Sunday, 27 November, 2022

Topic: Espionage

Japanese consul briefly detained by Russia on spying charge, Tokyo lodges ‘strong protest’

Russia's FSB security agency said the consul was caught 'red-handed' receiving secret information on the effects of Western sanctions on the economic situation in Russia's far east.

China’s murky web of economic espionage was uncovered by an arrest in Brussels & an iPhone backup

Since the 1990s, America has charged almost 700 people with links to China for economic espionage. But Xu Yanjun’s story is the first one that has made this link explicit.

Dodgy ISRO case to 2002 ‘whistleblower’ — IPS officer R.B. Sreekumar’s mystery legacy

Former Gujarat DGP R.B. Sreekumar was arrested last week along with Teesta Setalvad. SC said their allegations of state involvement in 2002 were made 'with ulterior motives'.

Bangladesh journalist Rozina Islam held for ‘espionage’, could face up to 14 yrs in jail or death

Rozina Islam was detained late Monday under Bangladesh's ‘Official Secrets Act’ for allegedly stealing confidential documents. She recently reported on mismanagement in health sector.

CBI files FIR against Kerala police personnel in 1994 ISRO espionage case

In September 2018, the apex court had termed the police action against ISRO's former scientist Nambi Narayanan as 'psych-pathological treatment', threatening his human rights.

New book traces roots of modern Indian espionage and founding of RAW

Published by Westland Publications & Golden Pen, ‘The War That Made R&AW’ by Anusha Nandakumar and Sandeep Saket will be released on 11 April on ThePrint's 'Soft Cover'.

Calls from 9-digit number, money trail — why videographer got life term for spying on DRDO

An Odisha court ruled that Ishwar Chandra Behera, who shot videos of missile launches etc. at Chandipur & Wheeler Island on contract with DRDO, was selling info to ISI.

Satellite catches Chinese survey ship mapping seabed in eastern Indian Ocean

The Chinese govt survey ship, accused of operating without notifying its position last week, is suspected to be collecting data that can be used for civilian & military purposes.

Delhi High Court grants bail to journalist Rajeev Sharma in espionage case

Sharma had been arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell on 14 September under the Official Secrets Act for allegedly leaking sensitive information to Chinese intelligence.

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Representative image | Pixabay

Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Representational image | Wiki Commons

How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.