Monday, August 31, 2020

Nepal has lost a great friend: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, PM Oli condole demise of Pranab Mukherjee

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Kathmandu [Nepal], August 31: Expressing distress over the destruction of previous President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said the nation has lost an old buddy. 

Officeholder President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari who invited Mukharjee during his state visit to Nepal in 2016 said Nepal has lost an old buddy. 

"I am disheartened by the deplorable passing of previous President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today. In the interest of the Nepali public, the Government of Nepal and myself, I stretch out my genuine sympathies to the individuals of India, the Government of India and the dispossessed families. Since his demise, Nepal has lost an old buddy," President Bhandari tweeted. 

Indian President Pranab Mukharjee went ahead 3-days state visit to Nepal from November 2-4, 2016. The visit at the opportunity arrived in a hole of around 18 years as K. R. Narayanan was the last Indian President who went ahead a visit to Nepal in May 1998. 

Pouring accolade for previous President of India, Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli additionally mourned the destruction of Pranab Mukharjee as loss of an incredible companion. 

"I am profoundly disheartened by the information on dying of previous President of India H.E. Pranab Mukharjee. Ardent sympathies to the public authority and individuals of India just as the deprived relatives," PM Oli tweeted on Monday night. 

"In his death, Nepal has lost an incredible companion. We recollect his commitments in fortifying Nepal-India relations in various limits of his public life," Prime Minister Oli tweeted mourning the downfall of Bharat Ratna 2019. 

Regarded and respected by all the degrees of Nepal, Mukharjee likewise had assumed a part to an agent harmony bargain between the then fighting Maoist and Government of Nepal. The fruitful exchange is finished by Mukharjee as then Minister of External Affairs is ascribed for carrying guerilla Maoist to the table of talk and specialist an arrangement which cleared path forward to make Nepal the Federal Republic. (ANI)

Bhutan, Sri Lanka condole demise of Pranab Mukherjee

Former President Pranab Mukherjee. (File Photo)

New Delhi [India], August 31: Prime Minister of Bhutan Lotay Tshering on Monday mourned the downfall of previous President of India Pranab Mukherjee. 

"In the interest of the individuals of Bhutan, I give our most profound sympathies to the individuals of India on the dying of Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee. We offer our genuine petitions and wish his family all the strength," Bhutan Prime Minister said in a tweet. 

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksha said he was disheartened to find out about the death of the previous Indian President. 

"I am disheartened to know about the death of the Fmr. #Indian President, #Bharatratna Pranab Mukherjee. He was a legislator second to none, an author and a man adored by all. The energy with which he served his country is unmatched. My most profound sympathies to his loved ones," he said in the tweet. 

Emmanuel Lenain, French Ambassador to India, stretched out his most profound sympathies to the loved ones of Mukherjee and considered him a "legislator, who profoundly regarded across the passageway, he was generally appreciated for his kin driven approaches. Under his residency, Indo-French relations scaled new statures." 

US Ambassador to India, Ken Juster reviewed the previous Indian President's commitment to India-US ties. "Extremely pitiful to learn of Pranab Mukherjee's passing. Through his long profession openly administration, he contributed a lot to the US-India relationship, including marking the US-India Civil Nuclear Agreement when he was the Minister of External Affairs. Our sympathies to his family," he said. 

Seven days state grieving will be noticed all through India from August 31 to September 6 as a sign of regard to previous President Pranab Mukherjee, who died on Monday, the public authority educated here. 

Pranab Mukherjee passed at the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) Hospital where he was conceded recently and had gone through a medical procedure for evacuation of a coagulation in his cerebrum. He was 84. (ANI)

Indian Army beats Chinese, occupies strategic height near Pangong lake soutern bank

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Leh [Ladakh], August 31: In a huge move, Indian Army involved the tallness on the southern bank of Pangong Tso, which can offer preferred position to the side which holds it for controlling the territories around. 

Sources said a unique activities legion was as of late drafted into the territory. The evening of August 29-30 moved into the territory and involved the statures from where Chinese soldiers were available scarcely two or three hundred meters, said sources. 

"Tallness involved by Indian Army troops including an exceptional activities brigade is south of Southern bank of Pangong Tso close to Thakung. Stature was lying torpid and can give vital preferred position to the side which holds it for controlling the southern bank of lake and territories around it," said sources. 

They said the tallness is in the zone under the Indian side of the LAC however the Chinese additionally guarantee it to be their ally. 

As per sources, two unit leader level gatherings have just been held in Chushul/Moldo for settling the issue and the strain yet it has not yielded any outcome. 

PLA Western Theater Command prior said Indian soldiers abused the agreement came to at "staggered talks" between the two nations. 

"Indian soldiers have abused the agreement reached at the staggered talks among #India and #China and again went too far of real control at the outskirt on Monday and intentionally dispatched incitements," PLA Western Theater Command was cited as saying by China's state-run Global Times. 

This came after an Indian Army representative prior in the day said Indian Army has upset an endeavor by the Chinese Army to violate into Indian zones close to the southern bank of Pangong Tso close to Chushul in Ladakh on the mediating evening of Saturday and Sunday and talks are being held now to determine the issue there, an Army representative said before in the day. 

"The evening of August 29/30, PLA troops abused the past agreement showed up at during military and conciliatory commitment during the progressing deadlock in Eastern Ladakh and did provocative military developments to change business as usual," said Army representative Colonel Aman Anand in a proclamation. 

The Indian Army took measures to reinforce its position "and foil Chinese goals to singularly change realities on the ground". 

India and China are occupied with a stalemate since April-May over the offenses by the Chinese Army in various regions including Finger zone, Galwan valley, Hot springs and Kongrung Nala. 

