WSJ News Exclusive | Facebook Parent Meta Pulls Out of Sponsorship Deal for U.S. 250th Anniversary Project

WASHINGTON— Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. said Wednesday it has canceled its sponsorship agreement with the organization planning the federal government’s commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the U.S., a project beset by internal strife and facing a discrimination lawsuit filed by female former executives. Meta said in March it would review its ties to … Read more

Bineesh Kodiyeri remitted huge unaccounted funds into drug peddler’s account: ED

Bengaluru | New Delhi: A day after it arrested Bineesh Kodiyeri, the son of Kerala CPI(M) leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, the ED said on Friday that he allegedly credited “huge amount of unaccounted funds” into the bank accounts of a drug peddler. Bineesh was arrested by the central probe agency under the anti-money laundering law in … Read more

China Sentences Xi Critic Ren Zhiqiang to 18 Years in Prison

HONG KONG—A Beijing court sentenced an influential businessman known for his outspoken criticism of China’s leader, Xi Jinping, to 18 years in prison, meting out harsh punishment in a corruption case that is likely to chill dissent within the Chinese political elite. Ren Zhiqiang, 69 years old, was sentenced Tuesday after being convicted of corruption, … Read more

Raids on alleged associates of Rajasthan CM: About Rs 12 crore seized, claims I-T dept

Mumbai: The income-tax (IT) department has seized cash of around ₹12 crore and is currently going through the contents of the lockers seized in a raid carried out last week on three alleged close associates of Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and his family members. Sources say that while the cash has been recovered from … Read more