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Gupteshwar Pandey — the real-life ‘Dabangg IPS’ from Bihar social media just discovered

A video of Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey has gone viral in which he has lambasted community support for criminals like Vikas Dubey. But he's not new to headlines.
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MHA suspends IPS officer Basant Rath for ‘misconduct’, days after complaint against J&K DGP

IPS officer Basant Rath had been involved in a nasty social media row with the DGP that culminated in a police complaint by the former.
A file photo of a CRPF trooper in Jammu and Kashmir. | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

CRPF officer booked for ‘making fake RSS Twitter handle, using it for IPS parity campaign’

The CRPF officer has denied allegations of impersonation. The controversy comes amid a longstanding campaign among CAPFs to seek parity with IPS officers.
(L-R) IAS officers Tuhin Kanta Pandey, Ajay Kumar, Pallavi Jain Govil, J. Vijaykumar and Hareet Shukla | ThePrint Team

On Covid fight frontline, at least 30 IAS and IPS officers have tested positive since April

Government employees say the infections have hit work but add that exposure is in the nature of IAS and IPS officers' duty. 
Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood with Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa after taking charge this February | File image | ANI

Covid is war, policemen who die fighting it deserve martyr status: Karnataka DGP Sood

In an exclusive interview, Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood tells ThePrint the Covid-19 pandemic has seen police assume roles 'they had never imagined'.
Representational image | Police personnel walk past a message that reads 'Please Protect Yourself And Others' at Marine Drive, during Covid pandemic | PTI

Covid is India’s big chance to fix police – from blunt force instrument to civilian service

Outdated policing techniques such as coercion and suppression won’t work in post-Covid India. Police-public relationship needs to change.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

IPS Abhinav Kumar’s allegations baseless. CAPF cadre officers fighting an existential battle

The unyielding stubbornness of the IPS officers leading CAPFs towards addressing genuine grievances of cadre officers has forced them to approach the courts.
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8 top CRPF officers transferred overnight, cadre accuses IPS brass of ‘foul play’

MHA calls the transfers 'routine activity' while an IPS officer in CRPF says the orders, issued in February, have been implemented now since the situation is better.
A view of Delhi's Central Vista

Don’t destroy heritage: 60 ex-IAS, IPS officers urge PM Modi to scrap Central Vista project

In open letter to PM Modi, over 60 retired IAS & IPS officers have said Central Vista plan is against basic tenets of Delhi Master Plan that stipulates no new offices should be built in New Delhi.
Representational image of CRPF personnel | ANI

New twist in tussle as CRPF withdraws cooks, drivers posted with retired IPS officers

CRPF cites Covid-19 but also points out 2016 MHA order that said retired IPS officers cannot retain staff after a month of leaving posts.

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Representational image of digital payment | Samyukta Lakshmi/Bloomberg

Coronavirus succeeds where demonetisation failed as Indians dump cash for digital payments

Value of UPI transactions reached all-time high June as people feared handling banknotes amid the pandemic. Electronic fund transfers have also rebounded.

Defence

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Indian Army to order second batch of 72,000 Sig 716 assault rifles from US

The new rifles will replace the existing Indian Small Arms System (Insas) rifles used by the forces and manufactured locally by the Ordnance Factories Board.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.