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The Latest: New Zealand: Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy essential

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— New Zealand declares Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy as essential workers— Japan preparing Tokyo hotel for patients with little coronavirus symptoms— India to lift ban on export of hydroxychloroquine, other drugs after Trump threat— New Zealand health minister...
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Has #CoronaVirus helped Narendra Modi to discover the virtues of democracy? Or, has ‘The Supreme Leader’ only craftily seized the moment to craft a new persona for himself?

Across the world—from Britain to Israel, Chile to Bolivia, Hungary to Philippines—political analysts and academics are horrified at the powers elected leaders are accumulating under the cover of #COVID to detain people, close borders, shut down courts, surveil people, prevent assembly and so on. Some of these steps are understandable in the circumstances, but many of the new powers have little to do with the outbreak. *** In many nations, populist leaders have doused themselves in teflon, ...
Tags: Travel, Germany, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Atlantic, Britain, Philippines, The New York Times, Parliament, Modi, PMO, Varanasi, SAARC, Lok Sabha, Francis Fukuyama


North Indians turn on to Modi's 'lights off' call, South Indians less swayed

Power demand around India shows how many nationwide heeded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to switch off their lights on Sunday and burn candles instead to "challenge the darkness" of the coronavirus, with the north coming out clear winners.
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Internet traffic sees dip, surge during PM Modi’s 9pm 9 minute

During PM Modi’s 9pm 9 minute campaign on April 5, internet traffic dipped sharply as people switched their house lights off, and rose sharply again, surging past the pre-9pm levels as the lights came back on. Extreme Internet Exchange, which transports around 750 Gbps of Indian internet traffic at peak times, recorded a sharp 350Gbps […] ...
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Coronavirus: India holds lights-off vigil as Modi calls for unity

PM Narendra Modi urges Indians to "challenge the darkness", but critics dismiss the vigil as a stunt.
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Indians light lamps to heed Modi's call for coronavirus comradeship

Millions of Indians turned off their lights and lit up balconies and doorsteps with lamps, candles and flashlights on Sunday, in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to "challenge the darkness" spread by the coronavirus crisis. Modi, who imposed a three-week long nationwide lockdown on March 25, asked all citizens to turn out their lights for nine minutes at 9 p.m. local time on Sunday, and to display lamps and candles in a show of solidarity. Modi's call was met with a huge respo...
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'I just want to go home': the desperate millions hit by Modi's brutal lockdown

The Indian prime minister’s handling of the pandemic has heaped more misery on the country’s poorest citizens Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor more than a decade, Begum Jan had managed to survive on the streets of Kolkata. A longtime wheelchair-user, she had a specific spot on a busy street. Rickshaw drivers and passers-by always made sure she had something to eat.But last week, for the first time since she became homeless after falling ill with tuberculosis and lo...
Tags: India, Narendra Modi, World news, South and Central Asia, Migration, Delhi, Kolkata, Modi, Coronavirus outbreak, Begum Jan


“Print media is in a deep mess. The time has come for every business to press ‘reset’”: newspapers and magazines in India are suddenly gasping for breath as #CoronaVirus strikes multiple blows

*** In 1988, Andrew Grove, the founder and former CEO of the American chip-manufacturing giant Intel, wrote a book titled Only the Paranoid Survive, in which he floated the concept of the “strategic inflection point”. “A strategic inflection point is a time in the life of a business when its fundamentals are about to change. That change can mean an opportunity to rise to new heights. But it may just as likely signal the beginning of the end.” Shorn of the jargon, a strategic inflection point is ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Media, India, Narendra Modi, Intel, Kashmir, South, Hindustan Times, Modi, Indian Express, INS, Business Standard, Manmohan Singh, The Indian Express, Nashik


Modi Denies India Is Targeting Muslims. We Found a Different Reality.

