Wednesday, 28 September, 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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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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