Cablegate

  • 3 assassination bids were made on Sanjay Gandhi: WikiLeaks April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The US Embassy cables accessed by WikiLeaks have claimed that there were three assassination attempts on late former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's second son Sanjay Gandhi. A 1976 dispatch says Sanjay was the target of an unknown assailant in a "well planned assassination attempt" during the Emergency. It...
  • Indira Gandhi offered nuke technology to Pak: WikiLeaks April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks say that late former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had written to the then Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in 1974 offering to share nuclear technology but only if proper conditions for trust were created. The offer was rejected by Bhutto. The...
  • WikiLeaks allegations only a sensation: Congress April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress has trashed the latest WikiLeaks revelation naming late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as mere 'sensation with no substance'. Reacting to the revelation, Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi said, "I do not know on what grounds such a story was published." "Right below this article, is an article...
  • WikiLeaks allegations: Oppn demands answers from Cong April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Opposition has questioned the Congress over the latest revelations by US cables WikiLeaks naming late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in a scandal. The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded that the Congress comes clean on it. "Today, the WikiLeaks revelations are serious. They are connected to the...
  • Credibility of WikiLeaks is questionable, says Congress April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress has rejected the WikiLeaks revelation that named late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in a scandal. Reacting to the allegations, Congress said, "The credibility of WikiLeaks is questionable and any case the author is planning a political party. We don't give importance to the allegations and...
  • Was Rajiv Gandhi a middleman for Swedish jets before becoming PM? April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The latest WikiLeaks revelations from US Embassy cables have named former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in a scandal. National daily The Hindu has published their findings of the Kissinger cables, which claim that Rajiv Gandhi may have been a middleman for a Swedish Company before he became the...
  • WikilLeaks founder Assange hits back at Mayawati September 6, 2011

    New Delhi:WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has demanded that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati apologise for her attack on him and quipped that he would send her a range of the finest British footwear if she sends him a private jet. Assange's comment came in response to Mayawati’s allegation that the...
  • Mayawati corrupt, authoritarian: WikiLeaks September 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has a "penchant for personal corruption" and a strong authoritarian streak, according to WikiLeaks. The whistleblower site claims that Mayawati's close confidante and Rajya Sabha MP Satish Mishra told US officials on May 29, 2007, 16 days after...
  • The WikiLeaks owner has gone mad: Mayawati September 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange alleging that "he had either gone mad or is working with our opponents". Reacting to WikiLeaks revelations about the money spent by her, Mayawati termed the claims by the whistleblower site as...
  • Essar denies paying protection money to Maoists September 6, 2011

    New Delhi: The Essar Group on Tuesday rejected the allegations made in the US diplomatic cable published on WikiLeaks that it paid protection money to Maoists, saying it is a law abiding corporate. "Essar is a law abiding corporate. We don't think it is appropriate or...
  • 'Moderate Hurriyat favoured hanging Afzal' September 6, 2011

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference leaders were privately in favour of hanging Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru if he was guilty but felt that he did not get adequate representation during parts of his trial, leaked US diplomatic cables have claimed. "While they (moderates) were concerned that Afzal did not...
  • Essar pays protection money to Naxals: WikiLeaks September 6, 2011

    Washington: The Ruias-led Essar Group, which has mining interests in Chhattisgarh, pays protection money to Maoists to safeguard its operations in the state, a leaked US diplomatic cable said. "A senior representative from Essar, a major industrial company with large mining and steel-related facilities in Chhattisgarh, told Congenoff (Consul...
  • Mayawati sent jet to fetch sandals: WikiLeaks September 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati sent a jet to pick up a pair of sandals, according to leaked US diplomatic cables. "When she needed new sandals, her private jet flew empty to Mumbai to retrieve her preferred brand," a cable said describing her...
  • WikiLeaks: Mayawati sent a jet to Mumbai to get her a pair of sandals September 5, 2011

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  • 'US felt Telangana surrender harmed Cong' September 4, 2011

    New Delhi: By "surrendering" to the Telangana statehood demand, the Congress opened a can of worms and came across as a party that appeared "weak and feeble" and one that can be "easily bullied and intimidated by threats", according to US assessment of the situation in 2009. In a secret...
  • D Raja demands explanation from govt over WikiLeaks September 4, 2011

