India bans 59 Chinese Apps including TikTok, citing threat to security of country


first_imgThe Indian government on Monday has banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, citing they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order.The decision came amid a huge economic backlash against China following the June 15 clashes at Ladakh in which 20 Indian soldiers died in action and more than 70 were injured.The India’s ministry of electronics and information technology, invoking it’s power under section 69 A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps since in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of state and public order, the government said in a statement.Topics :last_img read more

Chelsea and Arsenal target Achraf Hakimi refuses to rule out transfer


first_imgChelsea and Arsenal target Achraf Hakimi refuses to rule out transfer Hakimi has a £50m release clause (Picture: Getty)Achraf Hakimi has opened the door to a summer switch with Chelsea and Arsenal battling to sign the Real Madrid youngster.The full-back is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund, where he has established himself as one of the most sought after right-backs in Europe.Chelsea have reportedly held talks to sign Hakimi, while Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Tottenham have also expressed an interest in the transfer.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTHakimi is due to return to Real this summer after two years at Dortmund and the defender revealed he is yet to decide where his future lies.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe told Cadena SER: ‘Who does not like it [being linked with big clubs]? I am proud of what I am doing.‘In June I will have to make a decision and it will be a great step for my career. In theory, my contract ends in June and from there I have to return to Madrid.‘I have not yet had contact with Madrid on this matter, but I imagine that soon we will have some conversation to find out what is best for me.’ Comment Coral BarryMonday 13 Apr 2020 8:18 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.9kShares Advertisement Hakimi has spent two years at Dortmund (Picture: Getty)‘I don’t know when my contract ends, that subject is taken by my agent,’ he added.‘It is the same contract that I signed in 2017.’Hakimi reportedly informed Real he does not want to play for the club next season if he will be demoted to the bench,The 21-year-old is under contract with Los Blancos until 2022 and has a reported release clause of £50million.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWhile Hakimi will be eager to resolve his future, the ongoing coronavirus crisis is set to complicate things.FIFA has advised that all players on loan at another club should have their deals extended to reflect the new timeframe for the season.League chiefs are hopeful postponed games can be played during the summer and the 2019/20 Premier League season has been extended indefinitely.MORE: Odion Ighalo told to join Chelsea, Barcelona or Real Madrid instead of Manchester UnitedMORE: Chelsea legends John Terry and Petr Cech lead tributes to Peter BonettiFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more