The discussions between the different sides have been continuing throughout the previous three months including five Lieutenant General-level talks however have neglected to yield any outcomes, up until this point. 

The Chinese Army has wouldn't pull out or withdraw totally from the Finger zone and is by all accounts purchasing time to postpone its separation from that point. 

While endeavors are in progress to determine the continuous outskirt question, India has dismissed the Chinese recommendation to withdraw equidistantly from the Finger zone in Eastern Ladakh. (ANI)

Maitri Through My Lens: Indian Mission in Nepal announces photograph

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Kathmandu [Nepal], August 31: The Indian mission in Nepal on Monday declared a photography challenge dependent on the topic of "India-Nepal Friendship" which has been named "Maitri Through My Lens". 

Recently declared photography challenge centers around reinforcing Nepal-India connection which has profound established socio-social association and individuals to individuals ties, Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said. 

"To appreciate this uncommon and exceptional bond, Embassy of India and B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation declare 'Maitri Through My Lens' Photography Contest. It will praise this multi-faceted connection between the individuals of two extraordinary nations through the language of photography," the delivery expressed. 

Contenders may zero in on subjects that catch the ongoing themes of bonhomie in the field of expressions, design, dance, training, religion, celebrations and festivities and so forth They may likewise zero in on financial turn of events and notable tasks which catch organization of both the nations towards monetary flourishing, the terms of reference of rivalry expressed. 

Only for Nepali Citizens or Photographers, the Embassy has approached members for the opposition to send their entrances from 31st August, 2020 to 30th September, 2020 to indembphotocomp2020@gmail.com. 

Champ of the Competition will be granted with Nrs. 50,000, second be granted with Nrs. 30,000 and third will be granted with Nrs. 15,000. Incidental award (5 Total) will get Nrs. 6,000 each. 

Government office of India in Nepal has expressed further subtleties of rivalry in site. Champ of rivalry will be declared on Social Media, Web Sites of Embassy and other media stages worked by the Embassy. (ANI)

Australian television anchor for China's state-run CGTN detained Beijing

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Canberra [Australia], August 31: In what could additionally strain relations among Beijing and Canberra, an Australian TV anchor working with CGTN, China's state-run news direct has been confined in Beijing in an exceptionally touchy case. An assertion from Foreign Minister Marise Payne affirmed Cheng Lei was being held by experts in the Chinese capital and Australian ambassadors were allowed to address her last week through video meeting, revealed ABC. 

"The Australian Government has been educated that an Australian resident, Ms Cheng Lei, has been kept in China," Payne was cited as saying in a proclamation. The assertion educated that proper notice was gotten on fourteenth of August from Chinese specialists of her confinement. 

"Australian authorities had an underlying consular encounter with Ms Cheng at a detainment office through video connect on 27th of August and will keep on giving help and backing to her and her family," the assertion read. Relations among China and Australia have stressed lately more than a few issues. 

According to the report, companions became concerned when Cheng didn't answer to messages as of late, fuelling theory among her Chinese state media partners. She has not been charged yet is being held under what is classified "private reconnaissance at an assigned area", a type of confinement where specialists can detain and scrutinize a suspect for as long as a half year while cutting them off from legal advisors and the rest of the world. 

Her family in an assertion said they are in contact with the Department of Foreign Affairs and exchange and doing everything to help her. "Cheng has filled in as a live anchor and columnist for CGTN for as far back as eight years. She was trusted to introduce inclusion of a portion of the country's most politically delicate occasions, including China's yearly political congress," the report said. 

She is the subsequent Australian, after author and previous Chinese Government representative Yang Hengjun, to be confined in Beijing. Yang, who is under an undercover work examination was taken by experts in January 2019. The report expressed that in July this year, the Australian Government refreshed its data for Australians venturing out to China, notice they could be at expanded danger of self-assertive detainment.

Nation has lost a brilliant leader: Virat Kohli expresses grief over demise over demise of Pranab Mukherjee

Former President Pranab Mukherjee (Photo/Virender Sehwag Twitter)

Canberra [Australia], August 31: In what could additionally strain relations among Beijing and Canberra, an Australian TV anchor working with CGTN, China's state-run news direct has been confined in Beijing in an exceptionally touchy case. An assertion from Foreign Minister Marise Payne affirmed Cheng Lei was being held by experts in the Chinese capital and Australian ambassadors were allowed to address her last week through video meeting, revealed ABC. 

"The Australian Government has been educated that an Australian resident, Ms Cheng Lei, has been kept in China," Payne was cited as saying in a proclamation. The assertion educated that proper notice was gotten on fourteenth of August from Chinese specialists of her confinement. 

"Australian authorities had an underlying consular encounter with Ms Cheng at a detainment office through video connect on 27th of August and will keep on giving help and backing to her and her family," the assertion read. Relations among China and Australia have stressed lately more than a few issues. 

According to the report, companions became concerned when Cheng didn't answer to messages as of late, fuelling theory among her Chinese state media partners. She has not been charged yet is being held under what is classified "private reconnaissance at an assigned area", a type of confinement where specialists can detain and scrutinize a suspect for as long as a half year while cutting them off from legal advisors and the rest of the world. 

Her family in an assertion said they are in contact with the Department of Foreign Affairs and exchange and doing everything to help her. "Cheng has filled in as a live anchor and columnist for CGTN for as far back as eight years. She was trusted to introduce inclusion of a portion of the country's most politically delicate occasions, including China's yearly political congress," the report said. 

