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Ananth Krishnan on What China’s Rise Means for India
In the summer of 2008, the journalist Ananth Krishnan moved to Beijing to pick up some Mandarin. Little did he know that this fateful decision would kick off a decade-long immersion in Chinese politics, economics, foreign policy, and culture.  This week on the podcast, Ananth talks with Milan about his new book, “India’s China Challenge: A Journey Through China’s Rise and What It Means for India.” Ananth, the China correspondent for the The Hindu, talks to Milan about India’s underinvestment in understanding Chinese domestic affairs, the lessons India should learn from China’s economic miracle, and the status of current border tensions between the two neighbors. Plus, the two discuss how India can respond to the economic and political challenge that China poses. Episode notes:Grand Tamasha with Ashley J. Tellis on “India’s China Conundrum” Ashley J. Tellis, “Hustling in the Himalayas: The Sino-Indian Border Confrontation”
Ep. 438: Mental Health and the Pandemic
All Things Policy IVM Podcasts
access_time2 hours ago
Prolonged periods of isolation and loss of jobs due to COVID-19 have resulted in rising cases of suicide, depression, and anxiety. Open conversations about mental health are the best way to address the stigma surrounding it. Sunila Dixit talks to Ann John of Global Youth Mental Health awareness about various aspects of mental health and what can be done to address these issues.You can follow Sunila on twitter: @SunilaDixit(https://twitter.com/SunilaDixit)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
Protestors 'shot dead' in Nigeria's biggest city
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time2 hours ago
An indefinite 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Lagos and other regions. Also: US files landmark lawsuit against Google, and elation as NASA's Osiris-Rex probe tags asteroid Bennu in an effort to pick up samples.
Jack Kingston: can Trump win?
Hardtalk BBC
access_time4 hours ago
In a few days time Americans will give their verdict on President Donald Trump. Do they want four more years of Trump in the White House, or will they opt for the other septuagenarian Joe Biden - wholly different in style and worldview? Stephen Sackur speaks to the former Republican Congressman and loyal Trump campaigner Jack Kingston. The polls consistently say Trump is in big trouble. Is there good reason to think they are wrong?
20/10/2020
The World Tonight BBC
access_time5 hours ago
In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective
US Elections 2020: What the World wants
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time7 hours ago
A special edition with a global perspective on the upcoming presidential election. We find out which countries are keeping a close eye on the vote, and hear from our correspondents around the world about the situation in their region. Also: we assess whether President Trump has kept his promises on trade, and how his strategies have shaped geopolitics.
556: Can Punjab Farm Bills Legally Counter Centre’s Farm Laws?
The Big Story The Quint
access_time12 hours ago
Amid ongoing farmer protests, Punjab became the first state to move a resolution challenging the three contentious farm laws enacted by the centre. To negate the central laws, the state assembly passed three Bills which among other things, provide for imprisonment of not less than three years and fines the sale/purchase of wheat or paddy under a farming agreement below MSP. Farm laws fall under the state ambit and that's why some states are of the opinion that the centre bypassed the federal structure and "illegally" enacted these farm laws. But the Centre in turn argues that their laws deal with trade and commerce of farmers’ produce which falls within the Concurrent list. While the Punjab government can’t repeal or amend the Farm Laws themselves, or pass their own laws to nullify its effect, now we have two sets of farm legislations at loggerheads with each other. Where does this fit in within the constitutional framework of the country? Tune in! References: Can Punjab Assembly Actually ‘Negate’ Centre’s Farm Laws? (https://www.thequint.com/news/law/punjab-assembly-legislation-to-negate-farm-laws-repeal-amendment-dilution-doctrine-of-repugnancy) Punjab Govt’s bills provide minimum 3 years’ prison & fine for sale/purchase below MSP (https://punjabgovtindia.wordpress.com/2020/10/20/punjab-govts-bills-provide-minimum-3-years-prison-fine-for-sale-purchase-below-msp/) Producer and Host: Shorbori Purkayastha Guests: Prasanna S, Supreme Court Advocate & Founding trustee, Article 21 Trust Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
Taliban conflict: Afghan fears rise
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time12 hours ago
Afghanistan's National Security Advisor has warned that his country faces a very real threat of a renewed civil war. Also: Donald Trump and Joe Biden will have their microphones muted during portions of the second and final presidential election debate on Thursday and the Canadian town of Asbestos is hoping to get rid of its negative image with a new name.
