Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicIntelligence Bureau

Topic: Intelligence Bureau

Manish Tewari moves bill to ‘regulate’ intel snooping, seeks forum for complaints about RAW, IB

Bill seeks to prevent officials of RAW, IB & NTRO from entering any property or ‘interference with any form of communication’ without warrant from designated officer not below secretary rank.

Govt extends tenure of RAW chief Samant Goel, Intelligence Bureau head Arvind Kumar by 1 year

The extensions were announced by an official order and were cleared by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet.

Army, IB, CRPF — India needs culture of accountability to prevent Chhattisgarh, Ladakh repeat

The 1971 war was the finest moment for India’s defence and security establishment — intelligence and accountability saved lives. Now errant officers get promotions.

PIB Fact Check Unit calls IB job notice ‘fake’, then deletes tweet. Agency says ad genuine

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PM Modi has now mandated IB to continue talks as Governor ‘created imbroglio’ — NSCN(I-M)

In a statement issued Sunday, Naga insurgent group said Governor R.N. Ravi, who is the interlocutor, had reduced the peace talks to just Nagaland.

Al Qaeda terrorist from Telangana could be key to understanding terror group’s India network

Intelligence agencies are keen to interrogate Mohammad Zubair about the al Qaeda as well as his brother, who had travelled to Yemen in 2009 to meet key members of the terror group.

Kejriwal announces Rs 1 crore honorarium for family of IB staffer killed in Delhi riots

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal hailed the bravery of the late Intelligence Bureau officer Ankit Sharma and announced a govt job for one person of his family.

IB officer Ankit Sharma’s death case of ‘targeted killing’, AAP’s Tahir Hussain named in FIR

Ankit Sharma’s family claims police apathy, say they were made to do rounds of hospitals to look for his body but refused registration of a case.

IB, RAW, ED and Income Tax dept get SOS from Modi govt to help check soaring onion prices

Officials from Intelligence Bureau, RAW, ED and I-T department have been mandated to work with agriculture and consumer affairs ministries to check onion prices.

Intelligence Bureau could’ve saved Babri Masjid by alerting PM Rao to demolition conspiracy

Madhav Godbole, who was Union home secretary at the time, writes how Intelligence Bureau paid little attention to Hindu organisations’ activities till then.

On Camera

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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