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Govt may avoid legislative route on key bills

Even though the political storm seems to have blown over for the UPA government for the time being with the Samajwadi Party deciding not to withdraw its support there will be greater urgency in the go

Intel warns of summer violence

Close on the heels of a fidayeen attack (suicide attack) on CRPF personnel in Srinagar the intelligence agencies have now warned the Union home ministry of an “unprecedented level of violence” in the Kashmir Valley during summer, particularly the tourists season.

Intel probes Dubai link to twin blasts

The Central intelligence agencies assisting the National Investigation Agency and Hyderabad police in probing the twin bombings in Hyderabad on February 20 are now looking at a possible Dubai link.

New module behind blasts?

The powerful twin explosions that rocked Hyderabad on Thursday appear to have been carried out by a totally new terror module which has never been on the “radar of the intelligence agencies”. This is why despite several indications of a possible strike, these agencies could not zero in on this group and failed to prevent the Hyderabad blasts.

Hyderabad blasts by top IM men

The NIA and other Central intelligence agencies believe though the planning for the blasts may have been done by top Indian Mujahideen “commanders”, the “foot soldiers” did not appear to have had any previous involvement.

Were Hyderabad blasts on Hafiz Saeed order?

Intelligence and security agency sources told this newspaper that it was India’s most wanted terrorist, Hafiz Saeed, who gave the final approval for the February 21 twin blasts in Hyderabad.

‘Parliament not initial target’

As a crime reporter with a leading national daily I was among the first few in the media to get access to Afzal Guru. In fact, the day the then Delhi police commissioner Ajai Raj Sharma announced at a packed press conference at the PIB conference hall in Shastri Bhavan that they had successfully cracked the Parliament attack case, senior police officials assured me of an exclusive interaction with Afzal Guru.

Govt is hopeful of Opp. support in RS

The road for the amended Lokpal Bill in Parliament appears to be bumpy with the government ruling out any possibility of a reconsideration regarding rejection of two key demands of the select committee — that a government official should not be given an opportunity to present his or her case before a preliminary enquiry is lodged and that an official investigating a case referred by the Lokpal should be transferred with the consent of the ombudsman.

Intel says no direct Naxal links with ISI

Indian intelligence agencies have ruled out any direct link between the Naxals and Pakistan’s spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, in a report submitted to the Union ministry of home affairs on Monday.

Intel agencies say no direct maoist-isi link

Indian intelligence age-ncies have ruled out any direct link between the Naxals and Pakis-tan’s spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, in a report submitted to the Union ministry of home affairs on Monday.

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