George Floyd protests; Brazil & Covid-19; India eases lockdown; the row over hydroxychloroquine

Beyond pointing the finger at the United States, protests over the death of #GeorgeFloyd have countries around the world reflecting on their own issues with racism and police brutality as well as the right to protest during a public health crisis. Also, from Jair Bolsonaro’s #Brazil to Narendra Modi’s #India, François Picard’s panel looks at … Read more George Floyd protests; Brazil & Covid-19; India eases lockdown; the row over hydroxychloroquine

Coronavirus India: Death and despair as migrant workers flee cities – BBC News

India’s strict lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus meant that most factories and businesses shut down, rendering millions jobless. Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to businesses to keep paying their workers, including daily-wage labourers. But that didn’t happen, and most of the workers were left with little money and food. With no prospect of … Read more Coronavirus India: Death and despair as migrant workers flee cities – BBC News

India PM visits areas devastated by cyclone

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited areas hardest hit by the region’s most powerful cyclone in decades. Modi surveyed the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan from the air – before announcing financial aid for affected regions. At least 96 people were killed when Amphan hit India and neighbouring Bangladesh. Authorities are struggling to restore … Read more India PM visits areas devastated by cyclone

India: Concerns over Modi’s coronavirus crackdown

India’s lockdown, covering 1.6 billion people, has been extended until the end of May. But for the country’s Muslim minority there’s perhaps been an even greater impact. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Since taking power, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought in a citizenship law that favours non-Muslims – and has been accused of turning a … Read more India: Concerns over Modi’s coronavirus crackdown

Cyclone Amphan: India Warns of ‘Disastrous Wind,’ Urges Residents to Find ‘Safe Place’

The biggest cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal in about two decades has slightly weakened before hitting the coasts of India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, with authorities making preparations to evacuate more than 5 million people to safer places. Cyclone Amphan, equivalent of a category 4 hurricane at present, is expected to have a … Read more Cyclone Amphan: India Warns of ‘Disastrous Wind,’ Urges Residents to Find ‘Safe Place’

Biggest Storm in 2 Decades Spurs India And Bangladesh, Evacuate Millions

The biggest cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal in about two decades may likely weaken as it hits coasts of India and Bangladesh late on Wednesday, with authorities making preparations to evacuate more than 5 million people to safer places. Cyclone Amphan, equivalent of a category 5 hurricane, is expected to attain a sustained … Read more Biggest Storm in 2 Decades Spurs India And Bangladesh, Evacuate Millions

India’s PM Pledges $265 Billion Package To Revive Damaged Economy

India will provide collateral-free loans worth $40 billion to boost liquidity for small businesses and help the economy tide over the coronavirus outbreak. The loans will benefit up to 4.5 million small businesses, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in New Delhi on Wednesday. The program will be open until Oct. 31. “Essentially this is to … Read more India’s PM Pledges $265 Billion Package To Revive Damaged Economy

India’s PM Narendra Modi announces $266-billion package for virus-hit economy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has unveiled a 266-billion-U.S.-dollar support package for the country’s economy to combat the fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak. India’s finance minister will announce further details of the package, which is equivalent to around 10 percent of India’s GDP. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple … Read more India’s PM Narendra Modi announces $266-billion package for virus-hit economy

India’s Modi announces nearly €250 billion stimulus to counter Covid-19 lockdown

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that India would provide 20 trillion rupees (€244 billion) in fiscal and monetary measures to support an economy battered by a sweeping weeks-long lockdown to fight the novel coronavirus. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our … Read more India’s Modi announces nearly €250 billion stimulus to counter Covid-19 lockdown

Gas leak at LG plant in India puts hundreds in hospital

A toxic gas leak at an LG chemical plant in Visakhapatnam, India, has killed at least 13 people. It is estimated that 800 to 1,000 people are in hospital as scenes showed people collapsing on the street. An investigation has been launched to determine the cause, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi convening an emergency meeting. … Read more Gas leak at LG plant in India puts hundreds in hospital

Coronavirus Updates: Trump Skips Mask on Honewell Tour, Urges Reopening Even If More Americans Die

Stay informed with QuickTake’s coronavirus coverage of up-to-the-minute stories on the COVID-19 crisis. #Coronavirus #Covid19 #CoronavirusUpdates — President Trump declared Tuesday that the U.S. must begin to reopen its economy immediately, even if it means more Americans get sick and die from the coronavirus outbreak. Speaking with Native American leaders in Phoenix, Trump said that … Read more Coronavirus Updates: Trump Skips Mask on Honewell Tour, Urges Reopening Even If More Americans Die

India’s most wanted man Nirav Modi – accused of £1.5bn fraud – living openly in London

To read the full story visit: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/08/exclusive-indias-wanted-man-nirav-modi-accused-15bn-fraud/ A billionaire diamond tycoon who is India’s most wanted man has been tracked down by The Telegraph to an £8 million apartment in London’s West End. Nirav Modi fled India last year after becoming a suspect in the biggest banking fraud in the country’s history. Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV … Read more India’s most wanted man Nirav Modi – accused of £1.5bn fraud – living openly in London

India’s lockdown: Narratives of inequality and Islamophobia | The Listening Post (Full)

On The Listening Post this week: India’s lockdown has magnified two of the country’s most serious social ills: inequality and Islamophobia. Plus, what is it like to photograph the coronavirus pandemic? India’s lockdown: Narratives of inequality and Islamophobia India is now one month into the world’s biggest lockdown. Just hours before it was announced, Prime … Read more India’s lockdown: Narratives of inequality and Islamophobia | The Listening Post (Full)

India’s Poor Struggle Under Coronavirus Lockdown

“We will die of hunger first.” India’s poor are contending with the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. The country has launched one of the most draconian measures by locking down its entire population of 1.3 billion people, many of whom struggle to survive on $1.90 a day. Families living in poverty are now relying on food donations … Read more India’s Poor Struggle Under Coronavirus Lockdown