Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: CBI

SC adjourns hearing on West Bengal’s suit against CBI probe in post poll violence

A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and B.V. Nagarathna noted that the pleadings in the matter are complete & deferred the suit for hearing in the third week of February.

Why CBI has booked Indians for ‘theft, embezzlement’ committed in UAE & Saudi Arabia

Cases registered under special treaty that allows CBI to locally prosecute Indians accused of crimes in Saudi Arabia and UAE — instead of extraditing them.

Parliament passes bills to extend ED, CBI directors’ tenure up to 5 years

The passing of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Bill increased CBI chief's tenure from two to five years while Central Vigilance Commission Bill extended the ED director's term.

‘Continuity, independence’ — why govt has moved bill to increase tenure of CBI & ED chiefs

The bill to amend Delhi Special Police Establishment Act was tabled in Lok Sabha Friday by Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh and is likely to be taken up for debate next week. 

CBI gets permission to prosecute retired Allahabad HC judge in corruption case

The CBI had applied for a go-ahead from the high court to prosecute the former judge Justice SN Shukla in April this year, in accordance with the Prevention of Corruption Act.

CBI’s special director elected to Interpol executive committee after ‘intense’ campaign

CBI Special Director Praveen Sinha defeated other contestants from China, Singapore, Korea and Jordan to become ‘Delegate for Asia’ on Interpol's executive committee.

What is SSC scam? Latest ‘CBI headache’ for Mamata govt despite 3-week relief from HC

An alleged scam around staff appointments in West Bengal schools has become latest instance where Mamata has resisted a CBI probe in matters pertaining to the state.

Child sex racket busted by CBI ‘extends from Pakistan to US, shares videos on social media’

The racket, involving ‘5,000 people across 100 nations’, was allegedly engaged in online distribution of child sexual exploitation material for monetary benefits.

Fainted on hearing gunshot, police tell probe in 2019 Hyderabad rape-murder case ‘encounter’

An SC-appointed panel has deposed witnesses in the 2019 ‘encounter’ of 4 accused in the 'gang rape and murder' of a 27-year-old vet. The probe shows contradictions in statements.

Men who killed Dhanbad judge by hitting him with auto wanted to rob him, CBI probe finds

Additional district judge Uttam Anand died after being hit by an autorickshaw in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, on 28 July. CBI took over the probe from local police in August.

On Camera


How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.