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Japan, China leaders visit rival capitals in Ukraine war
"Japanese prime minister fumio kushida is in Kyiv for talks with Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky. Kushida began a surprise visit to Ukraine early Tuesday, hours after Chinese president Xi Jinping arrived in neighboring Russia for a three day visit the dueling summits come as the longtime rivals are on diplomatic offensives because she does surprise trip to Ukraine, comes just hours after he met with Indian president Narendra Modi in New Delhi, kushida who's chairing the group of 7 summit in May is the only G 7 leader who hasn't visited Ukraine and was under pressure to do so at home. He's expected to offer continuing support for Ukraine when he meets with zelensky. I'm Charles De Ledesma
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China's Xi wants bigger global role after Saudi-Iran deal
"China's president has called for his government to play a bigger role in managing global affairs. After Beijing's successfully brokered an agreement by Saudi Arabia and Iran to reopen diplomatic relations in the closing session of China's national People's Congress, she gave a speech in which she did not mention details of the Communist Party's plans. She did, however, say China should actively participate in the reform and construction of the global governance system and promote global security initiatives, bolstered by the recent Saudi Iran agreement, she said increased Chinese involvement in global affairs will add positive energy to world peace and development, Beijing has built on China's growing heft as the second largest economy to promote trade and construction initiatives that Washington Tokyo Moscow and New Delhi worry will expand its strategic influence at their expense. I am Karen Chammas
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US, Russia hold highest-level talks since Ukraine invasion
"The U.S. and Russia have held their highest level in person talks since before Moscow's Ukraine invasion. I spoke briefly with Russia's foreign minister Lavrov. At the G 20 conference in New Delhi, officials say Secretary of State Antony Blinken chatted with his Russian counterpart for about ten minutes. Their first face to face meeting in more than a year. Blinken later said he delivered a familiar message. And this war of aggression. And that the U.S. will back key as long as needed while working on a diplomatic solution. President Putin, however, has demonstrated zero interest in engaging and there were no signs of progress at the conference, which ended with the 20 nations unable to reach consensus on the Ukraine war. Sagar Meghani, Washington.
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Blinken, Lavrov meet briefly as US-Russia tensions soar
"Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov had a brief discussion at a top meeting of group of 20 nations in New Delhi, the high level meeting between the U.S. and Russia lasted for roughly ten minutes and was the first to take place in months. In the meeting, blinken apparently asserted America's support for Ukraine was unwavering dispelling any doubts the Russians may have had on the matter. Also, as part of the discussion, the Secretary of State said Russia should reverse its decision to suspend participation in the new start nuclear treaty in a recorded message to the UN's Human Rights Council, blinken said Russia should be held accountable for its human rights abuses in Ukraine. Holding ourselves to the same standards as we do every other government is particularly important at a time when human rights around the world are under assault. Perhaps nowhere more than in Russia's brutal war on Ukraine. The last time blinken and lever of met in person was in Geneva over a year earlier just before Russia's invasion, I am Karen Chammas
Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"new delhi" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"On the road. Here, hooker sell secondhand clothing, high street ripoffs, dubious iPhones, private software, and everything in between. And this construction and thousands of corporate cigarette breaks make the air in the gray market too great to breathe. And in this urban wasteland is a building that's famous for having the cleanest air in town. The paharpur business center or PBC in short. I go to nairo plays to look for the building and find I'm lost. So I ask Yusef a shifty vendor whose approached me with a broken metal tray full of knock off HP printer inks. Do you know where it is? He says, you mean that nice building with lots of plants and points me in the right direction. That sums up the PVC perfectly. This nice building with lots of plants is the brainchild of Delhi businessmen, Kamal metal, who was told by doctors many years ago that Delhi's air was toxic for him. As it is for everybody else, metal did some digging and found that by judiciously planting the right plants in the right numbers, he could actually grow his own clean air in his office building and their place. He found that three commonly found Indian plants, money plants, a recap arms, and the unfortunately named mother in law's tongue or Sansa veria. Most effectively absorb pollutants and release clean air. In this now famous TED Talk, metal says that four shoulder height plants are enough to generate pure air for one individual. This is what he's done in PBC. The business center today has more plants than people and a patented rooftop air purification system that washes and filters the air before it's further purified through these plants. It's as pure metal says in his dead dog, as the air on the Swiss Alps. Inside the building you're likely to hear Kenny G saccharine sex piped on hidden speakers instead of Swiss cowbells. And the air definitely feels different. More humid perhaps than there is dry air in February. More important that smells fresh, which as any deli it will attest is not something that we are used to. And for this, they charge twice the rent charged by neighboring buildings, saying that PBC is healthier office environment can potentially increase productivity and reduce absenteeism. They quote a 2016 study that has found that cognitive performance scores of people who work in green environments are double those who work in conventional spaces. But the question is, how do we know their air purification strategy works? Way back in 1989, NASA presented preliminary data on the ability of some common plants to remove organic chemicals from indoor air. However, the data applies less to houses with windows and more to small seal chambers, similar to spacecraft. With its hermetically sealed plant filled and strangely people three interiors so at odds with the cacophony of narrow place. BBC does feel vaguely like outer space, so perhaps the NASA research does apply to it. And then, of course, they measure air quality daily and have been independently rated among the healthiest office buildings of Delhi. Outside, I bump into use of again. What was it like, he asks me, I'll never be allowed inside so you might as well describe it to me. I tell him that I've learned, we can all manufacture our own clean air, but just four tall plants. He loves. Only rich people can think of such things. Now if I had the luxury of space in my shanty for four tall plants, I'd be way more likely to clone an extra matches there and ask my no good brother back home in our village in Bihar to occupy it. And earn some money instead. You've list two tool stories, a monocle 24 production. Today's episode was written by geek and jolly Krishna and produced an edited by David Stevens. Remember to tune in on Thursday for the full 30 minute edition of the urbanist. I'm ajit aak. Goodbye. And thank you for listening, city lovers..
