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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
"prime minister narendra modi" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"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
India's New Delhi heads to vote amid protests against citizenship law
"World service let's turn our attention to other elections now in India and to be precise daily with fourteen million potential voters are today casting their ballots for the state legislative assembly it's being seen to an extent as a test for the prime minister Narendra Modi's BJP it follows nationwide protests in December over a controversial citizenship law which critics said threaten the secular nature of Indian society the BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan is on the line now from dell aged just put into perspective a what's at stake potentially here Reggie I mean as you mentioned you in these assembly elections said there about the kind of state like control old daily they're all seventy seats up for grabs in the deli assembly in the party that wins the most seats will save as the chief minister service sort of equivalent to you a governor perhaps in the United States which we just talking about I'm saying this is a national elections but it maxes primarily in the my with ready because this is the first electoral text in a way all of the B. J. P. on the prime minister made these citizenship amendment act which of course is we reported a loss on the this program has led to protests across India and some of those protesters being focused he in Daddy what you had for example she he in Balkh way you had and hundreds and hundreds of women he's been content day and night protesting the citizenship amendment which they say undermines India's secular constitution also seen police finance as students in Delhi have protested at universities he said in many ways away this is a national issue that's become a policy of these local campaign local issues are also her being about these protests as well on on those local issues beyond that citizenship law what else of people being weighing up over the last few weeks well I mean I think the primary agenda for the BJP's campaign at least has been to put these national issues aren't the forefront and it's worth mentioning that well the BJP on that rental may be with hugely popular at one reelection in twenty nineteen is you know and that's what the board effectively in Delhi in terms of parliamentary seats in the state elections in twenty fifteen they didn't do very well the tool in the Altamonte me policy which is an anti corruption policy got sixty seven after the seventy seats in the arm out coffee is helping to maintain strong cold feet daily you also get back issues Gillian I mean certainly when it comes to the B. J. P. they've had a rule that becomes out to tennis in a way into a national campaign promise the mode the address to rally C. in Delhi I will say you are the home minister on the show all has been speaking at rallies at some of the politicians of many controversial statements yet he and if you know the chief minister of nearby look up her dash said that the protest is that she he balked should be fed bullets not only describe them as terrorists in a way that has been the predominant issue not just for a dental of course but in India but since you asked about the all the on the line concerns for people hate in Delhi will pollution has the one big issue here what is being done by you the assembly members on the state white politicians to address the huge levels of pollution that we see here in Delhi I don't say safety for women so let's see what they if you spray out will get the results which actually what happens the next week I'm couple questions maybe in this year Phil clock I mean I just wonder where daily is a C. T. fits with Marty citizenship law I mean we sold massive protests in all of the major urban centers obviously universities where a hot spot for protest against that piece of legislation I mean it how should we understand daily in the national picture is it more cosmopolitan is it likely to be more skeptical of that kind of appeal to the the Hindu price I I just wonder where it where it fits into that national picture and and how much the citizenship law will shape this current election in Delhi that's a very good question yeah the vast majority though even though this is a a metropolitan city the nation's capital vast majority of faces in Delhi are you I would be living and and yet poverty or white be living in the kind of affluent areas that that you know we kind of associate with the metropolitan city there are a lot of people even under privileged areas safe development actually is another issue I didn't mention to Julian just then which has become a big concern for dinner your question I've only just down and she he bawled actually I decided to check out the polling station back and all I can believe that the line that was going around the block thank you speak of that which is waiting to help to balance its two maybe three or four polling station this morning but she he dog was the one that just had a line stretching around men and women I might say and so in in you know that your question and not since they're all huge pockets of Muslim communities Hey in many ways is United to see a yeah he has become an issue about face away that you know Muslims are being discriminated by this little and set the Muslim areas I'll say drive through John mia milia which is an area whether it be not surprised test as well and they seem to be a healthy turn out there in terms voting today it has to those wages
Wistron Increasing iPhone Production in India