Dose Ep 520: Bihar election, Zee News and Republic TV, Vietnam floods, and more
Daily Dose Newslaundry
access_time12 hours ago
Snigdha Sharma brings you the latest on coronavirus from India and across the world, and other news stories. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
GlobalPrint: By naming Pak Army chief Bajwa & ISI head Faiz Hameed, Pak Opp hopes to confront demons within
ThePrint ThePrint
access_time13 hours ago
Pakistan remains one of India’s most interesting relationships despite three wars and one conflict, each of them started by the Pakistan Army. Now the Pakistan Democratic Movement, a coalition of Opposition parties, hopes to confront the all-powerful Army and restore democracy to its rightful place. Watch #GlobalPrint with ThePrint’s National & Strategic Affairs editor Jyoti Malhotra----more----Read full article here: https://theprint.in/opinion/global-print/pakistan-opposition-is-publicly-naming-army-as-root-of-all-evil-what-now/527249/----more----
PoliTricks: Mamata's lose-lose in Bengal — allow Puja to avoid anti-Hindu tag by BJP but risk Covid surge
ThePrint ThePrint
access_time13 hours ago
Mamata Banerjee cannot afford to antagonise the Hindu Bengali voter in the Puja season, and hence, has little option but to allow full festivities and pandals in all their glory. But this also has its risk — of seeing a spike in coronavirus cases. Either way, BJP can target the CM — News Editor Ruhi Tewari in her weekly column #PoliTricks.----more----Read full article here: https://theprint.in/opinion/politricks/mamata-banerjees-bengal-dilemma-allow-puja-for-hindus-or-contain-covid-smug-bjp-looks-on/527071/
The Catch Up: 20 October
3 Things The Indian Express
access_time13 hours ago
The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.
Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 10-20-2020
This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots… Just the facts… for October 20th, 2020. The CDC said if any passenger doesn’t comply with wearing a mask while traveling on any form of public transport, kick them off. In fact, masks should be worn anywhere people gather to catch public transport. Many transportation services have seen some strong resistance to mask wearing.Poland is turning its National Stadium in Warsaw into a field hospital to handle the surging number of infected. It’s expected to be operational within days. 500 beds at first with 50 being ICU, eventually getting to 1,000 beds. Iran did it yet again, beat the single-day death toll from the coronavirus. The last record set was less than a week ago. 337 dead confirmed Monday. Iranian media dubbed it “Black Monday.” Tehran has run out of ICU beds and nonemergency treatments have been suspended. Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman put the blame on Iranians, scolding them for not taking precautions.In the U.K., Wales became the second nation to shut down major parts of its economy as Prime Minister Boris Johnson resists calls to do the same throughout England. All non-essential retail, leisure, hospitality, and tourism businesses will close for two weeks starting 6pm Friday.CVS Health is hiring 15,000 full and part-time workers to handle the patients expected during the combination of flu season and Covid. All the big drugstore chains are expecting a rush if they get approval to administer Covid-19 vaccines once they’re approved. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Bon Homme, SD. Miner, SD. Sheridan, KS. Harding, SD. Carter, MT. Toole, MT. Foster, ND. Towner, ND. Oliver, ND. And Webster, NE. There are 2,728,163 active cases in the United States. The current Top 10 states by number of active cases: California, Florida, Arizona, Georgia, Virginia, Missouri overtakes Maryland, Texas, Alabama, and Illinois. The five states with the most daily new cases per capita over 7 days are North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, and Nebraska.The retransmission rate is currently highest in New Jersey with a very high 1.51 Rt rate, New Mexico, Montana, Alaska and Vermont. While the lowest retransmission is found in Maine, Mississippi, Texas, Delaware, and New York. There’ve been a total 220,095 deaths in the US reported as COVID-related, with a current national fatality rate of 2.73%.The states with the most new deaths reported as COVID-related: Florida 55. Virginia 24. Indiana 23. California and Illinois 22. New York 20. Georgia 19. Texas 17. And Louisiana, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Washington all with 16. Globally, there are 9,163,555 active cases.There are 261,430 new cases around the world in the last 24 hours, against a high of 415,159.  The five countries with the most new cases: United States 57,327. India 46,498. The UK 18,804. Russia 15,982. And Brazil 15,783. There have now been 1,117,430 deaths worldwide. Down 7% over 14 days.  For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
38: Harvard Prof Martin Kulldorff explains why schools should open
On The Record Hindustan Times - HT smartcast
access_time21 hours ago
Harvard Professor Martin Kulldorff, in an exclusive conversation with Hindustan Times’ Sunetra Choudhury, explains why schools should open now. Schools have been shut in India since March in view of Covid-19 pandemic. Professor Kulldorff also explains about the Great Barrington Declaration.
