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Rakesh Asthana | PTI

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.
Rakesh Asthana

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.
File photo of newly appointed CBI director Rishi Kumar Shukla | PTI

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.
Arun Jaitley

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 | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

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.
Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

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.
File image of the CBI headquarters

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.
File photo of A K Bassi outside CBI headquaters | PTI

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. 
Rakesh Asthana

Nirav Modi sleuth among 4 CBI officers removed by Modi govt

Modi government Thursday removed four officers, including Rakesh Asthana, from CBI amid an unprecedented churn in the probe agency.
Rakesh Asthana | PTI

After Alok Verma, Modi govt now removes Rakesh Asthana & 3 top CBI officers

Decision to curtail tenure of these four officers was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by PM Modi. New Delhi: A week after the high-level committee (HLC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi shunted out CBI director Alok Verma from his post, the government Thursday curtailed the tenure of his controversial deputy, Rakesh Asthana, and three other officers with immediate effect. Apart from Asthana, who was under the scanner ever since the CBI under Verma booked him on corruption charges, the other officers who have been unceremoniously removed are Joint Director Arun Kumar Sharma, a Gujarat-cadre IPS officer, DIG Manish Kumar Sinha, an Andhra Pradesh-cadre IPS officer and Superintendent of Police Jayant J. Naiknavare, a Maharashtra-cadre IPS officer. According to the order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, the decision to curtail the tenure of these four officers was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet,...

On Camera

In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

The Modi magnifier

This is the first Indian election where a politician is winning by not promising governance, but simply seeking a vote against Musharraf, the Muslims and the Italian church.
PM Narendra Modi | ANI

If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

Defence

Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.