Intelligence Agency

  • NSA hacks into email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei: Report 23-03-2014 11:28 AM

    Berlin: US intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei five years ago, around the time concerns were growing in Washington that the telecommunications equipment manufacturer was a threat to US national security, two newspapers reported Saturday. The National Security Agency began targeting Huawei in early...
  • End surveillance of foreign leaders of friendly nations: Obama 18-01-2014 12:57 AM

    In a bid to allay global outrage after the leak of the US snooping programme, President Barack Obama on Friday put an end to the surveillance of "foreign leaders of friendly nations" but ruled out scrapping the controversial programme altogether. Obama, in a major policy speech, announced a series of...
  • US monitored mails, phone calls in Netherlands, says Dutch minister 31-10-2013 08:05 PM

    Dutch Minister of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk has revealed that he received a letter from the National Security Agency (NSA) of the US confirming the monitoring of mail and phone traffic in the Netherlands. After negative reactions from Spain, Germany and France, the Netherlands had so far...
  • 12 tales: The spies who came back from Pakistan and those who didn't 26-09-2013 05:03 PM

    Spies - the forgotten warriors of the covert wars. They cross borders to help governments seek vital information and also to carry out secret operations. Though not remotely as glamourous a profession as cinema would like us to believe, their story takes on darker hues if they happen to be...
  • Yasin Bhatkal arrest a huge accomplishment: RK Singh 29-08-2013 07:59 PM

    The arrest of Indian Mujahideen founder Yasin Bhatkal is a "great success", said former Home Secretary R K Singh. Bhatkal was arrested from the India-Nepal border along with his close aide Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi. ...
  • Initial Western intelligence finds Syrian forces used chemical weapons 24-08-2013 03:49 AM

    US and allied intelligence agencies' have made a preliminary assessment that chemical weapons were used by Syrian forces in an attack near Damascus this week, likely with high-level approval from the government of President Bashar al-Assad, according to American and European security sources. The early intelligence finding could increase pressure...
  • Britain operates secret monitoring station in Middle East: Report 24-08-2013 12:18 AM

    Britain runs a secret monitoring station in the Middle East to intercept large numbers of telephone calls, emails and internet traffic that it shares with intelligence agencies in the United States, the Independent newspaper reported on Friday. The station is part of a 1 billion poundglobal eavesdropping project run by...
  • No report on Bajrang Dal's involvement in Kishtwar clashes: Goswami 17-08-2013 04:30 AM

    Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami on Friday ruled out receiving any report from Central Intelligence agencies about the involvement of Bajrang Dal activists in the recent communal clashes in Kishtwar district. "I don't any have knowledge about such report," Goswami said when asked whether Central Intelligence agencies sent a report...
  • US NSA revelations could hurt collaboration with 'betrayed' hackers 04-08-2013 06:13 AM

    The US government's efforts to recruit talented hackers could suffer from the recent revelations about its vast domestic surveillance programs, as many private researchers express disillusionment with the National Security Agency. Though hackers tend to be anti-establishment by nature, the NSA and other intelligence agencies had made major inroads in...
  • US WikiLeaks case: Bradley Manning to face charge of aiding the enemy 20-07-2013 11:08 AM

    Ford Meade: The military judge hearing the court-martial of the US soldier accused of the biggest leak of classified material in the nation's history refused on Thursday to dismiss the most severe charge the defendant faces, aiding the enemy. That is one of 21 counts that US Army Private First...
  • Delhi Police had warned of a possible IM attack on Mahabodhi temple 07-07-2013 01:35 PM

    New Delhi: A team of Delhi Police is likely to visit Bodh Gaya town to share information provided by the Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists who had earlier planned an attack on the Mahabodhi temple, police said on Sunday. "We will be sending a team to Bodh Gaya to share the...
  • Bodh Gaya blasts: Opposition blames govt for ignoring intelligence inputs 07-07-2013 01:21 PM

    Bihar's opposition parties on Sunday attacked the Nitish Kumar-led state government for failing to prevent serial blasts in the 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya town despite having intelligence inputs. "The state government has to take the blame for its failure to protect temple despite receiving an intelligence alert in advance,"...
  • Intelligence agencies often file false reports: Parrikar 26-06-2013 05:23 AM

    Panaji: Relying on intelligence agencies does not pay, because many of their reports are often false, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday. Parrikar was speaking at a party function attended by the BJP's top office bearers in the capital. "There is no need to rely on reports from...
  • They made false promises and sent me into Pak: former Indian spy 15-05-2013 05:48 PM

    Thirty six years ago a young Vinod Sahni crossed the Line of Control as Agent 22. After months as an active spy, Sahni was captured and given 11 years in a Pakistani jail. After undergoing inhuman pain and torture for 11 years, When he returned to India, Sahni found his...
  • China may have provided Pakistan nuclear weapon designs 24-04-2013 12:47 AM

    Washington: In the late 1970s, Central Intelligence Agency had information that China might have provided a fairly comprehensive package of proven nuclear weapons design information to Pakistan, a recently declassified document has revealed. According to recently declassified CIA data, obtained by the National Security Archive under the Freedom of Information...
  • Afghanistan: Car bomb explodes near intelligence agency 16-01-2013 03:48 PM

    A big car bomb exploded near the gate of an intelligence agency in Kabul on Monday. ...
  • Bribe case: CBI questions Tejinder Singh, Vectra chief 25-10-2012 09:47 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI on Thursday questioned Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh and Vectra Chairman Ravinder Rishi in connection with alleged bribe offer made by the former to the then Army chief VK Singh to clear a tranche of allegedly substandard all terrain vehicles. CBI sources said Managing Director of...
  • Pak intelligence uncover plot to kill Zardari 04-06-2011 10:52 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani intelligence agencies have uncovered a plot to assassinate President Asif Ali Zardari and arrested several persons, TV news channel reported. The agencies conducted raids over the past few weeks in Islamabad and Punjab and arrested up to 42 persons, the reports said. GEO News channel quoted its sources...
  • Attempt to break into Pak's ISI office foiled 30-05-2011 11:54 AM

    Islamabad: Two armed men tried to sneak into the premises of Pakistan's spy agency ISI near the official residences of senior Army officers in the garrison city of Rawalpindi but were their attempt was foiled by a vigilant security guard, according to media reports on Monday. The reports said the...
  • US searches for threat in Osama hideout material 08-05-2011 06:59 AM

    Washington: The US is trying to identify terrorist threats or plans hidden in the huge cache of material recovered from the hideout of slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, a senior official has said. "The top priority is to identify any threat information and to disseminate it widely within the...
  • Osama kill may reopen CIA interrogation debate 03-05-2011 12:53 PM

    Washington: The possibility that US spies located Osama bin Laden with help from detainees who'd been subjected to "enhanced interrogation" techniques seems certain to reopen the debate over practices that many have equated with torture, security experts said on Monday. One of the key sources for initial information about an...
  • US handling bin Laden's body in Islamic tradition 02-05-2011 10:46 AM

    Washington: The United States is ensuring that the body of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is being handled in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition, a US official told reporters on Monday. US launched a targeted an operation at the Mansion outside Islamabad. After a fire fight at...