city of Bengaluru, says the BJP “has done a lot of good work” but he is uneasy about its religious underpinnings.
”Any time that (situation) happens it is chaotic for the system, and I feel one thing Congress stands for is secularism, which the BJP does not,” he said.
Modi’s rise has left many Indian liberals worried about an increase in religious intolerance at the expense of Muslim
s and other minorities. In contrast to the Congress Party’s secular stance, the BJP is strongly aligned with conse
rvative Hindu nationalists — the more extreme of whom want India governed in accordance with strict Hindu beliefs.
Eshna Kutty, 22, was born in the southern city of Chennai, grew up in New Delhi and
now studies dance therapy in Mumbai. She is concerned about the next leader’s approach to governing a diverse country.
”In a country that has different religions and cultures, Modi as a leader, his party bein
g in power, means that a huge population is ignored and sidelined,” Kutty told CNN.
Numerous aviation authorities and countries moved to ground Boeing 737 MAX planes on Tuesday, following Sunday’s fatal plane crash in Ethiopia.
Turkey and Holland were the latest to join other countries in introducing temporary suspen
sions for the aircraft, after Germany, Iceland, France and the UK took similar measures in quick succession.
Earlier on Tuesday, aviation authorities in Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and Oman suspended Boeing 737 MAX services after Sunday’s MAX 8 flight fr
om Addis Ababa to Nairobi reported technical problems a
nd asked for permission to turn back, before crashing into a field six minutes after ta
keoff, killing all 157 people on board. Investigations are taking place into the cause of the crash.
This is the second time in less than six months that this model has crashed soon after taking
off. A new Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight went down over the Java Sea off Indonesia last October, killing 189 people.
The UK, Oman, Singapore, Australia, Ireland, France and Norwegian Airlines have suspended the whole Boeing 737 MAX range.
f their aircraft, Boeing said they have “full confidence” in the safety of the 737 MAX, in a statement tweeted from their official account on Tuesday.
Boeing said they “understand” the decisions made by customers, but reiterated that “safety” remains their “number one” priority.
”The United States Federal Aviation Administration is not mandating any further action at this ti
me, and based on the information currently available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators,” the statement also
said.hile there is no evidence of a link between the incidents in Ethiopia and Indonesia, similarities between the tw
o have prompted some airlines to take extra safety precautions while both crash investigations are ongoing.
”Given in both air crashes, the aircrafts were newly deli
vered Boeing 737 MAX 8, and both accidents occurred during the take-off, they share certain simil
arities,” the Chinese aviation administration said in a statement Monday. It added that it would contact Boei
ng and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to confirm “flight safety” issues before allowing the planes to fly again.
lt of stricter capital controls and regulations from the mainland. The Chinese govern
ment implemented the controls to better “regulate and manage outbound investment flows,” David Bit
ner, Cushman & Wakefield’s head of capital market research, said in an interview Thursday.
“I think Chinese investments are generally refocusing their interests into other types of i
nvestments, such as infrastructure (and) R&D (research-and-development) facilities. However, when it com
es to commercial real estate, I think the interest will remain as opportunities arise,” Selma Hepp, vice-president of b
usiness intelligence at real estate brokerage Pacific Union International Inc, wrote in an email.
al estate this year to focus on industrial properties, infrastructure and R&D facilities.