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CIA’s new recruitment website aims to diversify spy agency

While the CIA has been diversifying for years, intelligence agencies still lag the federal workforce in minority representation.
The revamped website has links for browsing CIA jobs complete with starting salaries and requirements, sections on working at the agency, and a streamlined application process.(AP file photo)
The revamped website has links for browsing CIA jobs complete with starting salaries and requirements, sections on working at the agency, and a streamlined application process.(AP file photo)
Published on Jan 04, 2021 10:34 PM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma

SHO suspended after illegal liquor factory unearthed in Punjab’s Rajpura

Show-cause notices to SP, two DSPs and CIA in-charge for laxity in checking spurious liquor trade
Government officials at a liquor bottling unit that was unearthed in Patiala district’s Rajpura town on Tuesday night.(HT Photo)
Government officials at a liquor bottling unit that was unearthed in Patiala district’s Rajpura town on Tuesday night.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 07:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patiala | ByVishal Rambani

Can you ace CIA’s analytical skills test? It involves pic of a snowy day

Taking to Twitter, the organisation invited people to put their analytical skills to test.
There were many who were able to share the right answer.(Twitter/@CIA)
There were many who were able to share the right answer.(Twitter/@CIA)
Published on Dec 03, 2020 08:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

Former head of CIA calls assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist ‘criminal and reckless act’

John Brennan said he did not know who was to blame for the murder of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
Protesters burn the U.S. and Israeli flags during a demonstration against the the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.(REUTERS)
Protesters burn the U.S. and Israeli flags during a demonstration against the the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 01:51 AM IST
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Washington | ByAgence-France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi, Washington

Liquor vend shooting: Contractor booked for fabricating evidence

The Yamunanagar police CIA found that the contractor had fired at his own shop
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Updated on Nov 22, 2020 01:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Ambala | ByBhavey Nagpal, Ambala

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Page-turners

Here’s a list of the books that have kept me entertained over the last month
With nowhere to go and no one to see, many of us have rediscovered our love of books and of reading(Illustration: Aparna Ram)
With nowhere to go and no one to see, many of us have rediscovered our love of books and of reading(Illustration: Aparna Ram)
Published on Oct 18, 2020 07:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySeema Goswami

3.67 lakh recovered from Ludhiana man who cheated acquaintance of 31 lakh

Police had lodged an FIR under sections 420, 506 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code at the Daresi police station on August 15 and Lal had been arrested
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Updated on Aug 18, 2020 10:16 PM IST
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Former CIA officer charged with giving China classified info

Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 67, was arrested last week after an undercover operation in which prosecutors say he accepted an envelope with $2,000 in exchange for his past espionage activities.
An FBI affidavit accuses Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, who worked for the CIA from 1982 to 1989, of revealing government secrets to at least five Chinese intelligence officers in a Hong Kong hotel room over a three-day period in March 2001.(AP photo)
An FBI affidavit accuses Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, who worked for the CIA from 1982 to 1989, of revealing government secrets to at least five Chinese intelligence officers in a Hong Kong hotel room over a three-day period in March 2001.(AP photo)
Published on Aug 18, 2020 06:09 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Cricket betting racket busted in Jalandhar, Rs1.23 cr seized from ‘architect bookie’

Seized laptop, mobile phones of accused being scanned by cyber cell, income tax department informed about cash seizure, says police commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar
Police officials with the cash seized from a Jalandhar based cricket bookie.(HT Photo)
Police officials with the cash seized from a Jalandhar based cricket bookie.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 07:06 PM IST
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Iran executes former defence ministry staffer as alleged CIA spy

Occasionally Iran announces arrests and convictions of alleged spies for foreign countries, including the U.S. and Israel.
The report said Reza Asgari was executed last week. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said Asgari had worked in the airspace department of the ministry and retired in 2016.(Representative Photo)
The report said Reza Asgari was executed last week. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said Asgari had worked in the airspace department of the ministry and retired in 2016.(Representative Photo)
Published on Jul 14, 2020 04:46 PM IST
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Tehran | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi

CIA failed to protect agency’s top-secret hacking tools, leading to historic data loss: Report

The report describes the spring 2016 theft as the largest data loss in agency history — compromising at least 180 gigabytes to as much as 34 terabytes of information, or the equivalent of 11.6 million to 2.2 billion pages in Microsoft Word.
The CIA did not realize the loss had occurred until the WikiLeaks announcement a year later, the report said.(Reuters)
The CIA did not realize the loss had occurred until the WikiLeaks announcement a year later, the report said.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 01:34 PM IST
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Washington, United States | ByAssociated Press | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

CIA accused of 11-year long cyber espionage against China

Qihoo - a major cybersecurity vendor said the CIA had targeted China’s aviation and energy sectors, scientific research organizations, internet companies, and government agencies.
Qihoo’s publication is the latest fallout from WikiLeaks’ release of CIA hacking tools in 2017.(HT File Photo)
Qihoo’s publication is the latest fallout from WikiLeaks’ release of CIA hacking tools in 2017.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2020 11:08 AM IST
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Pak doctor who helped CIA track Osama Bin Laden launches hunger strike in jail

Shakeel Afridi has been languishing behind bars for years since his fake vaccination programme helped US agents track and kill the Al Qaeda leader in 2011.
Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. (Getty images)
Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. (Getty images)
Updated on Mar 02, 2020 06:43 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByAgence France-Presse

Everything you wanted to know about Ana de Armas, the No Time To Die actor

She will appear as CIA operative Paloma in the 25th James Bond film.
Published on Feb 28, 2020 06:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRohan Naahar

Faridkot RTA booked for issuing back-dated licence

Sangrur Four months after Rajinder Singh, of Kanakwal Bhanguan village of Sangrur district, lodged a police complaint alleging that back-dated licences were being issued from Regional Transport Authority (RTA) office, Faridkot, police have added the name of secretary of the office, Hardeep Singh and assistant transport officer, Gurnam Singh to the First Information Report (FIR).
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Published on Feb 14, 2020 11:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh

194 kg heroin haul: SAD leader Masih appears before STF, quizzed for 4 hours

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and former Subordinate Selection Service Board (SSSB) member Anwar Masih on Friday appeared before the Punjab Police’s anti-drug special task force (STF) to join probe into the case involving the seizure of 194-kg heroin from his residence in the Sultanwind area of Amritsar city last week.
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Published on Feb 07, 2020 11:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByHT Correspondent, Amritsar

Tarn Taran police accused of teen’s illegal detention

A 40-year-old woman, Amandeep Kaur, from Amritsar’s Ranjit Avenue locality on Wednesday alleged that her son was tortured and kept in six-day illegal custody by the crime investigation agency (CIA) wing of Tarn Taran district police. Tarn Taran police, however, say they had brought her son for questioning in a drug case and he was released immediately as no drugs were recovered from him.
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Published on Feb 05, 2020 09:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByHT Correspondent, Amritsar

Hours after arrest, 25-year-old snatcher gives police the slip

Deepak Kumar of Mohalla Preet Nagar of Shimlapuri was taken to the police station at Gill Road for further interrogation. The accused requested the police personnel to allow him to answer nature’s call and they agreed. The accused, however, fled while their backs were turned
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Published on Feb 04, 2020 10:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Wanted gangster nabbed in Panipat

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Published on Jan 28, 2020 11:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Karnal | ByHT Correspondent, Karnal

New CIA unit formed to focus on snatching, vehicle lifting cases in Ludhiana

In view of the increasing number of snatching and vehicle lifting cases in the city, the Ludhiana police commissionerate has formed a new unit of the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA, Staff 3) to deter such incidents. Police have also identified 20 areas in the city, which are prone to snatching and vehicle lifting incidents.
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Updated on Jan 03, 2020 11:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Graft case against Samana inspector: Complainant records statement before vigilance

