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🇮🇳 Is India at war with journalism? | The Stream [Video]

Amid accusations of India’s government using spyware on journalists, Indian tax authorities raided several offices of prominent media organisations known for critical coverage of the government’s COVID-19 response. The raids were condemned by journalists and political opposition as an act of intimidation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India has faced criticism before for using its authority against media outlets that challenge Modi and his right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In this year’s Reporters Without Borders (RSF) World Press Freedom Index, India ranks 142 out of 180 countries. Due to the deaths of four journalists who were killed in connection to their work in 2020, RSF wrote that “India is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists trying to do their job properly.” Journalists continue to face intimidation for their reporting on Kashmir, minority issues, and critical coverage of Hindu nationalist groups. News of the media raids follows accusations that the government targeted at least 40 Indian journalists and potentially infected their mobile phones with Pegasus spyware, a surveillance tool only licensed to governments by the Israeli cybersecurity firm NSO Group. The Washington Post reported that India has neither confirmed nor denied that it obtained Pegasus spyware. In this episode of The Stream, we ask: What is the outlook for press freedom in the world’s largest democracy?Join the conversation: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AJStream FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AJStream Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe#aljazeeraenglish#ajstream#india

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What Kamala Harris told PM Modi in her first phone call to him [Video]

India will receive COVID vaccines from the United States and this news was communicated to PM Modi by US Vice President Kamala Harris in her first phone call to him. The Biden-Harris administration’s framework looks to share at least 80 million vaccines globally by the end of June. This will be a part of the US strategy on global vaccine sharing. Vice President Harris has been calling Heads of States and communicating the Global Allocation Plan for the first 25 million doses. PM Modi tweeted after the call, appreciating the US for its assurance of vaccine supplies. Watch the video for more.———————-About the Channel: Watch Business Today videos to get the latest news on Business, stock market, sensex – BSE India, NSE India, personal finance, gold prices, petrol prices and more. Also, get an insight into the dealings of the top companies in India from Business Today’s award-winning journalists. Get up to date with all investment options (Mutual Funds, SIPs, Debt, Equity, Insurance, Home Loans, Pension Schemes, Retirement Plans) from our Money Today team. Also, watch interviews of top CEOs. Regular shows to watch out: The Good The Bad and The Ugly with BusinessToday.in Editor Rajeev Dubey to know the top stories of the day specially curated from the world of business and economy. Watch Inside India’s Factories to find out how different products get manufactured and processed for final consumption. You can follow us at: Website: https://www.businesstoday.in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessToday Twitter: https://twitter.com/BT_India Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+businesstoday

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Kamala Harris: US Vice President Kamala Harris Dials PM Modi, assures donation of COVID-19 vaccine – The Economic Times Video [Video]

PM Modi on Thursday spoke to the US Vice President Kamala Harris and expressed his appreciation for assurance of vaccine supplies to India as part of the US Strategy for Global Vaccine Sharing, under which India is expected to get the first batch of doses by the month-end. In a series of tweets, Modi said he also thanked Harris for all the support and solidarity from the US government, businesses and the Indian diaspora

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India now producing 10 times more medical oxygen: PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat [Video]

The Prime Minister also lauded those who helped in rescue operations after Cyclone Tauktae and Yaas the two storms that hit the country in a month.

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India’s demand for Covid-19 jabs outpaces supply across country amid continuous surge of cases [Video]

India has reached the grim milestone of 300,000 people dying from Covid-19, with the devastating wave of infections. If it seems to be easing off in big cities, it is still hitting hard the poor countryside, while slow vaccine deliveries are complicating the country’s fight against the pandemic and forcing many to miss their shots. Demand is outpacing supply, despite India being the world’s biggest producer of vaccines.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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India cyclone: Monster storm makes landfall in Gujarat state [Video]

A #cyclone on #India’s west coast has killed at least 19 people and damaged infrastructure and agriculture, while heavy rains continued to lash some regions even as weather officials said on Tuesday that the storm’s intensity had weakened. FRANCE 24’s Sreya Banerjee tells us more.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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Coronavirus in India: Your questions answered, live [Video]

The coronavirus continues to have a strong and painful grip on India as its record-breaking surge continues.

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Govt rejects Serum Institute of Indias request to export 50 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine to UK – The Economic Times Video [Video]

Amid reports of Covid-19 vaccine shortage across the country, the Modi government has refused to allow Serum Institute of India (SII) to export around 50 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine to the United Kingdom. While rejecting SIIs request, the central government insisted that the local vaccine production be supplied to protect Indians first.