Ep. 437: To Break or Not to Break: Discussing the US Congressional Report on Antitrust
All Things Policy IVM Podcasts
access_time1 day ago
The US Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law came out with a 449-page report on monopoly power in digital markets. How might recommendations from this report impact the functioning of Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook across different countries? Anupam Manur and Rohan Seth join Prateek Waghre in reading the fine print.Link to the report: https://judiciary.house.gov/uploadedfiles/competition_in_digital_markets.pdf?utm_campaign=4493-519You can follow Anupam on twitter: @anupammanur(https://twitter.com/anupammanur)You can follow Rohan on twitter: @thesethist(https://twitter.com/thesethist)You can follow Prateek on twitter: @prateekwaghre(https://twitter.com/prateekwaghre)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
Understanding TRP ‘scam’, a call centre racket is busted, BJP president on CAA
3 Things The Indian Express
access_time1 day ago
Decoding the TRP 'scam’ and how TV ratings are calculated, how an alleged call centre racket was busted (14:40), and JP Nadda’s statement on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) (21:55).
US charges Russian intelligence officers in global cyber attacks
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time1 day ago
Prosecutors in Pittsburgh accuse the men, operating out of Moscow, of carrying out malware attacks between 2015 and 2019. Also: Trump says Sudan will be removed from terror list, and saving Australia's koalas by planting gum tree seeds using a drone.
19/10/2020
The World Tonight BBC
access_time1 day ago
In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective
555: Stubble Burning Worsens Delhi Air Pollution, But Is There A Plan?
The Big Story The Quint
access_time1 day ago
Delhi-NCR's air pollution is spiking again from poor to hazardous levels, as Punjab and Haryana recorded a higher number of stubble burning incidents this season so far, compared to the same period last year. As of 19th October, different parts of the capital recorded pollution levels between 150-300, with the winds from the northwest bringing pollutants from farm fires and exacerbating the already poor air quality in the city. It's the same story year after year, but is there any plan to address it? Recently, even the SC had to step in and appoint a one-man panel consisting of Justice Lokur to monitor state initiatives to curb stubble burning, while the Delhi government and the Centre are looking at 'Pusa Decomposer' — a fungi capsule developed by the Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) to prevent stubble burning. But how does it work and will it help? Tune in to The Big Story! References: MONITORING PADDY RESIDUE BURNING IN NORTH INDIA USING SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING DURING 2020 (http://creams.iari.res.in/pdf/bulletin20/17.RiceResidueFireBulletin_17Oct_2020_ICAR.pdf) Punjab farm fires send smog signal to Delhi; hope in panchayat action (https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/chandigarh/punjab-farm-fires-send-smog-signal-to-delhi-hope-in-panchayat-action-6780939/) Could fungus help stop stubble burning and reduce pollution in North India? (https://scroll.in/article/975854/could-fungus-help-stop-stubble-burning-and-reduce-pollution-in-north-india) How Can We Solve the Problem of Stubble Burning? (https://science.thewire.in/environment/stubble-burning-punjab-haryana-rice-harvesting-wheat-sowing-delhi-air-pollution/) Producer and Host: Shorbori Purkayastha Guests: Vivian Fernandes, Senior journalist who runs an agro-focussed website — Smart Indian Agriculture Vimlendu Jha, Environmentalist Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.co%2F2AYdLIl&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oix78C&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ntMV7S&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fspoti.fi%2F2IyLAUQ&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description) Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Vrf5Ng&redir_token=G9sQMbbppKv-LEFD29gDyTmPMzt8MTU3MTM4MDU5NkAxNTcxMjk0MTk2&v=xkpX1V6aUFo&event=video_description)
Politically Correct: Chirag Paswan calls himself PM Modi’s ‘Hanuman’ but BJP leaders say he is lying
ThePrint ThePrint
access_time1 day ago
BJP seeks to distance itself from Chirag Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party and disapproves of his attacks on Bihar CM Nitish Kumar but doesn’t rule out his return to NDA after the elections. ThePrint's political editor D K Singh tells you more in #PoliticallyCorrect
