a voice to all the nation’s many minorities.
”I am Hindu, I come from a privileged background, so for people like me, no matter which part
y comes to power, we aren’t going to face the brunt of it. The most affected are the minorities and
the poor… If a certain party comes to power, these people will face huge problems.
”They are the people I want to keep in mind when I choose a party.”
For Aastha Kulshrestha, a 23-year-old law student from New Delhi, her expectation of the n
ext government is that it should not pit one group or religion against the other. “It is a great impe
diment to the growth of the nation, a nation that is democratic, socialist and a republic,” she told CNN.
”If you want to make a change… you vote”oung voters could have a huge influence on the
outcome. For some, casting their ballot is an exciting “coming of age” moment. But many are disenchanted.
John Simte, 22, a law student in Bengaluru, says he is “thrilled to be a part of the world’s la
rgest democratic project.” He admits a “deep sense of apathy” amongst his peers but is nonetheless optimistic.
rlines TUI Airways, GOL Linhas Aereas, Aeromexico, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Cayman Airways, Comair Airways, Eastar Jet, Jet Airways, Mon
golian Airlines, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Lion Air and Silkair have suspended the MAX 8 model.
Turkey and Poland have suspended the 737 MAX 8 and 9.
These airlines are still flying 737 MAX planes: American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Fiji Airways, Icelandair, Flydubai, Spicejet and WestJet.
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Those decisions on Tuesday followed the lead of China’s aviation administration, who on Monday ordered that all
domestic Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets be out of the air by 6 p.m. local time, due to its principle of “zero tolerance for safety hazards.”
China has one of the world’s largest fleets of Boeing 737 MAX 8, operating 97 of the planes, according to Chinese state-run media.
The fallout has appeared to affect Boeing’s bottom line. The aircraft maker’s stock dropped 8% Monday, with investors voicing concerns about the 737 and B
oeing’s future in China, predicted to soon become the world’s first trillion-dollar market for jets.
hinese officials speak on strengthening market regulation and safeguarding market order
at a news conference during the second Session of the 13th National People’s Congress on March 11, 2019.
Minister of State Administration for Market Regulation Zhang Mao, Head of National Medical Products Admin
istration Jiao Hong and Commissioner of National Intellectual Property Administration Shen Changyu meet the press.
hina will improve its long-term regulatory mechanism for vaccines and implement the toughest possible over
sight on related products, Jiao Hong, head of the National Medical Products Administration, said on Monday.
She said domestically made vaccines were safe overall, affirming comments made by the head of Ch
ina’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention on March 4, who urged the public not to lose trust in the country’s vaccine sector.
Jiao said a new draft law on vaccine management, to tighten the supervision and
management of production, research, and distribution of these products, had
been reviewed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, and released to solicit public opinion.
own on religious minorities reflect broader official paranoia about internal threats. Russia’s top leadership has a conspiratorial view of the world, with Rus
sia opposed by foreign adversaries from without and of fifth columnists from within.
Putin talks pocketbook issues, but still brandishes missiles
In a speech last weekend, Russia’s top military officer, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, poi
nted to the “aggressive vector” of the foreign policy of the US and its allies, suggesting they were employing tec
hnology of “color revolutions” and “soft power” to promote regime change around the globe, including in Russia.
”Their goal is the elimination of the statehood of unwanted c
ountries, the undermining of sovereignty, the change of lawfully elected bodies of state power,” Ger
asimov said. “So it was in Iraq, in Libya and in Ukraine. Currently, similar actions are observed in Venezuela.”
Such talk reflects wider worry about internal dissent, particularly in a country where the
political opposition has no access to state airwaves and Putin has a monopoly on power.