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Extradition hearing of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou pushed to March

30 Jan 2019

Extradition hearing of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou pushed to March

The extradition hearing for a top Huawei executive at the center of a diplomatic row between Ottawa (Canada capital) and Beijing (China capital) has been pushed back to March, after US unveiled sweeping charges against her and the Chinese tech giant.

Malaysian ex-PM Razak hit with new charges over multi-billion-dollar scandal

08 Aug 2018

Malaysian ex-PM Razak hit with new charges over multi-billion-dollar scandal

Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak was hit with new charges today linked to a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat in May.

After US, Russia targeting Indian elections: Oxford University expert

03 Aug 2018

After US, Russia targeting Indian elections: Oxford University expert

After targeting elections in the US, Russia may turn its focus on other democracies like India and Brazil, an Oxford University social media expert has warned.

Mueller's probe: 12 Russians indicted in 2016 US election hacking

14 Jul 2018

Mueller's probe: 12 Russians indicted in 2016 US election hacking

The US Justice Department has indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking the servers of senior Democrats, including their Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 US Presidential Election.

Investment powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz launches $300 million dedicated crypto fund

26 Jun 2018

Investment powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz launches $300 million dedicated crypto fund

Silicon Valley's leading venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has launched a new $300-million fund that is focused on cryptocurrencies.

US court rules against President Trump blocking his twitter followers

24 May 2018

US court rules against President Trump blocking his twitter followers

A US federal court today declared that President Donald Trump cannot block his followers on Twitter as this violated the First Amendment.

Lance Armstrong settles $100 million doping fraud case

20 Apr 2018

Lance Armstrong settles $100 million doping fraud case

Tainted cyclist Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million to settle the federal fraud case.

Chinese man makes $1.1 million by selling fake iPhones

05 Feb 2018

Chinese man makes $1.1 million by selling fake iPhones

Chinese national Jianhua Li has admitted to have sold fake iPhones and iPads to customers in the United States as part of a bigger counterfeiting operation.

US Justice Department mulls inquiry into Clinton foundation

15 Nov 2017

US Justice Department mulls inquiry into Clinton foundation

US media is currently rife with reports on President Donald Trump's alleged connections to the Kremlin.

Court allows Trump's travel ban to partially come into effect

14 Nov 2017

Court allows Trump's travel ban to partially come into effect

A California appeals court has allowed President Donald Trump's latest travel ban to partially come into effect.

Trump: Putin was insulted by US election interference claims

11 Nov 2017

Trump: Putin was insulted by US election interference claims

US President Donald Trump said his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin felt insulted by allegations of Russia's interference in the US presidential elections.

Researcher who stopped WannaCry malware arrested by FBI

04 Aug 2017

Researcher who stopped WannaCry malware arrested by FBI

In May, British cyber-security researcher Marcus Hutchins rose to prominence for stalling the WannaCry cyber-attack which affected millions of computers nationwide.

Trump's travel ban: US Supreme Court allows part of it

26 Jun 2017

Trump's travel ban: US Supreme Court allows part of it

In what appears to be a victory for Donald Trump, the Supreme Court has let the present administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers coming from the six Muslim-dominated countries.

Another federal court upholds block on Trump's travel ban

13 Jun 2017

Another federal court upholds block on Trump's travel ban

Yet another court has upheld a block on US President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.

Call centre scam: 24-yr-old mastermind arrested in multi-billion dollar racket

09 Apr 2017

Call centre scam: 24-yr-old mastermind arrested in multi-billion dollar racket

Thane police arrested Sagar Thakkar aka Shaggy, the 24-year-old mastermind of a massive call centre scam that conned hundreds of Americans of millions of dollars, after he was deported from Dubai.

US State Department employee arrested over contacts with Chinese agents

30 Mar 2017

US State Department employee arrested over contacts with Chinese agents

The US Justice Department said 60-year-old Candace Marie Claiborne, a veteran State Department staffer having access to classified information, has been arrested for allegedly hiding her communication with Chinese intelligence agents.

No evidence of Obama wiretapping Trump Tower: FBI director

21 Mar 2017

No evidence of Obama wiretapping Trump Tower: FBI director

FBI Director James Comey informed the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee that there is no evidence supporting President Donald Trump's allegations of former president Barack Obama wiretapping Trump Tower in October 2016.