Patiala Nearly a month after an inspector with the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) in Samana, Vijay Kumar, was booked for corruption, the complainant Rajwinder Pal, recorded his statement before the vigilance bureau on Thursday. Rajpura Congress MLA Hardial Singh Kamboj, one of the four MLAs who had spoken out against their own government, claiming non-cooperative attitude of officers in the district administration and police officials earlier this year, accompanied him.
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Published on Dec 26, 2019 11:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patiala | ByHT Correspondent

Gangster Gopi ‘Shooter’ running drug racket from Amritsar jail: Cops

Officials say this emerged during the questioning of a man arrested with heroin and a country-made pistol
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Updated on Nov 26, 2019 11:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Tarn Taran

Batala police forms SIT to probe murder of Akali leader

Former cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia and local SAD leader Ravi Karan Singh Kahlon had threatened a dharna in front of the SSP office if police did not arrest the accused in 48 hours
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Published on Nov 25, 2019 01:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Batala

Didn’t tap phones of Congress MLAs, say Patiala police

SSP says tapping cannot be done without permission of home dept; adds that its paperwork is cumbersome
From left: MLAs Hardial Singh Kamboj (Rajpura), Madan Lal Jalalpur (Ghanaur), Rajinder Singh (Samana) and Nirmal Singh (Shutrana).(HT PHOTO)
From left: MLAs Hardial Singh Kamboj (Rajpura), Madan Lal Jalalpur (Ghanaur), Rajinder Singh (Samana) and Nirmal Singh (Shutrana).(HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 22, 2019 09:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByNavrajdeep Singh, Patiala

Saudi king hosts CIA chief for talks

The meeting in Riyadh was attended by a number of Saudi officials including Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and intelligence chief Khalid al-Humaidan.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman hosted the Central Intelligence Agency’s director Thursday(REUTERS)
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman hosted the Central Intelligence Agency’s director Thursday(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 08, 2019 06:26 AM IST
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Riyadh | ByAgence France-Presse

Woman ASI, her friend held with heroin in Tarn Taran

The team chased and apprehended the duo and checked the plastic bag she had thrown only to find the contraband in it.
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Published on Oct 29, 2019 11:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondents, Tarn Taran/patiala

Undertrial dies in hospital, kin allege custodial torture

Pika alias Pike of Sulchani village in Hisar district was arrested in a drug case from Lakhan Majra area about two weeks ago and was lodged under judicial custody.
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Updated on Oct 29, 2019 10:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Rohtak

Drug smuggler who escaped from custody on Sept 6 held

Accused had faked chest pain after which he was taken to Rajindra hospital; a cop took him to a nearby dhaba for dinner from where he escaped with an aide
Accused Navjot Singh Nannu(HT PHOTO)
Accused Navjot Singh Nannu(HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 23, 2019 10:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Patiala

7kg heroin recovered along border

Fazilka police have recovered 7kg heroin after the arrest of two persons. Fazilka senior superintendent of police Bhupinder Singh said following a tip-off, one Satnam Singh, a close aide of drug smuggler Mehal Singh, was arrested by the CIA staff on Tuesday with 260 grams of heroin
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Published on Oct 12, 2019 12:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Man dies during clash, villagers in Haryana blame it on police firing

The clash had broken out during a raid to arrest an accused in a case under the Narcotics Act.Fifty-five-year-old Jagga Singh was killed in firing when the police team was attacked by villagers. Videos of the clash went viral on social media.
Meanwhile, the two accused already in custody, Gagandeep and Mandeep, who had accompanied the police to help identify Kulwinder, also escaped. Villagers allegedly snatched weapons from the police personnel and fired at them.(HT image)
Meanwhile, the two accused already in custody, Gagandeep and Mandeep, who had accompanied the police to help identify Kulwinder, also escaped. Villagers allegedly snatched weapons from the police personnel and fired at them.(HT image)
Updated on Oct 10, 2019 07:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, BATHINDA | BySachin Kumar
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