Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicPhone tapping

Topic: Phone tapping

ED arrests ex-Mumbai Police chief Sanjay Pandey in NSE phone tapping case

The retired 1986-batch IPS officer was taken into custody by the federal probe agency after more than seven hours of questioning in the case.

ED gets remand of Chitra Ramkrishna till 22 July in NSE phone tapping case

Ramkrishna, former MD & CEO of National Stock Exchange, has been accused of money laundering connected with alleged illegal phone tapping and snooping of employees of the stock exchange.

Why Fadnavis, who claimed to have 6.3GB of tapped phone calls, was questioned for ‘data leak’

After Mumbai Police Cyber Cell quizzed him, 'star witness' Fadnavis alleged questions were such as to determine if he could be made an accused or co-accused.

Pegasus snooping a form of cyber-terrorism, says ex-RSS ideologue Govindacharya, moves SC

In 2019, too, Govindacharya filed a petition in Supreme Court seeking an inquiry into alleged use of Pegasus spyware to tap phones of Indians through WhatsApp.

Only 15% Indians know about Pegasus. But once aware, their distrust of Modi govt grows

Prashnam's 12-state survey shows a general lack of awareness. But among those who know what Pegasus is, a greater percentage say Modi government snoops on ordinary citizens.

Use landline for work, texts over calls, be polite: Uddhav govt’s new mobile phone rules

The rules come amid allegations that the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP govt tapped phones as well as revelations of alleged snooping by the Pegasus Project. 

Is my phone at risk? How the Pegasus spyware works

It is in the very nature of spyware to remain undetected on a device. That said, there are mechanisms to show whether your device has been compromised.

MVA claims mischief in Maharashtra phone tapping saga, but BJP slams reading of law

MVA claims a network of brokers in an alleged transfer racket could have been probed using regular methods. But IPS officer Rashmi Shukla’s ex-colleagues describe her as conscientious.

MHA asks Rajasthan Chief Secretary for report on phone tapping allegations

Rajasthan Police's Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered a case in connection with two audio clips about an alleged conspiracy to topple Ashok Gehlot's government.

Cannot disclose information on permissions given to agencies for phone tapping: MHA

In a response to an RTI query, the Ministry of Home Affairs invoked three exemption clauses from the RTI Act to withhold the information without giving any reasons.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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