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Day: December 12, 2015

Isis supporters hit back at Anonymous over trolling day
Arab world, ENGLISH

Isis supporters hit back at Anonymous over trolling day

    Islamic State (Isis) supporters have reportedly released the personal information of some 160 US military personnel in response to Anonymous's cyber campaign against the group. Social media accounts tied to the pro-IS (Daesh) hacking group, Cyber Caliphate, leaked names and addresses of enlisted US Army and Marines on 11 December and claimed to possess information on 700 more military personnel, the Maryland-based SITE Intelligence Group reported. It came on a day that Anonymous, a loose international coalition of hackers and activists, had designated an online "trolling day" against the Islamist fundamentalist group. Social media users were encouraged to spam Twitter accounts belonging to IS sympathisers with images of goats. Anonymous declared "war" on IS in the wake of ...
Govt moots plan to tide over soft loan crisis
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Govt moots plan to tide over soft loan crisis

    As per IMF conditions, the government cannot borrow non-concessional loans beyond a certain amount in a given period of time. The IMF considers a loan carrying less than 35 per cent grant element as non-concessional or hard-term loan Bangladesh is going to formulate a strategy to receive more non-concessional or commercial loans from external sources to meet the growing demand for funds. This is being done as there has been a decline in government to government (G to G) soft loans. Besides, the Economic Relations Division cannot process non-concessional loans following the Public Procurement Act, 2006 and Public Procurement Rules, 2008, as well as changes made in the condition of non-concessional loans from non-government to government sources. The government has now formu...
Women In Saudi Arabia Are Voting For The Very First Time
Arab world, ENGLISH

Women In Saudi Arabia Are Voting For The Very First Time

    Women in Saudi Arabia are finally being allowed to vote - despite still being unable to do basic things like drive or open a bank account without a husband's permission. While restriction remains extremely tight on what women can and cannot do, Saturday’s poll will see more than 130,000 women cast their vote - compared with 1.35 million men. Saudi Arabia was the last country in the world where only men were allowed to vote before today’s historic poll. Some 980 women and 5,000 men are running for seats on municipal councils around the country (the only publicly elected seats). These councils control things such as rubbish collection and street cleaning. Not many women are expected to win seats because of the sheer number of male candidates and because many had no previous ...
Implementing dream project Padma Bridge officially began construction work
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Implementing dream project Padma Bridge officially began construction work

    Terming her government’s decision to build the Padma Bridge with the country’s own fund a challenge, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh wants to show the world by implementing this dream project that it has acquired the capacity to implement any mega project. “The heroic Bangalee nation who had earned Independence through an armed struggle raised its head high to-day…they now want assistance from their development partners, not alms,” she said. She came up with the remarks while addressing the groundbreaking ceremony of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project and River Training work at Janzira. The premier first opened the river training work at Naodoba in Janzira by unveiling a plaque and later inaugurated the groundbreaking of the main bridge at Mawa point by unv...
Russian doomsday plane to take to skies as Vladimir Putin refuses to rule out nuclear war against ISIS
ENGLISH, Europe

Russian doomsday plane to take to skies as Vladimir Putin refuses to rule out nuclear war against ISIS

    Ilyushin Il-80 (Maxdome) airborne command and control aircraft escorted by Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum) jet fighter flies against blue sky background on display during parade festivities devoted to 65th…As President Vladimir Putin refuses to rule out the use of nuclear weapons against ISIS terrorists, a Russian “doomsday” plane will take to the skies next week. Experts fear the world could be only one stray missile strike away from a nuclear conflict as US, British and Russian war jets carrying out bombing raids in Syria. Not since the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall has the threat of nuclear conflict been so high, with all sides readying their defences and attack capabilities for a possible “doomsday” event. Last Friday the aptly-named HMS Vengeance submar...