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"Price for peace is Ukraine's capitulation Ukraine's territory and children. Ukraine's Ukraine's president Zelensky is at the UN and will speak later about American competition China, Mr Biden, said it has to be responsibly managed so it does not tip into We are for de -risking not de -coupling with China. We will push back on aggression and intimidation and defend the rules of the road from freedom of navigation to overflight to level economic playing field. Five Americans held in Iran returned to US soil early today. Welcome to Virginia. Welcome to the US US. envoy Roger Carstens says they'll need support. Go through the Army's program on post isolation support. Maintain that connectivity. Let's stay in touch. This is not goodbye and I know a lot of you are going to maintain the fight to try to bring more Americans home. India has expelled a senior Canadian diplomat. The Modi government has rejected Canadian assertions that it was connected to the assassination of a sick religious leader in June on Canadian soil. The White House says it's deeply concerned about the allegations. Ahead of the UAW warns of a Friday deadline that could expand the strike against the big three automakers if there's not major progress in negotiations. They're making great progress on smaller issues, says Mark Stewart, in charge of the North American team at Addis, the parent firm of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep, but there remains a big gap on issues like wages and pensions. Can you beat that noon deadline that Sean Fain has set for Friday? We've some got compelling offers. We continue to work through things, Jeff. Three plants are currently strikebound. Jeff Gilbert, CBS News, Detroit. On the Health Watch, CBS's Vicki Barker with more on what global officials are saying about a condition that affects about half of all American adults. The WHO says about one in three adults worldwide lives with high blood pressure, but most aren't getting adequate treatment. In its first the world's first ever report on hypertension. It says if even half of those who have high blood pressure kept it under control, 76 76 million deaths could be prevented by the year 2050. And checking Wall Street right now, the Dow is down down points, 257 NASDAQ down about 100, S &P down 30. is This CBS News. When you think of hiring, think of Indeed. Their end -to -end hiring system helps you attract, interview, and hire candidates all in the same place. 1203 on WTOP. It's Tuesday, September 19. Sunny and 69 degrees now. We're heading to about 80. Good afternoon, I'm Mark Lewis with the top local story we're following this afternoon. Today Congress kicks off an effort to clear the way for the Washington
"modi government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"So I don't think Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine and the war there is a comfortable situation for Ukraine, for China to be in. At the same time, I don't think they're going to welcome signs of weakness in the Kremlin, signs of cracks in the Russian leadership. So when you think about global economics and the outlook and where we could go when you think about the most important factor, country, build China? So I mean China's the world's second biggest economy Carol, as you know. Matt makes fun of me. Can I just tell you Tom? Matt makes fun of me because I bring it up almost every day, the Chinese economy, what Chinese stocks do in the U .S. Because I like, feel you know, when you think about the most important economies, right, like you got to talk about China. But anyway, go ahead. I think the thing which adds to the importance of China, it's just the uncertainty and the wide range of potential outcomes, right? We started 2023 with the Chinese economy roaring up, roaring ahead, and fear that that, well, hope that that would add a boost to global growth, but fear that it would add to commodity prices and potentially give the inflation story some new legs, right? Here we are approaching the middle of the year, and the story on China's really swung into reverse. The recovery there of momentum. We just had data from a Chinese holiday dragon boat festival which showed the tourists weren't spending property sales a week, auto sales a week. we've So got this Chinese economy, which is the second biggest in the world, huge factor in global demand, huge factor in commodity prices, huge factor determining the inflation narrative here in the US and here in Europe, and we don't have great visibility on it, and the story there swings between huge optimism pessimism. and significant So if you ask the question, what's the most important thing for global investors? What's the most important thing for global markets? Well, it's still US inflation, it's still the Fed, it's still what Powell decides to do on interest rates, but the China story, I would say, is a pretty close second. I'm just gonna say thank you, Tom. Yeah, no, I recognize the importance of China, but when we're talking about the equity market close in the US, it's less interesting to me. I'm just saying. What about, Just quickly, the India story, Tom, we've only got a minute left, but it has been so hot in the last six from an investor's point of view, and it seems like it's only benefiting from the in China. Yeah, you know, it's really interesting, Matt, when I think about the big initiatives for China at the beginning of its economic miracle back in the 1980s, I think about a few things, right? So I think about demographics, a very young population. I think about a can do government, Deng Xiaoping opening the door between China and the world. And I think about geopolitics back then. Remember, US and China were friends. US wanted to help China was a counterbalance to the USSR. Now I think about India today, there's some of those same positives in place, right? India's got a massive, really young population, so a demographic dividend. The Modi government, well, we can talk about the geopolitics there, and there are some troubling things, but on the economics, they're getting a lot of things right. And on geopolitics. Well, the US night doesn't need a friend against the USSR, right? The US needs a friend against China, and India's in that role. So a lot of positives thinking about India's development trajectory. Tom Orlick, thank you so much. Bloomberg economics chief economist. In space, there's no room for error. We understand. We've been advancing global these missions for over 50 years. CGI, mission critical, mission support, mission accomplished. Learn more at cgifederal .com. No one knows where this market go. will Right now, it feels like a wild ride. One thing's for certain, there's a way through it. And the experience and guidance of a Merrill advisor can help you get there. Because where there's a bull, there's a way. Find an advisor ml at .com slash bullish. Merrill, a Bank of America company. What would you like the power to do? Investing involves risk. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, veteran Smith incorporated register broker dealer, registered investment advisor, member SIPC, a wholly -owned subsidiary
"modi government" Discussed on WCPT 820
"They're stealing $1 ,000 from me and get into my code somebody can ask Prime a Minister can you condone those people who are stealing money I'm not sure if I got the full think question he's I talking about the corruption of the Modi government basically so what I'm hoping is that there were more private conversations that weren't made public that the president had with Modi because know you there was a little little bit of a public statement that kind of referred to that and some of the human rights issues and other issues but I'm hoping that you know like they often do in diplomatic relations you don't put all those things public you have the conversations hopefully behind the scene and try to encourage people to do the right thing in that way but you don't clearly that was an issue some members didn't go to the the meeting for that reason but I'm hoping the White House was moving in the right direction to address some of those concerns Brian in Beaverton Oregon you're on the air with Representative Pocan yeah my question is regarding the national debt I was watching the pensioner being interviewed on meet the press and he was going on and on about all the money that Biden has been spending and I didn't even mention it in the footprint of Chrome competitive national debt by a court by the belt if the media is not going to bring it up start breaking up just again Brian your phone is breaking up but I'm pretty sure that what you're saying is you know Trump contributed so much more to the national debt than Biden why isn't anybody pointing that out is that the essence of well yeah I'd like it okay thank you them congressman yeah yeah Brian so we are I mean whether the media picks it up or not you know or every day I couldn't tell you but the staff that you said and I couldn't fully understand but I heard it and it's I know significant is a quarter of the debt we have acquired as a nation in you know plus years was accumulated during the Trump administration largely for the tax cuts for the wealthiest so you know they're saying that we have inflation because the spending by Biden that's pure BS it's because as a world we came out of COVID together and there was much demand and you know that drove the inflation it's not our spending that's causing this in fact just the opposite he's reduced deficits and worked to do that within the budgets he's had but it was the Trump administration Tom and everyone should repeat this 25 % of our nation's debt acquired in our entire history came under Donald Trump Republicans are completely culpable when it comes to this issue George in Cripple Creek Virginia you're on the air with Representative and forced to Ukrainians are doing wonders with the Patriot anti -missile defenses and such as shooting down he'll Russia's supposedly civil King Charles hypersonic missile and aircraft and helicopter is a great distance in light that of you think we could supply the Ukrainians with many more of those systems since they're doing such a great job and Winston said give us the tools and we'll do the job yeah you know don't we get directly involved to the level of what we're providing other than I think what's been important for many of us is one we don't want to send us troops there and I think we've been able to do that successfully too we want provide to support since you know Russia did invade a sovereign nation and we want to provide that support but more also importantly want to we lead to this being done and you know diplomacy should always be something at the forefront as we're looking at this but important I started looking at some right -wing sources and they're claiming that Putin's the one who wants diplomacy and that it's Ukraine that doesn't and that's you know complete BS but that's part of the what again this this conservative media Tom is so extreme right now where people getting are news Fox is considered you know conservative and name -only to these people that it is amazing the misinformation that's out there and this misinformation around from people like Marjorie Taylor Greene that somehow it's Putin who wants to be able to have diplomatic an end to this when in reality Putin's the aggressor yeah he's the great peacemaker alrighty Congressman Mark Pocan with us for the hour it's the it's mid -days with Mark our regular meeting with Congress and Pocan only Friday edition we'll be back with more of your calls for Representative Pocan in a just moment 46 minutes past the hour you're listening to Tom Hartman visit Tom Hartman com for audio and video archives right back in just a moment with you more of your calls for Representative Mark what one out of two Americans thinks their life is worthy of a book here's another startling stat you may be one of the fifteen percent of people who bothered to start your book and one
"modi government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Tracking a suspected Chinese high altitude surveillance balloon. The Pentagon says for several days it has made its way over the northern United States. On this trip to Beijing, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken expected to meet with president Xi Jinping. Beijing is trying to blunt U.S. moves to form new alliances regarding semiconductor chip manufacturer and supply. The foreign ministry says China will continue upholding market principles and openness toward its ties. The U.S. will now begin the process of building four new military bases in the Philippines and the wake of the granted access. Republicans have ousted representative Ilhan Omar, ousted from the foreign affairs committee, Myanmar's military government has imposed martial law in 37 townships across the country. The FBI is seeking information regarding the cyberattack on London based ion on trading in the UK and a Boston is called it's going to get colder over the weekend, a well authorities are telling bostonians to stay indoors on Friday and Saturday, as temperatures will plunge wind chills will make it feel as cold as -30°F. Global news, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in over 120 countries in San Francisco. I'm Ed Baxter. This is Bloomberg. I'm back to Singapore Michelle. Well, thank you, sir. And gosh, I can't even imagine negative 30 from the tropics here in Singapore. Let's move on to a Donnie group, what we've been covering this ongoing saga between a Donnie group and Hindenburg research and Indian billionaire Gotham and Dani has seen $52 billion erased from his personal fortune in the span of just 6 trading days. So today we heard from Mark Mobius founding partner at Mobius capital, he says that debt levels at a dining group scared his firm away from the company's stock sale before it was pulled yesterday. He spoke earlier with Bloomberg's Alex Steele and guy Johnson. India is going to still go from strength to strength. It's an incredible country, incredible projects, high growth, young population. So I think it's just one of the typical scandals that you get in capital markets and it's through that way. Mark, where's the risk to contagion that you see? I mean, we see banks saying we're not going to accept debt or stock as collateral from other investors. Like, is there a potential contagion effect? Well, of course, the banks are now going to be much more cautious as a result of this. And that will impact some of the higher highly indebted companies, but those companies that have strong balance sheets and low debt will do very well. We'll continue to any sort of like this in our own winners and business. And there will be winners. That's the show. Mark, how should the Modi government be reacting? Because that feels like it could become increasingly critical here. The Modi government is on the path to reform. And they are certainly going to look at this very, very carefully because they're quite concerned about the capital markets and the health of the capital markets. So in one sense, this is a very good situation where the government has not put on notice said, hey, you got to wake up to the situations and be careful about some of these companies that are ahead of the Internet. So in that sense, it's copy here. Some good things taking place at an early stage of the development of the market now. Yeah, you're looking right now at a Donnie making his case that there is enough capital in the company. Hey Mark, do you think that this, what would you be buying on any kind of dip? We see the MSCI, India index, really getting hit over the last two weeks. Where do you want to be buying? The software companies, companies that involve software, and more importantly, going forward India is going to become not only a software source, but a place where high-tech manufacturing takes place. So we're keeping an eye open the cupcakes are in vaccines. And healthcare. Because people have more money in their pockets, they're willing to spend more money on healthcare. Mark, emerging market equity emerging market debts has been on quite the test since the beginning of the year. Do I chase that rally? I would, because I think at the end of the day, the energy market looks better and better as we go forward. You can already see that the currency is our beginning to recover against the U.S. dollar and a number of areas. And that's good news. And in addition, the growth rate is even greater than it could in some of these countries. Of course, you can't use a broad brush. If I pick a cheese, but India for example is one great example Taiwan is doing well and a number of other markets are doing well. And of course I was Mark Mobius founding partner at Mobius capital. I do have to correct the company's stock sale was pulled on Wednesday, I believe I said yesterday earlier. We've got world business headlines ahead, this is Bloomberg.
