SPYING

  • Bhagat Singh's family alleged to be spied on by IB, demands declassification of documents April 12, 2015

    Freedom fighter Bhagat Singh's family have alleged that they were spied on by the Intelligence Bureau and have demanded that government should declassify all documents. Abhay Singh said, "We were also spied on by the Intelligence Bureau. The government should declassify all documents. We were spied on after independence." ...
  • IB shared Subhas Chandra Bose's family details with Britain's MI5 in 1947: report April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets the family of freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Berlin on Sunday, a media report claimed that details of Bose's family had been shared by the Intelligence Bureau with Britain's MI5 earlier in 1947. According to Mail Today, the Intelligence Bureau intercepted...
  • Digvijaya Singh demands government to probe snooping allegations against Nehru April 11, 2015

    Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has demanded the government to set up a committee and initiate an investigation into the snooping charges against former prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru. He also accused the RSS and the BJP of conspiring to malign Nehru's image. He said, "I want MHA and PMO...
  • Will raise snooping issue with PM Modi, says Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew April 11, 2015

    Freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew Surya is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the country. Surya will raise the issue of former prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru spying on Bose's family for 20 years from 1948 to 1968. Surya said, "I have been...
  • Congress hits back over spying allegations against Nehru, asks if Sardar Patel, Shastri were part of it April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: An embarrassed Congress has hit back at the Narendra Modi government over snooping allegations against former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Senior party leader Digvijaya Singh pointed out that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Lal Bahadur Shastri were the home ministers when the alleged snooping on freedom fighter Netaji Subhas...
  • Modi will meet Subhas Chandra Bose's family during his visit to Germany: report April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the family members of freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose during his visit to Germany. The meeting comes a day after it was revealed that former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru spied on Bose's family for 20 years between 1948 and 1968. According to...
  • IB denies de-classifying files suggesting Nehru spied on Subhash Chandra Bose's family: sources April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau on Friday denied de-classifying files which indicated that former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru spied on the family of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose for two decades from 1948 to 1968, sources said. Nehru died on May 27, 1964 and spying continued for four years...
  • IB reports made public, reveal Jawaharlal Nehru spied on Subhash Chandra Bose's family for 20 years April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Two recently de-classified Intelligence Bureau files reveal that former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru spied on the family of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose for two decades from 1948 to 1968. Nehru died on May 27, 1964 and spying continued for four years even after his death. Apart from...
  • Easy availability of spy cameras of all sizes, shapes lead to its misuse April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: After Human Resources Development Smriti Irani claims to have detected a CCTV camera facing towards a FabIndia trial room in Goa, many shops are now being inspected to ensure that no such cameras are found inside changing rooms. Despite swift police action, there's no escaping the big world...
  • FabIndia store sealed as HRD Minister Smriti Irani spots CCTV in changing room April 3, 2015

    Panaji: A store operated by fashion boutique chain FabIndia was sealed in Goa on Friday and three to four people were detained for allegedly setting up a CCTV camera which overlooked the store's changing room where central minister Smriti Irani was trying out clothes. As police made the announcement, the North...
  • FBI investigating reported shots near US spy agency headquarters March 4, 2015

    Washington: The FBI is leading an investigation into reported shots fired on Tuesday near National Security Agency headquarters in Maryland and damage to an NSA building, an NSA spokeswoman said. There were no reports of injuries to NSA personnel, spokeswoman Meagan Roper said in an email. US Park Police spokeswoman Sergeant Lelani...
  • Pakistan will go on providing safe havens to LeT: US official February 27, 2015

    Washington: Pakistan will continue to provide safe havens to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), an internationally-banned terrorist group, thus remaining a major irritant in ties with India, a top American spy master said on Thursday. "Pakistan's provision of safe haven to Lashkar-e-Toiba will probably continue to be a key irritant in relations with India,"...
  • Ahead of voting in Delhi, BJP builds elaborate booth management plan, AAP deploys 6,000 spy cameras February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: As Delhi prepares to vote on Saturday, political parties are making elaborate arrangements to manage the landmark election. While the Aam Aadmi Party claims to have deployed spy cameras to catch any attempt to bribe voters, the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) is drawing up an extensive booth management...
  • Madonna gives fans an early x-mas gift; releases six new songs December 21, 2014

    London: Pop star Madonna released six tracks from her new album 'Rebel Heart' over one night after demos of the songs were leaked earlier this week. She says this her "early Christmas gift" for her fans. The singer's album is due to release in March, reports mirror.co.uk. The 56-year-old took to Twitter,...
  • Delhi polls: AAP to use spy cams to stop money power November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will provide its workers spy cameras to stop the use of money and muscle power by other political parties in the upcoming Delhi assembly polls. "Spy cameras will be given to AAP volunteers so that they can video record the illegal means adopted by...
  • Netaji deputy, Nehru aide ACN Nambiar was Soviet spy: British documents October 25, 2014