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Indian authorities accuse BBC of tax evasion after searches
"India's finance ministry has accused the BBC of tax evasion, saying it had not fully declared its income and profits from its operations in the country. Indian tax authorities ended three days of searches of the British broadcasters New Delhi and Mumbai offices on Thursday night officials say they found evidence indicating that tax has not been paid on certain remittances, which have not been disclosed as income in India by the foreign entities of the group, opposition political parties and other media organizations have criticized the searches as an attempt to intimidate the press, critics of prime minister Narendra
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Indian Tax Agents Raid BBC Offices After Airing of Documentary Critical of Modi
"Indian officials search BBC premises after it airs a documentary about the prime minister. The British broadcaster says officials from India's income tax department searched its New Delhi and Mumbai offices after it broadcasting documentary about Narendra Modi, examining his role during anti Muslim riots in the state where he was chief minister in 2002. According to the press trust of India news agency, officials are now looking at documents related to the BBC's business operations. While tax authorities are declining to comment, a spokesperson for Modi says the BBC should not have anything to fear if it follows Indian laws. But
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The latest in sports
"AP sports I'm check freedom The baseball playoff races were all decided going into game one 62 both leagues played day games hoping for a drama filled day but instead just some individual accomplishments were on the line New York Yankee Aaron judge missed out on a Triple Crown didn't play in the final game and his three 11 batting average was 5 points lower than American League chip Minnesota twin Luis Arias judge says he's not ready to look back on his historic season We had an early game today and you know now the season's over if you got to get ready for the postseason so it'll be you know once completely over with and you know whatever happens happens and all the chance to kind of reflect on everything and what kind of happened While Arias became the fourth betting champion in twins history twins manager Rocco bell Delhi says Arias put a nice camp around his season with two walks at a double before coming out of the game Louie goes out there he gets on base three times and he's the American League batting champion So how often do you get a chance to say that The twins are not going to the postseason and the New York mets are Jeff McNeil won the NL batting title with his three 26 average Trying to get back to the player I knew I could be You don't have to last year in the last year wasn't a great year for me so kind of wanted to get back to who I am The Kansas City Royals are moving on They have fired manager Mike Bethany and pitching coach Cal eldred the royals never did contend They were largely out of the race for most of the season Matheny becomes the 5th manager to be fired this year Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly went out a winner His final game as the Marlins manager Marlins defeated the Atlanta Braves 12 to 9 madly announced earlier last month that he would not seek a new contract His team finished 69 and 93 The wild card round starts tomorrow NFL wide receiver Cole Beasley has decided to retire after 11 seasons Beasley saw time in two games for Tampa this year The protester who ran onto the field last Monday night in the LA rams San Francisco forty-niners game has filed a report with the Santa Clara police department He was tackled on the field by rams linebacker Bobby Wagner Check freedom AP sports
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Protests in India against release of 11 convicted rapists
"Hundreds of people have held demonstrations in several parts of India to protest a recent government decision to free 11 men who had been jailed for life for gang raping a Muslim woman during India's devastating 2002 religious riots The protesters in the country's captain New Delhi chanted slogans and demanded the government in the western state of Gujarat rescind the decision protester shabnam hashmi recalls the horrific details of the rape A woman was raped and her three year old child was killed and along with that 14 other members of her family but were killed by these 11 people Released on suspended sentences on August 15th when India celebrated 75 years of independence were convicted in 2008 of rape murder and unlawful assembly The victim who is now in her 40s said that the decision by the Gujarat state government has left her numb and shaken her faith injustice
WABE 90.1 FM
"new delhi" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Woman told me he's looking for his brothers and sisters. And rushed over with her parents. But ranjit had already left, she says, her mother collapsed. She saw some socks on the floor, ranjit had left them behind. She snatched them and said, did this belong to my son? Then she buried her face in them. My father did too. And they wept. But for the first time in decades, they also had hope. Truth of it says her mother was like a woman revived. My mother swelled with hope. She said it was like her breasts filled with milk again. Sharifa baby's sister and husband went to the New Delhi racing track to try find him. But as Pakistanis in India, they were treated with suspicion. When my sister returned empty handed, my parents were broken. They died a few years later, crying over their son. As we sit with us, he tells us something that Sharif of Bibi has never heard before. That this was the second time that her brother tried to find his family in bureau. During partition, after ranjit let go of his mother's hand. But he followed other Muslims fleeing to Pakistan. They came to this train station. He slept here for a few nights. Remember the name of the station, he thought it might be important to his story, but he couldn't remember how he ended up back in India. Sharifa babies overcome as she hears this and
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One scandal too many: British PM Boris Johnson resigns
"As prime minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation many UK citizens were relieved he is finally stepping down After three tumultuous years in power Johnson has succumbed to pressure from his own cabinet and party to give up his position I know that there will be many people who are relieved And perhaps quite a few who will also be disappointed Indeed on the streets of London many were relieved to see Boris Johnson leaving no 10 Downing Street even Conservative Party voter Susan palm was happy to see him go Boris has to go He's a disgrace Investment banker he met Delhi way said it was about time Johnson accepted the feat By the end of the day it seemed like he was just going to keep on but I guess he's figured it out that it's time for him to go Big issue magazine vendor Frank Thomas was worried about what the future now holds for Britain after Johnson's departure I don't think things will get better for a long time Things have to get really really worse before they get better Karen Chammas London
WNYC 93.9 FM
"new delhi" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Of this intelligence squared U.S. debate. Where our resolution is, can humans adapt to climate change? And that's the question we're asking. And here's where we are. We are about to hear brief closing statements from each debater. First up, to argue the yes position. Once again, Matthew Khan. Folks, thank you. I have had a great time. And I think that we've made a strong case tonight to our strong ability to make progress. We have empirical benchmarks of our progress in adapting to the challenge. I don't predict out to the year 2100. My co authors wanted to. But I refuse to. I am very optimistic that we will make great progress relative to what we've achieved in the past. Two final ideas, how will California adapt to climate change? We will pinpoint where is the areas without fire risk and flood risk. We will up zone there. We will use insurance pricing to nudge people to higher ground where they will be safer. How will India a death to climate change? Folks urbanization and moving to cities such as Richmond, such as New Delhi, is a way to adapt because urbanization and education go hand in hand. Farmers face a challenge in adapting relative to urbanites. And so in thinking of your children's future, I am optimistic about my son's future because of human ingenuity. And so I ask you to support the proposal tonight. Thank you. Thank you, Matthew Kahn. And here to argue for the last time on the no side Michelle Booker
