PHONE TAPPING

  • Centre taps over 1 lakh phones a year, many more by states: Report September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: More than one lakh phone tapping orders are issued by the central government every year, but the total number of such interceptions can be of a 'staggering scale' after taking into account the directions from state governments, a new study has found. The study, 'India's surveillance state', prepared on...
  • Allahabad judges approached to head 'Snoopgate' commission: sources May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The UPA government has approached two sitting judges in the Allahabad High Court to head the commission set up to probe the 'Snoopgate' controversy involving Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, say sources. Both the judges have reportedly expressed their willingness to take over the post. However, a...
  • MHA accuses Vodafone of secretly sharing data with British agency March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Major telecom player Vodafone has been accused by the Union Home Ministry of secretly sharing subscriber data with a British intelligence and security organisation, a charge denied by the company. According to documents of the Internal Security Division of the Home Ministry, Vodafone is alleged to have given...
  • NSA collects 5 billion cell phone records globally per day December 5, 2013

    Washington: America's secretive National Security Agency is collecting nearly five billion cell phone records a day about the precise locations of individuals, including nonUS citizens, a media report said on Thursday. The startling revelations by The Washington Post are based on the classified documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a former...
  • Nitish tapping BJP leaders' phones, says Sushil Kumar Modi November 20, 2013

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi charged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with ordering tapping of phones of the party's leaders and carrying out sting operations to settle political scores. "Rattled by persistent criticism of his government, the Chief Minister has stooped low to the extent that he has been misusing...
  • No official found guilty in phone tapping case will be spared: Virbhadra Singh July 27, 2013

    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said no official found involved in illegal phone tapping and intruding into privacy of people would be spared. "Whosoever is responsible for granting permission for phone tapping without following due process or was directing this illegal act, will not be spared whatever...
  • Case registered in mass phone tapping in Himachal June 27, 2013

    Shimla: The vigilance and anticorruption bureau of Himachal Pradesh n Wednesday evening lodged a first information report (FIR) in the infamous "phone tapping" case pertaining to the previous BJP regime, an official said in Shimla. "A case has been registered against unidentified people under various sections of the Indian Telegraph Act...
  • Govt to install setup against phone tapping soon June 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Unauthorised tapping of telephones will soon be a matter of past as the government has decided to operationalise a "foolproof" Central Monitoring System (CMS) which will put an end to all illegal interception. The CMS, which enables security agencies to monitor phones and internet communications of suspected persons,...
  • ACB likely to submit report on phone tapping on Saturday June 15, 2013

    Shimla: The Himachal Vigilance and Anticorruption Bureau is expected to submit its report On Saturday in the phone tapping case during the previous BJP government. "The probe has been completed and final report is being prepared for submitting it to the government," highly placed sources said. Vigilance and Anticorruption Bureau...
  • Obama defends phone surveillance, says no one can have 100 pc privacy June 8, 2013

    US President Barack Obama defends the internet snooping programme saying they are keeping a tab on websites like Google and Facebook to identify those with terrorist links. ...
  • What you should know about NSA phone data program June 7, 2013

    Washington: The government knows who you're calling. Every day. Every call. Here's what you need to know about the secret program and how it works: Q: What happened and why is it a big deal? A: The Guardian newspaper published a highly classified April US court order that allows the government access to...
  • US agency collecting phone records of millions of citizens: report June 7, 2013

    San Francisco/New York: The US National Security Agency is collecting telephone records of millions of Verizon Communications customers, according to a secret court order obtained and published by the Guardian newspaper's website. The order marked "Top Secret" and issued by the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court directs Verizon's Business Network...
  • Jaitley CDR case: Court grants bail to two accused May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: A court in New Delhi on Friday granted bail to a Delhi Police constable and a private detective, arrested for allegedly buying a SIM card on fake proofs to procure the call detail records of BJP leader Arun Jaitley and others. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Sanjay Bansal enlarged...
  • Jaitley phonetapping case: All accused get bail May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: All four accused in the Arun Jaitley call detail records case were granted bail by a Delhi court on Thursday. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Bansal granted bail to Delhi Police constable Arvind Dabas, 35, and three private detectives, Anurag Singh, 37, Neeraj Nayar, 36, and Nitish Singh, 30,...
  • Officials involved in phonetapping won't be spared: Virbhadra April 18, 2013

