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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 | 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,...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justice AK Sikri

Give us back our staid, old & boring Supreme Court, dear Lordships

If SC introspects, it will see how its dabbling with CBI has been self-destructive. So bad the blame has now shifted from Modi govt to judiciary.
alok verma

How the lack of ‘dharma’ caused the CBI crisis

It started long before Narendra Modi took office.

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An aircraft operated by Jet Airways India Ltd. | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

A bailout for Jet Airways will fill Indian skies with zombie airlines

Air India is the original zombie, infected by a govt bailout. If Jet is bailed out, then the next firm will need one too & the infection will spread.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

No room for jihadi outfits and culture in Pakistan, says PM Imran Khan

With global pressures mounting on Pakistan to combat terror, PM Khan said his country was committed to eradicating culture of jihadism & terrorism.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?