Monday, 27 June, 2022
TopicBasant Rath

Topic: Basant Rath

J&K’s ‘Singham’ IPS officer Basant Rath resigns, may join ‘noble profession’ of politics

The suspended IPS officer made headlines often for the wrong reasons, but enjoyed a huge fan base in J&K because of his unorthodox but effective style of policing.

IPS vs IPS online spat takes serious turn, IG Rath files police complaint against J&K DGP

Basant Rath has told the police he’s not asking them to file an FIR, but to note that if something happens to him, it’s on DGP Dilbag Singh.

Basant Rath, unorthodox cop & darling of J&K’s netizens, shunted out after spat with mayor

IG (Traffic) Basant Rath called new Srinagar mayor Junaid Azim Mattu a ‘cabbage’ on Twitter, and was soon transferred by the J&K governor.

‘They give me free publicity’: J&K traffic chief Basant Rath undeterred by controversies

Since taking charge, the IPS officer has won many fans, and also been warned by the DGP for his unconventional approach & ‘strange activities’.

On Camera

YourTurn

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G7 ban on new Russian gold imports ‘largely symbolic’, may not have major impact

The US, UK, Japan and Canada plan to announce the ban during the G7 summit that started Sunday in Germany. Flows have already been restricted by previous sanctions.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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