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday said his government would not wreak political vendetta but would not deviate from the policy of zero tolerance towards corruption. Speaking at the convention of the district Shimla Congress Committee in Shimla, the chief minister accused the previous BJP...
  • Jaitley CDR case: Court seeks DCP's reply March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: A court on Wednesday sought response from the Delhi Police on the alleged "illegal detention" of the wife of one of the accused, who was arrested for illegally retrieving call detail records of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Bansal passed the order...
  • Phone tapping row: Virbhadra blames predecessor, Dhumal denies March 13, 2013

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday accused his predecessor Prem Kumar Dhumal in the illegal mass tapping of phones of politicians and bureaucrats when he was heading the erstwhile BJP government. Dhumal refuted the charges. "While Dhumal was the chief minister, he was helped by then director general...
  • Jaitley call records case: Bail plea of constable Dabas rejected March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: A court on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of Delhi Police constable Arvind Dabas, arrested in connection with BJP leader Arun Jaitley's phone tapping case. Dabas had moved the court seeking bail, saying there was no direct evidence against him and he was falsely implicated in the case by...
  • Govt set to put new mechanism for interception of telephone March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: A new mechanism will be put in place by the government to eliminate the loopholes in authorised phone tapping by intelligence and enforcement agencies. The process, followed by the agencies by approaching telecom service providers individually after due authorisation, will be brought under one roof. The interface with...
  • Jaitley phone tapping case: Anurag Singh confesses March 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Private detective Anurag Singh, an accused in the Arun Jaitley phone tapping case, confesses to investigators, says he wanted to build contacts within the BJP to get out of the 2006 phone tapping scandal. Singh told investigators he wanted to use his knowledge of cyber security and forensics to...
  • Jaitley CDR case: Court rejects constable's bail plea March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday rejected the bail plea of constable Arvind Dabas, an accused in the Arun Jaitley phone tapping case. While rejecting his bail plea, the court said it did not have jurisdiction to hear it. Dabas is accused of providing call details of prominent politicians to...
  • Jaitley call records: Police likely to question BJP's Sudhanshu Mittal March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP leader Sudhanshu Mittal is likely to be questioned by the Delhi Police in the high profile case of senior party leader Arun Jaitley's call records. The police are likely to question him over his alleged links with detective Anurag Singh and whether he masterminded the entire operation....
  • Phone tapping case: Lalit Modi denies role March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has denied any role in the attempt to access senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley's phone records. Modi's name surfaced in the controversy as someone whose call records were being sought as well as also possibly as someone who might have had...
  • Over 1,000 phones tapped during BJP rule in Himachal March 2, 2013

    Shimla: Another report into illegal phone tapping, allegedly by the previous BJP government in Himachal Pradesh, on Friday said 350 telephone calls were recorded. These phone calls were mostly of politicians and bureaucrats. The total number of phones tapped, mainly of Congress leaders, in violation of the Indian Telegraph Act have...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey March 1, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey. ...
  • Jaitley phone tapping case: Who is to blame? March 1, 2013

    The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress had a heated exchange in Rajya Sabha on Friday over the issue. ...
  • Will Jaitley phone tapping case overshadow elections strategy at BJP's three-day meet? March 1, 2013

    Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde came under fire on Friday after he made a statement over BJP leader Arun Jaitley's phone records being accessed illegally. ...
  • News 360: Unidentified man rapes minor girl inside MCD school March 1, 2013

    A seven-year-old girl student of a municipal school in Mongolpuri in northwest Delhi was raped by an unidentified man on Thursday. The incident triggered protests. ...
  • Jaitley phone tapping case: The big questions March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Arun Jaitley, Vijay Goel, Sudhanshu Mittal and Nitin Gadkari - all these BJP leaders were allegedly on the radar of private detective Anurag Singh and his aides. Police are investigating whether this could have be done by rival factions within the BJP itself. So who exactly is Anurag Singh?...
  • Jaitley phone tapping case: Shinde probably unaware of telegraph rules, says Harish Salve March 1, 2013

    Making a statement in the Rajya Sabha on the issue, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde had on Friday said it was not a phone tapping case, but a case of unauthorised access to call records. ...