(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.
(New Delhi) Google Temporarily Blocks Access to Banned Apps in India
Spokesperson Of Internet Mughal did not disclose details of the apps that Google had blocked.
According to sources, developers of many of the 59 banned apps had taken down their apps from Google Play Store voluntarily.
India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including TikTok, UC Browser, SHAREit and WeChat, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.
(New Delhi) NDMC Hikes License Fee for Cinema Halls to ₹ 6,120 per annum
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has announced a marginal hike in license fee for operation of various trades, ranging from dry cleaning shops to cinema halls, in its areas.
While the license fee for a meat shop in the area has been revised to Rs 1,224 per annum from Rs 1,200,
‘dangerous offence trades’ including petrol pumps, service stations and dry cleaning shops will be charged Rs 510 per annum from the earlier Rs 500.
Similarly, the license fee for cinema halls has been hiked to Rs 6,120 per annum from Rs 6,000.
(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।
(Bhopa,MP )MP Govt Rubbishes Reports of COVID-19 in Chicken
The Animal Husbandry Department of Madhya Pradesh has termed as “baseless” the reports doing rounds on social media that coronavirus was found in chicken in some poultry farms in the state.
It has also made it clear that consumption of chicken was completely safe and does not cause infection.