Cut The Clutter: When Pakistan opposition does the unthinkable: Name serving army & ISI chiefs for subverting democracy
ThePrint ThePrint
access_time1 day ago
#CutTheClutter #Pakistan #NawazSharif #ISI #PakistanArmyTwo consecutive joint opposition rallies of tens of thousands in Pakistan’s Gujranwala and Karachi in the past week mark the return of mass, street politics. The big change was Nawaz Sharif doing the unthinkable, charging serving army and ISI chiefs with destroying democracy. In episode 596 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta assesses the complex picture & Imran Khan's four errors. 
France teacher attack: Police raid homes of suspected Islamic radicals
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time2 days ago
The Interior Minister said there would be no respite for enemies of France. Also: exit polls suggest the socialist party has won the election in Bolivia and China releases economic figures showing its recovery from Covid-19
Ep 521: Bihar election, ED questions Farooq Abdullah, Chinese soldier strays across LAC, and more
Daily Dose Newslaundry
access_time2 days ago
Snigdha Sharma brings you the latest on coronavirus from India and across the world, and other news stories. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Catch Up: 19 October
3 Things The Indian Express
access_time2 days ago
The headlines this evening, from The Indian Express.
Coronavirus news, updates, hotspots and information for 10-19-2020
This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots… Just the facts… for October 19th, 2020. The CDC says that while all other racial groups saw a decline in fatalities from May to August, the number of Hispanic Americans who died from the coronavirus increased. The U.S. Surgeon General says, "We do not think people of color are biologically or genetically predisposed to get COVID-19. But they have a higher incidence of diseases that put you at risk for severe complications."A top Palestinian official, chief negotiator Saeb Erekat is in "serious but stable" condition with Covid-19. Yesterday he was transferred from his home in the West Bank to an Israeli hospital near Jerusalem. The 65-year-old had a lung transplant in 2017. His brother says, "His situation is not good."New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says that state will fight the virus into the fall and winter by targeting micro-clusters block by block. Cuomo said Orange, Rockland, Queens and Brooklyn counties have micro-clusters. In fact, state officials cracked down on a planned wedding in Williamsburg that would have hosted upwards of 10,000.It’s a different story in Russia, where bars and restaurants in Moscow are packed. The outbreak in Russia this month is breaking records set in spring when a lockdown was put in place. But Russia is now resisting shutting down businesses again. Some businesses are absolutely booming during the pandemic and one of them is surfing. The country's biggest surf shops and board manufacturers all say demand is so huge, they can't keep boards in stock. Participants find it to be a cheap, socially distant activity. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Toole, MT. Bon Homme, SD. Miner, SD. Sheridan, KS. Carter, MT. Webster, NE. Foster, ND. Towner, ND. Oliver, ND. And Valley, MT. There are 2,705,385 active cases in the United States. The current Top 10 states by number of active cases: California, Florida, Arizona, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, Missouri, Texas, and Alabama overtakes Illinois. The five states with the most daily new cases per capita over 7 days are North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, and Nebraska.The retransmission rate is currently highest in New Mexico, Vermont, Ohio, Montana, and Colorado. While the lowest retransmission is found in Mississippi, Maine, Texas, Delaware, and Washington. There’ve been a total 219,669 deaths in the US reported as COVID-related, with a current national fatality rate of 2.74%.The states with the most new deaths reported as COVID-related: Missouri 61. Florida 48. California 36. Georgia 31. Texas 28. Louisiana 23. Illinois 22. Pennsylvania and Arkansas 20. And Indiana 19. Globally, there are 9,047,682 active cases.There are 339,096 new cases around the world in the last 24 hours, against a high of 415,159.  The five countries with the most new cases: India 55,511. The United States 44,941. France 29,837. The UK 16,982. And Russia 15,099. There have now been 1,112,558 deaths worldwide. Down 5% over 14 days.  For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep. 436: What's Happening in Space?
