Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: IPS

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.

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.

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.

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'.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘Dabang’ IPS officer from Rajasthan alleges harassment by both Congress and BJP govts

IPS officer Pankaj Choudhary, transferred by the Congress government recently, says both parties target him as he does not side with either of them.

How Narendra Modi’s BJP has surrendered to Muhammad Ali Jinnah

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

On Camera


PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.