A former police chief and close aide of jailed Communist Party leader Bo Xilai, allegedly kept a dossier of government officials' "dirty secrets" to blackmail them, according to a magazine published by the ruling party.
The documents handed over by the US to India in connection with the probe into the plot to carry out terror strikes on American and Israeli consulates in the South have established communication between Sakir Hussain, undergoing jail term in the case, and 'Shahjee', a Pakistani national introduced to the accused allegedly by a Pakistani diplomat working in Colombo.
Government on Tuesday rejected demands by the opposition for the resignation of Union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti for making controversial remarks as it said that the matter was closed after she had offered an apology.
India has requested Malaysian authorities to hand over evidence against an arrested accused who was part of a conspiracy to plan and carry out terror strikes allegedly at the behest of ISI on the US and Israeli consulates in the southern part of this country.
India will soon approach Malaysian authorities seeking details about the arrest of a Sri Lankan national in that country in connection with an alleged conspiracy to carry out terror strikes on the US and Israel consulates in southern part of this country.
The US consulate and Hong Kong officials declined to comment Monday on the case of Edward Snowden, believed to be holed up in the city after leaking details of a secret US Internet surveillance programme.