Bloomberg Radio New York
"new delhi" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Making that decision And to sort of win this battle it's about the hearts and minds of women not the laws of men Appearing on Fox News Sunday the Colorado Democrat noted the importance of building a culture of responsibility polis said that includes making birth control accessible for men and women along with teaching the importance of consent to prevent unwanted pregnancies Colorado is among the states to pass abortion rights legislation since a leaked Supreme Court draft suggested the nearly 50 year old precedent was about to be overturned I'm Dina kodiak An arrest has been made in a deadly triple shooting in The Bronx last month bob hauer has the story 23 year old Ariel Martinez is accused of shooting 27 year old Joshua Garcia in the chest outside of Delhi near clay avenue and 176th street April 24th Martinez also allegedly shot two others in the leg They had been expected to recover Witnesses say it was a drive by shooting though it's unclear what prompted the incident The Milwaukee Bucks organization is canceling the watch party for game 7 of the NBA playoffs Yesterday the buck statement said the event which was planned for this Sunday is canceled after Friday night shooting in the deer district near Pfizer forum The entertainment businesses including bars and restaurants in the dear district will remain open also yesterday Milwaukee mayor cavalier Johnson issued a curfew for those under 21 for Saturday and Sunday nights starting at 11 p.m. each night at least 20 people were wounded in a pair of downtown shootings following Friday night's game Cops are looking for a man who violently mugged another man on a residential street in Queens Paul de Castro has more The attack occurred Friday morning on 89th avenue near 217th street in Queens village investigators say the suspect crept up behind the 24 year old victim and hit him several times over the head with a handgun the mugger stole approximately $4200 from the man's pocket and took off The victim was treated for bleeding and cuts to his head at Jamaica hospital Fire officials say the coastal fire in California is 60% contained The blaze started Wednesday in a Lisa Woods canyon and has since spread to about 200 acres nearly 500 hot shot firefighters are working to halt the spread of the flames which have destroyed or damaged dozens of homes with crews making slow progress another 750 homes were removed from the evacuation list last night There's a lunar eclipse tonight the moon will turn a reddish hue as the earth and the moon align if the skies aren't too cloudy look along the southern skyline between ten 29 p.m. and 1154 p.m. I'm Dina kodiak And I'm susannah Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom as we've been reporting police continue to investigate the buffalo supermarket massacre that occurred yesterday afternoon when a white 18 year old male opened fire inside the store in what police have called an act of racially motivated violent extremism The suspect shot 11 black and two white victims killing ten and injuring three Governor Kathy hochul says the community is severely shaken up by this act of violence It.
Josh Mandel: America First Is a Governing Philosophy
"Listen facts are facts and the fact is in this race for U.S. Senate in Ohio The election is a week from tomorrow And so if your listeners want to make an impact and elect someone who's going to be like a Ted Cruz or a Jim Jordan in Washington there's only one candidate like that in this race It's me Josh mandel And you go on my website Josh mandel dot com And it says very clearly pro God pro gun pro liberty pro Trump And let me break those down if I could real quick pro God meaning protecting life from conception to natural death protecting the judeo Christian bedrock of America protecting our religious liberty Pro gun meaning that the Second Amendment shall not be infringed period our right to bear arms was given to us from God and we will use it to protect our families and our constitution Pro liberty meaning that the liberty of us as individuals is something for which brave men fought for With blood on their feet marching through the snow in 1776 and brave men and women have fought for for many generations And centuries in this country Pay the ultimate sacrifice in places like Iwo Jima Normandy Omaha beach And we now are generation Mark We have to defend that liberty And pro Trump meaning that I'm for the America first agenda and listen the left and the media they think America first is a slogan It's not a slogan It's a governing philosophy It means putting the American people first when it comes to protecting our jobs and making sure we bring jobs back from Shanghai jobs back from Mexico City jobs back from Delhi It means securing our border not because we hate foreigners but because we love America We love our family and our friends and our communities And so if you like what you're hearing wherever you are in America wherever you are in the world listening I appreciate you going on my website Josh mandel dot
Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"new delhi" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"Listen to tool stories on monocle 24, brought to you by the team behind the urbanist, the show all about the cities we live in. Looming over India's capital, the Red Fort in Delhi has been a symbol of India's freedom, ever since the country's first prime minister hoisted the Indian flag from its ramparts in 1947. Now though, a woman living in a slum dwelling in Kolkata has staked a claim to it, saying she is the oldest surviving descendant of the last Mughal emperor of India. To find out more, get and Julie Krishna brings us this tall story. Few have started landmarks to find India's capital, the way the Red Fort does. Every year, the nation's prime minister makes us Independence Day speech from its iconic ramparts. Thousands gather beneath the fourth massive walls of red sandstone to listen. A tradition since 1947, when the newly minted nation's first premier JaVale nehru unfurled the national flag against a beautiful monsoon sky. Today the Red Fort complex is on every tourist itinerary, a Unesco World Heritage monument that positively pulsates with life. Outside, there's old Delhi's chaotic traffic, flocks of pigeons and hawker selling everything from spices to bangles to dubious antiques to souvenirs. Inside its grand old battlements, a monument and garden complex spanning over 121 acres lives and breathes. Walk along its numerous crenellations where its founder, the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan once commanded his armies, and it becomes easy to see why the Red Fort has been a seat of power from the time that it was built in 1639. Later, in British India, it became a symbol of Indian independence. Shah Jahan's descendant, the 82 year old bahadur Shah zafar, more a poet than an emperor, became the reluctant leader of the first pan Indian rebellion against colonial rule in 1857. The rebellion now known as India's first war of independence was defeated. Zafar was exiled to Rangoon. Now Yangon and Myanmar. Red Fort fell to the British and after independence to the Indian government. And now, one and a half centuries later, zuffa's heirs wanted all back. Needs Susanna begum, who lives in a cramped house in a crowded slum on the outskirts of Kolkata. She survives on a 60 pound pension that she began receiving