US blacklists network of IRGC-QF related individuals, firms

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Washington, March 27 | The US government has blacklisted 20 individuals and companies based in Iran and Iraq, accusing them of supporting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF) and other Iranian-backed militias.

In a statement on Thursday, the Department of Treasury said that the designated individuals and entities provided support to or act on behalf of the IRGC-QF, as well as transferred lethal aid to Iranian-backed militias in Iraq such as the Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) and Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), reports Xinhua news agency.

According to the designation, all property and interests of the property of designated persons and entities in the US have been blocked and US persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with them.

The sanctions came after two successive rocket attacks on Iraq’s Camp Taji military base earlier this month, which claimd the lives of US service members.

The US claimed that KH was responsible for numerous attacks against the American and Coalition Forces in Iraq, including a rocket attack on a base near Kirkuk (the K1 base) last December that had killed a US civilian contractor and injured fourservice members.

The rocket attack on the K1 base led to the January 3 US drone attack in Baghdad that killed Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani.

Source: IANS

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Covid-19 Lockdown : Greenwood High International School comes forward to help the needy

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Bangalore, April 02, 2020 : The nationwide lockdown to combat Coronavirus outbreak in the country has led to severe difficulties for the poor and homeless people. In an effort to help the needy, Greenwood High International School, has come forward to do their bit to the cause. The school have undertaken the initiative to prepare food for 300 underprivileged families every day and distribute  in and around Sarjapur area with the help of Sarjapur police station. This would be a continuous support from the school authority towards the needy people until the lockdown ends. While distributing the food, the school authority also followed the social distancing norms and ensured that necessary precautionary measures like masks and gloves were used in the entire process to provide clean and hygienic food to the people.

Speaking on this initiative, Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High said: “As much as we believe in inculcating the values of benevolence and philanthropy among our students, we practise these ourselves too. Greenwood High has always been compassionate to help those in need and we continue to do so. We are mindful of contributing to the society in multiple ways and are proud to leverage our sources towards such an important cause. Several NGOs, individuals and businesses are pitching in to help the citizens and government through various initiatives with the hope that humanity would survive these dreadful times of coronavirus onslaught. We believe that only by active collaboration between all the members of the society, we will be able to overcome the impact of this pandemic.”

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