Whistleblower

  • Protests for quick passage of Whistleblowers Protection Bill 07-02-2014 10:18 PM

    New Delhi: Scores of activists and kin of those who failed to receive protection after exposing corruption on Friday demanded early passage of the whistleblowers bill pending in Parliament. Families of several whistleblowers held a demonstration at India Gate, displaying photographs of their slain relatives, including Bihar's engineer Satyendra Dubey...
  • CBI flags off issues in amendments to Prevention of Corruption Act 31-01-2014 09:08 PM

    New Delhi: As the country heads towards general elections and with every political party making corruption a big issue, the government's proposed amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act of 1988 have come under serious scrutiny of the Central Bureau of Investigation. Even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has...
  • German 'Whistleblower Prize' awarded to Edward Snowden 31-08-2013 05:11 PM

    Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who exposed the most extensive US global surveillance operations, has been awarded this year's German "Whistleblower Prize" worth USD 3,900 in absentia. The biennial award was given to Snowden, 31, at a ceremony in Berlin yesterday in recognition of his "bold efforts to expose the...
  • Snowden affair clouds US attempts to press China to curb cyber theft 09-07-2013 04:11 AM

    Washington: Revelations by former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden will make it harder for the United States to confront China at talks this week over the alleged cyber theft of trade secrets worth hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Snowden's disclosures of American electronic surveillance around the world...
  • AAP condemns denial of asylum to Snowden by India 03-07-2013 02:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday condemned the central government for denying asylum to fugitive former CIA agent Edward Snowden who blew the whistle on US data mining. "The Aam Aadmi Party condemns these cowardly acts of our government and demands that as a country governed by...
  • Edward Snowden rightfully charged in courts, says US 03-07-2013 09:51 AM

    Washington: Rejecting allegations of political vendetta, the US has said Edward Snowden is rightfully charged by its courts for espionage and leaking classified information, and Washington is making diplomatic efforts to ensure he is brought back to face those charges. "Snowden has been lawfully charged in US courts. As a...
  • Khurshid defends US surveillance programme, says 'it is not snooping' 02-07-2013 07:31 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday defended the vast US surveillance programme under which India is the fifth most tracked country, saying, "it is not actually snooping". "This is not scrutiny and access to actual messages. It is only computer analysis of patterns of calls and emails...
  • India turns down US whistleblower Edward Snowden's asylum request 02-07-2013 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: India has rejected US National Security Agency whistleblower Edwarden's request for asylum in the country. The Ministry of External Affairs said it saw no reason to accede to Snowden's request. "The Indian Embassy in Moscow did receive a request for asylum in a communication dated 30 June from...
  • India unlikely to consider Edward Snowden's asylum request: sources 02-07-2013 10:26 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian government sources have said that they have received no formal asylum request from US whistleblower Edward Snowden and that there have been only public statements. Government sources say they are unlikely to consider the request given that Snowden has no travel documents. Government sources say India...
  • Edward Snowden seeks asylum in India: WikiLeaks 02-07-2013 08:50 AM

    New Delhi: US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has sent an asylum request to India and 18 other countries, whistleblower website WikiLeaks has claimed. Snowden continues to remain defiant and has said the US is illegally persecuting him and made it clear that he does not intend to get...
  • US using all legal options to get Snowden back: Obama 25-06-2013 01:11 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Sunday said the US was "following all appropriate legal channels" to apprehend fugitive American whistleblower Edward Snowden, who fled Hong Kong and landed in Moscow. In brief remarks to White House reporters, Obama said, "What we know is that we are following all the appropriate...
  • India shouldn't go the US way in monitoring its citizens: Barun Mitra 14-06-2013 04:42 PM

    The Edward Snowden revelations that has brought to light Washington's snooping and monitoring activities of US citizens and the US government's stance on whistleblowers have lessons for India as well as New Delhi is in the process of rolling out a new cyber security architecture. Where does liberty end and...
  • Russia tries to prosecute a dead man 29-01-2013 10:37 AM

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  • Kushwaha a whistleblower: Yashwant Sinha 06-01-2012 02:36 PM

    New Delhi: Defending expelled BSP leader Babu Singh Kushwaha's induction in the party, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday said Kushwaha has come to the BJP as a whistleblower. "He (Kushwaha) was a part of Mayawati's corrupt government. Now he will bring to light all the wrong that was...
  • 3 anti-graft bills which faced roadblocks in RS 30-12-2011 07:31 AM

    New Delhi: All three major anti-corruption bills - Lokpal, Judicial Accountability and Protection of Whistleblowers could not be passed in the Winter Session of Parliament as the government was not able to muster support from its allies and the Opposition. While the Lokpal Bill met with an anti-climax on Thursday...
  • Whistle-blowers Bill passed in Lok Sabha 28-12-2011 12:06 AM

