Man held for sending defence area pictures from Maharashtra’s Deolali to Pakistan-based WhatsApp group
The accused, hailing from Bihar, worked as a labourer at a construction site in the military area and was booked under the Official Secrets Act, 1923
The accused, Sanjeev Kumar, was booked under provisions of the Official Secrets Act after he was caught taking and sharing pictures of the Military Hospital area in Deolali
Condemning Sharma's arrest, the Press Club of India also said that the police should provide pertinent details "so that a defence may be possible to construct"
The police said that Sharma 'was found to be in possession of some defence-related classified documents'. His bail plea has been listed for 22 September
Govt clarification on LAC vital, shows accountability critical to democracy, reinforces need for transparency
As the din lowers on the Galwan incident per se, the government must willingly welcome and brace itself for more 'questioning' on the overall India-China relationship, and the restiveness in the neighbourhood, including that with traditional allies like Nepal
UK envoy, in leaked memo, accuses Donald Trump of scrapping Iran nuclear deal to spite Barack Obama: Report
Trump had long been critical of the deal and withdrew the United States on 8 May, 2018. A first batch of leaked reports authored by Darroch last weekend caused major turmoil between Britain and its closest ally.
The Narendra Modi campaign has targeted Rajiv Gandhi as corrupt to draw away attention from PMO role in Rafale deal
In his election speech on Saturday, the prime minister had said that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi may have been feted by his courtiers, ‘but his life ended as Bhrashtachari No. 1’.
Massacre in Myanmar: The story on Rohingya killings that got Reuters journalists Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo arrested
The Rohingya Muslim killings in Inn Din in Myanmar, which Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo traced, marked another bloody episode in the ethnic violence in Rakhine.
Myanmar releases Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from prison; duo among thousands granted amnesty by president
Myanmar on Tuesday released Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from prison, 512 days after they were sent to jail for working on an investigative report on the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys in a village in Rakhine state.
Rafale hearing: In Supreme Court, Centre claims State privilege over deal documents, says no one can produce them without permission
KK Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, referred to section 123 of the Evidence Act and provisions of RTI Act to buttress his claim in the hearing of review petitions in the Rafale deal. He also said that the security of the State "supersedes everything", and that defence acquisitions were related to national security.
Threat to prosecute The Hindu under Official Secrets Act is silly, unless this government thinks it’s the enemy of the people
If the government wishes to embarrass itself it can charge The Hindu with simple theft but not espionage.
The Official Secrets Act, 1923: A look at what it contains, when was it reformed and who's been implicated under it
The Official Secrets Act, 1923 is India's anti-espionage act held over from the British colonial period which states that actions which involve helping an enemy state against India are strongly condemned. It mentions that one cannot approach, inspect, or even pass over a prohibited government site or area.
Rafale row: Prashant Bhushan tells Supreme Court CAG gave redacted pricing detail for the first time in history
It is for the first time in CAG's history that it has given redacted pricing to Parliament in the Rafale fighter jet deal, activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan told the Supreme Court
'Nobody will get any information from us on source of Rafale documents': N Ram weighs in on The Hindu 'stolen document' controversy
On 8 February, Ram wrote in The Hindu that the defence ministry raised strong objections to "parallel discussions" conducted by the PMO (Prime Minister's Office) during the negotiations over the Rs 59,000 crore Rafale deal between India and France
Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ: A brief overview of India's position in The Hague and Pakistan's likely response
India wants the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to give a directive to Pakistan to annul Jadhav’s death sentence, and to release him.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday alleged that Congress president Rahul Gandhi is an agent of the multinational company Airbus and his sole agenda was to cancel the Rafale aircraft deal.
Rafale row: Rahul Gandhi lobbyist for aircraft supplier firms, says Ravi Shankar Prasad after Congress targets Modi over Airbus email
Earlier in the day, Rahul used a fresh media report to allege that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had acted as a “middleman” for industrialist Anil Ambani in the Rafale fighter deal and accused him of violating the Official Secrets Act (OSA) and indulging in “treason” for which “action must be initiated”.
Army jawan 'honeytrapped' by suspected Pakistan ISI operative, arrested in Rajasthan on espionage charges
The jawan, identified as Sombeer Singh, was allegedly "honeytrapped" woman posing as Anika Chopra on Facebook, who claimed to be a captain in the Indian Army medical corps. The woman has been in touch with him since 2016 and used to send him lewd messages and photos.
Bail plea of journalist Upendra Rai in money laundering case rejected; Delhi court says allegations serious
Upendra Rai was arrested on 8 June by the ED under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) at the Tihar Jail here, moments after he secured bail in a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) case related to alleged extortion and dubious financial transactions.
Canada parliament passes motion to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship over Rohingya crisis
The House of Commons last week unanimously voted to call the killings of Rohingya a genocide, a move that Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said at the time was significant.