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The International News Weekly World February 02, 2018 | Toronto 06 Ready to talk to India on CPEC: China Agencies BEIJING : China on Monday said it is ready to talk to India over its concerns on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which passes through Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Beijing's reaction came in response to India's Ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale telling Global Times that CPEC is a major problem and it must not be pushed under the carpet. China again maintained that the multi-billion dollar project is "merely an economic cooperation" and not aimed at India. "Regarding the CPEC, China has reiterated its position. As to the differences between China and India, China stands ready to communicate and talk with India to seek proper solution so that these differences don't affect our general national interests. This best serves the interests of the two countries," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said here. The over $50 billion project, a key artery of Beijing's mega Belt and Road initiative, has caused much friction between India and China over the past few years. The CPEC links China's Kashgar in Xinjiang province with Pakistan's Gwadar port in Balochistan through a network of roads, railways and highways. India strongly objects to the route of the corridor, which goes through Pakistan-administered Kashmir claimed by India. Asked how China will address India's concerns over territorial sovereignty, Hua said: "As to any differences arising between the two countries, it calls for sincerity and mutual respect for these parties to seek proper solution and management of differences." "We should not just ask one party alone to solve this problem, and as I said we are willing to work with the Indian side through dialogue and communication for a better solution," she added. "CPEC is merely an economic cooperation project, it is not targeted at any third party. We hope the Indian side can put this in perspective." Indian-origin CEO in US indicted for bribery Washington : An Indian-American owner and CEO of an IT firm in the US city of Detroit has been indicted for his alleged role in orchestrating a scheme to bribe a city official to obtain benefits for his company, the Justice Department said. Parimal D. Mehta, 54, of Northville, Michigan, was charged in a 11-count indictment with five counts of honest services mail and wire fraud, one count of federal programme bribery and five counts of unlawfully using interstate facilities to commit bribery, said Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan on Wednesday. Between 2009 to August 2016, Mehta made multiple cash payments to Charles L. Dodd, the former Director of Detroit's Office of Departmental Technology Services, according to the indictment. This included two cash bribes hand-delivered by Mehta to Dodd in the restrooms of Detroit-area restaurants in 2016. Mehta is also alleged to have employed Dodd's family members at his firm FutureNet and its subsidiaries. Dodd previously pleaded guilty to bribery on September 27, 2016. The indictment alleged that Mehta paid the bribes to Dodd in exchange for preferential treatment for his company, which received $7.5 million from Detroit in 2015 and 2016. US adds Hamas leader to terrorist list Agencies Washington: The US State Department on Wednesday added Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh into its terrorist list. Haniyeh, leader and chief of the Political Bureau of Hamas, was designated as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) together with three other groups, Xinhua reported. All of their property and interests in property subject to US jurisdiction will be blocked, and US persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with them. They will also be denied of access to the US financial system. Islamic Hamas movement slammed on Wednesday the US decision to list Hamas chief among the terrorist list. The movement's leaders said they considered the U.S. decision as "ridiculous." It was a failed attempt to keep pressure on the Palestinian armed resistance, Hamas spokesman in Gaza Hazem Qasem said. Lotus Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Is The Only Funeral Home Owned And Operated By A Licensed South Asian Funeral Director, Kamal Bhardwaj FUNERAL AND CREMATION CENTRE INC. Comfortable Seating for 500! Adaptable rooms for any size funeral. CREMATORIUM INSIDE OUR BUILDING! Special Lotus Room for witnessing & option to broadcast cremation. Our Staff understand the South Asian languages, dialects & cultures We cater to all rituals & religions. Ask about our affordable pre-arrangement plans 121 City View Drive, Etobicoke (On east side of Highway 27) www.lotusfuneralandcremation.com

The International News Weekly World February 02, 2018 | Toronto 07 Weinstein uses emails from Affleck, Messick to deny claim Indo-Asian News Service Los Angeles : Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has gone public with emails from Rose McGowan's former manager and actor Ben Affleck as evidence to deny claims of sexual misconduct levelled by the actress. Weinstein has chosen to defend himself this time as McGowan started her press tour to promote a show as well as the publication of her book "Brave", reports deadline.com. McGowan has long maintained that Weinstein raped her. In her book, she has written of an assault by Weinstein at the 1997 edition of the Sundance Film Festival. Weinstein's lawyer Ben Brafman disputed Mc- Gowan's version of what happened in that hot tub being non-consensual, and what happened in its aftermath. He has offered as evidence emails from Messick and Affleck. McGowan said she told Affleck of the assault moments after it happened and he responded with anger. Affleck's email was sent to Weinstein on July 26, long before the New York Times broke stories on the several allegations made by actresses and assistants. "As a general matter, Harvey Weinstein and his attorneys have refrained from publicly criticising any of the women who have made allegations of sexual assault against Mr. Weinstein despite a wealth of evidence that would demonstrate the patent falsity of these claims," read a statement from Brafman. Brafman has called McGowan's comments a "publicity stunt" pulled to promote her new book. He claims that Mc- Gowan had described her 1997 experience with Weinstein as a "consensual" act of "sex" to her own manager whom she self-admittedly confided in after the alleged assault. "In an email to Mr. Weinstein regarding the encounter, Jill Messick says the following, 'When we met up the following day, she hesitantly told me of her own accord that during the meeting that night before she had gotten into a hot tub with Mr. Weinstein. "She was very clear about the fact that getting into that hot tub was something that she did consensually and that in hindsight it was also something that she regretted having done'," read the statement. "Ben Affleck expressed the following in an email to Mr. Weinstein, 'She never told me nor did I ever infer that she was attacked by anyone. Any accounts to the contrary are false. I have no knowledge about anything Rose did or claimed to have done'," Brafman added. 6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Pak, child killed Continued from page 01 southwest Balochistan province, the media reported. The strong tremors were felt in different areas of the southwest province of Balochistan, capital Islamabad, northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and eastern Punjab province at 12.07 p.m. The quake's epicentre was determined in the Hindu Kush Region of Afghanistan, with a focal depth of 169 km, the Seismic Centre said. The tremors created panic among people who rushed out of their houses to the open places. Pakistan is among the most earthquake-prone regions of the world with high vulnerability to earthquakes, because the country lies in the collision zone of the India tectonic plate to the south and the Eurasian plate to the north. In October 2015, an earthquake of 7.5-magnitude struck parts of Pakistan, killing at least 280 people, injuring over 1,900 others and damaging 100,552 houses and 1,426 schools. Skywatchers relish 'Super Blue Blood Moon' spectacle Continued from page 01 SPACE India, a start-up focused on astronomy education and astro-tourism services, organised events to observe the phenomenon from 6p.m.-9.30 p.m. at various locations across India, including at India Gate. The event was organised in five other cities, namely Chennai, Bengaluru, Surat, Dehradun and Meerut. At India Gate, SPACE India used the Dobsonian telescope which gave a very clear and crisp view of the super moon. The instrument allowed skywatchers to view the Moon 20 times bigger than it appears to the naked eye. Hundreds of people, including young children and older adults, turned up at the India Gate to view the event. People turned out for the events in large numbers as this full moon is special for three reasons -- a "supermoon", a "blue Moon" and a "blood Moon" coinciding at once. The lunar eclipse already started when the Moon became visible at around 6.45 pm. 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