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IPS officer Charu Sinha | Photo credit: CRPF

Charu Sinha, 1st woman IPS officer to serve as CRPF IG Srinagar, breaks barriers for men too

A 1996-batch IPS officer, Charu Sinha was deputed with CRPF in 2018. Her career has seen her tackle Naxalism, factional feuds & what appeared to be a mental health crisis in CRPF.
File photo of Uttarakhand BJP MLA Pranav Singh Champion

MLA Pranav Singh Champion — lover of guns, expensive liquor & perfume who’s back in BJP

Uttarakhand MLA Pranav Singh Champion was suspended by BJP last year because of multiple instances of ‘indiscipline’, including dancing with guns.
Former IPS officer Annamalai Kuppuswamy joined the BJP in Delhi Tuesday | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

‘Singham’ Annamalai — the IPS officer, engineer & MBA who studied Islam to fight terror

Annamalai Kuppuswamy, a 2011-batch IPS officer of the Karnataka cadre, joined BJP in Delhi Tuesday. He says he's a big fan of the PM and BJP is the only party that inspires him.
Sabrina Singh with husband Mike Smith | Twitter: @sabrinasingh24

Sabrina Singh, Kamala Harris’s press secretary who has worked on 2 US presidential campaigns

Sabrina Singh is the first person of Indian origin to be appointed as press secretary to US vice-presidential nominee of a major political party.
YouTube screengrab of Protima Bedi

Protima Bedi — the model, dancer and ‘sanyasin’ who lived by her own rules

In her short life, Protima Bedi had a successful career, first as a model and then Odissi dancer. She refused to be put in a box, and made a name as a bold, feminist icon.
The BJP MLA from Telangana Raja Naval Singh Lodh | Twitter: Raja Singh

Why should I apologise? Have right to opinion, says BJP MLA in WSJ-Facebook controversy

Raja Singh says he has nothing to apologise for, insists that Facebook did act against him & asserts that the social media platform is neutral. 
Mohammad Rafi | Photo: Commons

‘Tum mujhe yun bhula na paaoge’ — remembering Mohammad Rafi 40 years after his death

Legendary singer Mohammad Rafi passed away on 31 July 1980, but to music lovers, his versatility and wide range remain unmatched even now.
Mathematician C.S. Seshadri | Photo: Wikipedia

CS Seshadri, Padma Bhushan and Chennai Mathematical Institute founder, passes away at 88

Seshadri was a leader in algebraic geometry, and was associated with a number of top mathematical institutes around the world, including University of Paris, Harvard University.
File photo of Gupteshwar Pandey | Facebook

How Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey made CBI probe in Sushant case a personal victory

It may be rare for an IPS officer to have the ability to hog the limelight in the midst of a political-cum-Bollywood spectacle, Gupteshwar Pandey is a police officer like no other.
British Communist and writer Philip Spratt died in 1971 in what was then Madras | Image: Wikipedia | ThePrint Team

Philip Spratt, the late British Communist at the centre of Ram Guha’s tweet controversy

Ramachandra Guha had tweeted a 1939 quote by Spratt that drew criticism from Finance Minister Sitharaman, Gujarat CM Rupani and Congress leader Ahmed Patel.

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A participant at the 'Love World Peace Parade' in Berlin on 21 September

Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.
Mukesh Ambani | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg

Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.


Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?