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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,...
Central Vigilance Commissioner K.V. Chowdary has said that corruption in the government has fallen under the Narendra Modi government.

K.V. Chowdary, first IRS officer to serve as CVC, is no stranger to controversy

K.V. Chowdary is said to have been as close to the power centres in UPA as he is in NDA.
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How the lack of ‘dharma’ caused the CBI crisis

It started long before Narendra Modi took office.
Alok Verma at CBI Headquarter, New Delhi | Ravi Choudhary/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

In siding with govt, Supreme Court has lot to answer on Alok Verma’s ouster as CBI chief

The Supreme Court allowed itself to become party to what was essentially a political game of one-upmanship.
File photo of Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge (C) | PTI

This is how Mallikarjun Kharge defended CBI director Alok Verma at selection panel meet

Congress leader calls for Verma’s tenure to be extended and says that even the charges against him that need a probe are not significant.
Arun Jaitley

CVC recommended sending top CBI officers Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana on leave: Arun Jailtey

Finance Minister Jaitley says government will comply with Supreme Court order reinstating CBI director Verma.
Alok Verma

CBI vs CBI: Supreme Court asks Alok Verma to file response quickly to CVC report

The top court also made clear that it will not adjourn the scheduled hearing.
File photo of a logo of CBI | Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

CBI crisis gets bigger after Ajit Doval, Modi minister, CVC and law secretary named by DIG

Sinha's lawyer says 'shocking details' in the plea. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retorts 'nothing shocks us'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint.in

How CBI went from being a caged parrot to a wild vulture

India’s premier anti-corruption agency has defied two decades of reform and become an embarrassment with its bosses calling each other thief.

On Camera

Why Right-wingers and lapsed liberals hate Romila Thapar, the mother of history in India

The dislike for Romila Thapar is embedded in belief that Left-liberal monopoly on scholarship has denied Hindus their rightful place in history.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

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RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.