after her husband, said to be suffers great grandson, died in 1980. Sultana says the Indian government gave a pension to her husband, Mirza Muhammad beda. Acknowledging the fact that he was the descendant and heir of suffer. Among the meager possessions that this unlikely royal has today is proof of her marriage to him. For years, Susanna supported herself by running a tea shop. Sadly, some time ago, it was demolished to make way for a new road. Finally, in December 2021, to the bemusement of delete, she lodged a case in the high courts taking her claim as the rightful owner of Red Fort. The court rejected her petition as a gross waste of time. Questioning why the claim was made over a 150 years after zafir was exiled to Rangoon. But sultana is ailing and destitute, and now she plans to challenge the court's decision. If not the Red Fort itself, she says, the government at least owes her a fraction of the tourism revenues that the fort and indeed other Mughal monuments like the Taj Mahal generate today. So far her case has been met mostly with ridicule, but is it fair, Saldana asks for the descendant of the Mughals who built the Red Fort and Taj Mahal to languish in such abject poverty? Back at the fort, hawkers continue to hawk, guides continue to swarm unvaried tourists out to see Delhi's grandest Mughal monument. They might be ignorant of the fate of the historical thought that enables them that daily living. But at a time, when the repatriation of antiquities is being increasingly seen as the way to write old wrongs. Susanna's claim has made many others wonder. Who does the Red Fort actually belong to? You've been listened to tall stories, a monocle 24 production, and today's episode was written by git and Julie Krishna and produced an edited by David Stevens, and remember to tune in on Thursday, for the full 30 minute edition of the urbanist. Managed tuck. Goodbye. Thank you for listening, city.
AP News Radio
Small museum known for ground zero tours could shut in weeks
"New York's nine eleven tribute museum is poised to close within weeks the nine eleven tribute museum dates back to two thousand four at the site of a former Delhi steps away from ground zero nine eleven tribute museum is about the survivor community it's about those people that came down here as heroes to help support the rebuilding of lower Manhattan and are now sick with the toxins that they experience down here five million visitors have been through the museum but co founder and CEO Jennifer Adams Webb says the corona virus has hurt business unfortunately in March of twenty twenty we had to close our doors for six months and that really was difficult on top of the move and then we were able to re open in September of twenty twenty the outlook for the tribute museum is not good but we are still hoping that a champion could step forward Adams web sees a window of opportunity it is in the millions but it's not insurmountable the nine eleven tribute museum relies heavily on admission and tour fees I bet Donahue
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Rock Hall of Fame to Dolly: Voters will decide if you're in
"The rock and roll hall of fame is refusing musician Dolly Parton's request to bow out of consideration for induction I'm marquees are loaded with the latest digital Delhi Parton withdrew her nomination for induction into the rock hall earlier this week because she felt she had not earned that right the rock calls responses that's up to which voters to decide the rock and roll hall of fame foundation says in the statement it's sent out the balanced which twelve hundred general voters earlier this month that includes pardons name and sixteen other acts the voting body consists of musicians and industry insiders the foundation says from the beginning rock and rollers had roots in R&B and country and it's not about any one genre but a sound that moves youth culture
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Portugal ponders how to hold election amid omicron surge
"Authorities authorities in in Portugal Portugal of of wrestling wrestling with with a a conundrum conundrum how how to to hold hold a a general general election election scheduled scheduled amid amid a a surging surging coded coded nineteen nineteen cases cases around around four four hundred hundred thousand thousand people people accompli accompli in in isolation isolation in in a a country country of of just just ten ten point point three three million million and and political political leaders leaders say say they're they're trying trying to to figure figure out out how how to to organize organize the the buffet buffet for for January January thirty thirty that that considering considering waiving waiving isolation isolation rules rules so so that that people people can can vote vote or or reducing reducing isolation isolation periods periods another another option option being being making making available available more more polling polling stations stations I'm I'm voting voting booths booths to to avoid avoid crowds crowds gathering gathering and and extend extend early early voting voting possibilities possibilities meanwhile meanwhile the the surge surge shows shows no no sign sign of of slowing slowing with with New New Delhi Delhi infections infections reaching reaching almost almost forty forty thousand thousand a a new new record record I'm I'm Charles Charles de de Ledesma Ledesma
Bloomberg Radio New York
"new delhi" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And pops are standing by with all the world peace coming in Hello Caroline in France the Republicans have nominated their first ever female presidential candidate Valerie per cross won the first round of the conservative ballot after winning 61% of members backing Meanwhile there was violence as far right candidate Eriksen Moore held his first parliamentary campaign rally near Paris Russia's president Vladimir Putin is rising New Delhi today as billions of dollars of Russian weapons float into India despite the risk of U.S. sanctions Bloomberg are China chaudhary tells us what to expect President Vladimir Putin is making his first foreign trip in nearly 6 months for talks with India's prime minister in a range of Modi The meeting comes as India takes delivery of Russia's S 400 missile defense system which is part of a $5 billion weapons deal Russian arms for Jesus by U.S. allies and partners can trigger sanctions And a similar move by turkey prompted the U.S. to ban Ankara from its fighter jet program But Washington may turn a blind eye for now Since India's support in the indo Pacific region is so important In New Delhi I'm actually not sure Bloomberg daybreak Europe Here the omicron variant has forced the government to take what it's calling a more balanced approach to tackling the coronavirus spread this winter Deputy prime minister Dominic rob says he knows it pretty difficult to test for all UK arrivals presents a burden for the travel industry but insists the changes are necessary We've got 80% of those over 12 double jab now We've got a third of the country with a third jab or a booster We've got to take the measures targeted forensically to stop the new variant seeding in this country to create a bigger problem Rob also told Sky News that Christmas parties don't have to be canceled but people should be cautious In Germany the country's free Democrats have backed a coalition deal with the social Democrats and greens for support brings Olaf Schultz one step closer to replacing Angela Merkel as Chancellor on Wednesday The SBD have already approved the deal and will get results from a vote by the greens also likely to endorse the agreements later today Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quick take part by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm your imports This is Bloomberg Caroline Great Thank you so much for that world news update That's you imports Joining me next is yussuf os partner and head of UK and Europe for QED investors So we're going to talk about FinTech and FinTech venture capital been a very good year for VC in the UK and Europe although perhaps coming a bit late to.
