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BN Yugandhar, ex-IAS officer and Satya Nadella’s father, had little patience for red-tapism

B.N. Yugandhar was a top bureaucrat in the Narasimha Rao govt and a Planning Commission member in 2004-09. He died Friday at the age of 82.
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BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde tells IAS officer ‘to go to Pakistan’ for resigning from service

Hegde said Sasikanth Senthil's resignation from the Karnataka IAS was an act of arrogance, and called for the govt to take action against him.
IAS officer Kashish Mittal | YouTube

Now, IAS officer posted in NITI Aayog quits over transfer to northeast

An AGMUT-cadre officer, Kashish Mittal quit after he was transferred to Arunachal Pradesh. His resignation is the fourth among IAS officers in recent weeks.
S Sasikanth Senthil | Twitter: ANI Photo

Karnataka IAS officer quits, says democracy being compromised, can’t be business as usual

Dakshina Kannada district deputy commissioner S. Sasikanth Senthil submits resignation, says ‘unethical to continue as civil servant’.
Police personnel block the road near the residences of former CMs Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar

‘Disillusioned’ after J&K crisis, IAS officer quits service. Gets trolled as anti-national

G. Kannan, a 2012-batch officer, was lauded for his flood relief efforts in Kerala last year. He said his resignation was ‘an appeal to his own conscience’.
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Delhi HC orders Bihar govt to pay Rs 5 lakh to IAS officer it ‘harassed’, orders his transfer

HC says Bihar govt caused “immense humiliation and harassment” to Dr Jitendra Gupta, a 2013-batch IAS officer, who took on the 'traffic mafia'.
Haryana's new chief secretary, Keshni Anand Arora | ANI Photos

New Haryana chief secy comes from ‘IAS family’ — the third of her sisters to hold the post

Keshni Anand Arora will serve as Haryana chief secretary for over a year, following in the footsteps of her sisters Meenakshi and Urvashi.
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Top J&K IAS officer in home secretary race as Modi govt seeks Kashmir hand for post

B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, credited with leading a crackdown on Maoists during an earlier stint in Chhattisgarh, is likely to be the next home secretary.
IAS officer Nidhi Choudhari | Twitter

Mumbai IAS officer shunted out for Godse tweet known to be ‘a daredevil, is outspoken’

The IAS officer, moved out of BMC, has been highlighting her old tweets idolising Gandhi to drive home the point that the Godse tweet was in sarcasm.
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IAS officer Dilip Kumar appointed OSD to become the first bureaucrat in Lokpal

He has been appointed for a period of six months on additional charge basis or till a new incumbent joins the post.

On Camera

A doctor wearing protective gear at Guwahati Medical College Hospital | Pitamber Newar | ANI

Dear Indians, don’t clap for doctors battling Covid-19 if you don’t want them as neighbours

Banging utensils to thank doctors is hypocritical if landlords are forcefully evicting them due to paranoia that they might spread Covid-19.

How is Modi’s BJP different from the one founded by Advani-Vajpayee 40 years ago?

Forty years ago, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani founded BJP. Today it's led by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, who have won two general elections with full majority.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

5 Special Forces men, 5 terrorists: How a deadly hand-to-hand fight at the LoC unfolded

Five commandos of the elite 4 Para were killed in action after they eliminated 5 terrorists from Pakistan in close combat in J&K’s Keran sector.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.