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Sep 20, 2010

India seeks upgrades for BlackBerry monitoring: sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has asked mobile phone operators to upgrade their networks to help security agencies intercept communication on BlackBerry devices, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday, as the government wants access to highly-secure data.

India had threatened to shut off RIM’s encrypted email and instant messaging services unless it gained access to them, in a campaign driven by fears that unmonitored email and messaging puts the country’s security at risk.

Sep 20, 2010

Australia, U.S. warn citizens as India probes shooting

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Australia and the United States issued travel warnings Monday a day after two Taiwanese nationals were shot at near India’s main mosque in the nation’s capital and an explosion in a car at the same place.

Two men wearing helmets and raincoats fired at a tourist bus carrying Taiwanese nationals Sunday in front of the Jama Masjid, a historic mosque, before fleeing into a narrow street.

Sep 19, 2010

Two wounded after gunmen attack tourist bus in Delhi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Gunmen on motorbikes shot at a tourist bus near the main mosque in the Indian capital on Sunday, wounding two Taiwanese visitors, weeks before the city hosts the Commonwealth Games.

Some militant groups have threatened to disrupt the Games, a showcase for India as it emerges onto the global economic and diplomatic stage. Attacks may unnerve athletes already uneasy about reports of poor security and preparations.

Sep 19, 2010

Gunmen attack tourist bus in Delhi, two wounded

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Gunmen on motorbikes shot at a tourist bus near the main mosque in the Indian capital on Sunday, wounding two Taiwanese visitors in an attack only weeks before the city hosts the Commonwealth Games.

The Commonwealth Games is seen as a showcase event for India as it emerges onto the global economic and diplomatic stage. Some militant groups have threatened to disrupt the Games.

Sep 15, 2010

India Kashmir talks end in deadlock as violence continues

NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) – A meeting of the Indian government and opposition parties to resolve spiralling separatist protests in Kashmir ended in a deadlock on Wednesday, even as four more protesters were killed in police clashes.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s meeting came two days after 18 people were killed in the worst single episode of violence in two decades of violent rebellion against Indian rule and are the latest in a three-month long series of protests.

Sep 15, 2010

Kashmir talks appear to end in deadlock

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A meeting of the Indian government and opposition parties to resolve spiralling separatist protests in Kashmir appeared to end in deadlock on Wednesday as four more protesters were killed in police clashes.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s meeting came two days after 18 people were killed in the worst single episode of violence in two decades of violent rebellion against Indian rule and are the latest in a three-month long series of protests.

Sep 15, 2010

India Kashmir talks appear to end in deadlock

NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) – A meeting of the Indian government and opposition parties to resolve spiraling separatist protests in Kashmir appeared to end in deadlock on Wednesday as four more protesters were killed in police clashes.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s meeting came two days after 18 people were killed in the worst single episode of violence in two decades of violent rebellion against Indian rule and are the latest in a three-month long series of protests.

Sep 9, 2010

India not treating AIDS patients early: Global Fund

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Thousands of AIDS patients in India are not receiving treatment on time, underscoring huge challenges the country faces as it combats the disease, the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said on Thursday.

India, with 2.27 million patients, is among the top three countries with the highest number of HIV cases, alongside South Africa and Nigeria.

Aug 31, 2010

BlackBerry maker wins reprieve on India shutdown

NEW DELHI, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Research In Motion (RIM.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
will give India access to secure BlackBerry data beginning
Sept. 1, a government source said on Monday, leading New Delhi
to put off a decision on whether to shut down the smartphone.

Concerned about militants using the BlackBerry or Internet
to plan attacks, India is also pushing RIM, Google and Skype to
set up local servers to allow full monitoring of their
services.

Aug 30, 2010

BlackBerry offers India solutions, wins reprieve

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – BlackBerry maker Research in Motion(RIM.TO: Quote, Profile, Research) has offered India a few proposals to access its secure data, the home ministry said, averting a threatened ban on its services from Tuesday.

India says it wants the means to fully track and read BlackBerry’s secure email and instant messaging services that officials fear could be misused by militants.