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Pegasus spyware temporarily blocked for some clients to check misuse, says NSO employee

According to NPR report, NSO employee says the Israeli firm is investigating some of its govt clients amid reports of the spyware being misused.
Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram | Swapan Mahapatra/PTI

Only Indian govt ‘unconcerned’ about Pegasus snooping allegations, says Chidambaram

Reacting to reports of French President Macron looking into the spying allegations, Chidambaram questioned govt if Indian govt is unconcerned because it's fully aware of the snooping.
Pedestrians wearing protective masks stand along a near-deserted road during a lockdown in Sydney on 29 June 2021

Covid-19 pandemic: Australia still lukewarm to AstraZeneca, Israel brings back restrictions

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.
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Israel to review allegations of misuse & licensing process of Pegasus amid snooping scandal

Lawmaker Ram Ben-Barak informed that Israel has set up a committee to review the issue, noting if Pegasus was 'misused or sold' to irresponsible bodies then it needs to be checked.

Pegasus spyware scandal worse than Watergate, people should protest against it, says Mamata

The West Bengal CM said it was PM Modi's duty to make a statement when such a 'big scandal' occurs instead trying to gag the voice of Dainik Bhaskar over its reportage.
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Pegasus: Global media calls out NSO, seeks robust oversight of ‘unrestrained’ spyware industry

Several editorials across the world called out the NSO Group and its clients for using Pegasus spyware. They also called for greater transparency in private spyware industry.
(From left) Muzammil Jaleel, Rohini Singh, Siddharth Varadarajan and Prashant Jha | Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur

Pegasus: Phones of 40 journalists from Indian Express, Hindu, HT & Wire tapped, says report

According to reports, phones of two serving union ministers, three opposition leaders, one constitutional authority, current and former heads of security organisations were also allegedly bugged using the Israel spy software Pegasus.
People sit at outdoor dining tables set up outside a restaurant at Covent Garden in London, on 11 May 2021

Covid pandemic — UK to ease restrictions, Israel sees drop in Pfizer vaccine efficacy rate

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.
A file photo of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his former aide Sayed Z. Bukhari (right). | Photo: Twitter/@sayedzbukhari

Imran’s ex-aide dismisses reports of covert Israel trip, slams ‘imaginative Pakistani source’

Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari, who served as a special assistant to PM Imran Khan until May, denied that he had secretly visited Israel last November to meet senior govt officials.
File photo of Benjamin Netanyahu Photographer | Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images via Bloomberg

It wasn’t just politics that led to Netanyahu’s ouster

The purpose of Netanyahu’s assault on the pillars of Israeli democracy was simple: for him to remain in power and stay out of jail.

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File photo of health workers at a makeshift Covid-19 quarantine facility set up in New Delhi | Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Why the pandemic’s invisible deaths needs to be counted

A better grasp of the toll is vital to assess the precise, real-world impact of vaccines and other preventative measures, or to understand just how lethal variants have been.
Several fraudulent withdrawals were made from the MEA employees' GPF accounts | Bloomberg

Centre’s fiscal deficit stood at 18.2% of budget estimate for FY22 at end of June

In absolute terms, the fiscal deficit was at Rs 2,74,245 crore. For the current financial year, the government expects the fiscal deficit at 6.8% of GDP or Rs 15,06,812 crore.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

12th India-China Corps Commander talks tomorrow, focus on ‘low-hanging fruits’ Gogra, Hot Springs

The India-China talks are expected to bring progress to the disengagement process in Gogra and Hot Springs, which was agreed upon by both sides last year.
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Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.