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Arup Patnaik(left), Aparajita Sarangi(centre) and S.R. Darapuri (right)

Yogi critic, Mumbai ex-top cop — IAS & IPS officers moving to politics this Lok Sabha polls

Lok Sabha elections 2019 has quite a few former IAS and IPS officers turning to politics — some who joined after retirement and others who dumped their careers midway. 
PM Modi meets IFS probationers | YouTube

With just 1,400 diplomats, India’s foreign influence is severely limited

The lack of an adequate number of diplomats is a modern-day crisis, but its origins lie in colonial times.
IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman in Pakistan custody | @OfficialDGISPR/twitter

When Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman spoke to his wife from Pakistan custody

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Security personnel stand guard along a road during restrictions in Downtown Srinagar

IPS officer to take up post at Indian Army HQ to deal with human rights issues

Approved under a plan called 'Reorganisation of the Army headquarters', the move is part of a major restructuring of the armed forces.
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How IPS has become the Indian Political Service

Several recent cases have betrayed the deep politicisation of the IPS, not least the two major showdowns involving CBI — Asthana vs Verma and CBI vs Kolkata Police.
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Modi govt sacks IPS officer, ‘harassed by BJP & Congress’, on adultery charges

Rajasthan cadre IPS officer Pankaj Choudhary says he will take legal help as he is being punished for 'something that has nothing to do with my professional life'.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee | Ravi Choudhary

Mamata Banerjee ‘vindictive & revengeful’ — ex-IPS officer blames Bengal CM in suicide note

Retired IPS officer Gaurav Dutt was reportedly found in a pool of blood, with a slit wrist, at his house in Kolkata Tuesday.
File photo of Gupteshwar Pandey | Facebook

New Bihar DGP was examined by CBI in child abduction case, quit IPS in 2009 to join BJP

IPS officer Gupteshwar Pandey took charge as Bihar director general of police on 31 January this year.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) building, New Delhi

How UPSC proposal to induct IAS candidates for other central jobs could benefit thousands

The UPSC has proposed to the central government that the candidates who fail the civil service exam interview be recruited to other govt jobs.
Punjab Police personnel (representational image) | Kamal Kishore/PTI

Why UPSC is shortlisting IPS officers to become state DGPs

The UPSC is a central body while police is a state subject, but after a Supreme Court order in January, it has to get involved in the selection of DGPs.

On Camera

Industrialisation only hope to eliminate poverty in Africa

African development is key to a stable world. For if it remains underdeveloped, Africa, with its exploding impoverished population, will fall prey to climate disasters and wars.

Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.