Intelligence

  • Over Rs 195 crore cash seized by EC, 11,000 FIRs filed 07-04-2014 07:13 PM

    New Delhi: Over Rs 195 crore of cash has been seized so far by Election Commission (EC) appointed teams, with Andhra Pradesh topping the list. According to official data prepared till today, the EC-appointed Election Expenditure Observers have so far seized a total of Rs 118 crore cash in Andhra...
  • 'Naxals have enhanced info network in Bastar ahead of LS polls' 30-03-2014 06:47 PM

    Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Naxals have strengthened their information system in the sensitive Bastar region and deployed informers at strategic locations like police stations, a senior Intelligence Bureau official said. "The recent deadly attacks on security personnel in Sukma and Dantewada districts of south Chhattisgarh were a result...
  • Rajasthan: Delhi Police arrests 4 IM terrorists, seizes explosives 23-03-2014 09:20 PM

    Delhi Police arrested four Indian Mujahideen terrorists in Rajasthan, who were planning a terror attack during Lok Sabha elections. The police made the arrest after they got specific input from the Intelligence Bureau. "Its an very important arrest as Waqas is the prominent member of the Indian Mujahideen," said SN...
  • Lok Sabha elections: When WhatsApp, BBM foxed poll officials 23-03-2014 06:21 PM

    How does one prevent hate speeches and inflammatory videos from being shared through applications like WhatsApp and on BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)? Well, that's what has stumped poll officials. Having pronounced a strict code of conduct on use and misuse of social media during the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission...
  • 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...
  • Delhi Police arrests 4 IM terrorists planning terror attack during LS polls 23-03-2014 10:18 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Sunday arrested four Indian Mujahideen terrorists in Rajasthan, who were planning a terror attack during Lok Sabha elections. The police made the arrest after they got specific input from the Intelligence Bureau. The arrested terrorists were identified as Waqas, Mahroof, Mehraj and Saquib. Sources said...
  • This computer can detect fake facial expressions better than humans 22-03-2014 01:14 PM

    Washington: In the ever-expanding contest between artificial intelligence and the ordinary human mind, you can chalk up another one for the computer. Scientists have developed a computer system with sophisticated pattern recognition abilities that performed much better than humans in differentiating between people experiencing genuine pain and people who were...
  • Some leaders on hit list of Maoists, IB alerts Bihar police 19-03-2014 12:20 PM

    With Lok Sabha polls around the corner, half a dozen Bihar politicians and some police officers are on the hit list of Maoists, police said on Wednesday. The Intelligence Bureau has asked the Bihar Police to tighten its security in view of the Maoist threat. "Intelligence Bureau has cautioned the...
  • Four-year-old UK boy has same IQ as Einstein 13-03-2014 06:03 PM

    A four-year-old boy in the UK, believed to have the same IQ as physicist Albert Einstein, has become the youngest member of an exclusive genius club which has just 85 members worldwide. Sherwyn Sarabi, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, stunned psychologists after scoring more than 160 in an IQ test. Already...
  • New Zealand man gets 99-character name after losing drunken bet 13-03-2014 09:12 AM

    Melbourne: A 22-year-old man in New Zealand has changed his name to a 99-character tongue twister after he lost a drunken bet in a poker game. The man from Dunedin is now officially known as 'Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With...
  • Two arrested with fake currency notes in Muzaffarpur 09-02-2014 05:48 PM

    Two people were arrested on Sunday with fake currency notes of face value Rs.3.98 lakh in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, police said. They were arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) at Maithi when they were on their way to deliver the counterfeit notes at Bettiah, the district headquarters of...
  • Amit Shah not named in Ishrat case supplementary chargesheet: Sources 06-02-2014 11:59 AM

    New Delhi: In a breather for former Gujarat home minister and Narendra Modi aide Amit Shah, the supplementary chargesheet filed in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case has given a clean chit to him. According to sources, the chargesheet is likely to be filed on Thursday. The chargesheet has been...
  • Google to buy artificial intelligence company DeepMind for $400 million 27-01-2014 08:30 AM

    Google said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire privately held artificial intelligence company DeepMind Technologies. Technology news website Re/code, which reported news of the deal earlier, said the price was $400 million, without disclosing where it got the information. A Google spokesman declined to comment on the price. DeepMind...
  • UP police acts on IB warnings of terror strike, steps up vigil ahead of Republic Day 21-01-2014 01:03 PM

    Security has been beefed up across Uttar Pradesh after Intelligence Bureau (IB) inputs warned that terrorists might slip in from the porous Indo-Nepal border and try to create trouble on the Republic Day. Additional Director General (Law and Order) Mukul Goel has written to all district police chiefs asking them...
  • Obama tells Merkel, Germans he will not wiretap 19-01-2014 09:44 AM

