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#MeToo: Vinta Nanda files police complaint against Alok Nath

MUMBAI Writer-director Vinta Nanda, who has accused actor Alok Nath of raping her, submitted a complaint against the actor at a police station here on Wednesday. Police said they were yet to register an FIR in the case. In a social media post last week, Nanda had alleged that the actor had raped her 19 years ago. Nath had refuted the allegations and also filed …

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Iranian security staff unconscious when kidnapped to Pakistan: Guards chief

GENEVA A group of Iranian security personnel kidnapped on the border with Pakistan this week were unconscious at the time, the commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said, following reports that they had eaten drugged food. Iran’s Fars News agency also quoted Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari on Wednesday as …

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US sanctions Iraq-based money exchange for Islamic State ties

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on Wednesday on an Iraq-based money services business, Afaq Dubai, believed to be moving funds for the Islamic State terror group. The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control added Afaq Dubai to its list of specially designated global terrorists for “assisting in, sponsoring or …

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Facebook shareholders back proposal to remove Zuckerberg as chairman

SAN FRANCISCO Several public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday backed a proposal to remove Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman, saying the social media giant mishandled several high-profile scandals. State treasurers from Illinois, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, co-filed …

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