"modi government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Staunchest supporters are angry with him a room. Doyle is a lawyer in India's most populous state, Leutar Pradesh. He's worked for Modi's party. A Jonah to party for two decades, Sir, failure boldly failure. This government has failed us. He says. I saw a patient die right in front of me. We are all on our own now. His mother in law had Cove it, he told local media. He took her from hospital to hospital in what by now is such a familiar tale here. Hospitals didn't have room and his mother in law died, not quitting material. I'm ashamed to call myself a BJP worker, he says. I'll never support Moody again. NPR contacted five spokespeople from Modi's government and party to respond to this criticism. One was sick with Cove it another said he didn't want to talk. Three others did not get back to us. The government has meanwhile been asking Twitter and Facebook to block certain posts criticizing its handling of this crisis. India's top diplomat, As Chai hsiang car has addressed some of the criticism when abandonment. It's a society very hard. There are questions there are arguments. There is a lot of second guessing. You know, you should have seen it coming. We could have told you so, etcetera. Start unique to Indian. He spoke to reporters in London on a trip there for a meeting with G seven foreign ministers. The trip itself raised eyebrows among some Indians surprise that Josh Shankar would leave India and such a crisis. While in London to members of his delegation tested positive for the Corona virus, and so the whole Indian team had to isolate and participate in those meetings, virtually which they could have just done from India. I haven't seen this kind of outrage since movie came to power in 2000 and 14. Milan Vaishnav directs the South Asia program at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington. He says. Moody's approval rating didn't budge when the economy shrank 24% last spring or during a border standoff with China, or even when Modi abolished much of India's bank notes a few years ago. But it has dipped slightly in the past seven days. It's the ferocity of the virus, coupled with what people perceive business management. As a lack of empathy. As a prime minister, who is usually leading from the front but seems to be receding into the background, which is surprising for a leader who has so centralized power here. Modi has been the most popular figure in Indian politics in decades. He is also a master of reinvention by Schnapps says, and the next national election isn't until 2024. Meanwhile, across India is shock turns to sorrow, Sorrow is turning to more anger. Ah political argument even broke out last week at a crematorium and guitar Pradesh between a family that had just cremated their loved one who died of covert 19 and another man there who interrupts and tells them off for bemoaning the government. Tries to convince them none of this is the government's fault. They all wave their fingers at one another. This funeral pyres burned around them. One.
"modi government" Discussed on TED Radio Hour
"The story of a woman named ron. Iu it was a twenty second awful route twenty eighteen rama. Iu is an investigative journalist in india who has exposed human rights abuses and government corruption. I am somebody who sent one of the most important ministers in the movie government behind bars in two thousand ten and that man now happens to be the second most baffling man in india. And in april two thousand meet team received an email from a source inside the modi government and the person's head heads up. Video is going around about you. It was like a two minute. Twenty second bombed radio with my image modern it. It was a fake sex video. And i mean she's got big brown eyes. It looked like her. That was rana no questions about it when they got that video. I felt like i was humiliated. I was shamed by the people who wanted to discredit me. Any went viral skin short video. Where all over my social media instagram's corporate to walk sapping messages and forwards all over india within forty eight hours. It's been reported that. It was on like half of the phones in india before i knew it was on my father's foreign my brothers phone within a day after that her home address her cell phone number all over the internet. They were fake ads on adult like finder sites saying that she was available for sex and this is where she lives. She was inundated with death and rape threats. I think it was as good as dead for the next five days since i deceive video. And she pretty much didn't leave her house for like six months. Get asking my friend. As what have. I done to dissolve this. She became like shell of herself. And so how. How was that video made possible if it wasn't her what was it. It was a deepfake. Her face was inserted into a porn clip. So you know what i i worked on it. You know what we knew about. It was that you could insert faces into videos and use sophisticated. Neural networks to do that. You know it's called generative adversarial networks sort of insertive video and then find mistakes and then keep interrupting so that it becomes pretty protected but even those are two years ago you could sorta tell though you know like if you stared at it enough. It wasn't as good as pixar wasn't as good as you know the lucasfilm's and over time what we've seen is that now we can create from whole digital cloth video showing you doing and saying things that you never did or said. And they're really hard to tell with the human eye that it's just not manufactured right and so rana was a perfect example of and the first one. I had heard of a deepfake sex video being used to basically drive someone out of the marketplace of ideas so if i go on one of these platforms right now like what's the likelihood that i will come across a deepfake or are we talking about a future. That were careening towards. I'm largely imagining a terrible future. But there is is pretty bad in the hair. Now let me let me explain. A group called sensiti. They found that a year ago. There were fifteen thousand deepfake videos online and of those team. Thousand ninety six percent were deepfakes. Sex videos and ninety nine percent of those ninety six percent were of women's faces inserted certain porn. Well mass forward to just a year later fifty thousand deepfake videos again same lineup like mostly over ninety percent deepfake sacks videos and again same lineup mostly all of women whose faces are being inserted into porn without their permission and it's not just. Us women you know. They found that it was women from all over the world. And like i guess. Women's images have been altered airbrushed for so long and in some sense. We're already surrounded by fake images everywhere but this is clearly taking it to a whole 'nother disturbing level. Yep yep lies are nothing new to the human condition but what makes this phenomenon. Different is sort of two things coming together and the first is that we have this human. Frailty where audio and video have this power over us. Especially you know what we see so that we see something. We're going to believe it. What's new is that we're in an online environment in which online platforms their business model. Their incentives is to accelerate share and ensure that we make things go viral because then we're liking clicking and sharing and they're making money off advertising and so their business model is aligned with our worst instincts information travels faster and farther than ever and it does much more than just sparked titillation or outrage. It changes what we believe. Conspiracy theories new kinds of fake audio and video and algorithms working behind the scenes. Make knowing what's true or false harder and harder. Our sense of reality is warping and we can see the consequences. The deep distrust in each other end our fundamental institutions like democracy and so today on the show technology deception and ideas about what we can do to bring ourselves back to reality because as danielle citrin says it takes just a trick of the human eye to up end. Someone's deeply held beliefs deepfakes authentic and realistic. But they're not they're total falsehoods. Daniel continues from the ted stage. Now it's the interaction of some of our most basic human frailties and network tools that can turn deepfakes into weapons so let me explain as human beings. We have a visceral reaction to audio and video. We believe they're true on the notion that of course you can believe what your eyes and ears are telling you and it's that mechanism that might undermine our shared sense of reality. Although we believe deepfakes to be true than not and we're attracted to the salacious the.
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"Ed Donahue. Police in Green Bay, Wisconsin, are releasing details of the deadly shooting over the weekend at a local casino suspect was a former employee of the Duck Creek kitchen and bar. Was terminated earlier this year. Sheriff Todd Delaine says the attacker walked into the restaurant and shot two people in a waiter station at close range and then shot a man outside. Two people were killed. The suspect was later killed. President Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited 1/5 grade classroom in Yorktown, Virginia, but the girl A fashion design right designer Good. It's part of the president's push for education spending in his next major initiatives, the American Jobs plan and the American Families Plan. Apple faces one of the most serious legal threats in recent years, a trial in California that threatens to up and it's iron control over its APP store. Epic games. Maker of the popular game fortnight accuses Apple of operating a monopoly with the APP store in the southern Kentucky town of Tompkinsville. A severe storm damaged several homes and knocked down trees and power lines. No injuries reported. The National Weather Service is checking to see whether the damage appears consistent with the tornado. A tornado warning prompted residents in Atlanta to seek shelter earlier today. Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York City subway will begin rolling all night again and capacity restrictions for most times. The businesses will end statewide in mid May as Corona virus infection rates continue to decline. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says there's a good chance social distancing roles in England will be scrapped. June 21st If infections and deaths stay low. Denmark's health authorities say they've removed the single dose. Johnson and Johnson shot from its vaccination program to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clots. Strong games so far on Wall Street. This is AP News India has recorded high numbers of daily coronavirus cases and deaths. Johns Hopkins University put the total death toll it over 218,000 the latest figures coming. 13 politicians have urged the government tact now by launching a free vaccination drive and provide an uninterrupted flow of oxygen to all hospitals in New Delhi. Many hospital authorities push the legal proceedings over oxygen supplies as the local lockdown 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 surge, which has pushed India's already fragile and underfunded health system to the brink. I'm Karen Shamus, Bobby Answer. A three time Indianapolis 500 winner and part of the only pair of brothers to win the greatest spectacle in racing has died in New Mexico of natural causes. He was 87. Answers. Younger brother Al is one of only 34 time. Indy 500 winners Al Unser Jr. 12 Times Ed Donahue AP News I'm Ed Donahue with an AP News minute More.
