in law. Many Muslims trace their lineage back centuries. If Bisky other children headed digits. His some. Businessman. You're speaking more quietly and more quietly. Yeah. Ashraf made is a Muslim IT business owner who spoke furtively when I met him outside his neighborhood mosque this is a country where Hindu-Muslim riots have a ruptured many times has this situation for Muslims changed. No nothing yet. You said, yes. You can almost. This is your nervous. Yeah. Cutting situation on policies. He worries that a racing his hometown's Muslim name is a step toward a racing. His history. His identity disenfranchising India's Muslim citizens Moody's government has also proposed new Indian law that grants citizenship to anyone facing religious persecution in neighboring countries, except if they're Muslim. Done. We cannot let Muslim invaders from centuries ago. Define us today says the man behind many of these name changes Yogi Aditya, NAT the chief minister of India's biggest state who taught process, he's a Hindu priest and a member of prime minister Modi's ruling party, he's frequently railed against Muslims for allegedly committing what he calls love jihad marrying Hindu girls historian hero Chaturvedi was at his office at the university of LA LA when he first heard about the name change, but it was the university, and I was to us. He's a Hindu too. But he's totally against the name change look around the city. He says. Global village. And absolutely intact. View main things Griffey. This is the land of those Muslim emperors and also of the Buddha, and of Gandhi diversity is India's strength Chaturvedi says but in entire lifetime after casting off colonial rule India's now reclaiming its Hindu nece or Hindutva. The push has been led by Modi's Bhartiya Janata Party or BJP, and it's not only renaming cities. It's also rewriting school textbooks..

