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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.
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‘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.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah | PTI

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.
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Nation mourns Madhukar Shetty, IPS officer who checked illegal mining, helped the poor

IPS officer Madhukar Shetty died of lung- and heart-related complications in Hyderabad Saturday.

Why Niti Aayog’s suggestion to cut IAS, IPS entry age limit is unlikely to make headway

NITI Aayog wants age limit for general IAS-IPS aspirants reduced to 27. In 2016, Baswan panel wanted age limit cut to 26 years, but Modi govt has been sitting on it.
A sadhu walks along a road as police and RAF personnel keep vigil, on the anniversary of Babri mosque demolition, in Ayodhya

Ram Mandir to Maharashtra cop video: IPS officer’s guide to fighting caste & religious bias

The behaviour of lower rank police officers often depends on the attitudes and biases of the higher level IPS officers.
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah receives a bouquet from former IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi in New Delhi | Atul Yadav/PTI

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.
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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.
PM Narendra Modi during the Police Commemoration Day | PTI Photo/Atul Yadav

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.
Sanjiv Bhatt

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.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?