Articles about Pegasus

Will pass order without Centre's affidavit: SC reserves Pegasus judgment

13 Sep 2021

Will pass order without Centre's affidavit: SC reserves Pegasus judgment

The Supreme Court Monday reserved interim orders on a batch of petitions in the Pegasus surveillance case.

Pegasus case: Supreme Court adjourns hearing till September 13

07 Sep 2021

Pegasus case: Supreme Court adjourns hearing till September 13

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on a plea seeking an investigation into the Pegasus surveillance scandal.

Supreme Court to pass comprehensive order on Pegasus next week

25 Aug 2021

Supreme Court to pass comprehensive order on Pegasus next week

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will pass a comprehensive order on the Pegasus surveillance scandal next week.

Pegasus: SC refuses stay on West Bengal government's inquiry panel

18 Aug 2021

Pegasus: SC refuses stay on West Bengal government's inquiry panel

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused a stay on the notification issued by the West Bengal government regarding the constitution of an inquiry commission to probe the alleged Pegasus snooping scandal.

Pegasus: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre

17 Aug 2021

Pegasus: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre on a batch of petitions seeking a probe into the alleged Pegasus snooping scandal.

Pegasus row: Centre to set up probe committee; denies allegations

16 Aug 2021

Pegasus row: Centre to set up probe committee; denies allegations

In an affidavit submitted before the Supreme Court, the Centre has "unequivocally" denied allegations that the government used military-grade spyware Pegasus to hack the phones of journalists, lawyers, and activists.

Pegasus: Supreme Court asks petitioners to avoid social media debates

10 Aug 2021

Pegasus: Supreme Court asks petitioners to avoid social media debates

The Supreme Court of India today asked those seeking a probe into the Pegasus scandal to avoid participating in "parallel debates" on social media.

Pegasus row: Defence Ministry says 'no transaction' with spyware maker

09 Aug 2021

Pegasus row: Defence Ministry says 'no transaction' with spyware maker

The Union Ministry of Defence today said that it has done "no transaction" with NSO Group, the Israeli company which is at the center of a controversy involving its Pegasus spyware program.

Parliament: Opposition leaders meet; key bills to be moved today

09 Aug 2021

Parliament: Opposition leaders meet; key bills to be moved today

The ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament, which has been marred by Opposition protests, enters its final week today.

'Listen to us': Opposition to Modi before Parliament Session concludes

08 Aug 2021

'Listen to us': Opposition to Modi before Parliament Session concludes

Just one week before the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament concludes, the Opposition said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should attend the proceedings and listen to their demands.

Parliament adjourned; Opposition leaders join farmers' protest at Jantar Mantar

06 Aug 2021

Parliament adjourned; Opposition leaders join farmers' protest at Jantar Mantar

Both the Houses of the Parliament were adjourned early for the day amid constant sloganeering by Opposition parties, a trend that has continued for the past two weeks.

Pegasus case: Snooping allegations serious if true, says Supreme Court

05 Aug 2021

Pegasus case: Snooping allegations serious if true, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that the allegations emerging in the Pegasus snooping scandal are serious if they are correct.

Editors Guild of India approaches SC seeking probe into Pegasus

03 Aug 2021

Editors Guild of India approaches SC seeking probe into Pegasus

The Editors Guild of India (EGI) on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court, seeking a probe into alleged surveillance mounted on Indian citizens by using the Pegasus spyware.

Parliament protests: PM Modi says Opposition insulting democracy, Constitution

03 Aug 2021

Parliament protests: PM Modi says Opposition insulting democracy, Constitution

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday fired a fresh salvo at the Opposition for not allowing the Parliament to function.

Rahul Gandhi, Opposition leaders cycle to Parliament protesting fuel prices

03 Aug 2021

Rahul Gandhi, Opposition leaders cycle to Parliament protesting fuel prices

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi today led a breakfast meeting of Opposition leaders to discuss a joint strategy against the central government in the Parliament.

BJP ally Nitish Kumar demands probe into Pegasus scandal

02 Aug 2021

BJP ally Nitish Kumar demands probe into Pegasus scandal

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday backed the Opposition's demand for a probe into the alleged Pegasus snooping scandal.

Rahul Gandhi to host Opposition leaders over Pegasus row tomorrow

02 Aug 2021

Rahul Gandhi to host Opposition leaders over Pegasus row tomorrow

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is set to host members from 14 Opposition parties to discuss a collective strategy against the government over the Pegasus spyware controversy.

Pegasus row: Rs. 133 crore loss from 'non-functioning' of Parliament

01 Aug 2021

Pegasus row: Rs. 133 crore loss from 'non-functioning' of Parliament

As the Opposition's continued protests over the Pegasus snooping scandal have stalled the functioning of Parliament, reports said the impasse is causing massive loss to the public exchequer.

Union Minister calls Pegasus scandal 'non-issue'; says Opposition's behavior 'unfortunate'

30 Jul 2021

Union Minister calls Pegasus scandal 'non-issue'; says Opposition's behavior 'unfortunate'

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi Friday said the Pegasus spyware controversy was a "non-issue" and the government will only discuss issues related to people.

Amid Pegasus row, LS rushes 5 bills in 44 mins

31 Jul 2021

Amid Pegasus row, LS rushes 5 bills in 44 mins

The Monsoon Session of Parliament has seen repeated disruptions amid protests by the Opposition over the Pegasus spyware controversy.