She is the subsequent Australian, after author and previous Chinese Government representative Yang Hengjun, to be confined in Beijing. Yang, who is under an undercover work examination was taken by experts in January 2019. The report expressed that in July this year, the Australian Government refreshed its data for Australians venturing out to China, notice they could be at expanded danger of self-assertive detainment.

Deeply touched by your warm words: Shinzo Abe responds to PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe (File Photo)

Tokyo [Japan], August 31: Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday said he was profoundly moved by the warm expressions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had prior wished him an expedient recuperation. 

"I am profoundly moved by your warm words, Prime Minister @narendramodi. I want you to enjoy all that life has to offer and expectation our artnership will be additionally improved," Shinzo Abe said in a tweet. 

Abe, the longest-serving Japanese Prime Minister, is venturing down because of ulcerative colitis, a constant sickness which prior constrained him to leave the post of the prevalence in 2007. 

The 65-year-old pioneer said on Friday that he will keep on doing his obligations until the LDP chooses its new chief, who will in this way become the new executive. 

On August 28, PM Modi had tweeted to wish an expedient recuperation for Abe. 

"Tormented to find out about your infirmity, my dear companion @AbeShinzo. As of late, with your astute initiative and individual responsibility, the India-Japan association has gotten further and more grounded than any time in recent memory. I wish and appeal to God for your quick recuperation," PM Modi had said in his tweet. (ANI)

Is Pakistan losing Riyadh?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Saudi King Salman holding talks in Riyadh last year

Rome [Italy], August 31: "Pakistan can presently don't stand by ... I deferentially remind the OIC (Organization of the Islamic Cooperation) by and by that we are expecting a gathering of unfamiliar pastors having a place with the part nations of the association. In the event that you can't do it, I will be compelled to request Prime Minister Imran Khan to hold a gathering from Islamic nations prepared to remain by us on the topic of Kashmir". 

Talking this way, during a TV syndicated program, was the Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmud Qureshi who, with a phenomenal externalization, broken a ten-year convention of relations among Pakistan and the Saudi "older sibling" and gave the dispatch of a progression of theories on the international request or re-request of the area. 

The Saudis, to come clean, didn't take well the allure of Qureshi which was viewed as a genuine "sgarro" by the verifiable "more youthful siblings" and, as a prompt counter, they rushed to demand the unexpected reimbursement of a billion dollar credit reconsidered only a half year prior. 

Islamabad, cornered, approached the Chinese for the credit and reimbursed the obligation. In any case, just to make things understood, it is just a drop in the ocean of the six and more billion dollars of obligation that Islamabad has with Saudi Arabia. Throughout the long term, the collusion among Saudis and Islamabad has truth be told been pretty much undeniable propose. A complicated trap of monetary and military relations has consistently existed between the two nations. 

For Riyadh, the pretty much controller over Pakistan is of major key significance, since it verges on Iran for around 900 kilometers. What's more, that Islamabad is the lone Muslim state to have the nuclear bomb and the biggest and best-prepared Muslim armed force (basically because of the West) on the planet. 

Pakistan has consistently ensured help to Riyadh and prepared Saudi soldiers. Riyadh, in return, clearly opened the satchel strings by bounteously financing Islamabad and ensuring oil supplies at deal costs. It additionally financed the Pakistani atomic program: straightforwardly, yet additionally by traveling to the salvage of Islamabad at the hour of the approvals forced by the United States in the outcome of the atomic tests. Also, it has, additionally, a huge number of Pakistani laborers. 

Hence, solid of chronicled ties, a couple of days after the Qureshi indiscretion, the Army Chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and the ISI authority, Lieutenant General Faeez Hameed traveled to Riyadh: authoritatively to examine military collaboration with their Saudi partners, really attempting to mend the fracture made by their unfamiliar clergyman. 

Mohammad receptacle Salman, nonetheless, the "Saudi sibling" to whom Imran Khan had gone about as an individual driver on his last victorious excursion to Islamabad, said he was too occupied to even think about receiving them. Not just that: MbS additionally welcomed Pakistan, in the press, to "cut back" its relations with China and to "let go of the Chinese" by stopping to help them in conflicts, military and something else, on the outskirt with India. 

It likewise appears to be that the Saudis have cautioned Islamabad not to help China with respect to speculation anticipates for around 400 billion dollars in Iran. The Pakistani Foreign Ministry expeditiously denied it, however nobody trusted him. 

Evidently, not exclusively were Bajwa and Hameed's expressions of remorse not acknowledged, however the restored proposition for a committee of Arab nations on Kashmir by and by failed to receive any notice. Result: not just Qureshi, the same number of thought, didn't lose his employment. 

However, on the arrival of the disdained officers, he instantly traveled to Beijing to meet his Chinese partner Wang Yi. Truth be told, China is presently the lone nation, along with Erdogan's Islamized and oppressive Turkey, which pronounces itself prepared to protect the fellowship "as profound as the ocean and as high as the Himalayas" with Pakistani officers. Since the world is changing, the economy is a flat out need and the partnership depends on this and not on age-old inquiries of rule. 

So not just the Saudis appear to advantage the nearby financial binds with India and the collusion with the USA in contradicting Iran, yet additionally the Arab Emirates, with which Islamabad has attempted to cause a typical front against the Saudis, to have "deceived" the reason by consenting to an arrangement that standardizes relations with Israel. 

On the off chance that the Palestinian reason is disregarded, said Imran Khan, "we will before long be compelled to relinquish any case on Kashmir". Furthermore, this, for Islamabad, is unsatisfactory. What's more, it is likewise unsatisfactory for Beijing, which has appropriated a bit of Kashmir and is attempting to possess bits of Indian region to encourage the Belt and Road Initiative. 

