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Pandemic power-grabs: autocrats seize Covid opportunism
"At the beginning of this year, protests were roiling India. For one hundred days, hundreds of thousands of Indians raged against proposed changes to citizenship laws that would discriminate against Muslims. It was the biggest campaign of civil resistance in decades. But the protests swiftly died out after local curfews were imposed in response to covid nineteen curfews that were particularly strict in mostly Muslim neighborhoods. Too many these new it seemed like a calculated move by the Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi quashing dissent under the cover of the pandemic we'll muddy don't believe. In. A televised address to the nation on Tuesday, he underscored the dangers of the virus and called for renewed vigilance as the country heads into it's festival season. Eve. The bobbly. Deployed but behind the scenes, there's growing evidence that he's been using the crisis for his own partisan ends. Last month citing the risk of covid nineteen spreading within India's parliament. He announced measures that severely hampered lawmakers questioning the government the opposition walked out allowing this mody to Ram through twenty five bills in three days. These kinds of authoritarian tactics are on the rise around the world. The think tank Freedom House counts eighty countries where the quality of democracy and respect for human rights have deteriorated this year. The pandemic has been terrible not only for the human body, but also for the body politic Robert Gassed economists foreign editor. With everyone's attention on covid nineteen, what a crats and would be autocrats in many parts of the world have figured out that they can do all kinds of bad things safe in the knowledge that the rest of the world will barely notice let alone object and where are the countries where this is the most worrying it's a completely global phenomenon. A one end you've got China, which was a dictatorship before the pandemic but has really cracked in Hong Kong the human rights abuses against the we have gotten worse this year we're finding a lot of places is that the pandemic gives governments very reasonable cause for tightening down on on civil liberties for reasons of public health. But. What then happens is that many of them have taken it further than that. So it's not just that they are restricting public gatherings to stop people spreading the virus. They're also using those rules to prevent demonstrations and protests against their own terrible policies and what does that kind of repression look like in practice So you take in Uganda for example, it was an opposition member of parliament called Francis. Zach. Who noticed that? He's constituents we're going hungry because of the recession caused by nineteen. So he's the give them some help you know packages of rice and sugar just to get them through the hard times. Government had said that only the government was allowed to give out food and if anyone else tried it the government said they do incompetently, the crowds would gather and that would spread the virus. So the president actually said, you know we will charge you with murder if you try to hand out food aid when you don't the government will from. The opposition member of parliament. He was very careful to do it in a way that wasn't going to spread the virus. do packages and have them delivered individually to people's doors on on the backs of motorcycles the day off the he did it the police came to his home. He says jumped the fence while he was showering through minivan dragged him off, put them in prison tortured. Him are unbelievably horribly and they said to him while doing doing it we can do anything we want to you because no one can come out and protest because there will look down because of the pandemic. And that's something we're hearing. All over the. World. And it seems in a lot of cases though that it it's these leaders are doubling down on the kinds of populist attitudes and policies that put them in power in the first place. That's exactly right now, one of the strange things about a panic about a contagious disease, and this is something we can see from academic work that's been done on prior pandemics is that people become a bit less rational and a bit more xenophobic if your political persona is someone who is going to stand Up to external threats, then pandemic is a great time to double down on that. So you see Narendra Modi is government in India has always named Muslims for many of the problems in India, and now they're blaming the most super spreaders of the virus in Bulgaria seeing Hauch lockdowns on Romany neighborhoods and others are Turkeys religious authorities blaming gay people first spreading the virus Malaysian officials are blaming migrant workers, some of whom have been caned and deported. So you're seeing lots of this stuff it's a strangely Popular response when people get and I suppose pandemic conditions make it somewhat easier for for autographs for governments to control message. Well absolutely you're seeing a significant increase in the number of restrictions on the press and it's usually done in the name of public health. So people will pass a law against spreading fake news about the virus, which would, of course be be dangerous and they used that to criminalise any criticism of the government's response to the virus, which is completely different things. So you think all over the place. So in Zimbabwe anyone who disseminates wall, they called false information that impedes the. Response to the virus can get up to twenty years in prison and they're arresting people for things like trying to visit in hospital opposition activists who've been been by the ruling party in. El. Salvador they purged seventy journalists and relaunched a state TV outlet on the the president said I. I'm am watching a very balanced news cost with grin and then adds i. don't know what the opposition will see because of course, what they will see is something that's actually pro ruling party. But look innocence global freedom was slipping autocracy in general sense was rising. I, mean how much of this? Can we definitively pin on the pandemic? You'll right global freedom has been declining since probably just about before the financial crisis of two thousand and seven to eight. So this represents a an acceleration of pre existing trend and with each individual violation of human rights you can never say I mean, it's it's like weather and climate change. You can never say this incident could not have happened without the pandemic I mean would would China's rulers still have inflicted such horrors on on the weekends this year without Covid nineteen with Thailand's King of grabbed nearly absolute powers. would. Would Egypt executed fifteen political prisoners in a single weekend this month maybe they would have done those things but these these outrages would surely have faced stronger opposition. If the whole world's attention had been focused on the pandemic, which is tossing everybody's lives in chaos and sucking up all the attention is much easier to get away with these things without the rest of the world looking at what you're doing. So we can be pretty confident that his a significant factor in why things have gone worse this year.
India’s Covid-19 Death Toll Passes 100,000
"Is confirming 100,000 Corona virus deaths, putting its death toll behind the U. S. And Brazil Prime Minister Narendra Modi is being sharply criticized for his handling of the outbreak.
India Surpasses Brazil, Moves Into 2nd Place For COVID-19 Cases
"The United States still has more corona virus cases than any other nation on Earth but India is catching up the US for the record has more than six point two million cases. India is now second in the world with four point two, million Joanna slater is the India Bureau chief for The Washington Post and is on the line from New Delhi. Welcome to the program. Punky what's going wrong in India Well India is in a very difficult predicament. At the moment it has a situation where the number of infections is large and accelerating and the economy is hobbled and there's no sign that infections have peaked. So it's really just it's just a very, very tough situation although I'm thinking about four point two million is an appalling number of cases but we are talking about a country of more than a billion people were I suppose it it might be possible for this to be happening and you don't even realize it. Do you do you? Do you sense it as you walk along the streets of New Delhi that something is happening here You certainly sense it into a far as you see people wearing masks most of the people here are wearing masks but not all of them, and once again there traffic jams in Delhi, for example, where I live. And things have basically reopened after a very severe lockdown earlier earlier this spring. So you don't necessarily see it in the streets, but there is, of course, a growing sense of concerned at at the number of cases and how quickly they're rising our hospitals doing. Hospitals at the moment are holding up. There was a moment earlier in the outbreak in May and June when it really did look like the healthcare system was going to buckle in places like Mumbai and Delhi meter, we spoke to a number of families who had just desperate searches for hospital beds for their loved ones only to be turned away again and again. And told that the hospitals were full in those two big cities, the situation ease a little bit over the summer. But now it is it is getting worse again, and one of the other worrisome things that's happening now is the virus is moving or has moved from India cities to its vast hinterland where the health system is is even less equipped to cope. Joiner, you've mentioned a few elements that can affect the spread of the corona virus talked about lockdown and a reopening. You talked about people wearing masks. Does the government have a clear strategy and clear set of priorities here and if so what are they? The government has had different priorities different points in time it tried implementing severe lockdown with about four hours. Notice it shut down this entire country of one point, three billion people but the result was economic devastation. So it had to relax those restrictions. It had to reverse course, and that is the strategy it has adopted now, and that's the direction in which India is going toward progressive reopening. The only major thing that remains closed in India now is is schools. Whether the government is going to reassess that strategy or second-guessed that that strategy we don't now know now at the moment, but there is no no sign of it. I'm thinking about the current world leader in cases the United States the President President Trump's administration just as a statement of fact has had chaotic messaging. The president's often endorsed conspiracy theories contradicted his own public health officials, and of course, you have state officials going their own ways and attempting their own strategies. How does the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Compares Prime Minister Modi. Threat and spoken about it clearly. Yes he has. That is a major difference between India and the United States and Brazil as well. So unlike president trump or president bolsonaro prime minister Modi has downplayed the virus or told Indian citizens to go about their normal lives. He has consistently talked about the virus as a very dangerous threat and from the beginning has appeared in public with either Moscow or face covering. Is it possible that that the speed of this virus is going to cause a lockdown whether the government does it or not people are just not going to be willing to go about their lives As of now, I don't think so because the silver lining if I can use that term is that the number of deaths in India according to official statistics it's still relatively low. So there's not that same public pressure that you might see. Elsewhere. The slater, thanks for the update. Really appreciate it. Having. Joanna's slater is the India Bureau chief for The Washington Post and she's a New Delhi.