"As being of India apples push on the subcontinent continues. macrumors says the Cupertino. Thirteen companies manufacturing partner. WISTRON is set to start making an important part for iphone in India according to the peace a Western plant plant opening in April outside of Bengal. Aroo this at the start making printed circuit boards or PCB's for Iphone A.. P. C. B.'s. Where processors assessors memory storage and other such components live in the device? They usually account for about half the cost of a smartphone. According to the report if apple can source those from India instead of importing them it could save a ton on tariffs imposed by prime minister. Narendra Modi's government to boost local manufacturing and create new jobs over the weekend Modi's administration announced that beginning in April it's hiking the import tariff on populated. PCB's from ten percent to twenty percent making westerns timing. Well timely I guess
Masked Men Attack Students in Rampage at University in New Delhi
"Masked assailants stormed India as Nehru university in New Delhi Sunday night in a violent attack on students that wrist escalating protests against prime minister Narendra Modi's government members of student groups allegedly affiliated with Molly's political party attacked hospitals at the university with rods and batons injuring dozens of students and some professors according to the all India students
Indian Prime Minister Defends New Anti-Muslim Law Amid Deadly Protests
"Prime minister Narendra Modi's defending his controversial citizenship law as protests over that loss with the country this new law offers an expedited path to citizenship for migrants in the country illegally who fled religious persecution from three neighboring countries but it excludes Muslims at least twenty three people have been killed as clashes intensified between police and these hundreds of thousands of protesters which these protesters led by students and citizens of all faiths now joining us on Skype from New Delhi is Washington post India correspondent me Hama see welcome back to the program good morning so you've been covering these protest for some time now what what do they feel like right now right so dole it's been a so many days since they began there has not been a loss of momentum in these projects which are happening mine too not just in big cities like teddy and Bobby but also in several small towns in the south in the west in you don't really everywhere and and that's one of the remarkable thing and something that poses a big challenge ultimately the more the government which is not seen such an outpost off public anger in a in the last five years that it's been in charge of so thousands of people are out of their own streets everyday defying various bands like in a L. there are bands on gatherings there is internet has been shut down in several places metro stops are closed and yet people come out the chanting slogans of freedom there is like the national anthem the read out the preamble of the constitution and and really try and register their protest which the against this law which they see as discriminate tree and going against the country's secular constitution now as you also mentioned that there have been twenty three deaths across which have a you know been in situations which have gone to NY island and many of those are from a police fighting impact for also supplement let's talk about the prime minister I mean mode is come out defending this law accusing his opponents of inciting this violence I mean it is is he's actually promoting a Hindu nationalist agenda here with a law like this yes absolutely of the prime minister and his party but the parties and the party has or res full ground that their vision for the country is doing is is offer him to state and not well what the founders of this country envisioned which was a much more secular state and be have you know advanced as several legislations like this will ever since at the cafe and they came back into a bar in meet the seal the first stripped oh gosh mere which was the only Muslim already region off its autonomy in St hold then of course the other longstanding demand of the Hindu right has been to build a temple at the place of a mosque which was raised illegally by Hindu extremists in the nineties the Supreme Court decided in favor of the temple of that's something that the prime minister has no spoken again on the campaign trail and of course now the citizenship act which the prime minister says is not against any religion but if you if you see what his own deputy home minister stop and shop has said repeatedly that this will be followed by a nationwide citizenship registry but everyone will have to provide documentary evidence off being ended well if that does happen critics say the team those with a who get excluded but find a box back but to the Muslims will not and that's why this law is very dangerous any expectation of these protests could could change these policies well as of yesterday when the prime minister for the first time defended it and he did not show any indication that the government is willing to back down but the protests are also not dying out so it to it's going to be difficult situation in the in the days to come to see who's gonna finally going to blink first The Washington Post Mahama see in New Delhi thanks so much for your time
Main India opposition party to stage protest against new law