In any case, now, Pakistan-many state hazards winding up like the ceramic pot among superpowers, and being broken prior, well before the mythical beast banner flies over Islamabad and not simply Gwadar. 

(Disclaimer: The perspectives communicated in this segment are carefully those of the creator) (ANI/Francesca Marino)

Indian High Commission in Bangladesh organises Book Gifting Session on Sheikh Mujibur Rehman to mark Mujib Borsho

To mark Mujib Borsho, HCI Dhaka organised a Book Gifting Session on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (Picture tweeted by Indian High Commission)

Dhaka [Bangladesh], August 31: Indian High Commission in Dhaka, Bangladesh coordinated a Book Gifting Session on Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman to stamp Mujib Borsho. 

"To stamp Mujib Borsho, HCI Dhaka coordinated a Book Gifting Session on Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman and the Liberation War for 100 Universities and Colleges across Bangladesh," Indian High Commission said in a tweet. 

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Riva Ganguly Das portrayed Bangabandhu as the organizer of current Bangladesh. 

"High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh, Smt. Riva Ganguly Das @rivagdas portrayed Bangabandhu as the organizer of current Bangladesh and sought after the books to motivate Bangladeshi youth to understand Bangabandhu's vision of 'Sonar Bangla'," said Indian High Commission. 

Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, Dy Min of Education, Bangladesh while tending to the occasion, hailed India-Bangladesh ties as unique. 

"Featured subject matter expert, H.E. Counselor Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, Dy Min of Education, Govt of Bangladesh talked on Bangabandhu and his directive for the Post Liberation Generation. Praising @ihcdhaka for this activity, he hailed #IndiaBangladesh relations as exceptional," said the Indian High Commission. 

"Among the 100 Universities, which participate, Vice Chancellors of BUET, CUET, Khulna Univ, Rajshahi Univ, Shahjalal Univ of S&T and CVASU talked on the event," it added. 

During the visit of Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla to Bangladesh on August 18 and 19, the conversations revolved around the 100th birth commemoration of Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman in 2020 and 50 years of the freedom of Bangladesh and the foundation of strategic ties among India and Bangladesh in 2021. 

As per an official assertion by the Ministry of External Affairs, during the two-day visit Shringla additionally reported India's arrangements to give a memorial stamp on Bangabandhu during Mujib Barsho. (ANI)

Israeli-US delegation flies to UAE

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Jerusalem [Israel], August 31: An Israeli appointment, joined by senior US authorities, withdrawn from Tel Aviv on Monday to Abu Dhabi in Israel's first business trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

Flight LY971, a non-stop flight worked by Israel's public aircraft transporter El Al, withdrawn at around 10:30 am (neighborhood time). 

The two-day visit will incorporate working gatherings of the joint groups in front of the marking of collaboration bargains following the US-expedited consent to standardize ties among Israel and UAE, which was declared on August 13. 

An assertion from the Israeli Prime Minister's Office, in front of the flight, said the gatherings will zero in on issues identified with "the common and financial circles." 

The visit will likewise remember a three sided meeting for Abu Dhabi between the tops of the designations: Israel's head of National Security Council Meir Ben Shabbat, US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and Senior US Presidential Advisor Jared Kushner, and UAE National Security Advisor Sheik Tahnoun container Zayed Al Nahyan. 

The conversations will be held in working gatherings made out of Israeli, Emirati and US delegates in the zones of tact, funds, avionics and passage visas, wellbeing, culture and the travel industry, space, science and ventures, advancement and exchange, as per the Israeli Prime Minister's Office. 

"We will probably accomplish a joint work intend to advance the relationship in an exceptionally wide scope of zones," top of the Israeli designation Meir Ben Shabbat said in an explanation in front of the takeoff. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that his nation held mystery converses with "some more" Arab states on normalizing relations. "There are a lot more unpublicised gatherings with Arab and Muslim pioneers," Netanyahu said during joint comments in Jerusalem close by Kushner and O'Brien. (ANI/Xinhua)

Despite China's criticism, Czech Senate President undetakes 6-day visit to Taiwan

Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil along with the delegation in Taiwan (Photo credits: Tsai Ing-wen Twitter)

Taipei [Taiwan], August 31: In a huge turn of events, an appointment drove by Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil left on a six-day visit to Taiwan, notwithstanding China's analysis with respect to the visit. 

Vystrcil is on an official outing to Taiwan, which started on Sunday to advance business joins and the visit denotes the most significant level of trade between the two nations to help monetary and social ties, Voice of America (VOA) detailed. 

In spite of the fact that the Czech Republic follows the one-China strategy, it, notwithstanding, keeps up informal relations with Taiwan, which Beijing views as its rebel area. 

The Czech Senate President's visit even as China's "coercive discretion" in the European nation is falling flat, as per eyewitnesses, in spite of the fact that it is yet to be seen whether other European countries would stick to this same pattern. 

"This will be an outing to respect the spirits of late Czech President Vaclav Havel," Vystrcil told the 89-part assignment in front of the visit, as indicated by Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Havel, who was once a writer, turned into the main Czech president in 1993. He was in jail for quite a long while over his contradicting political perspectives on common activism, direct vote based system and basic freedoms - values which Vystrcil said China doesn't have confidence in. 

"My view is that in the event that we center around cash, we will lose our qualities and the cash, as well," said Vystrcil, who is the second-most noteworthy authority in the Czech Republic. 

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen stretched out her warm welcome to the appointment, saying that the individuals in Taiwan "anticipate promoting collaboration in all territories" with the meeting assignment in her Facebook post, as indicated by VOA. 