Twitter confirms account of India PM Modi's personal website hacked
"Does with your account of the Indian. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been hacked social media. Giant says studied is aware of the breach and has taken steps to secure to compromise
The South Asian Identity In The Current Political Moment
"To prime spots at the political conventions went to two Indian American women Nikki Haley and Kamala Harris, who each leaned into their South Asian immigrant identity and their speeches. Here's Haley, former U. S ambassador to the U. N kicking off the Republican National Convention yesterday. This is personal for me. I am the proud daughter of Indian immigrants. They came to America and settled in a small southern town. My father wore a turban. My mother wore sari. Meanwhile, last week while accepting the Democratic nomination for Vice President, Kamala Harris thanked her mother for raising her to be proud of her Indian heritage. We're here to talk through this moment for South Asian Americans in American politics is Kartik Rama Krishnan. He's a professor of public policy at U C. Riverside. Hey, they're welcome. Thank you for having me so to conventions to women, speaking about their families and their upbringing, with so many Americans watching what these two moments represent, do you think It's a pretty remarkable moment. When you look at the Indian American population. It has grown tremendously in the last two decades, of course, in the case of comely Harris and Nikki Haley They were born and you know, the 19 sixties and early 19 seventies. So you know they've been part of a prior wave of Indian American migration. But still, the vast majority of Indian Americans have arrived in the United States since 1965. And it's remarkable to see how quickly the next generation has come up in politics and how big a deal is their national political political prominence for The South Asian community here in the states. This is a big deal. I mean, what you've seen, for example, is more and more Indian Americans running for office. So you have the so called Samosa Caucus, which had five Indian American members of Congress If you include the House and the Senate after 2018 I think what you're going to see now and especially with Harris. His candidacy is even more people getting inspired more Indian American South Asians more generally, and especially Asian American women feeling inspired to run for office and I think the same you're probably going to see on the Republican side, although When you look at candidates running for office where Indian American, the vast majority of them tend to be Democrat rather than Republican. Well, I was just about to ask is we hear so much about Latino voters? Black voters, other groups. I was going to ask which way understanding is hardly monolithic, but which way South Asian voters tend to lean in and how big a role they could play in 2020. The South Asian voters tend to lean Democrat and pretty heavily Democrat. One way to think about this is that they tend to be the most Democrat leaning either in terms of their party identification or presidential vote choice among all of the Asian American groups on DH there, Lina stronger than among Latinos but less strong than among African Americans. So that's a kind of good benchmark. Now there has been a lot of out its by the Trump administration. So President Trump had a rally in Houston called Howdy movie Rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He made a high profile trip to India this year as well. That said, it's really going to be hard to shift in the American voters and other South Asians given their partisan lean and also where they stand on the issues and on most issues like health care and immigration. And gun control in the environment. They tend to be progressive, so it's going to be a group that's going to be very difficult to dislodge from the Democratic column that was Professor Kartik Ramakrishnan of UC Riverside talking about the Indian American vote. It's about 1.8 million Indian Americans who will be eligible to vote in this coming November's election.
India opposition seeks probe into Facebook's ties with Modi's BJP
"Lawmakers in India WanNA question facebook about extremist posts on its platform. Several politicians there have called for a probe into the company and even suggested that facebook changed the management team at India operation. This follows a Wall Street Journal article. Last week that detailed what some facebook employees said was a pattern of favouritism toward the ruling BJP political party as well as Hindu hardliners. Here's our facebook reporter Jeff Horwitz. What our reporting found was that in a number of instances, facebook's public policy operation in India had intervened in ways that benefitted India's ruling party, the property of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. And One of those examples was about publicizing election related abuses of the platform that might have been tied to the BJP a another example of it was overturning or blocking a decision by facebook safety staff that some BJP lawmakers had been engaged in some. Olic hate speech against. The community and even though these people qualified facebook's own safety staff for permanent banned from the platform, they didn't get banned because of the political fallout concerns. Jeff says it's pretty significant that lawmakers are making these kinds of calls in India in particular a couple reasons I first is India is the largest market in which facebook operates in terms of number of users in terms population. And there and remotely. Kind of widely recognized to have very adeptly used social media to build the coalition to get himself into office in the first place. So there's kind of a sense that facebook was pretty key to his rise. In fact, facebook had previously trumpeted how great it was, how successful Mr Moody had been in using the platform. So the sense that there might be potentially some bias creeping in. Was I think pretty concerning to a whole bunch of both opposition politicians and civil society sorts. A spokeswoman facebook didn't immediately respond to requests for comment but the company has said that it prohibits hate speech in violence globally
Facebook faces heat in India after report on hate speech posts
"Lawmakers in India WanNA question facebook about extremist posts on its platform. Several politicians there have called for a probe into the company and even suggested that facebook changed the management team at India operation. This follows a Wall Street Journal article. Last week that detailed what some facebook employees said was a pattern of favouritism toward the ruling BJP political party as well as Hindu hardliners. Here's our facebook reporter Jeff Horwitz. What our reporting found was that in a number of instances, facebook's public policy operation in India had intervened in ways that benefitted India's ruling party, the property of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. And One of those examples was about publicizing election related abuses of the platform that might have been tied to the BJP a another example of it was overturning or blocking a decision by facebook safety staff that some BJP lawmakers had been engaged in some. Olic hate speech against. The community and even though these people qualified facebook's own safety staff for permanent banned from the platform, they didn't get banned because of the political fallout concerns. Jeff says it's pretty significant that lawmakers are making these kinds of calls in India in particular a couple reasons I first is India is the largest market in which facebook operates in terms of number of users in terms population. And there and remotely. Kind of widely recognized to have very adeptly used social media to build the coalition to get himself into office in the first place. So there's kind of a sense that facebook was pretty key to his rise. In fact, facebook had previously trumpeted how great it was, how successful Mr Moody had been in using the platform. So the sense that there might be potentially some bias creeping in. Was I think pretty concerning to a whole bunch of both opposition politicians and civil society sorts. A spokeswoman facebook didn't immediately respond to requests for comment but the company has said that it prohibits hate speech in violence globally regardless of the poster political position or party affiliation.
"prime minister narendra modi" Discussed on KCRW
"As Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ian for the national flag. Usually tens of thousands of people are dead more these Independence Day address to the nation. Today, there were only about 4000 guests seated six feet about In his speech money highlighted India's efforts to develop a code in a virus vaccine and praised health workers. India has the third highest score with 19 caseload behind the U. S and Brazil. For NPR News. I'm such me that bottle in Mumbai, South Korea's set to begin implementing stronger social distancing rules for the capital in the surrounding area. The measures air set to go into effect tomorrow despite a surgeon krone virus infections 1000 stage demonstrations of downtown Seoul today. Japan today marks 75 years since its surrender in World War two during an annual ceremony Emperor Nero he, too, expressed remorse for his country's wartime past. Meanwhile, South Korean President Moon Jae in is offering talks with Japan to resolve wartime grievances. He spoke in a nationally televised speech today. Saying his government has left the door open for talks over compensation for a Korean subjected to wartime forced labor. This is NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation Commemorating Fred Cooper by supporting public radio programming that highlights issues including diversity, racism, equality, anti Semitism and sexism. And the N E. E. Casey Foundation. Zocalo Public square presents when women vote a three event Siri's marking the 1/100 anniversary of the 19th Amendment with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County on.