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"Car leading 132 circuits around the track. He would be relegated to 19th after a late race restart, shuffling back in the field that I screwed that up. And cost ourselves a good finish. For Bush. The wind ended a rollercoaster week of emotions as he and his wife, Samantha, shared the heartbreaking news that she had had a miscarriage. Kevin Harvick finish the race in second, his strongest run of the year. With brackets. Lasky taking third. I'm Jerry Jordan billionaire Warren Buffett is advising you to own an S and P index fund instead of betting on individual stocks. He's warning against what he calls gambling. I'm Rita Foley. AP News CORONAVIRUS Update. I'm Rita Foley with an AP News Minute The U. S will restrict travel from India beginning tomorrow because of the devastating rise in covert cases. There are Karen Shamas says overseas with this India has recorded over 368 new coronavirus cases and over 3000 deaths in one day. Johns Hopkins University put the total death toll it over 218,000. The latest figures come a 13 politicians have urged the government tag now by launching a free vaccination drive. And provide an uninterrupted flow of oxygen to all hospitals in New Delhi. Many hospital authorities push the legal proceedings over oxygen supplies as a local lockdown 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 surge, which has pushed India's already fragile and underfunded health system to the brink. I'm Karen Shamus, and I'm read off Alway 80 news. I'm a Donahue, Friends and family are saying goodbye to Andrew Brown Jr and Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Hello, you. Paul Brown was the black man shot and killed by police and Elizabeth City. There's also a call for justice. Family attorney Benjamin Crump called Brown's death and on justifiable, reckless shooting, and you cannot make the plea for transparency. It is upto US tow make the plea for transparency and demand that these videotapes be released an independent autopsy commissioned by his family Said. Brown was shot five times, including once in the back of the head President Biden traveled a few hours from Washington to Virginia to promote his plans to increase spending on education and Children. It's part of his $1.8 trillion families proposal announced last week, the president says it will be financed by higher taxes on corporations and the wealthy. Anybody making Less than $400,000. You will not pay a single penny in taxes. We will not increase the deficit either. Unlike the last gigantic tax cut, which increased the deficit by $2 Trillion, the president has proposed $109 billion be spent to provide Americans with two years of tuition free community College, Florida Governor Rhonda's Santa's is moving to suspend all remaining coronavirus restrictions imposed by communities across the state. The governor of New York Andrew Cuomo, says capacity restrictions for most types of businesses will end statewide by the middle of this month, and New York City subway will begin rolling again all night. In the first bite administration rule aimed at combating climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gas is commonly.
"modi government" Discussed on KCRW
"U. S. Supreme Court wind today for immigrant advocates in a 6 to 3 decision that divided the high court's conservative majority. The justices overturned a lower court ruling that sought to prevent a Guatemalan immigrant from fighting to stay in the U. S. Where he lived for more than a decade. Ah High Court found the federal government failed to properly notify a goose Tony's Chavez to appear for removal hearing. The decision stands to affect hundreds of thousands of immigration cases. Conservative justices Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas and Amy Cockney bear join the court's three liberal justices. In today's ruling, President Biden's back in Georgia, the red turned blue state that elected him over Donald Trump and sent to Democrats to the U. S Senate to tip the scale in their party's favor. He's visiting privately with former President Jimmy Carter. Just days after Carter's vice president Walter Mondale died. Biden's also focused on publicly pitching the agenda he presented to a joint session of Congress last night. Prioritize climate change and infrastructure, overhaul job creation and paying for college Ambassador Susan Rice, who now heads the U. S Domestic Policy Council, spoke to NPR about Biden's pledges on education. We talked about not only two years of free community college, which is vitally important for skill building as well as providing a platform to four year colleges. But he also said that he would dramatically increase the amount of the Pell Grant, Ambassador Rice's mother, the late lowest Dixon, Rice's champion. The grants creation came to be known as the mother of the Pell Grant. US Food and Drug Administration is moving to ban Men Thal cigarettes popular with black smokers, NPR's Debbie Elliott reports. The action is in response, the legal pressure from public health and civil rights groups. The FDA is top tobacco regulator Mitch Zeller says banning menthol will help address disparities in tobacco's toll on black smokers 85% of whom smoked menthols or too long. Certain populations have been targeted and disproportionately impacted by two back, please. The mentee numbing effect of mental can make it harder to quit. Anti smoking groups that sued for a mental bands say it's overdue. Joel Lester is with the Public Health Law Center. This is the single biggest action the FDA could take to protect health. And reduce health disparities because black lives matter. A spokesman for cigarette maker Altria says criminalizing mental would have serious unintended consequences. Debbie Elliott NPR news New York City is preparing to fully reopened by July 1st. That is the date set by Mayor Bill de Blasio's for lifting covert 19 safety restrictions. However, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said that since the start of the pandemic that he has the last say on when businesses and schools across the state will be ready to be fully reopened. Dow is up 252 points since the Open. This is NPR news. The U. S economy is on pace for its fastest growth in nearly 40 years was NPR's David Gora. In the first quarter, vaccines became more widely available, and millions of Americans received one time payments from the federal government, part of a $1.9 trillion spending bill that gave a big boost to the economy, which grew at an annual rate of 6.4%, according to the Commerce Department. Economists say the U. S. Could see its strongest annual growth since 1984. And last week the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits for the first time fell slightly to 553,000. That's the smallest number since the start of the pandemic. David Gora. NPR NEWS NEW YORK Facebook is under fire in India today for temporarily blocking some post that criticized the Indian prime minister. NPR's Lauren Frayer has the latest from Mumbai for a few hours overnight here, Facebook blocked posts with the Hashtag resigned MODY that's a reference to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Some Facebook users have been venting anger over Moti's cove in 19 response and calling for his resignation. Cody had held huge political rallies while India's infections skyrocketed. Ah, Facebook spokesman says those hashtags were taken down by mistake and that the company wasn't acting on orders from the Indian government. But in recent days, Modi's government has asked Twitter and Facebook to censor content that's critical of him and Twitter has complied. This is only the latest round between social media companies that say they want to uphold free speech and some governments that want to put limits on that. Lauren Frayer..
"modi government" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"NPR news. I'm Laxmi saying Big U. S. Supreme Court win today for immigrant advocates in a 6 to 3 decision that divided the high court's conservative majority. The justices overturned a lower court ruling that sought to prevent a Guatemalan immigrant from fighting to stay in the U. S. Where he lived for more than a decade. Ah High Court found the federal government failed to properly notify a goose Tony's Chavez to appear for removal hearing. The decision stands to affect hundreds of thousands of immigration cases. Conservative justices Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas and Amy Cockney bear joined the court's three liberal justices. In today's ruling, President Biden's back in Georgia, the red turned blue state that elected him over Donald Trump and sent to Democrats to the U. S Senate to tip the scale in their party's favor. He's visiting privately with former President Jimmy Carter. Just days after Carter's vice president Walter Mondale died. Biden's also focused on publicly pitching the agenda he presented to a joint session of Congress last night. Prioritize climate change and infrastructure, overhaul job creation and paying for college Ambassador Susan Rice, who now heads the U. S Domestic Policy Council, spoke to NPR about Biden's pledges on education. We talked about not only two years of free community college, which is vitally important for skill building as well as providing a platform to four year colleges. But he also said that he would dramatically increase the amount of the Pell Grant, Ambassador Rice's mother, the late lowest Dixon, Rice's champion. The grants creation came to be known as the mother of the Pell Grant. US Food and Drug Administration is moving to ban Men Thal cigarettes popular with black smokers, NPR's Debbie Elliott reports. The action is in response, the legal pressure from public health and civil rights groups. The FDA is top tobacco regulator Mitch Zeller says banning menthol will help address disparities in tobacco's toll on black smokers 85% of whom smoked menthols or too long. Certain populations have been targeted and disproportionately impacted by tobacco use. The mentee numbing effect of mental can make it harder to quit. Anti smoking groups that sued for a mental bands say it's overdue. Joel Lester is with the Public Health Law Center. This is the single biggest action the FDA could take to protect health. And reduce health disparities because black lives matter. A spokesman for cigarette maker Altria says criminalizing mental would have serious unintended consequences. Debbie Elliott NPR news New York City is preparing to fully reopened by July 1st. That is the date set by Mayor Bill de Blasio's for lifting covert 19 safety restrictions. However, Your governor Andrew Cuomo has said that since the start of the pandemic that he has the last say on when businesses and schools across the state will be ready to be fully reopened. Dow is up 252 points since the Open. This is NPR news. The U. S economy is on pace for its fastest growth in nearly 40 years was NPR's David Gora. In the first quarter, vaccines became more widely available, and millions of Americans received one time payments from the federal government, part of a $1.9 trillion spending bill that gave a big boost to the economy, which grew at an annual rate of 6.4%, according to the Commerce Department. Economists say the U. S. Could see its strongest annual growth since 1984. And last week the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits for the first time fell slightly to 553,000. That's the smallest number since the start of the pandemic. David Gora. NPR NEWS NEW YORK Facebook is under fire in India today for temporarily blocking some post that criticized the Indian prime minister. NPR's Lauren Frayer has the latest from Mumbai for a few hours overnight here, Facebook blocked posts with the Hashtag resigned MODY that's a reference to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Some Facebook users have been venting anger over Moti's covert 19 response and calling for his resignation. Cody had held huge political rallies while India's infections skyrocketed. Ah, Facebook spokesman says those hashtags were taken down by mistake and that the company wasn't acting on orders from the Indian government. But in recent days, Modi's government has asked Twitter and Facebook to censor content that's critical of him and Twitter has complied. This is only the latest round between social media companies that say they want to uphold free speech and some governments that want to put limits on that. Lauren Frayer..
"modi government" Discussed on KCRW
"I'm Travis Holcomb here with you tonight with evening music starting at eight o'clock. We'll hear a selection from crumbs eagerly anticipated new ice melt album and we have the return of Parisian group left them there. New record paradigms is one of the year's best. Plus new singles from Amber Mark. The one McLean and Flying Lotus is latest. It's the sounds of tomorrow tonight starting at eight o'clock right here on KCRW. Live from NPR news. I'm Laxmi, saying President Biden's marking his 1/100 Day in office with a trip to Georgia. He's visiting former president Jimmy Carter. Biden is also attempting to No public support behind an infrastructure upgrade. That'll cost taxpayers trillions of dollars. NPR's Frank or Adonis report spiders on the road, a day after he made his first address to a joint session of Congress, outlining the next four years of his agenda. The focus really was on both the American jobs plan, which he unveiled earlier. That's the more traditional infrastructure and climate change mitigation plan and also the American Families plan, which focused on child care and education. That's the new piece of his agenda. The U. S economy could experience his fastest growth and more than a quarter century, The Commerce Department reporting the economy grew at an annual rate of 6.4% from January to March, driven in part by ramped of vaccinations and more pandemic stimulus dollars. Facebook has restored some material it took down from its platform that was critical of India's prime minister. Here's NPR's Lauren Frayer. Some Facebook users were calling for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resign over his handling of the world's worst covert 19 outbreak. As thousands die daily. Modi's government has called on social media companies. Block what it calls misinformation, but in effect is criticism of MODY himself. Facebook says it restored these resigned MODY Hashtags that removing them was a mistake and that it was not acting on government orders. This is NPR news. From KCRW. I'm Cherry Glaser with this local news update. A suspect in a shooting spree in downtown Los Angeles has now been identified. Police say. 49 year old Carlos Lopez killed two people and injured a third during a serious of shootings that took place. In five different locations, starting your exposition Park. Lopez, who lived in L. A, was later killed after standoff with police on the 91 Freeway in Fullerton. A search uncovered an arsenal of weapons and Lopez is home. But l A police chief Michael Moore, says the motive for the spree is still not clear. Looking to understand is what would motivate a person to do. These attacks appear to be random at this point victims all very, an ethnicity and description. War, says investigators are looking into whether the shootings.
"modi government" Discussed on KCRW
"Rahm. The U. S economy is getting stronger. It grew 6.4% in the first three months of the year on pace for its fastest growth the nearly 40 years NPR's David Garrard reports in the first quarter vaccines became more widely available, and millions of Americans received one time payments from the federal government, part of a $1.9 trillion spending bill. Gave a big boost to the economy, which grew at an annual rate of 6.4%, according to the Commerce Department. Economists say the U. S. Could see its strongest annual growth since 1984. Last week, the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits for the first time fell slightly to 553,000. That's the smallest number since the start of the pandemic. David Gora, NPR NEWS New York Facebook has now restored some material it took down from its platform that was critical of India's prime minister. MPR's Lauren Frayer reports from Mumbai. Some Facebook users were calling for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resign over his handling of the world's worst covert 19 outbreak. As thousands die daily. Modi's government has called on social media companies. Block what it calls misinformation, but in effect is criticism of MODY himself. Facebook says it restored these resigned MODY Hashtags that removing them was a mistake and that it was not acting on government orders. You're listening to NPR news. And on this Thursday you are listening to KCRW. I'm Cherry Glaser. With this news update arise and shootings that started in the early days. The pandemic has picked up speed in Los Angeles. In the first few months of this year, we have had 445 shooting victims 1st 257 last year 188 additional shooting victims, which is a 73% increase. That's Los Angeles police chief Michael Moore. He says gang violence is spiking with unhappy people being targeted more frequently. The interchange between gang violence and homeless encampments. We've seen an increase in retaliation and in disputes involving person is experiencing homelessness and narcotic sales and distribution. There been 108 homicides across the city so far in 2021 compared to 83 at this point last year. Overall, more, says violent crime is up almost 5% compared to the same period in 2021 area that has seen an improvement is property crimes, which Moore says have dropped steeply since the early days of the Corona virus outbreak. L. A Police department is adopting in some new social media policies when it comes to what officers can and cannot post on their personal accounts. In a department wide notice, Chief Michael Moore said the new rules look to balance free speech with the department's public safety mission. KCRW's Matt Gillam has more on that story. As part of the new rules, LAPD officers could be subject to disciplinary action if they make discriminatory or harassing posts on their personal social media accounts. Update also prohibits staff from posting confidential material that has not been made public using department insignia or trademarks is also off the table. In his message to the department chief, Moore said, It's quote important that all personnel carefully consider the implications of their use of social media. Department spokesperson tells the L. A daily news that the LAPD will not violate First Amendment rights with discipline over the new policies. But those writes quote aren't absolutes. The department says employees could file lawsuits over the social media rules if they choose. Updated Social media policies come after an incident earlier this year where a faux valentine mocking the murder of George Floyd was circulated between two members of the department. LAPD identified the officers involved. But I ran into difficulties getting instagram to hand over information about an account the post of racist content that was flagged as being linked to LAPD personnel. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations and from duck duck go of privacy company committed to raising.
"modi government" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Years NPR's David Garrard reports in the first quarter vaccines became more widely available, and millions of Americans received one time payments from the federal government, part of a $1.9 trillion spending bill. Gave a big boost to the economy, which grew at an annual rate of 6.4%, according to the Commerce Department. Economists say the U. S. Could see its strongest annual growth since 1984. Last week, the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits for the first time fell slightly to 553,000. That's the smallest number since the start of the pandemic. David Gora, NPR NEWS New York Facebook has now restored some material it took down from its platform that was critical of India's prime minister. MPR's Lauren Frayer reports from Mumbai. Some Facebook users were calling for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resign over his handling of the world's worst covert 19 outbreak. As thousands die daily. Modi's government has called on social media companies. Block what it calls misinformation, but in effect is criticism of MODY himself. Facebook says it restored these resigned MODY Hashtags that removing them was a mistake and that it was not acting on government orders. You're listening to NPR news Live from KQED News. I'm Brian wife. With the state Eviction moratorium set to expire in two months. Coalition of renters politicians in tenant advocates are calling on the governor to extend aid KQ media is Molly Solomon has more Patricia Mendoza rents an apartment in San Diego with her two Children. After losing her job at the beginning of the pandemic. She fell behind on rent. She applied for the state's new rental assistance program, but her landlord refused because he wants to renovate her unit. Despite a statewide moratorium. She's been served with three eviction notices. If moratoriums and this F B 91 is supposed to protect us, then why our families like mine and many others falling through the cracks. Tenant advocates want state leaders to help those with rent dead and extend the moratorium. The California apartment Association is evaluating its position and said it depends on how much rent relief gets in the hands of landlords. We're also struggling during the pandemic. I'm Molly Solomon KQED News. California is in an excellent financial position as the Legislature continues negotiating the state budget. Final estimates are still being worked out. But assembly budget chair filled Ting says California may have a surplus of between 15 and $20 Billion. That's on top of $26 billion in covert relief the states received from the federal government millions of vulnerable Californians before Kobe beef. We're living paycheck to paycheck. Worried about addictions. They worry about homelessness and worried about their jobs. So we very much are focused on protecting the most vulnerable. California The final budget must be approved by mid June. I'm Brian What? KQED news Support for KQED this morning comes to us. From the KQED car donation program. Donating that car you don't need to kqed and easy way to help bring news in times like these will arrange to have it picked up running.
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"Investment Minimum Supply Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC and from the listeners of KQED Public Radio. It's 4 36. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Mary Louise Kelly and I'm Audie Cornish. India is grappling with a devastating surge in covert case is sending its health system to the verge of collapse. Now, the Indian government has ordered Facebook and Twitter to take down post, many of which show just how dire things really are. And the social companies. Are complying. NPR's tech correspondent Shannon Bond is here to explain why and China Grand start, of course by noting Facebook is among NPR's financial supporters help us understand how the Indian government has made this approach to social media companies. Right. The government says it's ordered Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to take down about 100 posts and according to local media reports, the government says these were cases where it said people were miss using social media to create panic during the pandemic. And so sources familiar with the company's tell me that Twitter and Facebook have complied in some of these cases, but not all of them and what that means is for some of these posts. They're blocking them from appearing on their services in India, although we can still see them outside of India. Can you give an example of the kind of post that might have been taken down? Yes. So many were critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's management of this crisis. They've been sharing pictures of the devastation in India, pictures of bodies lying on the ground. Some were showing burning funeral pyres side by side with these big political rallies that were held in recent months, and some of these were from really high profile users. So these were people like journalists and even political opponents of MODY. Now, of course, body. India is the world's largest democracy. But this is an escalating pattern that we have seen from Modi's government of stifling dissent. Want to come back to that? But first, these companies are always talking about freedom of expression, Right talking about it like a core value. Why are they saying they're complying with this request? Right. I think they're in a pretty difficult situation here. You know, if they want to operate in a country like India, they have to follow local laws. So, Twitter said in a statement. It's complying with Indian law. That's its policy. So even if a post does not break Twitter's rules if it breaks local law, Twitter will block the post in that country. You know these? They're real consequences here. Just a few months ago, India threatened to throw Twitter employees in jail when Twitter refused to block some of Modi's critics on the platform Now. Facebook declined to comment on this and A little hard to know much more about what's happening inside the company's Indian law limits. What the companies can say about these government orders, so we don't know exactly how many of these posts actually have been blocked out of, you know the total number of takedown notices the government has issued Clearly this is a case where this order is in conflict with the values. These companies say they were found on like free speech. The this idea that you're they plant pride of platform for anyone. Is it fair to say It's also like a major profit market, right? Yeah. I mean, India's a huge market hundreds of millions of users Facebook, It's what's that best interests are very popular there. Twitter is less so, but you know Moti himself. He's a big Twitter user. He's actually now the world leader with the most followers, and at the same time these companies in their products they're providing really powerful tools to people in India right now, you know, raise money. Crowdsource urgently needed medical aid. In this moment of this covert crisis, and of course, people are using them to criticize the government. But we're seeing that criticism is clearly before being received by Moody's government as a threat. So we're seeing this increasingly aggressive pattern of crackdowns on dissent by his government. And you know, this is just the latest example of that. That's NPR's Shannon Bond. Thank you. Thanks so much. Audie. Support for all Tech considered comes from C three AI c three. Ai software enables organizations to use artificial.
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
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
"modi government" Discussed on KCRW
"Well, the president has said, You know, I'll do the campaign and into governing that he is definitely committed to raising the minimum wage is committed to the $15 an hour. Um, and you know he talks a lot, and this is so important. There's so many of those essential workers have been out there toiling retail workers, grocery store clerks. Um, you know, child care workers in the like who really need a raise and raising the minimum wage is court of that value in court of rewarding that really important work that they're doing and quite frankly, really important for the recovery. Okay, that is Heather Boucher of the White House Council of Economic Advisors. Thanks for your time today and please come back and keep talking to us as we figure out where this is headed next. Thank you. For months, Farmers in India have been protesting around New Delhi. They're demanding the repeal of three laws passed by Indian Prime Minister Modi's government in September. The new laws deregulate wholesale produce markets and the farmers fear loss of state protections will hurt their livelihood. Protest turned violent last month when tens of thousands of farmers crossed into New Delhi. Several 100 police were injured. In recent days. High profile celebrities like singer Brianna and environmental activists credit tune Berg have tweeted out their support in solidarity with the farmers. Sitting on 2 May is a columnist for The Wall Street Journal. He wrote a piece yesterday called Brianna Rallies to the wrong cause in India. Welcome to the program. Good to be here, eh? So why do you think this is the wrong cause, and what's wrong with celebrity embrace of it? There's nothing wrong with the protests per se, but I think the way in which the Protests have been portrayed in the Western media eyes, a bit of character, and I think the way most of us are viewing this in the in the U. S. Is As a contest between these noble sons of the soil, who are the farmers up against Turkish government that is in bed with evil corporations. Fred that the perception is that perhaps India's actually being quite gentle, comparatively, when it comes to how they're dealing with protesters on DSA some of these protestors, especially on the outskirts of Delhi, they haven't given in right despite the fact that the government says look, will delay the implementation. Of these laws for 18 months. What's going on there? What are the politics? We don't know. So that's absolutely true. That is a tricky thing to talk about, because obviously, some of the things that the government has done have been heavy handed. Right. For example, the intern Internet shutdowns right now, if you look at the pictures coming out of the protest sites is barbed wire. There's concrete barriers, all of it looks, you know, quite intimidating. If you compare how the government has treated these protesters to Howard treated protesters last year in an anti citizenship protests that were taking place, they have been far more careful. I don't say that this is because the government has suddenly discovered That it likes human rights. But for the simple reason that the farmers are a very powerful political constituency between 40 and 50% of India's workforce, consists of farmers. So the government has been very careful about the optics. Is it also cause they're not Muslim for sure, And that's partly because the government in particularly the ruling party and news channels associated with it have tended to demonize the Muslim minority and the Muslim minority very easily demonized, whereas this is much more complex. Not only are they farmers, but many of the farmers are six. Many six was serving in the army. It just becomes a little bit harder for them to use the usual playbook, which is to paint anybody who is opposed to government policies as somehow being opposed to India itself. I want to come back to the issue of celebrity support. What's the government and public response been to this because I'm sure once there is this kind of high profile solidarity, so to speak. It effects kind of how these things play out. The government response has been over the top. They have responded as though Rihanna was not an individual but an enemy country. They have marshaled Indians, celebrities, both Bollywood actors and famous cricketers in a way that is really reminiscent off quasi authoritarian state. Where you have dozens of these celebrities tweeting exactly the same words at the same time and talking about how India is under threat and how India is going to stand up for itself. So the government has really you know, it's it's over, reacted badly in his made this a much bigger international story that it would have been otherwise. And it has frankly confirmed the fears of many that India is Sliding away from democracy to more authoritarian direction That was sedan and do maybe is a columnist for The Wall Street Journal writes about India and South Asia. Thank you for your time. Thank you for having me.
"modi government" Discussed on KCRW
"While the president has said, you know, I'll do the campaign and into governing that he is definitely committed to raising the minimum wage is committed to the $15 an hour and you know he talks a lot, and this is so important. There's so many of those essential workers have been out there toiling retail workers, grocery store clerks. Um you know, child care workers and the like, who really need a raise and raising the minimum wage is court of that value in court of rewarding that really important work that they're doing and quite frankly, really important for the recovery. Okay, that is Heather Boucher of the White House Council of Economic Advisors. Thanks for your time today and please come back and keep talking to us as we figure out where this is headed next. Thank you. For months, Farmers in India have been protesting around New Delhi. They're demanding the repeal of three laws passed by Indian Prime Minister Modi's government in September. The new laws deregulate wholesale produce markets and the farmers fear loss of state protections will hurt their livelihood. Protest turned violent last month when tens of thousands of farmers crossed into New Delhi. Several 100 police were injured. In recent days. High profile celebrities like singer Brianna and environmental activists credit tune Berg have tweeted out their support in solidarity with the farmers. Sitting on 2 May is a columnist for The Wall Street Journal. He wrote a piece yesterday called Rianna Rallies to the wrong cause in India. Welcome to the program. Good to be here, eh? So why do you think this is the wrong cause, and what's wrong with celebrity embrace of it? Well, there's nothing wrong with the protests per se, but I think the way in which the Protests have been portrayed in the Western media eyes, a bit of character, and I think the way most of us are viewing this in the in the U. S. Is As a contest between these noble sons of the soil, who are the farmers up against Turkish government that is in bed with evil corporations. Fred that the perception is that perhaps India's actually being quite gentle, comparatively, when it comes to how they're dealing with protesters, Um and some of these protestors, especially on the outskirts of Delhi, they haven't given in right despite the fact that the government says look, will delay the implementation. Of these laws for 18 months. What's going on there? What are the politics? We don't know. So that's absolutely true. Now is a tricky thing to talk about, because obviously, some of the things that the government has done have been heavy handed. Right. For example, the intern Internet shutdowns right now, if you look at the pictures coming out of the protest sites is barbed wire. There's concrete barriers, all of it looks, you know, quite intimidating. But if you compare how the government has treated these protesters to Howard treated protesters last year in an anti citizenship protests that were taking place, they have been far more careful. I don't say that this is because the government has suddenly discovered, uh, that it likes human rights, but for the simple reason that the farmers are a very powerful political constituency. Between 40 and 50% of India's workforce consists of farmers. So the government has been very careful about the optics. Is it also cause they're not Muslim for sure, And that's partly because the government and particularly the ruling party and news channels associated with it have tended to demonize the Muslim minority and the Muslim minority very easily demonized, whereas this is much more complex. Not only are they farmers, but many of the farmers are six There, many six was serving in the army. It just becomes a little bit harder for them to use the usual playbook, which is to paint anybody who was opposed to government policies as somehow being opposed to India itself. I want to come back to the issue of celebrity support. What's the government and public response been to this because I'm sure once there is this kind of high profile solidarity, so to speak. It effects kind of how these things play out. The government response has been over the top. They have responded as though Rihanna was not an individual but an enemy country. They have marshaled Indians, celebrities, both Bollywood actors and famous cricketers in a way that is really reminiscent off quasi authoritarian state. Where you have dozens of these celebrities tweeting exactly the same words at the at the same time and talking about how India is under threat and how India is going to stand up for itself. So the government has really you know, it's it's over, reacted badly in his made this a much bigger international story that it would have been otherwise. And it has frankly confirmed the fears of many that India is Sliding away from democracy to more authoritarian direction That was sedan and do maybe is a columnist for The Wall Street Journal writes about India and South Asia. Thank you for your time..
"modi government" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Market conditions change. Text the word tech toe 45 42 wcbm Baltimore sort of man Who'd Named 2020 Paramedic of the year was arrested for helping to still covert 19 vaccines met for first responders. The Polk County sheriff says paramedic Joshua Cologne forged forms to help cover up the theft of 30 doses of the Madonna vaccine. Authorities say Cologne told investigators that a captain with the fire Department asked him to take the vaccine for his mother. And at first, he refused, But the captain threatened to report him for stealing and selling vaccines. They had Cologne called the captain and monitor the call. They say the captain told Cologne the vaccine was in a car park outside of friend's house. That captain is also being arrested. Officials were able to recover some of the vaccine. I'm Julie Walker Probe I feel in South Carolina requires doctors to use an ultrasound to try to detect an unborn baby's heartbeat if they think Pregnant women or at least eight weeks along this is town hall dot com. Wcbm Baltimore To report by the Afghan Human Rights Commission says more civilians were killed last year that in 2019, despite a deal between the US and the Taliban in the beginning of the peace process, 2958 civilians were killed last year arise and more than 100 deaths from the previous year. Fewer civilians were injured, however, largely because of a change in tactics by the militants. Instead of huge suicide bombings in cities they've been carrying out targeted assassinations. Activists, journalists and government officials amongst the victims. The Taliban is suspected of being responsible for most of the attacks, though they claim not to target civilians. That's just very BBC's Sikander car body. Leaders of the protest movement sought Wednesday to distance themselves from a day of violence when thousands of farmers stormed India's historic red Fort. The most dramatic moment in two months of demonstrations that they've grown into a major challenge of Prime Minister Randy Modi's government. This is town hall dot com. WCBM Baltimore Cold North winds and winter flexing its muscle across the area for the next several days. We're talking 29.
Indian police agree to allow protesting farmers into capital
"Thousands of angry farmers faced tear gas and batons charges from police today as they resumed their march to the capital. Pro testing new laws they fear will give more power to corporations and reduce their earnings. Farmers began their march to New Delhi Thursday to mom pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to abolish the laws but were stopped by large numbers of security personnel in riot gear. The last two months. Farmers unions unwilling to accept new legislation have camped on highways in Punjab and Arianna States.
Is India becoming a Big Brother state?
"In India. Possible data is snowballing and people are calling for more stringent data privacy laws in response Narendra Modi's BJP led government has devised a new data privacy. Bill that is striking a different path. From Europe's general data protection regulation would GDP all however amid Watsa packing allegations against the government and the rise of facial recognition. Critics of this new. Bill say that it paves the way for a willion levels of state surveillance. Hit to discuss this with me. Is the FTC. Benjamin Parkyn down the line from Mumbai. Hi Benjamin I can you give us an overview of the data privacy conversation. That's happening in India. When did it I come to the foreground? The discussion really goes back about a decade. I suppose noticed when India started building the world's largest biometric identity scheme it's other program so essentially citizens would get a unique. Id that was linked to that fingerprint. So Iris Scan. So is incredibly powerful to and really help to streamline the delivery of government services for example vice minimizing bureaucracy but it was also seen as a dangerous too because there was so much intimate data collected in one place whether it was. You know biometrics nick. Thiel financial data and whatever else separately has been a really in many senses nearly unprecedented explosion of mobile phone use and Internet use over the past few years. I suppose China is nowhere else where hundreds of millions of people who previous had never used the Internet now have phones have facebook accounts. Talk accounts and a shopping. Whatever else definitely their friends. What do you think has been the catalyst for this bill in particular in two thousand seventeen? The Supreme Court in India ruled that citizens enjoyed a fundamental rights to privacy under the constitution that was largely a response to the other program but it created degree of urgency. Around this question of what to do all of the states what protections could citizens expect how could companies and others use it so a committee was formed than a draft personal data protection? Bill was put out in two thousand eighteen and in December the government the IT Ministry puts out a new draft at much change draft of the bill into parliament. So what does this data privacy bill? Acne prepares the bill is in many senses reminiscent of GDP although it's authors had envisioned it as inspired by GDP but taking a new path that would make more sense for developing countries. That's how they framed it. It contains all sorts of strong privacy protections but was also intended to help India's digital economy flourish on practical terms. It proposes separating out certain categories of data such as sensitive and critical personal data which will receive extra protection it has tough rules around. How users can process the data of children for example who had defined as anyone below the age of eighteen and it also has other provisions such as a right to be forgotten the ability to correct and erase your data online. If it's no longer accurate or whatever else so what's been the public reception than to the latest draft of the bill. You wrote that. The man who conceived and wrote the first draft has called it a Walian. Can you tell us why? Yes so. This is justice. Sri Krishna Rutan's who cream court justice. Who was appointed often that privacy ruling to help draw the original bill? He's been extremely vocal about the fact that he's disillusioned with it and that's because while in many respects it's even tougher on say companies than GDP. It gives the government a very broad brush to bypass the bill. Also the latest version includes this provision whereby the central government can exempt any agency from all provisions old privacy implications that would be introduced under this bill while Europe and lot of other countries provide a mechanism for say intelligence agencies to intercept. Communications will collect data. This is subject to legislative of the sites or parliamentary oversight as it was originally intended to in injustice Sri Krishna's bill and now it's not so his words. The government has caught lunch. Have you any sense of what citizens or civil society activists and even corporations have thought about this? Bill IS BEEN MIXED REACTIONS. If THIS BILL PASSES COMPANIES. Stand to have to deal with increased regulation. But I think even many of them recognize. This is a necessary step. However the government exemption which wasn't in the original bill has launched a lot of people particularly in the context of what is happening. India at the moment where they've been a little protests. There has been unrest in been a broader a debate about the state of civil liberties in the country the concern among not just privacy advocates but also people from the corporate world and all sorts of other is that this could backfire case it. Could you tell us you alluded to this? Could you tell us a little bit more about Moody's New Citizenship Law? The protests against it. And whether you're seeing instances over reports of surveillance and reports of people being critical of this sure so in December parliament passed a very controversial law suit provided a fos track essentially non-muslim religious minorities from India's Muslim-majority neighbors I Pakistan Bangladesh Afghanistan to citizenship. This was seen as undermining India's secular constitution it was seen as discriminatory against Muslims. Not least because there are persecuted Muslim minorities in some of these surrounding countries and it was also seen as positive ruled a agenda on the positive Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to promote internationalism. The idea that India is a home. Nine Hindus it's also tied up in concerns that Muslims could be subject to future scrutiny and insecurity in India such as separate plans for Roy Citizenship Registry. By virtue of this bill they would be more vulnerable to Rica cushions from that. So this bill has set off. Huge protests and the response by the authorities has been seen as very heavy handed that bidden violent crackdowns there have been killings the been mass arrests. But it's also put India's civilians capabilities on show for example in Delhi Police started to use facial recognition technology at protests. For the first time something that was originally intended to help find missing children has now been used to help monitor these protests and identify suspected quote unquote rabble rouses and others who are seen as potentially dangerous and this is in itself alarmed. A lot of people.