    Berlin: US President Barack Obama told Germans and their leader on Saturday he would not let intelligence work damage relations, and differences of opinion between the two countries was no reason to wiretap. In a rare interview on German TV, Obama set out to mend ties frayed last year by...
  • 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...
  • Kolkata: Special HC bench to take up Netaji case 16-01-2014 05:27 PM

    The Calcutta High Court on Thursday ordered constitution of a special bench to take up a petition demanding declassification of secret documents on the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Hearing the PIL filed by Kolkata-based NGO India's Smile, Chief Justice Arun Mishra said the special division...
  • Maoists planning to observe 10th year of foundation by augmenting aggression: IB 27-12-2013 11:01 AM

    The next year is likely to pose a bigger challenge to the counter-insurgency operation in Chhattisgarh where the CPI(Maoist) is planning to observe its 10th year of foundation and is being feared to unite all Naxal groups in the country to carry out major 'events'. "Senior members of the outlawed...
  • US: NSA releases more documents on surveillance records of Al-Qaida 22-12-2013 08:38 AM

    Washington: The director of national intelligence declassified more documents that outline how the National Security Agency was first authorised to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for al-Qaida terrorists and how a court eventually gained oversight of the program, after the Justice Department complied with a...
  • Intelligence Bureau warns of rise in Naxal activity after 'peaceful' polls 29-11-2013 04:53 PM

    With the latest Maoist offensive claiming lives of four CRPF personnel in Bastar, Intelligence Bureau has alerted security forces, asking them to be extra cautious following inputs of major strikes in southern Chhattisgarh after 'peaceful' assembly election. Earlier this week, the state IB had intimated District Superintendents of Police and...
  • IB warns of rise in Naxal activity after 'peaceful' polls 29-11-2013 01:51 PM

    With the latest Maoist offensive claiming lives of four CRPF personnel in Bastar, Intelligence Bureau has alerted security forces, asking them to be extra cautious following inputs of major strikes in southern Chhattisgarh after 'peaceful' assembly election. Earlier this week, the state IB had intimated District Superintendents of Police and...
  • Congress panicky over Modi's popularity, hitting below the belt: BJP 22-11-2013 09:08 PM

    BJP, on Friday, ruled out any rethink on Narendra Modi as its PM candidate, notwithstanding the raging controversy over the snooping on a woman by Gujarat Police, dubbing the matter as a "conspiracy" by a "panicky" Congress which was "hitting below the belt". Party leader Nitin Gadkari also said that...
  • BJP attacks Nitish Kumar for soft attitude towards Maoists 20-11-2013 11:22 PM

    Harping on the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) report, the BJP on Wednesday hit out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for allegedly adopting soft attitude towards the Maoists thus allowing them to spread their tentacles and intensify violent activities in the state. Due to the JD(U) government's soft attitude, the Maoists...
  • Rahul Gandhi must apologise to Muslims for ISI remark: Jairam Ramesh 16-11-2013 10:38 PM

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the Muslim community for his remarks that Muslim youth were in touch with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence. "His (Rahul Gandhi's) intention was not to malign any community. But it was blown out of proportion...
  • Naxals planning to attack 'soft targets' in cities during polls: Reports 06-11-2013 04:45 PM

    With heavy security deployment in hyper-sensitive areas of Bastar region ahead of polls, Naxals are apparently trying to change their course of action and mobilising cadres to town areas to attack "softtargets" outside their core hold, intelligence sources said. The Maoists are deploying small action teams in cityareas of Bastar...
  • Miss Asia Pacific World Srishti Rana's tiara seized by Air Intelligence Unit 05-11-2013 11:43 AM

    Busan: Twenty one-year-old Srishti Rana, who bagged Miss Asia Pacific 2013 pageant in Korea recently, is in trouble. Srishti's tiara, made of diamonds and other valuable gems, has been seized by Air Intelligence Unit as it was an undeclared item. The tiara of Rana will be returned once the value...
  • Maoists planning to disrupt Chhattisgarh elections: IB alert 04-11-2013 05:48 PM

    New Delhi: With Assembly election in Chhattisgarh just days away, the Intelligence Bureau has send an alert to Ministry of Home Affairs and the state government over a Maoist plan to disrupt the elections. B has sent an alert stating that CPI (Maoist) chief Ganpathy held a meeting with the...
  • Snowden writes to Germans to seek support in spy row 01-11-2013 08:49 PM

    Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has told Germany he is counting on international support to stop Washington's 'persecution' of him for revealing the scale of its worldwide phone and Internet surveillance. In an open letter to a country at the centre of the row over US spying on allies,...
  • 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...
  • Rahul's ISI remark: UP Police denies having received any IB input 26-10-2013 10:53 AM

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday denied having received any Intelligence Bureau input on what Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has said on ISI, said sources. While addressing a rally in Indore on Thursday, Rahul had claimed that intelligence inputs have revealed that some ISI agents were in touch...