INTELLIGENCE

  • Government sets up panel to consider declassification of Netaji-related files 3 days ago

    New Delhi: An inter-ministerial committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, has been set up by the government to look at the possibility of declassification of all files related to death or disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose nearly 70 years back. The first meeting of panel, which consists of representatives...
  • IBM teams with Apple on artificial intelligence health program 4 days ago

    San Francisco: IBM announced alliances with Apple and others to put artificial intelligence to work drawing potentially life-saving insights from the booming amount of health data generated on personal devices. IBM is collaborating with Apple, Medtronic, and Johnson & Johnson to use its Watson artificial intelligence system to give users insights...
  • Railways Police Commissioner warns of 26/11 like attack in Mumbai, IB issues alert 4 days ago

    Mumbai: There is a possibility of another 26/11 like attack in Mumbai in the next 2-3 months according to the Intelligence Bureau which issued an alert for the city after the Railways Police Commissioner wrote to the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) warning of a terror strike. The Railways Police Commissioner letter...
  • Bhagat Singh's family alleged to be spied on by IB, demands declassification of documents 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • A startup that sold people 'virtual immortality' has died 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A start-up that promised to provide you with a virtual presence, long after you reached the other world, closed down its own shutters soon after launch. Intellitar, startup that sold immortality service for $25 a month, hit headlines when it was founded in 2010. The company wanted to...
  • Upset that private letter of Netaji were accessed, says Subhash Chandra Bose's relative April 10, 2015

    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. Bose's family member Professor Sougata Bose said, "Well, I must say first of all...
  • 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...
  • Google search makes you only 'feel' smarter than you actually are April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: So you think you are smarter with that Internet-enabled smartphone and know the answers to all the questions from currencies to capitals to cats? A latest study is here to prove you just wrong. Instant and online access to information makes you only 'feel' smarter than you actually...
  • DRI seizes smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 23 crore in Gujarat March 29, 2015

    Ahmedabad: In one of the largest seizures in recent times, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 23.29 crore at Adani Hazira Port near Surat city, officials said. "Total 3.21 crore cigarette sticks of multiple brands, which include Gudang Garam, Djarum Black and Luvin Fresh were...
  • Facebook sheds more light on its virtual reality, artificial intelligence plans March 27, 2015

    San Francisco: Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones will enable Facebook to create a more lifelike and useful social network, the company said in its clearest explanation so far for technology projects that have puzzled some investors and analysts. Facebook executives made the case on Thursday, at its annual developer conference...
  • New technology in Ford's upcoming car will not let you overspeed March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: How many times have you unconsciously exceeded the legal speed limits and only when the traffic cops asked you to pullover that you realise you actually did overspeed? To address the problem, Ford has introduced the Intelligent Speed Limiter that uses technology to help prevent drivers from unintentionally...
  • Smartphones are turning people into lazy thinkers March 9, 2015

    Toronto: Smartphones are turning people into lazy thinkers by keeping them from using their own minds to solve problems, according to a new study. The study, from researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada, suggests that smartphone users who are intuitive thinkers - more prone to relying on gut feelings...
  • Frequent use of smartphone's search engine function makes you a lazy thinker: Study March 8, 2015

    Toronto: Frequent smartphone use has turned us into lazy thinkers, researchers report, adding that the convenience at our fingertips is making it easy for us to avoid thinking for ourselves. Smartphone users who are intuitive thinkers - more prone to relying on gut feelings and instincts when making decisions - frequently...
  • Intelligence agency asks DoT to ban app that allows callers to hide identity March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has been asked by an intelligence agency to block 'We Phone' app which allows callers' identity to remain hidden. "A reference from an intelligence agency was received by the Department of Telecommunications to block the 'We Phone App' which facilitates its subscriber to spoof...
  • Facebook develops a simple test that can help determine the intelligence level of an artificial intelligence software March 4, 2015

    New York: Facebook has developed a simple test that can help determine the intelligence level of an artificial intelligence software. The test, developed by researchers at Facebook's Artificial Intelligence lab, involves 20 tasks, which get progressively harder. Any potential artificial intelligence (AI) must pass all of them if it is ever to...
  • 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

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  • 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...