Wistron Increasing iPhone Production in India
"As being of India apples push on the subcontinent continues. macrumors says the Cupertino. Thirteen companies manufacturing partner. WISTRON is set to start making an important part for iphone in India according to the peace a Western plant plant opening in April outside of Bengal. Aroo this at the start making printed circuit boards or PCB's for Iphone A.. P. C. B.'s. Where processors assessors memory storage and other such components live in the device? They usually account for about half the cost of a smartphone. According to the report if apple can source those from India instead of importing them it could save a ton on tariffs imposed by prime minister. Narendra Modi's government to boost local manufacturing and create new jobs over the weekend Modi's administration announced that beginning in April it's hiking the import tariff on populated. PCB's from ten percent to twenty percent making westerns timing. Well timely I guess
Masked Men Attack Students in Rampage at University in New Delhi
"Masked assailants stormed India as Nehru university in New Delhi Sunday night in a violent attack on students that wrist escalating protests against prime minister Narendra Modi's government members of student groups allegedly affiliated with Molly's political party attacked hospitals at the university with rods and batons injuring dozens of students and some professors according to the all India students
Brexit: UK Supreme Court to rule on suspension of parliament
"The bill and Melinda gates foundation says it will go ahead with plans to honor India's prime minister despite protests activists say no render Modi's government has created a humanitarian crisis in cashmere which has been under lockdown for six weeks now switch me to potter reports from Mumbai demonstrators March to the gates foundation headquarters in Seattle demanding that the nonprofit reverse its decision to recognize prime minister in the movie they also delivered a petition with more than a hundred thousand signatures saying that the award quote could not have come at a more awkward dying on August fifth the Indian government revoked push me your special Donna me imposed a curfew and got phones and internet thousands of push metes of been detained since then and some of them accuse Indian security forces of torture the gates foundation says it respects the petitioners views but won't change its decision the award recognizes movies flagship sanitation campaign that has made millions of dollars across
U.S. Trade Office To Hold Hearings On Planned Tariffs On China
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from frame bridge. They make custom framing easy and affordable frame. Your art in photos at frame bridge dot com or visit their new stores located on fourteenth street and Bethesda row. Get fifteen percent off your first frame bridge. Order with code NPR over the course of the next week or so hundreds of American businesses will have a chance to speak in support of or against the proposed import taxes. Starting today, the US trade office is holding hearings on President Trump's plan to add new tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars on imports from China in less than two weeks. The president is expected to hold a meeting with his Chinese counterpart, president Xi Jinping, NPR's chief economics. Correspondent Scott Horsely is on the line. Hey, scott. Good morning oil. Okay. So the chamber of commerce and other business groups have urged the White House to hold off on more tariffs chamber of commerce, as a powerful group is the president taking them seriously. He doesn't seem to be putting a lot of stock in the chambers argument. There was a chamber. Executive on a CNBC last week. Criticizing the president's trade policies and Trump phoned into the network and basically attack the chambers patriotism, the chamber is probably more for the companies and the people that are members than they are for our country, because without tariffs we would be absolutely outside of something that I won't even mention we would be absolutely at a competitive disadvantage, the likes of which you've never seen a lot of the business community, actually shares. The president's goal of changing China's behavior and getting for example, better protections for intellectual property. But the critic suggests the president's tactics are not the best way to go about that. They cautioned that if the president insists on escalating, the trade war between the US and China both countries are going to suffer. And so is at the focus of these hearings this week. Like we need a little bit of moderation to meet our goal will you'll probably hear that macro argument. But if that was the only thing being argued, you probably wouldn't have to hold hearings all day every day. In the next week. So really this is the chance for individual businesses to stand up and say, if you're going to impose tariffs on China, at least don't tax this particular product. The administration has already published a long list of tariff targets totalling some three hundred billion dollars, a lot of those are consumer goods, so for example, target, and WalMart have come out against these tariffs, but a lot of businesses will have more specific request. Just carve out this particular product from the tariff lift tariff list, we've gone through this before it was some of the administration's earlier terrace, and it is exactly the kind of government picking winners and losers that Republicans in particular used to complain about interesting. So businesses will be arguing on their own behalf. You know, it's been suggested that the threat of higher tariffs is really just a way for President Trump to ensure that president Xi Jinping will sit down with him later this month. What do you think about that? It could be a bargaining chip into the last time these two men met on the sidelines of another international summit last winter. Trump agreed to postpone around of tariff increases just so negotiations. Could continue this latest escalation comes after the administration accused China of backtracking on trade promises. It had already made. So it's possible that the threat of higher tariffs will prompt further concessions, from China, just as Trump is boasted happened with Mexico last month last week. But China is insisting. It will not be bullied. I mean, there's been a lot of focus on China and justifiably, so, but we should point out a remember that is not the only front in the president's trade war, no over the weekend. India announced, higher tariffs on a variety of US exports, including almonds and apples. India had threatened to raise those tariffs last year in response to the administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. But it held off prime minister Modi's government decided to go ahead with these tariffs after the US stripped India of preferential trading status last month now we should say India is a big country. But it's not really a big trading partner for the US are total trade with India's only about a fifth of what it is with China, but Trump has been waging trade battles all over the world. Remember, he is still considering slapping tariffs on imported cars from Europe and Japan, NPR's chief economics, correspondent, Scott Horsely covering the trade war. Thanks. Got good. Be with
Sky high expectations for Modi's second term
"Narendra Modi begins, his second term office this week after a landslide election win Justice sing discusses, what he must do to live up to the hopes of the armies of young people voted for him with Amy Kasmin. And Stephanie Finley we begin with the voice of one young supporter. The world should know that India has finally woken up. We are not sleeping anymore. And now we know what a right, who is the right person who is good for India. We don't think on communal basis anymore. We don't vote on the basis of costs on the basis of religion now, we would for the wlob India for development we vote for India and not a particular party who has always ruled India like congress, Amy, the sheer scale of his victory has surprised many. What is your assessment of Mr. Moody's triumph? Look, I think the scale of Modi's victory is down to really multiple factors. First of all the opposition was really an utter disarray. I don't think the congress party has really truly recovered from the battering that it received in two thousand fourteen I think, in terms of leadership. They didn't have a very clear electoral strategy. They were completely destroyed. Other parties were factionalized. So the opposition did not offer any kind of convincing alternative to Mr. moody, on the other hand, you had the BJP, Mr. Modi's party, and then crew ably well, organized, highly tuned, and deeply resourced political machine. They had a great product and Mr. Modi, he's a charismatic strong leader highly conscious of his image. And then behind him. He had this incredible machine with all its resources, Mr. Modi's government over the last five years had started a lot of social welfare, schemes they estimate that two hundred and twenty million people benefited from one Mody government scheme or another, this included things like distribution of gas, cylinders to people who had previously been cooking, highly polluting, cow, patties, or would door charcoal. They opened. Rnc accounts for millions of people they delivered toilets or funding for people to build toilets. There was funding for building low cost housing. Other governments have also had a lot of schemes in the past, but these were probably delivered more efficiently. But then the BJP party machinery was absolutely astute in maintaining contact with all of those who benefited from any kind of government program, and then the party with its machinery, reminding people who delivered these benefits to them and overall, Mr. Modi, just really projecting himself as the confidence strong decisive, and really one and only leader for India against a weak and fragmented. An unconvincing position led to essentially a massive landslide that we've seen really a historic verdict the first time in decades that any leader has. Two consecutive single party majorities on their own. Stephanie, you were at the BJP headquarters on the day election results came out. Did you get a sense that people's expectations from Mr. moody will be even higher this time? So the mood was just euphoric at the headquarters thousands of people had come they were dancing playing music, and they were thrilled to be part of what they saw as a historic moment for mister Mody. And also for India in there is Mr. moody, Ken deliver what the congress has failed to deliver in India for so many years, and many people repeated the line to me that it's only Mr. Mody that can take India from developing to developed country. Most young people were very confident that Mr. Modi could deliver on his promise to create jobs, and they said that Mr. moody gave them the motivation to get. Job, not necessarily that he would create government jobs for them. But they did expect that Mr. Mody would create a booming business environment that would take India into the future and them along with it. So Amy huge expectations. Tell us water the key challenges before him, the astonishing thing really about this election. What came as a surprise to many as the fact that in two thousand fourteen Mr. Mody had campaigned on a promise of reviving economic growth, creating millions of new jobs to absorb the young people in the workplace. In fact, Modi's track record on the economy is pretty patchy. And right now, there is actually a lot that needs to be dealt with India's economic growth is slowing down in the last quarter for which we have the data. It was six point six percent. There are some people who think the next quarter could be even slower that some growth may come in under six percent. So growth is really full touring and growth is critical because it's with growth that you get jobs, which are so badly needed. There's also serious issues in the financial sector these things called non banking financial companies. They're not really banks. But they provide a lot of consumer credit, which is driving demand and keeping growth going, but many of them are very, very shaky. One is already collapsed, if others collapsed, it will have an impact on the banking system because around five percent of all Bank lending is to these nonbank financial companies. The government's finances are also not in very great shape. The government wants to try to step up spending to try to revive growth. But in fact, they don't really have the fiscal space to do so tax collections of come in, well below expectations, and their plans for accelerated growth will be hard to meet given the level of tax collection. So there's a lot of stored up trouble. Meanwhile, private companies haven't really been investing in the Indian economy either throughout the whole term of the Modi government, and the banking system also has still weighed down with heavy non-performing loans. The question is really, what is the Modi government planning to do about these problems, because we haven't seen any clear indications of how they plan to tackle these issues how much they feel the urgency of the situation, Mr. Modi's foreign policy is considered one of the main achievements of his previous tenure, what are the issues confronting Mr. moody on foreign policy, and trade fronts, Mr. Modena's reached out to leaders across the globe. He's tried to avoid taking sides in some of the rifts that have arisen in the international system. Particularly rising tensions with the US and China. He's reached out to. Chinese president Xi Jinping. He's reached out to Trump. He's reached out to Japan's Shinzo obey. His tried to indicate India's willingness to be friends with everyone. I think I see a few challenges ahead, though, under Trump. America is really forcing countries into hard choices. For example, India has traditionally good relations with Iran, but the US has pressured India and other countries to stop all their energy purchases from Iran, because the US wants to put the squeeze in Iran. The US for longtime been rather tolerant of some of India's economic policies that make it tough for American companies to do business in India, and are seen as favoring Indian companies in the past, the US was willing to tolerate some of that from India because they thought India's a democracy. We want to encourage India to rise and grow strong economically so that it can serve. Some kind of regional counterweight to China, but under Trump, it seems like trade is everything and Trump will be more concerned about a twenty billion dollar trade imbalance with India than the long term, strategic interests of a stronger India. So the US is putting a lot of pressure on India. And this is a kind of a friction point, and generally, I think India is going to find the US is pressuring India to take sides and it's likely to get tough with India, Hindu nationalist vision of India has often clashed with secularism enshrined in India's constitution often during the campaigning heard that the election, this time was about the soul of India. Do you see any serious threat to India's diversity, this time around the idea that defined the first years of India in the decades after its independence, really as are related by Mahatma gone? Bundy and then his political heir job, Lal Nehru was that India was by its nature, a diverse pluralistic, multifaith society. The state was to be secular in the sense of not having a religious identity and not preferring. One community over another alongside that idea husband, another idea championed by the RSS formed in one thousand nine hundred five that India is primarily a Hindu country, it is clear that the BJP has been heavily influenced by this second ideology. In fact, the BJP was formed by the RSS to promote these ideas and carry this message into the political sphere. The election campaign, had a lot of costal anti-muslim overtones for many in the BJP one of the. Mandates for the BJP who's been elected to the parliament is someone who has actually been criminally charged with involvement of a bombing of a Muslim burial grounds where at least six people, including a young child were killed many were quite shocked that the BJP would put up such a person who still awaiting formal trial in connection with this case in the wake of his landslide reelection victory. Mr. moody did make a speech where he talked about. We want to win over the trust of minorities of this country. We want to govern for all, but I think given the divisiveness of the campaign while Mr. Modena's clearly made the right noise. You know, these conciliatory comments about winning Muslims trust, I think it will take more than one speech to reassure minorities, that they will be protected, and I think that it will be the actions. Finally that will speak louder. Than a few words. That was Justice. Sing took it to Amy Kasmin how South Asia bureau chief, Stephanie Finley, South Asia. Correspondent in Delhi? Thanks for listening die. Forget, if you missed our recent episodes on the proposed merger between fear cries Renai, Russia's attempt to foster hyme grown industrial champions will European parliamentary elections. It can find them all on the usual podcast, baffles.
