Tharoor-led panel on data security to meet soon

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...

Bezos has a blast in space with young and old alike

Bezos has a blast in space with young and old alike

Wednesday, 21 July 2021 | AP | Van Horn (US)

Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company’s first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft. The Amazon founder was accompanied by a hand-picked group: His brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands and an 82-year-old aviation...

Speculation rife about Yogi Cabinet expansion

Wednesday, 21 July 2021 | Biswajeet Banerjee | Lucknow

After two senior BJP leaders from Uttar Pradesh (UP) were summoned to Delhi, speculation is rife about a possible expansion in the Yogi Adityanath-led Government ahead of the 2022 State Assembly polls. UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh and organisation general secretary Sunil Bansal went to Delhi on Monday evening to...

SC terms Kerala Govt’s relaxations for Bakrid ‘wholly uncalled for’

SC terms Kerala Govt’s relaxations for Bakrid ‘wholly uncalled for’

Wednesday, 21 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Tuesday termed “wholly uncalled for” the Kerala Government’s relaxations for Eid-al-Adha (Bakrid) in areas with a high Covid-19 positivity rate and said giving in to pressure from traders discloses a “sorry state of affairs”. Pressure groups of all kinds, religious or otherwise, cannot in any manner interfere...

PM on Covid fight: All Govts must work as team

PM on Covid fight: All Govts must work as team

Wednesday, 21 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Rise above politics, Modi says as Cong skips all-party meet With some Opposition parties, including the Congress, skipping an all-party meeting on the Covid-19 management, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for the Centre and States to work together as a team and rise above politics to combat the pandemic. Speaking...

Global tender for six desi submarines worth Rs 50K cr floated

Global tender for six desi submarines worth Rs 50K cr floated

Wednesday, 21 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

In a major boost to indigenisation, the Government on Tuesday floated a global tender for the construction of six submarines in the country.  These submarines will be built under the Strategic Partnership (SP) model wherein Indian manufacturers will tie up with foreign builders for production here.  The deal is worth...

French prosecutors open probe in snoopgate

Wednesday, 21 July 2021 | PNS | Paris

Prosecutors in Paris said Tuesday that they had opened a probe into allegations that Moroccan Intelligence services used the Israeli surveillance software Pegasus to spy on several French journalists. The investigation will examine 10 different charges, including whether there was a breach of personal privacy, fraudulent access to personal electronic devices,...

K’taka netas were spied upon

K’taka netas were spied upon

Wednesday, 21 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Pegasus snooped just before JD(S) Govt fell: Report The third part of the Pegasus telephone snooping report released on Tuesday showed that ahead of the toppling of the Congress-JD(S) Government in Karnataka, telephones of several important leaders of the ruling alliance and their staffers were under surveillance. These include the likes...

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