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Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware
Politics

Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware

Congress leaders slammed the government over WhatsApp spying incident with party president Sonia Gandhi dubbing the 'snooping' on activists, journalists and political persons as illegal, unconstitutional and shameful

WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'
India

WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'

WhatsApp claims it informed the Government of India about hacking in May 2019, however, government sources claim it was 'pure technical jargon' and didn't mention Pegasus spyware

WhatsApp hack: Congress should wait for facts to emerge rather than float conspiracy theories about Modi govt snooping
India

WhatsApp hack: Congress should wait for facts to emerge rather than float conspiracy theories about Modi govt snooping

There are a lot of unanswered questions and loopholes in the narrative, but that hasn’t stopped the Congress from accusing the BJP-led NDA government of snooping and calling on the Supreme Court to take suo motu cognisance of these “illegal activities” and “hold the government to account”.

Israeli Pegasus snooping case: Number of activists who confirmed being contacted by WhatsApp over surveillance rises to 20
India

Israeli Pegasus snooping case: Number of activists who confirmed being contacted by WhatsApp over surveillance rises to 20

A massive debate on security and privacy in the cyber world has erupted after popular social messaging platform WhatsApp revealed that journalists and human rights activists around the world, including India, had in May 2019 possibly been put under surveillance by Israeli spyware ‘Pegasus’.

Government agencies may be behind WhatsApp 'snooping' of journalists, activists, claims NCP's Dhananjay Munde in letter to Maharashtra guv
India

Government agencies may be behind WhatsApp 'snooping' of journalists, activists, claims NCP's Dhananjay Munde in letter to Maharashtra guv

Condemning the "snooping" of Indian journalists and human right activists through WhatsApp, NCP leader Dhananjay Munde on Thursday wrote to Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, seeking steps to stop such spying activities

WhatsApp surveillance: Congress accuses Narendra Modi govt of 'snooping', urges Supreme Court to hold Centre accountable
India

WhatsApp surveillance: Congress accuses Narendra Modi govt of 'snooping', urges Supreme Court to hold Centre accountable

The Congress alleged on Thursday that the Modi government has been "caught snooping" after WhatsApp said that journalists and human rights activists in India have been targets of surveillance, as it urged the Supreme Court to hold the Centre accountable over the issue

Maharashtra activists spied on by Israeli security firm tell Firstpost how Citizen Lab helped uncover conspiracy
India

Maharashtra activists spied on by Israeli security firm tell Firstpost how Citizen Lab helped uncover conspiracy

On Wednesday, The Indian Express reported that "at least two dozen academics, lawyers, Dalit activists and journalists in India were contacted and alerted by WhatsApp that their phones had been under state-of-the-art surveillance for a two-week period until May 2019"

Hong Kong protests: After violent weekend clashes, students form human chains in support of anti-govt demonstrators
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Hong Kong protests: After violent weekend clashes, students form human chains in support of anti-govt demonstrators

Thousands of students formed human chains outside schools across Hong Kong on Monday to show solidarity after violent weekend clashes between police and activists seeking democratic reforms.

Physical abuse, rape threats: Women combating Sudan's civil crisis face untold violence
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Physical abuse, rape threats: Women combating Sudan's civil crisis face untold violence

Women in Sudan bear scars of physical and sexual abuse by security forces during anti-government protests

Activists in Karnataka's Shivamogga protest plan to divert water from Sharavathi river to Bengaluru
India

Activists in Karnataka's Shivamogga protest plan to divert water from Sharavathi river to Bengaluru

Citizens and various environmental groups in Shivamogga district on Thursday staged a protest against the Karnataka government's proposed plan to take water from Sharavathi River to Bengaluru. The protestors submitted a memorandum to Shivamogga Deputy Commissioner (DC) K A Dayananda expressing their discontent over the government's proposal. Karnataka government had proposed a project that aims to provide drinking water to the citizens of Bengaluru from Linganamakki reservoir.

Jal Sahelis: How women across Bundelkhand are reviving water harvesting techniques
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Jal Sahelis: How women across Bundelkhand are reviving water harvesting techniques

700 Jal Sahelis have changed the fate of over 200 villages with their efforts related to water awareness and availability, by reviving water harvesting structures and traditional water bodies through community participation.

Bhima Koregaon case: SC declines urgent hearing of Romila Thapar's review petition challenging denial of SIT probe into arrests
India

Bhima Koregaon case: SC declines urgent hearing of Romila Thapar's review petition challenging denial of SIT probe into arrests

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined an urgent hearing of a review petition filed by historian Romila Thapar in the case of the arrests of five Left-wing activists in relation to the Bhima Koregaon case.

Activists move Jharkhand HC over FIR alleging sedition, say they're being targeted for supporting tribal rights
India

Activists move Jharkhand HC over FIR alleging sedition, say they're being targeted for supporting tribal rights

Several Jharkhand-based activists have moved Jharkhand High Court with a petition demanding quashing of an FIR registered against them.

Activists raise concern over proposed nuclear plant in Madhya Pradesh's Chutka, say villagers being exploited
India

Activists raise concern over proposed nuclear plant in Madhya Pradesh's Chutka, say villagers being exploited

Activists and villagers raised their concerns over a proposed nuclear power plant in Chutka in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, saying it would destroy nature and take away their homeland.

Complainant in Bhima Koregaon case moves SC, seeks to be made party in plea by Romila Thapar and 4 others
India

Complainant in Bhima Koregaon case moves SC, seeks to be made party in plea by Romila Thapar and 4 others

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said it would hear the plea on 6 September when the petition filed by Thapar and four others will come up for hearing.

Congress terms Lois Sofia's arrest an assault on Constitution, slams NDA government for 'undeclared Emergency'
Politics

Congress terms Lois Sofia's arrest an assault on Constitution, slams NDA government for 'undeclared Emergency'

Congress said that the action against the woman was "completely uncalled for" and noted that it was the second such incident in a week's time, after the arrest of five Left-wing activists, that the authorities were acting against voices of dissent.

After Bombay HC rap in Bhima Koregaon case, Congress leader asks Devendra Fadnavis to act against police officers
Politics

After Bombay HC rap in Bhima Koregaon case, Congress leader asks Devendra Fadnavis to act against police officers

Maharashtra ADGP (Law and Order) Param Bir Singh had addressed the media on the case and read out letters allegedly exchanged between the activists.

Bhima Koregaon arrests: Sudha Bharadwaj says letter alleging Maoist links was concocted, police didn't present it in court
India

Bhima Koregaon arrests: Sudha Bharadwaj says letter alleging Maoist links was concocted, police didn't present it in court

Sudha Bharadwaj, one of the five activists arrested in multi-city raids by the Maharashtra Police, has outrightly rejected the claims made by the investigating agency.

Labour, farmer unions to hold rally in Delhi on 5 September, aim to spread 'message of change' ahead of 2019 polls
India

Labour, farmer unions to hold rally in Delhi on 5 September, aim to spread 'message of change' ahead of 2019 polls

They termed the rally an "unprecedented event" in the nation's history and said for the first time farmers, workers, eminent people from diverse fields such as economics and human rights activists would also participate in the rally.