Accordingly, Chinese Foreign Ministry representative had named Vystrcil's visit as "disgusting behavior". 

On Sunday, China's state-run Global Times refered to the Chinese Embassy in Czech Republic saying that Vystrcil made the visit "in view of his own political count", consequently meddling in China's inside issues and disregarding the one-China strategy, which says that the People's Republic of China (PRC) is the sole genuine government in the entire of China. 

"As I would see it, I think he (Vystrcil) needs to send a solid message to China that Czech Republic is a free and vote based nation and we don't care for any nation, regardless of it is China or some little nations to mention to us what we ought to do," said Karel Picha, a Czech who has lived in Taiwan for a very long time and right now runs the lone Czech food cafĂ© in Taipei. 

"We don't care for any nation to coerce us by (saying), in the event that you are going to go to Taiwan, it will hurt you. Along these lines, it is a solid assertion to state that everything isn't just about cash," he told VOA, while noticing that most Czech individuals uphold the visit. 

Recently, China kept on issueing negative and provocative remarks with respect to Vystrcil's visit to the Czech Republic, saying the individuals who restrict the one-China strategy will "follow through on a weighty cost" for their moves. 

"The individuals who endeavor to challenge the one-China guideline on the Taiwan question are making themselves adversaries of the 1.4 billion Chinese individuals and should follow through on a weighty cost for their moves," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was cited as saying by CGTN. 

This isn't the primary that Czech Republic has tested the one-China strategy. 

In October a year ago, Beijing and Prague ended their kid twinning arrangement after the Czech capital singularly pulled out of a statement on the one-China guideline with a few authorities making "wrong moves and improper comments" on issues like Taiwan and Tibet. Following a couple of months, Shanghai likewise rejected its sister-city relationship with Prague. 

Difference on the arrangement occurred following the November 2018 city surveys, which saw Zdenek Hrib from the Czech Pirate Party being chosen as the new Prague chairman. Hrib called for corrections to the Beijing-Prague sister-city bargain, proposing the prohibition of the provision recognizing the one-China guideline, as indicated by CGTN. (ANI)

Amid border tensions with India, China constructs missile site at Kailash-Mansarovar

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New York [US], August 31: Amid strains with India over the deadlock in Eastern Ladakh area, China has supposedly assembled a surface-to-air rocket almost a lake, which is a piece of the Kailash-Mansarovar. 

The improvement of the rocket, as per specialists, is a continuation of the forceful incitement by the Chinese and it could additionally muddle the fringe pressures between the two nations, The Epoch Times revealed. 

Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar, normally known as the Kailash-Mansarovar site is loved by four religions and is connected to culture and profound sacred texts in India. While the Hindus consider the site as the habitation of Shiva and his partner Parvati, the Tibetan Buddhists call the mountain Kang Rimpoche, the "Valuable One of Glacial Snow," and worship it as the dwelling place of Demchog and his associate, Dorje Phagmo. 

The Jains call the mountain Astapada and believe it to be where the first of their 24 otherworldly experts accomplished freedom. The Bons, disciples of the pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet, term the mountain Tise and adore it the home of the sky goddess, Sipaimen. 

The putting of the rocket at the consecrated site, which is likewise the inception of four transnational streams - Indus, Brahmaputra, Sutlej and Karnali, a significant feeder of the Ganges, threats India, which has wouldn't down against Chinese animosity on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). 

"In my view, above all else, it is a continuation of the Chinese incitement against India, which we are seeing from the beginning from the LAC in Ladakh toward the eastern and center area circumscribing regions with India," Priyajit Debsarkar, creator and an international examiner with the London-based research organization Bridge India, disclosed to The Epoch Times in an email. 

"This move, of sending a surface-to-air rocket in Tibet, ought not shock us. It is unadulterated dictator brinkmanship and incitement to India, which has wouldn't down against Chinese dangers and forceful animosity," Debsarkar said. 

India and China are occupied with a deadlock since April-May over the offenses by the Chinese Army in various zones including Finger territory, Galwan valley, Hot springs and Kongrung Nala. In June, 20 Indian warriors passed on in a vicious go head to head with Chinese soldiers in Eastern Ladakh. 

Talks between the different sides have been continuing throughout the previous three months including five Lieutenant General-level talks however have neglected to yield any outcomes, up until now. 

Aparna Pande, an exploration individual and the head of the Washington-put together Hudson Institute's Initiative with respect to the Future of India and South Asia, told the paper that China doesn't regard and have faith in religion and culture. 

"We need to remember that the Chinese couldn't care less about Christianity. They couldn't care less about any of the antiquated Chinese practices. They accept religion is the opium of the majority and the solitary philosophy they care about is their type of socialism," Pande said. 

"They couldn't care less about images and imagery aside from those that are attached to the Chinese Communist Party," she was cited as saying. 

Cruel Pant, a New Delhi-based vital investigator with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), repeated comparable notions and expressed that China's move of making military framework at Kailash-Mansarovar will just strengthen the counter China slant inside India. 

"The way that this turns out to be one of the most consecrated strict locales for the Hindus is likewise characteristic of the hatred Beijing has for Indian assessments," Pant said. 

"This is simply going to complement strains in a generally upset relationship and won't just disclose Indian considerably more opposing to China yet will likewise make Indian policymakers significantly more resolved to face China," he added. 

The rocket base at Kailash-Mansarovar is a piece of China's more noteworthy militarisation of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), as per Girish Kant Pandey, teacher of guard learns at the Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University in Raipur. 

"The rocket mounted close to Kailash-Mansarovar is called DF-21. It is a medium-range, 2,200 kilometers ballistic rocket. Its favorable position is that it can cover all urban areas of north India, including New Delhi," Pandey disclosed to The Epoch Times via telephone. 

