Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: FBI

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.

Chinese hacking and pressure is making Americans helpless, FBI chief says

FBI chief Christopher Wray said the interference includes cyber espionage, threatening Chinese nationals in America and co-opting key people to advance policies that benefit China.

Are you a graduate keen on investigation, data analysis? CBI is ready to teach you

The interns can be graduates, post-graduates and research assistants & will be allowed to work with CBI for a six to eight-week period.  

FBI can unlock Florida terrorist’s iPhones without Apple

Experts say FBI can exploit a range of security vulnerabilities — available directly or via providers such as Cellebrite and Grayshift — to break into iPhones.

Police to seek FBI help to recover Varavara Rao’s hard disk data in Elgar Parishad case

Pune police sent the hard disk to four forensic labs after seizing it from the house of Telugu poet Varavara Rao during a raid in August 2018. However, they have been unable to recover any data so far.

Sikhs third most targeted religious group in US after Jews and Muslims: FBI report

In 2018, the FBI received 7,120 reports of hate crimes, of which around 835 were against Jews, 188 were against Muslims, and 60 were against Sikhs.

Rising air pollution is fuelling violent behaviour, say scientists

A team from Colorado State University in US calculated that 10 per cent reduction in particulate levels could save $1.4 billion in crime costs per year.

Fund manager uses FBI tactics to vet CEOs, investment portfolios

Fund manager Rhett Kessler is using lessons from a FBI course to interrogate CEOs, catch them in lies and exaggerations to decide on holding their company shares.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.