Kabul, June 3 (IANS) Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai expressed support for China's efforts to safeguard national unity and security in a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Wang Yu.
"Hong Kong's affairs are China's internal affairs, and shouldn't be interfered with by any other country," Karzai said during the meeting.
"China's principle of 'one country, two systems' has effectively preserved national unity and promoted Hong Kong's prosperity," the ex-Afghan President said.
"I firmly support China's efforts to safeguard national unity and security," he added.
Karzai later expressed his support for the one-China policy on Twitter, posting, "China's right to protect its national security must be respected."
"All countries should adhere to international law and the basic principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries," he tweeted.
Chinese lawmakers voted overwhelmingly at the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature, last week to approve a decision on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to safeguard national security, Xinhua news agency reported.
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) State-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) has reported a borrowal fraud of Rs 3,688.58 crore in the NPA account of the now bankrupt Dewan Housing Finance Ltd (DHFL).
In a regulatory filing, the bank said that it has already made provisions amounting to Rs 1,246.58 crore.
"A fraud of Rs 3,688.58 crore is being reported by the bank to RBI in the accounts of the company (DHFL). Bank has already made provisions amounting to Rs 1,246.58 crore, as per prescribed prudential norms," it said.
Several other banks have already declared DHFL as a fraud account.
Last November, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) superseded the Board of Directors of the company and appointed an administrator and accordingly, the board powers were vested in the firm's administrator.
Further, the Mumbai-bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) at Mumbai commenced the CIRP against the company in December, following an application by the RBI.
The company reportedly has debt of around Rs 97,000 crore and has allegedly siphoned off Rs 31,000 crore from the total bank loans.
Its promoters Kapil Wadhawan and Dheeraj Wadhawan were arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in April.