Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: DGP

Why the appointment of DGPs has become a tussle between states & UPSC since 2006

In 2006, SC had passed a judgment saying state DGP should be appointed by state govts and UPSC. But since then, states have been trying to avoid involving the UPSC.

Bengal govt moves SC on DGP appointment, says UPSC has no jurisdiction or expertise in it

Wednesday's application comes day after Mamata govt nominated an acting DGP for the state, amid tussle between Bengal and UPSC over the selection of new top cop.

Supreme Court takes suo motu cognizance of alleged killing of judge in Dhanbad

The top court has sought a status report within a week from Jharkhand's Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police on the investigation, into the incident.

Election Commission orders removal of Virendra as Bengal police chief ahead of state polls

Election Commission appoints P Nirajnayan as West Bengal DGP with immediate effect, directs state chief secretary that Virendra not be given any post that relates to poll conduct.

20 TDP, BJP workers among accused over temple attacks, says Andhra Pradesh DGP

TDP and BJP criticised the DGP over his latest claims and said Sawang should shun his khaki uniform and instead don the ruling YSR Congress scarf.

Acting Bihar DGP SK Singhal named full-time replacement for Gupteshwar Pandey

Singhal, a 1988 batch IPS officer, has been the acting DGP since Pandey took voluntary retirement in September to join politics.

Madhya Pradesh DGP relieved of duties after video of him assaulting wife goes viral

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said action will be taken against those who hold responsible position, but indulge in illegal activities and take law into their hands.

CM Mamata and Governor Dhankhar in another spat, this time over his note to Bengal DGP

Governor Dhankhar called state 'home to illegal bomb making’ and summoned the DGP, but Mamata says the demand is ‘unlawful, unwarranted and unconstitutional’.

Bihar DGP, part of Sushant Singh Rajput probe, takes voluntary retirement, may contest polls

Gupteshwar Pandey had taken premature retirement to contest the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, but was later denied the opportunity as his VRS application was not accepted.

Plea in SC against Jharkhand govt’s appointment of DGP for ‘violating’ fixed tenure orders

The petitioner said he is aggrieved by the violation of the top court's order with regards to appointment of MV Rao as acting DGP by JMM-led govt 'to satisfy their political interest'.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.