    New Delhi: A Bill which seeks to provide for setting up a regular mechanism to encourage persons to disclose information on corruption or willful misuse of power by public servants, including ministers was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Whistle-blowers' Protection Bill, 2011 also seeks to provide "adequate...
  • Winter session extended by three days: Bansal 21-12-2011 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: The winter session of Parliament, which was scheduled to end on Thursday, has been extended by three days from December 27 to discuss Lokpal Bill and other legislations. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said this in the Lok Sabha while tabling the 33rd report of the Business...
  • Winter session extended for 4 anti-graft bills 20-12-2011 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: The UPA government, facing flak for not taking strong actions to curb corruption, has decided to extend the winter session of Parliament has for three days till December 29 to pass four crucial anti-graft bills - the Lokpal Bill, the Citizens' Charter Bill, the Judicial Accountability Bill and...
  • Govt clears three bills ahead of all-party meet 14-12-2011 06:14 AM

    New Delhi: Under fire for being soft on corruption the cabinet on Tuesday cleared three key anti-graft Bills ahead of the all-party meet on Lokpal on Wednesday. The Judicial Accountability Bill, Citizen's Charter Bill and Whistleblower Bill were cleared by the cabinet. But the Civil Society is cautious about commenting...
  • Govt clears 3 bills to counter Team Anna, Opposition 13-12-2011 06:59 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday cleared three major anti-corruption bills " Citizen's Charter Bill, Judicial Accountability Bill and the Public Interest Disclosure and Protection to Persons Making the Disclosures Bill (Whistleblower's Bill) " in a crucial meeting. The Cabinet, however, met amid reports of clearing four crucial bills,...
  • WikiLeaks to stop publishing, blames US 24-10-2011 06:24 PM

    London: The whistleblower website WikiLeaks that has rattled many across the world by publishing numerous secret documents on Monday announced the 'temporary' stoppage of its work and blamed US financial companies for the drastic move. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made the announcement here and vowed to fight back the economic...
  • Why doesn't Bollywood focus on whistleblowers? 23-10-2011 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: The fight of IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt against a mighty state authority is still going on and some filmmakers must be watching the proceedings with utmost interest. A term like absolute truth is non existent in the contemporary world so giving clean chit to one or the other...
  • Masand: 'The Whistleblower' is a disturbing film 21-10-2011 11:17 PM

    Cast: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave Director: Larysa Kondracki 'The Whistleblower' is a gritty, disturbing film based on a true story, but treated with the urgency of a thriller. The luminous Rachel Weisz stars as Kathryn Bolkovac, a dedicated American cop and single mom, who takes a United Nations...
  • Infosys in visa row; misuse by employees? 07-09-2011 07:31 AM

    In more embarrassment for Infosys, after two earlier complaints of visa misuse, now a third whistleblower complaint has also been filed. This is the third and potentially even more damaging whistleblower complaint against IT major Infosys by an HR department employee in the US. The email was to another HR...
  • Whistleblowers will be protected: Natarajan 31-08-2011 07:15 AM

    New Delhi: Two weeks after activist Shehla Masood's murder, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan has said that no green whistle blower will be targeted for speaking out. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Natarajan made it clear she may be keeping a low profile but she intends to take tough decisions. "Before I became...
  • WikiLeaks founder awarded Sydney peace prize 11-05-2011 12:39 PM

    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...
  • Jharkhand: Activist killed for exposing scam 03-03-2011 09:09 PM

    New Delhi: Niyamat Ansari, an NREGA activist in Jharkhand was kidnapped and brutally beaten up on the evening of May 2.He died even before doctors had a chance of treating him. In Maoist hit latehar, this killing puts the spotlight yet again on the vulnerability of activists working in grassroots...
  • Harassed Gujarat RTI activist commits suicide 26-02-2011 07:02 AM

    Kutch: Gujarat Right To Information (RTI) activist Jabbardan Gadhvi had sought information on alleged irregularities in cattle grazing in the Rapar taluka of Kutch district. Earlier this week, the 45-year-old RTI activist set himself ablaze in the compound of the Mamlatdar's office after having received constant threats from the Mamlatdar,...
  • CBI to probe Kerala whistleblower's death 17-02-2011 06:25 PM

    Thiruvanathapuram: The Kerala High Court on Thursday ordered a CBI probe into the suspicious death of V Saseendran, former company secretary of state run Malabar Cements, who was found dead along with his two young boys on January 24 inside his house at Palakkd. Justice Thomas P Joseph passed the...
  • Julian Assange has four 'love children': Book 11-02-2011 12:50 PM

    Boston: Embattled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, fighting an extradition case over sexual misconduct, has at least "four love children" with mistresses across the world, according to leaked excerpts of a tell-all book by a WikiLeaks defector. Former WikiLeaks spokesman Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who left the organisation amid tensions with Assange, has...