From 2006 to 2010, China completed 180 vital ventures, which it didn't make reference to with all due respect financial plans. These ventures incorporate developing four huge airstrips, 14 little airstrips and 17 radar stations on the India-China wilderness from east to west, Pandey said.

Nepal exports electricity worth a billion Nepali rupees to India in last fiscal

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Kathmandu [Nepal], August 31: Nepal has traded power worth one billion Nepali rupees to India in the last monetary year, as per a report distributed by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA). 

In 2076-77 (2019-20) monetary year, Nepal had the option to send out power worth 95 crores 70 lakhs Nepali rupees to India according to a force bargain endorsed by the two nations. 

Prior, the Himalayan country had set an objective of selling nine crore units of power while it had the option to send 10 crores and 70 lakh units a year ago, the NEA report said. 

"Nepal sent out an aggregate of two crores and 96 lakh units of power to India between mid-September and November, which was the most noteworthy progression of power during the monetary year of 2076-77. The least was recorded between mid-April and May when 10,000 thousand units were just sent out," Prabal Adhikari, representative at NEA, said. 

"It was moved to India by means of Kushwaha-Kataiya, Parwanipur-Raxaul, Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur and Ramnagar," he added. 

In 2072-73 (2015-16) monetary year, Nepal traded 31 lakh units of power, 26 lakhs 90 thousand units in 2073-74 (2016-17), 29 lakhs 40 thousand of every 2074-75 (2017-18), three crores 47 lakh in 2075-76 (2018-19) and 10 crores 70 lakh units to India in 2076-77 (2019-20). 

This has demonstrated Nepal's expanded pay from power area by offering it to India due to good landscape and interconnectivity. 

Nepal and India recently had an ability to ship 350 MW power utilizing the trans-fringe network line, which has been extended to 1,500 MW. The two nations are associated with an investigation over an extra cross-fringe network line, which has been named as Butwal-Gorakhpur Mainhiya-Sampatiya, Inaruwa-Purniya, Lamki-Bareli and Kohalpur-Nanpara transmission lines. (ANI)

Flood death toll rises to 251 in Bangladesh

A total of 251 people have been killed in floods caused by heavy seasonal rains and onrush of water in parts of Bangladesh, said a government report.

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Aug 31 (ANI/Xinhua): A total of 251 people have been killed in floods caused by heavy seasonal rains and onrush of water in parts of Bangladesh, said a government report. According to the daily flood report of the country's Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room under the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Sunday, three waves of devastating floods since June 30 have claimed the lives in 33 Bangladeshi districts.

Most victims were drowned but some died due to snake bites and lightning in the flood-hit areas, said the authorities. Sarder Udoy Raihan, Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) executive engineer, said the country's overall flood situation had improved in most of the districts with water levels in many rivers receding. Floodwaters have continued to recede, improving the situation considerably, he added.

Since June, official data showed that the floods triggered by heavy seasonal rains and onrush of water from hills have left a trail of death, misery and destruction. The daily disaster situation report prepared by the country's National Disaster Response Coordination Centre (NDRCC) under the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief said over five million people had been affected by the floods while thousands of families were forced to flee their homes.

Also, the loss of crops due to floods in Bangladesh has been put at 13.23 billion taka (about 156.4 million US dollars). Millions of people in Bangladesh, crisscrossed by hundreds of rivers, suffer from flooding as the low-lying country experiences seasonal floods every year during the June-September monsoon when rivers that feed into the Bay of Bengal burst their banks.

US to provide military assistance if China attacks in South China Sea: Philippines

South China Sea (File Photo)

Manila [Philippines], August 31: In a solid message to China, the Philippines have clarified that it would go to the US for military assistance during progressing flare-ups among Manila and Beijing in the South China Sea. 

Philippines Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr said Manila would conjure its protection concurrence with the US if China assaults its maritime vessels in the contested waters. "On the off chance that something happens that is past invasion however is, truth be told, an assault on state a Filipino maritime vessel.....means then I call up Washington DC," he added. 

Since 1951, the US and the Philippines have had a Mutual Defense Treaty that submits them to help each other in the occasion if either is assaulted. 

The remarks by the Philippines Foreign Secretary denotes the first run through President Rodrigo Duterte organization transparently pronouncing its goal to agree with the US against Chinese expansionist plan. 

The Foreign Secretary said Manila would proceed with air watches over the South China Sea notwithstanding Beijing considering it an unlawful incitement. 

"They can consider it an illicit incitement, you can't alter their perspectives. They previously lost the arbitral honor," he said alluding to the 2016 choice by a worldwide council that administered against China's extensive cases toward the South China Sea. 

Locsin additionally said the US' military presence in Asia is required as the contention among Washington and Beijing has heightened. He added it would be to Philippine's greatest advantage for the US to keep up its military presence in the area and he repeated the nation "never halted collaboration" with its long-term security partner. "We have an overall influence circumstance, we need the US presence in Asia," he expressed. 

The two forces are contending over issues from exchange to what the US sees as forceful moves by China's military, particularly in the contested South China Sea and around Chinese-guaranteed Taiwan. 

The US has since quite a while ago restricted China's regional cases on the South China Sea, consistently sending warships to show opportunity of route there. It solidified its position a month ago by dismissing Chinese sea guarantees in the South China Sea, a move which Beijing denounced. 

On August 24, Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana blamed China for wrongfully possessing Filipino sea domain and stated, "China's nine-run line used to guarantee the majority of the South China Sea is a manufacture." The comments came in the midst of a new line between the two nations over the contested Scarborough Shoal, which has been a flashpoint since long. 