How can someone who’s lived for years as a citizen of India, suddenly be declared illegal? Whistle-blowers told us how Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party is making Muslims stateless.
Tags: News, India, Narendra Modi, Discrimination, Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party, Narendra, Politics And Government, Muslims and Islam, Citizenship and Naturalization


‘Muslims Are Foreigners’: Inside India’s Campaign to Decide Who Is a Citizen

Tribunal members in the state of Assam say they felt pressured to declare Muslims noncitizens as the government seeks to expel illegal migrants. Some politicians have vowed to take the process nationwide.
Tags: News, India, Bangladesh, Hinduism, Modi, Assam, Bharatiya Janata Party, Narendra, Immigration and Emigration, Muslims and Islam, Citizenship and Naturalization, Assam State (India


Common good v. public good or public interest

Let me begin with where I certainly agree with Jack:  Adrian Vermeule is in fact promoting Catholic integralism (just as some Protestants, including, it has been alleged, Vice President Mike Penc,  are adherents of "dominionism"), both of which advocate forms of theocracy.  Indeed, certain members of the Haredi community in Israel and, I suspect, some members of Modi's ruling coalition in India are also theocrats, not to mention supporters of an Islamic Caliphate or even the "Islamic republics" ...
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STR: India daily hotel occupancy drops to 11%

As COVID-19 concerns and restrictions have intensified in India, the country's daily hotel occupancy dropped to 11% during 23-29 March, according to preliminary data from STR. "India remained resilient in February—in comparison with other APAC markets that were more deeply affected—thanks largely to robust domestic demand coupled with the low number of COVID-19 cases in the country at that time," said Vidhi Godiawla, STR's business development manager for South and Central Asia. "The stor...
Tags: Travel, India, Modi, APAC, Vidhi Godiawla


Under Modi, India’s Press Is Not So Free Anymore

India’s government has pressured advertisers and even shut down channels to shape the information that 1.3 billion Indians receive. It’s part of a wider assault on dissent.
Tags: Television, News, India, Censorship, Newspapers, Demonstrations, Freedom Of The Press, Modi, NDTV, Bharatiya Janata Party, Narendra, Politics And Government, Advertising and Marketing, Protests and Riots, News and News Media, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations


The Latest: India's PM looks to boost country's morale

In a video message broadcast Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said such a gesture will dispel the darkness created by the coronavirus and show that people are together in their fight against the epidemic. Modi ordered a three-week lockdown across the country on March 24 to stop a massive outbreak of coronavirus infections. SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea says more than 27,000 people are under self-quarantine in the county after it strengthened border controls to slow coronavirus infectio...
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India’s coronavirus emergency just beginning as lockdown threatens to turn into human tragedy

A week after Narendra Modi ordered the largest national lockdown the planet has ever seen and Delhi's Bhogal market is little quieter than usual. Rather than being confined to home to stop the spread of Covid-19, large groups of residents instead huddle together in the shade, drinking tea and playing cards. Street vendors continue to hawk fresh fruit and vegetables and the police watch as daily life in the capital's backstreets continues, apparently content to enforce movement restrictio...
Tags: News, India, Narendra Modi, Delhi, Modi, Bhogal, Muhammad Asif


India cracks down on Muslim groups emerging as coronavirus clusters

India is in a state of national lockdown and authorities are now clamping down on religious gatherings, some of which have continued despite the strict health warnings. The headquarters of a Muslim missionary group were the latest to be sealed off on Tuesday (March 31) after the country’s health minister revealed at least 24 people who took part one such gathering at a mosque New Delhi tested positive for the coronavirus. As many as 1,500 Muslims from I...
Tags: News, India, Narendra Modi, New Delhi, Modi


Divided Delhi under lockdown: 'If coronavirus doesn't kill me, hunger will'

India’s shutdown is catastrophic for Muslims driven from their homes by sectarian carnage and now without food or shelterAs the wealthy quaff wine in comfort, India’s poor are thrown to the wolvesIt wasn’t possible for Mohammed Idrish to watch Narendra Modi’s address to the nation last Tuesday exhorting 1.3 billion Indians to stay at home. His TV was looted along with everything else in his home in Delhi during the recent anti-Muslim riots in the Indian capital.When Idrish, a carpenter, heard ab...
Tags: India, Religion, Narendra Modi, World news, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Islam, Global development, Delhi, Hinduism, Modi, Coronavirus outbreak, Mohammed Idrish, Idrish