One nation, under gods? Indias divisive temple
"Off. Today India's Prime Minister Narendra. Modi. Traveled to the northeastern city of yoga which was hung with saffron flags and more than one hundred, thousand jobs. He came to lay the first stone of temple to Rahm incarnation of the Hindu God vishnu with believed was born in the city. This isn't the standard fare of a politician pressing the flesh for a photo op. It fulfils a promise Mr Moody made as a young politician to return to iota only when construction on a new temple began. Key. Speech at the dedication broadcast into the whole country he said the temple would be a symbol of unity that the weight of centuries and today. Agreement nation. Idea A symbol of unity. It is not the weight of centuries as Mr Moody and his BJP party see it goes back to the founding of a mosque on the site that was razed to the ground nearly thirty years ago. When we're talking about a Yoda today, we're talking about a very specific place just a couple of acres off the center of town where there was a great big mosque built in the sixteenth century and destroyed by Hindu activists in nineteen ninety-two. Alex. TREBEK's is the economists India correspondent based in Delhi the site of that former mosque is what's under contention? It's been the most controversial. Acre. In all of India. Ever since and the question is whether or not Hindus may bill the temple to Rahm right there and so how did things progressive since nineteen ninety two when the the mosque was destroyed how does that end up as a temple concentration today? It's been a terribly. Tortuous story through the courts after decades of legal stasis and very bizarre humiliation the supreme. Court. Last November, few months after Narendra Modi Wins, wapping reelection decides that the most crucial part of the ground ought to be given to the Hindus go ahead and build the temple that you've been clamoring for these decades. The court noted that the demolition of the mosque illegal in sort of compensation that no one appreciated very much allocated several acres of idle land outside the town to Muslims. In effect, the court just gave the Hindus white they had wanted and I mean the Hindu nationalists, the very groups that had clamored for the destruction of the mosque and eighty is a ninety S. And so what precisely is happening today then so today is the last of three days of the ceremony. Put. In which people most notably the prime minister are doing various prayers, offering ritual sacrifices, and so on. Around the site itself most spectacularly in the middle of all the Prime Minister Narendra. Modi ritually lifted into place the forty kilograms silver brick, which serves as temples foundation stone. Now it's consecrated and all its left is to keep on raising money and build the actual structure itself and what's the reaction been from Muslims about this this contentious building. You know in a way Muslims and everyone cares about civil rights and the secular foundation of India knows what to say no. One's happy about it. firebrand Muslim leader in Parliament Assadi. Noisy has criticized the prime minister going to a religious event and it's indeed striking that the prime minister should be there on the temple grounds with a bunch of priests and Politicos all mixed in as if they were a single class, it's shocking if you've been sleeping under a rock as India's changed in recent years and in fact, I was Struck that there have been no mass protests by Muslim groups either after the Supreme Court's decision last November nor today it doesn't mean they're happy about it. But at this point, the thing to protest, we talked a lot about Narendra Modi's brand of Hindu nationalism I. Guess This is kind of a pinnacle. Then for his aims I mean what? What does this mean for him and his party it is a pinnacle of sorts but I think it's more important to look at this as the end of a long first stage of Hindu nationalism. Movement. In India. We're looking at something more like a capstone than a foundation stone and at the same time this date August fifth was chosen for quite obvious reason. It's the first anniversary of this government very bold move to strip the state of jump in Kashmir India's only Muslim state a year ago of its status as a state and rule it directly from Delhi that was one of the main three goals that the Hindu nationalist movement had till. Now now, the third of those goals creating a uniform civil code that would bind. Muslim family law into line with Hindu and secular family law governs most of the rest of India is a less inspiring goal and it's been half accomplished. Already what Mr Moody is going to need in future is another another series of rallying cries like build the temple and where he's GonNa find them it's just not obvious at this point. So today's ceremony is is not a cause for for great triumph. This is this is not the the the end of this long road for the Jay he's hindu-nationalist goals and therefore mission accomplished. This is a triumph. Yes. By all rights Mr, Modi a good one to be taking the victory lap for his party is ideologically movement but that's also very backwards looking Mr Moody was elected with a terrific share of the parliamentary seats in two thousand fourteen in the first place. Because of these hindu-nationalist goals which attracted the devotion of his base, but because Indians were eager for change for economic development and good technocratic governance of a sort that he seemed specially poised to offer, there are various reforms for which he and his government can claim credit over the past six years. But there are many many more disappointments and in particular over the past two years say before the covid nineteen pandemic and then much much worse since it's begun, India's facing an economic crisis, it's every indicator is worse than they've been in a generation. So there's GonNa be a very strongly felt need. A week the opposition to come up with some way of rallying the country some nationalistic theme or series of themes to distract from the sort of impasse in India finds itself had economically this Hindu. Nationalist ideology offers no guidance towards what India's trade policy ought to be say or how environmental law to be fixed or scrapped. They've got a steady ideology, but it's not tacked onto any particular policies at this point i. think that the government we have in place right now strong government but in dark turbulent times is going to be almost desperate to find something to replace the impetus with. Altogether, though these changes that have already gone through, do you think it chips away at the basis of modern India's government? The the idea that religion shouldn't be a part of it. Yeah I think that India as we know it maybe as an idea we almost to retire Mahatma? Gandhi. Still on on every currency note but this is not Ghandi's India anymore you might almost say that the the anti-secularist of one it's now very ordinary to see symbols of state power mixed with. Symbols of sectarian dominance over the hindu-majority expressing itself often revanchist terms, which is why this template a Yoda really does. Alex thanks very much for joining US Jason. Thanks very much.
Indian PM Modi to lead temple ceremony
"A ceremony is getting under way in which the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, were laid the foundation stone off a new Hindu temple in the northern city of Ayodhya. Both Hindus and Muslims claim ownership over the site. The construction of the temple for the God Ram was a key election promise of Mr Modi's Hindu nationalist B. J. P Targeted LeMay reports from Mumbai. Ayothya has been decorated with flowers, lamps and murals for the event. For many, it's a day of celebration. Others see it as a sign of India turning towards Hindu nationalism. The holy site has been at the center of one of the most violent disputes between Hindus and Muslims in the country. Historic mosque that stood at the location was destroyed in 1992 by people who believe it was built over the birthplace of one of Hinduism's most prominent gods. This triggered religious rites in many parts of the country. Last year, India's top caught allowed a Hindu temple to be built at the site.
Indian PM Modi at virtual Int'l Yoga Day event
"Yes it is yes is celebrating international yoga day at home this year amid the corona virus pandemic Indians tend to mark international yoga day with math yoga sessions but that hasn't been possible this year because of code but nineteen so many of them followed online give the classes instead Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's address the nation to mark the day telling people that yoga does not discriminate eight goals be Andres Isla gender a trade and investment species came to international yoga day is yoga at home reflecting the need to comply with social distancing measures in place to limit the spread of the new coronavirus I'm Sarah basses
India's Prime Minister Announces $270 Billion COVID-19 Rescue Package
"India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a two hundred and seventy billion dollars economic package to help the country cope with the impact of the corona virus.