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13:54 min | 3 years ago

"modi" Discussed on KQED Radio

"That such jaunty campaign. Tune from India's ruling BJP party, according to the song the word in everyone's mouth, the BJP should form the government the good people have confirmed their view Narendra Modi should be the leader. Well, the BJP headed by Narendra Modi is in charge right now, but will India's election which kicks off in April change the position of the parties when the Hindu nationalists came to power five years ago, they won by a landslide crushing the alliance led by the Indian National Congress. The BJP had dismissed the opposition as the party of the Elise an economic stagnation this time the party's portraying itself as the party of economic success national security, but it's also been accused of unleashing ethnic tensions and restricting human rights. Congress says the BJP's destroying India's secular ideals, and it frames this note as a battle India's soul. Congress takes a musical approach to campaigning to that song claims everyone is calling out for congress. This time. We'll bring an end to joblessness and hunger and make the farmers confident. Again, the policies dynastic leadership is fighting back with Rahul Gandhi at the helm, he has his father grandmother and great grandfather to look up to as former prime ministers of India, the BJP congress and the myriad of regional parties, which are growing in importance at an level have begun nominating candidates, and we'll be launching their manifestos very shortly. So what's at stake in this election for India to discuss the social economic and religious ideas, which are likely to be thrown up in the course of the next few weeks. I'm joined by Sonoko Kilani, professor of politics and director of the India Institute at King's College in London. He's in Washington bureau Riddick akara associate professor in the economics of public systems group at the Indian Institute of management in the Bob, which is where she joins us from. And with me in the studio, Dr unindo area London-based orthopedic surgeon and vice president of the UK chapter of the overseas friends of the BJP, welcome to you all if I can begin Sonoko Noni by asking you to describe the scale of India's election, how long does it take and how many people participate India's electorate is around about eight hundred million plus to get that many people to the ballot box is logistically very complex exercise, the elections start in April and we'll run to late may. And there's a lot of security issues involved as well to make sure the elections are held peacefully. So security has to be moved around the country, the mount of money spent on elections also is massive people estimate that this election might well be the most expensive election ever held in a democracy, even more expensive than US elections. So logistically, it's a huge exercise hundreds of millions off. Voting through electronic voting machines. Which is also remarkable the number of polling stations more than a million and they ensure that no one ever has to travel more than two kilometers. That's about one point two miles to get to a polling station. That's right. And you always have stories about these voting booths sitters stablishment for three voters in the middle of the mountains, or in a very remote area where they'll have to have by law of voting booth available to people there, so yes, it's picturesque and massive. So the scale is undeniable Riddick care, what do you think is the most important issue or idea at stake in this election? The most important thing is that the election should be free and fair in letter and spirit at are all kinds of anxiety is about the role of money, but also just the amount of money that is going to be spent in the manner in which is going to be spent that's one concern, the others the use of social media. Now, there's a news reports of how. Facebook is promoting advertisements for one party, not necessarily directly by the party, but their supporters, so how is it going to deal with these new issues merging because of technology and social media? Those are ideas, we will definitely come back to during the course of the program, Dr unin aria, what would you choose the most important issue or idea that's at stake? I think this election is all about Modi on one side. There is people who say yes, we want to bring the moody back and on the other spectrum. The people says we want to remove the movie, we do not know what happens after that. But we want to remove the movie, I think in the two thousand fourteen election. The Modi's victory was a surprise to everyone, especially his getting absolute majority. And now the major team in the election is more. The will come back on me would not. So a prime minister, but a presidential contest say, what will the campaign strategy of the beach? J p b a question for one of its national spokespeople in Cali for the BJP. It's going to be the charismatic leadership of prime minister Narendra Modi, the work that his company has done over the last five years looking at every segment of society. Whether it's farmers women people from different communities in terms of electricity in terms of minimum guarantee. Sex park will be obviously when we announce savaging document or manifesto, the BJP's very proud of its economic record. But he's is an issue on which you may face some tough questions, for instance, the level of job creation. Yes. Of course in democracy. Everyone's entitled to ask questions, however, Soviet of the confederation of Indian industry estimates that between thirteen point nine and fifteen point four million jobs were created every year if it was so bad, then how is it that doesn't translate into social unrest? Well, let's pick up on that question of jobs rigor as an econ. Economist job numbers are actually quite controversial. Aren't they economics and statistics have become quite politicized are there? More jobs other fewer jobs in India. Would you say so you know, the jobs they dining has always been not particularly great the most reliable sources, the national sample Survey Organisation and the report that had been cleared by their own body. Does national statistical commission wasn't being released for a whole year. And finally, the heads of that organization resigned in protest, and then somehow the report was leaked and the numbers were really bad. So I think according to that report the unemployment rates were the highest in forty five years or something like that. And then what ensued was actually more worrying? I mean, you're not I'm very happy to hear Mr. say that they're allowed to ask questions, but in fact, one hundred eighty communists, we had raised some questions about the jobs numbers and also the GDP growth rate, and what we got in response. Was little clip from the finance minister, Mr. ruined Jaitley who said that we are so called economists and beer compulsive contrary. And just basically not addressing the issues that were raised. It's an old Kanani. You heard nothing Coley. There suggests that actually there is an unrest. Well, I think it's actually not quite correct to say, the isn't unrest. I mean, what you've seen some massive farmers protests in the past few years, and I think this points to one of the core issues going back to your earlier question about what's at stake in this election. I mean, India is still vastly an agrarian economy. Most of the people still live on the land. Although it's not a very productive agrarian economy growth has been stagnant or worse in Indian agriculture, and that's a major major issue at this election. And in fact, you've seen lots of grand protest. The question is is that going to continue one of the important points to note about India at the MoMA? And why this is such an important moment in Indian history is that India's a demographic inflection point. It's one of the last major societies in the world with a large youthful population. And really the challenge for Indian politicians and leaders and governments is is that youth bulges. It's cold going to be productive for Indian society in the Indian economy, or is it going to become something that is a threat in the sense that it can be channelize into forms of hyper nationalism or social unrest and in a variety of other undesirable forms. I think so the question of jobs the question of growth, particularly in the countryside. I think are all crucial issues, and as Redeker has suggested the problem at the moment is that we don't really have very reliable figures and statistics about this. Let's hear a little bit about congress envy. Reggie Gowda is one of the party's national spokesman if you look at the government there. Their record has been terrible. The economy is in terrible ships. We've been hemorrhaging jobs. What we have is. Now, not blessed growth, but job loss, girl. We have eleven million people who have been estimated to have lost jobs just in the last year, then this acute distress in rural. India farmers are not even able to recoup the costs of production. You will see growth actually being much lower and sliding down and the biggest blows to the economy where d- monetization for which Mr. moody is singularly responsible which shaved two percent growth of ADP and heard a large number of people not sector caused immense damage for no reason other than his own personal glory. Lots of criticism there don't aria from the congress perspective. Do you think that the BJP can politically defend? It's economic record with these given the questions about jobs the questions raised by democratization, and this issue of rural poverty and pharma suicides. And so on India's problems has not been created in the last five years. India has mismanagement of past sixty seventy years has tried to tackle them in terms of jobs. I can simply say that there is a bit confusion. What you mean by jobs? There's a lot of jobs have been created for the people by self employment. People who could never think of getting a loan from a Bank. Those people have got loan and started their own businesses that need to be included. But I agree with the earlier comments that there is no reliable system in the India do include all these things which create livelihood. So I would say in that terms. These situation is much much better in terms of the macroeconomic data. We can see that inflation is down. The goatherd is up. The India's ease of doing business has remarkably improved. And India has done much much better. If you compare to the Riddick, I if I can bring you back in this is an issue this track question of a track record won the innocence. The BJP has been able to deploy very successfully that congress was in power for many many years and actually during that time growth levels before poverty was rampant. It has been a very powerful message to communicate to the voters. It may be a powerful message to communicate. But I'm not sure if it's factually true. So I think in terms of controlling the narrative, the BJP is fantastic. I mean, they're just unparalleled. But I do think that ultimately people do say through because you know, they can't see around them that this messaging isn't really matching their own reality. And so you know, it may reflect in the way they walked they may not say openly what they're thinking. But in fact, because they're experiencing joblessness or the insecurity is at cetera. They would very differently. The congress track record on growth has not been abysmal. I can't see very clearly about the job creation, etc. But on growth, the congress hasn't done particularly badly. And you know, I think every decade the average growth rate goes up by one percent also. Thank you. I just wanted to come in and say, you know, yes, I think Donna is right in the sense that, you know, the the Modi government has done some things that have been positive for the economy. Not least the introduction of more more rational still to be further rationalize tax system for the whole country. And I think that's building on earlier policy initiatives, civilian governments, and it has introduced an important bankruptcy law, which is allowed Indian companies to be wound up which couldn't be done before. So they have been important moves in terms of making more pro business friendly atmosphere in India, but at the same time, I think whether moody has been in favor of markets themselves is questionable. For example, India's continued to be protectionist tariffs. And so on so certain Indian corporations and capitalist businessmen have done very well in the current climate. The fact is India now has but one hundred and twenty billionaires at the same time as it has extremely. Deprive people. So it's true that some have done well in the current climate and Modi's certainly has promised development, his great promise in the two thousand fourteen election was development for all that I think is much harder. Claim to sustain on the evidence. It's been development for some ridic- as an economist again who works on anti-poverty policies are there anti-poverty policies that positively work. Yes..

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