WABE 90.1 FM
"new delhi" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Institute professor Powell thanks for talking about wind with us today appreciate it Thank you so much for having me It's been a year since the start of one of the biggest nonviolent protest movements in the history of India farmers some of the country's poorest workers have been on the front lines They've been protesting the deregulation of crop sales parading in tractors through the capital New Delhi building huge protest camps and blocking highways for an entire year And it worked NPR's Lauren freyr has more from New Delhi A sugarcane farmer in a bright green turban chance a prayer song at a giant protest camp erected in the middle of a Delhi highway Over the past year rom Kumar Pong Diwali is built a little shrine here with jars of water from the Ganges river soil from his farm and an oil lamp that holds special meaning It's a lamp his ancestors first lit in 1947 he explained during India's struggle for independence It brought success back then too he says And now prime minister Narendra Modi has capitulated to these farmers He's taking back the three controversial laws they've spent a year agitating against Finally you've admitted your mistakes sings a poet whose camped out with these farmers all year Another person who's joined the farmer's movement is the famous social activist mid hip hop car She compares this to Gandhi's movement This is a great victory of the nonviolent people's struggle following the path shown by Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi was struggling against a colonial power These farmers have been struggling against a powerful government that passed free market agriculture reforms without consulting them The democratic governance is collapsing Yet we have a way of hope But while farmers call this their victory there's one way in which it could actually benefit their foe Modi Well this is entirely electoral Economist jayati gauche says elections are coming early next year in the key states of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab Modi wants farmer votes there He wants to wipe away the very bitter memory the farmers have of his own words He called the professional agitators all kinds of abuse was thrown their way So he wants to make everyone forget this before the elections Ram Kumar.
Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"new delhi" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"Naturally, I've always been an optimistic person. You really created this play now on Broadway through the sheer force of your will. But you're not just doing that. You're doing other things as well. So the last few things that I want to talk with you about are two other endeavors you're involved in first, you were awarded a Ted fellowship. The Ted fellowship recognizes individuals at work on world changing ideas and provides them with tools to amplify the power of their vision. What has the collaboration with Ted been like for you? Ted has been a phenomenal. Like I told that my joke with them and I joked with my cohort. I've never felt so unimportant in my life. What is that? In a positive way. And I say that to say, when I first met my cohort, I felt so honored and privileged to be in this fellowship because all through Zoom because we were still in a pandemic. Everybody was from a different country. People were from all over the world. I've never been a part of an organization or a group like that. Internationally, people were from New Delhi, Nigeria, I remember going around the room, the virtual room and everybody saying what time it was. It was 8 o'clock in the morning for some people and it was ten o'clock at night for others and it just it blew my mind. And as we introduced ourselves and said what we do, one individual is responsible for refrigerating vaccines for diseases that go to third world countries, another was a photojournalist that help find and save girls from sex trafficking in India. And here I am playwright. So for me, I jokingly say that, but I'm meeting in the most powerful way that I've never felt so unimportant in my life because being with these innovators and inventors and scientists realizing that these are the people that are so unsung and from my profession, it's easy to gain attention. I guess because of the way we view entertainment and celebrities and actors and notable figures, but here I am on a call with people that are literally saving lives. So I can't say enough how much it means to be a Ted fellow and for now and forever to be a part of the Ted community. It's such a beautiful community and I'm just so honored to be a part of it. My last question is about your newest work. I understand you're already developing your next stage play, which is titled the migration LP. And you're also working on a television pilot for universal. So tell us about both of these projects please. Amazing. The migration LP is a very important piece to me where I wanted to show how the families lineage and legacy last throughout the year. So really, it starts in the 1920s, about a father that wants to move to Harlem, because he's a dreamer. He's a performer and he wants to move to Harlem from the south to better his family, but throughout the play, we see what that decision does for his lineage throughout the decades of American history. So we explore the 70s to 40s, the 90s and the now and we see how that one decision back in the 20s that father made for his family, how it affects his lineage while different decades of American history. And I think it's a beautiful piece. Amazing characters. It's over 20 characters in the play. Hopefully it'll be on a stage somewhere in the city. Next year for people to be able to see fingers crossed. I'm still working on those things. My universal, I can't speak on exactly what the idea is, but I'm very excited to be working with universal and to be developing my first TV pilot commercially with such a great great studio. That's a project that hopefully people will see on the screen. Here in the near future, but it's also a great project. So I'm very excited about the pilot that I'm doing over at universal as well..
