Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicAlok Verma

Topic: Alok Verma

MHA recommends action against former CBI chief Alok Verma for ‘misusing official position’

The action may include forfeiture of Verma's pension and retirement benefits. During his stint in the CBI, he was engaged in a bitter fight with Rakesh Asthana over corruption charges.

Court pulls up CBI for ‘dragging feet’ in probe against its ex-directors in corruption case

Special Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal asked the CBI to explain the alleged role of its ex-Director Alok Verma in stalling or not allowing investigations to end during his tenure.

Former CBI special director Rakesh Asthana, RAW chief given clean chit in bribery case

The other key accused in the case, middleman Manoj Prasad, has been named in the charge-sheet. Another alleged middleman Somesh Prasad will be investigated.

Controversial ex-CBI officer Rakesh Asthana is top contender for Delhi Police chief post

Other contenders for post of Delhi Police commissioner are Puducherry DGP Balaji Srivastava and ADG (Training) in CRPF S.N. Srivastava.

On CBI director’s appointment, Congress leader Kharge’s dissent has backing of law

Critics may attribute Mallikarjun Kharge’s dissent to partisan reasons, but his stand on selection of R.K. Shukla as CBI director has backing of Supreme Court and law.

Mallikarjun Kharge’s dissents have given political colour to CBI head appointment: Jaitley

The only thing constant in the high powered committee, which deals with the CBI director’s appointment and transfer, is the Kharge dissent.

Supreme Court wants Modi govt to appoint a regular CBI director immediately

A two-judge bench said it was 'averse' to the arrangement of an interim CBI Director and sought to know why the Centre hasn't made any appointment yet.

From Ayodhya title dispute to CBI row, when Supreme Court judges refused to hear a case

In majority of recusals, SC judges have not given reasons but in instances where they have, they range from conflict of interest to personal issues.

No decision on new CBI chief as PM-led selection panel meeting remains inconclusive

Selection panel to meet next week and take a final call. Opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge asks for more information on candidates.

CBI officer who probed Asthana says he’s being ‘victimised’, moves SC against transfer

CBI special director A.K. Bassi accuses interim director Rao of representing ‘elements in CBI who did not want free and fair probe’ against Rakesh Asthana. 

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Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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