SC to hear plea seeking probe into Pegasus next week

30 Jul 2021

SC to hear plea seeking probe into Pegasus next week

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the petition filed by journalists N Ram and Sashi Kumar seeking a probe into the Pegasus snooping scandal.

Pegasus: IT panel meeting postponed; BJP member demands Tharoor's removal

28 Jul 2021

Pegasus: IT panel meeting postponed; BJP member demands Tharoor's removal

A meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Information and Technology was put off on Wednesday due to a lack of quorum as panel members from the Bharatiya Janata Party refused to sign attendance.

Modi inserted Pegasus in phones; hit democracy's soul: Rahul Gandhi

28 Jul 2021

Modi inserted Pegasus in phones; hit democracy's soul: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday fired a fresh salvo at the Narendra Modi government over the Pegasus scandal.

Journalists N Ram, Sashi Kumar move SC over Pegasus scandal

27 Jul 2021

Journalists N Ram, Sashi Kumar move SC over Pegasus scandal

Senior journalists N Ram and Sashi Kumar have approached the Supreme Court seeking an independent investigation into the alleged Pegasus snooping scandal.

PM Modi asks MPs to expose Opposition over Parliament ruckus

27 Jul 2021

PM Modi asks MPs to expose Opposition over Parliament ruckus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today attacked the Congress and other Opposition parties for not allowing the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament to function.

Mamata Banerjee sets up inquiry panel to probe Pegasus scandal

26 Jul 2021

Mamata Banerjee sets up inquiry panel to probe Pegasus scandal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday ordered a formal investigation into the Pegasus snooping scandal in the state.

Former BSF chief, Arvind Kejriwal's aide feature on Pegasus list

26 Jul 2021

Former BSF chief, Arvind Kejriwal's aide feature on Pegasus list

The former chief of the Border Security Force (BSF), a senior Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer, a retired Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) officer, and two former Army officials were among potential targets for surveillance through the Pegasus spyware, The Wire reported on Monday.

Here's what Amnesty really said about the Pegasus controversy

23 Jul 2021

Here's what Amnesty really said about the Pegasus controversy

Global human rights group Amnesty International said in an official statement that it fully stands by the findings of the Pegasus Project.

Shashi Tharoor rules out JPC probe on Pegasus scandal

22 Jul 2021

Shashi Tharoor rules out JPC probe on Pegasus scandal

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has ruled out the possibility of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the alleged Pegasus scandal.

Pegasus: Amnesty says never claimed leaked numbers were actually hacked

22 Jul 2021

Pegasus: Amnesty says never claimed leaked numbers were actually hacked

Human rights group Amnesty International said in a fresh statement that it never claimed the controversial list of phone numbers leaked over the weekend were actually spied on using the Pegasus spyware.

Pegasus row: Shiv Sena demands Parliamentary probe; blames Centre

21 Jul 2021

Pegasus row: Shiv Sena demands Parliamentary probe; blames Centre

The Shiv Sena on Wednesday slammed the central government over the Pegasus scandal, saying that such an attack couldn't have happened without the Centre's approval.

Pegasus row: Parliamentary panel to question Centre on July 28

21 Jul 2021

Pegasus row: Parliamentary panel to question Centre on July 28

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary Committee on Information and Technology (IT) will take up the Pegasus scandal for inquiry on July 28.

Congress government in Karnataka fell due to Pegasus, says party

21 Jul 2021

Congress government in Karnataka fell due to Pegasus, says party

The phone numbers of those linked to the former Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress government in Karnataka were reportedly surveilled at the time when the coalition government crumbled in 2019.

Congress, Akali Dal to skip PM's all-party meet on COVID-19

20 Jul 2021

Congress, Akali Dal to skip PM's all-party meet on COVID-19

The Congress party and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) have said they will not attend the central government's all-party meeting on its COVID-19 management this evening.

PM Modi asks BJP leaders to counter Opposition on COVID-19

20 Jul 2021

PM Modi asks BJP leaders to counter Opposition on COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed the Opposition, saying it is "spreading lies" and politicizing the coronavirus pandemic.

Pegasus row: Both Parliament Houses adjourned as Opposition protests

20 Jul 2021

Pegasus row: Both Parliament Houses adjourned as Opposition protests

Both the Houses of the Parliament were adjourned minutes after proceedings began today, as the Opposition continued to raise slogans and protest against the Pegasus scandal, that unfolded over the weekend.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What's Pegasus spyware and how does it spread?

20 Jul 2021

#NewsBytesExplainer: What's Pegasus spyware and how does it spread?

Recent reports suggest that the smartphones of over 40 Indian journalists from established media houses have been compromised by the Pegasus spyware.

Governments need to hold NSO's spyware Pegasus accountable: WhatsApp CEO

19 Jul 2021

Governments need to hold NSO's spyware Pegasus accountable: WhatsApp CEO

WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart on Sunday criticized the controversial spyware Pegasus for its alleged role in breaching the privacy of individuals by hacking their mobile phones across the globe.

'Attempt to malign our democracy': IT Minister on Pegasus controversy

19 Jul 2021

'Attempt to malign our democracy': IT Minister on Pegasus controversy

Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Union Minister for Information Technology, today said in the Parliament that the "Pegasus Project" is an attempt to malign our democracy and its institutions.

Phones of politicians, journalists reportedly hacked; Indian government denies involvement

19 Jul 2021

Phones of politicians, journalists reportedly hacked; Indian government denies involvement

India is committed to safeguarding the right to privacy of all its citizens, the central government said late on Sunday, responding to reports that mobile numbers of hundreds of Indians were hacked using a spyware.