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"Want to stay longer One of them is party Buddha He says they have more demands They want the government to enshrine into law minimum prices for their crops Why back down now after such a victory He asks Plus I will miss all these fans because it's a one year long Now these are my families This is the best year of my life It really educate me how to fight how to live this past year of protests has been a learning experience for him He says And for prime minister Modi too Lauren freyer NPR news at the gazipur protest camp on the edge of New Delhi Monday on all things considered our Bill of the month series brings us the story of Jason and D and dean Jason's nasty cut took him to the ER which led to a bill of more than a $1000 per stitch That's $6500 That little one inch thing right there Isn't that amazing Months later his wife had a terrible fever and had to decide whether to go back to the same ER That's Monday afternoon Ask your smart.
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"You can access to a special voicemail line. I will play your calls. I want to say hello and thank you to some new patrons including dave. I gave jacob jacob ban danielle day v e gore david. That i sound like an idiot. There i'm sorry. I was going through my email and search for patriots. You know and then there's a lot of different on type messages like updates from people i support and then the patriots sends their own fucking emails about stuff happening on their website and people commenting side like look closely and find the new patrons. I'm sorry anyway. Patriot dot com slash distorted view. Three very quick stories. Now sometimes when a nation is under attack they don't even know it because it's happening within or it's happening incredibly slow you don't see it coming until it's too late and that is exactly what's happened even though i have been warning you all about the monkey future. I'm sorry the future sounds pretty fucked up legalize. Pedophilia and a worldwide war with monkeys. It's bleak let's very very bleak all right So in the past. I've read stories about how these monkeys learning how to use tools like stealing guns from humans number that they're building arsenal for christ's sakes and now a man was killed by a monkey and it's not like one of those stories. Worry among goes crazy and rips off. Someone's face with their own hands. No a monkey has used a jew of a projectile to kill a man man was killed by a brick thrown from a second floor window by among gate new delhi resident mohammed qurban thirty collapsed and died after being a wall up by the flying projectile sloan by a crowd of vicious primates..
Rep. Brian Mast Frustrated That ISIS Suicide Bomber Was Released From Bagram Prison
"Brian man Is very wise man He's American hero He's my congressman in Florida as a matter of fact And it's always a pleasure to have you on the air Congressman how are you I'm frustrated sir as I know you are as well and host a different issue but proud to talk to you All right thank you First of all we hear that the suicide bomber that killed 13 precious American military personnel as well as well over a hundred Afghans was an ISIS terrorist who was released from the Bahrain prison as is correct This is absolutely correct And there's a really important compare and contrast that every American needs to be making right now between president Trump and President Biden So this terrorist I'm not even going to say his name because it should never be said This terrorist was handed over to us by India because he was captured trying to bomb a location in New Delhi He was turned over to our CIA and put in lockup back in 2017 So president Trump made him a candidate for waterboarding was able to extract ISIS targets from him and use him to kill terrorists The only thing that a terrorist should be used for is to be used to kill other terrorists That's the only thing they're good for President Biden released the same guy and he was able to now kill Americans That's the compare and contrast that every American needs to see on the way those two
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Climate activists in India join global protest
"Climate activists who've taken to the streets in New Delhi that's a police barricade shouting slogans we have to run his around the world he does take stronger action to curb climate change the issue has risen up the political agenda in many countries amid warnings from scientists the world is heading towards dangerous temperature rises unless greenhouse gas emissions all cut sharply out of the New Delhi protest one nineteen year old tell C. A. P. just because there's a pandemic doesn't mean you stop working around the climate crisis right you have to take climate action I'm Charles Taylor that's my
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What Happened in Afghanistan?
"Across sky news on television mobile and our social channels. We've been reporting on the developments in afghanistan with was the fifteenth. Today that seemed to take some by surprise it led to questions about what the past twenty years has all been four following britain america and its allies presence in the country as the situation continues to develop. We wanted to examine the shifts in the geopolitical landscape since the shocking fall of kabul. I'm deborah hanes foreign affairs editor at sky knees. I'm never last some the ship producer. India reporter based in delhi almost exactly twenty years ago. Nine eleven the upshot from that. Just give us a a kind of really potted history of that evolution of the mission to afghanistan like you said. The invasion of afghanistan was to oust al qaeda and the taliban regime that had harboured the group on their soil and that was achieved in terms of the collapse of the training camps and the collapse of the taliban regime very quickly. And then you had a american british other. Nato troops on the ground and the mission started to evolve into one where they tried to set up and stabilize a government and bring democracy to the country. But that's a huge effort and well. They should have been completely focused on that effort. The war in iraq began was launched. The choice was made by the us to go into iraq on the futile hunt for weapons of mass destruction and that was a mission that the u k under tony blair as prime minister supported
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"Humble simple things we talked about like. It's a gate in japan or a manhole cover in new delhi or something but just to these simple unsung heroes of design that we saw around the world and really got excited about that in a way. That was kind of really energizing. And i think that's the first early seeds of lewd out. Were started there. I was going to ask you know how much that bonding over. Design and architecture and styles did inform the business. Do you remember having any conversations during that trip.
Dilip Kumar, Bollywood's Great 'Tragedy King,' Dies at 98
"Dilip Kumar has died at the age of 98. He started off as a script writer but moved in front of the cameras in 1944 in the film noir butter. Oh, Jeannie Vaidyanathan reports from Delhi. Yeah, I've got a job to keep. Dilip Kumar was the face of an emerging Indian film industry. And an emerging India Morning Peshawar in 1922 in what is now Pakistan. He changed his Muslim name use of con to the Hindu Philip Kumar when he entered the film industry. In a career spanning six decades, he starred in some of Bollywood's most iconic films. He was the first ever recipient of best actor that India's equivalent of the Oscars the film Fair Awards and still holds the record for winning the honor the most times. And acting megastar in South Asia. He was awarded both India and Pakistan's highest civilian honours.
