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Former Microsoft executive Mukund Mohan held in US for $5.5 mn fraud in Covid relief fund

San Francisco: US authorities have arrested Seattle-based Mukund Mohan, a serial entrepreneur and former executive at Amazon and Microsoft, for allegedly defrauding the Paycheck Protection Programme (PPP) with forged documents and embezzling more than $5.5 million in Covid-19 relief funds. Mohan was arrested and charged by the US Attorney’s Office in the Fed PPP scam […]

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Bollywood event promoter in US has links with Pakistan army, ministers and a TV channel

New Delhi: US-based Bollywood event promoter Rehan Siddiqi has deep links with the Pakistan army and leaders of the countrys ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party. During May 2019, Siddiqi met key army officials in the Lahore Cantonment during his visit to Pakistan. Blacklisted by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs for his anti-India propaganda through […]

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Russia won’t join US alliance against China: Kremlin

Moscow: Russia won’t join any alliance aimed against anyone, especially against China, as Moscow and Beijing share special relations, the Kremlin said on Friday. Calling China “our partner,” Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a daily briefing that the two countries have developed “relations of a special partnership”, Xinhua reported. Speaking at the Richard Nixon Presidential […]

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US imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials over HK security law

Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Washington was imposing visa restrictions on Chinese Communist Party officials believed to be responsible for the national security law for Hong Kong, the media reported. On Friday, Pompeo said the sanctions targeted “current and former” party officials, reports the BBC. China has proposed the security […]