"In India protesters angered by the new citizenship law that excludes Muslims defied a ban on demonstrations today this as prime minister Narendra Modi's used a rally for his Hindu nationalist party to defend the bill as insular decision passed earlier this month at least twenty three people have died in the protests most of them in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh where twenty percent of the state's two hundred million people are Muslim mode is accusing the main opposition Congress party of conspiring to push the country into a fear
Parliament backs Brexit deal in decisive step toward leaving the E.U. on Jan. 31
"Will looking ahead to twenty twenty and one thing we do know is going to be on the agenda again is brexit Britain's departure from the European Union and re elected conservative government in London is pushing full steam ahead for the political deal by the end of January and a full trade deal with the European Union by the end of the year one of the old Meredith crowding I think it's possible to get a trade deal done in eleven months the question is what it would contain and so I think a comprehensive trade deal is very unlikely it took Donald Trump two years to renegotiate the US Mexico Canada agreement and that was after they already had a very well established draft taxed so you know less than a year for U. K. seems very ambitious and I think difficult I think if they don't have a very comprehensive agreement if they limited to certain areas like trade in goods maybe a little bit of trading services and will be more likely that they can get it through my best prediction is that you know we will have a break set but that there will still be some negotiations going on to make more substantive longer lasting agreement is that your is that your instinct and from yeah I I totally agree I think I would add two points if the UK wants to stocks the rolled down to deregulate its own economy I think the instinct T. on this side of the channel in Europe would be no way we can agree on a comprehensive deal and the other point is if the U. K. was to sell its crown jewels to China and really stocks entering into a an intensive face off negotiations and even an opening up to what's China that's very comprehensive think the you will will also be extremely reluctant to come to a conclusion with the okay so the the you really wants the U. K. as a strategic long term partner and not as a competitor well I mean it sounds as though if the worst case scenario seems to be disappearing as a likelihood of around breaks in the European Union right around rocks and this is another reason perhaps from moderate optimism in more general macro economic terms I mean one thing we haven't yet discussed on the show is the more general state of the global economy a year ago you were here speaking to me meditating on the potential risks of a global downturn in twenty nineteen phone deal curves what kind of turning the wrong way when they that never really happened the stock market is actually been amazingly buoyant in the last few months when we were much more watered in August and and September and then with some of the noise on trade going away as well as the federal reserve turning fully back to accommodation that has taken off some of the risk off the table it is clear that the central banks have lost any appetite for normalizing in the near future they probably won't until they see inflation staring them up front and center so that risk has been taken off the table what does that leave us that leaves some of the issues we've talked about trade but also geopolitical wrist let us not forget that something drastic in Hong Kong or in some other parts of the world in Saudi Arabia could come back to hurt the rest of the world matter does it it's the first decade I was reading since the eighteen fifties the United States has not had a recession the first deck I mean that's that's kind of why now isn't it it is and I think the risks remain I just don't seem coming up immediately there is a lot of political uncertainty I think with the democratic side new US election it's not clear if that's going to become a more leftist government or more moderate centrist government but I think even on the US side one of the things that looks clear as I think whether you get a Democrat or Republican in the White House next the US is shifted its gaze in word and so that something also it's kind of looming on the longer term horizon of two or three years out that there's less interest in engagement with the world and that could lead to more political risk abroad the one area of climate change we haven't yet touched on Gregory Raj and you've written about this recently it's an an extraordinary area at the time when as mentioned where old governments appear to be kind of pulling in the the drawbridges and not really speaking to each other as they used to of course the world is clamoring it would appear the people on the streets so many of them all clamoring for more engagement when it comes to international agreement on climate absolutely and we need action on climate change now the problem of course as you just pointed out with the governments looking to make the country's great again but not looking to what what's what's the world we have two big issues in front of any climate agreement one the countries that are willing to take action through things like carbon taxes are worried that the rest of the world would not follow suit if I may reduce the amount of coal plants for example in Europe but China continues building coal plants then perhaps the action itself is being vitiated so is it what is it is it than just the the the the CUSIP nous of individual politicians countries that have just thought this tool out against doing climate action that is just undermining everything I mean you know we've got willing governments in Europe but no where else is that what we're