INTELLIGENCE BUREAU

  • Dineshwar Sharma to succeed Syed Asif Ibrahim as new IB chief 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Dineshwar Sharma has been appointed as the next chief of Intelligence Bureau(IB). A 1979-batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre known for keeping a low profile, Sharma is heading the crucial counter-surveillance of IB and is credited with success in several clandestine operations of the the agency in that...
  • Dineshwar Sharma tipped to become next IB Chief December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Special Director Dineshwar Sharma is tipped to be the next chief of Intelligence Bureau. The name of Sharma, a 1979-batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre, has been sent to the Prime Minister's office for final clearance, official sources said on Friday. Sharma, who hails from Bihar, will succeed Syed...
  • Indian diaspora becoming vulnerable to terror attacks: IB chief November 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Describing ISIS and al-Qaeda as serious security challenges for India, Director of Intelligence Bureau Asif Ibrahim on Sunday said the Indian diaspora has become increasingly vulnerable to elements having allegiance to terror groups. Addressing a conference of DGPs and IGPs, Ibrahim said al-Qaeda and ISIS pose serious security challenges for...
  • India says Islamic State not yet a threat October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Islamic State and al Qaeda do not yet pose a threat to India, the national security adviser said on Tuesday, despite attempts by the ultra-radical groups to enlist support from among India's huge Muslim population. Flags of the Islamic State have appeared in Jammu and Kashmir, India's only...
  • Indian Muslim leaders condemn alQaeda video, say will never buy terrorist propaganda September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after alQaeda chief Ayman alZawahiri released a video announcing a terror wing in India, Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has condemned the move saying that Islam is nonviolent and Muslims will never buy terrorist propaganda. "Indian Muslims would never be convinced by unIslamic and false arguments of the...
  • AlQaeda threat: India on high alert, Home Ministry sends probe teams to sensitive areas September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Ministry on Thursday issued an allIndia alert and sent investigative teams to sensitive areas after an alQaeda video announced the launch of its terror wing in the country. The Intelligence Bureau is verifying the authenticity of the video after the Home Ministry asked the agency for...
  • Funding row; Delhi HC seeks Centre's response on plea of 'Greenpeace' September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the Centre's response on a plea of environment NGO 'Greenpeace' seeking directions to the government that foreign contribution to the tune of Rs 1.87 crore, meant for it, be credited in its bank account. A bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru issued...
  • Ishrat Jahan case: IB accuses CBI of implicating its officers August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has told the Supreme Court that CBI is implicating its officers without verifying the facts in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter killing case of Gujarat. It also placed in a sealed envelope secret inputs it had received about terrorist activities of LashkareToiba which was trying...
  • Controversial film hailing Indira Gandhi's killers not to be released tomorrow: I&B Ministry August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has said that a film on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi will not be released as scheduled on Friday. The film, 'Kaum De Heere', purportedly hails Indira's killers. The Home Ministry had taken a serious view of the film after the Intelligence Bureau warned...
  • Rajnath orders probe into IB report leak on Greenpeace July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the leak of Intelligence Bureau (IB) report on NGO Greenpeace. As per the order, Delhi Police will investigate the leak of IB report. In June an Intelligence Bureau report called Greenpeace a threat to national economic security. Greenpeace has...
  • Fear of Naxal disturbances in September keeps police on their toes July 4, 2014

    With the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) planning to create disturbances to mark its decade of formation this September, police is bracing up to counter any such move and make people aware about the "futility" of the rebel movements. The Maoists are preparing several programmes to suit the occasion all...
  • IB using dubious methods to silence people movements: Activists June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming the recent Intelligence Bureau (IB) report which said that some foreignfunded NGOs are blocking development in the country, several civil rights activists today accused the central agency of using "dubious" methods to silence and suppress people's movements. Batting for sustainable development, the activists alleged that the report aims...
  • NGOs issue: AAP hits out at IB report June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Lashing out at a recent report by the Intelligence Bureau, which alleged that some NGOs are hurting India's economic security, AAP on Monday said that it is nothing but "criminanalisation of dissenting voices" and is being misused by political bosses. "The purposefully leaked IB report, marked secret naming...
  • Has the IB gone overboard by calling foreign funded NGOs a 'National Threat'? June 12, 2014

    A day after an Intelligence Bureau report called the NGO Greenpeace a threat to national economic security; NGOs have slammed the report calling it false. Greenpeace has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs for permission to see the report. ...
  • Greenpeace may take the legal route: Campaigner on IB report June 12, 2014

    Reacting to the IB report, senior campaigner for Greenpeace Abhishek Pratap said that the NGO received funds from its international wing. In an interview to CNNIBN, the campaigner said, "We receive money from our foreign office which is raised from individuals. We are keeping all our options open, we may...
  • NGO Greenpeace asks MHA for a copy of the IB report June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after an Intelligence Bureau report called the NGO Greenpeace a threat to national economic security, NGOs have slammed the report calling it false. Greenpeace has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs for permission to see the report. The report also adds that Greenpeace has violated foreign...
  • Noted international NGO Greenpeace a 'threat to economic security': IB June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: International nongovernment organisation Greenpeace is in a spot of bother after an Intelligence Bureau report called it "a threat to economic security" and accused it of impacting the country's GDP by initiating agitations and campaigns against coal and nuclear power plants. In its report on foreignfunded NGOs, the IB...
  • Decline in Naxal attacks on key infrastructure since 2011 June 6, 2014

