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Over 75pc specimens sequenced over past 4 weeks had COVID’s Indian variant: WHO

New York, July 22 (KMS): The prevalence of the highly-transmissible Indian variant (Delta) of COVID-19 among specimens sequenced over the past four weeks exceeded 75 per cent in many countries worldwide, including India, China, Russia, Israel and the UK, the WHO has said. In the COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update, the …

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Indian Lok Sabha adjourned as opposition MPs protest over farm laws, Pegasus

New Delhi, July 22 (KMS): The Indian Lok Sabha was adjourned for 45 minutes on Thursday morning after Opposition MPs started protesting against the newly implemented farm laws and the alleged snooping of politicians, activists and journalists among others using the Pegasus spyware. While the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, and …

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Pegasus spyware issue: PIL filed in Indian SC seeks SIT probe

New Delhi, July 22 (KMS): A petition has been filed before the Indian Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the reports of snooping by government agencies using Israeli spyware Pegasus over journalists, activists, politicians and others. The Public Interest Litigation (PIL), filed by …

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Pegasus Row: India fast becoming a spy state

#Modi’sIndiaASurveillanceState Srinagar, July 22 (KMS): As if its failures in coronavirus pandemic were not enough to bog it down, Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) government suffered another imminent blow with the surfacing of a snooping row to what the experts call is an ample proof of India fast becoming …

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Indian troops martyr 42 persons in IIOJK since June

Srinagar, July 22 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), Indian troops have upped the ante against people of Kashmir and in their continued state terrorism martyred 42 persons including two women and a young boy during past two months. According to Kashmir Media Service’s research section, in …

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Farm laws: 200 farmers leave from Singhu border to protest at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi, July 22 (KMS): Two hundred farmers agitating against the Centre’s new agriculture laws left from Singhu border to hold protests at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Thursday. The farmers have decided to hold a “kisan parliament [farmers’ parliament]”, parallel to the ongoing Monsoon Session. The buses ferrying the farmers …

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Editor’s Guild condemns Pegasus snooping, demands independent inquiry

New Delhi, July 22 (KMS): The Editors Guild of India demanded an urgent and independent inquiry into allegations of widespread surveillance on several Indians—a development that comes as the use of Pegasus spyware sent shocks across the country. Among several people in the surveillance list are several journalists and civil …

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Modi wants to establish ‘surveillance state’: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, July 22 (KMS): Latching on to the Pegasus snooping row, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has accused the Narendra Modi Government of trying to establish a “surveillance state” in India. She also asked the Supreme Court to take cognizance of snooping scandal that purportedly targeted politicians, activists, journalists …

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Tribal couple tied to tree, thrashed with sticks in India

  Gujarat, July 22 (KMS): In India, a young tribal couple was abducted and thrashed with sticks in BJP ruled Gujarat state. The abducted couple was tied to a tree, and thrashed with sticks in Chiliyavant village under the Rangpur police station in Chhotaudepur district. The police have arrested nine …

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