Tuesday, July 16

Day: March 11, 2017

WikiLeaks revelations put CIA on back foot
America, ENGLISH

WikiLeaks revelations put CIA on back foot

    Another major leak of top secret materials has again put America’s top spies in hot water while delivering a coup for anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. The group left the Central Intelligence Agency heavily bruised with the publication Tuesday of nearly 9,000 documents it said were only part of a huge trove of records, plans and malware code in its possession purportedly the entire CIA hacking arsenal. Adding insult to injury, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange scolded the agency as extremely careless to have lost control of the materials WikiLeaks said they got access to it via the circle of private contractors to US intelligence. This is a historic act of devastating incompetence, to have created such an arsenal and then stored it all in one place, Assange said. President...
Trump Demands 46 U.S. Attorneys Quit, Including Bharara
America, ENGLISH

Trump Demands 46 U.S. Attorneys Quit, Including Bharara

    The Trump administration moved on Friday to sweep away most of the remaining vestiges of Obama administration prosecutors at the Justice Department, ordering 46 holdover United States attorneys to tender their resignations immediately including Preet Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan. The firings were a surprise especially for Mr. Bharara, who has a reputation for prosecuting public corruption cases. In November, Mr. Bharara met with then President-elect Donald J. Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan and told reporters afterward that both Mr. Trump and Jeff Sessions, who is now the attorney general, had asked him about staying on, which the prosecutor said he expected to do. But on Friday, Mr. Bharara was among federal prosecutors who received a call from Dana ...
Bangladesh Commerce Minister attended the Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting
ENGLISH, London

Bangladesh Commerce Minister attended the Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting

Commonwealth Secretariat and Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council jointly organised a two-day long Commonwealth Trade Ministers’ meeting in London, UK from 9-10 March 2017. The meeting was attended by 37 Commonwealth Trade Ministers, delegates and business organisations of the Commonwealth member countries. A three member Bangladesh delegation headed by HE Mr. Tofail Ahmed, Hon’ble Commerce Minister of Bangladesh attended the meeting. The other two delegations include HE Mr. Nazmul Quaunine, High Commissioner and Mrs Sharifa Khan, Commercial Counsellor of Bangladesh High Commission, London. At the inauguration session of the meeting on 9 March, Lord Marland, Chairman of Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council welcome the delegates and mentioned that free trade is important...
Fighter jets escort Air India passenger flight into Heathrow Airport
ENGLISH, London

Fighter jets escort Air India passenger flight into Heathrow Airport

    A plane carrying hundreds of passengers was escorted into Heathrow airport by German and Belgian fighter jets after it went off radar over Europe. Fighter jets were scrambled after the Air India plane lost contact with air traffic control as it flew over Hungary at around 8.15am on Friday. The UK-bound flight was on its way back from Gujarat in India and was passing over Eastern Europe when the loss of radio contact sparked fears it could have been hijacked. Hungarian, German and Belgian pilots flew fighter jets alongside the 787 Dreamliner plane, which was carrying 231 passengers, for two hours as it passed over Europe. The fault on the plane was fixed by the time the plane reached Britain, the Mail Online reported. By the time the plane was ready to land in Heathrow it i...
Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed joins the first ever Commonwealth Trade Ministers meeting at London on 8-10 March 2017
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Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed joins the first ever Commonwealth Trade Ministers meeting at London on 8-10 March 2017

Hon’ble Commerce Minister Mr. Tofail Ahmed joins the first ever Commonwealth Trade Ministers meeting at London on 8-10 March, 2017. 1. Hon’ble Commerce Minister Mr. Tofail Ahmed highlighted Bangladesh’s developments in the field of agriculture, educations, health and ICT as well as achievements in social sectors like reducing meternal and infrant motality rates, children enrolment in priamary education under the able leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. 2. Hon’ble Minister also underscored the export led growth strategy of Bangladesh and Government’s role in implementing a number of policies supporting the economy and trade. Remarkable sucess of the RMG and other sectors were also highlighted. 3. Hon’ble Commerce Minister highlighted in the round tables the policies of Prime Ministe...