All Things Policy IVM Podcasts
access_time2 days ago
It's been an eventful couple of weeks in matters relating to space, with eight nations signing an agreement on moon exploration and new advances in the reusable craft.Suyash Desai talks to Aditya Pareek about these developments and more.You can check out Aditya Pareek's newsletter Space Matters here: https://takshashila.org.in/space-matters-v-0-1/You can follow Suyash on Twitter: @Suyash_Desai(https://twitter.com/Suyash_Desai)You can follow Aditya on Twitter: @CabinMarine(https://twitter.com/CabinMarine)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
Trial for COVID-19 drugs, Indian-Americans in US polls, Pakistan and terror funding
3 Things The Indian Express
access_time2 days ago
We’re looking at the results of trials on four drugs that are being used to treat COVID-19, then we’re looking at the role Indian-Americans will play in the US elections, and Pakistan’s potential failure to get off the FATF grey list.
Thousands rally to pay tribute to murdered French teacher
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time2 days ago
Samuel Paty was killed on Friday close to his school after showing cartoons of the prophet Mohammed to his pupils. Also: Thai police fire water cannon as crowds defy ban; and do sleep apps with "white noise" really work?
Cut The Clutter: Comrade Balwinder Singh Sandhu, how India let down a patriot who fought back in Punjab’s worst years
ThePrint ThePrint
access_time2 days ago
Who was Comrade Balwinder Singh Sandhu, shot by 2 motorcycle borne men in village Bhikhiwind in the border district of Tarn Taran on Friday morning just months after the government withdrew their security. Sandhu and 3 members of his family were awarded Shaurya Chakras in 1993 for their incredible armed fightback against the worst phase of militancy in Punjab in early ‘90s. In episode 595 of Cut The Clutter, Shekhar Gupta puts the tragedy in context
Ep 520: Amit Shah, J&K Panchayat law amended, Hyderabad rains, and more
Daily Dose Newslaundry
access_time3 days ago
Snigdha Sharma brings you the latest on coronavirus from India and across the world, and other news stories. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Print UnInterrupted: BJP, in its heart, wants Nitish Kumar to lose miserably in Bihar polls : Asaduddin Owaisi
ThePrint ThePrint
access_time3 days ago
As campaigning in Bihar warms up, the political combinations are also changing colour. Chirag Paswan's Lok Jan Shakti Party remains with the BJP at the Centre but won't ally with the Janata Dal (United) in Bihar, while Hyderabad MP Asadudddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen has tied up with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party, Devendra Yadav's Samajwadi Janata Dal (Democratic), Upendra Khushwaha's RLSP and Om Prakash Rajbhar's Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party to fight all 243 seats in the polls. In this episode of ThePrint Uninterrupted, National and Strategic Affairs Editor Jyoti Malhotra speaks to Owaisi about a weak Nitish Kumar who the BJP is waiting to finish off, why his fifth alliance was put in place and what the people of Bihar really want.
Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia and Azerbaijan agree new truce
Global News Podcast BBC
access_time3 days ago
Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to another humanitarian ceasefire in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Also: French prosecutors say the teenager who beheaded a teacher outside a school was a Chechen refugee from Russia, and thousands of anti-government protesters have again taken to the streets in Thailand.
