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Kanpur IG Mohit Agarwal briefing the media on 24 July

UP govt suspends 4 policemen for laxity in Kanpur lab technician kidnapping-murder case

The four suspended included an Additional SP and a Circle Officer. Police said 27-year-old S Yadav, who was kidnapped last month, was killed within a week of being held captive.
Kanpur's wanted criminal Vikas Dubey | ThePrint

Seeing Vikas Dubey as ‘Robin Hood of Brahmins’ distorts true picture of caste, crime, politics

Indians’ fantasy wrongly turned Vikas Dubey into a UP don who could overturn the government if arrested.
Gangster Vikas Dubey, wanted in connection with the Kanpur ambush arrested in Ujjain | Twitter

Vikas Dubey put Kanpur on the map, but many in city hadn’t even heard of him until shootout

Vikas Dubey only controlled Chaubeypur, a tiny kasba with a population of just 4,000. And yet, he will now be remembered as 'Kanpur don'.
A file photo of BJP leader Uma Bharti. | Photo: ANI

Uma Bharti questions MP CM Chouhan after Vikas Dubey ‘encounter’, praises Yogi govt

BJP leader Uma Bharti questioned the Madhya Pradesh govt over how Dubey reached Ujjain, among others. A BJP leader says this doesn’t reflect well.
Police personnel at the residence of criminal Vikas Dubey, after an encounter in Bikaru village where 8 police personnel lost their lives | PTI

3 policemen suspended on charges of laxity in connection with Kanpur attack

An FIR would also be lodged against the policemen and they would face further action if their involvement is proved during the course of inquiry.
Police personnel at the residence of criminal Vikas Dubey, after an encounter in Bikaru village where 8 police personnel lost their lives | PTI

Call from police station tipped off Vikas Dubey hours before raid, aide tells probe officers

Eight policemen were killed and seven others were injured when they had gone to arrest wanted criminal Vikas Dubey in Kanpur on Thursday.
Kanpur's wanted criminal Vikas Dubey | ThePrint

Vikas Dubey, a criminal for police but ‘dabang neta’ with clout in all parties for villagers

Dubey is the prime accused in the murder of 8 policemen in Kanpur. But residents of his village say he always helped the poor and had good rapport with local cops.
The earth-mover that blocked the police's entry to Vikas Dubey's house in Kanpur | Prashant Srivastava | ThePrint

Earth-mover, armed men on roofs: How Kanpur’s wanted criminal set up ambush to kill 8 cops

Eight policemen were killed when they had gone to arrest history-sheeter Vivek Dubey, who is now absconding. CM Adityanath announced Rs 1 crore relief for the affected families.
The state-run girls' shelter in Kanpur has been sealed after 57 Covid cases were discovered | Photo: Prashant Srivastava | ThePrint

171 girls shared 100 beds at Kanpur shelter home where 57 were Covid-positive, 7 pregnant

As opposition parties demand high-level probe, Kanpur administration insists the 7 girls found pregnant were all child abuse victims lodged at the shelter.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
The Reserve Bank of India | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Banks have not a signed a single agreement for RBI’s debt recast scheme for high value loans

Tepid response to the debt recast scheme is being seen because there is lack of awareness and reluctance by banks, say bankers.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.