The Philippines Foreign Ministry stopped a strategic dissent a week ago over what it said was the unlawful seizure by China's coastguard of fishing hardware close to the reef. 

China denounced watches in the South China Sea and proclaimed it's blameless and air watches by the Philippines encroach on its sway. Beijing shielded the coast watchman's exercises and asked Manila to quickly stop what it depicted as unlawful incitements. 

Lorenzana clarified that the region was inside the nation's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). "Their (China's) purported recorded rights over a region encased by their nine-line doesn't exist besides in their creative mind," he said. 

"Our anglers are inside our EEZ and similarly our boats and planes direct watch fights inside our region. They (China) are the ones who have been doing incitements by illicitly involving a few highlights inside our EEZ. Henceforth, they reserve no option to guarantee they are implementing their laws," he further added. 

In 2012, China had held onto Scarborough from the Philippines following a strained deadlock. The reef, one of the area's most extravagant fishing grounds, is found 240 kilometers west of Philippines' primary island of Luzon and 650 kilometers from the closest significant Chinese landmass, the southern island region of Hainan, is one of the district's most extravagant fishing grounds. 

China asserts the vast majority of the ocean, regularly conjuring its purported nine-run line to legitimize its supposed memorable rights to the key stream that is additionally challenged by the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan and Brunei. It dismissed a 2016 UN-supported council's decision that its cases were without lawful premise. (ANI)

Japan mulls picking new Prime Minister September 17

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (File Photo)

Tokyo [Japan], Aug 31: Japan is thinking about to hold a phenomenal parliamentary meeting on September 17 to pick the nation's new Prime Minister to succeed Shinzo Abe, nearby media investigated Sunday. 

As per public telecaster NHK, the decision Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is relied upon to choose when and how to pick its next chief in a General Council meeting on September 1. 

In the interim, LDP high ranking representatives are making last plans to have its individuals in the two places of the Diet meet around September 13-15 to pick the gathering's leader. At that point, the gathering intends to call an unprecedented parliamentary meeting to choose the new PM on September 17, as per the report. 

Right now, LDP Policy Research Council Chairperson Fumio Kishida and previous LDP Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba have indicated interest in running in the gathering's official race. Boss Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is additionally observed as a possible up-and-comer. (ANI/Xinhua)

Uyghur diaspora in US protest against China's ethnic cleansing of minorities in Xinjiang

Members of Uyghur community during a protest in the US (Video grab source: Voice of East Turkestan Youtube Channel)

Washington/New York [US], Aug 31: Members of the Uyghur people group in Washington and New York challenged China's ethnic purifying of minorities in the northwestern locale of Xinjiang and approached the US government and the United Nations to make a more move against Beijing. 

"August 29 denotes the fourth commemoration of Chen Quanguo's exchange from Tibet to East Turkistan, (the) alleged Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region's Chinese Communist Party (CCP) boss who was the brains behind the structure of death camps, penitentiaries, Uyghur constrained work and innovative reconnaissance, the police state as we probably am aware it today," Salih Hudayar, the originator of the Washington-based Uyghur association East Turkistan National Awakening Movement, told Voice of America (VOA). 

Hudayar coordinated the fights before the US State Department in Washington and UN base camp in New York. 

"We need both the US government and UN to perceive the monstrosities as decimation and approach the worldwide network and governments in numerous nations to split their quiet and face China," Hudayar added. 

A month ago, the US forced approvals on Chen Quanguo and two other Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities over denials of basic liberties in Xinjiang. 

A protestor in Washington named Aziz Sulayman disclosed to VOA that his 33-year-old sibling Alim Sulayman, 47-year-old brother by marriage Yehya Kurban and 31-year-old cousin Ekram Yarmuhammed were taken by Chinese experts in 2016 and have not been found from that point forward. 

"My sibling was a dental specialist, my brother by marriage was a money manager and my cousin was an alum from a clinical school. They didn't require any professional preparing or re-training as China misled the world," said Aziz Sulayman, 49. 

He said he has not been in contact with his mom and five sisters since late 2016. 

"I don't know whether my whole family is as yet alive or dead. We are here to show the world that what the CCP is submitting in our country against our friends and family meets the standards of the UN Genocide Convention," Sulayman was cited as saying. 

As per the UN, slaughter is characterized as any of the few demonstrations "submitted with purpose to annihilate, in entire or partially, a public, ethnical, racial or strict gathering." 

As of late, individuals from the Tibetan and Uyghur people group in the United Kingdom coordinated a 'Dark Day' fight outside the United Nations office in London to check the ninth commemoration of 'grievous wrongdoings against humankind' in Tibet and East Turkistan by Chen Quanguo. 

The dissent was held under the aegis of Tibetan Community UK, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and Global Alliance for Tibet and Persecuted Minorities (GATPM). The nonconformists held flags saying "Long Live kinship of Tibet and East Turkistan", "Deny internment Camps" and save the "Uyghur individuals". 

China has been reprimanded for taking action against Uyghurs by sending them to mass confinement camps, meddling in their strict exercises and sending individuals from the network to go through some type of powerful re-schooling or influence. 

Previously, US authorities have reproved CCP's treatment of Uyghurs with Secretary of State Michael Pompeo portraying the ethnic purging of the network as the "stain of the century" and censured it as "a basic liberties infringement on a scale we have not seen since the Second World War," VOA announced. (ANI)

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences presents NutriScholars Awards 2020

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New Delhi [India], Aug. 31: DuPont Nutrition and Biosciences is pleased to declare the third version of DuPont NutriScholars Award (DNA) 2020, a skillet India food science program that encourages information trade and drives advancement among the nation's food scholastics. F1rstMR Business Analytics (F1rst) will direct the program as an execution accomplice, along with DuPont Food and Beverage Innovation group. 