    Maoist attacks on key infrastructure and government buildings including schools, roads and culverts, hospitals and railway properties have witnessed a sharp decline in the past couple of years in Naxalhit Chhattisgarh, according to Intelligence Bureau statistics. Between 2001 and April 2014, Leftwing extremists unleashed numerous attacks on government buildings and infrastructure...
  • Intelligence chief briefs Home Minister May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Chiefs of three intelligence agencies Research and Analysis Wing, Intelligence Bureau and National Technical Research Organisation on Friday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and briefed him about security situation in India and its neighbourhood. R&AW chief Alok Joshi, Director of IB Asif Ibrahim and NTRO chief...
  • Fearing riots, policemen told to be on high alert in western UP May 28, 2014

    Anticipating more trouble in the communally sensitive areas of western Uttar Pradesh, Inspector General of Police (Meerut Zone) Alok Sharma on Tuesday issued directives to all district police forces to be on high alert till May 30. According to Intelligence Bureau "inputs that we have received, the antisocial elements in western...
  • Ishrat case: CBI seeks Centre's approval to prosecute IB exSpecial Director, 3 other serving officials May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Days before Narendra Modi is sworn in as the Prime Minister, the Central bureau of Investigation has sought the Centre's approval to prosecute former Intelligence Bureau Special Director Rajinder Kumar and three serving IB officers in the Ishrat Jahan case. The investigating agency said that without sanctions from...
  • 'Naxals have enhanced info network in Bastar ahead of LS polls' March 30, 2014

    Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Naxals have strengthened their information system in the sensitive Bastar region and deployed informers at strategic locations like police stations, a senior Intelligence Bureau official said. "The recent deadly attacks on security personnel in Sukma and Dantewada districts of south Chhattisgarh were a result...
  • Rajasthan: Delhi Police arrests 4 IM terrorists, seizes explosives March 23, 2014

    Delhi Police arrested four Indian Mujahideen terrorists in Rajasthan, who were planning a terror attack during Lok Sabha elections. The police made the arrest after they got specific input from the Intelligence Bureau. "Its an very important arrest as Waqas is the prominent member of the Indian Mujahideen," said SN...
  • Lok Sabha elections: When WhatsApp, BBM foxed poll officials March 23, 2014

    How does one prevent hate speeches and inflammatory videos from being shared through applications like WhatsApp and on BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)? Well, that's what has stumped poll officials. Having pronounced a strict code of conduct on use and misuse of social media during the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission (EC)...
  • Delhi Police arrests 4 IM terrorists planning terror attack during LS polls March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Sunday arrested four Indian Mujahideen terrorists in Rajasthan, who were planning a terror attack during Lok Sabha elections. The police made the arrest after they got specific input from the Intelligence Bureau. The arrested terrorists were identified as Waqas, Mahroof, Mehraj and Saquib. Sources said that one...
  • Some leaders on hit list of Maoists, IB alerts Bihar police March 19, 2014

    With Lok Sabha polls around the corner, half a dozen Bihar politicians and some police officers are on the hit list of Maoists, police said on Wednesday. The Intelligence Bureau has asked the Bihar Police to tighten its security in view of the Maoist threat. "Intelligence Bureau has cautioned the state police...
  • Amit Shah not named in Ishrat case supplementary chargesheet: Sources February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In a breather for former Gujarat home minister and Narendra Modi aide Amit Shah, the supplementary chargesheet filed in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case has given a clean chit to him. According to sources, the chargesheet is likely to be filed on Thursday. The chargesheet has been...
  • UP police acts on IB warnings of terror strike, steps up vigil ahead of Republic Day January 21, 2014

    Security has been beefed up across Uttar Pradesh after Intelligence Bureau (IB) inputs warned that terrorists might slip in from the porous IndoNepal border and try to create trouble on the Republic Day. Additional Director General (Law and Order) Mukul Goel has written to all district police chiefs asking them to...
  • Kolkata: Special HC bench to take up Netaji case January 16, 2014

    The Calcutta High Court on Thursday ordered constitution of a special bench to take up a petition demanding declassification of secret documents on the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Hearing the PIL filed by Kolkatabased NGO India's Smile, Chief Justice Arun Mishra said the special division bench...
  • Maoists planning to observe 10th year of foundation by augmenting aggression: IB December 27, 2013

    The next year is likely to pose a bigger challenge to the counterinsurgency operation in Chhattisgarh where the CPI(Maoist) is planning to observe its 10th year of foundation and is being feared to unite all Naxal groups in the country to carry out major 'events'. "Senior members of the outlawed CPI(Maoist)...