INTELLIGENCE

  • Dineshwar Sharma to succeed Syed Asif Ibrahim as new IB chief December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Dineshwar Sharma has been appointed as the next chief of Intelligence Bureau(IB). A 1979-batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre known for keeping a low profile, Sharma is heading the crucial counter-surveillance of IB and is credited with success in several clandestine operations of the the agency in that...
  • CIA chief admits agency used 'abhorrent' methods on detainees December 12, 2014

    Langley: CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday some agency officers used "abhorrent" methods on detainees captured following the September 11 attacks and said it was "unknowable" whether harsh interrogation techniques yielded useful intelligence. With his agency under fire in the aftermath of a US Senate report detailing the CIA's use...
  • Facebook to prevent you from posting content that you might regret later December 11, 2014

    Washington: Facebook is building an artificial intelligence tool that would warn people when they are about to do something they might regret later such as uploading an embarrassing photo on the social networking site. Yann LeCun, who heads the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (Fair) lab, and his team are now laying...
  • Dineshwar Sharma tipped to become next IB Chief December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Special Director Dineshwar Sharma is tipped to be the next chief of Intelligence Bureau. The name of Sharma, a 1979-batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre, has been sent to the Prime Minister's office for final clearance, official sources said on Friday. Sharma, who hails from Bihar, will succeed Syed...
  • Indian diaspora becoming vulnerable to terror attacks: IB chief November 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Describing ISIS and al-Qaeda as serious security challenges for India, Director of Intelligence Bureau Asif Ibrahim on Sunday said the Indian diaspora has become increasingly vulnerable to elements having allegiance to terror groups. Addressing a conference of DGPs and IGPs, Ibrahim said al-Qaeda and ISIS pose serious security challenges for...
  • 60 extremist backers from Germany dead November 23, 2014

    Berlin: The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says authorities now know of 550 people from the country who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join extremist groups, and about 60 of them have died. The number of extremists given by Hans-Georg Maassen in an interview with Sunday's Welt am...
  • Al Qaeda, IM team up to train terrorists and turn India into 'Syria and Iraq': Intelligence reports November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Decrypted communications between Indian Mujahideen (IM) and Al Qaeda and testimony from suspects have triggered alarm among intelligence officials in New Delhi: the groups appear to be working together to launch major attacks in the region. The officials told Reuters that plots they had uncovered included the kidnapping of...
  • Kolkata port under terror threat, Navy submarines, warships moved November 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata is on high alert after intelligence agencies warned of a possible terror attack. The Navy has withdrawn two of its warships docked at Kolkata port. Submarines have also been moved. Intelligence reports also said terrorists might use small boats to carry out attack. A senior Kolkata police official said that...
  • Japan offers to assist India on Intelligent Transport System October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Japan has offered to assist India in developing Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in urban areas of the country. The two countries identified new areas of cooperation in urban development sector at the end of a day-long meeting of India-Japan Joint Working Group, that concluded late. Japan's Ministry of...
  • Google partners with Oxford University to accelerate artificial intelligence efforts October 24, 2014

    Google is expanding its artificial intelligence initiative, hiring more than half a dozen leading academics and experts in the field and announcing a partnership with Oxford University to "accelerate" its efforts. Google will make a "substantial contribution" to establish a research partnership with Oxford's computer science and engineering departments, the company...
  • India says Islamic State not yet a threat October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Islamic State and al Qaeda do not yet pose a threat to India, the national security adviser said on Tuesday, despite attempts by the ultra-radical groups to enlist support from among India's huge Muslim population. Flags of the Islamic State have appeared in Jammu and Kashmir, India's only...
  • CBI to probe external intelligence agency, RAW over purchase of high-altitude tents October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation will probe the external intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing over the purchase of high-altitude tents. The move came after the Prime Minister's Office wanted RAW to be investigated in the purchase of high-altitude tents by the Special Frontier Force which is under the...
  • Ahmedabad to get India's first intelligent traffic system October 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad: With the launch of a pilot project to alert commuters about the traffic situation, Ahmedabad became the first Indian city to get an Intelligent Traffic System (ITS). The pilot project was launched by Japanese firm Zero Sum Ltd in association with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on a 10-km...
  • Bangladesh becoming gold smuggling hub: Officials September 25, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has seen a huge leap in gold smuggling to neighbouring India, the customs intelligence chief said. Mainul Hossain Khan said his team was catching gold smugglers red-handed every day at the country's two international airports, with bullion brought in mainly from the Middle East and believed destined for...
  • Australia upgrades national terror alert September 12, 2014

