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Always believed in the judiciary: Former ISRO scientist


September 7th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 7 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court Friday upheld the order of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) ordering compensation of Rs.1 million to ... Read more...

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Russian spies most active in Czech Republic


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian "special services" are the most active foreign espionage groups in the Czech Republic, the Czech Security Information Service said Wednesday.The agency's 2011 intelligence report ... Read more...

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‘Ek Tha Tiger’: Gripping espionage romp, with unique star chemistry (IANS Hindi Film Review)


August 16th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Ek Tha Tiger"; Starring: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif; Directed by: Kabir Khan; Rating: ****There is something about the Salman-Katrina pairing. Something that goes deeper than a real-life affection. Even ... Read more...

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Ecuador yet to decide on Wikileaks founder’s asylum


August 15th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Aug 15 (IANS) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has denied on Twitter that his country had already decided to grant political asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange."The rumour about Assange's ... Read more...

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Former Russian spies wanted kids to become same: WSJ


July 27th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS) A ring of Russian sleeper spies -- which included glamorous redhead Anna Chapman -- that was broken up in the US in 2010 intended to turn ... Read more...

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Ukraine sentences two diplomats for spying


July 18th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two diplomats, identified only as coming from Asia, have been sentenced to eight years in prison for an attempt to steal secret rocket technology from ... Read more...

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Lock up spies but release fishermen, says Pakistani daily


June 30th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 30 (IANS) Spies should be locked up but Pakistan and India must think about how "we treat those fishermen unwary or unlucky enough to cross the invisible line", ... Read more...

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Assange served extradition notice


June 29th, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been served with an extradition notice by British police, BBC reported. He is wanted in Sweden on sex assault charges.The 40-year-old ... Read more...

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Russian bikers held in Iraq for spying


May 24th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 24 (IANS) Four Russian bikers travelling through Iraq have been arrested on charges of spying in the country, and face up to 10 years in jail if found ... Read more...

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‘Agent Vinod’: Bollywood espionage genre comes of age (IANS Hindi Film Review)


March 24th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Agent Vinod"; Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena KapoorDirected by: Sriram Raghavan; Rating: *** 1/2Believe me, it's really a small world.Even though a film purporting to be as epic ... Read more...

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Zardari remits sentences of prisoners


February 4th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 4 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has remitted the sentences of prisoners as a goodwill gesture on the occasion of Eid.Zardari consulted with Prime Minister Yousuf ... Read more...

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Sanjay to get into shape for Varma’s take on ‘Munich’


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 2 (IANS) After "Department", Ram Gopal Varma is planning another project, inspired by Steven Spielberg's "Munich", with Sanjay Dutt and says the actor is "our last action ... Read more...

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Iran sentences CIA ’spy’ to death


January 9th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 9 (IANS) An Iranian court has sentenced a CIA "spy", Amir Hekmati, to death, Iran's Fars news agency reported Monday.Hekmati was charged with "cooperating with hostile government of ... Read more...

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Iran reports arrests of ’several’ US spies


January 9th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi has announced the arrest of several alleged US spies charged with an attempt to disrupt the upcoming parliamentary elections in ... Read more...

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‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ a masterful spy tale (IANS Movie Review)


December 30th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"; Cast: Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Tom Hardy and Colin Firth; Director: Tomas Alfredson; Rating: **** 1/2A really good spy film, unlike the stupid cliches of ... Read more...

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Iran holds first trial of ‘CIA agent’


December 29th, 2011 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 29 (IANS) Iran has held the first trial session of Amir Mirza Hekmati, who was arrested on charges of spying for the CIA, a media report said Wednesday.An ... Read more...

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On an Indian monkey that strayed into Pakistan


December 18th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Was an adventurous monkey that strayed into Pakistan from India "an Indian-Zionist-US plot against the Islamic republic?", a leading Pakistani daily asks tongue-in-cheek after authorities captured ... Read more...

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TV series about KGB spies to be screened in US


December 18th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A period drama inspired by the true story of a US couple who were executed for espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union is being ... Read more...

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Russian ex-army officer jailed for spying


December 8th, 2011 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A retired Russian Army major has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for spying for Georgia.Vladimir Klenkov passed classified information concerning the location of ... Read more...

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Iran spied upon from centres in neighbouring countries: MP


November 10th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 10 (IANS) Iran is surrounded by Western "spy centres" set up near its borders with neighbouring countries, an Iranian MP has said.Zohre Elahian, a member of the National ... Read more...

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US soldier arrested for spying


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) A 22-year-old US soldier serving in a military police battalion has been arrested on suspicions of spying, an army spokesman said.William Colton Millay, of Kentucky, was ... Read more...

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Israel frees Egyptian prisoners under swap deal


October 28th, 2011 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Oct 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israeli authorities released 25 Egyptian prisoners to swap them for a US-Israeli national held in Egypt four weeks ago on suspicion of spying, an ... Read more...

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Security expert rules out cyber warfare


October 19th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Cyber war - long considered by many defence experts to be a significant threat - may never happen, a security expert says.Thomas Rid, expert in war ... Read more...

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Iranian filmmaker Panahi’s appeal against jail term rejected


October 19th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has lost his appeal against a six-year prison term and a 20-year ban on filmmaking, travelling abroad and talking to the media. ... Read more...

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US hikers freed by Iran arrive in New York


September 26th, 2011 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 26 (IANS) Two US hikers who have been freed by Iran arrived in New York City Sunday, ending a political ordeal that lasted over two years ... Read more...

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Murdoch’s journalists spied on British intelligence chief


September 24th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Journalists from Rupert Murdoch's News International group spied on the woman chief of Britain's intelligence agency MI5 to uncover her personal life, a media report said ... Read more...

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Iranian president targets the West in UN speech


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used his speech at the UN General Assembly Thursday to accuse the US and other western powers of a range ... Read more...

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Iran frees two US hikers


September 21st, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 21 (IANS) Two US hikers jailed for allegedly spying in Iran were Wednesday released on bail, the state media reported. Joshua Fattal and Shane Bauer were sentenced to eight ... Read more...

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American Hikers released in Iran


September 21st, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Sept 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The jailed American hikers have been released to Swiss diplomats, VOA News has reported. A judge in Tehran approved the bail of the two men on ... Read more...

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Iran approves release of U.S. citizens convicted of spying


September 21st, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iran's Judiciary on Wednesday approved the release on bail of two U.S. citizens who were sentenced last month for espionage and illegal entry, state-run media reported. Their release ... Read more...

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US hikers release in Iran delayed again


September 19th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tehran, Sept 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The American delegation who were in Tehran last week to negotiate for the release of the two American hikers have returned to Washington after having the words ... Read more...

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Iran to release detained US hikers


September 13th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 13 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said two US men jailed in Iran for illegally entering the country and later charged with espionage will be freed in ... Read more...

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US disappointed by Iran’s sentencing of hikers: Clinton


August 22nd, 2011 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said America was "deeply disappointed" by Iran's sentencing of two US hikers to eight years in prison.In a statement ... Read more...

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Jailed Americans in Iran get 20 days to appeal (Lead)


August 21st, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 21 (IANS) Two US citizens sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of spying were given 20 days to appeal by the Iranian prosecutors, the state media ... Read more...

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Iran sentences US hikers to eight years in jail


August 21st, 2011 - 8:38 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 21 (IANS) Iran's judiciary has sentenced two US hikers detained in the country on charges of spying to eight years in jail, state-run IRIN television channel reported.The two ... Read more...

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