Daily Dose Ep 519: Jharkhand gangrape, Malegaon blast accused joins JD(U), Bihar elections, and more
Daily Dose Newslaundry
access_time4 days ago
Snigdha Sharma brings you the latest on coronavirus from India and across the world, and other news stories. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Reporters Without Orders Ep 137: TRP scam, Hathras, and more
Reporters Without Orders Newslaundry
access_time4 days ago
In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Gaurav Sarkar, Senior Reporter at Mid-Day, along with Newslaundry’s Akanksha Kumar.The conversation hits off with the bizarre news stories, from Jeff Bezos’ New Shephard to the Tanishq ad controversy.The discussion then moves on to the TRP scam. Gaurav says a certain section of the media, however small, including Newslaundry, should pat themselves on the back for calling out big brands for finding hate-ridden news. He says, pointing to the broader picture, that the TRP scam is an offshoot of the events that preceded the entire fiasco: the SSR case. He talks about how some news channels turned SSR’s death into a joke, politicised it and then came their “Trump card, “miss loose cannon Kangana.”Then comes the latest in the Hathras case and how the family of the victim is being hounded by the media. Akanksha tells Snigdha about the ugly exchange that happened between the victims' relatives and the media. Referring to her report, she says, “One must also remember that there are certain media houses who have been looking for some or the other conspiracy theory in the case and also trying to rule out the caste angle. Whereas when you go to the ground, the build up to the crime can be explained only through the prism of caste.”Snigdha moves on to discuss Gaurav’s report on Tarun, a 17-year-old autistic child from Colaba who got lost in a crowd and never returned. Gaurav highlights the gross negligence by the police and the Railway Police Force in the case. After a year, as the case gets colder, the family still has not given up hope. “It’s a story that, I think, social media can eventually solve. My faith in this particular case lies in the power of social media because we’ve seen what it can do from the Baba Ka Dhaba case” he says.This and a lot more as they talk about what made news, what didn’t, and what shouldn’t have. Tune in! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hafta 298: Hyderabad floods, the TRPs scam, and the Tanishq ad
Newslaundry Podcast Newslaundry
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Help us understand what you like, or dislike, about NL Hafta before it goes behind the paywall again. Take the survey here. This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by journalist Sudipto Mondal.The conversation kicks off with the panelists discussing the Hyderabad floods. Jayashree talks about how flooding is often an annual problem in some states but it’s never solved because this isn’t a “sexy” issue.Moving on to the TRP scam, Abhinandan says he’s “never seen media reporting about the media so much ever.” On how journalists have come together to condemn Republic, Sudipto questions the credibility of these journalists, asking: “Where did straightforward journalism go?”The discussion shifts to advertisers choosing not to support “toxic” news channels and the backlash to the Tanishq ad. Manisha talks about how, in some cases, it’s the media that “creates” this outrage, and explains her issues with the phrase “social media outrage”. Jayashree and Manisha also think that Tanishq withdrawing the ad denies the reality of mixed families. “What kind of message is this for young interfaith couples?” Manisha asks.On Bollywood producers acting against some news channels for irresponsible reporting, Abhinandan thinks the “pushback is needed”. The panel also talks about the Shiv Sena contesting the Assembly election in Bihar, the Maharashtra governor’s letter to Uddhav Thackeray, and a lot more.Listen up!Timecodes02:59:02 - Headlines08:19:24 - Hyderabad floods16:56:14 - Subscriber mails29:33:08 - TRP scam48:13:08 - Bollywood producers vs news channels, Tanishq ad 01:05:23:04 - Maharashtra governor's letter to Uddhav Thackeray01:07:38:05 - Subscriber mails01:16:49:19 - Farooq Abdullah on restoration of Article 37001:26:57:04 - Subscriber mails01:30:40:04 - Shiv Sena contesting the election in Bihar01:36:23:05 - Recommendations Recommendations SudiptoBad Boy BillionairesRamanMixed race not only lives but thrives. Withdrawing Tanishq ad means denying our realitySerious MenStalking LauraJayashreeHow an IPS officer is changing the fortunes of students from marginalised communities in TelanganaAt home, at schoolManishaAn Arrest in Canada Casts a Shadow on a New York Times Star, and The TimesCaliphate, the 1619 Project, the Times, and the culturePodcast: Rukmini Callimachi on covering ISISMixed race not only lives but thrives. Withdrawing Tanishq ad means denying our realityAbhinandanStephen Sackur Hardtalk - Reverend Rob Schenck - Evangelical Minister See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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