Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicIntelligence Bureau

Topic: Intelligence Bureau

3 of 4 IPS officers superseded by Tapan Deka as IB director moved out of intelligence agency

Amitabh Ranjan and Manoj Lal have been repatriated to their cadres, while Manoj Yadav has been posted as director general (investigation) in National Human Rights Commission.

4 senior batchmates superseded by Tapan Deka to IB chief post seek ‘respectful rehabilitation’

Like Deka, Anish Dayal Singh, Manoj Yadav, Manoj Lal & Amitabh Ranjan are from the 1988 batch of IPS. They are nominally senior to Tapan Deka.

Tapan Deka appointed new IB director, RAW chief Samant Goel gets one-year extension

Deka, a 1988 batch Himachal Pradesh cadre IPS officer, will succeed incumbent Intelligence Bureau Director Arvind Kumar, whose tenure ends on 30 June.

India shakes the Foreign Hand—Nehru to Modi, PMs have deepened ties with Western spies

Even as Indian governments have warned of the peril from the Foreign Hand, they’ve been warmly shaking hands with it for a while now.

Pegasus scandal shows how lawless India’s ‘lawful interception’ has become

Many democracies understand the need for lawful surveillance against serious crimes. Few provide the executive such sweeping powers like India does.

Manish Tewari moves bill to ‘regulate’ intel snooping, seeks forum for complaints about RAW, IB

Bill seeks to prevent officials of RAW, IB & NTRO from entering any property or ‘interference with any form of communication’ without warrant from designated officer not below secretary rank.

Govt extends tenure of RAW chief Samant Goel, Intelligence Bureau head Arvind Kumar by 1 year

The extensions were announced by an official order and were cleared by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet.

Army, IB, CRPF — India needs culture of accountability to prevent Chhattisgarh, Ladakh repeat

The 1971 war was the finest moment for India’s defence and security establishment — intelligence and accountability saved lives. Now errant officers get promotions.

PIB Fact Check Unit calls IB job notice ‘fake’, then deletes tweet. Agency says ad genuine

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.

PM Modi has now mandated IB to continue talks as Governor ‘created imbroglio’ — NSCN(I-M)

In a statement issued Sunday, Naga insurgent group said Governor R.N. Ravi, who is the interlocutor, had reduced the peace talks to just Nagaland.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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