Senate intelligence panel rejects Trump's wiretap claims

17 Mar 2017

Senate intelligence panel rejects Trump's wiretap claims

The Senate Intelligence panel stated that there were "no indications" that the Trump Tower was under surveillance by the US government.

Travel ban: US judge blocks Trump's new executive order

16 Mar 2017

Travel ban: US judge blocks Trump's new executive order

On March 16, a federal judge blocked Trump's renewed travel ban, hours before it was scheduled to begin.

Trump tried to call US Attorney Bharara before firing him

13 Mar 2017

Trump tried to call US Attorney Bharara before firing him

US officials said that President Donald Trump had attempted to call Preet Bharara before firing him, however Bharara did not take the call.

Trump asked to clarify allegations against Obama

13 Mar 2017

Trump asked to clarify allegations against Obama

US Senator John McCain has asked President Trump to either retract the allegations he made against former President Obama, or substantiate it with evidence.

Trump asks 46 US attorneys to resign

12 Mar 2017

Trump asks 46 US attorneys to resign

46 serving US attorneys, including Indian-American US Attorney General for Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara have been asked to resign by US President Donald Trump.

White House says 'no question that something happened' with wiretapping

07 Mar 2017

White House says 'no question that something happened' with wiretapping

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, declined to provide specific information supporting President Donald Trump's earlier tweets accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump during the election.

FBI Director rejects Trump's wiretapping allegation

06 Mar 2017

FBI Director rejects Trump's wiretapping allegation

Trump's allegations of his phone being tapped by Obama were denied by the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey.

Obama denies bugging Trump Tower

05 Mar 2017

Obama denies bugging Trump Tower

Former US President Barack Obama's spokesperson Kevin Lewis stated that "neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false."

CBI questions alleged middleman in Embraer deal

02 Mar 2017

CBI questions alleged middleman in Embraer deal

The CBI questioned Vipin Khanna, defence consultant, in connection with the $208mn Embraer jet deal.

CBI gets evidence from US on Embraer deal

08 Jan 2017

CBI gets evidence from US on Embraer deal

The CBI retrieved evidence from the US, where the Department of Justice is conducting its own investigation into Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer.

Call-center scam: Kingpin's daily turnover over $100,000

02 Dec 2016

Call-center scam: Kingpin's daily turnover over $100,000

Police sources confirmed that the daily turnover of call-center scam mastermind Sagar Thakkar was over $100,000 a day; Thakkar managed call-centers in Noida, Ghaziabad, Ahmedabad and Thane.

US charges 61 people over call centre fraud

28 Oct 2016

US charges 61 people over call centre fraud

US authorities have charged 61 people and entities connected to the massive call-center fraud that was unearthed recently.

Embraer to pay $205 million settlement over corrupt deal

25 Oct 2016

Embraer to pay $205 million settlement over corrupt deal

To resolve the dispute over the corrupt 2008 Embraer aircraft deal, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer will pay $205 million in fines to the US Justice Department.

Embraer deal: CBI registers FIR against UK arms dealer

21 Oct 2016

Embraer deal: CBI registers FIR against UK arms dealer

The CBI has registered an FIR against a UK based NRI arms dealer, for allegedly receiving kickbacks from the 2008 Embraer Jet deal.

Mumbai Police bust nine bogus call centers

06 Oct 2016

Mumbai Police bust nine bogus call centers

Mumbai Police has detained and questioned 772 workers of nine bogus call centers on the city's outskirts.

CBI identifies Embarer middleman, may identify bribe recipients

29 Sep 2016

CBI identifies Embarer middleman, may identify bribe recipients

The CBI disclosed that it has tracked down an individual who was paid $5.5 million by Embraer to secure the 2008 defence contract with DRDO.

Embraer sets aside $200m for fines related to India case

11 Sep 2016

Embraer sets aside $200m for fines related to India case

As Brazilian prosecutors and the US Justice Department began investigations into the company's alleged shady deal in India in 2008, the company is said to have set aside $200m for possible fines.

Embraer Jet Deal under scanner for alleged kickbacks

10 Sep 2016

Embraer Jet Deal under scanner for alleged kickbacks

The $210 million Embraer's 'Jet deal' with India came under scanner by the U.S. authorities for the payment of kickbacks to secure the contract.