The Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Supreme Court observation of setting up a ‘technical committee’ on Pegasus row is a ‘right step in this direction’.
The Supreme Court said the decision on the pleas into the Pegasus snooping row will be announced next week.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that a committee of domain experts will be constituted and its report would be made available to the Supreme Court.
The pleas before the Supreme Court demand an independent probe into the alleged snooping on certain people in the country involving Israeli spyware Pegasus.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana had issued a notice to the Centre on the pleas on August 17, while making it clear that it did not want the government to disclose anything which compromises national security.
Quality discussions in Parliament on key issues require that MPs have adequate time to not only express themselves but also to hear the viewpoints of others, Chakshu Roy, Head of outreach of PRS Legislative Research.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the House when the adjournment happened.
In a conversation with Outlook, Rupesh Singh talks about the Pegasus attack, the story he was pursuing when he was snooped upon, his message to the government and much more.
The meeting comes amid continued standoff between the Opposition and the Centre over the Pegasus snooping issue with the Opposition demanding an SC-led probe.
Gandhi's invite signals a realisation that Congress must take lead in forging Opposition unity at a time when regional satraps like Mamata Banerjee, Sharad Pawar are already gaining momentum.
This is the first time an NDA ally has supported the Opposition’s demand for probe into the Pegasus spyware scandal.
On the Opposition insisting on debating the Pegasus issue, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said they want to waste Parliament's time on ‘fake and fabricated issues that have no identity’
A two-judge bench consisting of Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justice Surya Kant will be hearing the petitions by senior journalists N Ram, Sashi Kumar, and politician John Brittas.
During its nine sittings in the first two weeks, the Upper House could have only 1 hour 38 minutes of Question Hour and only 1 hour 24 minutes for legislative business, officials said
In his letter to the speaker, Tharoor said the action of representatives of three ministries constitutes "breach of parliamentary privilege and contempt of the House".
The move follows raids on NSO offices by Israeli authorities ‘to begin assessing’ allegations of security breach levelled by various international actors against NSO.
Israel Defence Minister Benny Gantz said his country is investigating the Pegasus matter ‘with the utmost seriousness’.
As per anti money laundering investigator, officials from the two previous administrations had spent about USD 300 million in government money to purchase spyware
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