Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: Spy

New book traces history of Chinese intelligence service, details rise of Communist China

Published by HarperCollins India, ‘Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping’ by Roger Faligot will be released on 29 April on ThePrint’s SoftCover.

Pegasus scandal shows how lawless India’s ‘lawful interception’ has become

Many democracies understand the need for lawful surveillance against serious crimes. Few provide the executive such sweeping powers like India does.

Kerala HC seeks Centre’s stand on woman’s plea to aid son imprisoned in UAE for ‘spying’

Shihani Meera Sahib Jamal Mohammed has been imprisoned in the UAE's Abu Dhabi Central Prison since 25 August 2015 after being arrested for allegedly spying for the Indian government.

CIA has a new look and new logo. Now to see if its rebranding can impress & woo millennials

For all the design-world derision, the CIA’s motives are clear: the creation of a brave new brand for bold new generation of brand-savvy recruits.

Radhika Apte spy flick doesn’t sell sex or fantasy — are Charlie’s Angels days finally gone?

The new Radhika Apte flick, A Call to Spy, is part of a new wave of films that finally realizes women in espionage not just a fantasy, but real-life reality.

Betrayal, illusion, late middle age — John Le Carré novels were more than just spy thrillers

What makes Le Carré so great is his premise that our inner lives are perhaps best understood as a study in self-deception and self-revelation.

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.

I went to Pakistan to rescue my friend and was arrested as a spy: Hamid Ansari’s journey

Hamid Ansari writes with Geeta Mohan about how he had gone to rescue his Pakistani friend from marriage but was accused of being a R&AW spy.

‘Dragon Lady’ spy plane triggered Beijing’s missile volley in South China sea

The American U-2 spy plane from the Cold War era can perform functions that still can’t be entirely matched by technology such as the unmanned Global Hawk drone.

Justice for ISRO’s Nambi Narayanan — how fake ‘spy scandal’ ruined India’s interest

In episode 548 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta elaborates on the ISRO ‘spy scandal’ of the 1990s, a fake plot concocted by IB & Kerala Police.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.