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ED grills Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for 6 hours in 'Panama Papers' leak case; all you need to know
India

ED grills Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for 6 hours in 'Panama Papers' leak case; all you need to know

The Panama Papers are a set of leaked documents that reveal widespread fraud and tax evasion by individuals and corporate entities around the world.

Enforcement Directorate grills Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for six hours in 'Panama Papers' leak case
India

Enforcement Directorate grills Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for six hours in 'Panama Papers' leak case

The ED recorded Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's statement under the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA)

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan summoned by Enforcement Directorate in Panama Papers leak case
India

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan summoned by Enforcement Directorate in Panama Papers leak case

The agency had earlier issued notices to the Bachchan family asking them to explain their foreign remittances since 2004 under the Reserve Bank of India's Liberalised Remittance Scheme

Pandora Papers: World leaders scramble to limit fallout as leaked documents reveal financial secrets of wealthy
World

Pandora Papers: World leaders scramble to limit fallout as leaked documents reveal financial secrets of wealthy

Although holding assets offshore or using shell companies is not illegal in most countries, the revelations are embarrassing for leaders who have pushed austerity measures or campaigned against corruption

Panama papers scandal 2.0? Titled Pandora papers, ICIJ set to release largest expose of financial secrecy yet
World

Panama papers scandal 2.0? Titled Pandora papers, ICIJ set to release largest expose of financial secrecy yet

The Panama government has written a letter stating that "any publication" reinforcing "a false perception" of the country as a possible tax haven "will have devastating consequences"

Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone nominated as MET Gala co-chairs for 2020
Entertainment

Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone nominated as MET Gala co-chairs for 2020

Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue, and someone on whom Meryl Streep based her character in The Devil Wears Prada, chose the actress' name for the jury.

Netflix releases The Laundromat as judge rules for Panama Papers lawsuit transfer to LA federal court
Entertainment

Netflix releases The Laundromat as judge rules for Panama Papers lawsuit transfer to LA federal court

The Panama Papers, on which The Laundromat is based, were a trove of documents leaked from the lawyers’ firm, in a data breach that shed light on how the rich hide their money.

The Laundromat: Lawyers linked to Panama Papers file defamation suit against Netflix, seek to stop film's release
Entertainment

The Laundromat: Lawyers linked to Panama Papers file defamation suit against Netflix, seek to stop film's release

Two lawyers linked to the so-called Panama Papers are asking a federal judge to stop Netflix's upcoming release of The Laundromat, which they say defames them as criminal masterminds and may affect criminal cases against them.

The Laundromat trailer: Meryl Streep turns insurance scam investigator in Steven Soderbergh's Netflix comedy
Entertainment

The Laundromat trailer: Meryl Streep turns insurance scam investigator in Steven Soderbergh's Netflix comedy

The Laundromat is based on the Panama Papers, which are leaked documents showcasing how a law firm led the wealthy and the connected group of people to extract money illegally around the world.

Maryam Nawaz releases video showing judge's 'confession' about being 'blackmailed and forced' to convict Nawaz Sharif
World

Maryam Nawaz releases video showing judge's 'confession' about being 'blackmailed and forced' to convict Nawaz Sharif

Maryam Nawaz has released a video clip showing an accountability court judge allegedly confessing that he was "blackmailed and forced" Nawaz Sharif.

Switzerland shares details of 50 Indians, mostly businessmen, suspected of amassing illicit wealth at Swiss banks
World

Switzerland shares details of 50 Indians, mostly businessmen, suspected of amassing illicit wealth at Swiss banks

Authorities are in process of sharing details of at least 50 Indian nationals having Swiss bank accounts, with regulatory and enforcement agencies in the two countries tightening their noose on individuals suspected to have amassed illicit wealth

Swiss bank accounts: Switzerland steps up process to share details of clients; notices to Indian account holders continue
Business

Swiss bank accounts: Switzerland steps up process to share details of clients; notices to Indian account holders continue

At least 14 Indians, with accounts in Switzerland-based banks, were issued notices by the Swiss authorities last month

Nawaz Sharif reaches Kot Lakhpat jail with his entourage after 6-week-long medical bail ends
World

Nawaz Sharif reaches Kot Lakhpat jail with his entourage after 6-week-long medical bail ends

Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif reached for Jati Kot Lakhpat Jail Tuesday with a procession of PML-N workers led by his daughter Maryam, following the expiry of his six-week bail in a corruption case in which he has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment.

GNY Asia row: NSA Ajit Doval's son Vivek files criminal defamation case against Jairam Ramesh, Caravan
India

GNY Asia row: NSA Ajit Doval's son Vivek files criminal defamation case against Jairam Ramesh, Caravan

Vivek Doval, son of National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has filed a criminal defamation case against Congress leader Jairam Ramesh and news magazine Caravan over an article raising questions about GNY Asia, that Vivek launched after demonetisation

US charges four men tied to money laundering and tax evasion schemes at Panama Papers firm; Ramses Owens still at large
World

US charges four men tied to money laundering and tax evasion schemes at Panama Papers firm; Ramses Owens still at large

The four were affiliated with Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers storm in 2016. Named in the 11-count indictment were Ramses Owens, 50, Dirk Brauer, 54; Richard Gaffey, and Harald Joachim Von Der Goltz, 81.

Former FIFA's Ethics Committee chief quits Swiss prosecution authority amid corruption probes against footballing body
Sports

Former FIFA's Ethics Committee chief quits Swiss prosecution authority amid corruption probes against footballing body

Since a raid on a luxury hotel in Zurich in May 2015 led to the arrests of a number of FIFA executives and shone the spotlight on the corrupt underbelly of world football, Switzerland has pursued a number of cases.

'Mamaji's son in Panama Papers' remark: Congress terms Rahul Gandhi's goof-up 'just a mix-up between names of two Singhs'
Politics

'Mamaji's son in Panama Papers' remark: Congress terms Rahul Gandhi's goof-up 'just a mix-up between names of two Singhs'

Rahul had on Monday, during a rally in Madhya Pradesh's Jhabua, said that "the name of the son of 'mamaji' had figured in the Panama Papers but no action was taken against him." Though he had not specifically identified the chief minister, he was referring to Chouhan who is popularly known as 'mamaji'.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan's son files defamation case against Rahul Gandhi for 'false allegations' of involvement in Panama Papers
Politics

Shivraj Singh Chouhan's son files defamation case against Rahul Gandhi for 'false allegations' of involvement in Panama Papers

In the suit, Kartikey Chouhan alleged that Rahul Gandhi intentionally gave the statement to defame him. The court posted the matter for 3 November when Chouhan's statement will be recorded.

Rahul Gandhi backpedals on Panama Papers claims against Shivraj Sigh Chouhan's son, says 'got confused' after defamation threat
Politics

Rahul Gandhi backpedals on Panama Papers claims against Shivraj Sigh Chouhan's son, says 'got confused' after defamation threat

Rahul said that he got confused because there are too many cases of corruption in the BJP ranks.

Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in the upcoming US midterm elections
News & Analysis

Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in the upcoming US midterm elections

Facebook will also fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations.