Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicDelhi Police commissioner

Topic: Delhi Police commissioner

HC seeks Modi govt, Asthana’s stand on plea against his appointment as Delhi Police chief

Opposing the PIL, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Central govt, said the petition before the Delhi HC seemed to be a copy-paste of the one pending in the apex court.

SC asks HC to decide on plea against Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as Delhi Police chief

The top court gave Delhi High Court two weeks to decide on plea challenging Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Asthana's appointment on 27 July that came four days before his superannuation.

HC informed about plea filed in SC against Asthana’s appointment as Delhi Police chief

Advocate Prashant Bhushan made the submission in response to the high court's 18 August query on whether any other plea over Asthana's appointment is pending before any court.

NGO moves SC against Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as Delhi Police chief

The petition, moved by advocate Prashant Bhushan, also urged the apex court to set aside the Centre’s order to extend Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana’s service period.

Plea against appointment of Delhi Police chief Asthana to be heard after being numbered: SC

A contempt plea was filed against PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for appointing Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Police chief in alleged violation of a judgment by the Supreme Court.

Former CBI special director Rakesh Asthana takes charge as Delhi Police Commissioner

Asthana's appointment is one of the few instances when an IPS officer outside of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory cadre has been made the Delhi Police chief.

Delhi L-G grants police chief powers to detain under NSA as Independence Day approaches

Considered a routine practice carried out around this time annually, the move also comes amid ongoing farmers' protest at Jantar Mantar. Order to be in effect till 18 October 2021.

Crossed rivers, travelled amid Covid restrictions — Delhi cop recalls how she traced 76 kids

Delhi Police Constable Seema Dhaka, who got an 'out-of-turn' promotion for her achievement, recounts rescuing children who suffered from drug abuse, were abducted or abused.

9 ex-IPS officers ask Delhi top cop for re-investigation of all riots cases ‘without bias’

The letter says that investigations and challans submitted by the Delhi Police with respect to the February riots were 'partisan and politically motivated'.

Delhi Police opens 6 wellness centres with Ayurveda, tele-counselling services for personnel

An MoU has been signed with the Ministry of AYUSH for Ayurvedic doctors at the centres, which also have outdoor gymnasiums.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

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.