DNA 2020 welcomes sprouting food technologists from scholarly foundations the nation over to scrutinize their insight and abilities in plant-based protein themed ventures, based on shopper utilization events. 

Winning sections will be made a decision about dependent on item ingenuity, business practicality and upgrades made in taste and surface utilizing at least one of DuPont™ Danisco® scope of protein and utilitarian fixings during the improvement cycle. 

"Indian eating regimens are starch rich and most Indians are not devouring enough protein to meet their RDA prerequisite; and it has been our steady undertaking to create advancements and work alongside food industry to invigorate nourishments. Plant-based soy protein, for example, is pertinent across life expectancy from babies/kids to senior populace with its sustenance and medical advantages," said Karuna Jayakrishna, advancement pioneer, South Asia, DuPont Nutrition and Biosciences. 

"DNA 2020 features this very significance of plant-based proteins for a regular adjusted eating regimen. DuPont is resolved to spur plan and inventive speculation among future food researchers and technologists, giving them an involved encounter", Karuna Jayakrishna added. 

The DuPont NutriScholars Award 2020 highlights four unmistakable honor classifications: 

Helpful and nutritious breakfast 

Snappy Service Restaurant (QSR) style lunch/supper 

More advantageous sweets/extravagances 

4 PM sound appetizing tidbits 

The DuPont NutriScholars Awards were recently held in 2017 and 2018. In 2017, the honors program energized ideation of ethnic Indian food and refreshment ideas, trailed by bread kitchen food advancement challenge in 2018. Roadshows and understudy cooperations were coordinated in 19 schools and college grounds. 

Altogether, in excess of 200 recommendations were submitted, and the honors program tutored more than 80 groups in inventive food item improvement and investigating. DNA 2020 will presently contact in excess of 300 colleges and foundations the nation over. 

The triumphant group in each grant classification will be declared in December 2020. The arbitrating board in the great finale incorporates industry specialists from driving food organizations, academicians, researchers, and DuPont delegates. 

"DuPont separates itself with elite item advancement and application improvement," said Anurag Jain, business chief, South Asia, DuPont Nutrition and Biosciences. 

"We have an expansive arrangement of fixing contributions made with separated advances and a powerful development pipeline. We are charmed to report the third version of DNA and proceed with communitarian research with Indian food science the scholarly world. It's an excursion towards building food techniques of things to come and driving advancement in food science," Anurag Jain added. 

This story is given by PRNewswire. ANI won't be dependable in any capacity for the substance of this article. (ANI/PRNewswire)

Over dozen new coronavirus cases reported in China

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Beijing [China], Aug 31: China has enlisted 17 new Covid cases in the previous 24 hours and every one of them have been imported, while another 24 COVID-19 patients have recuperated over that period, the nation's National Health Commission said on Monday. 

China's complete number of affirmed Covid cases currently remains at 85,048 and the loss of life is 4,634. The absolute number of recuperated people in the nation remains at 80,177. The all out number of imported cases is 2,499. 

In excess of 230 COVID-19 patients remain hospitalized in China. 

On Sunday, China revealed nine new Covid cases (all imported) and 27 new recuperations. On Saturday, the nation recorded nine new instances of the infection and 35 new recuperations. 

In the previous 24 hours, China affirmed 19 new asymptomatic Covid cases (all imported). In excess of 330 asymptomatic Covid patients are as of now being observed in the nation. (ANI/Sputnik)

GVK signs pact to cooperate with Adani in relation to Mumbai airport

GVK has presence across energy, airports, transportation, hospitality and life sciences (Photo: ANI)

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Aug 31: GVK Power and Infrastructure Ltd said on Monday that the organization alongside its auxiliaries GVK Airport Developers Ltd (GVKADL) and GVK Airport Holdings Ltd have consented to help out Adani Airport Holdings Ltd, the lead holding organization of Adani Group for its air terminals business and an auxiliary of Adani Enterprises Ltd. 

The terms of participation incorporate securing of obligation by Adani from different GVK moneylenders including a Goldman Sachs drove consortium and HDFC. The move will deliver GVK of different commitments, protections and corporate ensures given in regard of obligation to be procured by Adani. 

Adani will change the gained obligation over to value of GVKADL on commonly concurred terms, subject to acquiring vital administrative endorsements. The implantation of assets by Adani into Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MAIL) will give liquidity uphold. 

The monetary conclusion will be accomplished of the Navi Mumbai International Airport venture by Adani at the soonest to initiate development, GVK said in an explanation. 

"The aeronautics business has been seriously affected by COVID-19, hindering it by numerous years and has affected the financials of MAIL," said GVK Founder and Chairman G V K Reddy. 

"It was hence significant that we acquire a monetarily solid speculator in the most limited conceivable chance to improve the monetary situation of MIAL just as to help accomplish monetary conclusion of Navi Mumbai International Airport venture which is a task of public significance," he said. 

"It is under these conditions that we consented to help out Adani to accomplish these twin targets. Further, when the exchange is fulfilled which is dependent upon standard endorsements, we will decrease a huge bit of liabilities to our moneylenders which is of most extreme significance to the gathering." 

Independently, GVK told the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund and PSP that the exchange reports stand ended as it is not, at this point compelling and implementable. 

GVK said the terms of exchange conceived in the exchange records were not implementable and the elective recommendations examined won't give a goal to the loan specialists of ADL by August-end which was a prerequisite of our moneylenders. (ANI)

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