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Deputy National Security Advisor Nehchal Sandhu resigns

Deputy National Security Advisor Nehchal Sandhu, a former Intelligence Bureau chief, on Thursday tendered his resignation citing "personal reasons".

Deputy NSA Nehchal Sandhu resigns

Deputy National security Advisor Nehchal Sandhu today resigned and his resignation was accepted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Opposition demands judicial probe, PM statement on bugging issue

Opposition led by Congress Thursday upped the ante against the government on the bugging issue demanding a judicial probe and a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matter which, they said, has put NDA`s credibility at stake.

US senator to propose strong curbs on NSA phone data collection

A new Senate proposal to curb the government`s bulk collection of Americans` telephone records and increase transparency about the program has White House backing and may get more traction with critics who have dismissed other bills as too weak.

Violation of Indian laws by US agencies unacceptable: Govt on snooping

Government will not accept breach of any Indian law relating to privacy of people by US agencies under their surveillance programmes and the same has been conveyed to US government, Parliament was informed Friday.

Sikhs ask US to reveal official use of slurs

A Sikh group today asked US authorities to reveal their use of ethnic slurs after a document leaked by Edward Snowden showed intelligence agents using an anti-Muslim epithet.

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

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.

Six suspected Naxalites detained under NSA

Six suspected Naxalites, who were recently arrested from a Dalit colony in the district where the marriage of a Dalit boy to a Hindu girl triggered violence in three villages in 2012, were on Friday detained under the the National Security Act.

Six suspected Naxalites detained under NSA

Six suspected Naxalites, who were recently arrested from a Dalit colony in the district where the marriage of a Dalit boy to a Hindu girl triggered violence in three villages in 2012, were today detained under the the National Security Act.

NSA spied on five Muslim-Americans including Indian-American

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.

NSA`s Internet monitoring said to be legal

A board whose members were appointed by President Barack Obama largely endorsed a set of NSA surveillance programs that have provoked worldwide controversy since they were leaked, while saying some aspects raise privacy concerns meriting new internal intelligence agency safeguards.

India summons US diplomats, calls snooping on BJP `unacceptable`

A day after it came to light that the United States` National Security Agency had been authorised to spy on India`s Bharatiya Janata Party, the government on Wednesday summoned top US diplomats here and raised the issue.

NSA foreign data sweep legal, valuable: Panel

The National Security Agency`s vast data collection program targeting foreign nationals is a largely legal, valuable tool in fighting terrorism, a watchdog panel said Tuesday.

Reports on US spying of party `serious`, will cross-check: BJP

Stating that reports of spying on BJP by the USA were "serious", Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said the government would take up the matter after "cross-checking" the facts.

NSA releases first statistics on surveillance sweep

The US National Security Agency released its first "transparency report" Friday, as part of an effort to quell the firestorm over reports of its massive data collection efforts.

US Congress passes intelligence whistleblower protections

The US Congress has passed a law offering whistleblower protections for government intelligence employees, a move cheered by supporters of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

US lawmakers pass bill to curb NSA

The US House of Representatives approved late Thursday a bill that would restrict the electronic surveillance powers of the National Security Agency (NSA).

Left MP urges Modi to `scrap` Aadhaar, says US collecting biometric data of Indians

A Left MP on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "scrap" the Aadhaar project launched by the UPA government in the wake of reports that US security agency NSA was allegedly "collecting the biometric data of Indian citizens".

Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeks roadmap for strengthening internal security

Taking note of concerns voiced over government`s development projects being affected by the internal security situation, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday asked chiefs of security agencies and paramilitary forces to quickly prepare a roadmap to strengthen the security architecture.

Two arrested in Ecuador for alleged cyberattacks

Ecuadoran authorities said Thursday they have arrested two people for alleged cyberattacks targeting President Rafael Correa.