Puducherry, Jul 2 (PTI) The Puducherry government has extended the lease period to sell arrack and toddy through retail outlets in Puducherry and Karaikal regions till the end of July.
A notification from the Department of Excise on Wednesday said due to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown, the auction process of arrack and toddy retail outlets could not be held and hence the government decided to extend the lease period.
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It said, the government has therefore decided to extend the lease period from July 1 to July 31 in Puducherry and Karaikal regions with the same monthly kist amount and terms and conditions as notified earlier.
The lease period to sell arrack and toddy through retail outlets for the year 2019-2020 was up to June 30 in normal circumstances and auction of licenses is usually conducted in the month of June for the 2020-2021 period.PTI Cor SS PTI PTI 07021103 NNNNother interested parties. The final designations of Huawei and ZTE are effective immediately.
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“With today’s Orders, and based on the overwhelming weight of evidence, the Bureau has designated Huawei and ZTE as national security risks to America’s communications networks—and to our 5G future,” said FCC Chairman Indian-American Ajit Pai.
“Both companies have close ties to the Chinese Communist Party and China’s military apparatus, and both companies are broadly subject to Chinese law obligating them to cooperate with the country’s intelligence services,” Pai said.
He said the bureau took into account the findings and actions of Congress, the Executive Branch, the intelligence community, US allies, and communications service providers in other countries.
“We cannot and will not allow the Chinese Communist Party to exploit network vulnerabilities and compromise our critical communications infrastructure. Today’s action will also protect the FCC’s Universal Service Fund—money that comes from fees paid by American consumers and businesses on their phone bills—from being used to underwrite these suppliers, which threaten our national security,” Pai said.
In November 2019, the Commission unanimously adopted a ban on the use of universal service support to purchase, obtain, or maintain any equipment or services produced or provided by companies posing a national security threat to the integrity of communications networks or the communications supply chain.
The Commission proposed that Huawei and ZTE be covered by this rule because of their substantial ties to the Chinese government, Chinese law requiring them to assist in espionage activities, known cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities in their equipment, and ongoing Congressional and Executive Branch concern about this equipment.
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