India's prime minister announces huge virus relief package
"India's prime minister Narendra Modi's has announced a two hundred sixty billion dollar corona virus package pretty scant details so far on what it entails India has also re open parts of its huge
India locks down its 1.3 billion people for 21 days
"I'm Anthony Davis. India has begun the world's largest lockdown today as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in a TV address. Wanting one point three eight billion citizens to stay inside will risk inviting the pandemic into their homes. And pledging two billion dollars to bolster the country's beleaguered healthcare system the move puts nearly one fifth of the world's population under lockdown. The announcement set off panic in many neighborhoods as people rushed to markets to stock up on supplies at many places. Police tried to disperse crowds outside stores. Indian health officials have reported four hundred sixty nine active cases of Kovic nineteen and ten deaths. Officials have repeatedly insisted there is no evidence yet of localized spread but if conducted relatively scant testing for the disease in a country where tens of millions live in dense urban areas with irregular access to clean water experts said local spreading is inevitable but since the World Health Organization declared the corona virus a global pandemic triggering. India's government to invoke a British Raj era epidemic act giving it sweeping powers to contain the disease the cases have been growing rapidly and according to Modi have the potential to spread like wildfire in recent days. India had gradually expanded stay at home. Orders banned international and domestic flights and suspended passenger service on its extensive rail system until the thirty first of March. It was not clear what the
India goes under 14-hour lockdown to curb coronavirus spread
"Hello Ron Neal newness with the B. B. C. news more than a billion people in India are being asked to stay at home to combat the corona virus pandemic before the fourteen hour lockdown came into effect the prime minister Narendra Modi's told people to avoid crowds and to practice social discontent social distancing three hundred and fifteen coronavirus infections have been recorded so far in India from Delhi here's a pair Ahmed it's unprecedented over one billion people are staying indoors from seven in the morning until nine in the evening on Sunday the was second most populous country is observing the prime minister Narendra Modi's advice of staying in self imposed curfew to fight the spread of coronavirus the otherwise crowded and chaotic streets and bustling bazaars banner completely deserted look
Namaste Trump: US president fills world's largest cricket stadium for political rally
"Almost two weeks ago the US president. Donald Trump was in India for a quick two-day tour. They were no major announcements expected but donald trump was to speak in front of over one hundred thousand people at huge cricket stadium in the city of Ahmedabad it was an event that piqued the interest of South Asia correspondent. James Ocean Bash. It turns out local media when more than a little curious why an Australian journalist had decided to go along to the spectacle on me. That's the sound of more than one hundred thousand people welcoming. Us President Donald Trump at a new cricket stadium in Ahmedabad not just any cricket stadium the largest in the world. According to seating capacity the president is used to speaking at large political rallies but even hey admitted awake lighter went back in the US that this was something special. This was a political party. Indian style music was blasting people were dancing in the stands paper masks and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and president trump will being worn with glee and they were baseball caps with trump's name on them. Lots of baseball caps the back of the stadium. I'm sitting among many local media and a few other foreign journalists just trying to absorb it all and then something unexpected happened. An Indian TV journalists came up to me and asked if she could interview me a mistrial Ian replied assuming that she thought I was an American. It doesn't matter. She showed me turns out. She wanted a foreign perspective about Modi meeting trump. Why was an Australian journalist here? Does this change the way USTRALIA views? India is big news back home those sorts of questions now. India has a lot of rolling news channels more than twenty. I'm told and that means a lot of hours have to be filled with content on. Saint Live crosses done here for less so when I figured why. Not and within a minute of saying yes. We relies when all of this about say the cell but I will give you a sense of that. Maybe guests with me right now. James Lee Denisov Eaton. That's fine birth names off food related daily. Denise these all Geisha going to spawn in with ABC The Australian Broadcasting Corporation. James. I want to ask you. You obviously definitely give me the foreign media perspective. Paul you wheeling this particular democracies these elitist. Then you've seen a lot of billboards around which summit ipod nausea you've got the world's largest democracy welcoming the first democracy in fact the most powerful democracy so I certainly pro-meta Strategy and perspective with a lot of interest in how they get along and how countries get along as well On. Tv The interviewer and occupying about a third of the screen. Another thirties live pictures of the rally and surrounding. Those two boxes are distracting amount of flashing graphics with the American Flag Waving on screen and headlines about mody welcoming trump constantly changing before the viewers is Indian media is certainly more shoddy than back harm and that includes the news animations anyway back to the interview Australia itself. It's always how to focus on China and you can say that starting to shift quite significantly and even the fries. Indo Pacific is one that you hear a lot more nowadays now. That's the point of made a fair bit recently. In fact the last time I was on this program I said I expected to hear more from India incoming years but if that's true change will surely be gradual industrial change. The Way Australia looks at in there. I wouldn't say a particularly changes to why you've seen to be honest. I likely wouldn't have gone to Ahmedabad either. Weren't for this. Visual spectacle with Donald Trump went on to discuss Australia Mont possibly join India Japan and the US in naval exercises this year or next and that was the end of the interview. Only Latin that perhaps the media not belong to either in America. Third-country thought that would be the end of it. I sat back down waiting for the main event to start but then a man with a golden microphone started chatting to me. He was a reporter with another news station India. Today within minutes on back on the air answering the sign. Top of questions. There was also a bit of Banter about how Australia no longer had the largest cricket stadium in fact that was repeated to me several times in the Strip opposite studio me like this random person who answered a question about Donald Trump explaining that the M. C. J. was no longer the world's largest cricket stadium minutes after the interview with India. Today I had another request for a TV interview and then another eventually. I decided because I had my own reporting to concentrate on now as I mentioned before. There's a lot rolling news platforms in India. Sorry grubbing may or any foreign Janai for an interview. Could just be filler. But it did get me thinking about the rise of India. He had the president of the United States showering India. And it's people with price. I got the sense that this was a proud moment for many here. Regardless of their politics it signified a in. The wider world is viewing India having foreign journalists to report on that reinforce this view but regardless of what the future holds for India. It seems one thing. That's not in dispute. They now have the world's largest Cricket Stadium Great Story there with South Asia correspondent James Oaten.
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.
Trump Says U.S.-India to Sign $3 Billion in Defense Deals
"President trump is wrapping up his two day visit to India suggesting the U. S. and India it may be able to reach a comprehensive trade agreement later this year hashish me to Pontiac reports trump met with India's prime minister Narendra Modi's earlier today in New Delhi the two leaders said they had made tremendous progress too it's a trade deal they did announce a defense agreement president trump said India would buy more than three billion dollars worth of advanced military equipment from the U. S. including helicopters at a news conference trump also suggested Democrats opposed to Vermont senator Bernie Sanders presidential bid leaked classified intelligence from a congressional briefing indicating Moscow wants Sanders to win
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"Elian Charleston Monday night president trump and First Lady melania on day two of a two day trip to India tossed flower petals on a memorial to my Hondas K. Gandhi in New Delhi meeting with prime minister Narendra Modi in Hyderabad Mr trump praised Moti for their joint rally on Monday every year more than investors spooked by the spreading coronavirus drove the Dow more than a thousand points lower on Monday even the broadest and P. five hundred lost one hundred eleven points Caleb silver is editor in chief at Investopedia what's unusual is that all nine super sectors of the S. and P. five hundred are in sell off mode so there's a computer lesion among investors and they're basically selling everything shares in Asia were mixed in Tuesday trading it won't take up the case until fall but the Supreme Court says it will hear a dispute over Philadelphia's Catholic social services and its refusal to place foster children with same sex couples you're listening to ABC news from the W. Y. O. D. twenty four hour traffic center get overnight construction in Miami Dade County got the express lane shutdown southbound ninety five and with good overnight construction on the turnpike is wealth northbound approaching coral reef drive four right lanes are blocked headed south bound to find three right lanes blocked at the Tamiami trail that overnight construction in Broward county has the express lanes blocked southbound on I. seventy five headed toward Sheridan street get extravagant date thirty minutes I'm.
Trump heads to India in first trip as president
"President trump is expected to receive a huge welcome in India as he's about to arrive for his first official visit crowds of people are filling a cricket stadium in the western city of Ahmedabad where Mr trump will address a rally with the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi our correspondent a ruling today Mukherjee is there many experts are saying this is that never been seen before for any foreign dignitary this kind of scale and bump around twelve million dollars have been spent on this entire event but having said that there are several critical issues that many experts are also pointing out that still remain between India and the U. S. for instance the trade deal which continues to be a very major sticking point between both nations the other critical aspect would also be some of the uncomfortable questions that are likely to be raised by Donald Trump one of those issues could occur shimmy boxed on as well as the bill that India has introduced which many are seen to be discriminatory towards
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"Prime minister Narendra Modi met with leaders of his Hindu nationalist, Bharatiya Janata Party Friday after his victory in national elections, Mody met with his outgoing cabinet as part of a series of post-election formalities before it can be sworn in as India's. New prime minister the election commission announced the BJP one three hundred three out of five hundred twenty five seats in the lower house of parliament after the official vote count finished Friday. That's well beyond the simple majority of party in India needs to form a government. British Prime Minister Theresa may says she's stepping down over failed Brexit negotiations AP's, Charles de LA desma reports the race is now on for contenders. Looking to take her place, as voice broke, she announced she will step down as conservative party. The on June seven sparking a contest to become within the next prime minister, I will show leaves the job that it is being the owner of my life to hold the second female prime minister, but certainly not the lost. I do so with no ill-will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country. I love may said she will continue as prime minister while conservative leadership. Contest takes place. Charleston desma London. Eighteen radio news. I'm Jacky Quin. A setback for the Trump administration's plan to use a -mergency funding.
