Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: MI6

Spy chiefs & deputies from dozens of countries meet in India in first such conclave

Representatives of organisations from countries including UK, US, Germany, ASEAN attended 'informal' gathering Sunday. Aim is to develop closer working mechanism.

UK acquits MQM supremo Altaf Hussain. Pakistan questions motive, jokes he is asset to MI6

Hussain's lawyer told the jury that the yardstick of UK law isn't the same as that of Pakistan. It has heated up dialogue in the country.

UK’s MI6 to be ‘more open to stay secret’, says chief in 1st public speech, calls China priority

MI6 chief Richard Moore expressed his desire to 'judiciously change' the idea that it is unusual for the chief of a secret intelligence service to give public speeches.

John le Carre, ex-MI6 spy who became bestselling author of Cold War thrillers, dies at 89

Le Carre died Saturday evening in Cornwall, said his agent, Jonny Geller. According to his publisher Penguin, the cause of death was pneumonia.

Cigarette packs & handbags: Cold War-era spy cams are up for sale and most still work

There’s even a camera built into a man’s jacket, with the lens hidden behind a button and fired from a ‘trigger’ in the pocket.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.