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NSG says no to VVIP security duties in the future

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 16:10

The NSG, which protects the most `vulnerable` VVIPs of the country, has decided to stop taking any more protectees under its elite `black cat` commando security cover.

Govt plans to keep issues of national security out of purview of Whistleblowers` Act

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 09:49

The NDA government proposes to amend the Whistleblowers` Protection Act to keep issues of national security out of its purview.

NSAs are to be blamed for decline of R&AW, says Yadav, Singh

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 23:40

Janata Dal (U) chief Sharad Yadav and former External Affairs minister Natwar Singh on Thursday blamed the National Security Advisors (NSA) for the `decline` of R&AW.

Germany mulls new weapon to counter US spying – Typewriters!

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 16:44

The suspicion that US` National Security Agency is continuing with its spying activities despite the Snowden shame, may force the Germans to go back back to good old manual typewriters for sensitive documents.

Govt assessing land for new hub for NSG commandos in Gujarat

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 16:25

Government on Tuesday said it is assessing the suitability of land for creating a new hub of the National Security Guard (NSG) commandos in Gujarat.

Brazil`s Rousseff lets Obama off the hook for NSA spying

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 02:42

President Dilma Rousseff said the Obama administration was not directly responsible for US spying on Brazil and has taken steps toward smoothing over the diplomatic tensions set off by espionage disclosures last year.

Germany asks top US spy to leave the country

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 21:53

Germany took the dramatic step on Thursday of asking the top US intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two reported cases of suspected US spying.

NSA spied on five Muslim-Americans including Indian-American

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 23:19

The US National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI spied on five prominent Muslim-American activists, including an Indian-origin attorney, according to the leaked documents which showed use of objectionable religious slurs against these individuals.

Snowden applies for asylum extension in Russia

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 21:12

Former employee of the US National Security Agency (NSA) Edward Snowden has asked for extension of his refugee status in Russia, his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said Wednesday.

US says talking to Germany over spy row, but won`t give details

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 00:39

The United States has had legal and political contacts with Germany over resolving a new spying row, but Tuesday still refused to discuss reports an arrested German man was a CIA double agent.

Germany seeks US explanation over spying charges

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 05:09

Germany`s Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has said that an explanation has been sought from the US intelligence services over its contact with a German man arrested last week on suspicion of being a double agent, the media reported Sunday.

9/10 internet users intercepted by NSA were unintended targets

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 14:28

Nine of 10 internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, whose accounts were intercepted by the NSA were not the intended surveillance targets but were caught in a net cast by the US spy agency for somebody else.