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US Congress Passes Bill Against Chinese Crackdown over Hong Kong

(Washington) US Congress Passes Bill Against Chinese Crackdown over Hong Kong
The U.S. legislation would impose sanctions on groups that undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy, including police units that have cracked down on Hong Kong protesters, as well as Chinese Communist Party officials responsible for imposing the new security law. The bill also imposes sanctions on banks that do business with entities found to violate the law.
The Senate gave final legislative approval to the measure on Thursday, a day after the House approved it. It now goes to the White House.
In a television interview on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence called the new Hong Kong security law a betrayal of the international agreement China signed.
Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., a co-sponsor of the Senate bill, said passage of the “Hong Kong Autonomy Act” makes it clear that the United States “will not stand by as China seeks to crush freedom, human rights and democracy in Hong Kong”.
Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., the bill’s other lead sponsor, urged Trump to sign it into law. “With our bill, the CCP will learn there are ramifications for repressing Hong Kongers’ freedom,” Toomey said, referring to the Chinese Communist Party.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also praised the sanctions bill as an urgently needed response to the cowardly Chinese government’s passage of its so-called national security law.”
Lawmakers from both parties have urged the Trump administration to take strong action in response to the crackdown by China against the former British territory, which was granted partial sovereignty under a treaty that took effect in 1997.

Nobody Wants Khalistan: Punjab CM

(Chd,Pb)Nobody Wants Khalistan: Punjab CM
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday dismissed a recent statement of Akal Takht Jathedar that the Sikh community will accept Khalistan if the government offers it.
Sikhs living in the country are leading prosperous lives. Why would they want a Khalistan? Nobody wants it and I do not want it, said Singh while replying to a question on Khalistan during a press conference here.
Singh said every Sikh always stood for the unity and integrity of the country.
Do you know how many Sikh soldiers we have? They sacrifice their lives for the country. We fight for our country and this is our country, said Singh.
On June 6, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh had said, The Sikh community will accept Khalistan, a separate state for Sikhs, if the government offers it.
The Jathedar (head priest) of Akal Takht (the highest temporal seat of Sikhs) had raked up the Khalistan issue on the 36th anniversary of Operation Bluestar, which was carried out in 1984 to flush out heavily-armed terrorists holed up in the Golden Temple.
Even the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Gobind Singh Longowal had also endorsed the Akal Takht jathedar’s views on Khalistan.

मेरठ में प्रतिष्ठित आनंद अस्‍पताल के संस्थापक हरिओम आनंद ने जहर खाया

(मेरठ,यूपी) मेरठ में प्रतिष्ठित आनंद अस्‍पताल के संस्थापक हरिओम आनंद ने जहर खाया,
स्थानीय पुलिस के अनुसार थाना नौचंदी के शास्त्रीनगर स्थित एच ब्लाक निवासी हरिओम आनंद ने शनिवार दोपहर गढ़ रोड के मुरालीपुर स्थित अपने फार्म हाउस पर जहर खा लिया। उन्हें आनंद अस्पताल में उनके ड्राइवर द्वारा भर्ती कराया गया जहां उपचार के दौरान उनकी मौत हो गई।
एसएसपी अजय साहनी का कहना है कि पुलिस मामले की जांच में जुटी है।
बताया जाता है कि हरिओम पर करीब 400 करोड़ रुपये का कर्ज था।

BJP Throws 10 Questions on Congress over RGF, China

(New Delhi)BJP Throws 10 Questions on Congress over RGF, China
BJP president J P Nadda on Saturday asked the opposition party 10 questions, including about alleged links between the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and China.
“Under the garb of China and COVID-19 crisis, one should not shy away from questions the nation wants to know,” Nadda told reporters while attacking Congress president Smt Sonia Gandhi.
Amid standoff with China, BJP President Nadda asserted that India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is safe and secure, and that its brave armed forces are fully capable of protecting the country.
Nadda alleged that the RGF, which is headed by Sonia Gandhi, continuously received donations from the Chinese embassy between 2005-09, from the “tax haven” of Luxemburg between 2006-09 and NGOs with commercial interests.
National interest was “sacrificed” and donations into the family-run foundation were accepted, Nadda said.
The Congress had on Friday dismissed Nadda’s attack on the RGF over alleged donations to it from the Chinese embassy and the Prime Minister National Relief Fund as a “diabolical game of deception” by the ruling party to divert attention from the alleged Chinese occupation of Indian territory.
Nadda asked the Congress on Saturday to come clean on its “links” with China, and the details of its MoU with the Communist Party of China.
He said India’s trade deficit with China soared to USD 36.2 billion in 2013-14 from USD 1.1 billion in 2004 and asked if it was “quid pro quo” from the Congress. The Congress-led UPA was in power between 2004-14.

शराबनीति पर मंत्रियों से पंगा लेने वाले मुख्य सचिव करण अवतार सिंह को सेवानिवर्ती से एक माह पूर्व पद से हटाया