    London: A deputy of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, an "old friend" of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and a former Indian ambassador, ACN Nambiar, has been described as a Soviet spy. According to documents declassified under the 30-year-rule at the National Archives, Nambiar went to Berlin in 1924 as a journalist...
  • Arrest of ISI spies have created panic among people: M Karunanidhi September 14, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi said the arrest of ISI spies and their activities in Tamil Nadu has created panic among people and asked why no arrests have been made in connection with the May 1 twin bomb blasts in a train at the Central Railway Station in which a...
  • Japan pushes North Korea to resolve abductions September 13, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's prime minister turned up the pressure on North Korea on Saturday to answer questions over the fate of possibly hundreds of Japanese citizens believed to have been abducted by the North's agents in the 1970s and '80s. Shinzo Abe told a rally in Tokyo that he will not back...
  • Sri Lankan arrested on the charge of spying for Pakistan September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A Sri Lankan national was arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the charge of spying on behalf of Pakistan. Arun Selvarajan was arrested by NIA for his alleged involvement in espionage activities at the instigation of Pakistan, official sources said. Selvarajan was found in possession of two...
  • Colin Firth to play a gentleman spy in the upcoming film 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' July 26, 2014

    San Diego: Colin Firth is a "gentleman spy" with a killer umbrella and Samuel L. Jackson is a bloodhating villain with a lisp in Fox's forthcoming 'Kingsman: The Secret Service.' The two actors were joined by fellow cast members and the film's writer Friday at ComicCon to present an early look...
  • US government software standards may enable spying by NSA July 15, 2014

    San Francisco: US government standards for software may enable spying by the National Security Agency through widely used coding formulas that should be jettisoned, some of US' top independent experts concluded in papers released on Monday. Such mathematical formulas, or curves, are an arcane but essential part of most technology...
  • Nargis Fakhri: I'm more comfortable in Bollywood than Hollywood July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Nargis Fakhri, who is making her debut in Hollywood with the film 'Spy', says she is comparatively more comfortable in Bollywood. "I think I am feeling comfortable in Bollywood more than in Hollywood because I have spent more time here now and I am understanding a lot of things....
  • Reports of BJP being spied upon by NSA embarrassing, says US Senator John McCain July 3, 2014

    US Senator John McCain who is in India on a twoday visit has told CNNIBN that reports of the Bharatiya Janata Party being spied upon by the National Security Agency is embarrassing. Speaking to CNNIBN, he has also admitted that there is a need for more judicial and Congressional supervision...
  • Government has taken cognizance of spying report: BJP July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has taken cognizance of the reports of the US spying over the BJP and it should not happen again, the party said on Wednesday. "The government has taken cognizance of the reports, and it is unfortunate. It should not happen again," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Syed...
  • Vidya Balan admits that she used to spy on her college crush July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Among the three major sleuth films that were announced last year, it is Vidya Balan's 'Bobby Jasoos' that is being presented to the audience first and the actress is glad to be leading the race to the theatres. The other two films are Dibakar Banerjee's 'Byomkesh Bakshi', a period...
  • India summons US diplomats over snooping of BJP, calls it unnaceptable July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: India has strongly taken up the issue of the US National Security Agency spying upon the Bharatitya Janata Party and has summoned US diplomats. The government has called the snooping of the BJP 'unacceptable' and has sought assurance from the US that it will not happen again. However, officials...
  • US NSA spied upon BJP, 5 other foreign political parties, 193 governments July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was one of the six foreign political parties that was spied upon by the United States of America's National Security Agency according to documents published by whistleblower Edward Snowden through the Washington Post. According to the documents, which have also been accessed by...
  • Vidya Balan dons the detective hat in real life; set to spy on colleagues through 'Bobby Jasoos' blog June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Vidya Balan, who will be seen as a detective in her forthcoming film "Bobby Jasoos", is going to start spying on Bollywood stars through a blog. Titled Bobby Ko Sab Malum Hai, the blog will have Bobby writing, sharing exclusive Bollywood news and gossip. The actress will be...
  • China state media wants Apple, Google to be severely punished for spying June 4, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese state media lashed out at Google Inc, Apple Inc and other US technology companies on Wednesday, calling on Beijing "to punish severely the pawns" of the US government for monitoring China and stealing secrets. US companies such as Yahoo Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc threaten...
  • Indian spy says treated worse back home than in Pakistan jail June 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Sent on a mission to Pakistan 37 years ago, there has been little by way by appreciation for Indian spy Vinod Sahani. So much so that he feels that his own country has treated him worse than a state which tortured and kept him in jail for 11 years....