saying and I'm not just that I mean I I think if you ask Americans for example a fair number would say yeah we think it's an important issue but everybody else should also be doing something there so I think there will be more support for a global agreement but of course the poor countries say without the guys who put the carbon in there why do you want us to take stringent action which limit our own groups of we need to resolve these and this is what has in a sense stored climate she'd actions so far good travel who we just overstated the importance of public anger we just need to sit and wait until the current generation of politicians disappear no I don't I don't think so I mean we can't sit and wait I mean this problem is urgent and needs to be resolved by our generation and not by the future generations the U. S. now trying to push forward a very ambitious agenda of course that would be lots of a position within Europe on this as well but I think one key element is how to deal with exports and imports and term the exports of the European Union already contain less CO two than the imports another rates we consume more calling **** site then then be produce and an additional takes domestic tex would of course increase that imbalance so one has to find ways of adjusting for it intensity of imports and exports at the border and so this couple border adjustment is one way of trying to also chief war global leverage so because I mean you're saying that if the E. U. takes the stand it will set an example to the rest of the world well it for sure on that it's more than an example I think it's also a kia cost it's almost like a tariff unless you really make your production as efficient as its standard mystically you will find it very difficult to do to compete in the European market and so in that sense it provides the key financial incentive also for other countries that do business with Europe to adjust at the border of course it's going to be extremely controversial and especially the port emerging economies will claim that it's unfair and will try to jeopardize that at the WTO but I think this is going to be one of the big debates in trade actually next year another debate in trade maybe the pan African free trade agreement provides a religion it formally comes into being in July twenty twenty of because it's been in the making for some time aiming to create a three trillion dollar market can we be that optimistic around Africa's prospects with free internal trade when we have been getting more and more optimistic this is a young continent and there are increasing examples of businesses that are successful across multiple countries in in Africa so I think this is a very very welcome development I think that Africa me in fact be the continent of the future but it's sick extremely important that some of the things they've done very well of reducing the amount of conflict it cetera continue because that creates the environment full full commercial growth and there are some examples of new businesses in Africa which often offer a lesson to some of the other emerging economies for example impasse so which is the more by payment structure in in some parts of Africa I have actually been translated into India and a full written example which in fact is increasing inclusion in India today endear itself of course has seen slightly reduced for costs for growth in recent months I mean are you bullish about India's prospects at the school of course its prime minister Narendra Modi's been reelected this year and tensions appear to be growing ethnic que in parts of the country I mean does that have an economic risk attached to it the thing program it undoubtedly undoubtedly has and I have been advocating a refocusing on economic development and economic growth rather than focusing on the political agenda which the government has been following and I'm hopeful over the medium term India will regain the foss growth that it has been known for finally it has been a generally prediction free look ahead I think today I've been very gentle and all three of you can I as I always do ask each of you to make a tangible full costs small or big if you will for twenty twenty control well I think one of the big media mega trends that will drive also twenty twenty is artificial intelligence and the tremendous progress we are seeing in computing power all in machine learning and the way that will reshape all economies services service sector at all daily work life balance daily work
Trump accepts Pelosi's invitation to deliver State of the Union address in February
"At least fourteen people have died in Indian protests country passed a controversial Citizenship Law on board a week ago. NPR's SUSHMITA product reports from Mumbai that the law grants fast-track citizenship to undocumented undocumented migrants from three nearby countries injuries. But not if they're muscle. Most of the deaths occurred in the northern Indian state of Turkish where protesters set a police station and fire and pelted security forces with stones and thousands of people are being detained in that state alone. Demonstrations are continuing across India despite prohibitory orders and Internet shutdowns in many places several lawmakers including allies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are now criticizing law. Many of them had supported in parliament. The outcry over the law began the northeast India last week where people are opposed to bringing in new migrants protests quickly spread to the rest of the country where people are angry that the law excludes Muslims. They say it goes against India's secular values for NPR news anchor Schmead partook in Mumbai.
