Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: IPS

More & more IAS & IPS officers are retiring early to join politics – just before elections

While many ex-bureaucrats & diplomats have succeeded in politics before, this phenomenon of joining parties just before elections has grown in recent times.

Hasan Gafoor, Mumbai’s top cop who took the rap for ‘shoddy police response’ to 26/11

IPS officer Hasan Gafoor was Mumbai commissioner during the 2008 attacks. He was pulled up by a probe panel for not overtly showing leadership at the time.

Modi has been fixated with IPS officers and that’s hurt him badly

As the Alok Verma-Rakesh Asthana war in CBI continues to rage, a look at Narendra Modi’s past encounters with top police officers.

How a 22-year-old drug bust case has returned to haunt Modi critic & former IPS officer

Former Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt had claimed then CM Narendra Modi was complicit in the 2002 communal riots.

IPS officer who probed Sohrabuddin fake encounter case seeks voluntary retirement

Rajnish Rai was behind the investigation in Gujarat; officer had recently exposed fake encounters in Assam.

Kerala electricity board workers photo being shared on social media is actually from 2016

Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt shared a tweet about KSEB workers from his verified account Tuesday claiming it's 5 days old.

Why I wrote a letter requesting punishment for IAS officers who file false complaints

We must find an administrative remedy, rather than a judicial one, to address the rising number of wrongful accusations in the bureaucracy.

Gadkari’s Goa surprise leaves ministry juniors high and dry

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

With civil-services revamp, enduring friendships at ‘Happy Valley’ will turn into competition

If the proposal comes through, scores awarded by the training academy will now be on par with those given by the UPSC, a constitutional body.

Cancer, frustration may have pushed Mumbai top-cop Himanshu Roy to commit suicide

The 54-year-old IPS officer was battling cancer, it is suspected that he took the extreme step due to frustration.

On Camera


News anchors Rahul Shiv Shankar, Arnab Goswami, Sweta Singh, Bhupendra Chaubey and Navika Kumar | Arindam Mukherjee/ThePrint

Why do anchors have all the fun? Because it’s prime time on Indian news TV

If only all reporters were given more respect and airtime, we would be looking forward to switching on our TV sets at the end of the day.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.