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China ‘warns’ US after its warship sails through Taiwan Strait

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A US warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait in what the American military described as a “routine” passage Wednesday, but enraging China, which claims sovereignty over the island and surrounding seas.

Ties between Beijing and Washington have deteriorated in recent months, over issues including trade and Hong Kong, with the self-ruled island of Taiwan a long-running source of tension.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Barry passed through the Strait on October 14, according to a statement by the US Pacific Fleet.

“The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” the statement said.

“The US Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows,” it added.

Any US Navy operations in the Taiwan Strait, which separates China from the island, provoke a strong response from Beijing, which considers Taiwan to be an inviolable part of its territory.

In an angry riposte, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army said it tracked the USS Barry by sea and air “throughout the entire process.”

“We warn the US to stop its words and deeds that provoke trouble and disturb the situation in the Taiwan Strait,” Eastern Theatre Command spokesman Colonel Zhang Chunhui said.

The island has been governed separately since the end of a civil war in China in 1949.

Taiwan has its own flag, currency and military, but it is not recognized as an independent nation by the UN.

Washington ended its diplomatic relations with Taipei in 1979 in order to improve ties with China, but the US remains the island’s most powerful ally and its main arms supplier.

The Chinese have threatened to use force if Taipei proclaims independence or if there is foreign intervention.

Beijing views the passage of foreign vessels through the Strait as a violation of its sovereignty.

Washington and many other countries, on the other hand, see the waterway as part of international waters and therefore open to all.

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Gurgaon: Heavy rain leads to waterlogging in several areas

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Gurgaon saw weighty downpours and rainstorms from the get-go Saturday, prompting waterlogging in certain areas.

Waterlogging was found in the help path close to Narsinghpur on Delhi-Gurgaon interstate, Rajiv chowk, Tau Devi Lal arena, Galleria market, Basai, Sector 9 and 10 A, and interior area streets.

As indicated by Data from District Administration, till 8 am on Saturday, Gurgaon tehsil got 54 mm of precipitation, while Wazirabad got 52 mm, Sohna 72 mm, Manesar 50 mm, and Pataudi 40 mm.

Pardeep Kumar, boss architect at Infrastructure-2 in Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), said, “Because of ceaseless precipitation, waterlogging has been accounted for, yet the water is being depleted out by siphons. The circumstance isn’t quite as disturbing as it normally is during rainstorms, besides at one point close to Tau Devi Lal arena, where sewage-cleaning work has been continuing, other than the development of an underpass at Subhash Chowk. In the low-lying extends, as Narsinghpur administration path on NH-8, water invests in some opportunity to retreat because of the Topography.”

Subhash Boken, the representative of Gurgaon police, said, “Traffic police authorities have been deputed to guarantee smooth progression of traffic, particularly on the expressway.”

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Delhi, Mumbai continue to see spike in Covid cases; EC prohibits physical rallies, roadshows till Jan 15

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India detailed 1,41,986 every day Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the nation’s all out caseload to 3,53,68,372. With 40,895 recuperations, the dynamic caseload remains at 4,72,169. The loss of life expanded to 4,83,463 with 285 patients capitulating to the contamination.

As per information delivered by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday, 3,071 instances of Omicron variation were announced across 27 states and association regions up to this point, out of which 1,203 have recuperated or relocated. The dynamic cases presently remain at 1.34 percent of the all out diseases. The public Covid-19 recuperation rate diminished to 97.30 percent, the wellbeing service said.

The three need gatherings of medical care laborers, forefront laborers and 60 or more populace with comorbidities, who are qualified for their third “preparatory portion” 39 weeks in the wake of getting their subsequent punch, can either book a web-based arrangement or stroll into any inoculation place, sources in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.

End of the week controls kicks in across most urban areas in India as the states attempt to check the spread of the novel Covid. While Delhi and Karnataka have forced end of the week lockdowns, the Tamil Nadu government has requested a closure on Sundays.

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Govt blocks several social media handles circulating fake, inciting content

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In the midst of the enormous lockdown on contemptuous posts, sources said that the hostile substance actioned related to the counterfeit video of a cupboard instructions, an enlivened phony video showing viciousness against the Prime Minister, and disparaging posts focusing on Hindu ladies transferred via web-based media handles.

The public authority has hindered a few web-based media handles that were coursing “counterfeit and affecting” content on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, Minister of State for IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Saturday.

Proprietors of these records are being recognized for activity under the law, he added.

“Taskforce on Safe and Trusted Internet at @GoI_MeitY at work. Handles that attempted to push counterfeit/inducing content on twitter, youtube, fb, insta have been impeded,” Chandrasekhar Tweeted on Saturday.

The pastor said proprietors of such records are being distinguished for activity under the law, and declared that stages will be investigated on their due steadiness.

On Friday evening, the pastor had reacted to a tweet that encouraged him to make a move against the “makers of an exceptionally fierce video that includes the PM”, which “has been in the public area since December 2020”.

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