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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.

‘Indian-Americans for Trump’ Is Formed

‘Indian-Americans for Trump’ Is Formed

A group of Indian-Americans have launched a political action committee to actively campaign for President Donald Trump as they believe that he is the best hope for the US under the prevailing domestic and international conditions, including defeating terrorism and regulating immigration.
‘Indian-Americans for Trump’ has been formed with the only purpose to garner active support of all Americans, but particularly among Americans of the Indian Subcontinent, to have Trump reelected as the President, said its founder A D Amar.
This is for the second time Political action committee to support Trump is formed
Former US vice president and Democractic Party candidate Joe Biden, 77, is challenging the 74-year-old Republican incumbent President Trump in the November 3 presidential election.

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.

Vijay Shanker to Serve as Associate Judge on the Columbia (Appeals)

Vijay Shanker to Serve as Associate Judge on the Columbia (Appeals)
Vijay Shanker serves as Senior Litigation Counsel in the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, and as Deputy Chief of the Appellate Section. Before joining the Department of Justice in 2012, Mr. Shanker was in private practice with the Washington, D.C., offices of Mayer Brown, LLP, and Covington & Burling, LLP. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Shanker served as a law clerk to Judge Chester J. Straub on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Shanker earned his B.A., cum laude, from Duke University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as a Notes Editor for the Virginia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.

केंद्र ने पतंजलि के कोरोनिल पर पोलिटिकल डिस्टेनसिंग अपनाते हुए अज्ञानता दिखाई

(नई दिल्ली) आयुष मंत्रालय ने पतंजलि के कोविड-19 के उपचार से संबंधित दावों पर पोलिटिकल डिस्टेनसिंग अपनाते हुए दवा के विषय मे अज्ञानता दिखाई
आयुष मंत्रालय ने पतंजलि आयुर्वेद लिमिटेड, हरिद्वार (उत्तराखंड) के द्वारा कोविड-19 के उपचार के लिए विकसित आयुर्वेदिक दवाइयों के बारे में हाल में मीडिया में आए समाचारों का संज्ञान लिया है। उल्लिखित वैज्ञानिक अध्ययन के दावे के तथ्यों और विवरण के बारे में मंत्रालय को कोई जानकारी नहीं है।
उपरोक्त समाचार के तत्थों और दावों के सत्यापन के प्रति मंत्रालय को सूचित किए जाने के क्रम में पतंजलि आयुर्वेद लिमिटेड से उन दवाओं के नाम और संयोजन; स्थानों/ अस्पताल जहां कोविड-19 के लिए शोध कराया गया; प्रोटोकॉल, नमूना आकार, संस्थागत आचार समिति की मंजूरी, सीटीआरआई पंजीकरण और शोध के नतीजे के विवरण उपलब्ध कराने तथा इस मसले की विधिवत जांच पूरी होने तक ऐसे दावों के विज्ञापन/प्रचार को बंद करने के लिए कहा गया है। मंत्रालय ने उत्तराखंड सरकार के संबंधित राज्य लाइसेंसिंग प्राधिकरण से भी लाइसेंस की प्रतियां और आयुर्वेदिक दवाओं की उत्पाद स्वीकृति का विवरण उपलब्ध कराने के लिए कहा है, जिसके कोविड-19 के उपचार में कारगर होने का दावा किया जा रहा है।

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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President Trump Gives a Call to Display Flags on Father’s Day

President Trump Gives a Call to Display Flags on Father’s Day
Donald J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America proclaims June 21, 2020, as Father’s Day. He calls on United States Government officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on Father’s Day and invite State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe Father’s Day with appropriate ceremonies.

Pak Drone With Sofisticated Arms, Shot Down in J&K

Pak Drone With Sofisticated Arms, Shot Down in J&K
A Pakistani drone was shot down by the Border Security Force along the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday
The drone was spotted hovering in the skies by a BSF party on patrol duty
BSF personnel shot down the flying object 250 metres inside Indian territory.

No Indian Troops Missing in Action:MoD

(New Delhi) Indian Troops Missing in Action.
MoD in a Press Release Clarifies
This is with reference to the article ‘In China – India Clash, Two Nationalist Leaders with Little Room to Give’ by New York Times dated 17 June 2020.
It is clarified that there are no Indian Troops Missing in Action.
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