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China objects to Ladakh status, Indian border activities

China objects to Ladakh status, Indian border activities

World
China says India’s designation of the region along their disputed border as a union territory was an illegal move, and voiced new objections to infrastructure construction that seems to strengthen India’s position in the areaByThe Associated PressSeptember 29, 2020, 10:09 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIJING -- China on Tuesday called India’s designation of the region along their disputed border as a union territory an illegal move, and voiced new objections to infrastructure construction that seems to strengthen India’s position in the area.Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin also said reports of new Chinese military bases and other facilities being built on its side were “totally untrue and have ulterior motives.”Senior commanders agreed earlier ...
Asia Today: Duterte extends virus calamity status by a year

Asia Today: Duterte extends virus calamity status by a year

Health
President Rodrigo Duterte says he has extended a state of calamity in the Philippines by a year to allow the government to draw emergency funds faster to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and harness the police and military to maintain orderByThe Associated PressSeptember 22, 2020, 5:31 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte says he has extended a state of calamity in the entire Philippines by a year to allow the government to draw emergency funds faster to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and harness the police and military to maintain law and order.Duterte first placed the country under a state of calamity in March when the number of confirmed infections was approaching 200 with about a dozen deaths. The country now has more...
PACL case: Sebi extends deadline for investors to check status of application, rectify errors

PACL case: Sebi extends deadline for investors to check status of application, rectify errors

Finance
New Delhi: Markets regulator Sebi on Friday extended the deadline to October 31 for investors of PACL Ltd, having claims of up to Rs 5,000, to check the status of their application and rectify errors in the form. Earlier, the deadline was July 31. Now, the last date for checking the status of applications and rectification of errors has been extended to October 31, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said in a statement. The portal for investors to view status of their claim application has been operational from January 24. PACL, which had raised money from public in the name of agriculture and real estate businesses, was found by Sebi to have collected more than Rs 60,000 crore through illegal collective investment schemes (CIS) over a period of 18 years. A panel, head...
Hong Kong: China vows to retaliate after Trump ends special economic status

Hong Kong: China vows to retaliate after Trump ends special economic status

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device China has vowed to retaliate after the US ended Hong Kong's preferential trade status and imposed sanctions on officials who crack down on rights.President Donald Trump said he was acting because China had taken away Hong Kong's freedom after it imposed a new security law.Beijing condemned Mr Trump's decision, saying it would impose sanctions on relevant people and entities in the US.US-China ties have become increasingly strained over a wide range of issues.Apart from Beijing's actions in Hong Kong, Mr Trump has criticised China over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic as well as its military build-up in the South China Sea, its treatment of Muslim minorities and massive trade surpluses.Mr Tru...
HMS Beagle: Dock for Darwin’s ship gets protected status

HMS Beagle: Dock for Darwin’s ship gets protected status

Science
The remains of a rare 19th Century dock built for Charles Darwin's ship HMS Beagle has been recognised as a site of national importance.The submerged mud berth on the River Roach in Rochford, Essex, will now be protected against unauthorised change.The ship, launched in 1820, allowed Darwin to make observations that led to his theory of natural selection."We are glad to see this site in a quiet corner of Essex given national protection," said Historic England."This is a fascinating example of a rare piece of maritime history."Paglesham mudflats, near Southend, was thought to be the last resting place of the Beagle and investigations into the site began last year.The team from Wessex Archaeology were able to reveal the outline of ...