Repeat performance: Indias election
"India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks at for a commanding victory in the country's election. Results are confirmed his ruling party looks likely to once again have enough seats to form a government on its own. The election was a massive undertaking supporters of Mr. Modise RTA, junior party, were among campaigners of all stripes. Trying to capture India's nine hundred million registered voters. After six weeks of staggered voting across the country. Mr. moody himself went on a meditation retreat apparently with lots of supporters in tow. He posted pictures and videos on social media from temple in the Himalayas. Now, he looks at to rejoin the noisy fray of Indian politics with a renewed mandate. Will the results are clear enough that Narendra Modi and his BJP the party have won an enormous victory today a victory to match his victory of five years ago. Alex Ravelli is India correspondent for the economist based in Delhi with uncanny similarity in terms of the net numbers, the actual results are different. He lost support in some places, but he gained it back in equal measure and other places. It means that he's just won a re election, a single party re election of a kind that no one has one in India before there's a tremendous amount of political power. It is disposable now. And if those results are confirmed, is should we view that as a sort of stamp of approval on, on Mr. Modi's first term, you know, you could take this as a as a stamp of approval on Mr. Mody as a leader? There's no doubt about that. It's harder to sit to call it a judgment on the first term since what? Campaigned on in the run-up to the voting was quite radically different than what he campaigned on in two thousand fourteen and indeed than what he delivered during his five years in office. But whatever the content of the statement, you can say, a great many Indian voters are happy to trust the future of the government to Mr. Mody. So what do you mean by that? What did he campaign on what to the instead deliver? Well, it's interesting, the first time round, if you look at all the slogans in two thousand fourteen it was mainly about development. There is an undertone of Hindu pride, but for the most part, it was about cleaning up government removing corruption of the kind that had plagued the previous government's last two years in office and building building building. There was a sort of unspoken idea that India could grow like China has grown and the slogan that was heard most often in the day of that victory was good times are coming at meant economic good times. Now the past five years, have brought far less. Good happy, economic news than Indians, would one in particular in areas like manufacturing jobs, the motive really staked earlier campaign on, so this time round in two thousand nineteen there was almost no discussion of that. There were vague bromides about development, but for the most part, Mr. Mody and his surrogates chose not to talk about what the economy might do or has done instead to talk about who they are, and who their enemies are and very, very pure red meat so to speak. Nationalism seems to have been the winning ticket for this campaign. You mentioned nationalism Hindu nationalism has played a huge part in this election rights. I mean, how much do you see that playing into into the government with this new mandate? It's an interesting question there's still some space between the concepts of nationalism and Hindu nationalism. Let's suppose nationalism means flag-waving identifying the leader with the armed forces being proud to be an Indian Hindu, nationalism means asserting this. Specific sectarian character overall the offices of government. It's a more controversial approach, and Mr. Modi is used it sparingly usually putting it to his deputies to insist that India is more Hindu than Muslim or the belonging to any other minority and it's played very well in some quarters, whereas for the national press and his own personal, prestige, Mr. Mody prefers to stick to India first nationalism. Well, what about more widely in the region? How will Bangladesh and Pakistan to predominantly Muslim countries respond to this victim if no doubt that the leaders of these countries will phone in their congratulations to Mr. Mody? It's hard to know what they might have wished as an outcome for this election. But there's some comfort and doing business with the same government in New Delhi. But it's notable where relations in particular with both Pakistan and Bangladesh concern that a lot of the Hindu, nationalist themes that Mr. moody is rates on the. Campaign trail, nationalist, Hindu, nationalist end up taking quite sharp pointy aimed at those neighbors on the one hand using series of aerial skirmishes with Pakistan, as a as a calling card for his strongman credentials and on the other hand is a very, very major citizenship issue unfurling in the eastern part of India where the idea that Bangaladeshi infiltrators government calls them are screwing up the demographics, making them less Hindu in particular has has become a sticking point in a lot of those precincts. And that's something that, that is actually quite difficult for the Indian government to talk to the bungalow. She government about. And what about India's opposition parties will everyone feel chasing? What will they do? Now, the congress party if you measured against it's two thousand fourteen results which were incredibly dismal as done a little bit less badly. Still done terribly BJP. It's done. Almost exactly the same which is to say. Efficiently. Well, and some third parties, fared better, others, fared worse. One question people are asking is, how does the congress react to this? Does it collapse in shame, does its leadership change various problems imagining any of those outcomes. But at this point, it's, it's really anybody's guess how the congress in particular react. And what about the markets and investors? How how will they take this JP victory, will the markets are uniformly happy about this, and they have been since Sunday nights exit polls were made public. They were pretty cheerful before that even and today, the, the most watched market index hit a new record the sex now of forty thousand points for the first time. And in one by where the trader said, it's, it's happy not, not so much at this point, because people expect real structural reforms from a Modi government, very unclear whether they're even interested in delivering those, but because there's an assurance that we know what the government is like going. Forward. It won't be fractured. It won't be surprising. The worst it can be as what we just had for the past five years. Alex, thank you very much for joining us.
Modis operandi: Indias enormous election
"The biggest democratic exercise on earth, India's general election, the scale of it is staggering some nine hundred million people began voting last week at a million polling stations the process will continue until the twenty third of may. The election is the first since Rendra Mody, the leader of the Barth the junk party was sworn in as prime minister of India. He switched to power in two thousand fourteen with an inclusive. Message promising jobs and progress. His focus on Hindu unity majority faith in India. Put an end to seven decades of secularist politics since then though his popularity has waned somewhat economic growth is disappointing unemployment is relatively high. But the recent boiling over of long standing tensions with neighboring Pakistan has revitalized Mr. Modi's bid for reelection. So the election is as -ticipant it'd the biggest in the world ever, Alex trolley, India correspondent with the economist based in Delhi, India's largest means the world's largest you hear that an estimated nine hundred million Indians are eligible to vote and Indians ten devoted relatively high rates between sixty and eighty percent host states more than one in nine humans is eligible to vote and then the rigmarole of actually conducting elections in country as sprawling and in some ways challenges this one means that pulling takes a long time. So tell us about the render Mody so Narendra Modi has changed Indian politics indelibly, and that's something that we could have said even before the two thousand fourteen general election, India's last one of the most striking ways, formerly as that. He presents himself as something like a presidential candidate the party that he leads party John party or J P, really. Rides on his coattails Audie m accord, but he speaks forcefully up got got a bit the head. But was our up. What he what he projects the image of a strong, man, perhaps very virtuous, man. Also, a man with a hopeful attitude about the future about India's greatness, and it's claiming its rightful role in the world now. Notably the campaign. He ran in two thousand fourteen was much more focused on India's booming economy or Connie that everyone felt should be booming harder. This time round. He's voting rather. He's asking voters to choose him much more in the basis of his nationalist credentials is ability to protect India, from enemies, foreign enemies, internal enemies. It's in many ways a darker campaign. No less contentious. So on that note that how big a part will Pakistan play as an election issue. We'll. Custodian is playing a very large role say an outsized role in this election because of something that began in February and the middle of February. There was a terrorist bombing Indian-administered Kashmir that was horribly successful killed forty Indian soldiers paramilitary forces and came as a real blow to the sense of the nation. No thirteen days later, Mr. moody, ordered airstrikes and it's unclear what damage they did. But Pakistan responded with airstrikes of its own. And there was a dog fight. And India was able to walk away from this kind of mixed military exchange saying that Mr. moti had sought and found vengeance for the loss of those forty soldiers. And that this proves that his is the government that will defend against Pakistan. So every day since then on the campaign trail from not only his BJP, but from the other parties as well, you're hearing boxed on Pakistan. Pakistan, as if as if India box on relationships were the most important of all matters facing the Indian voter strange in part because the India-Pakistan relationship has been frozen solid for the past four years and has nothing apparent to do with any of the bread and butter issues that tend to determine elections in India. Well, what are the the real bread and butter issues? What do the the Indian voters really care about? Well, right now, it's different at different times. But right now, it seems like farmer distress is one of the very big things. And then from the more urban even middle class side of the electorate, it's kind of jobs crisis. What you have is not so much mass on employment of the western kind. Although the figure is record breaking for India. It's still only six point seven per cent. I believe and that may look low by western stand. Words, but what it reflects is huge disappointment on the part of the Indian workforce. It means that a lot of Indians would rather get no work at all than take up the sort of crummy jobs that are available to them. This isn't part of product of greater education and greater ambitions. And it's one of the things Mr. moody campaigned on most centrally in two thousand fourteen the number of jobs in India is barely greater now than it was then. So there seems to be plenty to challenge Mr. Mody on who are the other contenders his political threats. So the chief contender standing against Mr. Mody in the national level is Rahul Gandhi. He's the Siahaan of the Gandhi family that the narrow Gandhi family is great grandfather was the first prime minister of independent India, and he leads a party that has been badly battered in recent years, especially since Mr. moody reached prominence on the national stage. They command pathetically small number of seats in the lower house. And yet the head of that party. A young gash seeming middle aged man is the best hope in the form of personality. The opposition has against Mr. Mody, that's the congress party. And what makes them powerful would make them worth our attention at this point. Are the fact that every other party in Indy every other big party a couple of exceptions has come to see Mr. Modi's government as as an existential threat, and so they've all banded together. And what you have right now is this coalition led informally by Rahul Gandhi. But supported by every other big political party in the country. Now if that coalition can hold together, Mr. moody will really have to worry about keeping control of the government. I mean, democracy seems to be kind of always under threat, and and more. So all the time as the world's largest democracy. Do you think in the provides lessons for the rest of the world will India's examples should be inspiring? And that it's managed to maintain a democracy against extremely adverse circumstances, what was terribly impoverished nations still as mainly poor one extremely heterogenous and yet people keep voting in and especially the keep voting out leaders. They don't like so India's democracy that's worked even when it shouldn't. However, that's not to say that there isn't fragility in the Indian system and a lot of people have been concerned in the past five years that Mr. Modi's extremely effective control over all the institutions of the state might threaten democracy. Should he win power fairly one more time? So that's not to say that this current election, isn't lively and fully contested in democratic terms. But some people are afraid that this prime minister. Won't be capable of seeing the next one through so