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"Five thirty five back now to all things considered. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Ari Shapiro. And I'm Audie Cornish. The world's biggest democracy. India is holding elections. Prime minister Narendra Modi is running for a second term this week. We're bringing you a series of stories about social issues that matter in this election is a member of a Hindu nationalist party. That's changing the map of India NPR's Lorne fair reports on how the names of Indian cities and landmarks are being changed. And what that says about how Indians view their history. Millions of Hindus splashed into the Ganges river this winter as part of the world's biggest Hindu gathering the Coon Mela. Which for centuries took place in a city with a Muslim name a law. Hobart Indian is a majority Hindu country that was ruled by Muslim empire the moguls for more than three hundred years after that the British the name Aloha came from a mogul emperor in the sixteenth century last year officials from prime minister, Narendra Modi's, Hindu, nationalist, party change, the name of this city to progress name of an earlier Hindu settlement here, it might seem like a merely bureaucratic hassle. High court is keeping the name LA LA. So is the local university at the head post office postmaster from not yet Deb's says he will change the name on the sign outside along with a lot of rubber stamps inside. All the names Albie stamps ought to be it will take time. The issue here though is not just the name of one seat in the past five years, Hindu, nationalist politicians. Have renamed towns streets airports, and one of the country's biggest train stations a generation ago. Bombay was renamed Mumbai Madras became Chen nine, but this is a new wave of name changes. And it's not about a racing colonial titles. It's about a racing Muslim ones. About one in six Indians is Muslim they're the biggest faith group after Hindus in law. Many Muslims trace their lineage back centuries. If Bisky other children headed digits. His some. Businessman. You're speaking more quietly and more quietly. Yeah. Ashraf made is a Muslim IT business owner who spoke furtively when I met him outside his neighborhood mosque this is a country where Hindu-Muslim riots have a ruptured many times has this situation for Muslims changed. No nothing yet. You said, yes. You can almost. This is your nervous. Yeah. Cutting situation on policies. He worries that a racing his hometown's Muslim name is a step toward a racing. His history. His identity disenfranchising India's Muslim citizens Moody's government has also proposed new Indian law that grants citizenship to anyone facing religious persecution in neighboring countries, except if they're Muslim. Done. We cannot let Muslim invaders from centuries ago. Define us today says the man behind many of these name changes Yogi Aditya, NAT the chief minister of India's biggest state who taught process, he's a Hindu priest and a member of prime minister Modi's ruling party, he's frequently railed against Muslims for allegedly committing what he calls love jihad marrying Hindu girls historian hero Chaturvedi was at his office at the university of LA LA when he first heard about the name change, but it was the university, and I was to us. He's a Hindu too. But he's totally against the name change look around the city. He says. Global village. And absolutely intact. View main things Griffey. This is the land of those Muslim emperors and also of the Buddha, and of Gandhi diversity is India's strength Chaturvedi says but in entire lifetime after casting off colonial rule India's now reclaiming its Hindu nece or Hindutva. The push has been led by Modi's Bhartiya Janata Party or BJP, and it's not only renaming cities. It's also rewriting school textbooks..
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"I'm Rhonda rock. The upcoming release of the mullahs report marks not only the end of one investigation. But the start of another Senator Lindsey Graham says at the FBI is going to open a counterintelligence investigation against the presidential candidate that you have to have a very good reason Graham says he's to hear the attorney general we'll investigate why the FBI did open such a probe in July twenty sixteen. I am intrigued by the idea of this working group or some group looking at the other side of the ledger. Attorney general bar will also look into whether the FBI lied to the FIS accords to obtain a warrant allowing it to spy on the Trump campaign by new Capitol Hill polls have opened in the first phase of India's general elections voters in eighteen Indian states two union. Territories begin casting ballots Thursday the first day of a seven phase election staggered over six weeks in the country of one point three billion people election, the world's largest democratic exercise. Is seen as a referendum on prime minister Narendra Modi? North Dakota's governor has signed legislation to restrict use of special medical instruments to perform an abortion the new law signed by Doug Burgum makes it a crime in North Dakota for Dr to use instruments such as clamps scissors and forceps during an abortion procedure the law. Also outlaws the second trimester abortion, commonly known as dilation and evacuation terms such abortions dismemberment of violation could result in a felony charge. Punishable by up to five years in prison and a ten thousand dollar fine. Bill becomes effective if a federal appeals court or the US supreme court allow enforcement pending anticipated legal challenges, George von reporting. Vice president Pence told the Security Council at the UN Wednesday. The Trump administration's determined to remove President Nicolas.
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"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 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, must 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 March. There are more monarch butterflies taking a winter vacation in Mexico this year compared to last Mexico's national Commissioner for protected natural areas said the population of monarchs in central Mexico's up one hundred forty four percent. Scientists have warned the jumped doesn't mean the butterflies migrate from Canada. And the United States are out of danger. The director of World Wildlife Fund in Mexico cautioned that the butterflies like other insects see their annual populations rise and fall and the monarchs have had a declining trend this year is number was positive. But there's no guarantee it'll continue for example, above average temperatures in Texas next year old caused problems for the monarch production last spring cold temperatures north of taxes cut the butterflies there to lay their eggs. But when it's warmer, they wander farther north too soon and the population doesn't grow as well. Vice media says it's cutting two hundred fifty jobs globally as it seeks to shore up its profitability in the latest layoff announcement to come from the media industry. A company spokeswoman says the cuts will affect about ten percent devices staff, which is about twenty five hundred employees. She says vice does plan to add jobs in departments such as sales and digital news as it focuses on its units with potential for growth demands. For governor to resign. I'm Tim Maguire, the AP newsmen at Democrats and Republicans say Virginia democratic governor. Ralph Northam should resign after his nineteen Eighty-four medical school yearbook photo page show him either in black face or a Klan robe. He has apologized admitting to being one of the two in the photo. He did not say he would resign democratic presidential hopefuls Juliane Castro and Kamala Harris as well as the NWC P all say he should step down. President Trump is withdrawing the. US from a nuclear arms treaty because Russia's defied the nineteen eighty-seven pack for years. They hope that we're able to get everybody in a very big and beautiful room and do a new treaty that would be much better. But because certainly I would like to see that the treaty eliminated medium range nuclear armed weapons. Russia has six months to get back into compliance before the US withdrawal is complete. I'm Tim McGuire..
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"Skirt officials say a suicide bomber targeted Libya's foreign ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday killing three people. According to one report this attack began when a car bomb exploded, just outside the foreign ministry, then gunman managed to penetrate, the building there were reports that at least one of the attackers was a suicide bomber who detonated an explosive device thin. Clouds of smoke was seeing rising from the offices is not yet known who might have been behind the attack, but Libya has endured years of lawlessness. Humorous militias and groups active, including the Islamic state group, that's BBC's Alan Johnston reporting the death toll from an attack the Afghan capital's climb to forty the health ministry said Tuesday as police and rescue workers combed through the smoldering public welfare building where the gunman held out for eight hours against security forces. This is townhall dot com. It is prime minister Narendra Modi has officially opened the country's longest road and rail bridge. An Indian government minister described the opening of the bridge today as a huge Christmas gift from the prime minister to the northeast the country, bogey. Let's take in more than twenty years to build a nearly five kilometers. It's described as India's longest road rail bridge, and one of the longest in Asia, it will cut travel times and improve links with the rest of the country. It's also part of a broader plan to improve India's defense of its border with China, but not everyone is pleased. But men who ferried people across a now out of the job the BBC's, Jill mcgivering police. Use tear gas and fired in the air Tuesday to disperse thousands of protesters attempting to March on the presidential palace to demand that Omar. The share.