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"With had a lot of requests for these particular topic which is taint. Skincare and i thought there was no better person to have on then a repeat guest again dr john's from northern sydney dermatology and l. Welcome back to the podcast. Thank you for having me girls. I'm excited about this topic. I'm quite passionate about it. Obviously yeah the last time we spoke to you is about pregnancy skin care so if anyone listening hasn't gone listened to that and he's pregnant oh trying to get pregnant. Wants to know what they can and can't use going. Listen to that absurd very informative but tonight we're talking chains skincare so i wanted to stop with. How young is too young. Should leave waiting until concerns like congestions dot to actually happen before we introduced skincare into a chain retain. Look it's absolutely never too early to start teaching your kids about being healthy and that really extensive cost skin health as well as starting early really lies down the foundation for these to calm. The skin has various concerns depending on age and stage and it needs to be adjusted accordingly. Skin kidneys view justed coordinating obviously with time and obviously some protection copy taught to early. The first best time to use sunscreen was yesterday advising delhi retain should be in place for even from the age of ten win. Hormonal changes start to affect the skin. And of course preventions always easier than trading things. Once they will show up while those big problems months. i show up. it's hot. Fix them then to prevent
"new delhi" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago
"Bureau chief who's based in New Delhi, India, where he's speaking to us from will be back after a short break. This is fresh air. I'm rather young. The current crisis in the Middle East is part of a long history between Israel and the Palestinians and decades of U. S attempts to broker peace in the region will get a history lesson from advisor to the State Department and expert on the region. Aaron David Miller. That's next time here and now That's this afternoon at two o'clock right after fresh air on WB, Easy. Chicago, WB Easy supported by Live Nation Welcoming Dead and company featuring Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer and guess Wrigley Field, September 17th and September 18th. Tickets available tomorrow at noon at cubs dot com, and by the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, presenting drawn to combat Bill Mod, Bill Mauldin and the Art of war, highlighting the two time Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonists, work on social justice, civil rights and more Who is Bill Mauldin dot or G'kar? Ah, windy, Warm day high of 84. That's where we are right now. This is fresh air. Let's get back to the interview I recorded yesterday with Jeffrey Gettleman. Who speaking to us from New Delhi, India, is experiencing the world's worst coronavirus crisis. Gentleman says sickness and death are everywhere. He's the New York Times South Asia Bureau chief, and before that he was the Times East Africa Bureau chief based in Kenya. You've reported from war zones before you've been kidnapped in Iraq. But we were when you were in the war zones and when you were kidnapped, Did you have family with you? Did you have Children yet? No, And that's like that's like the biggest difference. It's that I've taken risks on my own. I've had some very close calls. I believe strongly in the work we do, and I've been willing to put my life on the line. Tol it. But I never dragged my family along with me and We're all here in New Delhi. Together. We're living this pandemic. We made the decision not to go home. We knew we knew other families that left during the first wave and have left in the last month to go back to the states or other places. Safer places. We This is our home. This is our my kids are in school here, even on the virtual there on Indian schedule. My wife is working here. My job is to cover the news here. We don't really have a great choice and we don't want to split up. There's so many different rules and restrictions that are happening between flying flying between different countries. We don't know what would happen if kids went home with with my wife and I stayed back. We might not see each other for a long time. So that's that's what's different. It's like we're in this together and We're looking out for each other. It's not. It's not all bad, like we spent a lot of time I am helping my kids with school and much more involved than I had been before. It's just exhausting. It's just frankly, it's just really exhausted. And all I can think of is like how much I want this to end and to be free and to talk to people without a mask and tow travel around and to take an airplane to a new place and do my work and to have my kids run around outside and get some fresh air. Like that's what I'm thinking about. Is the family all in agreement not to leave not to go back to the states? No, we went We all went back and forth on this. It was a very hard decision to make. We felt really unease. E a couple weeks ago, when friends of ours were getting sick and couldn't find a place tol up. I had one friend in American friend. Who got really sick and was in critical condition and in a hospital, and that was really scary because they couldn't find the medicine to help him. The kids don't really know. Like life in the states. They grew up in Kenya, where we worked before they were born in Kenya. We move to India. Like this is this is sort of the life they're used to, Um But they were scared like they asked me, they're like Daddy is getting better. You know what's going on? They they're they're not. You know, they're listening to me having this conversation with my colleagues about the death toll and the infection spread. And you know the latest story we're doing about people who died in the cremation grounds and smoke in the air like they're living this And we don't We try not to lie to them. We don't want to tell them. Things are great when they're not, um We also want to kind of form a wall and just let them Let let let them not have to worry about this. And I tell my nine year old pretends to get worried. Sometimes we have a rule and I say Rule is Don't worry until you have to. And that's like our rule, and he starts to worry. I said, Just remember the rules like Don't worry until you have to. And that's That's sort of how we've been living this from the beginning. If you decided to go back to the U. S. Would you be able to would you have access to Flying out to a plane. Right now. There are few airlines. I think exactly two Air India and United who are flying direct flights back to the U. S. As an American citizen, I'm allowed to go back to the U. S. But there's many fewer options. There were many different ways to get get home and those airlines have stopped taking passengers from India. Flights are getting canceled. So right now, we could We could get out and we may when when school is over, Take the kids home to get them. Out in some fresh air, and then I'll come back. But you know I don't I don't. I don't want to abandon this story. I don't want to abandon the people I work with, like that's part of it. It's theirs. And if the family has decided that we're not going to split up, that's that's where the decision gets really hard to make. Because my job is here. I don't I don't have Ah, a job that I can easily do from the states. Right now. This is my job. It's to cover this place is to explain it. It's to bring it to those outside of India and to try my best to To write about like to write about this crisis and humanity and the inhumanity and the fear. Um Team to make it to make people really connect with it, like I see that, as part of my job is to create empathy for those who who are suffering. And occasionally works occasion. We do stories that people that really resonate with people. Um, I wrote this first person story a couple weeks ago about just how scary it was to be in Delhi right now. And a lot of people read it. And I heard from folks like that I hadn't heard from in years and I felt qualified. T do something like that. A lot of times I've covered conflicts. I'm not the one getting shot it. I'm not the one getting abused. The injustice isn't hitting me as the journalist but in this case, I'm living in the same city. Yes, I have more resource is I have a nice apartment. I have a loving family. Um I'm able t insulate myself to some degree, but not totally. And as we've seen in this crisis, like the people with three sources and privilege have have died by the thousands So there's no there's no escape right now. Jeffrey Gettleman. It's really been great to talk with you. I'm sorry it's under these circumstances. And I hope that you and your family managed to stay healthy. And thank you for your reporting on behalf of ah of a lot of your readers. I will. Thank you. For your reporting. And in eking out a final like positive note to end on, I will say you've got some mighty good Internet. Our connection has been really good better. In the connection that we have with a lot of our guests in the U. S. Is that typical in India Strong Internet It is pretty we have We have good Internet in our house. India has enormous amounts of technology and You know, some things here work really well, and I think that's part of the frustration of this period is is like this..