Pakistan leader criticises Modi of stoking 'war hysteria'
"Imran Khan was praised action quickly to avert conflict with India last month after flareup intentions that followed a terror attack in Cushman, but Pakistan's prime minister says he is worried his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi may be stoking unimpressively to beast, his electro prospects, Stephanie Finley our South Asia correspondent spoke to Mr. Khan and Johnston. I sing discusses the interview with Stephanie and with Amy Kazman our South Asia bureau chief. Chose to India to try and have civilized relationship and resolving all shoes through dialogue. But the response. I got early on. I realized that because of the Indian elections we should not expect anything positive, but we were apprehensive that some incident would happen and Paloma happened. I felt that Mr. Modi's government used that to build this war hysteria. It could have gone anywhere once the jets bombed us, and we want them. So fortunately, it stopped. But I'm still apprehensive before the elections. I feel that the something happen Amy has anger in India over the pharma terror attack in February east off or is Mr Hun right to worry about another flare up during the Indian election period, the Indian missile strike at Bala coach was obviously a very significant event because it ended this long tradition of India's strategic restrain. Paint in the face of pug, sunny provocation and terror attacks believed to emanate from Pakistan in the past no matter what had happened, including the horrific Mumbai terror attacks in which one hundred sixty six people were killed in Porsche five star hotels and a two thousand one tack on the Indian parliament in. None of these cases to India turn to military retaliation, the situation is different now because prime minister Narendra Modi has really tried to adopt a much more muscular stance towards Pakistan. But the thing is that part of the reason that India was able to conduct this missile strike without triggering international. Outrage was because of the previous nearly two decades of serious strategic restraint. So as some commentators said India was kind of spending the political capital that had been accumulated by previous leaders. Now, I do not think given the current situation where I mean, the immediate crisis is over. There was an initial attack Mody said, we're not gonna take this anymore. And we're gonna teach you a lesson. There was a flare up of stability and the shooting down of the plane, but after the handing back of the captured Indian fighter pilot back to India and an immediate de-escalation. It looks to me and to most strategic analysts that the phase of hostilities is over and I don't think India could just all of a sudden out of a blue suddenly strike at Pakistan, again, the international community would react very strongly to that. India actually had support from the international community for doing it. There have been signaling from the United States that they would accept something like this. But that is only because they felt India had behaved so responsibly and with such restraint in the face of past provocations. So I don't think like suddenly out of the blue. We're gonna wake up and find that, you know, motive for some domestic political reasons without any provocation has launched a new attack on puck. Stan, However, I do feel and many fear that if there is some kind of next terror attack in India between now and the end of the election or even after the election that India has set a new threshold, and it will be really compelled and determined kind of react once again with military force, which could then lead to a whole 'nother cycle of esscalation on violence. So spy gunman came into power in August, two thousand eighteen we immediately resolved that you know, we cannot take the stance anymore where you have these armed groups in our country a legacy of the von jihad in the eighties. We cannot afford being blamed for any terrorist activity like Barama like what happened. So we've already cracked. Down on them. We all these dispensing the whole setup in a state. The monopoly of force arms has to be the state. You can't have groups operating here. Because whatever the reasons of creating the groups, and we know the militant groups were created to fight the jihad it makes no sense right now. So it's for our own self interest that we need to get it of the groups Stephanie Mr Hahn was insistent that he has done more than any other recent Pakistani leader to disband militant groups in Pakistan is this convincing. He has made an effort he has closed. A lot of the Madras says the schools he has shut down around two hundred of those. He has also arrested scores of people linked to terrorist groups, and we have seen this before from Pakistan. So the question is whether or not he'll be able to keep up the momentum. That is what everybody is watching and one. During about because in the past we've seen similar crackdowns only to scale back once the international pressure is off something that is encouraging though is that Pakistan is working to meet the condition set by the financial action task force which works to control and stop financing to terrorists. And this is something that is new for Pakistan, and it's designed to target financial flows to terrorist groups, and they were put on the grey list and in order to get off the grey list. They have to meet certain conditions, and they have made changes. However in a recent review fat of said, look, you're not doing enough. You know, the legislation may be there, but the action on the ground or an essence the enforcement of these new policies is not being done enough. So Pakistan wants to get off the grey list. They really want to bring investment in. In their economy is in dire straits. So hopefully, this provides enough pressure to see some reform in an area that has been a big issue the link this is a moment, but the dash mobile that India, the boy who blew himself up nineteen year old boy was a Kashmiri Indian boy, and he is better and said how he was radicalize. Some abuse by the security force. So it was it was an Indian boy Indian operation Indian car and then explosive why was Pakistan blamed Michigan says he doesn't have enough evidence to arrest Masud as head of the Pakistan based Jesse Mohammed. Does he have a point when he says the Paloma attack was planned and carried out in India itself, the Pam attack happened in Indian administered? Kashmir, the attacker is believed to be a local man, but the responsibility for the attack was claimed by j Muhammad which is a group operating in Pakistan, India handed over a dossier on Jewish Muhammad leader Masuda czar, prime minister controlled me, in our interview that he had the dossier, but still there was not enough evidence to bring the leader to court and in the absence of that he was doing all he could to crack down on terrorism in Pakistan and. He redirected blame to India and the security situation in Kashmir it's been
With India’s Election Looking Close, Modi Packs Budget With Handouts
"Money under an interim budget announced by prime minister, Narendra Modi's government. The plan calls for a cash handout for small farmers of six thousand rupees or eighty-five US dollars annually, the interim budget also includes a pension scheme for informal workers and a doubling of tax relief for the lower middle-class announcement comes ahead of national elections due before may India's finance minister laid out the plan in. Parliament Friday reports that the government was suppressing data. The unemployment rates hit a forty five year high of six point one percent. The government says the data are premature and official figures will be given in
With India’s Election Looking Close, Modi Packs Budget With Handouts
"Poor farmers in India will be getting money under an interim budget announced by prime minister, Narendra Modi's government. The plan calls for a cash handout for small farmers of six thousand rupees eighty five US dollars annually, the interim budget also includes a pension scheme for informal workers and a doubling of tax relief for the lower middle class announcement comes ahead of national elections due before may India's finance minister laid out the plan in parliament Friday reports of the government was suppressing data the employment rates hit a forty five year high of six point one percent. The government says the data are premature and official figures will be given in
Narendra Modi, India And Prime Minister discussed on AP 24 Hour News
"Poor farmers in India will be getting money under an interim budget announced by prime minister, Narendra Modi's government. The plan calls for cash handout for small farmers of six thousand rupees or eighty-five US dollars annually, the interim budget also includes a pension scheme for informal workers. And a doubling of. Tax relief for the lower middle class. The announcement comes ahead of national elections due before may India's finance minister laid out the plan in parliament Friday, MS reports that the government was suppressing data the employment rates hit a forty five year. High of six point one percent. The government says the data are premature and officials figures will be given in
India is on track to pass China for worst air pollution in the world
"While we're used to Lincoln poor air quality to China. It seems India's air quality is now far worse than China's ever was. A new study published in the Lancet has estimated in twenty seventeen air pollution was responsible for the deaths of one point two four million people in India, adding that the ten most polluted cities in the world are all in northern India. Harmful pollutants in the air. Come from dirty diesel exhaust fumes as we've talked about industrial emissions construction dust and crop burning as well. Top officials in prime minister, Narendra Modi's government has suggested New Delhi's air is only a little dirty the not another major capital such as London but serious action needs to be taken here. That's that's far off the truth is not joy that is very as if you look at the charts you'll see him as a possible small problem with air pollution in place on there's virtually none in places, like Norway, Madagascar, and the view that. India's is really a absolutely extremist. But she no person in a heavily populated area in India who will not be suffering incredibly bad equity. China is not great. But. By comparison Indonesia's also not particularly in what is also demonstrated in these charts in this particular study. So I will what they do is. They take rather than just sort of saying per person, they actually look at people in cities versus countryside says it's a seemed that if you have a large countryside population there in fact, unlikely to be affected by pollution because of the space said they wait towards who's in cities. What you can see is that for what we've just been talking about my Cronin environmentalism for all the kind of hand-wringing that's going on in Europe. At the moment. We are not the problem. We have already go pretty good measures in place. Our health is not actually being that deeply adversely affected by this bought. The major problems are happening in developing very very false developing nations with high populations and the Bill to get onto control particularly in India, which is called social computer. Crashing deadlock is going to be very difficult. Jim does this put things into perspective? You know in the if we look at the west versus the developing world, let's say in Canada, for example, an entire election is being framed on a carbon tax. But if we look at India, it's it's I mean, it's just the cost of progress. I was gonna come to this. Oh, yes. It just put it into perspective. But that doesn't mean, I it's no very serious issue in all of them educate, but those and evening, this is an election candidate because it is an issue. It is affecting children's health, brain development, all all the rest of it, and it is bad for climate change. If you believe ninety seven point nine percent of the wills scientists. So it's not it's not to diminish our problems. But yes, it does put it into perspective because this idea that London is as bad as New Delhi's utter. Two. This is why would like to just I mean, I'm I'm a total green. But I do want to put in this little note, which is eh pollution, potentially. The way the Stotts released rich potentially effects forty thousand seventy thousand lives and under. For shortens which came out a couple of weeks hit shortening. I mean, trust me packet cigarettes would be worse and also unit ten fifteen years ago when all bosses was sort of pumping terrible Pollution's, the situation is much worse. And this is sort of slight uptick, it might because we've all got these woodburning stoves onto inflation. But it's not. When this sort of crisis level. Talking about an I would worry that would fight. What we're doing is deflecting from a biggest subject, which is global warming, which doesn't have quite the same resonance with human beings as saying Michael your lungs to be polluted. How having said that in India the lung the pollution is indeed affecting people's health terrible.
Elon Musk, Narendra Modi and Manny Machado discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia
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