Kisan start sit-in against farm laws at Jantar Mantar

Kisan start sit-in against farm laws at Jantar Mantar

Friday, 23 July 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

After braving harsh winters, scorching sun, and torrential rain for eight months, a group of 200 farmers, wearing identification badges and carrying flags of their unions, travelled to Jantar Mantar from their Singhu border protest site in four buses with a police escort on Thursday for a sit-in protest against...

Guj HC grants gift of motherhood to wife of critical Covid patient

Guj HC grants gift of motherhood to wife of critical Covid patient

Thursday, 22 July 2021 | PNS | Ahmedabad

The extent of human suffering brought on by the pandemic is immeasurable and there are many personal tragedies unfolding across the world. One such story is that of a young Gujarati couple. The husband who was suffering from multi-organ failure after getting the Covid infection and was on a life...

Tharoor-led panel on data security to meet soon

Thursday, 22 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Amid a full-blown political battle over revelations that Opposition leaders, Union Ministers, journalists, and many others were potential targets of snooping by Israeli company NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware, a Parliamentary Committee headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor will hold a meeting on July 28 on the subject of ‘citizens’ data...

Centre nixed bid to probe O2 shortage deaths: Sisodia

Thursday, 22 July 2021 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said thousands of people lost their lives due to shortage of oxygen during the second wave of the pandemic in the national Capital and the Centre rejected the proposal of the Delhi Government to form a panel to investigate the deaths. Addressing the media,...

‘No State sent data on toll due to dearth of O2’

Thursday, 22 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

In the backdrop of the controversy over the Centre’s reply in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday that no death had occurred on account of oxygen shortage in the country, the BJP on Wednesday sought to defend the Government’s conclusion saying “no State sent any data about patients dying due to...

Israeli inter-ministerial team, NSO to probe Pegasus affair

Thursday, 22 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Israel has set up a senior inter-ministerial team to “look into” proliferating allegations that spyware sold by a Israeli cyber firm has been abused on a global scale, news agency Reuters said on Wednesday quoting an Israeli source. In another interesting development on Wednesday, NSO, the developer of spyware Pegasus said...

CGD: Fatalities 10 times more than Govt figures

Thursday, 22 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

The number of excess deaths in India during the Covid-19 pandemic could be as high as 49 lakh (4.9 million). A report titled ‘Three new estimates of India’s all-cause excess mortality during the Covid-19 pandemic’, said India’s coronavirus death toll is ten times higher than the actual figure reported by...

Six officials of Monsanto on snooping list: Report

Six officials of Monsanto on snooping list: Report

Thursday, 22 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Names of ULFA, AASU leaders also crop up in tapping scandal More names have tumbled out from Pegasus snoop gate of those who may have been victims of telephone tapping between 2018 and 2019.  As per the reports, the phone numbers of six senior officials from Mahyco Monsanto Biotech (India) Pvt....

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