(चंडीगढ़,पँजांब)शराबनीति पर मंत्रियों से पंगा लेने वाले मुख्य सचिव करण अवतार सिंह को सेवानिवर्ती से एक माह पूर्व पद से हटाया
शराब नीति पर मंत्रियों से पंगा लेने वाले करण अवतार सिंह को हटा कर विनी महाजन को मुख्य सचिव बनाया
पंजाब के दो मंत्रियों के साथ कहासुनी के कुछ सप्ताह बाद शुक्रवार को मुख्य सचिव करण अवतार सिंह को पद से हटाकर विनी महाजन को मुख्य सचिव का पदभार सौंप दिया गया है। वह प्रदेश की पहली महिला मुख्य सचिव हैं।
भारतीय प्रशासनिक सेवा के अधिकारी करण अवतार सिंह को अगले महीने उनकी सेवानिवृत्ति से ठीक पहले पदमुक्त कर दिया गया। गौरतलब है कि एक बैठक में पंजाब के दो मंत्रियों द्वारा उनके व्यवहार का विरोध करने के बाद यह कदम उठाया गया है।
1987 बैच की आईएएस अधिकारी विनी महाजन के पति दिनकर गुप्ता राज्य पुलिस बल में पुलिस महानिदेशक हैं।
सरकारी बयान के अनुसार महाजन की आखिरी नियुक्ति निवेश प्रोत्साहन, उद्योग और वाणिज्य, आईटी और शासन सुधार और लोक शिकायत विभाग में अतिरिक्त मुख्य सचिव के रूप में थी। वह राज्य की स्वास्थ्य क्षेत्र प्रतिक्रिया और अधिप्राप्ति समिति की प्रमुख भी थीं।
महाजन अभी राज्य में पंजाब कैडर की एकमात्र अधिकारी हैं जिन्होंने केंद्र में सचिव का पद संभाला है।
वह पंजाब में उपायुक्त के रूप में तैनात होने वाली पहली महिला अधिकारी भी थीं। तब उन्हें 1995 में रोपड़ जिला सौंपा गया था।
पंजाब सरकार के एक आदेश के अनुसार, 1984 बैच के आईएएस अधिकारी करण अवतार सिंह को अब शासन सुधार और लोक शिकायत विभाग में विशेष मुख्य सचिव के रूप में तैनात किया गया है।
मुख्यमंत्री अमरिंदर सिंह द्वारा 2017 में मुख्य सचिव पद के लिए चुने गये सिंह अगस्त के अंत में सेवानिवृत्त होने वाले हैं।

Google Top Brass Disappointed over Trump’s Immigration Policy

Google Top Brass Disappointed over Trump’s Immigration Policy
Google CEO Sunder Pichai has expressed disappointment over the proclamation issued by US President Donald Trump to temporarily suspend foreign work visas, including the H-1B, and said he would stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all.
Immigration has contributed immensely to America’s economic success, making it a global leader in tech, and also Google the company it is today, Indian-American Pichai said in a tweet hours after Trump issued his proclamation in this regard.
Disappointed by today’s proclamation – we’ll continue to stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all, Pichai said.
In a separate statement, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, slammed the latest move of the Trump administration.

Fmr PM Dr Manmohan Singh Advises PM Modi On Laddakh Face off

(New Delhi)Fmr PM Dr Manmohan Singh Advises PM Modi On Laddakh Face off
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said PM Narendra Modi must be mindful of the implications of his words and cannot allow China to use them as a vindication of its position.
Noting that disinformation is no substitute for diplomacy or decisive leadership, Singh called upon the prime minister to ensure justice for soldiers who died defending India’s territorial integrity.
“To do any less would be a historic betrayal of people’s faith,” he said in a statement.
The Congress has been attacking the government on Prime Minister Modi’s remarks at an all-party meeting that no one has entered Indian territory or captured any military post while referring to the eastern Ladakh standoff.
The government has, however, said that attempts are being made to give a “mischievous interpretation” to the prime minister’s remarks.
Singh said this is a moment where we must stand together as a nation and be united in our response to this brazen threat.
Twenty Indian soldiers, including a colonel, were killed in the violent face-off with Chinese troops on the night of June 15/16 in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.
The Congress veteran said China is “brazenly and illegally” seeking to claim parts of Indian territory such as the Galwan Valley and the Pangong Tso Lake by committing multiple incursions from April 2020 till date.
“We cannot and will not be cowed down by threats and intimidation nor permit a compromise with our territorial integrity.
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Punjab Govt Suspends Poonam Kangra of Seheduled Castes Commission

(Chd,Pb)Punjab Govt Suspends Poonam Kangra of Seheduled Castes Commission
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has approved immediate suspension of Poonam Kangra as non-official Member of Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes, following the registration of an abetment to suicide case against her.
Chief Minister had also ordered an inquiry against Poonam who was arrested, along with her husband and son, by the Sangrur Police a few days back.

World Refugees Day,Rights of Victims Of 1947 Denied

(New Delhi)
World Refugees Day,Rights of Victims Of 1947 Denied
Refugees are among the most vulnerable people in the world. The 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol help protect them. They are the only global legal instruments explicitly covering the most important aspects of a refugee’s life. According to their provisions, refugees deserve, as a minimum, the same standards of treatment enjoyed by other foreign nationals in a given country and, in many cases, the same treatment as nationals.
Rights contained in the UN 1951 Convention include:
The right not to be expelled, except under certain, strictly defined conditions;Unfortunately Many Refugees of 1947 Partition Are Still Struggling For Their Legal #Rehabilitation/#Compensation Claims

Fire in Slum Killed one Child one Woman Injured:Kharar

(Chd,Pb,16 june)Fire in Slum Killed one Child one woman Injured:Kharar
Massive fire breaks out in slum area of Teur village in Kharar Five year old dies, Chief Minister announces Rs. 2 lakh ex gratia Kharar,
A massive fire broke in the slum areas of village and 35-40 shanties were destroyed
Cause of which ,as usual ,could not be ascertained. As per SDM Kharar Himanshu Jain a child named Adiya aged between 4-5 years sustained 100 percent burns and died. Besides, another woman also sustained injuries. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced Rs. 2 lakh as Ex Gratia for the family of the deceased