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"Thirteen people died in the in India this week as protests against a citizenship law will turn violent hundreds of thousands across the country have taken to the streets to oppose the citizenship amendment act which many say discriminates against the country's two hundred million strong Muslim population the move by prime minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government is popular among his supporters but opponents say it undermines the secular values of the world's largest democracy from Delhi on South Asia correspondent Rajini Vaidyanathan reports thousands of people have got the tape for another day some I think that all those awaiting Indian flags and holding some which they say democracy pages thanks you've come to a close the citizenship little Hannah is the real dissent against prime minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP government since he took power in twenty fourteen this isn't **** amendment act of as opposed to citizenship to legal immigrants from three neighboring countries focused on tumblr dash in Afghanistan but it doesn't offer those protections to Muslims eliciting a rated negative the message board right on to the motor India the bill comes been protesting every day entry way home for the populations under the age of twenty five it's in the student leading the coral sea change sign thank don't delight and Debbie can the fabric of the constitution of the the preamble dedicated student years ago the country hope and the possibility that they can differentiate between more than than other religions the voice is heard I see the government's trying to silence them hundreds detained as they tried to defy curfews mobile internet's been suspended in many places police have been accused of heavy handed tactics pleading shooting a protest is the citizenship amendment was passed last week of two days of heated debate in parliament India's home minister on the show defended the little saying you to for the safe haven repressed minorities we cannot it doesn't discriminate against any it's only a positive step for the communities what was that you did in Afghanistan Pakistan and Bangladesh Mr Charles also said he was to remain in every single illegal immigrant infiltrator is he calls them from India he's pledged to create a nation wide registered as citizens the NLC everyone would have to prove their Indian but in a country where many don't have access to documents there were fears genuine residents will be left off Yemeni idea from the center for policy research says he could leave millions of Muslims stateless if you don't make it to the registry if you are Hindu if you are seeking if your blood test if you're Christian if you are Jane the government will foster I guess citizenship you are protected if you don't make it to the registry and you almost slim your citizenship is open to question and you will have to prove it the government they can essentially treat you as illegal wishes Mansingh India's prime minister in the rent a movie do you still have huge support for his Hindu nationalist agenda daily a group of his supporters came out to defend the citizenship act hello to be but I think that is it is against the Muslims what is going on as it is for minorities in three different countries that Islam is a religion the foundations of India the bill on its secular constitution which guarantees equal rights the face but many fish the government's Hindu nationalist agenda is eroding fundamental
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"Two protesters died in police action in southern India and more than twelve hundred people including opposition leaders were detained in the capital New Delhi as thousands defied a ban on public protests across Indian cities demonstrators are expressing anger against a controversial religious space citizenship law introduced by prime minister Narendra Modi's
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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..
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"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 Bloomberg Radio New York
"Where bloomberg at us and who baden joins us again from ovadia set at the world economic forum i really good to have you on the program angie a yesterday we will also talking about what to expect from day one with you so what did you learn then after either we had the keynote address at form the indian prime minister narendra modi and so many speakers what was your conclusion at the end of the first 24 hours it was is definitely a huge day yesterday no kind of easing into the into the meeting the i guess for me the key take away was was that you know the w the world elite gathering here coming together and putting up a very strong defence of globalization you know right at the time that trump slapped the the tariffs on on the solar panels and in the washing machine so we had we had mody do that we had we had toto do that we have basically all the ceos coming out on on the panels and even the the chinese coming out and reiterating again how they plan to open up the the economy and follow through on the on the pledges so above of presidency so you know i guess one day before the us is is uh was set to come down they they put up their defenses and the kind of lay down the markers and said okay now here's where we stand and of course today we have we have the us delegation to kind of rolling into town and and we presume will be putting forward their they're america first vision absolutely mnuchin is in town the us treasury secretary how is today otherwise shaping up we also have markel amac as i was just mentioning exactly and you know a gentle only as well who beat he'll be giving us an an interview later today so you you've got this you've got the situation where where you're going to have the european leaders on one side and one would would think that they've already kind of had their their kind of pre davos planning calls and saying okay what do we want to say and what what's are kind of united message going to be and then and then the circus starts because you've got you know mnuchin and pen and wilbur ross.
"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.