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"At one hundred eighty meters high and customer than four hundred thirty million dollars to build the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi says it will attract tourists to the western state of Gujarat. But critics argue that the structure is a waste of public money. This is the globalist. Stay tuned. Taiwan has offered its immediate. Congratulations to the new far-right president of Brazil J, both narrow it might appear. An opportunistic move by nation with full diplomatic ties to fewer than twenty allies around the world the thing that sounds in the wave Taiwan's global. Ambitions is China. His political might discourage us diplomatic links with Taiwan, which it regards as a breakaway territory, but the arrival of both scenario poses a challenge for China in the lead up to his election win. He described China's interests in the Latin American region as predatory and Taiwan may to capsulize on the new administration skepticism of established diplomatic gnomes will joining us to explain Moore's professor Seve's tongue son of who's the director of the China Institute. So s in London, Steve thanks so much for coming in China is Brazil's largest trading partner for man trying to fix the economy, isn't branding Beijing, predatory pretty suicidal. Well, I. I think he is intending to be suicidal. I think is the kind of mathworks who thinks that he can get away with it. And he's publicly using that to try to get better deals with the Chinese. I don't think we're looking at Brazil tries to break is economic relationship with China and go is on way, that's not going to happen. So he's just taking a leaf out of the Donald Trump playbook. He each taking a leaf out of the Donald Trump playbook. But he's also I think in a sense convinced that he is right in his not entirely wrong to disrupt China's approach in Latin America relationship, economic relationship with Brazil as slightly mutually beneficial also slightly heavier on one side than the other. So he could describe it as predatory. But if is all his going than that relationship will break down China. We'll punish Brazil. And Brazil would and I have to buckle. So Brazil doesn't officially recognize Taiwan. But in February whilst he was still a candidate both in our visit visited the country. This isn't a new friendship. I mean, this is quite an established relationship then. Well. The the the has been a good working relationship between Brazil and Chaiwan, but it is difficult change. This has never happened before in a relationship should pursue anti one for the last twenty thirty years. So it's never been a break from the past. Which is why the government in Taiwan responded so quickly to her to his electoral victory now. I don't think the time when he's seriously expect preceived to switch recognition from Beijing to Taipei that would be a bridge too far..
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"Live from NPR news in Culver City, California. I'm Dwayne Brown. Authorities in northern India say at least fifty eight people are dead after a train ran into a crowd at a religious festival as NPR's Lauren Freya reports from Mumbai the victims apparently didn't realize they had strayed onto the train tracks. It's the Hindu festival of do Shera. When faithful burn effigies of the demon Ravana, hundreds of people had gathered on both sides of train tracks on the outskirts of Brits are in northern India. Firecrackers apparently drowned out the sound of an oncoming train on Twitter. Prime minister Narendra Modi's said the tragedy is heart-wrenching India's railways minister is in the US, but has cancelled all engagements and is heading home. The state government of Punjab is declared two days of official mourning starting Saturday accidents are common on India's sprawling train network. But this is the deadliest one. In years. Lauren Freyer NPR news Mumbai homeland security officials say voting infrastructure remains secure less than three weeks away from the big midterm elections. But homeland security undersecretary Chris cribs says some foreign countries are still trying to undermine confidence of American voters through social media. And other means we continue to see Russians and increasingly Iranian other Chinese actors continue to use social media to influence the American public to draw. So discord in an increase divisiveness today. The Justice department filed a criminal complaint against a Russian woman its first alleging foreign interference by using social media to sway public opinion and the upcoming midterm elections. The agency says the Russians are using some of the same techniques that did to influence politics ahead of the two thousand sixteen presidential election to exploit divisions in the US stocks finished mixed on Wall Street today after a choppy week of trading the Dow rose sixty four points, this is NPR and this is WNYC in New York. I'm David I a prominent pediatric physician at Rockefeller University hospital is facing dozens of sexual assault allegations more than a decade after his death. The New York Times reports that Dr Reginald Archibald alleged victims are mostly men and the incidents could date back as far as the nineteen ninety s Archibald who died in two thousand seven had worked for the hospital for nearly three. Thirty years the newspaper quoted the doctor's son as saying this doesn't make any sense to me. Rockefeller University hospital posted a statement online yesterday acknowledging it has evidence of Archibald Mitch misconduct. It says an investigation is underway. As police continue searching for at least ten participants in a politically charged brawl that took place in Manhattan last week, mayor de Blasio is defending the NYPD's performance after video of the incident surfaced, many people on social media said the police appeared to be slow in reacting to the fight between the prow boys a far right group and leftist counter protesters. The mayor told WNYC he's never seen the police act in a biased way and says he has taken part in many political actions himself over the years. I've found the NYPD to do an extraordinary job of being neutral in the way, they approach these things the NYPD made no arrests on the scene and has so far charged to people a Bill passed by the New York City council seeks to improve access to dulas for pregnant women. The legislation is part of a push to decrease maternal mortality in the five boroughs, which is higher than the national rate. There are already some programs that provide women with free or low cost dulas. A train health providers who advocate for them during their pregnancy..
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"In. Genoa Duncan Clark this is a disaster it's being compared to the Grenfell. Tower incident in London because of the possible implications political questions And if it's too early James mentioned, that investigations were underway. Into the cause of this disaster what are you making of what happened in January this week Yes I mean obviously we all have still assessing the impact of the two thousand eight. Financial crisis in, in, the sense that cutbacks remained. And you, can see charted specifically Italy major, cutbacks and infrastructure, in both maintenance, as well, as new investment, from the perspective China they did the other thing I mean they double down. On infrastructure boost perhaps overbuilt here but there is you, know with Chinese friends. And I was just, traveling myself driving through to, the not over that bridge but you do notice how rundown parts. Of it are how dated, it is and from Chinese perspective when traveling with Chinese friends sometimes. Do comment on this particular in the US in the northeast How rundown infrastructure is. And you can, argue, you China's had its issues. Here and, there with infrastructure problems but it, is it's a, lot of it's, very new, and in the, last five years particularly major investments in in rail and road and China's taking. That global now with the built roads initiative and we, can argue about the. Merits of that but, Chinese generally are you don't, understand why governments are not investing sort of taken for granted here Even questioning whether it's over. Investment but it is you know we are seeing a maybe a China model. Emerging where where governments and populations look at whether it's in Africa or in South America looking at how China's built it out and what's. Not happening, and that's an issue for the west, LED think the what happened in Genoa could be compared to the Grenfell tau incident in London I'm that's the first thing. That popped into my, mind is just steer this human tragedy that becomes very politicized particularly when it's a manmade disaster other than natural one. And I live very close to Grenfell tower and just the shock that everyone felt, in in the. Area and also the search for answers I mean once you get over, the initial shock the very human thing is to look for someone to blame and it takes a lot, of time to conduct these probes I imagine in, Italy it's going, to take quite a long time to come to the bottom of this because of It's a country does new for his bureaucracies. But I think the thing is for everyone to focus on what can be done to prevent this from happening again particularly because Italy. Is, a major investor in in kind of global infrastructure thank you twenty three minutes past. The hour India's prime minister Narendra Modi has arrived in the southern state of. Kerala following a series of floods that have killed hundreds of people the waters are the highest in the region for one hundred years at. Least three, hundred twenty four people have been killed, more than two hundred thousand homeless after weeks of rain our correspondent Peter Mayes in character and joins us now the floods. Are subsiding Gita but, this has been a long running thing and only really now is the world's attention upon it Well that's right and it's been particularly you know that that three hundred number sort. Of from the start of the monsoon, but just from eighth of August so just from ten, days ago the number of people who've died. Is very close, to two hundred now and it's really been sort of continuous heavy rainfall over these ten, days and even now there is actually to the red alert in place this morning when we woke up it wasn't, raining but about an hour later it started raining heavily again it slows. Down it becomes heavy again but it doesn't. Really stop for a long period of time and so there is still a concern among people living in several districts that if you. Have heavy rainfall once again the conditions could get worse and just, to sort of the terrain of Carolina is such that it's a small sort of coastal state it's it looks. Like a strip basically and there are more than. Forty rivers running through it and, many of them have breached their banks so you know there are many parts of the state where Just sort of hard. To, get with hard to communicate a, hard to find out really how many people are trapped, or how many people may have died of. Course it is, monsoon season was there a lack of preparedness What's the heavy rainfall is is very. Common at this time of year in. Carolina and people in fact it's the first state in India where the monsoon hits, so when the monsoon hits Carolina that's when you. Herald the arrival of the rainy season for India but this year has been unusually heavy the weather department says. The rainfall has been already two and a half times normal big two and a half times more. Than normal they're saying it's because of sort of. Some sort, of a, low pressure zone that was created over the state and that's why, we've had this kind of heavy rainfall here in terms of relief and rescue operations, they've pressed whatever forces they had here into action but obviously you know those have been insufficient and that's why over the past few days hundreds of troops have been rushed in from other parts of the country boats helicopters and. You've seen, these sort of daring. Airlift operations being carried out by India's defense services as well you're in Carolyn many thanks it's time for the sports news now and we're joined by Alistair Ross firstly Alastair they've been big developments on the impending international. Football bands, for both Ghana and Nigeria yes thanks very much yes. Good news for Ghana not so, good for Nigeria Ghana's governments reached an agreement with fever to withdraw. A court case which threatened to dissolve. The gun and f I ever corruption allegations faith is all that as outside interference, Nigeria though does look to be heading for the. International wilderness because of a dispute over the federation's leadership fee recognizes Pinnock as the president a court installed Chris. Keyword who is serving a five-year ban from faith faith is now rejected a request for a meeting. With the country's sports minister as well that ban. Could start, as soon, as Monday mistake with African football the quarter-finals of the Champions League, taking shape yeah they are two more teams qualified on Friday that's five in total, who've book to place in the last eight from the group stage with One game to spare. As well eight-time champions al-ali of Egypt. Reigning, champions, we Casablanca with both one nil winners on Friday to reach the final stages four more matches on Saturday and goal is primarily, the Gosto able to qualify if they beat already qualified f halt a. Hell and results elsewhere go there why also six primarily games in England on Saturday the. Evening match between Chelsea and arsenal the standout fixture new arsenal boss, Ameri sees it as a good test the. Personality, who we are going to play is is. The same like this this much is different because they are different player but is a good To walk. Also this Saturday again Chelsea the game. Is Cardiff's first match back in the top flight since promotion they face Newcastle. To athletics now where the man hailed as the new you sane bolt is getting bored of be called bath, well and you can understand it. Quite frankly. But? Noah loyals twenty one years old the fastest, man in the world this year over. One hundred and. Two hundred meters and he's running in a high class. Field at a UK diamond league meeting and around eight hours so his reputation. Could get even bigger just don't ask him if, he'll ever match bolt It gets a little boring It almost feels that sometimes you're the people were asking these questions are doing their research or they're not, listening to the last interviews. But there's only one way so many ways. You could phrase a question so I'm constantly trying to think of no five or three six different ways to phrase the, question and for bolt himself he has been. Mobbed by fans in Australia he's arrived to start his trial with the. Central coast Baroness football. Team thank you very much Alistair you're with weekend. From the BBC World. Service we're live from London.