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"Nancy Solomon in for 10, Xena Vega and today on the Take away a look at Biden's progressive agenda 100 days in then, although the economic crisis spurred by Cove in 19 is still ongoing supper optimistic about a recovery. I think there's a good chance that by the end of this year we have not only low unemployment but higher, wages said at the lower end of the Gail. Then we saw before the pendant that seems to be hell. Things are lining up. Also, California Governor Gavin Newsom is officially facing a recall election. We'll talk about what happens next, and we finished the show with an appreciation of political thrillers. And how they may reflect reality. I always like to Air Force One with Harrison Ford is the president. Get off my plane. Get off my plane! Take away! We'll be right back after these headlines. Live from NPR news. I'm Barbara Klein, the top U. S. Military officer says Afghan forces face an uncertain future General Mark Millie's comments come a day after US and NATO troops officially began pulling out. Millie says the Afghan military is reasonably well equipped and trained, but is refraining from saying whether it can stand up to the Taliban without international help. India says new coronavirus cases dipped slightly today just under yesterday's record of more than 400,000 infections in a single day. But Covad deaths are up to another record number. And despite international help overwhelmed hospitals are still scrambling for supplies. Such me too product reports 12 people have died in one hospital in New Delhi that's run out of oxygen. The head of New Delhi's Batra hospital to local media. Their patients were without oxygen for more than an hour. Hospitals in the capital have been sending S O s mistress for oxygen all week. Shortage is also affecting non covert patients. A Children's hospital with six new bonds and intensive care came close to running out of oxygen on Saturday. Meanwhile, India's governed vaccination program is lagging behind the country opened vaccine eligibility for all adults this weekend, but hospitals and clinics in several states were unable to administer shots because they ran out of them. For NPR news. I'm such me to partake in Hyderabad, India. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says President Biden's multi trillion dollar plans for infrastructure jobs and families will not cause inflation. She says the U. S has tools to address it. If it does, stressing the spending will be phased in over a decade. In the meantime, signs of an improving economy have been driving big gains on Wall Street. And as NPR's David Goro reports new jobs data this week will indicate whether those gains will continue. Many economists expect another strong employment report when the Labor Department releases new figures on Friday. Current forecasts predict there were a million new jobs added in April, slightly more than the roughly 900,000 that were created in March. Report is the latest encouraging sign the U. S economy is improving. Businesses are reopening the number of first time applications for unemployment benefits has been falling. And according to the White House, more than 100 million Americans are fully vaccinated. Companies will continue to report quarterly earnings. And speaking of vaccines this week, we'll hear from Fizer and Madonna. David Gora. NPR NEWS New York in waters off the Florida Panhandle through the cover of darkness for astronauts in Space X is dragon resilient splash down overnight after a flight from the international space Station. Commander Mike Hopkins. Welcome them. We welcome you back to Planet Earth. And thanks for flying Space X for those of you enrolled in our frequent flyer program you ever in 68 million miles. This is NPR. And this is W When my C in New York I'm David First, A 29 year old man will face hate crime charges for allegedly vandalizing several synagogues last week in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Police say Jordan. Burnett was arrested yesterday after being stopped by officers for riding a bicycle against the flow of traffic. Authorities say surveillance video from the area shows he threw a rock through a van windshield. And was in a synagogue parking lot where religious prayer books were found thrown on the ground he suspected of shattering the windows of four synagogues last week. It was unclear whether Burnett has a lawyer who can comment on his behalf. For the first time during the pandemic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra is making music in public once again. But as Bill's able from K E. R A in Dallas, Texas, reports for NPR the musicians are not in New York. That musicians join Dallas Symphony players to form a first ever 100 person joined Orchestra in Dallas weekend concerts will raise money for their pandemic Musicians funds the hour long work for the limited audience.
"new delhi" 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.
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"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? 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 term 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. 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 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, 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 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 he's a columnist for The Wall Street Journal writes about India and South Asia. Thank you for your time. Thank you for having me on your show. It's double. Um, I see. There's more all things considered just ahead. Get this on Sunday for the Super Bowl. 25,000 fans are allowed on site in Tampa. Even the safety measures are in place on public health experts. Well, yeah, they have concerns. I worry that when you celebrate, particularly if there's alcohol involved, you let your guard down coming up adjusting to a pandemic. Super Bowl will have that and much more this hour on W and my C W N. Y C supporters include Apple TV plus presenting the 8 24 and Apple original film on the Rocks, a New York mother faced with doubts about her marriage teams up with her larger than life playboy Father to tail her husband, Maura, F..
"new delhi" 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..
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