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Economic Times | 20 May, 2022 | 11:22AM IST

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Technical Committee has sought some time. We direct technical committee to expedite examination of mobile devices receivedpreferably in 4 weeks and send report to overseeing judge. List sometime in July.

First aspect is the suspected malware etc. Second aspect is of Amendment of existing laws of surveillance, cyber security etc. First part is done by the committee. Second is by judge and other 2 experts. So a comprehensive report will come.

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In past few days, we have seen that attempts are being made to spark controversies on the basis of languages. BJP sees a reflection of Indian culture in every regional language & considers them worth worshipping. We have given importance to every regional language in NEP

PM Modi

Supreme Court to hear the Pegasus case today

Some political parties keep looking for small incidents of tensions to inject poison for their selfish interests

– PM Modi

PM Modi asks BJP to launch campaign to ensure no poor, eligible beneficiary left out of govt’s welfare measures

Sidhu road rage case

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s lawyer senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi seeks a week’s time for his client to surrender citing some “medical conditions”. SC asks Singhvi to move a proper application and mention it before the CJI bench.

New French government to be announced on Friday

NDA govt will be completing 8 years in power this month. These years have been that of servicing the nation, working for the welfare of the poor & the middle class along with ensuring social justice and security & strengthening women’s empowerment

PM Modi

Fitch downgrades Sri Lanka to “restrictive default”

Rescue operation underway at Jammu tunnel collapse site

The collapse occurred at Khooni Nala on Jammu–Srinagar National Highway in the Makerkote area of Ramban. Locals gathered in the area demand fast action as 10 labourers are feared trapped under the debris.

We are setting the aim for the next 25 years, it’s the time for the BJP to set the targets for the next 25 years along with consistently working for the people of India to fulfil their aspirations along with wading through all the challenges

– PM Modi

Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw visits Integral Coach Factory, Chennai to witness the manufacturing of Vande Bharat train coaches

Heavy rain continued to pound Karnataka

Rains have triggered the fear of landslides in the coastal district. The death toll in rain-related incidents rose to nine in the state.

PM Modi addresses BJP national office bearers meeting in Jaipur via video conferencing

Delhi | PM Modi addresses BJP national office bearers meeting, which is happening in Jaipur in Rajasthan, via video… https://t.co/3xqh3nw3S2

— ANI (@ANI) 1653021411000

BJP President JP Nadda attends the party’s National Executive Meeting in Jaipur

Rajasthan | BJP President JP Nadda attends the party's National Executive Meeting in Jaipur https://t.co/36jZ9ol5VB

— ANI MP/CG/Rajasthan (@ANI_MP_CG_RJ) 1653021147000

SP leader Azam Khan released from prison

Sensex rises over 1,000 points

Domestic stocks recovered on Friday from a selloff in the previous session. US stocks settled lower in overnight trade but investors were unfazed.

A part of an under-construction tunnel collapses on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

It occurred in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. 13 labourers were trapped, three of whom have been rescued, officials said.

Single day rise of 2,259 new COVID-19 infections in India

Protests by RJD leaders and workers against ongoing CBI raids at various places connected to Lalu Yadav

CBI is conducting raids in connection with a fresh case relating to the alleged ‘land for railway job scam’.

Rupee inches 7 paise higher to 77.46 against US dollar in early trade

Rahul Gandhi on Assam floods

Lakhs of people are affected by severe flooding in Assam. I urge Congress workers and leaders to continue extending… https://t.co/qzVxwBclFS

— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1653019325000

Blinken accuses Russia of using food as a weapon in Ukraine

Elon Musk on recent attacks on him

The attacks against me should be viewed through a political lens – this is their standard (despicable) playbook – b… https://t.co/EARrCy0CV8

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1653017312000

Modi to join meeting of BJP national office bearers at 10 AM today

At 10 AM, will be joining the meeting of @BJP4India national office bearers. I will also be sharing my thoughts during the programme.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1653018157000

Sensex surges over 900 points in early trade, Nifty trading at over 16,100

Karnataka: Holiday has been declared in all schools and colleges across Dharwad district today, due to continuous rainfall in the region

Russia offers to export 25 million tonnes of grain from August 1

Russia can offer 25 million tonnes of grain for export via the port of Novorossiysk starting from August 1 and until the end of this year, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said, speaking at UN Security Council meeting on conflicts and food security.

Chinese build ‘second bridge’ along Pangong

The Indian government said it is monitoring the situation along Pangong Tso, where the Chinese side has reportedly built a ‘second bridge’.

Uttar Pradesh: Azam Khan released from jail

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan released from Sitapur district jail, in a case of cheating relating to Kotwali PS in Rampur

CBI registers fresh case against Lalu Prasad Yadav

The CBI has registered a fresh case against former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on the charge of taking land from aspirants in return for jobs in the railway. The probe agency has started searches at 17 locations in Delhi and Bihar.

Navjot Singh Sidhu to surrender in Patiala court today

Former Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu will surrender before a local court in Patiala on Friday in a 1988 road rage case, in which the Supreme Court imposed a one-year jail term on him.

Australia reports probable case of monkeypox infection

Australian authorities on Friday said they had identified a probable case of monkeypox in a recently returned traveller to Europe, with confirmatory testing underway.

China Covid update

China reported 1,183 new coronavirus cases on May 19, of which 193 were symptomatic and 990 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said. That compares with 1,082 new cases a day earlier, consisting of 212 symptomatic and 870 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately.

China cuts mortgage reference rate for second time this year

  • China cut its benchmark reference rate for mortgages by a bigger-than-expected margin at its May fixing, a second reduction this year, as Beijing is keen to revive credit demand to prop up the economy.


  • The five-year loan prime rate (LPR) was lowered by 15 basis points to 4.45% from 4.60%, while the one-year LPR was unchanged at 3.70%.

Two cases of monkeypox confirmed in Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada said on Thursday two cases of monkeypox have been detected in the province of Quebec, the first confirmed cases in Canada.

Tripura heavy rainfall

Tripura CM Manik Saha visited the waterlogged routes & affected areas in Agartala following the heavy downpour yest… https://t.co/aS9xm3xaq8

— ANI (@ANI) 1653008326000

Cannes Film Festival 2022

Anurag Thakur & former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan attend the premiere of the latter’s biographical film ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ directed by R Madhavan. Music maestro AR Rahman was also present at the event

Export bans

36 countries including US urge UN members to keep food markets open, avoid export bans

Gujarat: Surat’s diamond industry witnesses an impact amid Russia-Ukraine conflict

Every month raw material of around 1.75 lakh carat was imported into Surat via Russia; no raw material availability now: Dinesh Navadia, Regional Chairman, Gems &Jewellery Export Promotion Council

World’s most expensive car: Sotheby’s

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz was auctioned off earlier this month for a whopping 135 million euros ($143 million), making it the world’s most expensive car ever sold, Sotheby’s said.