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Israeli ministers to look into NSO spyware charges | India News

Israel has set up a senior inter-ministerial team to look into growing allegations that the Pegasus spyware sold by an Israeli cyber firm has been abused in India, France, Mexico, Morocco and Iraq, an Israeli source said on Wednesday. However, the source deemed it “doubtful” that new curbs would be placed on the spyware’s exports. …

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Furore in Rajaya Sabha as opposition, government spar over new minister’s citizenship | India News

There was ruckus in Rajya Sabha on the first day of the monsoon session as TMC and other opposition parties sparred with the government over the issue concerning the nationality of a newly-inducted minister of state in the Centre. Alleging that the minister, who wasn’t named in the House, was a Bangladeshi, TMC MP Sukhendu …

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Stormy start to session: PM Modi unable to introduce new ministers | India News

NEW DELHI: With opposition sloganeering preventing the introduction of newly inducted ministers in the Lok Sabha Monday, PM Modi hit back at BJP’s political rivals, saying certain people are not ready to stomach that a large number of farmers, Dalits, adivasis, women and those from backward castes have been included in his council of ministers. …

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Two Union ministers, Rahul Gandhi, Prashant Kishor on Pegasus list: Report | India News

NEW DELHI: Congress member Rahul Gandhi, former election commissioner Ashok Lavasa, recently-appointed railways, communications and IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and junior Jal Shakti minister Prahlad Patel, along with poll strategist Prashant Kishor and Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee were allegedly targeted for surveillance by Pegasus spyware, web portal The Wire reported on Monday. The names …

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Full text: IT minister’s statement in Lok Sabha on Pegasus report | India News

NEW DELHI: IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Monday dismissed allegations of unauthorised surveillance using Pegasus software in Lok Sabha, saying the report is an attempt to malign Indian democracy. Here’s the full statement:I rise to make a statement on reported use of spyware Pegasus to compromise phone data of some persons. A highly sensational story …

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Oppn creates ruckus in LS, prevents PM from introducing new ministers | India News

NEW DELHI: The Monsoon session of the Lok Sabha began on a stormy note on Monday with the Opposition creating a ruckus and preventing Prime Minister Narendra Modi from introducing his newly-inducted Union ministers to the House. As the disruptions continued despite Speaker Om Birla’s repeated pleas to maintain decorum, the House was adjourned after …

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PM says opposition seems unhappy about inclusion of weaker sections in council of ministers | India News

NEW DELHI: As opposition MPs resorted to slogan shouting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, while introducing the newly inducted ministers on day one of the Monsoon session, hit back at the opposition parties saying it seems that there are parties who are not happy with record number of women, Dalit, adivasis and OBC being …

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Spyware used to snoop on ministers, opposition, journalists, businessmen: Report | India News

NEW DELHI: Spyware Pegasus, which is sold by the NSO Group of Israel, may have been used to conduct surveillance on about 300 Indians, including two serving Cabinet ministers at the Centre, three opposition leaders, a Constitutional authority, government officials, scientists and about 40 journalists, according to French media nonprofit, Forbidden Stories, and Amnesty International. …

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Rajnath Singh briefs former defence ministers on China border situation | India News

NEW DELHI: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held a meeting with former defence ministers AK Antony and Sharad Pawar. The former defence ministers were briefed by chief of defence staff Gen Bipin Rawat and Army chief Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane on the situation along the border with China, news agency ANI reported quoting sources. …

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PM Modi interacts chief ministers of six states on rising Covid situation: Key points | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reviewed the Covid-19 situation with chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Kerala and Maharashtra. This comes three days after PM Modi took stock of the Covid-19 situation with chief ministers of the northeastern states. During the meeting, the Prime Minister expressed concern over the …

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