Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicMI6

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.

On Camera

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

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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.