Tag: INdia

Adani is Cleared to Start Digging its Coal Mine – Six Key Questions Answered

Jerri-Lynn here. Last week Queensland gave approval to Indian mining company Adani’s controversial Carmichael coal mine – reminding us that it’s not just in the United States where fossil fuels interests hold sway. Make sure you click on the interactive graphic, which includes considerably more detail than the text of this short post. By Adrian […]

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India Raises Tariffs, Escalating Trade Fight With Trump

MUMBAI, India — India announced late Saturday that it would raise tariffs on 28 categories of imports from the United States, the latest escalation in what has been a slow-motion trade fight between the two countries. The increased tariffs, on $1.4 billion of goods, went into effect Sunday morning in India and cover almonds, walnuts, […]

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Rep. Pramila Jayapal: The Story of My Abortion

I call my child a miracle. Born unexpectedly in India at 26.5 weeks, shortly before I was due to come back to the United States, and weighing only 1 pound 14 ounces, Janak survived against all odds. Their early months were spent in Mumbai, in a neonatal intensive care unit that had only just opened. […]

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Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter account allegedly hacked by Turkish group

Last night, a group of Turkish hackers took over Bollywood actor and Indian cultural icon Amitabh Bachchan‘s Twitter account, and posted tweets about the purportedly harsh treatment Turkish soccer players have faced at the hands of Iceland recently. Bachchan’s account has more than 37 million followers, more than Hilary Clinton’s Twitter followers. The group – […]

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Jiggs Kalra, Food Writer Who Elevated Indian Fine Dining, Dies at 72

Jiggs Kalra, a food writer who helped elevate Indian fine dining, and a gastronome who threw the spotlight on little known chefs, making their recipes accessible to generations of home cooks, died on Tuesday at a hospital in New Delhi. He was 72. His death was announced by his son Zorawar Kalra, a leading Indian […]

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More Mangroves: Protecting Tropical Coastal Areas from Cyclone Damage

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. Just over a month ago, cyclone Fani struck  the Indian states of and Odisha and West Bengal, and then Bangladesh. Fortunately, the number of deaths reached only dozens, rather than the tens […]

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Are Democrats Too Scared to Impeach?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Why aren’t the Democrats ready to impeach President Trump? The columnists ask Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in this live episode recorded at WBUR CitySpace in Boston on May 29. They discuss the possibility of […]

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Foreigners are still interested in U.S. tech jobs despite volatile politics

Global interest in technology jobs in the United States is holding steady, despite the volatile political situation related to immigration, according to an analysis by job site Indeed. But interest has declined in India, which has historically been the largest source of foreign clicks on U.S. tech job listings. That’s the latest interesting data that […]

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8 Missing Climbers in Indian Himalayas May Have Died in Avalanche, Officials Say

NEW DELHI — Eight mountain climbers missing for more than a week in the Indian Himalayas appear to have died in an avalanche, disaster response officials said Monday, citing aerial photographs that show bodies in the snow. The climbers — four Britons, two Australians, one American and one Indian — had been out of contact […]

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Modi’s Problems at Home Overshadow Trump’s Latest Trade Threat to India

MUMBAI, India — President Trump has made India the latest target in his widening global trade war, but the country’s newly re-elected prime minister, Narendra Modi, has bigger problems to address. On Friday — the first day of Mr. Modi’s second term, and the same day the White House terminated a special trade status for […]

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Trump Administration Strips India of Special Trade Status

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced on Friday that it was stripping India of a special status that exempts billions of dollars of its products from American tariffs, part of a deepening clash over India’s protections for its market. The White House said that it would terminate India’s preferential market access to the United States […]

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An Experimental Ebola Cure May Also Protect Against Nipah Virus

An experimental drug has protected monkeys against infection with Nipah virus, a lethal disease and emerging pandemic threat for which there is no approved vaccine or cure, scientists reported on Wednesday. The antiviral drug, remdesivir, is also being tested against the Ebola virus in the outbreak now underway in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The […]

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Modi Begins Second Term as India’s Prime Minister After Crushing Victory

NEW DELHI — Narendra Modi, who crushed doubts about his place as one of India’s most dominant leaders in recent history by winning another landslide victory this month, was sworn in for his second term as prime minister on Thursday, in a ceremony attended by as many as 8,000 guests. Security remained tight around the […]

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India’s Chilling Lesson for the Left

Shortly after the election results in India last week that returned the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party and its leader, prime minister Narendra Modi, to power, a video began circulating on social media. Shared widely by Modi’s supporters, it purported to show a “millionaire Indian” celebrating Modi’s victory in New York City’s diamond district by throwing […]

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Arundhati Roy on India’s Elections: “A Mockery of What Democracy Is Supposed to Be”

“In India,” Arundhati Roy wrote in 2002, “if you are a butcher or a genocidist who happens to be a politician, you have every reason to be optimistic.” Roy was referring to Narendra Modi, the then-chief minister of Gujarat who had been implicated in the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in the state that killed at least […]

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