India’s Virus Emergency Is Only Just Beginning

(Bloomberg) -- It’s a mass exodus not seen since the days following India’s independence in 1947.Hundreds of thousands of the country’s poorest citizens are walking long distances from cities back to their villages, carrying what little they have on their shoulders along major highways. Many lost their jobs and housing virtually overnight after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a three-week lockdown on March 24.The decision is aimed at stopping the spread of Covid-19 in a country of 1.3 bil...
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Coronavirus: India's PM Modi seeks 'forgiveness' over lockdown

Narendra Modi apologises for sweeping restrictions that have left many jobless and hungry.
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Coronavirus: India's PM Modi seeks 'forgiveness' over lockdown

Narendra Modi apologises for sweeping restrictions that have left many jobless and hungry.
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India’s Coronavirus Lockdown Leaves Vast Numbers Stranded and Hungry

Millions of migrant laborers in Indian cities live and eat where they work, and the sudden shutdown of businesses has upended their lives. Anger is rising.
Tags: News, India, Modi, Narendra, Delhi (India, New Delhi (India, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Modi apologizes to Indians for 21-day lockdown hardships

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologized to the public on Sunday for imposing a three-week national lockdown, calling it harsh but “needed to win” the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. “I apologize for taking these harsh steps that have caused difficulties in your lives, especially the poor people,” Modi said in his monthly address, broadcast by state radio. The unprecedented lockdown order, which came into effect on Wednesday to keep India's 1.3 billion people at home for all but...
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Modi apologizes to India's poor as lockdown criticism mounts

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the nation's poor for forgiveness on Sunday, as the economic and human toll from his 21-day nationwide lockdown deepens and criticism mounts about a lack of adequate planning ahead of the decision. Modi on Tuesday announced a three week-lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. "I would firstly like to seek forgiveness from all my countrymen," Modi said in a nationwide radio address.
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India’s Coronavirus Lockdown Leaves Vast Numbers of Migrants Stranded

Hundreds of thousands of migrant laborers began long journeys on foot to get home. Most live and eat where they work, and the shutdown made them suddenly homeless.
Tags: News, India, Modi, Narendra, Delhi (India, New Delhi (India, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Indian authorities send buses to take unemployed to villages

Authorities sent a fleet of buses to the outskirts of India's capital on Saturday to meet an exodus of migrant workers desperately trying to reach their home villages during the world's largest coronavirus lockdown. Thousands of people, mostly young male day laborers but also families, fled their New Delhi homes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown that began on Wednesday and effectively put millions of Indians who live off daily earnings out of work. Modi said the ex...
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Mass brutalities and torture by Modi through his completely unjustified total lockdown

This is a placeholder post. Will try to keep track of instances that come to my notice. MURDERS BY MODI One ambulance driver from our place was driving from Mumbai to Shrigonda, carrying a patient and the driver’s father was travelling with him. Police accused the ambulance of carrying passengers in the ambulance and thrashed […]
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Surviving Covid-19 — and Modi

A religious and nationalist agenda has replaced the promise of development and left India ill-equipped to manage the pandemic The post Surviving Covid-19 — and Modi appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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What India Needs to Fight the Virus

The country has three to four weeks to create an enormous, affordable and easily available testing infrastructure, contain local outbreaks and prepare for the avalanche of the coronavirus.
Tags: News, India, Poverty, Epidemics, Modi, Narendra, Politics And Government, Tests (Medical, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


India's coronavirus cases tick up, immense lockdown holds

India's death toll from the coronavirus rose by six to 16 in the last 24 hours, as the government sought on Thursday to improve basic services to 1.3 billion people locked indoors to slow the spread of the disease. Streets were silent across Indian cities and towns on the second day of a three-week, 24-hour shutdown, as people heeded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call not to step out of homes except in emergencies or to buy food and other necessities. Police have strictly enforced the lockdow...
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India's coronavirus cases tick up despite immense lockdown

Three more people infected with coronavirus died overnight in India as the government sought on Thursday to improve basic services to 1.3 billion people locked indoors to slow the spread of the disease. Streets were silent across India's cities and towns on the second day of a three-week, 24 hour shutdown as people heeded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call not to step out of homes except in emergencies or to buy food and other necessities. Police have strictly enforced the lockdown even thoug...
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