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Supreme Courts Stays Justice Lokur Commitee's Probe On Pegasus Snooping Allegations

Dec 17, 2021 PTI

The Supreme Court observed, despite the assurance of the West Bengal government that the Lokur panel would not proceed with the inquiry, the commission has commenced its work.

Spyware Similar To Pegasus Found In Phones Of Egyptian Dissidents

Dec 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

One piece of malware recently found on an iPhone belonging to Ayman Nour, a dissident and 2005 Egyptian presidential candidate who subsequently spent three years in jail, originated with the increasingly embattled NSO Group of Israel.

Those 'Directly Affected' By Pegasus Row To Soon Depose Before WB Govt-Formed Panel

Deposition of persons claiming to be "directly affected" by alleged phone-tapping using Pegasus software will commence from December 13 before a two-man commission of inquiry set up by the Mamata Banerjee government, one of its constituents Justice (retd) Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya said on Thursday.

Amoral 21st Century Mercenary: Apple Sues Pegasus Maker NSO Group

Nov 24, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Apple said in a complaint filed in federal court in California that NSO Group's spyware, called Pegasus, had been used to attack a small number of Apple customers worldwide.

Hungary Admits To Using NSO Group's Pegasus Spyware

A lawmaker from Hungary's ruling party has acknowledged the Interior Ministry bought and used Pegasus spy software. While he said no laws were broken, minutes of a parliamentary meeting are classified until 2050.

28 October, 2021

‘Don’t Want To Get Into India’s Domestic Matters’: Israel’s New Ambassador To India On Pegasus Row

Seema Guha

Naor Gilon, new Israeli ambassador to India statement comes day after the Supreme Court announced the setting up of an expert panel to look into the Pegasus spy ware case.

28 October, 2021

SC’s Pegasus Order Gives Tremendous Credibility To Investigative Journalism: Dushyant Dave

Preetha Nair

Senior Supreme Court lawyer and former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association Dushyant Dave spoke to Outlook about the SC order to set up an expert committee to look into the snooping scandal using Israeli firm NSO's spyware Pegasus.

27 October, 2021

Pegasus Probe | SC Appoints Expert Committee To Investigate, Says 'Important To Protect Right To Privacy'

Outlook Web Desk

A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli said the three-member committee will be headed by former apex court judge RV Raveendran.

27 October, 2021

Pegasus Row: SC To Pronounce Its Verdict On Pleas Seeking Independent Probe Today

Outlook Web Desk

A Supreme Court bench had previously said it only wanted to know whether or not the Centre used the Pegasus spyware through illegal methods to allegedly snoop on citizens.

23 September, 2021

Congress Welcomes SC Observation To Set Up Expert Committee Over Pegasus Row

Outlook Web Desk

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’.

23 September, 2021

SC To Announce Its Decision On Pegasus Snooping Row Next Week

Outlook Web Desk

The Supreme Court said the decision on the pleas into the Pegasus snooping row will be announced next week.


13 September, 2021

Pegasus Row: Centre Tells SC Matter Is Not For 'Public Discussion', Refuses To File Detailed Affidavit

Outlook Web Desk

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.

12 September, 2021

SC To Hear Pleas Seeking Independent Probe Into Pegasus Snooping Case

Outlook Web Desk

The pleas before the Supreme Court demand an independent probe into the alleged snooping on certain people in the country involving Israeli spyware Pegasus.

07 September, 2021

Pegasus Row: SC Allows More Time To Centre, Fixes Pleas For Hearing On September 13

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

23 August, 2021

Parliament Can Follow ‘UK And Canada’ Model To Avoid Disruptions: PRS Legislative

Preetha Nair

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.

11 August, 2021

Stormy Monsoon Session Comes To Abrupt End As Lok Sabha Adjourned Sine Die

Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the House when the adjournment happened.

05 August, 2021

Govt Has Committed A Crime Against Me, Alleges Journalist As He Moves SC

Astha Savyasachi

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.


03 August, 2021

Opposition Leaders Attend Breakfast Meet Hosted By Rahul Gandhi To Discuss Pegasus Row

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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