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‘Agencies failed to prevent 26/11’

Union home ministry sources said Pakistan interior minister Rehman Malik’s signing of the liberalised visa regime with his Indian counterpart Sushilkumar Shinde as a “mere formality” given the fact that it was in the pipeline for quite sometime. Ministry sources also confirmed that on the core issue of terrorism, the Pakistani delegation remained “non committal”.

Militants plan to sneak in with fans?

Acting on specific “source-based information”, the Intelligence Bureau has in a note sent to the Union home ministry this Tuesday warned that Pakistan-based militant groups are already working on a plan to sneak in their operatives posing as cricket fans for the forthcoming India-Pakistan cricket series later in December.

Govt to reduce J&K force deployment?

Even though it is now certain that the Centre is not keen on lifting, even partially, the highly-contentious Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir, highly-placed government so

Terrorists taught to handle interrogators

It’s not just the Indian security agencies that seem to have learnt a lesson from the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

MHA will track Pak cricket fans

In what is being viewed as the first direct fallout of the execution of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab the Union home ministry has directed central intelligence and security agencies to keep under scanner movement of all those Pakistani nationals who would be visiting India in December for the upcoming cricket series between the two countries.

Big fight over CAG ex-babu remark on 2G

A major political fight erupted on Friday following the comments by a former senior CAG official on the 2G spectrum allocation report.

Loopholes confuse investigators

Though investigating officials so far have denied any pressure or interference in their probe into the killings of industrialist Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep, they appeared doubtful whether the real conspiracy would ever be revealed.

Ponty suspected brother of betrayal

Investigations into the killing of industrialist Ponty Chadha and his younger brother Hardeep reveals their differences extended beyond a mere property dispute. Senior police officials investigating the double murder have revealed to this newspaper that Ponty was “extremely suspicious of his younger brother”.

New rules soon for PSO deployment

Taking serious note of the role of Personal Security Officers (PSOs) in the recent high-profile double murder of industrialist Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep Chadha, the Centre is now planning t

MHA: Extremist outfits likely to attack Assam

Fearing a massive retaliation in wake of the fresh spate of violence in Assam, the Union home ministry has in a detailed report sent to the state government directed them to be on the lookout for operatives of outfits like the Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA) that may hit back taking advantage of the deteriorating law and order situation.

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