    Sydney: Australia on Friday raised the national terrorism public alert level from medium to high after receiving advice from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the advice was not based on knowledge of a specific attack plan but rather a body of evidence that points to...
  • Indian Muslim leaders condemn alQaeda video, say will never buy terrorist propaganda September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after alQaeda chief Ayman alZawahiri released a video announcing a terror wing in India, Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has condemned the move saying that Islam is nonviolent and Muslims will never buy terrorist propaganda. "Indian Muslims would never be convinced by unIslamic and false arguments of the...
  • AlQaeda threat: India on high alert, Home Ministry sends probe teams to sensitive areas September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Ministry on Thursday issued an allIndia alert and sent investigative teams to sensitive areas after an alQaeda video announced the launch of its terror wing in the country. The Intelligence Bureau is verifying the authenticity of the video after the Home Ministry asked the agency for...
  • Funding row; Delhi HC seeks Centre's response on plea of 'Greenpeace' September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the Centre's response on a plea of environment NGO 'Greenpeace' seeking directions to the government that foreign contribution to the tune of Rs 1.87 crore, meant for it, be credited in its bank account. A bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru issued...
  • Ishrat Jahan case: IB accuses CBI of implicating its officers August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has told the Supreme Court that CBI is implicating its officers without verifying the facts in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter killing case of Gujarat. It also placed in a sealed envelope secret inputs it had received about terrorist activities of LashkareToiba which was trying...
  • Controversial film hailing Indira Gandhi's killers not to be released tomorrow: I&B Ministry August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has said that a film on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi will not be released as scheduled on Friday. The film, 'Kaum De Heere', purportedly hails Indira's killers. The Home Ministry had taken a serious view of the film after the Intelligence Bureau warned...
  • Smart system to manage traffic on NoidaGreater Noida expressway soon August 2, 2014

    The muchawaited Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS), will be soon coming to Noida along the 24km NoidaGreaterNoida Expressway. Work on ITMS on the expressway is expected to be completed by the year end. Its most important feature is the low response time to an accident. In addition, the system will...
  • Saharanpur tense as communal clashes claim 3 lives, blame game continues July 27, 2014

    Saharanpur: Even as Saharanpur continues to simmer over Saturday's violent clashes between two communities over a land dispute, the blame game has already begun. Sources in the Uttar Pradesh intelligence unit claim that despite their inputs, the state government waited to act till the situation went out of hand. According...
  • Rajnath orders probe into IB report leak on Greenpeace July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the leak of Intelligence Bureau (IB) report on NGO Greenpeace. As per the order, Delhi Police will investigate the leak of IB report. In June an Intelligence Bureau report called Greenpeace a threat to national economic security. Greenpeace has...
  • Fear of Naxal disturbances in September keeps police on their toes July 4, 2014

    With the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) planning to create disturbances to mark its decade of formation this September, police is bracing up to counter any such move and make people aware about the "futility" of the rebel movements. The Maoists are preparing several programmes to suit the occasion all...
  • IB using dubious methods to silence people movements: Activists June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming the recent Intelligence Bureau (IB) report which said that some foreignfunded NGOs are blocking development in the country, several civil rights activists today accused the central agency of using "dubious" methods to silence and suppress people's movements. Batting for sustainable development, the activists alleged that the report aims...
  • NGOs issue: AAP hits out at IB report June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Lashing out at a recent report by the Intelligence Bureau, which alleged that some NGOs are hurting India's economic security, AAP on Monday said that it is nothing but "criminanalisation of dissenting voices" and is being misused by political bosses. "The purposefully leaked IB report, marked secret naming...
  • Has the IB gone overboard by calling foreign funded NGOs a 'National Threat'? June 12, 2014

    A day after an Intelligence Bureau report called the NGO Greenpeace a threat to national economic security; NGOs have slammed the report calling it false. Greenpeace has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs for permission to see the report. ...
  • Greenpeace may take the legal route: Campaigner on IB report June 12, 2014

    Reacting to the IB report, senior campaigner for Greenpeace Abhishek Pratap said that the NGO received funds from its international wing. In an interview to CNNIBN, the campaigner said, "We receive money from our foreign office which is raised from individuals. We are keeping all our options open, we may...
  • NGO Greenpeace asks MHA for a copy of the IB report June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after an Intelligence Bureau report called the NGO Greenpeace a threat to national economic security, NGOs have slammed the report calling it false. Greenpeace has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs for permission to see the report. The report also adds that Greenpeace has violated foreign...
  • Noted international NGO Greenpeace a 'threat to economic security': IB June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: International nongovernment organisation Greenpeace is in a spot of bother after an Intelligence Bureau report called it "a threat to economic security" and accused it of impacting the country's GDP by initiating agitations and campaigns against coal and nuclear power plants. In its report on foreignfunded NGOs, the IB...