Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: FBI

Who is Ruja Ignatova? ‘Cryptoqueen’ now on FBI most-wanted list for ‘duping investors of $4bn’

The founder of cryptocurrency OneCoin, Ruja Ignatova hasn't been seen since 2017 and now carries a reward of up to $100,000 for information that might lead to her arrest.

Alleged mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attacks Sajid Mir detained by Pakistan

In November that year, 10 men carried out attacks on multiple targets in Mumbai, killing nearly 200 people.

India shakes the Foreign Hand—Nehru to Modi, PMs have deepened ties with Western spies

Even as Indian governments have warned of the peril from the Foreign Hand, they’ve been warmly shaking hands with it for a while now.

Who is Yevgeniy Prigozhin — ‘Putin’s chef’ wanted by FBI for election interference

The FBI tweeted a poster of Prigozhin stating that he has 'allegedly conspired to defraud the US' through election interference.

The Larry Nassar case — how US gymnastics team doctor abused over 150 gymnasts for years

In a Senate hearing Wednesday, Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles accused US gymnastics officials and federal law enforcement of enabling Dr Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse.

How cyberattack on major US pipeline has become a diplomatic issue between US and Russia

Shutdown of largest US gasoline pipeline underscores how vulnerable the country’s cyber infra is to criminals & national adversaries like Russia, China and Iran, say experts.

Selfie-snapping rioters who stormed US Capitol leave FBI trail of over 1.40 lakh images

FBI has been tracking down suspects by following the social media posts of people who stormed the US Capitol last week. So far, more than 275 suspects have been traced & nearly 100 arrested.

White House counsel’s office advised Trump not to fire FBI director Chris Wray

Trump has grown wary of Chris Wray, believing the FBI chief should have aggressively investigated the president’s political opponents, including Biden & his family, before election.

Trump ridicules FBI chief for claiming Russians are trying to sink Biden campaign

FBI director Christopher Wray told the House Homeland Security Committee that Moscow is trying to denigrate Vice President Biden and what the Russians see as an anti-Russia establishment.

FBI says it helped Twitter, Facebook disrupt Russian influence campaign ahead of US polls

FBI says it provided Twitter & Facebook with information to take down accounts associated with Russian campaign that tried to hire unwitting US-based journalists and use political ads.

On Camera


Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.