INTELLIGENCE

  • Vanzara walks free; says "Acche Din" have arrived February 18, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Controversial ex-IPS officer DG Vanzara, an accused in the fake encounter cases of Ishrat Jahan and Soharabuddin Sheikh, on Wednesday walked out of the Sabarmati Central Jail in Ahmedabad after spending almost seven and half years in prison. Soon after his release, an elated Vanzara said, "Surely, Acche Din (Good...
  • 'Intelligence' can be taught: Study February 11, 2015

    London: It is possible to teach people problem-solving skills which are widely known as "intelligence," a new study suggests. "Our research indicates that it should be possible to understand the complex psychological processes that enable people to solve problems, a construct that is more popularly understood as 'intelligence'," said Romain...
  • Air India crew member caught smuggling 3 kgs gold valued at Rs 78 lakh, claims Customs February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another major embarassment for national carrier Air India, some of its crew members are alleged to have smuggled gold in the flight. In a letter by the Customs Air Intelligence unit the department has highlighted serious lapses in the customs clearance by the Air India crew....
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay February 3, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Intelligence Bureau warns of a possible fidayeen attack on PM residence, Parliament February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The Intelligence agencies fear a fidayeen attack on 7 Race Course Road, the official residence of the Prime Minister and the Parliament building in New Delhi. The Delhi Police and other central paramilitary forces have been put on high alert. Heavy deployment of the security forces have been...
  • Popular video-game character Mario becomes self-aware; now learns about his environment, experiences emotions, responds to voice commands January 20, 2015

    London: Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system that allows Mario, a popular video-game character, to learn about his environment, experience emotions and respond to voice commands. Researchers at Germany's University of Tubingen programmed an artificial intelligence into Nintendo's Super Mario Advance so that Mario can play his own game. They claim...
  • FIH signs up for IOC's anti-betting measures January 19, 2015

    Lausanne: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has signed up to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). As an intelligence sharing digital platform, IBIS will enable FIH and its 132 member national associations to access an extensive network of monitoring and data-sharing across sports, event owners and the...
  • IB issued look-out notice against Greenpeace activist, MHA fumes, sources say it is not legally valid January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as the Intelligence Bureau on Tuesday submitted its report to Ministry of Home Affairs for stopping Greenpeace activists Priya Pillai from flying to London at New Delhi airport on Sunday, the move has come under question. In the report IB said that it issued a look-out notice against...
  • SC refuses to dismiss PIL questioning powers of intelligence agencies January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it cannot dismiss a pending PIL questioning legality of intelligence agencies exercising police powers in the absence of any law, by entertaining the plea of a person who wants to intervene. "At the instance of an intervenor, we cannot dismiss a pending...
  • Top Intelligence meet underway at Home Ministry on internal security, ties with Pakistan January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: A high level Intelligence meet on internal security is underway at the office of the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday. The situation along the international border with Pakistan is also on the agenda for the meet. The Chief of the Intelligence Bureau, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)...
  • Police probe threat call to Air India, security beefed after Kandahar-style hijack threat January 4, 2015

    Kolkata: After an Intelligence Bureau alert warning of a Kandahar-style hijack bid on the Air India flight going to Kabul in Afghanistan, Special Task Force and detective department of the Kolkata Police on Sunday launched an investigation while security has been beefed up at the NSC Bose International Airport in...
  • Alert issued for another Kandahar-style hijacking of Air India flight going to Kabul January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau on Sunday issued an alert for the Air India flight going to Kabul in Afghanistan. The alert warned of another Kandahar-style hijacking possible while adding that all the passengers and crew need to be scanned properly. Following the alert security checks have been increased and the...
  • Dawood Ibrahim's conversation caught on tape, location traced to Karachi December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Underworld don and the man who tops India's most wanted list Dawood Ibrahim has been caught on tape by a western intelligence agency. The agency has claimed to have recorded a telephonic conversation involving the underworld don, the location of which has been traced to Clifton suburb in Pakistan's...
  • Dineshwar Sharma to succeed Syed Asif Ibrahim as new IB chief December 13, 2014

    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...
  • CIA chief admits agency used 'abhorrent' methods on detainees December 12, 2014

    Langley: CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday some agency officers used "abhorrent" methods on detainees captured following the September 11 attacks and said it was "unknowable" whether harsh interrogation techniques yielded useful intelligence. With his agency under fire in the aftermath of a US Senate report detailing the CIA's use...
  • Facebook to prevent you from posting content that you might regret later December 11, 2014

    Washington: Facebook is building an artificial intelligence tool that would warn people when they are about to do something they might regret later such as uploading an embarrassing photo on the social networking site. Yann LeCun, who heads the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (Fair) lab, and his team are now laying...
  • 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...
  • 60 extremist backers from Germany dead November 23, 2014

    Berlin: The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says authorities now know of 550 people from the country who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join extremist groups, and about 60 of them have died. The number of extremists given by Hans-Georg Maassen in an interview with Sunday's Welt am...
  • Al Qaeda, IM team up to train terrorists and turn India into 'Syria and Iraq': Intelligence reports November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Decrypted communications between Indian Mujahideen (IM) and Al Qaeda and testimony from suspects have triggered alarm among intelligence officials in New Delhi: the groups appear to be working together to launch major attacks in the region. The officials told Reuters that plots they had uncovered included the kidnapping of...
  • Kolkata port under terror threat, Navy submarines, warships moved November 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata is on high alert after intelligence agencies warned of a possible terror attack. The Navy has withdrawn two of its warships docked at Kolkata port. Submarines have also been moved. Intelligence reports also said terrorists might use small boats to carry out attack. A senior Kolkata police official said that...
  • Japan offers to assist India on Intelligent Transport System October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Japan has offered to assist India in developing Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in urban areas of the country. The two countries identified new areas of cooperation in urban development sector at the end of a day-long meeting of India-Japan Joint Working Group, that concluded late. Japan's Ministry of...
  • Google partners with Oxford University to accelerate artificial intelligence efforts October 24, 2014

    Google is expanding its artificial intelligence initiative, hiring more than half a dozen leading academics and experts in the field and announcing a partnership with Oxford University to "accelerate" its efforts. Google will make a "substantial contribution" to establish a research partnership with Oxford's computer science and engineering departments, the company...
  • 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...
  • CBI to probe external intelligence agency, RAW over purchase of high-altitude tents October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation will probe the external intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing over the purchase of high-altitude tents. The move came after the Prime Minister's Office wanted RAW to be investigated in the purchase of high-altitude tents by the Special Frontier Force which is under the...
  • Ahmedabad to get India's first intelligent traffic system October 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad: With the launch of a pilot project to alert commuters about the traffic situation, Ahmedabad became the first Indian city to get an Intelligent Traffic System (ITS). The pilot project was launched by Japanese firm Zero Sum Ltd in association with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on a 10-km...
  • Bangladesh becoming gold smuggling hub: Officials September 25, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has seen a huge leap in gold smuggling to neighbouring India, the customs intelligence chief said. Mainul Hossain Khan said his team was catching gold smugglers red-handed every day at the country's two international airports, with bullion brought in mainly from the Middle East and believed destined for...
  • Australia upgrades national terror alert September 12, 2014

    Sydney: Australia on Friday raised the national terrorism public alert level from medium to high after receiving advice from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the advice was not based on knowledge of a specific attack plan but rather a body of evidence that points to...
  • 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...