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Inside the mind of Rahul Gandhi: How his utopian politics is acting as best insurance policy for ruling BJP
Politics

Inside the mind of Rahul Gandhi: How his utopian politics is acting as best insurance policy for ruling BJP

Rahul Gandhi’s economic and political thinking seems deeply influenced by the Left-of-centre, often colouring his political judgement and putting party leaders at odds with him

How Rahul Gandhi has mastered the art of selective amnesia in his allegations against Narendra Modi govt in Parliament
Politics

How Rahul Gandhi has mastered the art of selective amnesia in his allegations against Narendra Modi govt in Parliament

That it is impossible to start India's recent political history only from May 2014, when his party was routed in the general elections by the BJP/RSS/NDA combine, is something Rahul Gandhi finds difficult to accept

Pegasus and a missile system were centerpieces' of $2 bn deal between India and Israel in 2017: NYT
World

Pegasus and a missile system were centerpieces' of $2 bn deal between India and Israel in 2017: NYT

A massive controversy erupted last year when the NSO Group hit the headlines with the alleged use of its Pegasus software by some governments to spy on journalists, human rights defenders and politicians

SC urges citizens with Pegasus-infected devices to contact technical committee panel by 7 Jan
India

SC urges citizens with Pegasus-infected devices to contact technical committee panel by 7 Jan

Last year, after a row erupted over Israeli spyware Pegasus allegedly being used by the government for targeted surveillance on devices of Opposition leaders, activists, tycoons, judges and journalists, Supreme Court had directed a panel of experts to investigate the issue

Supreme Court stays proceedings of WB's Lokur panel probing Pegasus snooping allegations
India

Supreme Court stays proceedings of WB's Lokur panel probing Pegasus snooping allegations

A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli took note of the plea that despite the assurance of the West Bengal government that the Lokur panel would not proceed with the inquiry, the commission has commenced its work.

NSO can’t sell products to non-govt actors, Pegasus row India’s ‘internal matter’: Israeli envoy
India

NSO can’t sell products to non-govt actors, Pegasus row India’s ‘internal matter’: Israeli envoy

Israeli envoy Naor Gilon said firms like NSO, which owns Pegasus spyware, can get an export licence only for exporting to other governments.

Pegasus snooping row: SC to pronounce verdict on pleas seeking independent probe today
India

Pegasus snooping row: SC to pronounce verdict on pleas seeking independent probe today

A bench comprising Chief Justice NV Ramana had reserved an order on 13 September, saying it only wanted to know whether or not the Centre used the Pegasus spyware through illegal methods to allegedly snoop on citizens

Pegasus row: SC to set up technical experts committee to inquire into matter, formal order next week
India

Pegasus row: SC to set up technical experts committee to inquire into matter, formal order next week

The observation assumes significance as the Centre had earlier offered to set up an expert panel on its own to look into the grievances of alleged snooping on phones

Apple issues fix for a 'zero-click' flaw that can let Pegasus spyware infect devices
News & Analysis

Apple issues fix for a 'zero-click' flaw that can let Pegasus spyware infect devices

Pegasus can be deployed as a 'zero-click exploit,' meaning that the spyware can install itself without the victim even clicking a booby-trapped link or file.

Pegasus row: SC issues notice to Centre, says govt need not disclose anything that compromises national security
India

Pegasus row: SC issues notice to Centre, says govt need not disclose anything that compromises national security

The apex court said it will take up the pleas for hearing after 10 days and will see what course of action should be adopted in the matter

Pegasus row: 'Nothing to hide', expert committee to probe all claims, Centre tells Supreme Court
India

Pegasus row: 'Nothing to hide', expert committee to probe all claims, Centre tells Supreme Court

The government told a bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana that this issue is "highly technical" and expertise was needed to examine the aspects

Pegasus row: SC warns petitioners not to engage in 'parallel debates’, says they must have faith in system
India

Pegasus row: SC warns petitioners not to engage in 'parallel debates’, says they must have faith in system

A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana said it would take a call on 16 August on whether to issue notice to the Centre on pleas seeking probe into the Pegasus row

Pegasus snooping row: Editors Guild files plea in Supreme Court seeking SIT investigation
India

Pegasus snooping row: Editors Guild files plea in Supreme Court seeking SIT investigation

The guild in its apex court plea stated that journalists are tasked with enforcing the public's right to be informed, accountability and to an open and transparent government

Senior journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta moves SC, seeks direction on disclosure of info on use of Pegasus
India

Senior journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta moves SC, seeks direction on disclosure of info on use of Pegasus

Thakurta said those who hacked his device obtained access not only to details of his personal life but also to his confidential sources and what information they have provided

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi dismisses Pegasus snooping allegations, claims Congress was 'James Bond of spying' when in power
India

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi dismisses Pegasus snooping allegations, claims Congress was 'James Bond of spying' when in power

Naqvi, who is the Rajya Sabha Deputy Leader, also accused the Congress and a few other Opposition parties of working with the policy of 'rant and run' by making allegations and scooting off

Parliament's Monsoon Session: Both Houses see repeated adjournments amid Oppn ire; LS clears IBC (Amendment) Bill
Politics

Parliament's Monsoon Session: Both Houses see repeated adjournments amid Oppn ire; LS clears IBC (Amendment) Bill

Meanwhile, the Centre is likely to move a suspension notice against 10 Lok Sabha MPs after they threw papers and tore placards in the House

Pegasus row: Mamata announces inquiry commission, leaves on mission oppn unity - taking
India

Pegasus row: Mamata announces inquiry commission, leaves on mission oppn unity - taking

The development came shortly before the TMC supremo boarded a flight for New Delhi to unite the Opposition against the BJP ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls

Parliament Monsoon Session: Both Houses adjourned repeatedly amid Opposition din; TMC's Santanu Sen suspended from RS
Politics

Parliament Monsoon Session: Both Houses adjourned repeatedly amid Opposition din; TMC's Santanu Sen suspended from RS

Sen was suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the remaining period of the Monsoon Session after a motion moved by the government was passed by the House

'Concocted, fabricated and evidence-less': BJP denies reports on Pegasus snooping story
India

'Concocted, fabricated and evidence-less': BJP denies reports on Pegasus snooping story

Amnesty International, however, said in a statement that it 'categorically stands' by the findings of the Pegasus Project

Pegasus spyware did not target French president Emmanuel Macron, says Israeli firm in eye of storm
World

Pegasus spyware did not target French president Emmanuel Macron, says Israeli firm in eye of storm

The comments came as Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urged Israel to suspend exports of the spying technology after heads of state -- including Macron -- featured on a list of alleged targets selected for potential surveillance