(New Delhi)Cong Demand For Adjournment on call Surveilance Syphoned to Zero Hr :Rajya Sabha
Opposition Congress on Wednesday raised in Rajya Sabha the order of the telecom department seeking huge call data records in cities such as Delhi, saying it was tantamount to converting India into a surveillance state.
Congress Deputy Leader in the Upper House Anand Sharma gave a notice under Rule 267 seeking adjournment of business of the day to discuss the move but Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu converted it into a Zero Hour mention.
Sharma said under the new guidelines framed by the previous UPA government, after clearance from the Home Secretary, officers of the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP) and above alone were authorised to seek such details from telecom operators.
In addition to this, SPs are required to give a mandatory declaration to District Magistrates (DMs) about the CDRs obtained every month.
Responding to the issue, Law and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said with approval and cooperation of telecom operators, CDR had been sought to deal with call drop issue.
“I want to assure that there is no surveillance, no phone tapping, no call recording,” he said, adding there is no invasion of privacy.
(New Delhi)India is Capable to Deal with CAA :Trump
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he discussed the issue of religious freedom with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his comprehensive talks and that the Indian leader wants people to have this freedom. He Refused to Comment on CAA Saying that India is Capable to Deal with it
He also said that talked about his country’s peace deal with the Taliban with Modi, and said that India will like to see it happen.
Addressing a press conference, Trump described Modi as a “terrific” leader and India as a “tremendous country”.
However, when asked if he discussed the violent incidents here during his visit, he said that he didn’t discuss individual attacks with PM Modi and “that is up to India”.
He also said that India is buying a lot of military hardware from the US.
To a question about reports of Russia trying to influence the US presidential poll, he said intelligence agencies never shared such information with him.
(Puducherry) Dr Kiran Bedi Allows Tourists Visit at 18th Centuary’s Raj Niwas During Morning Also
LG Kiran Bedi made the announcement on Thursday, while addressing a team of French tourists visiting the 18th century building housing office cum residence of the Lt Governor.
She noted that tourists including foreigners visited the Union Territory mostly in the mornings.
Bedi told the tourists after registering their views on the Union Territory that in addition to the time allotted for them to visit the imposing and palatial premises during mid day now the building maintained as a heritage structure would be open to visitors in the mornings also.
Tourists and school children from outside Puducherry make a beeline to Raj Nivas, earlier called “Palais du Gouverneur”, every day to have a glimpse of the historic structure.
According to official records, the foundation of Raj Nivas was laid by the then French Governor Dumas in 1735.
(Ahmedabad)Mr Trump Not 70 But One Lakh Indians May Say Namaste
US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi togather will be iAhmedabad on February 24 in 22 Km Long Roadshow
In a recent video, Trump said, “7 million (70 lakh)” people will be there on the roadshow route.Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra on Wednesday said the number of those expected to be present at the roadshow will be “around one lakh”.
Notably, the total population of Ahmedabad is estimated to be around 70 to 80 lakh.
In a tweet a few days back, Nehra estimated the same figure.
“MaruAmdavad says #NamasteTrump #IndiaRoadShow is getting bigger & bigger. More than 1 lakh participants already confirmed for the 22 km roadshow. Great opportunity for #Ahmedabad to present Indian Culture to the World. Keep following @AmdavadAMC for more details,” he said in a tweet on February 16.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had earlier posted a video on his Twitter account, saying the “world’s oldest democracy would meet the world’s largest democracy on February 24” when Trump would address a large gathering at the cricket stadium along with Modi.