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Indian-origin al Qaeda top operative arrested in Saudi Arabia

Indian security agencies have learnt that Dr Sabeel Ahmed, allegedly a top terror operative has been detained in Saudi Arabia. Ahmed was known for his role in recruiting Indian youth for Pakistan -based groups including al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Lashkar e Taiba (LeT). Sources said discreet verification is currently being conducted with Saudi authorities to ... Read More »

India could feel the effects of the Uber-Didi deal

The after-effects of Didi Chuxing buying Uber’s operations in China may be a precursor for more consolidation in the taxi-hailing industry with significant implications for the segment in India. This would be true especially if Uber India’s arch rival Ola is unable to raise some much-needed funds in time. The Bengaluru-based taxi app has SoftBank and Didi as investors. Global ... Read More »

Chinese incursion into Uttarakhand: Was it India’s fault?

India has often cried foul play, being a victim of an aggressive China for transgressions in Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh and even in Uttrakhand. But the latest reports of alleged transgression by Chinese PLA, may not have the red dragon to blame for. As per high-level sources in the government, India may have invited trouble this time. INVITING TROUBLE It all ... Read More »

India rejects Google Street View plan

India has rejected Google’s plans to collect images for its Street View service in the country after objections from security agencies. Google Street View collects high definition images to give its users 360 degree views of streets, tourist spots, hills and rivers. Google’s data collection has caused concern in numerous countries. The Press Trust of India agency reported that India’s ... Read More »

“China has posted more troops near Indian border”, says Pentagon

Even as it as it warns of increasing Chinese military presence including bases in various parts of the world, particularly Pakistan. China has increased defence capabilities and deployed more troops along the Indian border, the Pentagon has said, as it warned of increasing Chinese military presence including bases in various parts of the world, particularly Pakistan. “We have noticed an ... Read More »

Call Drops: Trai Asks Telecom Operators to Start Compensating

Telecom regulator Trai has written to operators to ensure compliance with call drop regulations, effective January 1, even as service providers remain defiant and say compensation to subscribers will be paid only after court orders them to do so. “Trai has written to all telecom operators reminding them about call drop regulations with expectations that they have put all mechanisms ... Read More »

Digital India Will Fail if Indian ISPs Aren’t Held Up to Standards

After a brief period of calm when it seemed that common sense and logic had prevailed over corporate greed, the net neutrality and zero-rating issues have been blown wide open again thanks to PM Modi’s visit to Silicon Valley to promote the Digital India initiative. Facebook’s controversial Internet.org programme is back with a new name but no less ambitious purpose, ... Read More »