Utsav Vasudeva, a 22-year-old law student in the souther

  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.

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Of the other three people apprehended, two were arrested in

  possession of firearms and police are still trying to understand their involvement, said New Zealand Police Com

missioner Mike Bush. On Friday night local time police tweeted that the pair remain in custody.

  Police said a fourth person was arrested Friday but “that was not related to these events.”

  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that at least one of those arreste

d is Australian. He said the shooting was the work of an “extremist right-wing, violent terrorist.”

  Police said they do not believe there are any other suspects but added that it was still an open investigation.

  None of the four people arrested had been on any security watch lists prior to the attack.

  Attack apparently broadcast live on social media

  Authorities said they “will not be discussing the offenders’ possible motivations or the causes of this incident” at this stage.

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New soldiers show enhanced qualities, leading officer says

China’s new generation of soldiers have developed better comprehensive qualities, are

physically stronger, better educated and more enthusiastic in serving the country, said Senior Colonel Wei

Changjin, political commissar of the Zaozhuang Regional Military Command, on Wednesday.

“With a stronger economy and enhanced education, the comprehensive qualities of newly-

recruited soldiers have been greatly improved,” Wei said before the closing of the Second Session of the 13th Nat

ional Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

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ided by schools, according to Wei, a member of the CPPCC national committee.

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European Union to suspend all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at 3

  The European Union is suspending all operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in Europe beginning at 3 p.m. ET, according to a statement.

  “As a precautionary measure, EASA has published today an Airworthiness Directive, effect

ive as of 19:00 UTC, suspending all flight operations of all Boeing Model 737-8 MAX and 737-9 MAX aeroplanes in Europe.”

  ”In addition EASA has published a Safety Directive, effective as of 19:00 UTC, suspendi

ng all commercial flights performed by third-country operators into, within or out of the EU of the above mentioned models.”

  The announcement follows a growing tide of European countries that grounded or banned the airplane from flying overhead.

  The president of a major flight attendant union on T

uesday called for the Federal Aviation Administration to temporarily ground the Boeing 737 MAX fle

et “until FAA-identified fixes to the plane can be installed, communicated, and confirmed.”

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Austria, Poland and Italy are the latest to ground 737 MAX 8s

  Austria, Poland and Italy have all suspended the use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines crash.

  Austria announced the suspension of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft over the apparent “massive pr

oblems” with the fleet, a statement from Austria’s Transport Minister Norbert Hofer said on Tuesday. Hofer added that “safety is a top

priority” and the decision to ground the aircrafts was made “on the basis of the facts currently available.”

  Italy said it was grounding all Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft as of 9 p.

m. Tuesday (4 p.m. ET) over the “continuing lack of definite information” since the fatal Eth

iopian Airlines crash on Sunday, according to a statement from the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) on Tuesday.

  The Polish national carrier LOT also said on Twitter: “In connection with the decision of subse

quent #LOT aircraft agencies, LOT flights with the Boeing # 737MAX8 are suspended until further not

ce.” “Connections as far as the fleet is concerned will be carried out using other types of aircraft,” LOT spokesperson Adrian Kubicki tweeted.

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More countries ban Boeing 737 MAX planes after Ethiopian

  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.

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Despite a growing number of countries suspending use of

  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.

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Stricter regulation in store for online commerce: Zhang Mao

hina’s market regulator said on Monday that the government will promote stricter regulation and supervision over online comm

erce, amid public concerns about false advertising, fake imported goods and monopolistic practices.

E-commerce platforms also have to take key responsibilities for promoting credibility and in

tegrity, Zhang Mao, minister of State Administration of Market Regulation, said at a news conf

erence on the sidelines of the ongoing two sessions, urging them to strengthen internal controls.

Zhang stressed that the administration will set the same standard for online and offline sh

opping and increase the penalties of selling fake goods for a better development of e-commerce.

same standard for online and offline shopping and in

crease the penalties of selling fake goods for a better development

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hina to punish makers, sellers of fake products ‘until bankru

hina will substantially increase the cost for breaking the law in the crackdown on intellectual property right i

nfringements and counterfeits, Zhang Mao, head of the State Administration for Market Regulation, said on Monday.

“We will make the manufacturers and sellers of fake products pay the price until bankruptcy,” he said.

They will also be exposed to the public and “have no place to hide under the sunshine,” Zhang said.

At the same time, the country will push for the self-discipline of companies and nurture a social credit system, he said.

Through the efforts, the administration aims to gradually

reduce the number of fake products and ease the concerns of the people, Zhang added.

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ushman & Wakefield said the slump was largely the resu

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.

Bitner also expects Chinese investment in US re

al estate this year to focus on industrial properties, infrastructure and R&D facilities.

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