    D Raja reacts to the WikiLeaks cable that quotes former national security adviser as saying India wasn't serious about David Headley's extradition. ...
  • 'India wasn't serious about Headley's extradition' September 4, 2011

    New Delhi: New revelations in a US cable released by Wikileaks state that India was never really serious about 26/11 accused David Coleman Headley's extradition. The cable says that in December 2009, former national security adviser MK Narayanan had told the then US ambassador to India Timothy Roemer that New...
  • Uncensored WikiLeaks cables posted on internet September 1, 2011

    London: Uncensored copies of WikiLeaks' massive tome of US State Department cables circulated freely on Thursday across the Internet, leaving a whole new batch of US sources vulnerable to embarrassment and potential retribution. The United States, meanwhile, denied ever cooperating with the anti-secrecy group, and blasted Wikileaks for allegedly threatening national...
  • WikiLeaks: Congress neither secular nor courageous; BJP opportunistic and exploitative August 26, 2011

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  • WikiLeaks publishes thousands more cables August 26, 2011

    Washington: The WikiLeaks organization said Thursday it was releasing tens of thousands of previously unpublished US diplomatic cables, some of which are still classified. "We will have released over 100,000 US embassy cables from around the world by the end of today," said a message on WikiLeaks' Twitter feed. The...
  • WikiLeaks Julian Assange fights extradition July 14, 2011

    London: Lawyers for Julian Assange on Wednesday focused their fight against the WikiLeaks chief's extradition to Sweden on technicalities - trying to punch holes through the warrant seeking his arrest. Assange is wanted in Sweden for questioning on allegations of rape and molestation, a prosecution he and his supporters claim is...
  • Julian Assange appeals against extradition July 12, 2011

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday asked the High Court to block his 'legally flawed' extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations. Lawyers for Assange challenged a ruling by District Judge Howard Riddle at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in south London that extradition should go ahead. Ben Emmerson, lawyer appearing for...
  • UK govt 'spying' on WikiLeaks' Julian Assange June 16, 2011

    London: The British government has been accused of spying on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, sparking an outrage among civil rights campaigners in the country. A video released by WikiLeaks claim that three cameras have been erected outside the entrance of his temporary home in Ellingham Hall, Norfolk, to keep track...
  • WikiLeaks: Maran predicted DMK's downfall in '08 May 23, 2011

    New Delhi: As the DMK reels from the double shock of losing the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections and MP Kanimozhi behind bars in the 2G scam, it seems that one top party leader had seen it coming. Top secret US Diplomatic cables accessed by WikiLeaks and published in...
  • WikiLeaks: US ignored Bhutto's plea for security May 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Slain Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto had a premonition two months before her assassination and had appealed to the US to look into her security, but Washington chose to look the other way. This information came out of top secret US diplomatic cables that were accessed and released by...
  • WikiLeaks founder awarded Sydney peace prize May 11, 2011

    Melbourne: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been awarded the Sydney Peace Foundation's Gold Medal for "exceptional courage in the pursuit of human rights". According to a Foundation statement on Wednesday, veteran Australian broadcaster Mary Kostakidis praised WikLeaks as an "ingenious and heroic website that has shifted the power balance between citizen...
  • WikiLeaks: ISI allowed attacks in India May 9, 2011

    Washington: The ISI facilitated militants to cross the border to carry out strikes on Indian targets chosen by the Pakistan Army, several detainees at the Guantanamo Bay facility told US interrogators, according to a fresh set of American diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks. The interrogation reports quoted a detainee as...
  • Julian Assange is not a criminal: global poll April 27, 2011

    New York: A 24-country poll found that most people believe WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange is not a criminal and should not be charged by the US government for releasing thousands of secret US documents. The poll by Ipsos found 79 percent of people were aware of WikiLeaks and two-thirds of those...
  • Left will win Bengal, Kerala polls: Karat March 27, 2011

    This week on Devil's Advocate, Karan Thapar talks to CPI(M)General Secretary Prakash Karat about the Left's view of its prospects in the forthcoming elections, WikiLeaks and more. ...
  • Left will win Bengal, Kerala polls: Karat March 27, 2011

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. How does the Left view its prospects in the forthcoming elections? That's one of the key issues I shall explore today with Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat. Mr Karat, Let's start with the forthcoming elections in West Bengal...