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"Hello I'm Marion Marshall with. The BBC news let's confusion about the whereabouts at the senior Zimbabwean opposition. Leader Tendai Beatty his lawyer said he'd been arrested at the border as he tried to. Free to samba but the police say they have no information, about an arrest. His Mary Harper the authorities have been looking for ten, diabetes for days accusing, him of instigating post-election violence in which six. People were killed they said he unlawfully announced that the opposition leader Nelson Chamisa had. Won the pole there's a climate of fear in Zimbabwe with some members of the opposition. Going into hiding there was great optimism that the real change following last year's downfall of. The long-serving President Robert Mugabe events post-election a highly reminiscent of the old days with violent crackdowns by the security forces and little tolerance for opposition Australian officials have confirmed that the entire state of New South Wales which produces about a quarter of Australia's Agra Cultural output is currently in drought. Less than ten millimeters of rain was recorded in some areas last month's Phil Mercer reports. From Sydney southern Australia has had one of its driest Auden's, on records winter. Hasn't been kind either last month was the second hottest, July ever documented New, South Wales is Australia's food bowl but in. Many parts the land is Cranston parched official figures show that the entire state is. In drought so is half of Queensland an areas in Victoria and South Australia crops have. Withered and water for livestock is increasingly scarce the fear is that a dry spring will. Be followed by another Houghton punishing summer for Australia's farmers thousands of mourners are following a state funeral procession in the southern city of China the one of India's best-known politicians m Karunanidhi earlier there was a stampede Nick beak reports from Danny Tens of thousands of mourners including prime minister Narendra Modi came to the city of. Chennai to say, goodbye to this towering, figure in Indian politics many accompanied Martorell Karen Adi's glass casket. To his burial place two people were killed and at least. Forty injured in. An earlier stampede police officers used batons, to try to control, the crowds Mr. Karen addity began life as a film script writer and became revered, by his fellow Thomas being elected chief minister of Tamil Nadu state on five occasions news just in the governing party and. The Democratic Republic of Congo has named Immanuel Ramazani Sherri as its candidate for the presidential election in. December he's being former vice president and interior minister in Joseph Kabila's government there had. Been speculation that Mr Kabila would stand again despite a constitutional ban on, a further term in office World news from the BBC this is WNYC in New York I'm Richard Hake cooling. Centers will be opened for the fourth straight day, today to help. People beat the heat but WNYC's Fumiko lip found that some of them are still hard to locate..
"prime minister narendra modi" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"By prime, minister Narendra Modi who on his campaign trail in two thousand fourteen pledge to deport Bangladeshi intruders. While promising to embrace Hindus and Dr Batra Chhaya Adams, low minister and a member. Of, Modi's BJP party isn't helping to car nerves. In his state everybody will be given. A, right. To prove their citizenship but failed. To do so well the legal system will take its own course you're saying these people will be, expelled yes yes deportations are unlikely to happen overnight there's an appeal process for those who citizenship is not. Recognized by the NFC and in any case Bangladesh already burdened by the hinge crisis has. Shown no signs of wanting to accept loads of new refugees So for now Hasson and a family have decided to stay on their river community, hoping the NFC is just a ploy to whip up Hindu support for the twenty nine thousand nine elections We waste lived peacefully together she says that she is bad news is coming. And that was Jerry Miller reporting, from Assam. For the Indian government says those who've been left off the register will have the. Chance to reapply and that no one will be deported immediately the country's home minister is ranch Nath Singh How, did you go claim every person will be given enough opportunities to claim or top unobjectionable there is. A provision for this in the law everyone will be given a fool opportunity to have. Their case heard that was.
"prime minister narendra modi" Discussed on Recode Decode
"It's how it worked in the socialist era. And then when the walls came down and everything became much more valuable that still how it worked until all of these big corruption scandals happened in the in the two thousands. And so I mean, that's sort of a good and bad thing. They built some reasonable infrastructure. But in the end, what happened was they got a bit too greedy. There were these big corruption scandals, and there was a huge public backlash that happened at the end of the two thousand and India's only really just recovering from that backlash because there's been public scandals and the prime minister. Current prime minister Narendra Modi won an overwhelming election in two thousand fourteen on anti corruption platform and are kind of promise to clean things up. All right. Where is India? Now then with this you've got all these billionaires running around most of the billionaires in this country. In the past ten years, I've been tech billionaires with this wide ranging, so what is the state of the economy there and then in the next I'd like to talk about sort of some of the controversies around what's up and other things like that. That's happening there. So the political scene that's allowed this to happen. I mean, what happened in India is the billionaires have not been created in the tech sector, and that's a bad thing. I mean in the sense, India could do with a lot more billionaires than it has because generally they're broadly speaking, creating value and doing good things. The billionaires that have been created typically in these slightly more dubious sectors that are close to the government and the number of them is stunning. So as I say middle of the nineteen ninety, two of them between them, they had about three billion dollars. Now we have one hundred nine thousand nine hundred twenty together there with four hundred and fifty billion dollars. That's more than any country outside of. The US and China and compared even to China at comparable stage of its development. So China liberalized about ten years earlier. So it sort of ten twenty years ahead. But if you take India and China, when their economies were about the same size than India has ten times as many billionaires as China did that. So it's creating wealth at the very, very top at a huge rate, but the rest of the country is falling relatively behind. So you know, the middle class, the middle forty percent has seen their share of nationalincome declined quite a lot while one percent on the top point zero zero one percent shot off a head and the implications of that being you have someone like Mody coming into the implications of that is not a great place to be. So India is already probably the most unequal launch economy in the world comparable to Brazil and South Africa, and it's at a much earlier stage development. And so if it continues on this path, it will become almost unprecedentedly unequal country and there's all sorts of, yeah. Yeah, maybe. Yeah, exactly those walking around this morning a little bit like that. But there's also problems that come with that. There's pretty good research from the IMF that very unequal countries are less stable. It's less easy to introduce economic reforms, you know, yadda yadda yadda. There's all sorts of problems which come from very, very extreme inequalities inequalities, okay. Successful developing economies of East Asia, you know, they weren't. They weren't Sweden. They had lots of rich people, but they are bit more equal in India. Was there be better making the rich, pay taxes a bit better and making sure the sort of lower middle classes and working classes had good healthcare. And yeah, that's right. We're able to move the more efficiently from farms when most of them worked into factories and then onwards up the value chain. So India has a problem with extreme inequality, and it's almost, you know, as a ticket step back, what's your image of India in your head? You know sin, the image of inequality, sort of people know about the kost system. They know about extreme poverty. There's a lot of other inequality in India know the south is richer than the. North, the cities are richer than the villages and but it's almost because we all think that India's a very unequal place. We haven't noticed how spectacularly more unequally it has become over the last ten or fifteen years when you talk about what has happened here and the development, as I said before, one of the things that happened in this country was there was sort of a push from entrepreneurism essentially that got to where we are..
"prime minister narendra modi" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Wanting to do business with North Korea, warning risks so Yonhap report Japan is recorded its hottest temperature ever one, hundred six degrees north west of Tokyo let's Fahrenheit the death toll said to be now at least forty South Korea suffering as, well reporting at, least ten deaths now Japanese officials are very concerned as well about the future, we're two years away from the, twenty, twenty Tokyo Olympics. And they don't want a. Repeat of that in two years US President Trump is pondering cancelling the limited security clearance of. A number of intelligence directors in Previous administrations former, FBI director James Comey's on the list Sosa former CIA director. John Brennan and former national intelligence director James Clapper I think this is very very very petty Pretty, trained, to do Yeah. But White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. Says they're solid reason president is exploring these mechanisms to remove security, clearance because they've politicized and in some cases actually monetize their public service. And their, security, clearances so perspective Bloomberg he'll, Kapoor as tradition goes have access to some level of, clearance after they leave, not the top set not. The top secret level and he does say the president apparently has the ability to do it if he wants to go through with, it Australia's foreign minister Julie Bishop in the US to. Meet with her counterpart. Mike Pompeo two-day visit India's. Prime minister Narendra Modi Narendra Modi. Has arrived in Rwanda he is the first Indian premier to visit. China's Premier Li ka Chung has ordered the government to open a formal investigation of. The nation's vaccine industry after violations found that Changcheng. Biotechnology had misrepresented data further information shows it was selling very low-quality vaccines For infants Global news twenty four hours a day, on Aaron a tick tock on Twitter power by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries in. San Francisco I'm. Ed Baxter this, is. Bloomberg Doug so I know you were talking about the heat in Japan and I know it's cool where you are by, the bay but inland from you where a Yosemite park has got some enormous heat, and. Fires dude that are, pretty? Devastating. Right. Yeah yeah they're getting into the triple digits actually not far from, San, Francisco Doug getting away for your question a little bit about twenty five miles in. It's over it's about one hundred degrees today. As well, so yeah but, you're seminar you're right trying to fight. Those fires, it's really, really? Awful right. All right thanks. So much so let's get to global. Sports now thirty nine past. The hour Dan schwartzman's here got the details on Roger Federer I guess we could say he needs a. Break, badly. Yeah apparently so I guess he wants to get ready for the. US open he's dropped out. Of August Rogers copy is cited his hectic schedule. For that the world's number two ranked players only played the event Now just once in the past four years top-ranked NAFTA Dow. The Wimbledon champ. Novak Djokovic Andy, Murray. Doll all the in Toronto starting August fourth the Meadowlands racetrack in New Jersey says they've accepted three point five million dollars, in sports bets injustice I nine days of being open for business since the state, legalized. Sports gambling the three, other? Venues. License. In jersey of taken in sixteen point four million dollars in vets, killing, a baba confirming he's tried to recruit fellow france-international Angola Cantate a PS g he's. Even broach the idea with chairman master Alkali. Conde still, has three years, remaining on Chelsea contracting is considered one. Of the, best defensive, midfielders? In the. Entire world Dallas. Mavericks announcing the signing a thirteen time. All star Dirk Nowitzki to. A one year contract five million dollars that will keep the seven footer in Texas for a record twenty-first. Straight, season. Nor the player in league issues played for one team for that. Long vacant -secutive stretch major. League baseball schedule local teams in action heading to. The six in a game marred by rain delays Boston Blanking Baltimore five two nothing bottom eight San Diego three Mets to top seven Tampa Bay beat the Yankee seven. Three meanwhile top-five Oakland seven Texas to bottom for the, walkie, to Washington one I'm Dan Schwartzman, that's your Bloomberg NBC world sports update Juliette all right Dan thanks so much what she needs, currency markets the onshore on his job point six of one percent to a one year low of six four eight two six zero after that wake of fixed once again from, the this.
"prime minister narendra modi" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Azerbaijan is next to host the next summit in two thousand nineteen what phnom really needs is strong leadership and a little balance india is a founding member of nam with a proud history of nonalignment prime minister narendra modi should drop the bricks and lead this left leaning movement back towards the middle ground that's was our hong kong bureau chief james chambers with this week's episode off the foreign desk explainer and for more from the foreign desk team tune in to this week's brew crummer her voters on saturday from midday london toy at monaco dot com and this week we discussed china's global influence now it's time to review the monocle spring weekly which is out today goes executive editor josh finot to joins me in the studio for that just welcome to the program what a beautiful publication good you first start telling us how it came to happen well you're right marcus i think it's fitting on a nice spring day the offices jubilant with the idea that this new print product from the monocle stable of which we already have very many the drinking and dining directories out sending books to press but we really thought there was a place in the market for a weekly newspaper which runs out every thursday for the next four weeks there is a bit of a adds a bit of a spring to people's steps and looks ahead to the fares the opportunities and the good weather escapes that people can be expecting for the spring season it's berliner format with a nice poppy kind of red masthead at the top and we think that there's still a place on the newsstand for for testing positive stories and for doing great journalism and so i think we're going to dive in are we marcus.
"prime minister narendra modi" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"Since property or welfare because they no longer have the capacity to act on their own best interests dense allow xu was head of the quarter protection told this program he believed abuse was present in one in eight such cases events have been held in india to mock the seventieth anniversary of independence from britain the prime minister narendra modi said he wanted to trump's from the country into a prosperous progressive and technologically advanced nation thank you sir 28 minutes to nine so can we now be clear donald trump supporters the ones who put him in power turn out to be exactly the deplorables that hillary clinton warned us about racists even nazis doesn't the fact that the president delayed before condemning the charlottesville nazis suggest that he knows that this is the central pillar of his support white nationalism or is such talk itself extremism of the left and might be to lead to the continuing failure of the democratic party in its supporters to cut through professor joan williams is the author of white working class a book that has really taken america by storm in recent months it's a book about the people who support trump does she think that donald trump stayed silent because these racists were his people well a shocking thing is that he thinks these series people i mean he he he was asked by early on by a reporter whether he wanted this port of white nationalist than he didn't he didn't respond to was silent all morning as this at the events were unfolding and then he made this bizarre statement it condemned all sides does it reflect his wider constituency do you think is the white working class indian i did states white supremacists neonazis and fascists that is a gross stereotype that certainly nachod many people in on the white working class the united states it's certainly not true of many people who voted for trump it's very interesting this isn't it because there is a tendency in you surgery the election campaign with hillary clinton referring to his supporters as as deplorables that there is a tendency to lump them all together but what you're saying is that this is a very important distinction even if he doesn't set himself actually between his supporters who are genuinely in pain and voted for him for other reasons and those supporters.
"prime minister narendra modi" Discussed on PRI's The World
"India's prime minister narendra modi is in washington visiting president donald trump today is their first official meeting but trump has already called mody a true friend on twitter and they share at least some of the same political philosophy motti slogan make in india mirrors trump's america first approach she did on raj gotta is the washington correspondent for the times of india he says the similarities don't end there they're very approach can arise was quite unexpected and exceptional the boat this where i'm against the established or arms and established and it's a one case and came out to unexpected rick does the how strong personalities uh there um which lay say in not exactly alpha male but they were striking in there in the way the present themselves one similarity they seem to have as their fondness for twitter indeed the uh the book the which will recall social the media beings officials on both sides of pointed out that they are two of the portuguese hit the world's leaders with the largest following mr trump i just checked yesterday in from the trump has something that could he two million uh to a follows on twitter mr modise not far behind thirty points five thereabouts and they both the tweet uh quite a bit too although the nature of their tweets her as an inland different uh mr trump's tweets are for any political they also controversial he likes to refer to television shows new shows uh sometimes their personal mr modise feeds are a fairly stayed by comparison.